Heppner Gazette Times H1STOR1CA1. S EGO N LlC AUDITORIUM PORT LAUD. ORE Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, Oct. 2, 1947 Volume 64, Number 28 Prospects For Fall Sown Wheat Best In Recent Years Moisture, Weather Combine Jo Give Grain Good Start Rainfall, upon which so much depends for Uae production of Brain In this section, has been the best in five years up to seed ing time and prospects are bet .ter at this time than for several seasons, according to reports coming to this office. Leonard Carlson, weather ob server for the Gooseberry district, is one of the most enthusiastic wheat'raisers at the present mo ment. He bases his optimism on two factors: the lawn-like ap pearance of the fall sown fields and the weather charts over which he presides. Going back to 1943, Carlson took the months of July, August and September for comparison. In that year, .10 of an inch fell in July, 1.18 inches in August and none in September for a to tal of 1.28. In 1944, .18 fell in July,' none in August, and .39 in September for a total of .57. In July 1915 there was no precipitation; Aug ust saw .37 and September 1.09, for a total of 1.46. Moisture was scarce in 1946, with .4 in July, .15 in August, and .81 in September, or one Inch for the period. Now comes 1947 with 1.82 In July, .75 in August and 1.27 in September for a total of 3.84. "We've had some rather bad storms in spots but the storms brought moisture to most of he growing districts and that's what it takes to sprout wheal In the fall. So far as fall prospects are concerned, I can't recall when they've been better," Carlson commented. Students Present Pro and Con Facts On Tax Measure Members of the social econo mics class of Heppner high school were featured on the pro gram of the chamber of com merce at Monday's luncheon, their discussion being based on the proposed sales tax measure to be voted unon by the people of the state on October 4. Corabelle Nutting, taking the side favoring the tax, submitted four points In her argument. First, stability. The tax will pro vide a stable income because It is based on commodity transac tions. Second: If the measure is defeated, Income and property taxes will be higher. Third: 27 other states now have sales tax laws and there Is no inclination to discard them. Fourth: The law will set up a reserve "fund, providing something to fall back on when times are less prosperous. Morgan Connor, taking the negative, contended that no emergency exists that we have ample funds in the state treas ury: that tax experts Imported from New York by the Portland chamber of commerce found our tax set-up ample; a sales tax puts the burden on people with low incomes; the bill is not pro perly written; does not tax beer but does tax candy bars and other small items which the vouneer generation buys. Henrv Tetz introduced Don DuBois, president of the student body who presided during the discussion, Introducing the spea kers. Tctz called attention, to the fact that it required nine elections to put over woman suf fraee. which, he contended, dis counted the argument advanced that the sales tax should be de fcated because the people of the state have rejected it four times Ted McMurdo was introduced as a euest bv his father, Dr. A D. McMurdo. REBEKAH LODGE PLANS MEMORIAL SERVICE Plans for a memorial service to departed brothers and sisters whoso deaths occurred during the past year are being made by San Souci Rebekah lodge. The service, which will be held Fri dav. Oct. 17, will be open to the nubile. A call has been Issued to members of the order to be present at the regular meeting Friday evening, uct. J, to assist In formulating the plans. There will be a meeting of the Past No ble Grand club at 7:30 p.m prior to the regular meeting of the lodge tomorrow evening. Mrs. 0. G. Crawford dadressed two meetings of Eplscopa church women In Pendleton Wednesday afternoon and eve nine In the first of her fall visit to the churches of the diocese In her capacity as president of the Church Women s service league She was accompanied to Pendlo ton by her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Dunham. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bulterfleld of The Dalles were Sunday vis Itors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C, Rosewall. Mr. and Mrs. I. H, Cole and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson drove to Payette, Idaho for brief visit over the week end, Lloyd Moyer Bags Buck At Crack of Dawn Wednesday So far as is "known, Lloyd Mo yer was the first hunter to bring in a buck at the opening of the deer season Wednesday. Moyer was out at the crack of dawn bagged a two-point buck and was back at camp by 7 a. m. Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman re ported seeing three bucks strung up' to trees In the upper Willow creek area this morning, so it appears that some of the huge army of hunters stalking the woods to the south of Heppner are meeting with success. Hunters have been pouring in the past several days and camps are many up Willow creek and other streams in the mountains. County Clerk C. W. Barlow reports that his office issued more than 80 licenses during September, of which 11 were non-resident. Up to noon Wed nesday, the clerk had issued 16 licenses to tardy hunters. A to tal of $767 has been taken in over the license counter up to date. Bergstrom-Stefani Vows Pledged In Portland Church Dorothy Ellen Bergstrom, dau ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Bergstrom of Gooseberry, be came the bride of Arthur Stef an! Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Stefani of lone at a candle light ceremony at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon, September 27. Rev. J. W. Beard, assisted by Rev. Philip Elman, performed the ceremony before the altar which was decorated with palms and baskets of pink and white glad ioli and calla lilies. Miss Eunice Peterson was maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Misses Mildred Carlson, Laurel Baldwin, Mildred Pitman and Mrs. Lester Engstrom. Lester Lngstrom served, as best man and the ushers were Donald Peterson, Roland Berg strom. Pete Janln and Alton Yarnell. Miss Betty Ryding sang "I Love You Truly" and "Because." The bride was lovely in a gown of white lace over white satin, with seed pearls outlining the yoke and at the wrists of the long sleeves. A headdress of pearls and orange blossoms held her long lace veil in place. She carried white roses and gardenias. Attendants of the bride were also dressed In white and car ried pink carnations. A reception was held in the Neighbors of Woodcraft hall at 7:30 p. m. Assisting with the serving were Mrs. Roy M. Janin and Mrs. Oscar Bergstrom who cut and served the wedding cake after the bride and groom cut the first slice. Presiding at the tea table were Mrs. M. E. Bou ska, Mrs. James Petrone, with Mrs. Joe Stefani, Mrs. Ernest Cavalll, Mrs. Gilbert Bertucci, Mrs. Carlton Groves, Mrs. Pete Cerrl, Mrs. John Eubanks, Mrs. May Ekstrom and Mrs. Wm. Berg strom about the hall. John Eu banks and James Petrone were in charge of the punch bowl. Guests from Heppner included Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grabill, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Drake; from Lex ington, Clifford Yarnell, and from lone, Eric Bergstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bergstrom and Rudy, and O. G. Bergstrom. The young couple are enjoy ing a honeymoon in Canada. For traveling Mrs. Stefani wore a wine colored suit with black ac cfessories and a green orchid. Upon their return they wll) be at home to their many friends in lone. o DEMOLAY TO RESUME ACTIVITIES OCT. 13 Morrow county chapter of De Moley will resume activities the evening of Oct. 13, according to announcement from Blaine E. Isom early this week. Edward B. Batty of Portland has been secured as guest speak er for the meeting, which gives promise of being one of the best since organization of the chap ter. The meeting will be held at the Masonic hall in Heppner. . o Mrs. R. B. Rice will leave Fri day for Kansas City, Mo., on an extended visit. She will go by rail from Pendleton, business matters In Heppner. Thomas Howell has sold his properly on Water street to Mrs. Etta Hunt and has purchased the Fred Loreiizen, Jr., house on South Main street. remember Member HHP OR10ON OMEN Mustangs Overrun ' Prairie City 25-0 In Initial Contest Pate's Colts Show Up Well In first Varsity Encounter The Heppner high Mustangs opened their grid season last Fri day by taking Prairie City into camp on the Prairie City field to the tune of 25-0. Although their play looked rather ragged at times the lo cals' clicked- often enough to score four touchdowns. East scored in the first per iod by intercepting a blocked pass. Greenup's try for point was wide. Padberg ran left end for 40 yards to score in the second. Again Greenup's kick was wide. Greenup passed to East for a third marker this same period, then plunged for the extra point. Hammock finished the scoring in the fourth with a 30 yard run around right end. The kick for point again was wide. Later Heppner carried the ball to the Prairie 4 but lost the ball on a fumble. The locals showed a tight de fense, holding Prairie City to two first downs. Greenup was the leading ground gainer for Heppner. Nineteen boys made the trip and all saw action. Heppner lineup: Left end, East; left tackle, Kilkenny; left guard, Ployhar; center, Sumners; right guard, Gabler; right tackle, Key; right end, Waters; quarter back, Bennett; half back, Pad berg; half back, Rippee; full back, Greenup. Substitutions: Allstott, end; Ruhl, tackle; Gam mell, guard; Connor, guard; Smith, center; Bergstom, Ham mock, Orwick, backs. Heppner plays at Fossil Fri day, Oct. 3, and tangles with Condon in their first home game on the 10th. Greenfield Grange To Be Pomona Host Greenfield grange at Boardman will be host to the Morrow county Pomona in an all-day meeting Saturday, Oct. 4. Following the business meet ing in the morning there will be election of officers, .lunch at noon, and in the afternoon the lecturer's hour to which the pub lic is invited. Salvage Logging Subject of New Forest Bulletin Prelopglng, clean logging and relogging are processes advocat ed in Bulletin No. 1 of the Ore gon Forest Products laboratory at Oregon State college entitled, "Salvage Logging in the Douglas-Fir Region of Oregon and Washington." The authors are Elmer E. Matson, forester with the L'SDA forest and range ex periment station in Portland, and John B. Grantham, associate professor of wood products at the college. The timber Industry has for many years been aware of the enormous volume of forest waste, but efforts to salvage it proved uneconomical until the present favorable markets developed, the authors point out. While good progress has been made in salvage logging since then, the surface has only been scratched toward utilizing the approximately 27 percent of net board feet volume of standing timber being left to rot or burn. This waste material now aver ages about 10,000 board feet of sawlog type timber and 10 cords of small stuff per acre. The bulletin is devoted large ly to describing latest and most economical methods of carrying on the operations of prelogglng, clean logging and relogging. To date only relogging can provide information on actual practice. Prelogglng and clean logging are slill in the experimental stage. Present use of salvaged ma terial is about evenly divided between pulp mills and saw mills. Some cedar also goes into shingles, posts and poles. Doug las fir, which makes up the bulk of the logging waste, is usable In the sulphate paper mills but not In the sulfite mills. Sulphate mills are increasing but the ca pacity is as yet such as to limit (he market for Douglas fir for paper making. This and other possible mar kets for salvaged material are discussed in the bulletin which adds that even with markets, the biggest factor Is low cost pro duel Ion which means finding more economical operating me thods In the woods and at the mills. Wade Bothwell and Jackson Holt have joined the ranks of college students from Heppner and are now enrolled at Oregon College of Education at Mon mouth. Both boys, most serious ly injured of those figuring In a car wreck near Tendlcton last winter, have shed their casts and are quite themselves once more, OREGON'S GOVERNOR DESIGNATES OCT. 1-8 AS NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK The newspapers of America, ever since colonial days, have performed outstanding service to freedom by the publication of news without fear or fervor. Today, m 1947, it ii an accepted truth with all who have enjoyed the privileges of citizenship in America, that freedom of the press is an indispensable and necessary support to democracy and to a free people. In some parts of the world, however, this fact is disputed, y and only lip-service is given to the ideal of a free press as a servant of the people. Lasting peace among the nations of the world will become possible only through a sound, alert and informed world opin ion, based on a mutual regard and understanding. A free world press is a necessary corollary to this ideaL These facts are being brought to our attention once again this year through the observance of National Newspaper Week. October 1 to 8. the theme of which is "YOUR NEWSPAPER Serving Freedom by Serving Tow." Because of the importance of newspapers, and their service. I am glad to designate this period as National Newspaper Week in Oregon. EARL SNELL. Governor. ' The Gazette Times will hold open house between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in observance of National Newspaper week. The latchstring will be out to all who care to drop in and there will be light refreshments. 4-H Beef Animals Sent To Portland For PI Exposition Headed for Portland to com pete in the Pacific International exposition's 4-H club show, a carload of Morrow county stock left the Heppner yard of the Un ion Pacific Wednesday morning under the care of John Graves, 4-H beef club leader and Nelson Anderson, Morrow county agri cultural agent. Included in the shipment were 18 head of fat beef, six calves purchased from Luke Bibby for the calf scramble, and five lambs. The beeves and lambs were prize winning stock at the recent Morrow county fair. Results of the 4-H competition will be available by the next is sue of this newspaper, accord ing to Nelson, who plans to re turn to Heppner no later than Wednesday evening, Oct. 8. The 4-H club show is staged during the first four days of the exposi tion and the last four days are devoted to the Future Farmers of America. News Items of Interest Around Town By Ruth Payne Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lawrence of Portland and Mrs. Ralph A. Brown of Goldendale, Wn., re turned to their home Sunday af ter spending the week end here with the ladies' sister, Mrs. Nel lie Anderson. A. C. L. Jetley motored to Burns Friday evening to spend a week's vacation with his fam ily. Recent houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Hodge were Don Hatfield and Teresa Burgett of Lebanon. Mrs. Richard Wells returned from Portland Saturday after at tending a conference of the Am erican Legion auxiliary in the city last week. Mrs. Jessie Batty and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Batty of Kimber- y were w-u Heppner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ogletree. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dick were week-end visitors in Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Blaine E. Isom and daughter Harriet were call ed to Pendleton Friday by the serious illness of Mrs. Isom's fa ther, Henry Struve. Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Van Scho- iack were visitors in Pendleton Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Farrens are moving their household ef fects this week from Ditch creek ranger station to Ordnance where they have secured housing for the winter. Mr. Farrens who is employed in the forest service will commute to his work in Heppner. Mrs. Minnie Furlong departed for her home in Portland Mon day after a two months visit here with her daughters, Mrs. Frank Anderson and Mrs. Dale, Brown at their homes in the Eightmile section. Before leav ing, Mrs. Furlong spent the past week end with Mrs. Emma War ren. Robert Turner, Henry Jacobsen and Mr. and Mrs. La Verne Van Marter returned Sunday evening from Portland where they at tended the University of Oregon Texas football game last week end. Mrs. Muriel Rice who had been visiting for the past two weeks in Victoria, B. C, and Tort land, returned to Heppnor with them. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Burkhnrdt have returned to their home in Ontario after a week's visit here at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davis. Dr. A. D. McMurdo, county health officer, and Miss Margar et Gillls, county health nurse, were In Boardman and Irrigon the last of the week giving ty phoid Inoculations to school chil dren. Ed MrDaniel was over from Kitraia Saturday attending to Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Neill will go to Wasco to attend the wedding of her granddaughter, Miss Eileen Scolt, daughter of mr hmo mrs p n jx-mi u., ronmno. 10 naroio mson ui " School Poulation Of County Now 859 Figures released this morning by Mrs. Lucy Rodgers show the school attendance in the county as 859, based on figures sub mitted to her office up to Sept. 19.' Broken down to grade and high school attendance, the fig ures are as follows: Heppner grade, 270; high school 114. Ir rigon, 91 and 31. Lexington, 58 and 18. Boardman, 82 and 37. lone, 100 and 36. Two rural schools having grade students only Pine City 10 and tlardman 14. Mrs. Rodgers reported that three rural districts, Clarks Can yon, Willow Creek and Eight mile Center, have filed petitions for an election to vote on con solidating with district No. 1, Heppner, A petition is being prepared by district 1 to vote on accepting consolidation with these and other districts which it is hoped will follow the lead of those named. Mr. and Mrs. William Cowins are expecting their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Ray, and daughter Sandra from Sa lem this week end. Mrs. Ada Cannon is moving from lone into the house she re cently purchased from Mrs. Alma Morgan. For the time being, Mrs. Morgan will reside with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Al Massey. Mr. and Mrs. John McRoberts of Portland visited briefly with relatives in Heppner Wednesday. They were enroute to Kimberly where they will be hunting guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roach. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Munkers returned Sunday evening from a week-end trip to The Dalles. They encountered considerable! delay at Deschutes Junction where a slide stopped traffic on the Columbia highway. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Smith and P. W. Mahoney returned from a business trip to Portland. ,.... r.rnoj ,rnm Tom Wilson has returned from New Jersey where he was called recently by the death of his mo ther. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Neve left the end of the week for their new location in Sacramento, Cal. Mr. Neve was employed locally by the Pacific Power and Light company as a lineman and will continue in the same work in Sacramento. Ilynd Brothers have complet ed the construction of a two-car garage and cement driveway at their residence on Gale street. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Schaffer of the Butterby Flats ranch near Cecil were transacting business In Heppner Monday. Edward "Puff Rice was a bus iness visitor in Pendleton Friday. Mr. and Mrs. W. Claude Cox have returned from a motor trip to Portland and coastal points. In Portland, they attended the fall style show presented last week by Meier and Frank and in which their son, Clair Cox ailed as one of the models. Mrs Cox states that Clair is employ ed in the music department of Meier and Frank and expressed a wish to be remembered to all his friends in Heppnor. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cunning- ton (Sibyl Howell) of Portland are guests of her parents, Mr and Mrs. Lee Howell. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Parker were over from Pasco to spend the week end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Clive Huston. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson have returned from Kalispel, Mont., where they visited with their nephew, John Hays, and family. En route home they vis ited In Spokane with Mrs Thompson's sister, Mrs. Ella Hums. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Snyder left the end of the week for Ashton Mo., where they will visit with his brother, Charles Snyder and family, Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Huston at their coun try home in the Eightmile sec tion were Dr. and Mrs. Ben I ,,,, nd rh ,,,, of Port ,andi Mondny thp rhillps were Continued on Fa Bix Steen Billed For Speech at Meeting Of Farm Bureau Road Issue Slated For Airing Monday At Grange Hall Lowell Steen, president of the Oregon Farm Bureau federation, will be the principal speaker at the regular meeting of the Mor row County Farm Bureau Mon day evening at Rhea Creek grange hall. Steen has not indi cated what his subject will be. but in view of the approaching special state election, he may be expected to devote part of his time to a discussion of the sales tax measure. Other officers of the state or ganization signifying their in tention to be present are Marsh all Sweanngen, secretary and Sam Hunter, membership secre tary. Swearingen will outline the resolutions to be prepared for the state convention in No vember, and Hunter will have something to say on member ships. It is expected that a large part of the evening will be taken up with discussion of local matters. Foremost of these will be the tax situation, especially with refer ence to road improvement. Some difference of opinion exists rela tive to the merits of bond issues and straight tax levies and it is expected the special road com mittee will make some pertinent observations on these mooted points. A matter of business to come before the meeting will be the election of officers for the ensu ing year. Present officers are O. W. Cutsforth, president; E. E. Rugg, first vice president; Henry Peterson, second vice president, and Oscar E. Peterson, secretary- treasurer. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. o LEXINGTON... Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth and Mr. and Mrs. George Graves were visiting in Sparta over the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Vester Thornburg are the parents of a 10-pound baby girl, Linda Fay, born Fri- day morning, Sept. 26, at the ! cipals, and superintendents if Riverside maternity home in they choose to attend. Pendleton. I it is expected this county will Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Breeding I be fully represented, with the and family drove to Spray over j following administrators going: the week end. Mrs. Breeding! Alf Solwold, Irrigon; Gerard Fa went on to Prairie City to consult j hey, Boardman; B. C. Forsythe, a physician and at present shej-Ione; Joe Feathers, Lexington, is a patient in the hospital at and Leonard Tate and Supt. Prairie City. Henry Tetz, Heppner. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Smith Mrs- Lucv Rodgers, county and family have moved into the aDartment rerentlv vacated hv the Bob Davidsons. Mr. Smith will teach in the local high school and Mrs. Smith will have charge of the school band. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jones and family went to La Grande Tues day, called there by the serious illness of Mr. Jones' father, Char les Jones. He died while his son was there and was buried in Un ion Saturday. The Horizon club girls rental library has received books from the traveling library in Salem I hey just recently received 75 dooks so expect to have selec- tions to please everyone. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carmichael have returned home from Seat- tie, bringing their small niece Susan Davis, back with them for a few weeks visit. Many hunting parties are leaving for the mountains this week. Among those going up are Lon Edwards, Albert Edwards, George Peck, Emery Burnside, Earl Warner, and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carmichael. Mrs. Ed McFadden, Mrs. Ken neth Marshall and Mrs. Alonzo Henderson drove to Pendleton Tuesday to visit Mr. McFadden in the hospital there. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dinges have returned home from a va-1 cation trip spent in Grants Pass, Lorane and Portland. They re- rolled. port that their son Dan is now Late registrations are still be attending the Portland univer-, Ing accepted until Saturday. Oct. sity. ' Several out-of-town hunters made a short stop-over at the C. C. Carmichael home on their fray to the mountains Sunday. They were Mr. and Mr Otto Leathers, Mrs. Joy Tower and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gardner, all of Vancouver, and Curt Coleman, John Smith, Claude Smith and Carl Smith of St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Padberg and son are spending the week in Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Van Winkle and family have moved Into the Palmer house two miles below Lexington recently vacated by Lyle Allen. Mrs. Frank Davis of Heppner has been hired to teach the up per grades In the Lexington schools for this year. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pomeroy and Mrs. Joyce Robbins of Kelso, Wash., spent the fore part of the week visiting friends and rela tives here. They were house guests of the Ted McMillans. John (Bunk) McMillan, a for mer resident of Lexington, and two friends from Elko, Nev flew into Lexington Tuesday to trans act business here. Man Loses Hand In Moulding Machine' At Box Factory Ed McFadden of Lexington employe at the Heppner Lumber company box factory, suffered an injury to his right hand about 9 o'clock Monday morning which resulted in loss of that member by amputation later in the day when taken to the hos pltal in Pendleton. McFadden was working with a molding machine and got his hand caught in the lower cylin der, resulting in the loss of the thumb and the severe laceration of the lingers. He was taken to a local physician who gave him emergency treatment and direc ted that he go to the hospital. The unfortunate man had pre viously suffered partial loss of two or three fingers on his left hand. o , P-TA Announces Buffet Supper and Teacher Reception Resumption of activities by the Heppner Parent-Teacher associ ation comes in the form of an announcement this week that the group will serve a buffet supper at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, at St. Patrick's hall. Sponsors of the affair wish to make it known that the supper is open to the public and they are urging all teachers and par ents,( as well as anyone inter ested in meeting the new in structors, to attend. That the committee in charge of arrangements may know ap proximately the number to pre pare for, it is requested that those wishing to attend call phones 322 or 723 by Saturday, Oct. 4, and make reservations. Mrs. Conley Lanham is in charge of the supper and respon sibility for the program rests with Mrs. Harley Anderson. o Meeting of School Administrators To Be Held In Salem School administrators of Mor row county will be off duty at home next week due to the an nual meeting scheduled at Sal em. The conference is for prin- scnoo superintendent, may at tend part of the conference. which is followed by the county superintendents' convention. Supt. Tetz is scheduled to at tend a meeting of the executive council of the Inland Empire Educational association at Spo kane Saturday and will go from there to Salem. EOC Enrolls 650 For Opening Term Registrants at the end of the first day, September 24, totaled 6o0 students at Eastern Oregon college, La Grande. Of this num- ber 341 are freshmen, 249 soph- omores, 41 juniors. 14 seniors. and 5 special students. Three hundred and eighty-six students are enrolled in the two- year lower division program which provides the first two years work in practically all pro fessional fields. One hundred sixty-four are enrolled in teach er education and 100 students in the two-year semi-professional courses which include training in radio-electric service, secretar ial science, merchandising, nur sing, and medical and dental as- sistants. Three hundred forty-seven stu- dents are on the Eastern Oregon colleee canmus for the first I time. There are 279 veterans en- 11, and it Is exDected that the final enrollment will exceed 700 students. Community Chest Campaign To Open Here October 10 Early Wind-up of $1800 Quota Urged By Chairman Isom Announcement was made Tu esday by Blaine E. Isom, chair man, that the annual campaign for funds for the Oregon com munity, chest will open in Mor row county, Friday, Oct. 10. The chairman said plans for the drive have been completed and that it is expected the funds will be raised by the end of the month. Morrow county's quota for 1947 is $1800. This is less than in recent years and although the public is not as "drive" minded as during the war years, Isom feels confident the fund will be oversubscribed as in the past. The task of raising funds in the rural districts has been as signed to the granges, that is, in their areas. Heppner will be solicited by either the Girl Scouts or the Boy Scouts. In the mean time, the First National bank will receive subscriptions, either directly or by mail. Charles A. Sprague, publisher of the Salem Statesman, writes this newspaper that while he is no longer chairman of the chest organization he is still interest ed in its success. The director, Irl McSherry, has been ill sev eral weeks with a heart attack and Mr. Sprague has been giv ing a little help where he can. "October as you know is the month for the general campaign and we hope everything is set for it in your county It is im portant that we provide for the care of the orphans and aban doned children, etc., in these pri vate institutions," the former governor said. tolling Places Unchanged For Special Election No changes have been made in polling places in the several precincts of the county, Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman announced to day. He called attention to the North Heppner polling place, which is in the Braden Tractor and Equipment company build ing in Heppner. This is the same place used in the last election but may be new to a good many people who did not turn out to vote at that time. There is little indication as to which way the vote will go in Morrow county and neither is there anything to draw on rel ative to the size of the vote. The main campaign has been to in terest property owners in voting for the sales tax, the sponsors feeling that a strong favorable vote by the farmers would be sufficient to pass the measure. o LEAVE FOR CHINA Daniel Chinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Chinn of Heppner, and Henry Chinn, nephew of Ed ward Chinn, left Monday for San Francisco, where, on Friday they will embark for China. Henry Chinn, who has been a guest In his uncle's home for several weeks, is a teacher and will en gage in the profession in the old country. He also contemplates entering into business over there. Daniel will make an indefinite stay, depending whether or not he becomes homesick. VETERAN STUDY REVEALS WHY SOME LEAVE COLLEGE Oregon State College Finan cial reasons have caused more veterans to drop out of Oregon higher educational Institutions than any other one cause, ac cording to an informal survey made by Richard Mengler, Vet erans administration training of ficer stationed at O.S.C. Mengler's survey covered O. S. C, U. of O., Vanport Extension center and University of Port land which enrolled about three fourths of all ex-service colleg ians last year in this state. His study showed that withdrawals among veteran students totaled 15 percent, only one percent higher than among non-veterans. Of veterans who did drop out, two out of five did so for finan cial reasons, with only one out of five quitting for failure to make passing grades. In general veteran grades have been above average, his inquiry showed. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Neill re turned Tuesday from a ten-day motor trip to Portland and other points In the valley. In Portland they visited with their daughter, Mrs. Ralph Scott, and family and in Salem with another daughter, Mrs. Eldon Kenton and family. Thoy also spent some time with Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Akers who have Just purchased a home In Aumsville near Sa lem. Melvln Harrington of Vancou ver, Wn., arrived Wednesday evening and will accompany W. Scott Furlong on a hunting trip. Mrs. Melissa Howell came ovtr from Redmond Sunday after hrr father, Roy Roggi, who will make his home with her In the future.