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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September 2, 1943
Volume 60, Number 23
Sig Auction To Headline
Fatal to Walter
Bristow of lone
Cabin at Hardman
Scene of Tragedy
Late Sunday Night
GIVES AID TO FARMERS
Fifty-one farm laborers were lo
cated for farm jobs in the county
during the month of August as
compared to 79 during July, ac
cording to R. B. Rice, local farm
Mr. Rice will continue with this
work until Sept. 15 and farmers
needing help can look to him for
assistance in locating laborers un
til that date.
Will Be Placed on
Will Return to
Bond Committee to Open
Campaign at County
Pavilion Saturday P. M.
BUYS MERRILL RESIDENCE
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Harshman
.Tragedy stalked in the wake of have purchased the residence pro
fiS parT Sunday evening erty of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Merrill, district will, be placed on a main,
en Walter Bristow. prominent Mr. Merrill was in town this week tenant basis sometime in Septem
of lone, met death from to close the deal. The house was oer. it was aecmea at
tal discharge of a gun. recently occupied by Mr. and Mrs. meeting of the board of
An auspicious opening awaits the people of Morrow county when the
Plirtnm ic rl mull ftv 4A rFI 1 1 1? II IVav Iian A fftiMYioirt Hafimial n fn.
Active StatUS After of which is Sept. 9 and local date Sept. 11. The local bond committee'
Var BOQrd HODeS '"as arrane(l .for a DIS auction sale and street parade to start the bull
' rolling to sell $367,800 worth of bonds in this county. And to make the
The , Hefner Soil Conservation Q ,. to w i i.,.j i I,,!. r u,.u r..
nion and II. D. McCurdy, which means that there will be something
a special doing, lunmion reports some success up-io-aaio ana nas promise oi
supervi- enough material to make a real lively sale. McCurdy plans a combina
tion of modern war vehicles and Morrow county livestock to add colcrt
to the parade, which will precede the sale and will be staged at 2:30 p. m.
Donations of livestock have been Heppner Tuesday evening and met
made and Runnion plans a canvass with the local organization. The
treasurer. Henry Peterson, Orain 0f the business houses for articles meeting was proceded with a din-
19 at the county
office., Members of the
John W. Wightman,
when Walter Bristow, pro:
The accident occurred in a cabin Harvey White of tht Heppner Cafe sors held Aug.
t.RockCieeb:aniIn HRIVEVoi DLeT" Wo are
as cristow aiiu jus wuiuuuuj , i u:.. n,;n n,,totu ,,;
were returnina from their day's IVlrs- i-iucy Koagers. ivirs. mancxie uicuiu.aivvuc .l.i, Viv.c
returmng rrom xneir Qdy McNamer Moore and Mrs. Agnes chairman; C. D. Conrad, secretary-
t ' ...:j.u tri.. a Wilrrix Hrovf tr The Dalles Sun
111 C-UIU'lMIiy Willi liaiMiu.i.i -. MtTVirfl, t1. W IT. T4,,rte .. 1- rrn U:U t U T W ... t),, f.
son Howard Keithlev and Harold aay to visit jvir. ana ivirs. u. vv. f ""-. to ce put up ior saw. aims iubutoi, net m utc uuv n. xunto, .
Van Horn Walter had pent the McNamer at The Dalles hospital. The board hows to return the bidder is the winner, as he not only a number of years located at Pen
dav fishmi? at Rock Creek When They report "Mac" gradually im- Heppner district to an active ba- gets his money's worth in bonds but dleton had asked for this territory
a rainstorm in the afternoon soft- proving. Later word conveys the sis following the war. The present tne article bidden in as well So, as he is acquainted with condi
0j A,. rnaj nj .taiipd their car information that Mr. McNamer will shortage of farm help, lack of qual- if you feel in the mood to bid tions here and knows many people
enea uie roaa ana siaueu uieu uu, .f. , 0;j. Wd on1 4V,a t.m nrm. r-.. - t c nnn t c; u.,a i o km.
the men decided to walk out to suDirnux to lurtner surgery oeiore ih'k"'"'i'" $iu,uuv ror a &ieer. m pj,uuu mi a umw; wnu uujuib " ichuuii ku.
Haidman to find someone to take returning nome.
them to the Anderson place to get
a tnwA, trv null tbo oar out. of the VISIT IN PORTLAND
mud. Enroute to Hardman the Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Chapin en
group stopped in a cabin to dry ioypd a short vacation trip to Port
off a bit and get something to eat. land and the coast the past week.
Walter and Howard Keithley had
guns with them and -after eating, AuQUSt NOVV DfQft IS
Walter took time to clean his gun. 3 L
When he had finished he asked SIXTrOmtrOUSlty
Howard it he didnt want to clean
his gun. He handed the cloth he
used to Howard and told him to go
ahead and wipe the moisture from
the firearm. Howard started to wipe
the gun and it discharged, the bul
let striking Walter m the groin.
difficulties of finding someone to flogi an(j on down the line, you iness these days, whether we want
take charge as work unit leader wm get your steer or hog and the it that way or not, Powers stated
were the reasons for placing the amount you bid in bonds and you that it should be the purpose of the
district on a maintenance basis for a V(cal solo from Runnion in field workers to learn the charac
the duration. Tom Wilson, present the bargain. ter of every type of bond offered
work unit leader of the Soil Con- pj?Lrj WORKERS NAMED DV the government and study the
Servation Service office at the CCC ' list of prospective buyers so that
cam- has been inducted into the Preliminary details of the forth- rit type of may be of
army. coming campaign have been ironed fcred Thus if a proSTVect ia inter.
Farmers having further business out and co-chairmen P. W. Mano- ested in investing $10,000 and has
with the Soil Conservation Service ney and B. C Pinckney announce not formed a definite opinion as to
Morrow county's contribution to should address inquiries to R. L. that the following people have ac- tne serjes j,e wishes to buy. the
the navy during the month of Aug- Kent, district conservationist. Soil ceted appointment as field workers: ficl(i worker should be in a po
mt via the draft route was six Conservation Service, P. O. Box Heppner James Driscoll, Harry sition to agg him. With a quota
men. Of these, two were listed out- 279, Pendleton, Oregon. Van Horn. of $367,800 to be sold, it was point
side of the county bu twere acted Kent stated that other personnel Gooseberry Mrs. Algott Lundell, ed out that every pro.Spect for a
upon by the locai draft board. and equipment assisting the Hepp- Henry Peterson $10,000 investment, or a $5,000 pur-
Tom Starkey, brother , ot Mrs. ner . oou . uonservauon. -tustnet.. win . - Hre T , p 1" chase wuu have-to be sold, ror' this
ner be assigned to other active soil upper vvniow iieeiv mis. h'a purpose, Power stressed the two
inducted into the conservation districts m eastern wiiKerson, xiowara xwyam. percent 10-year and two and one-
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dTl d Tibbies rrcaUed fwm Merle Cummings.- former Heppner be assigned to other active soil
Dir. Li. D. 1 lbbles was called rrom ... ,irQO j,lrpj int the con.rvation dislri in Pastern
Heppner but there was nothing a - Bend Ql.egQn Remainmg personnel in- Middle Willow Creek-Mrs. Chris har percent 25-year t-es, leaving
phvsician couia ao. nu MpMmtwv. r-UiA. r R Rii77nrr1 arui M T.. Brown. Mrs. Marvin Wigrtman. u ,,ml1i!1ti tua
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o clock p. m. weone&ciay rrom tne , v o jsj f-. Ra r..v.o onmr,!- on
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vnnsuan ciiurui 111 iuhc, ikv. j. . . , , a nr.(-i -n i i.
wrn TT0,.K;mn F H0nP nffi. nest Mcuaoe. son or a. a. ivicvue v-iy, tieiK.
H. H. South lone Mrs.
West lone Mrs.
Discussion of local conditions
brought forth the fact that while
f mil- .
dating. The church was. tilled to 7 V, " 7 Soil Conservation dis rict at Menu- Northeast Lexington-Mrs. Frank '"r,TJ', m,??6"
i:.. f:j j iw. ,r,4 v, sent. Ernest is the third McCabe ment
uvea, ii it'iiua cijiu. iiciii,uviij tutu - , , .
Southern Wasco Soil Con- Saling.
servation district at Maupin, Keat- Lena Mrs. Mabel Hughes.
tloral tributes were many ana T . ... j- i c5i r-- j;;. w T.,ir.kn
. . it. . i i a u n i , i n w i t rl ii wct cicrit' i hu. iiiii uuii vii,t.i vauuii uijlhul av
beautiiui. interment was maae m , , , tu0h i, t.qii Tnur Cx,;i North Hpnmner Mrs. H
dllU. UllvVtvU iw j.jcivx . aiiu iiixcr Jcti illh v aiv v uuii - r-i
at Klamath vail.
falls. Cecil John Krebs, Roy Hurst.
xi t t r r t Li Llie atauces
wZ Rrwin Bristow was born report at the Construction Battalion Conservation district
Continued on Page Eight training school near INortolk, Va.
Extra Cutter Bar on Combine Aimed at
Eliminating Much Stubble Trouble on Farms
Other a-pointees remain to be
BUYS CIIINN PROPERTY h?ard from, while the Boardman
A deal was closed Tuesday by and Irrigon districts will be organ
Terrill Benge and Ed Chinn trans
ferring the Chinn residence proper
ty on Gale street to Benge Eddie
is now looking for a place to live,
which, he says, is not an easy mat
ter after living so many years in
his comfortable home.
progress tor several weeks and
tht numerous farmers have real
ized on their crops much grain re
mains, to be cut and sold. For the
benelit of those who have not fin
ished harvesting and who plan to
invest considerable sums in bonds
the banks are prepared to assist
in the form of loans- Powers urged
it and the local committee urges
4 HA , 4
ifct 4 SSt-i
MUSIC STUDY CLUB
Resumption of meetings of the
Music Study club will be marked
with a dinner party at the home of
Mrs. F. W. Turner at 6:30 p. m.
Tdesday, Sept. 7. At that time plans
for the year's work will be taken
Ceiling Placed on
Used Farm Machinery
Used hay leaders, side delivery
rakes and manure spreaders were
addrd today by the OPA to the list
of used farm equipment items which
when sold by any persons, such as
farmers or auctioneers, are under
precific price control. Reports to
OPA indicated prices for the three
items had become inflationary.
The maximum priors for these
three items will be determined in
i i i. i r r
uhu. uus wt y o. u. v,c.u, that 8 buyers needing
who is in charge of the farm di- lhjs assilanoe should ' contact their
v,uoa UL u,e wl,u,uliee- banker immediately and be pre-
STATE OFFICIALS VISIT parcd to make teir purchases.
In preparation for the campaign, Campaign directors wish to stress
Al Powers, cssistant vice president the point that Oregon's quota of
of the United States National Bank $104,000,000 has to be raised from
of Portland and a member of the individual purchasers. Banks are
ttate war loan committee, visited Continued on Page Eight
Governor Endorses Recruiting Program
Using a cutter bar from a dis- by Tom Wilson, of the Soil Con
Donnev of servation Service, shows the extra
Lexington is attempting to solve the cutter bar as it was installed on the same manner as are ceilings
problem of handling heavy stubble the uenney comDine. - tor the used equiment already cov
in controlling erosion by attaching fj. D. Conrad, county agent, ered: that is. 85 percent of the price
the second cutter bar underneath states that while this attachment is of the machine when new if the
and to the rear of the header plat- stiH in the exnerirnental stage, it equipment is less than 1 year old,
form on his combine. Denney's would be worth the time of any ard 70 percent of the price of the
wheat stubble, which would nor- farmer who is bothered with tall item when new if the equipment is
mally be 18 inches to two feet tall, stubble to observe the results of 1 year old or more
remains nine to 12 inches after us- this attachment. Little expense is Other items covered by the reg
ing the additional cutter bar. While involved in equipping a combine ulation are wire bale 'ties sold in
Denney has not plowed or weeded with an extra cutter bar and the lots of less than 2500 pounds, irri
stubble handled in this way, he appearance of the stubble after it gation equipment, (except home
feels that much difficulty will be has been gone over would indicate lawn sprinklers), losing sleds, log
avoided by using this attachment, that much less difficulty will be ging wagons and portable prefab
Vemon Munkers shortened his had in handling the stubble and icated poultry houses and hog
fctubble in 1942 by going over it straw on the surface of the ground, houses
with an old push header with good thereby making it possible to give - ,.,.T,C
results. This practice requires an Q11r,t f Prni,m IN TWN TUESDAY
extra operation which the attach- the maximum amount of erosion Russe1 Moom lower gand Hq1
.ment on the combine avoids. control and also reduce the ex- jow rancher, was transacting busi-
The accompanying picture taken pense of pummerfallowing. ness in Heppner Tuesday.
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Govcincr Earl Snell welcomes Major Eric K. Shilling to Oregon and
endorses his important elatc-widc aviation cadet recruiting program.
Major Shilling has just returned from Africa to represent the army
air crrps in a drive for much-needed air crew men. He will bring
a cadet examining board to Heppner on Sept. 11 to interview men
between the ages of 17 and 20 who are interested in flying America's
warplancs. Center is Major B. P. Cody, district public relations of
ficer, who is charged with publicizing the recruiting tour.