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Volume 58, Number 9
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, May 1, 1941
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Emphasis Placed On
Balloting At May
Failure to Vote Same
as 'No' in New Soil
Attarent widespread approval ex
ists for forming the proposed new
Heppner Soil Conservation district,
a referendum on which will be held
May 10; but the ail-too -frequent at
titude of "let George do it" when
it comes to voting, may result in de
feat of the project, emphasizes C. D.
Conrad, county agent.
Conrad says that the state statute
under which the district is being
set up provides that failure to vote
is counted the same as a no vote.
At least fifty percent of the land
owners, representing at least 70 per
cent of the land within the proposed
district must vote in favor of or
ganization before it can be accom
plished. Fred Mankin of lone is election
chairman for the entire district, and
polling places in the various divi
sions have been set forth by official
notice from the state soil conserva
tion committee as follows:
Division No. 1. Polling place lo
cated at Heppner, Morrow County,
in the Circuit Court Room of the
Division No. 2. Polling place lo
cated at Lena, Morrow County, in
the School House.
Division No. 3. Polling place lo
cated at Lexington, Morrow County,
in Leach Hall.
Division No. 4. Polling place lo
cated at lone, Morrow County, in
the Legion Hall.
Division No. 5. . Polling place lo
cated at Rhea Creek, Morrow Coun
ty, in the Grange Hall.
Eligible voters will cast ballots
at polling place nearest their resi
dence, and in case anyone may be
absent the day of the referendum he
may make arrangements to cast an
absentee ballot beforehand.
Approximately 691,000 acres of
land in Morrow and Umatilla coun
ties is included in the proposed dis
trict, the purpose of which is to es
tablish proved soil conservation me
thods for protection against erosion
looking to a more permanent agri
culture. Anyone wishing more de
tailed .information is at liberty to
inmiirp at the county agent's office.
Conrad has been busy since the
bv the state committee here
a month ago, compiling a list of the
individual lands and owners coming
within the proposed district.
The official notice states that "ev
ery person, firm and corporation,
state, county or municipality, being
the record owners of or holding
under contract of purchase ten acres
or more of lands lying within the
said territory are eligible to vote and
only such are eligible to vote."
Named; Meet Tuesday
Continuance of the Heppner Ro
deo was voted "unanimously at a pre
liminary organization meeting at the
iriirc! hall 1a.it evening, and Jim Kist-
ner, Lee Beckner, Harlan McCurdy,
Ralph Jackson, Len Gilliam, Eddie
Kenny and C. E. Fisk were named
directors for this, year's show.
Logie Richardson, chairman of the
chamber of commerce rodeo com
mittee, was chairman of the meet
ing. Further organization and set
ting of date for this year'3 show
is expected at next Tuesday eve
ning's chamber meeting, when the
Rodeo directors are expected to be
Occasional showers the last few
days, heaviest of which hit Heppner
last evening, have heightened pros
pects for the heavy stand of new
crop wheat in the county, now go
ing into the head in some sections.
Salem Men Lead Off
Defense Stamp Sale
At Local Postoffice
Salem came to Heppner to pur
chase the first "America on
Guard" defense stamps, accord
ing to Postmaster Cox.
At 9 a. m. this morning, shortly
after start of the sale here, Ralph
H. Mitchell, secretary to Ormond
R. Bean, state public utilities com
missioner, and Stanley Morris, of
ficial reporter for the commission
er, walked into the Heppner post
office to get the first stamps sold
Mitchell announced that he was
making a present of his first "sav
ings card" to his four-months old
grandchild, Richard Putnam Mit
chell, who resides with his parents
at Tacoma, where his father, F.
King Mitchell, is connected with
the KMO radio station,
Morris purchased his stamps for
his own child, Kenneth Earl Mor-
Band Rates 'Superior'
In District Contest
Heproner's bandsters again came
through with flying colors, when,
forty strong, they contested in the
class "C" division of the district con
test at La Grande last Friday. They
were eiven highest rating of sup
erior" in their division, and Miss
Peggy Tamblyn, Heppner s only solo
entry, placed first with her oboe solo.
Harold Buhman, instructor, led
the band's appearance, and they
were accompanied by a large num
ber of parents and friends who fur
nished cars for transportation. Oth
er entries in Heppner s class were
Union, Halfway, Imbler, Burns, Ad
rian and Wasco.
Band Benefit Auction
Drive Starts Monday
Solicitation of articles for the big
community auction, benefitting the
school band uniform fund, will start
next Monday, announces C. D. Con
rad, eeneral chairman. Miss Harriet
Pointer, city drive chairman, has
named her assistants who are being
Conrad has also contacted workers
in districts outside the city, who are
also expected to get into action
shortly. Lists will be made up in
these solicitations of articles to be
placed on the block, and they will
be picked up in time for the big
day, Saturday, May 24.
Draws Many Visitors
Lively session of the northeastern
Oregon annual convention of Chur
ches of Christ started yesterday at
the local church, drawing a large
number of ministers and church
worker from over the district. A
men's banquet was held at the
church last evening, and this eve
ning, at 6, is being staged a youth's
Howard Cole, Oregon City pastor,
is bringing messages on the theme
of the convention, "Christ the An
swer." A male quartet from North
west Christian college is assisting
with the entertainment
Morrow county grangers, all of
whom are invited to be guests of
Lexington grange next Saturday eve
ning, May 3, will be entertained by
a debate between representatives of
the Rhea Creek and Lexington
granges, announces Oral Scott of
the Lexington grange committee. The
subject is aimed to produce consid
erable hilarity while clarifying some
domestic problems. The program will
begin at 8 o'clock, and will be fol
lowed by an old-time dance, pot
luck lunch of sandwiches, cake and
Birth, of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Al
Sather in Portland, Friday, has been
announced here. Mrs. Sather was
the former Delia Ulrich of this city.
City Clean-Up, 8th
To 15th, Urged In
Free Trucking Of
fered as Inducement
for All to Get Busy
"All hands on deck, and make 'er
shine!" That's the orders of the cap
tain for the good ship Heppner fori
the period May 8 to 15, officially
proclaimed as clean-up week by
Mayor J. O. Turner under order
of the common countil.
City dads themselves started the
example which everyone is expected
to follow, when the city force was
put to work with shovels and hoes,
clearing grass and rubbage from
street curbs, ' and hauling it away
in the city pick-up.
Not only as a matter of civic pride,
but for common protection against
fire and health hazards, all citizens
should welcome this opportunity of
common effort toward a cleaner,
more livable city, says Mayor Tur
ner. There should be liberal burn
ing of rubbish heaps, after all waste
material which may be so oblitera
ted is cleaned from yards ot homes,
vacant lots, alleys and streets.
And after the burning, such gar
bage and rubbish as may not be
htimed. mav be placed at street
curbs in proper containers boxes,
sacks or barrels, and it will be haul
ed to the city dump yard without
charffe bv the city vehicles.
Particular emphasis is placed by
the mayor on importance of clearing
basements of waste material and
putting them in good order, as clut
tered basements are known to be
one of the worst offenders from botfl
fire and health angles.
"So. ship ahov! and to work with
a will boys!" There's good work to
be done in putting Heppner in ship
Appear Here May 12
Arrangements to present the Pen
dleton Male chorus at the high
school auditorium Monday evening,
May 12, under the sponsorship of
the Heppner Music Study club were
completed at a special business
meting of the club Tuesday night
at the home of Mrs. Tom Wilson.
The chorus is directed by Ted Roy
of Pendleton. Tickets will be on
sale at Humphreys Drug store.
New officers elected for the com
ing year were Miss Rose Leibbrand,
president; Mrs. Edwin Dick, Jr.,
vice president, and Mrs. Tom Wil
son, secretary-treasurer. Outgoing
officers were Mrs. Jesse Turner,
president; Mrs. Erling Thoen, vice
president, and Miss Marjorie Parker,
The suite, "American in Paris" by
George Gershwin, was played on re
cords for music appreciation.
Dine Next Monday
The annual Mothers' and Daugh
ters' banquet sponsored by the Bus
iness and Professional Womens' club
I will be held Monday, May 5, in the
Christian church parlors at 6:45 p.
m. A varied program has been pre
pared which will include music,
toasts and an out of town speaker,
Elsie Kepler, dean of women and
principal of McLaughlin high school,
A hundred tickets will be sold by
BPW members, with Leta . Humph
reys in charge of the sale at Hum
phreys Drug company. The theme
of the banquet will be "Mothers
and Daughters And Their Respon
sibility to a Democracy."
Mr. and Mrs. Ivar Nelson were
business visitors in the city Tuesday
from the farm in the Gooseberry
Jail Jumper Takes,
Wrecks Don Jones Car
Already faced with two charges,
Ralph Brumfield annexed a third
in short order Saturday afternoon,
when his attempted escape from the
county jail ended in deep misfortune
for Mr. Brumfield.
Brumfield was in the rear court
house yard, getting wood, in usual
fashion when Don Jones parked his
car at the rear parking space. Brum
field jumped in and drove the car
away. Turning up Blackhorse can
yon at the lower end of town, he
sensed another car following, which
he mistook for officers giving chase
School May Fete
to Vie in Track Meet,
Give Musical Event
A full day of activity for Morrow
and after looking back he returned held here tomorrow with staging
his eyes forward to look straight into
the ditch, according to his state
ment to officers. The car was crack
ed up, and Mr. Brumfield made his
way back to town. - He was frustra
ted in an attempt to enter another
car parked near the courthouse, and
just as Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman was
coming down the steps from the
courthouse U few minutes later,
Brumfield was met starting up, ap
parently completely discouraged in
his attempted get away.
Now in addition to charges of
larceny from dwelling and larceny
from warehouse, Brumfield is faced
with theft of auto charge. Judge C.
L. Sweek has been notified and a
hearing is expected within a few
State Road Jobs to
Get Under Way Soon
R. O. Dail of the firm of Dail and
Warren Bros.. Portland contractors,
arrived in Heppner on Tuesday. This
firm has the contract for surfacing
and oiling several miles of the Hepp-ner-Pilot
Rock road and Mr. Dail
reports that work will probably
start the latter part of this week.
Oiline on the Parker-Eight Mile
rnaH is exnected to start soon with
" - i i yry
arrival today of the Babbler Bros, j , ,
of the annual May fete. A grade
school track meet, begining at 9 o'
clock in the morning will be the
first order of the day.
A community picnic lunch at the
county fair grounds at noon will be
featured by serving of "green spot"
and coffee by Lions and chamber of
The afternoon's fetivities com
mence at 1:30, when seventh and
eighth grade girls from tho Heppner
grade school will wind the Maypole
the lawn at the school. They
will be accompanied by the Hepp
ner band, which will play other num
bers at this time. Fifth and sixth
grade girls from Heppner will dance
folk dances on the lawn, also.
Promptly at 2:00 the music pro
gram will begin in the Heppner
The program will begin with the
flag presentation and salute, led by
an honor guard from the Heppner
Camp Fire Girls. The audience will
then sing America.
A band ensemble composed of the
lone and Irrigon bands will play,
and Lexington will present a Horn
pipe. Then the massed primary cho
rus, composed of children in the
first three grades from all over the
county, will sing. They, will be led
by "Miss Mary White of Heppner
crew, reports Charles H. Hughes of
Hermiston. with the state highway
department who is now stationed at
Heppner. He will check the oiling
for the state.
First Parity Checks
Total $16,000, Here
With arrival of $8,000 in checks
Tuesday moming, and a second lot
in similar amount this morning, first
payments were started at the local
argicultural conservation oihee tor
parity payments under compliance
with the AAA program for 1940.
Approximately $130,000 is due far
mers of the county from this source,
and further checks are expected to
continue arriving. Those for whom
checks are received are being noti
fied immediately to obviate neces
sity of those expecting checks call
ing at the office.
DONALD E. DRAKE TO WED
Announcement was made in Port
land this week by Dr. and Mrs.
Robert L. Benson of the engagement
and approaching marriage of their
daughter, Nancy, to Lt. Donald E.
Drake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Drake of this city. The wedding is
planned for May 17. The ceremony
to be read at a late afternoon ser
vice at St. Lawrence's church in
Portland. Mr. Drake, graduate of
Oregon State college and member
of Delta Tau Delta, is now stationed
at Camp Clatsop, but expects trans
fer to Alaska in the near future.
Miss Mary Culp of Irrigon school
will direct the intermediate chorus
for the county. Marlene and Don
ald Dubois of Heppner will do a
buck tap. The seventh and eighth
graders will sing a group of numbers
under the direction of Mr. Frank M.
Janzen of lone school.
Mr. Janzen will also direct the
high school choruses, which will
sing three groups of songs. These
choruses, like the grade school cho
ruses, are composed of students from
all over the county.
Awards for the track meet held in
the moming will be made by Mr.
A. H. Blankendiip, president of the
Morrow county O. S. T. A.
The nrocram will be concluded by
the Heppner school band, which will
play two numbers, and by the aud
ience singing of "He's My Uncle."
Mrs. Eula Barnhouse of lone
school is accompanist for the cho
All choruses sing without previous
mass rehearsal. Each director has
gone around the county to the var
ious schools to lead the students in
their songs in order to eliminate a
group rehearsal on the day of the
festival. This makes it possible to
shorten the day's program.
Members of the committee in
charge of the music festival include,
besides the directors, Mrs. Maude
Kobow, Boardman; Mrs. Juanita
L. Carmichael, Lexington; Miss Mar
guedite Glavey, Eight Mile; Miss
Jean McElhinny, Heppner, and Mrs.
Rachel F. Dick, Heppner, chairman.
LEX PRINCIPAL RESIGNS
Ned Gleason, principal of the Lex
ington schools left today for Spo
kane to accept a position with a
wholesale school supply firm, hav
ington given his resignation to the
board of education. Ivan Amend is
taking over as principal, while Mrs.
Amend is supplying in Mr. Amend's
former teaching position.
C. D. Conrad, county agent, left
for "Pendleton today to attend a
conference of extension and experi
ment station workers for the Colum
bia basin through Friday and Sat-
PAUL BROWN TO PHILIPPINES
Paul C. Brown, who has been
Working as a mechanic here the
past year, has chosen the infantry
corps of the United States urmy for
a three-year enlistment, according
to Sgt. Horace L. Dodd, in charge
of the Pendeton recruiting office.
Brown, who was born in Heppner in
1920, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
P. Brown, local farmer. Young
Brown graduated from Heppner
high school in 1937 and studied civil
engineering three years at Oregon
State college. He leaves for duty in
the Philippine Islands department,
his chosen post.