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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Volume 58, Number 28
District Given OK
By State Committee
Election Found Fav
orable and Two
Heppner Soil Conservation dis
trict, on which referendum was held
August 30, will be organized. Offi
cial notice from ths State Soil Con
servation committee, appearing in
another column, was received to
that effect last week.
Canvass of the vote showed 358
votes representing 513,788.309 acres
cast in favor of the organization, and
8 votes representing 21,502.900 cast
against the organization.
The total vote was 366 represent
ing 535,291.269 acres.
Vote on supervisors named by
voters of the district gave large ma
jorities to Orian Wright, Edwin
Hughes and O. W. Cutsforth whose
names appeared on the ballot. Two
other supervisors, John Wightman
and Henry Peterson, received offi
cial notice this week of their ap
pointment by the state committee.
The notice reads: "These results
show that the majority of the land
owners voted more than 60 percent
of the acreage in favor of the crea
tion of the proposed district. The
State Soil Conservation committee,
after due consideration, has deter
mined that the proposed district is
administratively practicable and
feasible and is taking the necessary
steps to complete the organization
of the Heppner Soil Conservation
Miss Anne Mauris
To Start Health Work
Miss Anne Mauris, newly appoint
ed Morrow County Public Health
nurse, will begin work here Sep
Under her guidance the Heppner
unit of the American Legion auxil
iary will sponsor a child health con
ference for pre-school children. Dr.
Belz, pediatrician of maternal and
child health of the Oregon State
Board of Health will be here for
the conference, to be held on Fri
day. September 19. Anyone wish
ing an appointment should contact
Mrs. Harold Cohn.
Morrow County Group Backs Defense Sayings Plan
When members of the Oregon State Defense Savings council visited Heppner recently to organize the Mor
row County Defense Savings council they were met by the group of local people pictured above. Palmer
Hoyt. state chairman, to the front left, stood with the group. P. W. Mahoney, county chairman is sitting next
to Hoyt, and beside him is Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers. Others, left to right, are Ralph Jackson, J. Logie Richardson,
J. V. Crawford and Judge Bert Johnson, all members of the county defense savings council.
Cracks Ribs Again
Probably no man in Morrow
county has spent more days on
the back of a horse than has John
Bellenbrock, octogenarian, who, I
for the last fifty years or more has I
ridden the ranges of Morrow and
In his riding experience, Mr.
Bellenbrock has four times crack
ed the same ribs on his left side
in being thrown from a horse.
The fourth time came but re
cently while riding at his son Del
bert's place over on the John Day,
the injury causing him to use a
cane to assist him when in town
the first of the week.
"I don't know why it is, but
those same old ribs alway get it,"
Deer Season Opens
20th; Interest Shown
Local hunters are already prepar
ing for opening of the deer hunting
season wich starts September 20 and
closes October 25. Before the deer
season is over, on October 22 the
pheasat season will start, running
until November 4. And again be
fore the close of the pheasant sea
son, on November 1 the elk season
will be on, running until November
These three open seasons in Mor
row county each year attract many
outside nimrods to enjoy the sport
along with local hunters. And to
make the sport still more attrac
tive both Green's Hardware and Gil
liam & Bisbee have announced the
staging of big buck contests. These
announcements will be found in an
Miss Nancy Jane Cox, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. (j. Cox, who
has been employed as home econ
omist and lighting specialist by
Northwestern Electric company in
Portland for the last two and a half
years, has accepted a position as
buyer for Hale Brothers Stores, Inc.,
of San Francisco and bay area. Miss
Cpx is to be in charge of buying all
lighting equipment for the company
in Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose
and San Francisco.
Mrs. C. C. Patterson was in Long
view, Wash., last Friday attending
funeral rites for the late Dorothy
Patterson Bryson who died at her
home there a few days before.
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September
Here 19th With
Nine Lettermen Re
turn; Nine Games
Set for HHS Gridmen
By Johnny Skueski and
Last week Coach Lyle Swensonj
made announcement that grid prac-
tice would start immediately after
school, Tuesday, Sept. 2. That eve-
ning 28 suits were issued, with nine
lettermen returning: Claud Snow,'
James Barratt, am bcrivner, Uill
Padberg. John Lane, Dee Jones,
Phil Cohn, Kay Ferguson and Don
Wehmeyer. There were also Ken
neth Hoyt and Doug Provo, trans
fers from Vancouver, as well as
Pete Christenson of Monument.
With these men back we promise
you a grand football team.
Coach Swenson has introduced a
new system of football. He has a
line' that is so classy that it shifts
with his baekfield men. It not only
works nice, but also adds class and
style to our team. He has chosen, a
very tough schedule this year, and
it is as follows:
Sept. 19, Arlington at Heppner.
Sept. 27, Heppner at Pendleton.
Oct. 4, Hermiston at Heppner.
Oct. 11, open.
Oct. 17. Heppner at Arlington.
Oct. 25, Pendleton at Heppner.
Oct. 31, Heppner at Condon.
Nov. 7, open.
Nov. 11, Heppner at Hermiston.
, With this tough season coming on,
our team and coach are going to
need all the support they can get to
come through with flying colors.
Coach Swenson came from Madras
where there are some plenty tough
teams, and he learned how to' take
care of them very nicely. But one
thing is certain he will need your
support. Let's all look forward to
a fine season by helping our team
and coach. Let's see our team in
action by coming to the games. Don't
forget the first one starts a week
from Friday on September 19.
FAIR DATES SET
North Morrow County fair and
4-H Club show will be held Sept.
19 and 20 at Boardman, the fair
board announced this week.
Engraving courtesy Portland Oregonian.
Ground Broken for
New Catholic Church
First ground was broken this
week for construction of the new
church for St. Patrick's parish when
a crew of workmen for McCormack
& Foley, contractors of Pendleton,
arrived. The contract calls for a
$12,575 structure finished in brick
veneer. It will be 66 feet long by
32 feet wide.
The church is being erected on
the site of the old Reid planing mill
on north Gale street, recently pur
chased by the parish. Father Fran
cis McCormick has taken personal
supervision of the work for the
church, and assistace is being given
in work by members.
Attainment of the project is the
result of several years' planning by
the church, and the community
generally is showing its apprecia
tion of the enterprise.
Lions Ask Full-Time
Nurse; See Pictures
Endorsement of full-time health
nursing service for Morrow county
was made at their Monday noon
luncheon by the Lions club on pre
sentation of the matter by Alden
Blankenship. The county has had
but six months' nurse service, and
report comes from state board of
health that future provision of a
nurse for the short period could not
be assured. The matter was ex
pected to be brought before the
county budget committee, meeting
the end of the week.
Entertainment feature of the meet
ing was the showing of pictures of
Morrow county wild flowers by Ed
Parker, assistant at the local forest
office, which Mr. Parker had himself
taken in natural colors. The feature
proved interesting to all present.
Mr. Parker stated that he hoped ev
entually to have a complete library
of colored slides showing all variet
ies of wild flowers in the county.
AUGUST RAINFALL TOTALS 2.18
With the record already broken
for any August in thirty years in
the report made in these columns
August 27, continued rains through
the remaining .days of the month
raised the total from 2.07 inches to
2.18 inches, reports Len L. Gilliam,
local observer.' Showers have con
tinued almost daily in September,
but the total for the month to date
was not obtained this morning. In
the farming sections weeding and
seeding of the new crop is now being
rushed apace, while some farmers
are still struggling to get in' unhar
TRANSFERRED TO HERMISTON
W. S. Bennett, former Smith
Hughes instructor in the local
schools, who has spent the summer
at Medford working with the Farm
Security administration, has been
notified of transfer to Hermston in
his present work, effective October
1, according to word received by
Mrs. Bennett. The Bennetts recent
ly sold their residence property here
to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dick, Jr., and ex
pect to make their home at Hermis
ton upon Mr. Bennett's arrival there.
Mr. Bennett will be supervisor of
the district FSA office.
FIRE QUICKLY SUBDUED
The R. W. Turner house on north
Main street was the scene of a prom
ising blaze last Monday noon when
an electric light cord caught fire
from a short in the circuit. Before
firemen reached the scene, Bud Han-
Ion, P. P. & L. service man got there
with a hand extinguisher off the
company service car and put out
the blaze before it did any mater
ial damage. Siren for the blaze
sounded seven minutes after the
regular Monday noon siren, which
confused many people.
W ATKINS- OIILEG SOIL AGER
Announcement has been made of
the marriage of John D. Watkins of
Heppner and Miss Ella Ohlegschlag
er of The Dalles. The ceremony was
performed at Lewiston, Idaho, on
A premature baby, bom to Mr.
and Mrs. Bath of Zornes camp, was
buried in this city Monday.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Make Good Score
At State Fair
Mildred Clary First
First places were registered by
Morrow county 4-H clubbers in
three different entries when they
showed at the state fair last week.
Gwenneth Glasgow and Mildred
Clary placed first with heir home
economics demonstration, Mildred
Carlson made a first in homemak
ing, and Claudine Drake was first
in her canning division.
And to add to the good showing
of those participating, Dorothy
Bergstrom took second place with
her homemaking entry, Mildred
Clary was second with her renovat
ed dress, and Buddy Beck took a
fourth place with his market lamb,
Participation of the clubbers, at
the fair was made possible by pro
ceeds from the refreshment stand
conducted at the dance pavilion
County club leaders, C. D. Con
rad, county agent, and Mrs. Lucy
E. Rodgers, county school superin
tendent, assisted with the showing.
P. P. & L. Discontinues
Major Electrical Items
Announcement that Pacific Pow
er & Light company is taking steps
toward its retirement from the di
rect sale of major electrical appli
ances was made here today by Ho
mer Beale, district manager.
The company will continue its
business development activities in
cooperaton with local dealers, with
as much as practicable of the mer
chandise volume now handled by the
company being turned over to them,
"With manufacturers' output of
major appliances facing sharp cur
tailment as the result of. defense
material shortage, it is desirable ,
that dealers in the territory served
by the company have full access to
the full numer of units that will be
available for sale in this area," said
Effective cooperation between the
company and dealers in efforts to
develop the market for electrical,
goods has been an important factor
in bringing the present high use of
electricity and low average cost per
kilowatt-hour on the company's sys
tem, he commented.
Million and Quarter in
Wheat Loans Made..
An additional quarter million1 bu
shels of Morrow county's new wheat
crop brought under federal loan
this week brought the total bushels
to 1,273,189 with total loan value of
$1,206,414.32, reports the local ACA
Of the amount so far loaned upon
960,168 bushels with value of $915,
361.17 is in warehouses, and 313,031
bushels valued at $291,053.15 ig in
SERVICES AT GOOSEBERRY
There will be services at the Lu
theran church in Gooseberry. Sun
day, Sept. 14, at 10:30 a. m. and 8
p. m. by Rev. Stanley Sandberg of
Seattle. All are invited to come and
hear Pastor Sandberg.
O. E. S. OPENS SEASON
Ruth Chapter 32, Order of Eastern
Star, will meet tomorrow (Friday)
night at 8 o'clock for the first meet
ing of the fall season, reports Mrs.
Etta Parker, worthy matron.
15 head black -faced yearling bucks
for sale. Phone or see Jim Hnslrine
42 miles NE of Stanfield.
For Sale: 9 x 12 rue. coffee, thl.
dining table, radio. Mrs. O. L, Smith!