hi JREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC AUDITORIUM PORTLAND. ORE. Heppner Gazette Times Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, January 22, 1948 Volume 64, Number 44 Committees Ready With Reports For Planning Meeting No Long-Winded Speeches To Find Place On Program What crops and livestock pro ducts can Morrow county farms produce for market to best ad vantage during the peace-time years ahead? What improve ments can be made to bring about better farm and rural life? These are questions to which six - committees of the Morrow county planning conference to be held January 30 have been di recting their attention during the past several weeks, reports Bill Barratt, general chairman. All farmers of the county are invited to participate in this conference in which every phase of Morrow county agriculture will be given consideration. "We promise a fast-moving program, plans for which have now been completed," said Chair man Barratt "The conference will start promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the Lexington grange hall. A plate luncheon will be served at noon with music and other ap propriate entertainment," added County Agent Anderson, general conference secretary, who has al so served as secretary of many of the committees. "I have never seen committees work harder or dig into informa tion more searchingly than these have done," he continued. "There has been general agreement among those developing reports that this job of converting agri culture to peace Is going to be more difficult and present many more problems than adjustment to war. During the war there were markets for nearly everything that could be produced, at rela tively high prices." Here are some of the questions for which committees have been seeking answers: Are the crops most suitable for and providing highest incomes possible being grown in our north Morrow irri gated section? What kind of a weed control program should our farmers have to prevent further infestation from perennial nox ious weeds? How can our farm homes be made a happier place in which to live? How can we provide better opportunities for youth through organization? What conservation practices are most important in saving our soil? Do we need a Brucellosis disease control program to safe guard our farm families' lives? These and similar questions will be presented by the six con ference committees and discuss ed by those attending the meet ing. "The program will move along promptly with committee reports and brief discussion Instead of long-winded speeches," says the chairman. 'There should be something of practical interest which applies to every farm." The program of the day begins with an opening statement by Chairman Barratt which outlines the day's program. A discussion of the county's agriculture and major problems will be made by County Agent N. C. Anderson. Committee reports will follow during the forenoon and after noon. Mary Beth Minden, extension specialist in home management, Oregon State college, will speak immediately after the noon, deal ing with opportunities for im provement in rural life. F. L. Bal lard, associate extension director, Oregon State college, will con clude the conference with a brief summary and statement regard ing the obvious values of such conferences. lone Topic Club Schedules Benefit Party January 31 People who have a taste for good food and like to play cards will want to keep Saturday eve nlng, January 31, in mind, for that is the date set by the Topic club at lone for a big benefit par ty In behalf of the lone Memor ial Improvement association. This is an annual event, what with the forming of the Improvement association, and the committee has promised that this year's par ty will be even better than the one given last year, Elaborate preparations are be ing made for the smorgasbord, and this in itself should attract a goodly number of people. En tertainmcnl will be provided with bridge, pinochle and Chinese checkers. A door prize will be given. The affair will be held at the lone American Legion hall. Fred Buschke of Elgin is pend ing the week here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Busch ke and other relatives. He re ports the wlnler a little more pro nounced on the east side of the Blues, but not too severe. Fred was among the Masons in at tendance at lodge the night the Elgin Masonic hall was destroy ed by fire nhout the middle of May, 1947. He visited Heppner lodge No. 69, A, F. & A, M. Tues day evening. Home Town Paper Does Yeoman Job In College Town Sometimes an editor wonders if his efforts are appreciated and when his enthusiasm for his work shrinks to low ebb along comes something to perk him up. Thi't is what happened this week when along came a letter from Mrs. Dessa Hoffstetter, librarian at Oregon College of Education, Monmouth. Says Mrs. Hoffstetter, "It has just occurred to me that you might be interested to know just how widely read is the copy of the Gazette to which I sub scribe. Each week I bring my copy and place it on the periodi cal shelves. Morrow county and vicinity are rather well represent ed both in our student body and in our faculty. 'The following students are en rolled at the Oregon College of Education this term: Kenneth W. Crow, Echo; Wade Bothwell, James P. Kenny, Jackson Holt and Romona McDonald,, Hepp ner; Archie Padberg, now living at Hermiston, and Felix Johnson, Long Creek, whose grandparents, the Alex Cornetts, lived in Hepp ner for many years. "Mr. Corwin, who was superin tendent at Heppner and now is city superintendent at Independ ence, is teaching a class in school organization in the college. Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Knox, who used to be in Heppner, are now teaching classes in physical ed ucation and dancing at OCE. The college registrar, R. Elwayne Lieuallen, came to Monmouth about a year ago from Pilot Rock. The college librarian, Dessa Dev In Hofstetter, Is also from Hepp ner." Mrs. Hofstetter didn't say how many of the above are reading the GT, but since hers is the only copy mailed to Monmouth it is presumed that most of those mentioned mull over the news of the old stamping ground. o lone And Umatilla Tied For Lead In Little Wheat League League Standings Won Lost lone 2 0 Umatilla 2 0 Boardman . 0 1 Irrigon 0 1 Lexington 0 2 The lone Cardinals are off to a good start, winning over Lexing ton 42-26 and again last Friday defeating the Boardman Yellow jackets 27-22 in a close, hard- fought game. In the first quarter, neither team found the basket much. It ended 6-4 In Ione's favor. Berg strom scored 4 for the victors. In the second quarter, sparked by Graham, Boardman nin-"'t head 8-7 with about two min utes left in the half. Jepsen, car dinal reserve center, scored on a rebound, putting lone on top 9-8. Graham scored a gift shot and the half time score stood 9-9. " In the third quarter the Cardin als, sparked by Doherty, outscor ed the Yellowjackets 7 points, making the score 21-14. Boardman wasn t quitting tho, and out-scored the Cards 8-6 in the fourth quarter. lone FC. FT F 0 4 3 2 5 4 3 21 PTs 12 5 Doherty, f Bergstrom, f Herman, c ... Jepsen, c 2 2 1 4 1 27 Pettyjohn, g Salter, g Carlson, g ... Score Boardman Brown, f 0 7 3 0 Graham, f 3 7 1 13 Robertson, c 2 2 5 6 Beaver, g 0 0 4 0 Miller, g 113 2 Score 6 10 16 22 lone B defeated Boardman B in a preliminary, 28-16, with War ren of lone and Ball of Board man taking scoring honors with 9 points each. o DEPUTY COLLECTORS WILL HELP INCOME TAXPAYERS A schedule of deputy collectors to assist income taxpayers of the state has been arranged and those wishing this assistance should keep the dates in mind and contact them. in this area, the deputy will be at Arlington, Feb. 3, holding forth at the Gilliam County bank, and on Feb. 4 at the court house in Condon. The date for Heppner Is Feb. 2 at the court house. o UMATILLA PUBLISHER BUYS HERMISTON HERALD Dally papers of the state car ried the news this week that Clayton Darrnh, publisher of the Columbia Empire at Umatilla, has purchased the Hermiston Herald from Dan Bart lei t and change of ownership will take place February 2. Darrah located In Umatilla in 1946 and established the Colum bia Empire. Bartlett, who bought tho Herald four years ago, has not announc ed his future plans. Arlington lakes Close One From Mustang Quintet Locals Unable To Find Basket For Foul Conversions The Mustangs dropped a close one to Arlington on the local court last Friday by the score of 31-28. Although the locals out scored their rivals from the field they were sunk via the free throw route. Arlington jumped into a 9-4 lead at the quarter and led 17-16 at the half, the lead having changed hands twice. The score was tied at 25-all at the third quarter mark. The le-d changed four times In the final period in which Arlingto a successful stalling game the final minutes. Heppner s strat egy in an endeavor to score dur ing these final minutes seemed to consist of attempting to throw the ball through the concrete wall in the forecourt. Line-ups: Heppner Arlington Greenup (7) f (7) Sweet Hughes (4) f (1) B. West Waters (2) f (4) Mackey East f Sumner (5) c (5) J. West Padbeig (0) g (7) Clough Rippee (4) g (7) Bailey The Heppner reserves won the preliminary game without diffi culty, 31-17. Heppner players were Manners (8), Gabler, East (6), Hughes (8), Smith (2), Bell, Orwick (7), HammEck, Key. Ruhl was unable to play because of an injury. MUSTANGS TAKE THRILLER Heppner. stopped Umatilla at the Dam-site town Tuesday in a hair-raising finish by a 37-36 count. The Mustangs seemed to have everything under control at the start, leading 7-4 at the quar ter, and 21-14 at intermission. They Increased their lead to 10 points by the middle of the third which the Vikings whittled to 26-21 at the third quarter gong. Umatilla then started to town and by mid-quarter enjoyed a three-point lead themselves. Here the fireworks started, the lead changing hands six times before Sumner was fouled on an under basket shot with 20 seconds to go and the score 36-ail. He made the first, took the second out of bounds and the Mustangs suc ceeded in stalling out the final seconds of the game. Lineups: Heppner Umatilla (191 Ucrian (5) Johnson Greenup (17) Hughes Waters (81 Sumner (2) (2) Thompson Padberg (6) g (2) Hiatt Kippee 14) g tb urog g (2) Baldwin! Heppner reserves also won, 22-1 17. Heppner players: East (4), Gabler, Manners (4), Hughes (9), Connor (1), Ruhl (4), Key, Or- wick, MammacK. smnn was un-' able to play because of illness Two games are scheduled for this week end, both at Heppner. Condon plays here Friday and Echo Saturday. Condon lost the first two games of the season but has won all the rest. Echo hrs a nicely balanced team of six foot ers who gave Heppner their worst shellacking in years at Echo two weeks ago. Preliminary games both nights start at 7:30. o Hugh Porter is spending a few days at Hotel Heppner recuperat ing from a foot injury received recently while at work at Scrits- mier's mill. Administrators Propose Minimum Testing Compiling A Satisfactory Guidance Course Administrators of the five town schools of the county met at the Boardman school Monday eve ning, with Gerard Fahcy as host. Dinner was served at 5:30 by Mrs. Grace Macombcr and Mrs. Flos sie Coats, cefeteria cooks at the school. Attending the meeting were John S. Feathers, principal, Lexington; Alf N. Sowold, prin cipal, Irrigon; B. C, Forsythe, principal, lone; Henry Tetz, su perintendent, Heppner; GcrarJ B. Fa hey, principal, Boardman, and Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, county school superintendent. Following the dinner a meeting was held for the purpose of dis cussing some of the county-wide school problems. It was decided that all schools shauld provide a minimum testing program that will make It possible to compile sufficient data on all pupils to Implement a satisfactory guid ance program and to evaluate the effectiveness of the instruc tional program. In order to ac complish these goals, it was agreed that: 1. Each, of the schools would administer intelli gence tests to the pupils in grades one, three, six and nine each year; (2) That achievement tests be given all pupils in the ele mentary schools in gindes three to eight inclusive; (3) That achievement tests be given all high school students; (4) that Three Portland nurses, Mary McLelland, 5125 S. E. Knapp; Ro- cio Tar, ttn s v rvant Tnnrt , ,. ' ' ., ' ana tvangenne nuie, mid a. 39ih avenue, stop at the bedside of a young Idaho polio victim in I Lodges Preparing For Installation Ceremony Friday By Ruth Payne Plans for installation of offi cers were made at the meeting of San Souci Rebekah lodge Friday evening. This will be a Joint in stallation with the Oddfellows and will be held on the evening of February 4 following the an nual turkey dinner for the com bined orders. Mrs. Ruth Berg strom, noble grand, has announ ced that a practice for installa tion ceremonies will be held Jan uary 28 following the meeting of Oddfellows. Mrs. Bergstrom was presented with a gift from her officers for this year. Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Dix were hosts for a dinner party at their home on Baltimore street, com plimenting Mrs. Sara McNamer on her birthday. Other guests were Lucy Rodgers, Margaret Gil lis, Leta Humphreys, Josephine Mahoney and JoJean Dix. Rev. Joe Jewett motored to Portland Monday to attend a con ference of the Church of Christ. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Runnion mo tored to Portland Sunday where Mrs. Runnion will enter Portland General hospital for a short time. The adult Bible class is mak ing plans for the dedication of a shelf at the Heppner Public li brary in memory of the late Thomas J. Humphreys. Books of a religious nature and those on subjects in which Mr. Humphreys was interested will be presented. L. D. Neill and Rev. Joe Jewett are in charge of arrangements. Bob Runnion, Jr., is spending a few days in Heppner with rel atives prior to his departure for Laramie, Wyo., where he will re- main for a time. Bob plans to re-enter the University of Oregon for the fall term. Bill Badurina of The Dalles was a week-end visitor in Hepp- ner. During his stay he was a guest of A. C. L. Jetley. Mrs. Florence Hughes has re turned from Yakima where she has been visiting relatives since the holidays. Joe Coleman, representative of the Kinzua Pine Mills, was a bus iness visitor in Heppner early in , the week Mrs. James Barratt Jr. of Cor vallis was a week-end visitor here at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Wilson. Mrs. Barratt came up to receive a new Chevrolet. Returning Sun day, she was accompanied as far as Portland by her mother, Mrs. Wilson, and Mrs. Alva Jones. Marvin R. Wightman returned personality inventory tests be given to all high school seniors, and (5) That the achievement tests will be given during the seventh month of school. The above testing program is being carried out in most of the counties of the state. The results of the achievement tests for grades five and seven will be sent to the state department of public instruction to be used in a study to determine whether the pupils In these grades In Oregon are consistently low in certain subject matter grades. Mrs Rodgers presented the rules and regulations, as raised by the state board of education, governing certification of teach ers. The revision provides that: (It All emergency certification for high school teachers will be discontinued as of June 30, 1949. and that for the year 1918-49 no high school emergency certifi cates will be issued except to ap plicants who hold a bachelor's de groe, who have had eight quar ter hours of study in a teacher training Institution, which trains teachers on the level for which certification is desired, since March 16, 1916, and who have taught on an Oregon high school emergency certificate. Elementary emergency ccrtifl calcs will be restricted to (11 teachers coming from out ot state who have had not less than i two-year elementary teacher r .:S IF?) Baise's St. Luke's hospital. The March of Dimes is paying for ! transportation, salary, and main I tenance of the nurses, three of more tnan 35 wn0 volunteered from Oregon for service in the Idaho polio epidemic area. Feb. 5 Selected For Presentation Of Student Play "We Shook the Family Tree," a comedy in three acts, will be presented in the high school aud itorium Thursday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. by an all-school cast, ac cording to W. A. Jackson, direc tor. The proceeds of the play will go towards the expense of pub lishing the Hehisch, high school paper. The characters are "Hildegarde Dolson," played by Beverly Yo com; "Mrs. Dolson," the mother, played by Edda Mae Thorpe, gets a date for Hildegarde with "Fred die," played by Roy Carter. The remaining members of the cast include "Father," Malcolm East; Hildegarde's brothers, "Bob," Jerry Waters, and "Jimmy," Ed die Gunderson; "Sally," her young sister, Beverly Maness; "Ellis-May," Bob's heart-throb, Marlene DuBois; her friend, "Jill," Beverly Eberhardt; "Paige," a little neighbor girl, Nancy Ad ams; "Mr. Shermer," Freddie's fa ther, Orville Cutsforth; and his mother, "Mrs Shermer," Corabelle Nutting. This play is being presented with special permission of the Dramatic Publishing Co., of Chi cago, 111. Monday from a week-end busi ness trip to Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gentry motored over from Bend Saturday bringing his mother, Mrs. Ordrie Gentry, who will remain here for a time with her sister, Mrs. Alice Gentry. Mr. and Mrs. Gentry re turned to Bend Sunday evening. Hubert Hudson returned to his work at the Heppner Lumber Co. Tuesday following an absence of sever.-. 1 days following an injury to his left leg received when the carrier on which he was riding overturned. The carrier was be ing towed by a truck but failed to make the turn. Mrs. Alonzo Edwards of Lex ington was shopping in Heppner Monday. Mr. and Mrs. James Gleeton of Camp 5, Whetmore, were trans acting business in town Monday. They report considerable cold and frost out their way. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Mahone of Hardman were business visit- ors in Heppner Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lindsay of Kinzua were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Lucas and Mr. and Mrs. James Driscoll. Among those from Heppner go ing to Pendleton Tuesday to at tend the funeral services of the late Pat Doherty of Vinson were Mrs. Rose Francis, Mr. and Mrs. ! William J. Bucknum and Mr. and Mrs. James Farlev. training course at collegiate lev el; (2) who have completed eight quarter hours of study in a tea cher training institution at col legiate level for elementary tea chers; (3) or who are within one year of meeting the requirements for a standard certificate, pro vided they have had three quar ter hours of supervised teaching, are recommended for emergency certification by the teacher rtain- ing institution, and (41 at least eight quarter hours of study must have been completed since March 16, 1946. Schools hiring teachers who cannot meet the requirements for certification will be liable to for feiture of their apportionments .rom the Basic School funu. ft was re-emphasized by Mrs. Rodgers that students, in order to be excused from physical educa tion activities must present to the administrator of the school a recommendation signed by a medical doctor that such pupil be excused from such activities. Blanks for these recommenda tions can be procured from the principal of each school The law requires that all first graders and all freshmen be giv en complete physical examina tions was discussed. It is diffi cult to find ways and means for enforcing the law. Each of the principals agreed to form some I plan for his own school district Special Committee Reports Findings On Road Financing Group Favors 10 Mill Levy Over Period Of Years Voters of the county will more Ihan likely have the privilege of voting on a special 10-mill road levy at the forthcoming primary election. This is based on the rec ommendation of the special road committee's findings after meet ings held the past two Monday afternoons, January 12 and 19. After contemplating four meth ods, the committee came up with the following report: We, your special committee on roads, having been requested to study ways and means of bolster ing the depleted road funds of the county, so that a program of good roads can be carried for ward in a businesslike manner, respectfully submit the following report. , We have considered four pos sible methods of raising revenue for roads, they are: First: The usual method of in creasing the budget by not more than the 6 limitation which the county court and the budget com mittee have done. This has not produced enough revenue and ne cessitates searching for other methods. Second: The county court may increase the budget over the 6 limitation by any amount thot necessary and submit it to the legal voters of the county for ap proval. This would require a high levy if all raised the first year, of possibly 50 mills which would be acceptable to taxpayers in the high income brackets but quite burdensome to those less fortun ate, or the levy could be divided over a number of years which would require approval of the vo ters each year at a special county-wide election costing approx imately $800.00 per election, and if rejected by the voters in any year would jeopardize our road program. Third: A bond issue. This was looked on with favor at first be cause of the low interest rates prevailing but after considera tion, it was rejected because mon ey from the sale of bonds must be used on certain specified roads only, it would not yield readily to county-wide use. It would also require a mandatory levy each year until the bonds were retired. Fourth: A special road levy of a certain amount to be raised each year for a specified number of years. This requires approval of the voters of the county. Your committee favors this me thod and suggests a 10-mill levy for five years which would raise about $110,000.00 annually. This amount, plus approximately $24, 000.00 from the regular budget, should be sufficient to carry on any necessary road program, with the assurance that the money would be forthcoming without ad ditional reference to the voters. However, the voters could by their own initiative change the amount of the levy or eliminate it entirely, if in their judgment it should become burdensome. It is the opinion of your committee that this method of providing funds for the road program ap pears to be the best, in that it lends itself to a stabilized, over all program, for a number of years. The acceptance of this program at the primary election in May would enable the county court to start work on our poorly main tained roads soon after approval Program For In Schools It was recommended that P-TA groups give some assistance in the formulation of these plans. B. C. Forsythe, president of the Morrow county unit of the Ore gon Education association, made a report of his plans for the year. His report included the appoint ment of committees for county- wide activities as follows: County speech festival Mrs. Marie Clary, chairman, Henry Teiz, Heppner; Mrs. Jessie Hayes. Mr. Solwold, Irrigon; Mrs. tliza beth Feathers, Mr. Feathers, Lex ington; Gerard Fahey, Norman Bergstrom, Boardman; Mrs. Glad ys Ely, Mr. Forsythe, lone; Mrs. Lucy Rodgers. Morrow county. County spelling contest rran- cis Ely, chairman, lone; Mrs Maye Davis, Lexington; Mrs Gladys Ely, lone; Miss Ann Brown, Boardman; Mrs. Mary Bricker, Irrigon, and Mrs. Cleo Robinson, Hardman. County publicity committee Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, chairman; Jlenry Tetz, Heppner; Gerard Fa hey, Boardman; Alf Sowold, Irri gon. and B. C. Forsythe, lone. Mr. Forsythe also stated that the next meeting of the Morrow county unit of the O.E.A. will be held at the Boardman school on March 17. At this meeting there will be a panel discussion by lay people on The Future of Educa tion In Morrow County." Casaba Game, Dance To Aid Polio Campaign Road Plans Should Be Presented To Interim Committee Road needs and plans should be carefully compiled and pre sented to the legislative interim committee on roads and streets, Rep. Henry Peterson told the Heppner chamber of commerce Monday. The committee Is mak ing a comprehensive survey of road and street needs throughout the state and will hold two meet ings that will be available to Morrow county groups, one at The Dalles on March 22 and an other at Pendleton closely fol lowing. The committee needs to know what is needed, or desired, in each county in order to compile a report to submit to the next ses sion of the legislature. It will be no run-of-the-mill interim re port, according to Ralph T. Moore, chairman, who says "the boys may not agree with all of our findings and recommendations, but they will have the dependa ble data to use in drawing up in telligent action on highway mat ters. I think the gathering of this data is more important than our eventual interpretation of it." Peterson urged the chamber of commerce to lay particular stress on matters of county roads and city streets. The state highway program takes care of the trunk lines in every community, to a large degree, but it may be dif ficult to get action by the legis lature on the equally important county roads and streets unless local folks cooperate in getting their picture before the interim committee. The chamber of commerce has i several road matters in its pro gram for which data will be ga thered and compiled in time to present to the interim committee. It is understood the Pomona grange is also considering a pro gram, and the forthcoming plan ning conference will more than likely include a general county program. o Driller Brings In 7 Wells In County Water, water, and more water is the slogan in the Eight Mile Gooseberry section of the county these days. Leonard Carlson, in from the Gooseberry rancb, Monday, re ported that seven wells have been bored since September 27, 1947, and the driller, G. M. Jannsen of Portland, started Saturday morning on the eighth. Jannsen started on September 27 at the Henry Baker place where a good flow was obtained at 80 feet. Moving from the Baker place to the Leonard Carlson place he struck a good flow at 115 feet. Next was the Harley Anderson well where the drilling ceased at 60 feet, followed by a well at the Oscar Peterson place at 62 feet. At the Fred Buschke ranch the drill penetrated to 190 feet and at the Walter Becket ranch it re quired a 200-foot depth to get an ample flow. At 139 feet a good flow was obtained on the Jesse Warfield place. The outfit is now working at the Clarence Warren ranch in Dry Fork. The wells were located by Mi chael Wirtzfeld of Anacortes, Wn. He has located 650 wells during the 30 years he has followed the business. o GO FOR CARS F. W. Turner, Luke Bibby, Cal Sumner and Noel Hampton left Monday evening by Streamliner from Pendleton for Detroit, Mich., where they are to pick vp cars and drive back to Heppner. Rob ert Turner went to Detroit last week to arrange for delivery of the cars and will accompany one of the men home. F W. Turner expected to return by a southern houte and might be gone for two weeks. On the same train Monday eve ning was Mrs. William McCaleb and baby who were bound for Wisconsin Falls, Wis., on an ex tended visit with relatives. o Mr. and Mrs. Willard J. Warren have purchased a lot from F. W. Turner upon which they plan to erect a home. I he lot is next door to the Vic Groshens home in the Avers addition. o James, John and Dick Logan. ranchers from the west Cecil dis trict, were transacting business in Heppner Saturday, on one of their infrequent visits to the county seat. o Mrs. Carey Hastings motored to Hardman Sunday to attend the birthday dinner given in honor of her father, Sam McDaniel. o Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell mo tored to The Dalles Sunday where Mrs. Howell entered The Dalles hospital. Two events have been schedul ed by Francis Nickerson, director of the March of Dimes campaign in Morrow county, to boost the revenues toward the quota mark. The first will be a big dance at the lone American Legion hal! Saturday evening, January 24 and the other a basketball game at the Heppner school gymnasium between the Condon Rover Boys and the Heppner Townies. All net proceeds from the two events will go into the polio fund. Farrows orchestra will furnish the music for the dance. The basketball game gives pro mise of being a red hot affair, if LaVerne Van Marter's "stable" of players gets into shape for it. Several of the boys have been suffering from the flu the past few days, which hasn't helped in working up the plays for meeting the Condon lads. The Rover Boys are a fast aggregation and if the Townies should win the local fans can look forward to seeing the Harlem Globe Trotters or some other "big shot" casaba troop play on the local floor. POLIO ON INCREASE Pointing to the record of in creased numbers of polio patients during the past few years, let the high percentage of maximum re coveries, due to the proper type of medical care, made available through March of Dimes funds. Dr. E. T. Hedlund, state March of Dimes director, urged campaign workers in every county of the state to "keep up the good work of providing necessary funds for the treatment of this crippling disease." Oregon's per capita contribu tions to the March of Dimes rank ed third highest in the nation last year," Hedlund said, "and we must maintain our record, for we never know when polio will strike in Oregon as it did in Idaho dur ing 1947, with cases still number ing high during the first part of January 1948," Hedlund empha sized. Idaho has sent many calls for nurses to the American Red Cross and Oregon nurses have respond ed to the need of the neighboring state. More than 30 Oregon nur ses have volunteered for emer gency service to date and the Red Cross is recruiting others. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis pays the nur ses' transportation, salary, and maintenance from March of Dimes funds, while they are serv ing during a polio emergency. The nurses are employees of the hospital in which they are work ing. Besides sending nurses to Ida ho, Oregon has helped the neigh boring state to meet its epidemic needs through local county chap ters here sending essential equip ment. Hot pack washers and wool have been two of the im portant items loaned to Idaho. Oregon's professional traveling polio unit, equipped with a re- suscitator and hot pack washer, purchased with March of Dimes funds, hastened to Malheur coun ty during the past summer to as sist with the polio epidemic which had spread from Idaho in to the bordering county in Ore gon. The team includes four pro fessional volunteers: a pediatri cian, orthopedic surgeon, physi cal therapist and nurse. Because no hospital facilities were available to polio patients in Malheur county during the outbreak there this past summer, the team assisted in setting up treatment and training local cit izens should the outbreak in crease in intensity. The traveling polio unit is av ailable to any county in Oregon where the services of the profes sional group are required. The March of Dimes campaign dates are January 15 to 30. o Ward 7 Veterans Write Thanks Mrs. Ralph Thompson. Morrow county chairman of the Red Cross hospital service, has received the following communication from members of ward 7 In the U. S. veterans hospital in Walla Walla: January 10, 1918. To Our Sponsors, c o Mrs. Ralph Thompson: We, the patients of the Veter ans hospital Warri I wish to thank you very much for all the nice things you swell folks sent us for Christmas and for all the nice things you have done thru, the year 1947. Signed: O. Fredrickson, Berry Williams. E. E. Barntrill. James Ward, C. Farrier. P. W. Dol , Feo (lore G. Mandonado. Walter Pete, Fred Blackburn. E. J Matsnn, John Benjamin, Win. New. Alex Memmers, Raymond Griffin, H. M. Pierce, Willard Hrniori, Dan Hedges. Karl Saulter, Melvin T. Struckncss, Wm. K. Watson, Wil liam M, Stramlrud, David Ross, Joseph R. Libcrapt, I'hillp J. (Un did. Floyd Murphy, Kay W. Coon, Patrick Osmond, Koy Siroupp, Francis Schindler. Lincoln Kan yak. Clms. W. Gaston, Ohcrt Som mervold, James Oslerhorg, Geory Kbeihard. M R. Frey, Norman II. Benson, G. A. Stickotlrh, Creston G. Hill. L. II. Rhoad.s. Olaf Week, Walken Shaw, Hoy Stuart, G. T. Jones, Tony Sanfillppo, Frank Thomas.