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Volume 58, Number 42 HeDDner. Oree-on. Thursriav. DpoptyiW 18 1941 Q,nww; oaa v
Trial Blackout Held
Paper Chase Stress
ed at State Meeting
Attended by Turner
Heppner residents responded a
bit slowly, but did an effective job
finally of blacking out the city Mon
day evening when the first official
blackout was called. The trial was
announced by posters shortly after
noon that day, to begin at 7:15 to
last for 15 minutes, after Mayor J.
O. Turner and councilmen at' a call
meeting Saturday had made black
The rules, now in force for an em
1. Blackout will be called only on
request of military authorities, ex
cept short practice blackouts, when
notification will be given public in
advance through posters, newspaper
2. Blackout signal for Heppner:
One minute continuous blast of city
fire siren, a 30 second interval of si
lence and a second one minute con
3. At end of blackout, city will
turn on street lights. No other lights
must be turned on until then.
4. All clear signal: Four short in
termittent blasts of siren.
5. All lights in windows of busi
ness houses and all neon signs must
be out during blackout.
6. When blackout siren sounds, all
persons in cars must drive to curb
immediately and turn out lights.
Cars coming into city will be halted
at city entrances.
7. Blackout must be complete at
all times, whether in practice or
In commending the people for their
good work in the first trial, Co-or-dinator
J. O. Turner advises greater
care in future in lighting matches,
smoking cigarettes and in using
Co-ordinator Turner attended a
state meeting of county coordinat
ors in Salem the first of the week,
which stressed saving all waste pa
per. He passes this message along
to Morrow county people, advising
that facilities for gathering the pa
per will be provided shortly. All
waste paper should be saved, aside
from that necessary to ordinary use.
The Salem meeting was in the
nature of an organization meeting
from which further regulations af
fecting all parts of the state defense
program are expected to emerge.
Sheriff C. ( J. D. Bauman started
organization of "War Time Deputy
Sheriffs for Morrow County" Mon
day evening, with further organiza
tion steps to be taken this evening.
A thorough protective program for
the county against saboteurs will be
County ACA Heads
Named for New Year
Henry Baker was reelected chair
man of the Morrow County Agricul
tural Conservation committee at the
yearly election held last Thursday
in Heppner by delegates from the
several community committees in
the county. Frank Saling, elected
as successor to R. B. Rice, was nam
ed vice-chairman, Oscar Peterson,
regular member; C. D. Conrad, sec
retary, and Florence Bergstrom,
Mr. Baker is expected home to
morrow, as is Merle Cummings, as
sistant secretary, from attending the
state AAA meeting in Corvallis. C.
D. Conrad, also in attendance, is ex
pected home Monday.
Names of the recently elected
community committeemen are ex
pected to be released next week.
Mrs. V. R. Runnion was called to
Sheridan, Wyoming, last week end
by serious illness of her mother.
Mr. Runnion took her to Spokane
last Thursday night to catch the
Jim Carty Sticks to
Despite Falling Bombs
Falling bombs on the govern
ment bombing field, of which his
old homestead is a part, held no
terror for Jim Carty, octogenarian
rancher, who continued his resi
dence there despite evacuation or
ders until called upon by soldiers
this week to leave.
The "sand country," where he
built his home many years ago,
reared his family, and tended his
flocks, was the love of Mr. Carty's
life. Bombs could fall if they
would, but he wanted to remain.
The government said no. So
now Mr. Carty has gone to reside
with his son "Packy" on the lower
Willow creek farm.
Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
Completes New Barn
Doing its part toward increasing
and improving production to meet
"food-for-defense" needs, Wight
man brothers' Alfalfa Lawn Dairy,
principal source of Heppner's mUk
supply, this week completed a big
new milking barn. They are also
managing a hundred fine Plymouth
Rock pullets with electrically light
ed equipment, and are running more
than a hundred head of purebred
Feeding compartment of the new
milking barn measures 72 by 76 feet.
At one end is the milking parlor,
cut off from the feeding compart
ment, where 18 cows may be milked
at a time. Here, in immaculate sur
roundings the cows (they are milk
ing 58 at present) are relieved of
their precious food fluid by milking
machines. This parlor is 18 by 72
feet. Again off from the parlor is
a much smaller room where the milk
is strained and put in sterilized cans
before being delivered to the cooling
and bottling department.
The new barn is located on the
"lower" or old Blahm ranch, while
the milk house is located at the "up
per" or original Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
Completion of the new milking
bam marks complete rehabilitation
of the dairy's facilities, in greatly
improved form, from the fire of a
few years ago that razed the old
Opened for Emergency
Due to lack of hospital facilities
in the city to meet emergencies, and
the slowness with which the move
ment for a county hospital is pro
gressing, Dr. A. D. McMurdo has
announced reopening of Heppner
hospital in charge of Miss Annie
The hospital was closed recently
on retirement of Miss Mildred Clow
ry, manager. She has gone east to
visit a sister.
In case of pneumonia, brain con
cussion and other emergency cases
it would be almost murder to move
the patients, and facilities of the
Heppner hospital appear a vital ne
cessity, Dr. McMurdo said in an
nouncing the reopening.
MALBRO COX SAFE
Elbert Cox received a cablegram
Sunday from his son Malbro, one of
Uncle Sam's fighting marines on
Midway island, that he was okeh
after the first Japanese attacks. This
now famous island post is about
three city blocks in size, and devoid
of any trees, said Mr. Cox, making
its defense a difficult matter.
JOINT INSTALLATION FRIDAY
Ruth chapter 32, O. E. S., and
Heppner chapters A. F. & A. and
R. A. Masons will install jointly at
Masonic hall tomorrow evening fol
lowing the annual 6 o'clock turkev
dinner, announces Mrs. Loyal R.
Parker, Star worthy matron.
Matt Kenny arrived from Portland
this week for a visit with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kenny.
Matt recently disposed of his busi
ness in the city, expecting call to
the navy, of which he is a reserve.
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SANTA CLAUS CAN HELP AMERICAN DEFENSE! This poster,
drawn by J. W. and W. J. Wilkinson, a father and son artist team of
Baltimore, reminds Americans that they can help the Defense Program
this Christmas by giving Defense Bonds and Stamps in addition to
the usual present. Nation-wide distribution of this poster has been
made, especially in the windows of 500,000 retail stores where Defense
Stamps for as low as 10 cents are now on sale.
Ahead of Year Ago
Showers the first of the week that
brought December precipitation at
Heppner to .81 inch also raised the
total for the year to 16.81 inches, to
pass 1940's total of 15.62, and drop
into third place for the 30 years that
records have been kept locally, an
nounced Len L. Gilliam, government
observer. Wettest year of record
was 1912 with 18.64 inches; second
wettest, 1916 with 17.40 inches.
Moisture conditions combined with
favorable growing conditions have
produced excellent range and crop
prospects. Grass is green on the
hills, and the wheat prospect over
the county is generally reported as
good as a year ago at this time,
which came through to produce the
largest wheat crop in the county's
Wheat League Loyalty
Backed by Bond Cash
The Eastern Oregon Wheat league,
in action taken just prior to the out
break of war, pledged its whole
hearted support to the government's
defense effort and then backed this
up by ordering the purchase of a
$1000 defense bond from league
Ofifcers chosen are Will Steen,
Milton, president; Millard Eakin,
Grass Valley, vice-president; C. W.
Smith, Corvallis, secretary-treasurer,
and the following county direc
tors: George Webb, Gilliam; Hiram
Wolfe, Jefferson; Terrel Benge, Mor
row; Herbert Root, Sherman; Jens
Terjeson, Umatilla; Ernest DeLong,
Union; R. J. Staggs, Wallowa, and
Walter Hanna, Wasco.
County Granges to
Install at Lexington
Public installation of officers of
Lexington, Willows, Rhea Creek and
Lena granges has been set for next
Sunday afternoon at the Lexington
grange hall with the resident grange
as host. Lexington Master H. O.
Bauman has issued invitation to the
sister granges to participate and al
so an invitation to the public to
take part in an enjoyable day.
Installation will be preceded by
a pot-luck dinner at 12:30. Mrs.
Oscar Lundell of Willows will be
the installing officer.
Named for Defense
Committtees to carry out nutri
tion work in Morrow county were
appointed at a meeting of the Mor
row County Nutrition council, Sat
urday, December 13.
It was decided that the nutrition
needs in this county were for edu
cation on what foods to eat, how
to better prepare them, how to get
children to eat proper foods, what
foods to raise and proper methods
In order to carry out this educa
tion program the following commit
tees were appointed: Mrs. Lucy E.
Rodgers and Miss Dorothy Jean
DeVolt, school lunch; Mrs. Bruce
Stewart, fact finding and publicity;
Mrs. B. C. Pinckney, Heppner home
education; Mrs. Mathew Gordon,
rural education; Mrs. Clara Gertson.
surplus commodities; Bruce Stew-.'
art, gardens; Mrs. Harriet Evans and
Mrs. Anne Thomas, boys and girls
health clubs. Committee members
from the various communities with
in the county will be appointed to
help carry out the work.
The fact finding committee will
make nutrition information avail
able through a central book shelf.
The various committees will dis
seminate nutritional information
through outside and local speakers,
demonstratons, posters, discussion
groups, newspaper articles, and ex
hibits. HYND BROS. GET SETTLEMENT
What they termed as a satisfactory
settlement was obtained by Hynd
Bros, company in a decision handed
out of federal court in Pendleton
this week for compensation for land
condemned to use of the United
States as a bombing range. Settle
ment was also made with J. A.
Troedson and others having land in
the district, with other cases still
pending. Hynd Bros, had the largest
block of individually owned land.
Among those doing federal jury duty
in Pendleton were Owen French.
Fred Lucas and Warren Blakely.
The jury sitting on the land settle
ment cases were brought into Hepp
ner by bus twice this week. P. W.
Mahoney was a counsel for land
owners, and Logie Richardson and
Harold Cohn appeared as witnesses.
Mrs. . A. Q. Thomson announces
opening of an office in Heppner ho
tel building in quarters formerly
occupied by F. W. Turner & Co.
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All City Takes on
Festive Air for San
ta's Arrival in Week
What with staging the recent
Eastern Oregon Wheat League con
ference and the outbreak of war im
mediately following, Christmas spir
it was slow in developing in Hepp
ner. This week 'saw Main street
fringed with evergreen, under sixm-
sorship of firemen, and Christmas
motif replacing the wheat motif in
store windows, however, to belated
ly welcome Santa's arrival next
Heppner volunteer firemen are
again taking the lead in snonsorinff
a community treat for children. This
will be given Monday evening in
connection with a program staged
by the school in the gym-auditorium.
Starting at 8 o'clock, the program
by music departments of grade and
high school will include invocation
and scriptures, reading and bene
diction by local ministers. The pro
gram will be in four parts. Part one
will be a sacred pageant by vocal
music department. Part two will be
carol singing by audience. Third
part, annual band concert of Christ
mas music under direction of Har
old Buhman. Fourth part will be
the Santa Claus and treats, led by
All churches have scheduled pro
grams throughout the week.
The Episcopal church will cele
brate Christmas eve with carol ser
vice and holy communion at 10:30
p. m., to be followed by holy com
munion at 8:30 a. m. Christmas day.
Methodist and Christian churches
will combine for a special Christmas
service Sunday evening at the Chris
tian church. The Christian church
will have its tree at the Sunday
school hour in the morning with
program by pupils.
The Methodist church will also
have its tree and program at the
Sunday school, and another tree and
program will be held Tuesday eve
ning. A candlelight service at 7
o'clock Christmas morning has been
announced by Rev. Bennie Howe,
Pentecostal church will have an
informal Christmas service at 10 and
11 o'clock Sunday morning.
Midnight mass Christmas eve will
be celebrated by Father Francis Mc
Cormick at St. Patrick's church, and
he will say mass at lone at 9 o'clock
Christmas morning. A Christmas
party will be held Sundav after
noon by the confraternity in St.
Patricks social hall.
Set January 6th
Chamber of commerce directors
meeting at Lucas Place Tuesday
noon voted a nominating commit
tee to present names for directors
at the January 6 meeting, when, af
ter nominations from the floor are
received, directors for a two-year
period will be elected.
Reporting on the recent Eastern
Oregon Wheat league conference
here, B. C. Pincknev.
behalf of the chamber, expressed' the
organizations appreciation of the
fine spirit displayed on everv hn-nA
and commended everyone partici
pating for their fine cooperation. He
especially commended the school for
the cooperation of administration,
xeacners and students whose assist
ance was most valuable, and the
churches who served meals that
were vitally needed.
ZAN SIMS SAFE IN HAWAII
Zan Sims, an ensign in Uncle
Sam's navy, who was statirm nt
Pearl Harbor when the Japanese at
tacked on December 7, safely sur
vived, according to a Tvwrtparvl m.
ceived from him this week by his
uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. A. D.