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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, March 17, 1949
Volume 65, Number 52
Effected March 11
Successor to A. A.
Scouten Not Chosen,
A partial management .reorgan
ization was effected by the board
of directors of the Columbia Bas
in Electric cooperative at Its reg
ular meeting Friday, March 11,
at the office of J. J. Nys in Hepp
ner. According to reports, no one
has been secured as yet to fill
the position vacated by A. A.
Scouten, former manager. Mac
Wilson of Dayton, Wash, has
been employed as construction
superintendent at a considerable
advance in salary to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation
of C. O LeGrand.
Mr. Wilson was expected to ar
rive in Heppner Thursday to be
gin work. At present, Russell
Brady, REA regional field engin
eer, is supervising the work with
the assistance of E. E. Rugg and
Harold A. Kennev. bookkeenpr.
Mr. Scouten has announced no
defnite plans for the future but
has been offered the choice of
several vacancies over the state
In REA managership. The Scou
tens plan to remain in Heppner
until the close of school.
Mr. LeGrand plans to return
to his home near Eureka, Calif.,
where he has extensive timber
Mrs. Ruth F. Payne, secretary,
will retire to her home on South
Due Here Sunday
Interest of all American Legion
and Legion auxiliary members is
focused on the district No. 6 con
ference which will be held at the
Legion hall In Heppner Sunday
afternoon, starting at 1 o'clock.
The meeting will be highlight
ed by a visit from the department
president, Mrs. Mitchell Thorn of
The Dalles, who will be accom
panied here by Mrs. W. W. Gra
ham, Corvallis, department vice
president, and Mrs. Mae E. Whit
i oml), Portland, department sec
"tary. Mrs. M. J. Plnney of Pen
dleton, District 2 president, will
preside over the meeting.
Dinner will te served at 6 p.
m. to ail those attending the con
ference. Fifty-one legionnaires and their
wives attended the potluck sup
per Teusday night In observance
of the Legion's .30th anniversary.
The Legion auxiliary voted to
sponsor a drive for funds to aid
the American Cancer society in
Its fight against this dreaded en
emy. Mrs. Harry Tamblyn, com
munity service chairman, will
head this drive, assisted by other
members of the unit.
Heppner FHA Girl
Gets State Office
Rita Dell Johnson has been el
ected 1049-50 state reporter for
the Future Homemakers of Amer
ica organization. She will attend
Oregon's annual state FHA con
vention to be held at Oregon State
college In Corvallis on March 18
and 19. She will also partake In
the Joint executive council meet
ing for state retiring and Incom
ing FHA officers on March 17, one
day prior to convention.
Rita Xw Is 17 years old and
Is a Junior at Heppner high
school. She Is completing her
third year of FHA work and Is
treasurer for her local chapter.
She Is very active in other school
and community activities as well.
Delegates trom 74 chapters rep
resenting 2000 FHA members in
high schools all over the slate
will attend this two day meeting.
Rita Dell will assume her duties
after being installed to her new
post at a candlelight Installation
on the evening of March 18 in
the Memorial Union ballroom of
The Heppner chapter of FHA Is
sending two delegates along with
Rita Dell. Vesta Cutsforth, this
year's presdent, and Joyce Bus
chke, vice president, were chosen
to represent Heppner Future
Homemakers of America. Miss
Mary Lou George, the chapter's
adviser, Is also going.
VFW SPONSORING FREE
FIRST AID CLASS
Looking forward to operation
of the ambulance by experienced
drivers, the Veterans of Foreign
Wars are sponsoring a series of
first aid classes. The course is
free and Is being conducted by
Dr. A. D. McMurdo at his office.
The first lessons were given
Monday and Wednesday evenings
of this week and this schedule
will bo followed until the course
While primarily started to
qualify competent drivers for the
ambulance, It Is announced that
anyone interested In taking the
course may enroll,
There Is before Congress a bill
which if passed will create a Col
umbia Valley Authority pattern
ed after the Tennessee Valley
Authority. The TV A may be all
right for that part of the country
but Kenenth Sawyer, Sherwood
farmer and grange member, told
members of the Winona grange
at Tualatin recently of the evils
farmers could expect with the
creation of the proposed CVA.
"A Valley Authority would re
sult in nothing less than an au
tocracy or super-state, with vast
economic powers welded "to the
powers of the federal govern
ment," he said. He also stressed
the fact that with the govern
ment's loss of private power taxes
a greater burden would automat,
ically fall on the farmer's shoul
ders. In answer to a question wheth
er TVA had not accomplished
good, Sawyer replied that it had,
ut, "You can't help but accom
plish a lot when you spend Si.-
200,000,000 in an area of 40,000
square miles with the taxpayer
paying the bill." He cited com
parative electrification figures for
the northwest and TVA areas,
which show that after $1,200,000,-
000 has been spent on TVA, they
are still only in 42nd place am
ong the 48 states in rural elec
trification, while we rank sixth.
The CVA would be a great step
in advance for the socialistic gov
ernment power grabbers not for
the humble users who must pay
In contrast to the spend-toget-rich
theories and other isms of
the hair-brained specialists of re
cent years, consider some of the
gems of wisdom spoken by Abra
"You cannot bring about pros
perity by discouraging thrift."
"You cannot strengthen the
weak by weakening the strong."
"You cannot help strong men
by tearing down big men."
"You cannot help the wage
earner by pulling down the wage
"You cannot further the bro
therhood of man by encouraging
"You cannot help the poor by
destroying the rich."
"You cannot establish sound
security on borrowed money."
"You cannot keep out of trou
ble by spending more than you
"You cannot build character
and courage by taking away
man's initiative and independ
'You cannot help men perman
ently by doing for them what
they could and should do for
And that will be all. Hoping
the press won't break down this
week, we remain quite the same.
Mobilize to Meet
In order to be prepared in case
of flood emergencies, the Walla
Walla district of the Corps of
Engineers is compiling a list of
personnel and equipment that
can be mobilized on short notice
for flood fighting operations, Col.
William Whipple, district engin
eer, announced Wednesday.
"Present conditions in the Col
umbia River basin Indicate that
during the coming spring, floods
may occur in various sections of
the Walla Walia district to the
extent that emergency forces of
personnel, equipment and sup
plies will be required for flood
fighting operations, Col vn.
nle explained. He pointed out
that the months of April. M v
and June make up the most crit
A questionnaire has been sent
out to all equipment owners in
the Walla Walla district that are
known to the engineers. How
ever, It is desired to contact other
owners, such as farmers, who
have suitable equipment that
could be obtained by the engin
eers on a rental basis In case of
a flood emergency in any locality
in the district.
Equipment needed for flood
fighting operations includes air
compressors, wagon drills, jack
hammers, bulldozers, draglines,
power shovels, dump trucks, low.
bed trailers and boats of all
Owners of such equipment who
have not received the question
naire and who would be willing
to rent their equipment to the
Corps of Engineers, can obtain the
questionnaire from the district
engineer's office in Walla Walla,
The district engineer hopes to
have this flood emergency equip
ment roster compiled by March
30 so as to be ready for the flood
MARRIAGE DATE SET
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Worden an
nounce the forthcoming mar
riage of their daughter, Doris Ev.
elyn, lo Mr. Carl Delns Knighton
of Irrlgnn, at 8 o'clock p.m., Fri
day, March 25, at the Heppner
Methodist church. The ceremony
will be public and on invitation
Is hero Issued to all friends to
Mrs. Harvey Harshman Is
spending several days In Pendle
ton visiting with her daughters.
Here 31st of March
Noted CPS Group
Of 40 Singers To
Appear at HS Gym
One of the northwest's out
standing choral groups, the Ad
elphian Concert choir from the
College of Puget Sound, Tacoma,
Wash., will present a program of
socular and religous music in
Heppner, March 31.
Members of the forty-voice,
mixed group, conducted by Prof.
Clyde Keutzer, director of the
music department at C.P.S., will
appear at the school auditorium.
Arrangements for the evening
concert are being handled local
ly by Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien.
From the Adelphian Choral so
ciety, an integral.part of Tacoma
music life since 1931, Prof. Keut
zer formed the concert choir
shortly after his arrival at C.P.S.
in 1945. Since then the group has
gone out each spring on a toui
of the northwest This year's tour,
which includes concerts in three
states, is the most extended to
From March 18 to April 3, the
Adelphians will sing a total of
sixteen concerts in Portland, Cot'
tage Grove, Klamath Falls, Ash
land, Oregon City, and Heppner,
Oregon; Arbuckle, Redwood City,
Los Angeles, Tulare, Roseville,
and Chico, California;
Everett and Tacoma,
For their concert
choir, made up of C.P.S. students
who have reached at least soph
omore standing, will sing a diver
sified program, selected to dis
play the full talent and musi
cianship of this highly trained
and gifted group of collegiate art
ists. Resident of lone
By Death on 16th
Death came Wednesday morn
ing, March 1C, to John S. John
son, 75, at lone, being due to
heart trouble. He suffered an at
tack last week which left him
very weak and did not survive
a second attack.
Funeral services will be held at
1:30 p. m. Friday at the lone
Christian church, Rev. Alfred
Shirley officiating and arrange
ments in charge of the Phelps
Funeral home. Interment will be
in the lone I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born in Sweden Nov. 30, 1873,
Mr. Johnson was 75 years, three
months and 15 days of age. He
came to America in 1892 and 10
years later, in 1902, took up a
homestead near lone which has
been his constant home since.
Surviving are two sisters In
Sweden, Augusta Johnson and
Anna Vesterslon, and two broth
ers, Arthur and Gustav, both of
Mr. Johnson was a member of
the Swedish Lutheran church in
his native land.
Children cared for by the day.
Mrs. Spray, Apt. 4, Winchester
Shrine Club And
A meeting of the Morrow Coun
ty Shrine club and the Shrine
auxiliary was held at 8 p.m. Sat
urday at tha Masonic hall. Fol
lowing the business meetings of
the two groups a social hour was
enjoyed, during which bridge and
pinochle -were played. Blaine E.
Isom won the door prize, Mrs.
Harry Duvall was first in pino
chle and Dr. L. D. Tibbies high
Entertainment was in charge
of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wightman
and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tolleson.
Dr.'and Mrs. L. D. Tibbies and
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Anderson
were In charge of refreshments.
Next regular meeting will be
April 9 at Heppner.
For Annual Rodeo
Looking forward to the rodeo
season the Spray Rodeo associa
tion announces that May 28-29
are the days sol apart for the
second annual show. Clarence
Warren, president of the associa
tion, states that new barns and a
grandstand are under construc
tion and that the 1919 show will
be bigger and better than the In
itial effort In 1918, which was
heralded as a bang-up wild west
This year's show contemplates
six main events bronc riding,
calf roping, bareback riding, bull
dogging, Brahma bull riding and
wild cow milking, to which will
be added other attractions.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fraters and
Joe Delameter motored to Pendle
ton Friday to spend the day look
ing after business matters,
To Have Or Not
-Is the Question
It must be that spring is here,
or just around the corner.
La Verne Van Marter has called
a meeting of baseball enthusi
asts at 7:30 Friday evening to
discuss the prospects of a club
in Heppner this year. It is not
known what the prospects are at
present, what with the Broadfoot
boys moving away and other
players not available, but Van
Marter feels that the great na
tional pastime should not be ne
glected and it is possible that
enough new talent has come In
or can be developed to make a
really competitive team.
The meeting will be held at
the office of Turner, Van Marter
On Calendar At
The annual Morrow County
Speech festival will be an event
of Friday (March 18), with the
lone school acting as host. Dr.
Kaiser and associate from East
ern Oregon college will do the
Miss Mary Brackett of lone Is
chairman and promises other en
joyable features besides the reg
ular activities, according to an
nouncement in the Morrow Men
tor, publication from the office of
Henry Tetz, mral school superin
tendent. Three or four one-act plays
will provide entertainment in the
evening and this promises to be
good since more interest is being
shown in this feature this year.
Rev. Francis McCormack was
guest speaker at the weekly lun
cheon meeting of the Soroptimist
club of Heppner today. Each
member takes her turn in being
chairman for one meeting and
being responsible for the pro
gram. The meeting this noon was
in the, -hands of Mrs. Velma Hue
bener. Soroptimism in Heppner will
be one year old April 10, and in
honor of this first anniversary
the club Is planning a formal
dinner party on the night of Ap
ril 9. Miss Marilyn Merrick Lew
is of Spokane will be the guest
speaker. Miss Lewis is secretary
of the American Federation of
Soroptimist clubs. Special guests
will be invited.
The local Soroptimists are en
joying exchanging gifts and let
ters with the Soroptimist club of
Tamworth, Staffordshire, Eng
land. The contact was made thru
the committee on International
Good Will and Understanding.
The Heppner club maintained
an average attendance during
February of 82 per cent.
RESEARCH LODGE TO
PRESENT PAGEANT AT
PILOT ROCK MAY 14
Something entirely different in
a Masonic educational and ad
vancement program is to be pre
sented May 14 in an Eastern Ore
gon district meeting for which Pi
lot Rock lodge will be host. This
will be a part of the educational
work of the grand lodge of Ma
sons in Oregon, with the present
ation by Research Lodge of Ore
Featured in an afternoon ses
sion will be a pageant for Free
masons only. At an open meeting
in the evening featured will be
an address by Matt Hill, past
grand master of Masons in Wash
ington. The pageant will bring to
life in period costumes and In
their own words characters fam
ous in early Masonic and profane
history of America. Four such
persons will be impersonated in
a dramatization of what Freema
sonry and its teachings have done
to bring civil and religious liber
ty. An out-pouring of Freemasons
of eastern Oregon is expected.
Dinner will be served at 6 o'clock.
MASONIC MEETING SET
MARCH 22 AT ARLINGTON
At t Me meeting of Heppner
lodge No. 69, A. F. & A. M. Tu
esday evening a communication
from Andrew Staig, district dep
uty grand master for District 28.
revealed that he has called a
meeting of the lodges of the dis
trict to be held at Arlington the
evening of March 22.
Harold Becket, W. M., appoint
ed a committee including C. J. D.
Bauman, Harley Anderson and
Paul Jones to handle the trans
portation problem and members
wishing a ride should be on hand
not later than 6:30 p.m. at the
lodge hall entrance. Several
members indicated they would
take their cars.
A drivers license examiner will
be on duty in Heppner between
the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22, at the city
hall in Heppner.
Mrs. John Runyan has taken an
apartment in the Case building
until school is out at which time
she and Lillian will join Mr. Run
yan in Prosser, Wash. Their
household effects were taken by
truck to Prosser, Monday.
To Be Conducted
At Local School
Aid Offered In
Setting Up Visual
.Dr. Curls Reid. nrofessnr of vis.
ual instruction, Oregon State col
lege, will be in charge of visual
aids workshop, to begin with an
all-day meeline Monrlav. March
21, at Heppner high school. The
conierence is designed to help
teachers plan, construct and use
visual aids for all classroom pur
This is one of the many state
wide classes offered bv the pen-
eral extension division of the
state system of higher education.
Hours for the Mondav session
are 9 to 12 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.,
and tollow up sessions will be
held by Dr. Reid. and his staff
of professional and commercial
experts on visual aids. Two cred
its, unaer tne title Ed. 431, will
be granted. Cost of the course is
The all-day session on Monday
will be followed by three two
hour evening sessions for those
who are taking the work for
credit (two hours can be earned)
and for those who wish to make
themselves proficient in utilizing
The faculty includes, besides
Dr Reid. Russell H. Adams, school
specialist in visual aids, Oregon
State college; Ralph Badgley, pro.
fessor of physics, Eastern Oregon
College of Education; Floyd Hill,
supervisor ot teaching in 6th and
7th grades. EOCE: Mrs. Bettv Rv.
an, supervisor 2nd grade, Acker
man Laboratory school, EOCE.
Rig Developed at
lone Machine Shop
Interest in imDlements arianterl
to; handling straw for stubble
mulch farming was hiph at a r.
cent demonstration of such equip
ment held at the Nelson Bros.
farm near Lexington.
Main object of the demonstra
tion, states N. C. Anderson, coun
ty agent, was to show the work
of a stubble cutting machine
which manv farmers have hwn
interested in and discussing dur
ing tne winter months.
The machine, manufactured hv
Rod Wentworth, lone blacksmith,
from plans drawn up by himself
and Omar Rietmann, lone mach
inery dealer, operates on the prin
ciple of a fan blade lawn mower
Operated by a power take off at
a high soeed the fans chnn the
straws to bits, enabling an im
plement to get through the straw
for the next ODeration.
Following this stubble cutter,
tillage implements such as the
Graham Hoeme plow are used.
Rod weeders can then be used for
subsequent tillage operations.
Nelson Brothers of Lexington
are using this subble cutter on
all of their stubble this year. It
will be followed by the Graham
Hoeme plow for one, and two op
erations as in some cases before
the rod weeder is used. This type
of cultivation promises to be well
worth while for these farmers as
humus conservation and soil con.
servation are twin problems,
since soils arc lacking in humus
are more erosive. Burning stub
ble will destroy the humus that
is so badly needed to hold our
soil and to add plant food for in
Social Evening Is
A potluck supper and an eve
ning at cards was the bill -of -fare
for the social meeting of the
Junior chamber of commerce and
the JayC-Ettes at the civic cen
ter building Wednesday evening.
Pinochle and bridge were in
play during the evening, with
Everett Keithley and Mrs. Ted
Hart capturing high score and Al
Edwards low in pinochle and Bill
Barratt and Mrs. J. J. O'Connor
high and Mrs. Barratt low in
bridge. J. J. O'Connor was award
ed the 300 pinochle prize.
Mrs. Everett Keithley and Mrs.
Edwin Dick were hostesses for
CANDIDATE FOR MOST
POPULAR IRISH LAD
One of more than two dozen
candidates for the most popular
Irish lad and lassie contest be
ing staged at Gonzaga university
is William Kenny, Heppner, Ore.
Each club on the Gonzaga cam.
pus selects a boy and a girl as
their contest for this annual ev
ent. The contest is held in con
junction with the annual Gon
zaga St. Patrick's Day program.
Kenny is the candidate of the
university glee club. He is also
a member of the DeSmet club, a
service organization at Gonzaga.
Kenny is a freshman In the uni
versity's school of business administration.
Resume of Week's Happenings Told
In Brief Form By Correspondent
By Ruth F. Payne
Mrs. Frank Anderson entertain
ed with a stork shower compli
menting Mrs. William Rawlins
Thursday afternoon at her coun
try home in the Rhea Creek dis
trict. Present were Mesdames
Clayton Wright, Harold Wright,
E. E. Rugg, Charles Becket, Wal
ter Becket, Lawrence Becket, Ben
Anderson, Floyd Worden, Leonard
Rill, Harley Anderson, James Far
ley, Leonard Carlson, Carl Berg
strom, Clive Huston, Claude Hus
ton, Robert Dobbs, Floyd Adams
and Dale Brown. Refreshments
The Heppner school band is un
dergoing intensive practice in
preparation for the music festival
which is to be held in La Grande
on April 29, according to Robert
Collins, instructor. D. Wunn, a
representative of a Portland mu
sic concern, was in Heppner the
first of the week to check over
band instruments and arrange
for the sale of new instruments
to those requiring them.
Mrs. Louise Ritchie returned to
her home in The Dalles Friday
after spending several days in
Heppner visiting with relatives
The Carnation club met Thurs
day evening at the Casebeer res
idence on N. Main street. Hos
tesses for the evening were Mes
dames Elwyn Hughes, R. J. Mc
Murtry, Frank Davidson and Al
va Casebeer. Guests included
Mesdames John Bergstrom, R. D.
Allstott, Carmen Broadfoot, W. L.
Barkla, Adna Moore, Ted Pierson,
Lloyd Burkenbine, Merle Burken
bine, Loyal Hart, George Gertson,
Minnie Card, J. J. O'Connor, Ad-
elle McAllister, Roy Quacken-
bush, Jesse Payne and A. R.
Shambln. Work on articles for the
fall bazaar was the diversion of
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Van Scho
iack and Mrs. Frank Davidson
motored to Pendleton Monday to
shop and visit friends.
Winners of the recent speech
tryouts at the local high school
will journey to lone Friday af
ternoon to compete with winners
of other schools for county hon
ors. Those chosen to represent
Heppner high school are: Panel
discussion, Barbara Sherman and
Jean Hanna; oration, Marion
Green; extempore speaking, Pat
ricia Pierson; memorized humor
ous speech, Joanne Bothwell. A
one-act play will be presented
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dick re
turned Sunday from Portland
where they attended a meeting
of Norge sales and service repre
sentatives. Mrs. R. H. Britt and children
and Mrs. Ed Tully and children
of Spray were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Britt.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald McElligott
(Eunice Hiatt) are the parents of
a son born March 12 at a Port
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rosewall
motored to Pendleton Friday
to take care of some business
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Miller mo
tored to Pendieton Fridav, tak-'
ing their son David there for med
Mrs. Frank Connor and Mrs.
Cornett Green entertained their
bridge club the last of the week.
Four tables were in play. Mrs.
Don Grady received high score
and Mrs. Frank Davidson, second.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Collins mo
tored to Cottage Grove Saturday
to spend the week end with rela
tives. They were accompanied as
far as Portland by Gene Warmtuh
who spent the week end there
Out-of-town relatives n Hepp- I
ner Thursday for the funeral ser- scnooi gymnasium promptly at
vices of the late Augusta AldricbJ2100 o'clock p.m. Boardman and
were John Dee Watkins, Mr. and 1 I"igon families may gather at
Mrs. Robert Reed of Pendleton: i the Greenfield Grange hall at 8
Mr. and Mrs. Ephram Gieger of P m- Saturday evening. March 26
Kelso. Wash.; Mrs. Gertrude Al- I Miss Jessalee Mallalieu will be
ice Missmim and Mrs. Esther present to conduct the games for
Clark of Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. i old and young. Assisting her will
Elizabeth Johnson and Mrs. Wil- be Mabel Wilson and N. C. An
da Beer and daughter Vera of derson, county agents.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Bellenbrock IONE NEWS
entertained with a dinner party I ",
Saturday evening complimenting Mrs. Milton Morgan. Mrs. Ray.
Mrs. Roy Quackenbush, Miss Ed- 'mond Lundell and Mrs. Edmond
na Hughes and Homer Hughes on Bristow were hostesses at a din
the occasion of their birthdays, ner at the Morgan home Saturday
Others present were Roy Quack- night. Those present were Mr. and
enbush. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Petty-i Mrs. Ray Heimbigner, Mr. and
lohn of lone. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Mrs. Llovd Rice, Mr. and Mrs
Hughes of Lexington. Mr. and jhn Bailentvne, Mr. and Mrs
Mrs. Elwyn Hughes. Mrs. Grace Karl McCabe, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Hughes. Junior Hughes, Jerry Va-'Pettyjohn. Mr. and Mrs. Richard
ters and Charles Summerville. i Lundell, Mr. and Mrs. Marion
Raymond Howell who has been Palmer. Mr. and Mrs. Darren
working with sheep in the Butter ;
creek district is spending a lay
off in Heppner with relatives and
According to reports, Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Scrivnor have purchased
the Oscar George residence on
South Court street. The Georges
are preparing to move into their
new residence, the former Green
er home in North Heppner.
Plans for a card party were
made at the meeting of the Wo
mens Auxiliary of AH Saints Ep
i -copal church the last of the
week. It was decided to give thu,councll were present and asked
responsibility of the affair to the for the appointment of John
business women who are mem
bcrs of the Guild. Saturday eve
ning a committee meeting was gation sought Ferguson's appoint -held
at the heme of Mrs. J. Fred inent, and after due considera
Lucas where Mrs. Earle E. Gil--Hon the court decided In his fa
liam was appointed general vor.
chairman of the party which is to
be held on the evening of Easter
Monday at the parish hall. Pre
sent were Mrs. Lucas, Mrs. Sara
E. McNamer, Mrs. Earle Gilliam,
Mrs. Fred Parrish, Mrs. Ted Pier
son and Mrs. Grace Nickerson.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pierson and
daughters, Rose and Marjorie,
motored to The Dalles Sunday to
spend the day with relatives.
Mrs. A. R. Fortner of Boardman
is a house guest of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Lucas. Mr.
Fortner brought her over Sunday
Mrs. Blanche Brown returned
to Heppner Tuesday afternoon
from a ten day stay in Portland.
Mrs. Anabel Allison and daugh
ters, Jo and Jan, departed for
their home in Portland Sunday
after a visit of several days here
with her father, Frank W. Turner.
Mrs. Josephine Mahoney re
turned Tuesday from a fortnight's
sojourn in Portland.
Mrs. John Saager entertained
her bridge club Thursday eve
ning. Mrs. Raymond Ferguson re
ceived high score, Mrs. P. W. Ma
honey, second, and Mrs. Stephen
Mr. and Mrs. James Webb ol
Walla Walla were in Heppner on
Saturday after their children, Nat
and Meredith who have been vis
iting with their grandmother,
Mrs. Sophrona Thompson, while
Mr. and Mrs. Webb attended a
livestock show in Spokane.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Turner and
daughter of Portland were week,
end visitors in Heppner at the
home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. O. Turner. They were ac
companied by Mrs. Lulu Roberts
of Portland, mother of the young
er Mrs. Turner.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Matteson
and daughters motored to Monu
ment the last of the week to visit
relatives over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Connor mo
tored to Portland Saturday to
spend the week end.
Jack Parrish left the last of the
week for Valdez, Alaska. He was
accompanied as far as Seattle
by Ted Ferguson who returned
later in the week.
A very successful hard-time
party was held at Rhea Creek
grange Saturday evening. Some
forty members and their famil
ies were present Prizes for the
best costumes were received by
Pe-rl Wright, Huston Leslie, Rog
er Palmer and Janet Privett.
Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Thompson
and Mrs. Waiter Barger motored
to Pendleton Monday where they
spent the day shopping and vis
Miss Edna Hughes returned to
her home in Portlanfl Wednesday
after spending several days here
with her mother, Mrs. Grace
Hughes, and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rugg enter
tained wiht a dinner party Mon
day evening at their home on
Rhea creek. Guests were Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Scouten, Mr. and Mrs.
C. O. LeGrand and Mr. and Mrs.
Anson Rugg. Pinochle was the di
version of the evening.
Mrs. James Furlong Sr. of Bre
merton. Wash., returned to her
home. Sday after spending sev
erai aays in neppner looking al
ter property interests and visit
ing friends. During her stay here
Mrs. Furlong was the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Tilman Hogue.
Set for March 26
All organizations in Morrow
county have been invited to at
tend the recreation training meet
ing to be held Saturday, March
26. Folks in the south end will
gather at the Heppner high
Padberg, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
R. B. FERGUSON NAMED
I TO COUNTY FAIR BOARD
At a called meeting of the
county court this morning, R. B.
Ferguson was appointed a mem
ber of the Morrow County Fair
board. He succeeds Judge J. G.
Barratt, who because of his po
sition felt he should not serve
longer on the board.
Representatives of the 4-H
Graves on the basis of his activity
in 4-H club work. Another dele-
Court Opens Bids
Of Co. Hospital
Offer of $167,300
The Morrow county court in
special session today opened bids
for construction of the county
hospital and if the rule of ac
cepting the lowest figure Is fol
lowed, job of putting up the long
contemplated building will fall
to a well known firm of Portland
contractors, Malarkey & Moore.
Of the nine bids tendered the
court, four of them, at least, fell
within the range the court, ar
chitects, state board of health
and federal financing agency
Malarkey & Moore made a base
bid of $167,300. Deductions for
work which the court figures can '
be done by county equipment
are $2,100 for excavating and $3,-
750 for blacktop paving about the
building and grounds.
Next lowest bid came from Riv-
erman & Sons, Portland. Their
base bid was $171,000; excava
tion $5,485, paving $3,600.
Beebe & Wechner Builders,
Portland, $172,487.65. Deductions,
$2,800 and $3,600.
McCormick Construction Oo.,
Pendleton, $179,804. Deductions
$2,200 and $2,740.
Definite information relative to
awarding of the contract will not
be forthcoming for several days.
The bids submitted were for the
16-bed plans and there may be
some changes or the court may
decide to go ahead with the
building on this basis, with the
expectation of adding a 10-bed
wing at a later date. Approval by
the court must be followed by
the state board of health and the
federal hospital gaency which is
providing the additional funds.
Here to sit in on opening of the
bids were Elmer Harrington, ar
chitect; George M. Shiffer, direc
tor of hospital survey and licens
ing, and R. E. Hatchard, engin
eer with the state board of health.
4-H Club Leaders
Guests of PP&L at
Nine 4-H club leaders attend
ed the all-day training meeting.
Thursday, at the county agent's
office. Lsther Taskerud, state ag
ent for 4-H club work, was present
to discuss wth leaders such prob
lems as demonstrations, judging,
good business meetings, comple
tion of projects, revision of sub
ject matter, etc. Those attending
the meeting were Mrs. L. A. Mc
Cabe, Mrs. Verner Troedson, Mrs.
Garland Swanson, Mrs. Markham
Baker lone; Mrs. Oscar Breed
ing, Mrs. Vernon Munkers Lex
ington; Mr. and Mrs. John Graves,
Mrs. E. O. Ferguson, N. C. Ander
son, Mabel Wilson Heppner.
Henry Tetz was present for the
Hosts to this group for lunch
were J. R. Huffman, local mana
ger, and Cecil A. Root, general
sales manager, of the Pacific
Power and Light Co. Merle Beck
et and Henry Tetz were special
guests at the luncheon. The ta
bles were decorated in green and
white national 4-H club colors.
After group singing. Mr. Root told
of a new project being written
for 4-H club members.
Six leaders from Boardman and
Irrigon attended a similar meet
ing Saturday at Hermiston. Mrs.
Gene Stalcup, Mrs. W. E. Garner
and Lee Pearson, Boardman; Mrs.
Ida Slaughter with Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Berger of Irrigon, received
To Be Discussed
In answer to the query of many
farmers relative to the cricket
control program this year, Coun
ty Agent Nelson Anderson an
nounces that a meeting has been
scheduled for 2 p. m. Thursday,
March 24. at the Vendome hotel
in Arlington at which time far
mers of Morrow and Gilliam
counties will discuss plans for
carrying out the program this
Arrangements have been work,
ed out whereby the Bureau of
Entomology has an idea of the
amount of funds it wil be able
to put into the program, Ander
J. L. HAMLIN PASSES
News has been received here
of the death of J. L. Hamlin, a
resident of Heppner for several
years. Mr. Hamlin, taken to the
hospital at The Dalles suffering
from a heart attack, died Tupk
day. Services were held at 10:30
this morning and Interment wa
at The Dalles. (More Information
will be given next week.)
Mrs. Yote Marlatt departed the
last of the week for Rigging Ida
ho, where she was called by th
death of her father, A. J. Seyfrled.