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Volume 58, Number 5
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, April 3, 1941
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Grazing Til June 1
Mahoney Reports to
Chamber; Work of
New Year Sketched
Uncle Sam will start construction
work on the practice bombing field
in the north end of Morrow county
within a few weeks, but grazing will
be permitted within the 12 mile
square area until June 1. That, in
substance was the report of F. W.
Mahoney, local attorney, before the
chamber of commerce meeting Tu
Mr. Mahoney had that day con
ferred with government officials in
charge of the field and reached the
agreement on behalf of livestock
operators in the area to have the
time for removal of livestock from
the field site deferred until time
for their removal to summer ranges.
The bombing field site area was held
as essential grazing area for a large
number of sheep for which other
feeding grounds at this season would
be difficult to find.
Agreement on behalf of the live
stock men was made coincidental
with issuance to the government of
the taking order from the United
States district court. Under this or
der the government will proceed
immediately with construction of
towers to be used in connection with
the practice bombing, said Mahoney
and it was indicated that after June
1 all livestock would have to be
moved from the area.
The 12 mile square area, lying
north of the base line, will be entire
ly closed, including that portion of
the Ione-Boardman highway that
intersects it, said Mahoney. This
will mean a longer trip for residents
of the north end to reach the county
While "play" bombs, those con
taining but a small amount of pow
der to kick up 'the dust, will proba
bly be used at first, it is expected
that tests will be made with tne
real thing in the course of practices
Mahonev learned, which should dis
courage unwarranted trespassing af
thp nractices start.
It was expected the held would
mainly serve the air bases at Mc
Chord, Spokane and Pendleton.
Oscar "Stub" Jones, educational
adviser at Camp Heppner, CCC, was
a guest at the meeting and extended
invitation to the club members to
attend the open house to be held at
the camp next Saturday. Jones also
gave insight into the nature of the
educational work being carried on
at the camp, mainly vocational, in
which he said the boys are making
Another chamber guest was J. W.
Zornes, logging operator, who en
couraged the club to take part in
helping to formulate laws regulating
logging truck operations that might
be less severe than those now in
B. C. Pinckney, chamber president
read the names of committees for the
new year (given in these columns
last week) and urged renewed ef
fort toward greater accomplishments
in the new year. He emphasized the
need for every business being rep
resented in the chamber that a solid
front might be presented in meeting
all problems vital to Heppner when
President Pinckney also led dis
cussion of projected work for the
new year, and the many suggestions
offered by those present were left
in the hands of the board ot direc-
tors for further investigation before
being presented to the membership
Frank Hensley has resigned his
position as clerk at the McNamer
market and has gone to Hermiston.
Don Bennett is assisting at the local
SETS OPEN HOUSE
Eighth Anniversary Program Set
for Saturday, 1 to 8 p. m., With
Invitation Extended to Public
(Refreshments served throughout
1:30 Volley ball, horseshoes, bad
minton, ping pong and pool.
2:30 Marching band exhibition and
concert by high school band.
3:00 Softball. Heppner High vs. CCC.
4:45 Relay meet, Heppner high vs. J
5:00 Guided tour of camp. Exhibits.
a. SCS equipment and shops.
b. SCS drafting display.
e. National defense carpentry.
f. Amateur radio station.
g. Gas model airplanes.
h. Camp newspaper display.
i. First aid exhibition.
6:00 High shool glee club numbers
6:15 Motion pictures.
By "STUB" JONES, Camp Heppner
CCC Educational Adviser.
Eight years ago this week Presi
dent Roosevelt signed the bill that
created the Civilian Conservation
corps. At that time the bill was
criticized bv adrninistraton oppon
ents as "just another Rooseveltian
experiment" that would soon ex
plode in his face and the taxpayers
would pay the bill.
But. after the passing of the eight
years, the Civilian Conservation
coros is still as active as ever, if not
more so. and the good work that has
been accomplished by this organi-
zation is now an accepted fact. Mil
lions of dollars have been spent
while billions have been saved. The
forests of America alone have ben
efitted to a degree that figures can
not tell, national parks have been
created and improved, soil conser
vation projects have been carried
out efficiently ahd to a degree that
our grandchildren will thank God
for the creation of the CCC, swamps
have been drained, irrigation ditches
built, recreation centers constructed,
and a thousand other things that go
to make up a better America in
which to live. .
But the REAL value of the Civ
ilian Conservation corps cannot be
measured in dollars and cents and
that value is the making of men out
of under-privileged youth. The CCC
is truly a rehabilitation organiza
tion. Hundreds of thousands of Am
erica's youth have been taken off
the strets of practically every city
in the land and every farming com
munity in the nation and enrolled in
a CCC camp. During their stay as
members they have learned the
fundamental principles of Ameri
canism, have been trained in vo
cational lines, and have learned at
least the primary points of discir
pline, courtesy and respect.
And throughout this period of
CCC activity, we here in Heppner
have been fortunate enough to have
a camp located right in our back
yard." Yet, since the camp has been
here for so long, we wonder how
many of us just take it for granted.
How many of us really understand
what the boys are doing for aU. of
us? Each year the CCC camps thru
out the land hold "open house" for
public inspection, and it happens
that Camp Heppner will hold theirs
Saturday. April 5.
The administrative force at the
camp has prepared an elaborate pro
gram for their "open house" and
incorporated in the program are sev
eral parts that include civilians out
side the camp. It will do all of us
good to give their program a close
scrutiny, and then accept the invi
tation for Saturday.
WILLIAM T. CRAIG PASSES
Word was received recently of the
death of William T. Craig, long time
resident of the Lexington section,
the fore part of March at St. Joseph,
Missouri, where he had gone a few
weeks earlier to spend the winter.
Mr. Craig followed farming for many
years in the north Lexington section.
High In District
James Kenny Goes
to State Speaking
Meet; 9 Towns Vie
Heppner with 43 points trailed
The Dalles at 46 for first place in
shop work contests at the district
FFA meet here last Friday, but with
James Kenny copping the first place
speech award for the locals, William
S. Bennett's proteges wound up in
high place. Teams from Redmond,
Dufur, The Dalles, Condon, Arling
ton, Boardman, Pendleton, Helix and
Heppner participated in the various
Shop work contests were conduct
ed in the morning, parliamentary
procedure contest in the afternoon
and public speaking in the evening.
By teams the shop work was rated
as follows: The Dalles 46, Heppner
43, Boardman 18, Condon 17, Pen
dleton 17, Dufur 15 Arlington 7 and
Redmond. Pendleton, Helix and
Heppner placed in that order in the
parliamentary procedure contest.
In speaking James Kenny took
first place for Heppner, Marshall
Myers was second for Pendleton,
Guv Muller placed third for Helix
and Van Rietmann was fourth for
Kennv competed at Portland on
Monday for the state championship,
but failed to place. He was ac-
panied to the city by Mr. Bennett,
Points in shop work were gained
for each town as follows:
Potato judging: Hugh McLaughlin,
Heppner 5, Albert Partlow, Board
man 5, Jimmy Johnson, The Dalles
4, J. Johnson, The Dalles 3, Grant
Wade, Condon 3, Jimmy Barratt,
Wheat grading: Wilbur Harth, The
Dalles 5, Robert Wagenblast,' The
Dalles 4, Jack Russell, Dufur 3,
Verne Lousignant, Dufur 2.
Forging: Bob Miles, Boardman 5,
Garland Potter, Condon 4, Bob
Swick, Heppner 3, Paul Klindt, The
Poultry: Vernon Pratt, The Dalles
5, Ralph Taylor, Heppner 4, Lyle
Maidment, Condon 4, John Richards,
Pendleton 3, Clarence Barker, Pen
Rope work: Lee Campbell, The
Dalles 5, Bill Thomas, The Dalles 4,
Joe J. Farley, Heppner 3, Henry
Krebs, Arlington 2.
Rafter: Bob Maley, Condon 5,
Russell De Moro, Boardman 4, Ha
shell Sharrard. Arlington 3, John
Straughn, Pendleton 2.
Soldernig: Del Cades, The Dalles
5, Ed Hastings, The Dalles 4, How
ard Pettyjohn, Heppner 3, Ted Ek
ker, Boardman 2.
Leather: John Miller, The Dalles
5, Bob Wright, Heppner 4. Howard
Gilliam, Heppner 3, Carnell Olsen,
Electricity: Lyle Maidment, Con
don 5, Ralph Taylor, Heppner 4,
Grant Wade, Condon 3, Don Ford,
Milk testing: Roy Pettyjohn,
Heppner 5, Jim Power, Pendleton 4,
John Lane, Heppner 3, J. Hendrick
son, Pendleton 2.
Demonstrations: Keneth Horner
and Holus Bolton, Dufur 10, Truman
Cross and Leland King, Pendleton 8,
Andy Leisinger and Verne Hutchin
son, Helix 6, Dick Edmondson and
Don Evans, Heppner 4.
Hog calling: Horace HerteL The
Dalles first; James Kenny, Heppner
second, Claude Drake, Heppner
third, Jimmy Powers, Pendleton
Spring Work in
Forest Under Way
Spring work in the lral forest
area is getting under way, an
nounces F. F. Wehmeyer, ranger in
charge. Forest officials C. H. Over
pay, acting supervisor of the Uma
tilla National forest, and John Clou
ston. district grazing examiner, met
with cattlemen's associations in their
annual meetings last week when all
business pertaining to cattle, and
horse grazing in the Heppner dis
trict was discussed.
The Tamarack-Monument asso
ciation meeting was held at Spray,
with Morton Cupper, president, and
Lon Gochenour, secretary, repre
senting the association. The Hard
man association, with Ray Wright,
President, and Walter Wright, sec
retary, met at Heppner. The Lena
association, Dillard French, presi
dent, and Edwin Hughes, secretary,
met at Lena.
Ellis B. Carlson, local administra
tive assistant, has arrived from Spo
kane and has taken charge of spring
maintenance work. He is being as
sisted bv Bert Bleakman. Heppner,
Elmer Hinton of Ukiah, and Max
Buschke of Hardman. They started
April 1 to get things in shape for
the coming fire season.
R. U. Cambers, forest service lum
berman, and Supervisor Overbay
passed through the city yesterday
on their way to Kinzua on business
in connection with sale of forest
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Swales are
recent parents of a baby girl, named
Alicia Jean. The new arrival was
greeted at the home of Mrs. Swales'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark
at lone, on Sunday, March 30.
Pomona Grange to
Meet Saturday at Lex
Morrow Countv Pomona grange
will meet at Lexington grange hall
next Saturday, the 5th. Following
the morning session, lunch will be
served at noon, and the lecturer's
program to which the public is in
vited will begin at 1:30.
Mrs. Chris P. Brown will give a
talk on "Cooperative Democracy"
for Lexington grange. Various
granges will present home econom
ics numbers, and the state home
economics extension song will be
sung in unison by the grange ladies.
There will be a talk by the county
agent, and two motion pictures will
be shown by the state grange co-op.
A business meeting will again be
resumed in the evening and the
fifth degree will be conferred by
Mrs. Isom Named j
New School Clerk
Mrs. Blaine E. Isom was elected
clerk of School District No. 1 at
the special election held in the
council chambers Monday afternoon
to name a successor to Robert A.
Jones, resigned. Mr. Jones has ac
cepted a position as guard at the
U. S. ordnance depot near Hermis
One hundred eighty-six votes, one j
of the largest school elections in
sdme time, marked a lively interest
in the contest. One vote was illegal
as the ballot showed two names.
The remainder of the votes were
cast as follows: Evelyn Isom 66,
Marie Clary 63, W. B. Carlson 21,
Lorene Hirl 12, Marjorie Werner 23.
Public Health Nurse
Here for Month
Miss Helen Ross, public health
nurse of The Dalles, will be in Hepp
ner for a month. She will visit the
different districts in Morrow county
with the local county nurse, Lucille
Many inquires have been made
in reffard to the office hours of the
! local nurse, in answer to which Miss
Vale gives the hours at which she
may be contacted at her office in the
court house as follows: Tuesday af
ternoons from 2 to 5, Saturday mor
ning 8:30 to 12. Any other day, ex
cept Sunday, 4 to 5 in the after
noon. Phone number is 792.
Good, Bad Bills
Intermingle in Work
ler Tells Lions of
The so-called "wire-haired" bills.
representing bad legislation, were
preponderant among the 900-odd
bills presented for consideration of
the reoemt state legislative session,
in the opinion of E. Harvey Miller,
local representative, as told to the
Monday Lions luncheon.
"It was impossible to weed them
all out," said Miller, "but in spite
of that some good legislation was
Representative Miller cited Gov
ernor Sprague's estimate that the
new forestry bills passed, 15 in all,
merit. tf iustifv
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the entire expense of the session.
Mr. Miller served on the committee
that turned thes bills out, and he
believed them to be forward-looking
in the preservation of the state's
forests, one of its major assets.
Mr. Miller sketched but briefly
the various legislation, leaving it to
the record to justify the session's
Bccomplishments. As a neophyte in
the lawmaking game, he said he
was impressed by the cross-section
of interests represented in the leg
islative body, covering many pro
fessions, businesses and trades, each
f which had some special interest
legislation. He said he soon discov
ered it a difficult matter for anyone
to enter the legislature and carry
out a determination to consider all
legislation strictly upon its merits.
Shortly after the session convened
a pressure began to be felt, the
pressure of organized lobbies for
legislation desired by the various
state departments and others well
organized and informed in the man
ner of obtaining laws desired.
Mr. Miller did not criticize the
departments for originating legisla
tion in which they were, interested,
for he considered that these depart
ments should be informed best on
the things affecting their operation.
Naturally it is impossible tor one
person to completely analyze the
many bills and issues that arise in
the short legislative term, said Mr.
Miller, and he found that the judg
ment of others had to be trusted in
many instances. When occasion de
manded he sought out those whose
judgment he respected and whom
he knew to be honest, and took
their word. In the latter days of
the session, he said, a group of
house members, including himself,
had special meetings each night and
those best informed spoke on the
bills to be considered on the next
dav's calendar. In that manner, he
believed they helped each other in
weeding out much of the wire
haired" legislation and helped to
speed passage of some of the better
bills. He believed that had this sys
tem been adopted at the beginning
of the session, the entire record
would have been improved and the
session would have been consider
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hall left the
first of the week for Portland to
visit at the home of their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Three Selectees to
Report on April 8th
Three more Morrow county selec
tees are summoned for service in
April, with request to report to the
local board at Heppner, at 4 p. m.,
April 8, whereupon they will be
sent to an induction station of the
United States army at Portland.
Of the three Harold Poescu, a
volunteer, has been transferred to
Chicago Board No. 105 for induc
tion, and Edward Leroy Hunt has
been transferred to' Multnomah
County Board No. 2 for induction.
Hunt is also a volunteer. The third
selectee, to report locally, is Samuel
Agustus Steers of Hardman.