'J P. L I C A 'J D IT 0 h I U : PORTLAND. ORE. Heppner Gazette Times Volume 65, Number 38 Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, December 9, 1948 Wasco Man Chosen Wheatgrower Head For Ensuing Year Paulen Kaseberg To Head New State Producer Group Paulen Kaseberg, Wasco, will head a new state wheat produc ers group for the coming year. The three day meeting of the Eastern Oregon Wheat league ad journed in Condon Saturday, and with adjournment became a new organization at least in name. Despite considerable opposition to a name change, the wheat league became the Oregon Wheat Growers league as a result of a standing vote in Condon's Mem orial hall where all general ses sions of the twenty-first annual meeting have been held. Membership In the new organ ization is now open to any wheat producer In the state of Oregon. Western and southern Oregon will receive representation on the board of directors by the appoint ment of two additional directors to represent those areas. Kaseberg succeeds Ralph Mc Ewen Jr. Haines as president. Other officers for the coming year are: Henry Baker, Heppner, vice president; LcRoy Wright, Moro, secretary-treasurer, and Roscoe Roberts, The Dalles, assistant sec retary. Heppner Bid Accepted The wheat growers voted to ac. copt the invitation of Heppner to act as host city for the 1949 an nual meeting of the wheat grow ers league. Among speakers who appeared before the wheat growers session during the final day of their meeting was F. L. Ballard, asso ciate director, OSC extension ser vice. He commented on develop ments in Oregon's agriculture during the past 25 years. He emphasized specifically that the eastern Oregon wheat variety map has changed twice during the past quarter century. He said ranchers are now generally plow ing their summerfallow early in comparison to the feeling 25 years ago that the job could be done "any old time." Ballard also commented on the increased interest that has devel oped In soil conservation with emphasis on erosion control and, maintaining fertility throughout' the wheat belt. Among resolutions considered and rejected by the league this year was the application of two Washington counties, Klickitat Kittitas, to allow their 4-H club members to participate in the wheat league sponsored 4-Hjfat stock show at The Dalles. Oregon FFA participation in the show was considered favorably. FFA joins in Stock Show A committee will be appointed to make recommendations for FFA participation. In the past show facilities in The Dalles have been the bottle neck to inclusion of this senior group in the league sponsored fat stock show and sale. Dr. C. E. Rist from the North ern Regional USDA research lab oratory, Peoria, 111., said that wheat had occupied a position of some importance in the indus trial manufacture of starch dur ing and since the war. Use of wheat is now tapering off, he said. Rist pointed out that wheat competes with corn for starch manufacture. Corn he said, has a high percentage of oil as a by product in starch manufacture. The oil is worth about 40 cents In every bushel processed. Wheat must have new uses developed for the protein and bran by-products if it Is to compete. New Wheat Uses At the Peoria laboratory, wheat is showing promise as a raw ma terial for use In making indus trial alcohol for fuel. Work along this line Is being continued, Rist stated. League members passed a res olution favoring the sponsorship of a bill in the next legislature requiring the enrichment of light bread flour sold In Oregon. They also expressed the desire that property taxes be reserved to lo cal governments for tax purposes, The federal programs and land use committee endorsed the fed eral crop insurance program They also passed a resolution fa voring more local farmer commit tee administrative powers In fed- oral agricultural programs. Les ter King, Pendleton, and his con servatlon and research commit tee was commended for their work In bringing about the soil conservation research project which is headed up at the Pen dleton branch experiment station by Merrill Oveson, The league expressed a wish for re-negotiatlng an internation al wheat agreement similar to the one that failed to pass the last congress. Progress Reported E. J. Bell, Pendleton, made a report to the convention on pro it JK. Random Thoughts... It's too bad that Jarvis Chaffee didn't put an Identification tag (perhaps it would be appropriate to call it a frog tag in this In stance) on that now world fam ous "suspended animation" frog that workmen dislodged from the courthouse basement last sum mer. As keeper of the grounds and buildings on the county's property where the courthouse is located Jarvis would have an op portunity to set up a museum, beginning with the frog. But since there is no identification tag or mark it will be difficult for him to round up the right specimen of the genus Rana. Since this subject has been brought up it is pertinent to re port that this newspaper has re ceived communications from some doubting Thomases in widely separated parts of the country, people who rate promin ence in the fields of science, and who want more definite informa tion about Heppners famous frog. Now, if the prominent specimen can be corraled, or if it can be produced upon demand, it may be possible for the scientists to ueierraine jusi wnai manes a from remain in a state of sus pended animation over a period of 46 years and return to a nor mal life again upon being freed from imprisonment in such close quarters. All this claptrap was prompt ed by an article In the American magazine section in Sunday's Morning oregonian. No doubt millions of readers of that mag azine have hunted up Heppner on their maps since the American Weekly got into circulation the past week end. Heretofore Texas has had a corner on stories of frogs coming to life after being imprisoned in church corner stones and other public buildings, and people in all sections of the United States and perhaps a large part of Canada will want to know where this upstart place is that dares horn in on the Lone Star state's specialty line. A release of "Current Business Trends in Oregon" taken from Oregon Business Review" treats on the population growth of Ore gon during the 12 months from July 1947 to July 1948. During that time an additional 81,000 persons were added to the popu lation of Oregon. This is at the rate of almost 7,000 a month, or 10 for each hour of the day. The Bureau of the Census now esti mates Oregon's population to be 1,626,000. Two counties rate over 100,000 Multnomah with 570,291 and Lane 114,307. Morrow county shows some gain in population since the war days. During the OPA period the count was estimated at 4,142 (this may not be correct, but is close) based on the rationing registra tion. Present figure is 4,770, or approximately 600 more than along in 1944 and 1945. Most of this increase has been in the towns, since the tendency is still towaVd bigger land holdings in the rural areas. This column would like to see more citizen participation in civ ic affairs. Take the chamber of commerce, for instance.. There are some 60 active businesses in the town and approximately 25 of these places are represented in an active way. It ill behooves the stay-aways to frequently repeat the question, "Why doesn t the chamber of commerce do some thing about it?" the "it" refer ring to any one of many things that come up from time to time having a bearing on community activities, when they are not will. Ing to devote a little of their time towards helping to make the wheels turn. After all, chamber of commerce, service clubs and other organized groups are effec tive to the extent that their mem berships are willing to work. Somewhat illustrative of the foregoing paragraph is an inci dent of days gone by. It was about 2:30 a.m. and the firebell roused a sleeping populace Into feverish action. From the light on upper Main street it looked like all of the south part of town was on fire. Members of the vol unteer fire department had re sponded quickly and had dragged the two fire fighting hosecarts to the scene where the late O, E. Farnsworth's barn was rapidly going up in flames. There was a call for more water and this meant there had to be more hose. Three stalwart young citizens, gress made during the last year by the Oregon Wheat commis sion. He said the commission, by contributing $22,497.55 of Its funds, has started the ball roll ing on more than $125,000 worth of projects designed to alleviate the northwest wheat problem. These projects, according to Bell, Include research on wheat quality, assembling basic statis tics, freight rate adjustments and educational activities to show the value of Oregon wheat, Bell made known that his discussion was taken from the commission's first biennial report to Governor elect Douglas McKay. Jens Terjeson, Pendleton, is chairman of the Oregon Wheat commission. Most expenditures, Bell report ed, are being spent for research, education and publicity areas of Continued on Pgt Two Remember Those Rosewall Ho tor Co. Growth Recognized By Ford Motors zr2::- Li An event of unusual signifi cance is scheduled to take place in Heppner Friday evening of this week when a representative of the Ford Motor company will pre-, sent a Four Letter Award to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rosewall, own ers of the Rosewall Motor com pany, Morrow county Ford deal ers. For this special event, Mr. and Mrs. Rosewall have arranged a dinner for their entire working organization at the Elkhorn res taurant, to be served at 7 p.m. During the course of the dinner hour, J. R. Davis, vice president in charge of sales will, through his representative, Chester Cook, Ford zone manager for this dis trict, present to the local dealers the special award, the signifi cance of which is explained in a release from the Ford news bu reau: The Four Letter Award, a new form of recognition recently de veloped by Ford, signifies that two of whom weighed in around ! 125 pounds and the other about 135, seized the ribbons on the racing cart and started for the fire. The going was easy from the "engine house," then located on the corner now occupied by the Terrel Benge residence, to the Masonic building corner, but when the upgrade on Main street was encountered the young he roes began to lose their heroic ambitions, for that old racing cart with its six-foot wheels was not built for such light motive power. But we received great encourage ment when the middle of the block was reached for there in front of one of the saloons were five or six gamblers who took time off from their labors to come outside and urge us to speed up. The late Sheriff E. M. Shut! was the fire chief. He had no lik ing for the soft handed card sharks. As he approached the slow moving cart to lend a hand he took time out to dress off the curbstone Johnnies' with some choice terms usually associated with mule drivers, following which the knights of the green cloth meekly returned to the task of dealing the pasteboards. . Tragedy struck the Gazette Times office Wednesday evening when Koko, the family dog, be came violently 111 and had to be relieved of his suffering In a fin al manner, It was painful to the family to see him suffer and was equally painful to have to reach a decision to give him up, but it was for the best and all are resigned to his fate. Although Koko belonged to Dr. and Mrs, C. C. Dunham, he had lived al most as much with Mrs. Dun ham's parents and was as much at home one place as the other. His rare brown color and neatly marcelled coat set him aside from the regular run of cocker spaniels and his gentle and friendly disposition made him a favorite with the family and most of those with whom he came in Good Old Days? the dealer has done an outstand ing job during the past year in complying with the four princi ples of automobile dealership op eration which the Ford Motor company considers most import ant to good "industrial citizen ship" and proper service to cus tomers and community. These four principles are: Financial stability, progressive manage ment, competitive spirit and ade quate facilities. All of these key management aims are Intended to insure the finest type of auto motive sales operation and to of fer customers dependable and courteous service. In his wire to Mr. Rosewall an nouncing the award of the certi ficate, Arthur S. Hatch, manager of the Western Region of the Ford Motor company, emphasized that the new program is part of the Ford Motor company's riational plan for leadership in the auto motive industry. 'The fact that you have achieved this outstand ing recognition, the' wli effaced, "is indication that we at Ford know we can depend on you to keep 'Ford Out Front' in your community." The certificate will be mounted on a plaque for display in the Rosewall Motor company's show rooms and leadership in all prin ciples of the Ford Four Letter program must be maintained to have it renewed on an annual basis. The local dealership is the first in Eastern Oregon to be given the Four Letter Award, and one of 20 to gain this recognition in the northwest. Of the 6400 Ford dealers in the United States, 1500 have received the award and the aim of the Ford Motor company is to get all of the dealers on the award basis. Christmas Spirit Pervades Program The holiday motif prevailed in the program presented at the monthly meeting of the Heppner Parent-Teacher association at the school house Wednesday evening. Due to illness, some of the num bers had to be omitted, those of the school instrumental group coached by Robert Collins band director. John Runyan pastor of the Heppner Church of Christ, was the principal speaker, and Mrs.' C. C, Dunham sang two num bers, Brahms Lullaby, and bl lent Night, accompanied by Mrs. C. C. Carmichael. Mrs. Grace Nlckerson is in Pen dleton today to be near her dau ghter, Mrs. Richard Hayes of Ar lington, who was scneauied to undergo a major surgical opera tion. contact. He will be missed by pa trons of the Gazette Times be cause of his habit of always be ing on the wrong side of the door, causing a repetition numerous times dally of the question, "Do you want your dog to go out or is it alright to let this dog in ." as the case might be. . Miss Leta Humphreys is also grieving over having to be separ ated from her wonderful old Col lie, Mac by name. He was given the name of MacDuff, which nat urally became Mac as time went on. Mac had attained the ripe old age of 14, which In dog life Is the equivalent of about 98 hu man years, and his infirmities became so acute that it was nec essary to have him sent to the happy hunting ground. Miss Humphreys at first said she would never have another dog, but after a few days changed her mind and will probably be train ing another younger one along the lines that made Mac such a fine old canine gentleman. Plans Underway lo Form State Assn. of S. C; D. Supervisors More Land Leveling And Grass Seeding Completed Here Plans to form a state associa tion of soil conservation district supervisors was explained by Claude Meyers, district supervis or from West Umatilla Soil Con servation district, at a supervis ors' meeting of the Heppner dis trict held Monday evening in the county agent's office in the bank building. The action was taken by the conservation section of the Ore gon Reclamation congress held in Grant Pass the first part of No vember in order to strengthen the conservation activities of districts, throughout the state, Meyers ex plained. . -An organization meeting to se lect a director from the Columbia basin work group will be held December 29 at the Vendome ho tel in Arlington Meyers announ ced. Supervisors from districts in the Columbia basin area will at tend. Land leveling on 40 acres in the Heppner district was complet ed this month, R. T. Meador, con tractor, reported. This included 20 acres on the Lewis Halvorsen ranch, six acres on the Earl Mc Kinney place and 15 acres on the Howard Cleveland ranch. Twelve acres of logged -off land were seeded to pasture grasses on the E. J. Blake ranch, the month ly progress report showed. Other seedings were made on the Bert Peck, Paul Brown, Don Campbell and Orin Brace places. New farm plans were approved by the district board on the How ard Cleveland, W. W. Bechdolt & Sons, W. A. Heath & Sons and Sam McMillan ranches. Soil consevatlon surveys were completed on 2,240 acres during the month. Mrs. A. E. Pickering Dies at Pendleton Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock p. m. December 6 at the Folsom Funeral chapel in Pen dleton for Mrs. A. E. Pickering, a former resident of Heppner, whose death occurred December 2 at the Eastern Oregon State hospital after a long illness. Bur ial was in the Olney cemetery, Pendleton. Mrs. Pickering is survived by her husband and five children, Ralph D. Pickering of Redwood City, Cal.; Gladys R. Creager of Menlo Park, Cal.: Merl C. Picker ing and Georgia M. Taylor of Couer D'Alene, Idaho, and Ross , A. Pickering of Lone Rock, Ore. She was 59 years, six months and six days of age at the time of her passing. Fellowship Group Meets in Heppner Twelve ministers of the Assem bly of God faith met in Heppner Monday in an annual sectional fellowship meeting. Sessions were held afternoon and evening In the Church of Christ. Principal speaker at the after noon session was the Rev. Hos kins of Mitchell. Rev. John Run yan, pastor of the Heppner Church of Christ, addressed the group at the evening meeting. A news reelase from Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., Informs us that Miss Dorothy Cutsforth will spend the Christmas holideys at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Cutsforth, north of Lexington. Heppner Merchants Well Prepared To Meet Holiday Trade Demands , lflT7)H If ijrturriw3jA BUY OTSTMA! : iTAL Bangs' Tests To Start In County Monday Morning Veterinarians are ready to be gin testing cattle of the county for Bangs disease, according to announcement from the office of Nelson Anderson, county agri cultural agent. The work will continue until all cattle are test ed, he states. This work is the result of a meeting held last June conducted by the county court for the pur pose of determining the need for Bangs testing in the county. Af ter hearing the opinions of live stockmen on the subject the court declared Morrow county as a com pulsory Bangs test area. The disease control committee appointed by the Morrow County Stockgrowers association is work ing on the program to make schedules for the testing. Tney are asking that all livestockmen cooperate in the program and each livestock grower is asked to contact the county agent's office and arrange for a date to have his cattle tested. There will be two veterinarians working in the county and it is important that enough cattle be lined up for them to test Anderson states. Chorus to Present Vesper Program at Legion Hall 19th The Christmas- vesper service which has been an annual ac tivty of the Woman's chorus the past five years will be given this year at the American Legion hall. Four oclock p. m. is the hour chosen and the day wilt be Sunday, December 19. Several old favorites and some new songs are being rehearsed and the program gives promise of holding unusual interest Bible reader for the service will be Mrs. William (Jane Huston) Rawlins, whose talents in that direction are distinctive and al ways add quality to any program upon which she appears. Following the service tea will be served to all in attendance. HAD SLIGHT JAR A communication from Mrs. Jerry Bolman (Harriet Heliker) states that the earthquake in the j Los Angeles area on December 4 shook them up a bit but no dam age was suffered in Huntington Park where she and Mr. Bolman live. However the stores had can ned good all over the floors, a fact confirmed in news pictures the following day. o MASONS ELECT OFFICERS At the annual election of offi cers Tuesday evening, Heppner Lodge No. 69, A.F. & A.M. ele vated Harold Becket to the post of worshipful master, Harley An derson to senior warden, Harry Van Horn to junior warden; re elected R. B. Rice as treasurer and elected C. J. D. Bauman as secretary. Other officers will be announced at the time of instal lation, which will take place the night of December 18. o Stanley Minor has returned home after a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Minor at Dal lesport, Wash. The men are cou sins and Mrs. Minor is a sister of Mrs. Mary Stephens of Hepp ner proprietor of Mary Van's Flower Shop. Harold Arbogast victim of se vere burns about his face during season when a lantern he was lighting exploded has been taken to Portland for plastic surgery. The lantern had been filled with gasoline by mistake. I. Skoubo of Boardman was among visitors from the north end of the county transacting business In Heppner Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mulligan of Boardman were business visitors in the county seat Saturday, hav ing matters at the courthouse to claim their attention. Dr. L. D. Tibbies and family were Portland visitors the past week-end. The doctor attended a Shrine ceremonial and also took in the football game be tween the Grants Pass and Jef ferson high schools when the southern Oregon team won the ttate championship.. Additional Storage Space Planned By M. C. Graingrowers Plans have been completed by the Morrow County Grain Grow ers, Inc., for the construction of a new elevator at Heppner. Space just north of the present elevator will be utilized according to Ted Smith general manager. The new structure will be 26 feet square and attain a height of 55 feet, being of the crib type, and will have a storage capacity of approximately 23,000 bushels. Estimated cost of the improve ment is $25,000. Memorial Service Honors Deceased Brothers of Elks The absent brothers, those who respond no more when their names are called, were memor ialized in a fitting manner Sun day afternoon when Heppner lodge No. 358, B.P.O.E. held its annual Lodge of Sorrow. The im pressive ceremonial work of the officers and the address by Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien stressed the lesson of brotherly love which is a cardinal virtue of the order. A feature of the program was the Woman's chorus, which sang three numbers to the delight of all present. School Boards Of County To Meet In Heppner Dec. 20 The Rural School Board of Mor row county, in session at the of fice of Supt Henry Tetz Wednes day, set December 20 as the date for the official presentation of lo cal school district budgets. All board members of the Irrigon, Boardman, lone, Lexington and Heppner schools have been invit ed to this meeting. Each school will present its "budget with such explanations and comments as are necessary, announces Mr. Tetz. The rural board feels that each school should get the over-all pic ture and to have a mutual un derstanding of each other's prob lems. A dinner will be served at the Heppner school at 6 o'clock. 'The educational program of Morrow county is of vital import ance to the people of the county," Tetz said. They are especially in terested in the financial support of that program and that of course will be the important part of the meeting," he concluded. John Day Man To Run Taxi Service At the regular meeting of the city council Monday evening the application of Jim Lyons of John Day to operate a taxi service In Heppner was given favorable consideration. Lyons is now awaiting word from the state public utility commissioner rel ative to his application for a PUC license. A rate schedule was submitted by the applicant, who stated that his car will be available for both town and outside service. It is thought that a car catering to this type of business will not only enjoy considerable patron age in town but that it will also be called upon to haul people to and from main line points. Little but routine business was taken up at Monday night's meet ing. The outgoing members of the council are retraining as much as possible from entering upon new measures, desiring to leave such matters to the new council to be seated January 3. MASONIC HALL REPAIRS UNDERWAY THIS WEEK Work of repairing the rear end of the upper floor of the Masonic building damaged several weeks ago by fire is underway this week, with Howard Keithley in charge. Alterations at first contempla ted have been abandoned by the building committee and the kit chen walls will remain the same with the exception that an open ing will be made for the purpose of serving directly into the din ing room. A complete new electric kit chen will be installed as soon as the repairs to the walls and ceil ing have been made and the new arrangement will make for more efficient work when the cooks are called upon to work In the kit chen. It is expected that everything will be in place by the 18th Inst, when the big annual Joint instal lation banquet will be served. Christmas shopping is being made easy for the people of this section by the merchants of Heppner. By that is meant that stocks of merchandise are plenti ful and selections are of a wide variety and the quality is of a high order, embracing many na tionally advertised brands. As the season advances Main street is taking on more of a hol iday atmosphere. Street decora tions are in place (and the Christ mas trees are scheduled to go up this week end) and merchants are making their windows attrac tive with alluring gift merchan dise. Holiday gift shopping, which got off to a slow start, seems to be getting "in the groove" now. The postoffice reports a pick-up in package mail, although this business has not developed to the fever stage as yet. Incoming mail Is much heavier, a lot of it due to shipments of merchandise thru this channel. Gift packages should begin to arrive in earnest within another week. The same rule should also apply to outgo ing mail by that time. But back to merchandise. There is everything one could wish for whether it be something to wear. something for the home, or the many little things that go to add zest to living, including electric trains for daddy and big brother Bill. Electrical appliances are much in the foreground, what with at least seven stores carrying these lines. Almost anything in the appliance line makes an accept able gift to a person or family not now possessing certain items. Clothing stores, both women s and men's, have many beautiful, practical items that make gift choosing an easy matter, and the drug stores are fairly alive with articles that rate high in the list of the Christmas shopper. So the slogan for this years shopping is: Try Heppner first and you will not have to go else where. Wranglers Enjoy Dance and Supper Members of the Wranglers Club and their families to the number of approximately 75 en joyed a dance and midnight sup per at the Lexington grange hall Saturday evening. Dancing started- at 9 -4 -alternated between modern steps and square dances, with music provided by Harold Erwin with his guitar and Mrs. Linnie Loudon at the piano. The midnight supper consisted of hot dishes and pies. ELKS BILL SMORGASBORD FOR SATURDAY EVENING Heppner lodge No. 358, B.P.O.E. has extended an invitation to all Elks and their ladles to attend a party at the hall Saturday eve ning, December 11, the outstand ing feature of which will be din ner smorgasbord style. A smorgasbord dinner was served by the lodge a few weeks ago and proved so popular with those attending that it was thought well to repeat. NO LEXINGTON NEWS Due to the death of a relative in Portland the Gazette Times correspondent in Lexington, Mrs. C. C. Jones, was unable to send in her usual grist of news this week. It is hoped she will cover the more important events of the past week in next week's issue of the paper. o This Week In History to Dm. 11 A distinguished but unhappy man died 52 years ago this week on Dec. 10, 1836. Hli name Alfred Nobel. NobeL a Swediih scientist dereloped dynamite, blasting gelatin and several types of smokeleH powder. His inventions brought him great wealth but also ill-health, tor the use oi his work lor pur poses of death and destruction, sickened him. In his will, he left about 110 million to pro Tide 5 annual print for the moet outstanding cieaturts and persons contributing most to world peace.