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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
"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
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
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.
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
Doherty, f
Bergstrom, f
Herman, c ...
Jepsen, c
Pettyjohn, g
Salter, g
Carlson, g ...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
(191 Ucrian
(5) Johnson
Greenup (17)
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Carey Hastings motored to
Hardman Sunday to attend the
birthday dinner given in honor
of her father, Sam McDaniel.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell mo
tored to The Dalles Sunday where
Mrs. Howell entered The Dalles
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.
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
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
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.
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