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Volume 58, Number 36
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, November 6, 1941
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Umatilla Dam Seen;
100 Million Dollar
Development Told
Waterways Group
Works on Large Pro
gram, Says Johnson
That the rivers and harbors com
mittee of the house would turn, out
a report in a few days recommend
ing immediate construction of Uma
tilla Rapids dam as a part of the
national defense program, was told
in a telegram to the annual meet
ing of Inland Empire Waterways as
sociation at Walla Walla last week
end from Rep. Homer D. Angell of
This news was highlight of the
meeting, said Judge Bert Johnson,
a director and vice president for
Morrow county who also presided
as chairman of the finance commit
tee. Judge Johnson was accompan
ied by F. W. Turner, Heppner
chamber of commerce secretary,
who reported, "Our people just don't
realize the magnitude of this pro
gram." Discussion at Walla Walla on the
Umatilla dam, based on recommen
dation of army engineers, favored
construction of the three proposed
dams on the Snake river above At
talia at the same time, the judge
said. Construction of all four dams
could be accomplished in about the
same time and more economically
than if each were undertaken sep
arately, according to the engineers.
This dam development looks im
mediately to the need for more hydro-electric
development and added
transportation facilities under the
defense program.
Paul J. Raver, Bonneville admin
istrator, was l sponsible for the
statement that present government
sponsored electro development will
have resulted in $100,000,000 in de
velopment of new industries in the
Pacific northwest by the time it is
all put to use. He predicted that the
entire output of Bonneville will be
consumed by the end of 1942.
Attendance of more than 400 peo
ple, all prominent in their respect
ive states of Idaho, Washington and
Oregon, indicated the force behind
the waterways program, which has
been working consistently for years
to promote development of the Col
umbia and tributary rivers to obtain
the most benefits for the entire re
gion from transportation, power and
reclamation, said Judge Johnson.
Program speakers included men who
were well informed on their sub
jects and who held positions of im
portance in the fields on which they
All officers were retained, indicat-1
ing the confidence of members in!
their work. Charles Baker of Walla
Walla was reelected president and
Herb G. West, executive vice-president.
Judge Johnson was retained
as a director and vice-president for
this county as well as head of the
finance committee.
Attendants at the sessions Wed
nesday and Thursday assisted in
opening recently constructed port
facilities at neighboring towns, an
other indication of the progress be
ing made in the association's work,
said the Judge.
Senior Class Play
Coming Tomorrow
Don't forget the senior play, "The
Foxy Mrs. Foster," to be presented
this Friday at 8 o'clock, is the latest
word from the high school.
The play, a farcical fun-fest is
fast moving and will provide enter
tainment for all, and everyone. The
prices will be 35, 25 and 15 cents.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Young and
family from Seattle were visiting
in Heppner the first of the week,
accompanied by Mr. Young's sister,
Mrs. Clive Huston and Mr. Huston.
Reared in Eight Mile, Mr. Young
was busy renewing old-time friendships.
The Call America Heeds
The Red Cross nurse is the symbol of the 1941 American Red Cross Roll
Call poster, appealing to all men and women to Join their local Chapters
during the annual Roll Call. Bradshaw Crandell, distinguished poster
artist, painted the poster and Frances Fedden Is the model.
James Furlong Was
Resident 55 Years
James Francis Furlong, 63, a res
ident of this county for 55 years,
died at Portland October 31 follow
ing a lingering illness of more than
a year. He had been at St. Vincents
hospital in the city for the last five
Funeral services from Phelps Fun
eral Home chapel here Tuesday,
were largely attended by friends and
relatives. Martin B. Clark officiated
and interment was in Masonic cem
etery. Born in Kansas May 22, 1878 to
Patrick Henrv and Mary Ann
(Moon) Furlong, James Francis was
but a small boy when he first came
to this countv. He spent his life
largely in farming and livestock op
erations and for many years fol
lowed sheep shearing. He is survived
by the widow, Sarah and two sons,
James of Bremerton, Wash., and
Howard of this city, besides several
J. H. Piere, district deputy grand
exalted ruler for Oregon northeast,
will make his official visit to Hepp
ner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks next
Thursday evening, November 13. In
itiation will be an event of the eve
ning. Also an honored visitor for
the evening will be Harvey L Arms
of Bend, vice president of Oregon
State Elks associatioTi.
Announcement has been made of
the marriage of Miss Mary Jackson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Jackson of Monument, to Harold
Wright son of Mrs. Clyde Wright of
Rhea creek. The ceremony was an
event of October 15 at Lewiston,
Idaho. The young couple are now
at home at the Wright ranch.
Annual Roll Call Asks
15 Pet. More Members
Armistice day, next Tuesday, will
be opening day for the annual Red
Cross roll call, with Mrs. D. A. Wil
son chairman for Morrow county.
Detailed plans have been made for
the county solicitation due to the
extreme need, which caused an in
crease of 15 percent in Red Cross
memberships to be asked. The quo
ta for Morrow county this year is
545 members.
Community chairmen for the var
ious committees have been released
as follows: Mrs. Elsa Leathers, Hard
man; Mrs. Carrie Becket and Mrs.
Hilma Anderson, Eight Mile; Mrs.
Juanita Carmichael, Lexington; Miss
Eva Swanson, lone; Mrs. Beth Hynd,
Cecil; Mrs. Nora Neill, Pine City;
Tom Caldwell, Irrigon; Mrs. Arthur
Hughes, Lena. Name of the Board
man chairman has not been releas
Consolidation of school districts
in Morrow county is progressing,
but slowly, says Mrs. Lucy E. Rod-
gers, county superintendent, xes
terday the district boundary board
approved, subject to legal sanction
of the district attorney, consolidation
of districts 15 and 38, Clarks Can
yon and Bunker Hill, respectively.
Order of confirmation was issued the
month before for consolidation of
districts 17 and 41, Blackhorse and
Sand Hollow, and petitions are ex
pected shortly for consolidation of
districts 26 and 48.
August, September and October
this year were wetter than the same
three months in 1940 in the Goose
berry district, reports V. L. Carl
son, observer. August had 1.39 inch,
September 1.38 and October 1.47 for
a total of 4.24 inches this year as
compared with 4.02 for the same per
iod in 1940.
Wheat League to
Talk Defense at
Annual Meeting
Weston National defense on the
farm, together with consideration of
new production problems, will fea
ture the annual session of the East
ern Oregon Wheat league, to be held
in Heppner December 4, 5, and 6,
according to a program outline an
nounced by President S. J. Culley of
Weston. ,
As -has long been the custom with
this organization, major committees
will meet one day in advance of the
regular sessions to outline reports
and recommendations in three gen
eral fields. A new feature of the
convention this year will be the dis
play and judging of lambs fattened
on wheat by 4-H club members in
a contest sponsored by the league.
Five main topics around which
the program will center this year will
be feeding wheat to livestock, the
situation likely to follow the pre
sent defense effort, a review of the
present world wheat situation, mor
ning glory control, and the produc
tion of food for defense. Heads of
the three main committees appoint
ed by President Culley are as fol
lows: Federal agricultural and conserv
ation program William Steen, Mil
ton, Chairman; Jens Tergeson, Pen
dleton, vice-chairman. .
Taxation, legislation and trans
portation George N. Peck, Lexing
ton, charman; H. D. Proudfoot, Was
co, vice-chairman.
Land use, weed control, produc
tion, handling, and marketing E.
H. DeLong, La Grande, chairman;
Charles Nish, Mikkalo, vice-chairman.
More time is to be given this year
for committee deliberations, accord
ing to Culley, who has called the
federal agricultural programs com
mittee to meet at 9 o'clock Decem
ber 4.
A committee in charge of local ar
rangements at Heppner is headed
by E. H. Miller as general chair
man, with II. A. Cohn, banquet
chairman; J. G. Barratt, program
chairman, and J. O. Turner, house
21 Elk Checked Out
Of Local District
Defying almost impassable roads
211 hunters had checked into the
mountains through Heppner for the
elk hunting, and up to noon today
46 had checked out with a kill of
21 elk. Tom Howell of Heppner so
far has the granddaddy of them all,
the antler spread of his six point
bull measuring 50 inches. Others
checking elk in here, included:
Frank G. McKimens, Carlton, a
5-pt. bull; Henry Keisecker, Sandy,
spike; R. B. Andrews, Portland, a
spike; P. H. Billick, Dundee, calf; C.
H. Cook, Carlton, cow; E. J. Hand
ley, McMinnville, calf; Paul Potter,
McMinnville, cow; Taylor T. Potter,
McMinnville, cow; M. J. Thompson,
Monument, cow; Herman Thompson,
Courtrock, cow; Oscar Rippee, Hep
pner, cow; Ray Massey, Heppner,
cow; Robert J. Underwood, Hard
man, 5 pt. bull; Loy McFerrin,
Hardman, 6 pt. bull; Marvin Case
beer, Heppner, cow; Ray Bosworth,
Sweet Home, cow; Louis E. Barnett,
Condon, 5 pt. bull; H. C. Happold,
Heppner, 4 pt. bull; Pirl Howell,
Heppner, cow; Albert Greener,
j Hillsboro, calf.
A meeting of all 4-H clubs in the
south section of Morrow county was
held in the court room at the court
house yesterday. Mrs. Rodgers gave
a talk on "The Effect of National
Defense on 4-H club members." The
sewing club girls from Eight Mile
sang a song. "Dock" Allen, the
state club leader for boys, gave a
very interesting talk. Don Peck
played a harmonica, guitar duet.
Vera McDaniel, Betty Adams and
Mildred Clary put on a very nice
play. They are also 4-H club mem
bers. The achievement awards were
delivered by C. D. Conrad and Mrs.
Lucy Rodgers. After the program
refreshments were served. Dick
Edmondson, president of pig and
sheep clubs.
Ordnance Depot
Visit Invitation Given
AtC Of C Dinner
Johnson Reports
Waterways Meet;
Live Program Given
A public invitation has been ex
tended to Morrow county people by
Major Harry R. Schuppner, in charge
of operations, to visit the new ord
nance depot near Hermiston. The
time has been set for o clock
Sunday afternoon, the 16th, an
nounces F. W. Turner, chamber of
commerce secretary, to whom the
invitation was extended by Lt. Hoff
man who spoke at the chamber of
commerce dinner at the Episcopal
parish house Tuesday evening as
Major Schuppner's representative.
It is essential that anyone wishing
to visit the depot be at the intersec
tion of the road with the Hermiston
highway promptly at 2:30 o'clock as
everyone must enter, at the same
time and be escorted through the
grounds in a body.
Lieutenant Hoffman told the din
ers Tuesday evening that the last
igloo for housing the munitions
would be completed yesterday, and
that 3000 men would be let off at
that time. The work has proceeded
ahead of schedule, he said, as time
was given til the nrst or tne year
for completing the work. Already
powder is arriving for storage, and
it is probable that after the sched
uled visit of the local group, no one,
including the officers themselves will
he permitted to enter the gates.
In completing the job ahead of
time, the crew on this project set
an all-time record for igloo con
struction, that of 24 igloos in 24
hours, representing 12 good days
Lieutenant Hoffman also brought
a special message to boys leaving
the next day for military service,
who were honored guests. Johnny
Hays, was leader of the group, which
included Ernest Marvin Allen, Ver
non Cecil Northness, James Edward
Trueblood, selectees, and Joel Clark
Engelman, enlistee in the naval re
serves. Judge Bert Johnson brought re
port of the recent annual meeting
of Inland Empire Waterways asso
ciation at Walla Walla, of which he
is a director and vice-president for
Morrow county. He specially urg
ed upon the chamber importance of
the work of the association whose
objective is to develop the Colum
bia river and tributaries to attain
the greatest benefits for the entire
Bruce Stewart, FSA manager for
Morrow county, spoke on the "food
for defense" program, outlining
the quotas of various commodities
for Morrow comity and measures be
ing taken to reach them.
President B. C. Pinckney intro
duced recent newcomers in Hepp
ner's business field, and Miss Rose
Hoosier sang a solo and led com
munity singing, accompanied by
Miss Marjorie Parker.
Navy Recruiter
Due Here Monday
H. L. Larson, CTM, USN, recruit
er in charge of this district will be
at the postoffice in Heppner next
Monday to interview prospective en
listees for the navy. Anyone wish
ing to obtain information on the na
val service, or to enlist in this ser
vice, should get in touch with Mr.
Larson at that time.
Although population of this dis
trict is sparce, recent enlistments
have been good, Mr. Larson reports.
Ruth chapter 32, Order of Eastern
Star, took the traveling flags to Ar
cadia chapter 84 at Fossil last week
end. Ruth chapter will be hostess
to lone chapter on November 14 for
a district meeting to be attended by
H. Fay Ambrose, worthy grand matron.