: vo ! i! i s ? o ? i o ' ?. 1 1 c audi : ; ! i v PORTLAND. 0 :: Z . I ET Y Heppner Gazette Times $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, March 10, 1949 Volume 65, Number 51 Road Conditions Improve Despite Squally Weather Equipment Lack Handicaps County "In Pushing Work The road, situation is far from satisfactory and lacks a lot of being what the county court would like to make it, but de spite these facts, the county crews are makine some headway in those sectors where men and equipment have been working. This is the opinion of Judge Gar net Barratt aller covering the dis tricts where, the work is being done. This is largely in the cen tral part of the county and to wards the north end in sections where the recent run-off did the greatest damage, specifically the Blackhorse and Sand Hollow dis tricts. The regular spring work is be ing done in the sand fringe at this time while there is yet mois ture to aid in packing the sur face of the roads. At present the county crusher is in Sand Hollow where roads and bridges both suffered exten sive damage. An effort will be made to clean up the work there before moving the ponderous equipment to another area, the judge said. This will require sev eral more days to meet the pre sent requirements and to build up stockpiles. The equipment and crew set up for the lone district are being used in the lower Gooseberry dis trict at present. The plan is to work the lower areas first and move into the higher country as i .ore spring-like conditions war rant. In the meantime, ranchers who have or can get road equip ment to woik with are doing some fixing on their own, and more of them would do the same thing If equipment were avail able. Judge Barratt told how he and Doc Sherer resurrected a grader that had been cast off of the workable list. They took the ma chine to a welder and had some extensive repairs made and put It back in service. Unfortunately several of the old graders were sold during the past year or they might be put into service again. While no figures are available and there Is no possibility of ob taining anything more than a good guess, the Judge estimates the county's roads exclusive of the state highway system have suffered more than $70,000 dam age from the winter weather and break-up. Mrs. Pat Mclntyre Laid To Rest Here Wednesday A. M. News of the death of Mrs. Pat Mclntyre came as a shock to the people of this community and to her family and friends in other parts of the state. She passed away at an early hour Monday at St. Anthony's hospital in Pendle ton after a brief illness. Services were held at 10 o'clock a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic church in this city, with Rev. Francis McCormack officiat ing and arrangements In charge of the Phelps Funeral Home. In terment was in the Heppner Ma sonic cemetery. A large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends gathered at the church to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. Genevieve Audry Smith was born December 29, 1908 in Port land. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Smith, prominent residents of Portland. Receiving her education In the Portland schools, she became a teacher and was engaged In that line of endeavor for two years at Condon. Returning to Portland she taught in high school there for several years, and on Septem ber 4, 1912 was married to Pat Mclntyre of Heppner. During her residence here she was active In I he Woolgrowcrs auxiliary, the church, and in social circles of the community. Surviving besides the husband are her parents, four sisters, Miss Eileen Smith, Portland; Sister Frances, Montreal, Canada; Mrs. Allen Myers, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. George Cherry, San Francis, co, Calif., and two brothers, Leo " and Vincent Smith, Portland. All of the family with the exception of Mrs. Myers and Sister Frances were here for the funeral services, Pearly Forrester of Hardman was treated at the office of a lo cal physician Monday for a wound received when she fell and cut her foot on a piece of glass. She was brought to Heppner by her teacher, Mrs. Bonnie McClin tock. John and Gerald Bergstrom re- turned to Walla Walla Monday after the Herefords which they purchased on Saturday, Random Thoughts... If you are given to experienc ing thrills you know what it Is to possess a bright, shiny new automobile, or some other cher ished article like a diamond ring, for instance. You fairly glow with pride, like the little boy with his first pair of long pants or red topped boots! Well, a couple of our enterprising citizens are ex periencing one of the rare thrills of a lifetime, for they have Just completed a revamping job on their place of business and aside from the Justifiable pride they feel In their accomplishment they are getting a thrill out of the way the public is responding to the changes made. In Wilson's Men s Wear store the people of Heppner have something of which to be proud. Stock and fixtures compare favorably with the of ferings of most of the larger towns and cities of the state. This column joins the public at large in felicitating the proprietors, Messrs. Wilson and Blake, in this expression of their faith In the community. Whatever happens during the rest of the month, the first seven days of March were glorious. Ot course, the weather had to turn sour Tuesday and bring more snow which in turn brougnt more moisture and this in turn has played hob or whaley or sumpin' with the roads. Up to the time of writing this (about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday) there had been rio flood warning sounded and it is n't likely that there will be, for the ground is open since the Feb ruary 21 run-off and much of the moisture has been absorbed. The killjoy weather prophets tell us we will have several more days of winter weather this week and if more snow comes we might have another "spell" of high wa. ter, although not on the gener ous scale of the first one. With four months of winter weather to our creditNovember, Decem ber, January and February it is about time the weather man pull ed a bit of spring out of his hat. And speaking about roads. Some of the farmers, a good many of them, we dare say, would repair the roads alongside or running to their homes If they had or could get suitable equip ment. The county is low on main tained, graders and the like and such equipment as is usable is certainly being put to the tesL Most of the farmers have tractor equipment which could be em ployed in drawing graders out no graders. School bus drivers are having their troubles these days. Some of the busses were late arriving in town Wednesday because of encountering soft roads. One or two of them got stuck and had to get farmer assistance to get out. Gravel surfacing on some of the roads was washed off in the run-off last month, leaving the roads subject to rutting or to be coming very soft, to say the least. It might be too much to ask that school be dismissed for a few days, pending drying up of the roads, but it does seem that some consideration should be given bus drivers and the regular..users of the roads under these trying con ditions. A renewed interest In Boy Scout work is in evidence and it is hoped parental concern will be increased to the point that It will be on a more permanent basis. There has been nothing wrong with the juvenile segment of the population that good leadership will not remedy, and tortunaieiy, this leadership is developing Starting with seven boys a few weeks ago, Bill Davis now has 21 boys lined up for Scout work and there are enough boys of that aee to make it possible for sev eral patrols. Since the Scout work was renewed, the teachers have observed an Improvement In the behavior of the boys enrolling in the troop. This is a healthy con dition and parents, teachers, church people and the public in general can 111 afford to pass up any opportunity to encourage the Scout movement for both boys and girls. PAID OFFICIAL VISIT Mrs. Minnie Card, Portland, na tional committeewoman and state organizer for the Degree of Hon or, paid an official visit to Kate J. Young lodge No. 29 at its reg ular meeting Tuesday evening in the Legion hall. Mrs. Card spoke briefly to the members outlining the work of the Degree. In her brief talk to the lodge, Past State President Clara B. Gertson men tioned that this lodge was formed in 1894 and in October of this year a homecoming celebration for ils 55th anniversary would be hold. Plans for a food sale were discussed. This is to be held on the morning of March 19 at the Red and White store. Mrs. Julia Hill Is chairman of the commit tee In charge of arrangements. Mrs. Betty Posplsll of Riddle arrived In Heppner Tuesday eve ning to visit for a short time with her mother ,Mrs. Virgil Fish er and Mr. Fisher. Mrs. Fisher plans to return to Riddle with Mrs. Posplsll when she leaves and i from there go on to California to visit her other daughters. Junior Chamber of Commerce and Auxiliary Plan Potluck Dinner To Start Off New Year's Activities By Ruth F. Payne COMING EVENTS: March 12 Irish Dance, Ameri can Legion hall, lone. March 15 American Legion Anniversary Potluck Dinner. March 16 Oddfellow-Rebekah Party, I.O.O.F. hall. March 16 JayCee-ette and Junior Chamber of Commerce potluck dinner, Recreation Center, 6:45 p.m. March 18 High School Speech Contest, lone. March 19 Food Sale, Degree of Honor Red & White Store, 10:30 a.m. March 20 American Legion District 6 Conference. The JayCee-ette and Junior chamber of Commerce potluck dinner will be held next Wednes day evening, March 16, at 6:45 at the Recreation Center, according to an announcement by the com mittee in charge of arrangements. Following brief business meet ings, a social evening is planned. Mrs. J. K. Estberg heads the JayCee-ettes for the current year. Other officers are Mrs. Everett Kelthley, vice president; Mrs. J. J. O'Connor, secretary; Mrs. Kemp Dick, treasurer; Mrs. Louis Lyons, Mrs. Edmond Gonty, Mrs. Wil liam Barratt, directors. At their February meeting, members formed two teams to stimulate attendance at meetings and to interest new members in joining the organization which is composed of wives of members of the Heppner Junior Chamber of Commerce. The directors plan a year book scheduling the 1949 meetings and hostesses. Highlights of the group's first year of existence were reviewed by Mrs. Edwin Dick, outgoing president. She mentioned in par ticular the group's leadership In canvassing the city for donations to the hospital drive, sponsorship of the Sam Gordon bridge series, and prize-winning floats entered in the Lexington Fourth of July and Heppner Rodeo parades. 18 TABLES IN PLAY AT P-TA PARTY Nine tables of bridge and nine ables of pinochle were In play at the card party sponsored by he Parent-Teachers association Friday evening at the Legion hall. High for the ladies was re ceived by Mrs. Eugene Ferguson and for the gentlemen by Walter Barger. In pinochle, Mrs. D. P. Phelan received high for the lad. ies and Everett Keithley high for the gentlemen. Following the awarding of the prizes, Gordon Grady auctioned some cakes and pies. Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. J. R. Huffman, Mrs. Ted Smith and Mrs. E. N. Gonty. Mrs. P. W. Mahoney entertain ed the What's Trumps club Wed nesday evening at her home on Baltimore street. High score was received by Mrs. Ruth Valentine and low by Mrs. Fay Ferguson. Others present were Mesdames Raymond Ferguson, Harold Cohn, Henry Ttez, D. A. Wilson, L. D. Tibbies and Stephen Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rosewall made a business trip to Pasco the last of the week. Mrs. Mary Stevens motored to John Day Wednesday where she vistcd overnight with her sister, Mrs. Ruth Shane. Kenneth Smouse and Henry Ba. ker flew to Bozeman, Montana, Thursday on business for the REA. They were taken to Pendle ton by John C. Hagan. Messrs. Smouse and Baker returned to Heppner late Saturday evening. Mrs. Don Jones has returned to her home in Medford after spend ing several weeks here at the some of her daughter, Mrs. Rob ert Wright on Rhea creek. S 1c Don Rippee left Sunday for San Dego after spending a 10. day furlough in Heppner and Condon with relatives and friends. On Saturday Sgt. Rippee and his grandmother, Mrs. John Hiatt, motored to Arlington to meet Pvt. Lowell Rippee of the U. S. Army who came over from Ft. Lewis, Wn to spend the week end with his brother. From San Diego, Sgt. Rippee will be sent to a new station as he has finish ed his basic training at the Cal ifornia post. Donkey Basketball r rJ Donkeys take about as much interest in basketball as they do anything else. Judging from this picture taken at the Lexington gymnasium two weeks ago. From all accounts, the game was a riot of fun even 11 the poker-faced little animals show no emotion. Mrs. George Krebs who has been visiting in Heppner at the home of her, son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Don Ev ans, has retuined to Cecil where Mrs Krebs is assisting with lamb ing. Later they will return to their home in Portland. Mr. and Mrs. John Saager mo tored to Milton Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. LaMarr Sayrs of Moro were week-end houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ruggles. They returned to Moro Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Kinard McDaniel of Lonerock were shopping In Heppner the end of the week. Mrs. Owen Leathers of Kinzua was a business visitor in Hepp ner Tuesday. During her stay she was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Victor Lovgren. Robert Lacey of Portland was a business visitor in Heppner on Monday. Mrs. Don Hatfield has return ed from Enterprise where she vis ited her parents for several days. Mr. and Mrs. Paul McCoy and family motored to Salem the last of the week where they spent several days visiting with rela tives and friends. The First Church of Christ has purchased an electric organ. Mrs. J. O. Turner is organist for the morning service and Miss Mabel Wilson for the evening service. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Batty of Kimberly were week-end shop pers in Heppner. Mr. and Mrs. John Wood and son of Enterprise are visiting in Heppner with Mrs. Wood's fath er, E. N. Moyer, and sister, Mrs. Bob Owen. Mr. Wood is assisting for a time In the Marshall-Wells store. According to word received by Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Mollahan, their son Bob who is in the army air corps, has been promoted to the rank of corporal and Is an assist ant classification expert. At pre sent Corporal Mollahan is sta tioned at Fort Pepperel, New foundland. D. N. Deen of Arlington spent the week-end in Heppner visit ing relatives and friends. Mrs. Earl Blake motored to Portland Thursday to spend a cv days on business and plea- sure. Mr. and Mrs. Alcy Madden and Floyd Pullen of Lonerock were looking after busness matters In Heppner the last of the week. Mrs. Mildred Tucker motored to The Dalles Thursday, taking her lather, J. Wr. Harrison, there for medical attention. Mrs. Jesse Hurst has returned to her home in Walla Walla af ter spending a few days In Hepp ner at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Jack Woodhall. Mrs. Hurst looked af ter the Woodhall children dur ing Dr. and Mrs. Woodhall's ab sence while attending the recent dental convention in Portland. E. E. Rugg returned Friday from Salem where he visited the state legislature in the interest of REA. He was accompanied from Portland by Jack Edmond son who has been attending school in the city and will remain here for a time to work. A. A. Scouten, Melvin E. Look and Morgan Connor returned to Heppner Thursday from a week's trip to Tombstone, Arizona, where they were looking after property interests. Melvin Look continued on to The Dalles to spend the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Look. Rev. and Mrs. Joe Jewett and children, Joanne, Doris and Rob ert, and Mr. and Mrs. Everett K. Smith and daughter returned to their homes in Baker Saturday after a brief visit here with friends. Rev. Jewett will be re membered as the previous pastor of the First Church of Christ and Mr. Smith was principal of the Heppner grade school for a time. Mrs. Grace Nlckerson and Mrs. Robert Dobbs motored to Walla Walla Monday. A. C. Crovvell of Morgan was a business visitor In Heppner the end of the week. Frank Cooney arrived from Ire land the end of the week. Mr. Cooney who has been employed as a steeplejack in England for the past several years will work as a lineman on the local REA nrolect. At the lone Topic ""-'.tj I i, 5 ' I fit X ,f s i 'SJjSt. Saturday evening, February 9, upwards of 400 by the lone Topic club. In the rear of the room, people gathered at the American Legion hall in facing the camera, is Mrs. B. C. Forsythe, club lone to partake of the smorgasbord dinner served president New Records Set At Third Annual Shorthorn Auction New records in top prices paid for both bulls and females were set at the third annual Oregon Shorthorn Breeders association show and sale at Prineville, Mar. 2 and 3, reported Sales Manager Millard R. Eakin of Grass Valley Average prices for the 66 ani mals sold, however, was down from a year ago. Top price of $1500 -w as paid for the champion of the show, Mile Away Red King, bred and con signed by Jim and Ruth Short of Redmond, and sold to Bud Mus tard of Powell Butte. The reserve champion bull, T. V. Control, owned and consigned by R. R. Raymond of Helix, was sold to Millard Thompson of Antelope for $585. Other bulls which brought S1000 or better were Mile-Away Comrade, bred and consigned by the Shorts, and sold to Dunn & Peters of Wapato, Wash., for $1,; 100, and Kadal Royal Leader 20th, owned and consigned by Claude C. Brennan, Prineville, and sold to Howard Grimsbo of Powell Butte for $1000. The champion female, Scenic View W. Duchess, bred and con signed by Kendry Gimlin of Pull man, W n., was sold to Claude C Brennan of Prineville for $775, and the reserve champion female. Wheatdale Gift 3rd, bred and consigned by H. F. Beckley and Ken Killingsvvorth, Benge, Wn., was sold for S650 to Bud Mustard of Powell Butte. The ribbon winners were pick ed by Harry Lindgren, extension animal husbandman of Oregon State college. The sale average on 75 head of stock was $421.20, with 45 bulls bringing an average price of $447.40, and 21 females $371.40. Officers elected at the annual meeting were Roy L. Harris, Prineville, president; Jim Short, Redmond, vice president; E. L Woods, county agent at Prine ville, secretary; directors, R. R Raymond, Helix; W. H. Morelock, Malin, and Claude C. Brennan, Prineville. Millard Eakin of Grass Valley was returned as sales manager. Plans were made for the sale next year, again to be held in Prineville in early March, with more rigid specifications antici pated to improve the quality of the offerings and hold down the listings to about 60 head. The of ficers favored animals not less than 20 months old for range stock sale. Polled Hereford Show-Sale Draws Local Stockmen Prominent at the Columbia Em pire Polled Hereford association show and sale held at Walla Walla Sunday and Monday were n number of stockmen from Heppner and vicinity. Consigned lo the sale were four head of two-year-old bulls bred by the Roy Robinson ranch at Hardman, one of which placed second in his class. Another con signer was I he Kirk-Robinson ranch of Heppner, of which two calves were Judged first and sec ond in the yearling class. Kirk Robinson also purchased two hei fers from the Hlbbard herd of Imbler and the Callender herd of ascade, Idaho. Jimmy Campbell of Lone Rock, who also consigned one animal as well as purchasing another, accompanied Merle Kirk and Donald Robinson to the sale. John I urday were Mr. and Mrs. Don Bergstrom and Floyd Worden ! Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd were among the Heppner buyers Worden, John Bergstrom and Ger present. aid Bergstrom. Mrs. Merle Kirk and Mrs. Don aid Robinson motored over to at tend the show and sale and banquets. Club's Smorgasbord Gifts From France Displayed Saturday Formal ceremonies accepting Morrow county's part of the Gift Train from France were held Sat urday afternoon on Main street. Henry Tetz, superintendent of Morrow county schools, was mas ter of ceremonies. Ralph Currin, district attorney, made the pre sentation speech and J. G. Bar ratt, county judge, the accept ance. The Heppner school band in full dress uniform entertained the large crowd of spectators with several numbers. Members of the Girl Scout troop were also in the parade. The gift has been on display in the window of the Pacific Pow er and Light company during the week and will be moved to the court house where a suitable cab inet will be provided. Lifetime Resident lo Be Buried Here Friday Afternoon Fnueral services for Augusta Fay Aldrich, whose death occur red Tuesday at Pendleton, will be held from the Heppner Church of Christ at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday. J. Palmer Sorlien, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate and arrangements are in charge of the Phelps Funeral Home. Mrs. Aldrich was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Cox, pio neer residents of the county, and was born January 1, 1887 at the original Cox homestead on Hin ton creek. She was married to Wendell Aldrich June 21, 1943, in Heppner. Surviving besides her husband and a daughter, Mary, by a for mer marriage, are four brothers, Ben and Dee Cox of Heppner, and Percy and Archie Cox of Olympia, Wash.; and six sisters, Amy Reed of Pendleton; Margaret Geiger. Kelso, Wash.; Wilda Beer and Elizabeth Johnson, Salem, and Alice Missman and Esther Clark. Boise, Idaho, besides numerous nieces and nephews. o WILLIAM E. (BILL) DAVIS VOTED "MAN OF MONTH" At the regular monthly busi ness meeting Wednesday eve ning, March 2, the Junior cham ber of commerce summed up ac tivities of the previous month, particularly in relation to the flood of February 21, and decided that William E. (Bill) Davis, mas ter of the Heppner troop of Boy Scouts, was the most likely can didate for the club's "Bouquet of Roses." The Scouts were right on the job during the high water, rend ering valuable service in care of life and property. In giving this recognition to Mr. Davis, the Jay. cees are at the same time giving credit to the Boy Scouts for their splendid showing. TEACHER EDUCATION CONFERENC ESLATED A teacher education conference has been scheduled by the East ern Oregon College of Education to be held Saturday on the cam pus in La Grande. Superintend ents, principals, county superin tendents and selected teachers have been invited to the all-day meeting. Henry Tetz. county school ad ministrator. Mrs. Lewis Cason and Mrs. Douglas Ogletree of Heppner have signified their in tention of attending the confer ence and will leave about 6 a.m. Saturday morning to be on hand at the opening session. Among those from Heppner at- tending the registered polled Hereford sale in Walla Walla Sat. E. W. Adkins has gone to Kin zua where he will be employed In the mill. 4-H Girls Recite What Club Work Means To Them A better knowledge of what they are doing might be a pro per definition for 4-H club girls and boys, although it requires some telling to make the story more understandable and com plete. Be that as it may, earlier development of the genus homo into useful citizens is being ac complished through the 4-H pro gram which is youth training at its best. This being National 4-H Club week, the Heppner chamber of commerce, through its agricultur al chairman, N. C. Anderson, in vited two 4-H representatives to the Monday luncheon to tell the assemblage what the work has done for them. The two chosen to represent the clubs of the coun ty were Ruby Ann Rietmann and Ingrid Hermann, both of the lone club. Both girls have had several years of work and have engaged in numerous projects, and both have been attendants at 4-H sum mer school on the campus of Oregon State college. Both prov ed by their talks that they have the know-how of club work and both expressed themselves as ap preciative of the opportunities 4-H club work has opened to them. The girls were accompanied by their leader, Mrs. Lonnie McCabe, who is credited with having the top 4-H club of the county. Miss Mabel Wilson was also a guest of the club as county leader in home management and domestic science projects. Wranglers Seeking Club Headquarters At a meeting of the Wranglers Tuesdav evening in the office of Turner, Van Marter & Co., the club temporarily abandoned a propos al to buy a tract of land for the purpose of developing club head quarters and took up the matter of cooperating with the county court in developing the Rodeo grounds and establishing head quarters there. One of the handicaps under which the club has worked since its organization has been the lack of feeding facilities, and while some of the members residing in Heppner have used the barns at the Rodeo grounds, arrange ments have not been made at any time to take care of more than just a few horses. - A report on the dance at Lex ington was given, and Mrs. Don Robinson was appointed reporter for the ensuing year. Entertain ment for the month of March will be announced by card. IONE WOMEN HOSTESSES AT ELKS LADIES NIGHT Four tables of bridge and five tables of pinochle were in play at the ladies' night party at the B. P. O. Elks Thursday evening. High score for bridge was receiv ed by Mrs. Orville Smith and low by Mrs. Richard Wells, in pinochle, Mrs. Ted Pierson receiv ed high and Mrs. Kemp Dick low. The door prize was won by Mrs Charles Becket. Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Garland Swan, son, Mrs.-Herbert Ekstrom. Mrs. Donald Heliker, Mrs. Da ere 1 Pad- berg, Mrs. Edmund Bristovv. Mrs. Milton Morgan, Mrs. Clifford Carlson and Mrs. Raymond Lun dell. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas mo tored to Portland the first of the week. Mr. Thomas is to undergo surgery at a hospital in the city on Thursday. Mrs. Lorena Cole motored to Portland Wednesday to be with Mr. Thomas. Mrs. John Saager has returned from Portland where she attend ed buyers weeks. During her ab sence from home, Mrs. Saager visited relatives and friends in Lebanon and Eugene. Council Excluded From Pay; Mayor Voted S50 Salary Citizens Learn Of City's Affairs at Monthly Session Heppner's city councilmen re jected pay for their services as public servants when the ordin ance covering pay for mayor and council was presented at the reg ular meeting Monday evening. The members were unanimous in their declaration against taking pay but were in favor of the may or receiving compensation for at least part of the time devoted to city work which is taken from his own business. The ordinance was presented for the first reading and upon motion of the council was passed to the second and third readings to make it possible for it to be come effective by the time the budget committee meets. While the city charter provides for pay ing the mayor and council, such action may be taken only by or dinance. The mayor's salary was placed at $50 per month and this item may now be included in the budget for the fiscal year, 1949 .50. W. C. Cox is the new member of the council, succeeding Howard Keithley, resigned to accept the post of city superintendent of work. Cox is a veteran council man, although it has been sev eral years since he served. The recent high water has been the cause of many complaints of one kind and another and among these drainage is perhaps the nost prominent subject. Residents of West Baltimore street suffered considerable discomfort and dam age due to an undirected stream of water running off of the hill side. Walter Dupuy sought per mission -of the council to divert the stream by means of a ditch above the F. S. Parker fence, throwing the water into the street He offered to bear the ex pense of the job. Permission was granted. Ed LeTracc and F. S. Parker sought action relative to prevent ing reconstruction of the Gay- heart bridge, stating that it was one of the main causes of divert ing water from Willow creek onto lower Riverside street and hence on to the Parker place where damage to roadway and property resulted. The street committee was charged with the duty of in vestigating the complaint. A statement of the financial condition of the city was read by the mayor. This was followed by Mrs. Edwin Dick who sought light on city affairs and asked several pertinent questions. The answers given by the mayor and council satisfied her that things were not as bad as they had been painted. The report showed that the city fathers have been quite prudent in spending tax money and that unless more troubles from freez ing and floods arise between now and July 1 there will be ample funds to keep expenses within the budget. That building is becoming quite active is seen in the permits acted upon by the council Mon day evening. Applications passed upon favorably included a lb x 16 garage, $S00. by Waiter Du puy;" a 22 x 36 residence and a 10 x 12 shed, $3,000, W. H. Al drich; Morrow County Grain Growers. Inc., a 26 x 38 elevator crib, $19,000; Boh Freeman, one story house on Riverside street, $6,000; D. H, Britt, a 26 x 2S house on Riverside street. $7,000. and W. C. Collins, a small storage shed at the rear of the Heppner Cleaners. Some of these projects are under construction. One of the questions asked by Mrs. Dick was when the city plans to call for an election on the proposed sewer system. This was answered by City Attorney Nys who stated that an election can not be held until the bond- ingcompany approves the bond issue. It was repeated that the project as a whole, including con struction of the disposal plant will involve an expenditure ot $227,000. Approximately $ti7,0O(' is on hand and earmarked for the: disposal plant, which the engin eer figures will cost approxim ately $75.01X1. The matter of running a vvanv line to the hospital site was dis cussed and due to lack "f defin ite information from the county court as to what is needed nr ile sired was deferred until the vv i- ter committee could obtain the proper information. RC GRANGE SCHEDULES HARD TIMES PARTY The stage is being set fur a hi, time at the Rhea Creek grang, hall Saturday evening. Reason' A hard times party. There will lie dancing fur tho.n who like to trip the li'ht fanta. tic in the otd time manner, am games for those who prefer lli type of amusement. I'nes wU lie given for nmsl apprupriiiit costumes In hjth senior and Jul ior classes. Refreshments will be nerved.