0;tl HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1C AUDITORIUM JtTL A U D . ORE. Heppner Gazette Times $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, May 12, 1949 Volume 66, Number 8 C BE Cooperative Lets Contract For Transmission Line Troutdale Firm ' Submits Low Offer On 40-Mile Job An Oregon firm, Moffat & Brit ton Electric Co. of Troutdale, was the successful bidder for con struction of the Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative, Inc. 66 KV transmission line from Hermiston to Jordan Siding when bids were opened at the local office of the cooperative Friday, May 6. Their bid was $36,791.46. The Washing ton Electric Co. of Tacoma sub mitted a bid for $39,826.04 and the Huenagard Electric Co. of Portland wanted $41,466.00 for the job. Twelve bids in all were receiv ed on the project, announces Har old A. Kenncy, acting manager of the cooperative. The line consists of three-wire 2F Copperweld conductor 40 miles in length, running from just north of Hermiston to Jordan Siding. Cost of the materials consisting of copperweld conductor, poles and pole line hardware will be in excess of $100,000, Kenney states. Work is expected to start about June 1, with completion schedul ed about September 1 Antique Show On Week-end Schedule Highlighting the social calen dar for this week end wlil be the benefit tea and antique show scheduled for 3 to 5 p. m. Satur day at the Legion hall. This Is being sponsored by the American Legion auxiliary and promises to be a success as a good number have signified their intention to display their valued antiques. Mrs. Ralph Thompson is in charge of arrangements for the antique show. Anyone having ar ticles for display is requested to submit a brief history with them. DEMOLAY BOYS ENTERTAIN RAINBOW GIRLS WITH PARTY DeMolay boys entertained with a party Monday evening at the Civic Center building for members of the Heppner Rain how Girls and the Condon De Molay and Rainbow Girls. Bingo and dancing was the diversion of the evening with music sup plied by the Blue Dreamers Sponsors for the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ruggles and Mr. and Mrs. Hurry Van Horn. Refreshments were served. AMBULANCE FUND DONORS Recent contributors to the am bulance fund include Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. French, Dr. and Mrs. L. D. Tibbies, Ernest Johnson, Mrs. Trina Parker, Miss Dona Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hasvold, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beckct, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Tolleson, Mr. and Mrs. John Saager, Dr. and Mrs. A. D. McMurdo. TO HAVE HOUSE WARMING Rev. Francis McCormack an nounces that there will be open house at the rectory, marking completion of the residence, Sun day evening. A potluck supper at 6:30 will open the festivities. WEDDING DATE SET Mr. and Mrs. Merle Miller announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Merlene, lo Donald Peoples, son of Mrs. Laura Peoples of Heppner. The wed ding will be an event of Satur day, June 4 at 4 P.M. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Heppner. A reception wlil fol low in the Parish House. No formal Invitations are being Is sued but friends of the bride and groom are invited to attend both the wedding and recep tion. D. E. "Shorty" Hudson is wear ing a bandage around his head as the result of an accident. He was painting at the Alva Jones residence Wednesday when part of the scaffolding broke, pitching him to the ground. In regaining uis balance he struck his head gainst a nail, tearing a wound that necessitated eight stitches to close. A card from Mrs. Virgil Hat field announces their change of address from Hillsboro to Glide where her husband is contracting timber to fall. She suggests if any . f her friends from up this way go to Diamond Lake fishing, they are on Hie new road that is going through. Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Parker were quests of their son Vawter and family at Hood River Inst week end. Mrs. C. A. Jones of Pasco is visiting relatives here, having come home with the O. G. Craw fords and C. C. Dunhams Sunday . evening. She will remain here for some time for treatments. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gonty and children have gone to Beaverton to attend the wedding of Mrs Gonty's sister. They expect to re turn Sunday. JAYCEES SCHEDULE SERIES OF DANCES THRU SUMMER The Junior chamber of com merce has arranged a schedule of dances to be run off during the summer weather, the first of which will be the evening of June 18. The affairs will be held at the civic pavllian and to date the schedule calls for dances the eve nings of June 18, 25, July 9 and 23. Barratt Chosen As Barometer Editor Jim Barratt, son of Judge J. G. Barratt, Is doing quite well for himself down Oregon State way. Jim has been chosen editor of the college newspaper, the Daily Barometer, for the ensuing year, an honor that can be attained only through a showing of talent for the job. Barratt, junior at OSC, is at present sports editor and also covers some of the sports events for the metropolitan dailies. He has also made the Blue Key, men's honorary, being one of 13 top students chosen for this hon or. Bill Barratt, elder brother, is the only other Heppner man to make the Blue Key. Oregon Cattlemen To Open Session at Pendleton May 16 Scheduled to held at Pendleton May 16, 17 and 18, the annual meeting of the Oregon Cattle men's association is expected to draw many cattlemen from Mor row county. The meeting is pack ed full of educational and enter taining features that are looked forward to by many stockmen each year. The annual meeting is sched uled to get under way at 9 a. m. Monday, with the executive com mittee meeting. Other committee meetings will be held during the afternoon of the first day. At 7:30 p. m. on Monday, a bull grading demonstration and quarter horse show will be held at the Quonset Hut at the Round up grounds. This promises to be an interesting evening. The second day opens with all stockmen Invited to attend a 6 a. m. cowboy breakfast at 'the Mustanger club house. Quarter horse owners will entertain dur ing the breakfast hour. General assembly begins at 10 a. m. with the day devoted to educational addresses by many prominent banquet will be held at the Jun llvestock experts. At 6 p. m. a ior high school gymnasium fol lowed by movies and entertain ment with a cowboy dance later in the evening. On Wednesday committee re ports and election of officers will be the business, with adjourn ment at noon. Two Youths Hurt In Auto Accident Jack P I o y h a r received a broken collar bone and other minor Injuries in an automobile accident which occurred Satur day evening in the Albina dis trict. The car, driven by Blllv Snow, failed to negotiate the curve in the road near the Eg bert Young place and crashed in to a telephone pole. The car was completely demolished. Snow, owner of the car, and two other cocupants, Wayne Prock and J. Keenan, escaped serious injury. Federal Aid Allotted For Cricket Control Word has been received by the Morrow-Gilliam Cricket Control association that emergency defi ciency appropriations have been made for cricket contol work here. Such appropriations were made after the executive com mittee of the association contact ed U. S. Senators Morse and Cor don and Representative Stock man calling attention to the im mediate need for funds for con trol purposes. The Bureau of Entomology has put all available equipment and materials Into the control area as of May 9. Previous to this, the Morrow-Gilliam Cricket Control association had been financing the program which was being carried out on a limited scale. Crickets continue to grow and migrate. They are now near the adult stage and the dryness of the desert has caused migrations Into more succulent; wheat fields. Bait materials and ball spreaders for Individual farm baiting in these wheat fields can be obtain ed from storage at Boardman. FIELD TOUR SCHEDULED Arrangements have been com pleted for holding a conservation field tour to observe popular con servation practices on Morrow county farms. The tour is sched uled to be held on Saturday, June i with extension service, P.M. A. and Soil Conservation Service participating in arrangements. Keep this date in mind and watch for further Information on the tour. Rainbow Assembly Organization Slated For Sunday P. M. Condon Assembly Coming to Initiate Large Class Here Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1 o'clock, will mark a red letter day for some 50 or 60 girls be tween the ages of 13 and 18 years. The Heppner assembly of Rain bow Girls will be instituted at the Masonic hall under the spon sorship of Ruth Chapter No. 32, Order of the Eastern Star. Only Masons and Eastern Star members and former Rain bow Girls will attend the initia tion ceremony at 1 p. m., but all persons interested are invited for the institution of the order and installation of officers. The list is as follows: Worthy adviser, Marcella Shafer; worthy assist ant adviser, Marlene Du Bois; Charity, Lorene Mitchell; Hope, Patricia Drake; Faith, Delight Blddle; recorder, Constance Rug gles; treasurer, Eunice Keithley; chaplain, Joan Reininger; drill leader, Sally Cohn; Love, Reita Graves, Religion, Rita Johnson; Nature, Dorothy Lowry; Immor tality, Nancy Ferguson; Fidelity, Lois Key; Patriotism, Lorraine Swaggart; Service, June Van Winkle; Confidential Observer, Betty Wells; Outer Confidential Observer, Jane Seehafer; musi cian, Merilyn Miller, and choir director, Donna Hudson. The assembly from Condon will present the initiatory work and state officers will institute the chapter. P-TA Closed Season Wednesday Evening Heppner Parent -Teacher asso ciation closed its year Wednesday evening with an outstanding pro gram which was enjoyed by a capacity crowd. Miss Marylou George and her students present ed an interesting style show. The girls were not only models but creators of the articles exhibited. This was followed by an inspir ing talk by Mrs. B. C. Forsythe of lone, former member of the state P-TA board, who installed the new officers, Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien, president; Mrs. J. A. Woodhall, vice president, and Mrs. Marvin Wightman, secre tary. Miss Virginia Bender was unable to be present and will be installed as treasurer in the fall. Corsages were presented to out going and new officers and Mrs. Forsythe. To add a festive note, refresh ments were served ffom a beauti fully appointed tea table. Pink and white tapers and flowers were used and a complete wed ding party of little waxed figures which were made by Mrs. Wood- hall in keeping with the show. Morrow county's delegation of 4-H members who will attend summer school at Oregon State college June 14-24 number 25. This was the word received from L. J. Allen, state 4-H club leader, who stated that this quota was based on 1948 project comple tions. This is an increase of four over the 1948 quota. Selection of deserving mem hers to attend summer school was made by the county 4-H club council meeting at the county agent's office May 9. Selection was made on me oasis oi gen eral attitude of the member, at tendance at club meetings, and cooperating in the club program. To be selected as a delegate the club member must be 13 years of age and have completed two years of club work. Selected to attend the 1'J49 summer school were Joan Breed ing, Yvonne Breeding, Shirley Hunt, Beverly Nolan, all of Lex ington; Duane Baker, Ronald Ba ker, Ingrid Hermann, Herbert Ek strom, Jane Seehafer, Joan Cole man, Mary Jepson, of lone; Allen Hughes, Roger Palmer, Dean Graves, Reita Graves, Jo Jean Dlx, Eleatior Rice, Nancy Fergu son, Billy Jean Privett, and Jim my Green of Heppner. Several al ternates were picked if it is im possible for some of the members to attend. Selection of Boardman and Irrigon delegates will be made soon. Scholarships which are neces sary to finance the delegates are now being accepted by the coun ty 4-H club council. The scholar ships are $20.00 this year, which pays for meals, room, and other expenses In putting on the sum mer school. Those donating shco larships which have been receiv ed to date are Greenfield grange, Boardman, Turner, Van Marter & Co., and Robert Grabill, Heppner. Attending the council meeting Monday night were Mr. and Mrs. John Graves, Mrs. E. O. Fergu Continued on page six Mm V.F.W. Circular Letter Gets Results For Ambulance Fund During the past week-end the local post of the Veterans of For eign Wars placed in the mails a circular letter which included a short explanation of the purpose of the current campaign to ac quire an ambulance for this lo cality, and an appeal for immed iate contributions. This method of reaching the people of the county was withheld until all preparations were completed for acquiring and operating the am bulance. At the present time there are a number of qualified driv ers. The ambulance is completed and in storage awaiting delivery. The difference between the to tal contributions to date and the cost of the ambulance could be financed through a loan agency. However it is felt that it would be undesirable to use the peo ple's money to meet financing costs which would offer no re turns in service to the commun ity. The only answer is for ev eryone to express his desire for local ambulance service in cash immediately. A number of persons have vol unteered contributions during the last few months, and their ex pression of interest is greatly ap preciated. Now the whole-hearted cooperation of everyone is ur gently needed. The generosity of the people of Morrow county In helping their more distant neigh bors has often been shown. It is hardly to be expected that they will now fail to provide this com fort and protection for their next- door neighbors and themselves. The benefits of this plan for an ambulance are that there will Week's Round-up of News Brings Many Items Of Interest About People of the Community By Ruth Payne B.P.O. Elks Officers wives, as sisted by Mrs. Sadie M. Sigsbee and Mrs. Agnes Curran, were hostesses for a ladies' night card party Thursday evening. Five tables of bridge and six tables of pinochle were in play with high score in bridge being received by Mrs. Richard Wells and second by Mrs. Conley Lan ham. In pinochle, Mrs. John Bergstrom received high and Mrs. Robert Dobbs received the door prize. A delegation of members from Willows Lodge No. 66, I.O.O.F. motored to Pendleton Tuesday evening taking four candidates, C. H. Privett, Charles Hasvold, Victor Groshens and C. Ervin Anderson, who were given the first degree ceremonies. Otheis making the trip included. Jesse Payne, Tom Wells, Lee Howell, Cornett Green, Manuel Easter. Ted Peirson, Frank Rumble, and N. D. Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aiken re turned the first of the week from Portland where Mr. Aiken has been receiving medical atten tion. Mrs. A. D. McMurdo returned Tuesday from Portland where she spent the past week looking after her grandchildren while their parents, Mr. and Mm. Charles E. (Ted) McMurdo took a brief vacation. Mrs. Venice Stiles left for Portland the last of the week to be with her mother Mrs. Josie Jones who has been in the cilj for quite some time. Mrs. Phil Griffin and Mrs. Sie Walker motored to Hermiston Tuesday after their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Mead, who will remain here for a time with Mrs. Walker. Mr. and Mrs. Mead have been staying with another daughter, Mrs. Flora Moyer. while in Hermiston. Mrs. Ethel Brock returned to her home in Portland Tuesday . after spending several days in Heppner visiting with her brother, Mack Gentry and other relatives. During her visit, Mrs. Brock was the houseguest of Mrs. Alice Gentry. She was taken to Arlington by Many Munkers and took the train from there. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hunt and daughter, Maryanne, expect to leave Tuesday by motor for New York City and other east ern points. They will be ac companied by Mrs. Molly As quinaga of Salem and George "Bud" Peck. In New York, the party will visit Mrs. Hunt's and Mrs. Azquinaga's parents. They expect to return to Heppner m about six weeks. Glenn McMurtry, telegraph operator at Echo, spent Monday in Heppner with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. McMurtry. Mr. McMurtry took delivery on a new Chevrolet car during his visit here. The Heppner F.F.A. stock judging team received founli place in competition with other (earns of the district In the con test at Pendleton Friday. Mem bers of the team include Allen Hughes, Elwayne Bergstrom. Gerald Bergstrom, Clyde AUstotl. and Lynn Rill. Instructor is Francis Cooks. Mr. and Mrs. Terrel Ronge motored lo Gold Beach Friday where they planned to do a little salmon fishing. Mrs. Mary Stevens returned be no charge for drivers' services, and that the cost of operation will be the only factor determin ing the charge for its use. It will not be an instrument to augment the income of any person or in stitution; a factor that would be a big step toward preventing the financial disaster that sickness or accident bring to many famil ies. Acceptance or rejection of this plan is now entirely in the hands of the people of the county. Recent contributions to the fund were received from Port land: Leonard M. Floan, Janet P. Floan, Elizabeth P. Binney, Grace P. Maxwell, Helen P. Wilson, and Lucy W. Peters; Condon: Vern Dalzell; lone: Echo Palmateer, Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Smith, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Forsythe, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Akers, Mrs. Mary Beck ner, Ms. Mary Swanson, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swanson, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rietmann, Mr. and Mrs. Verner Troedson, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Mathews, lone high school student body, Jesse War field, Mrs. Ida Grabill, Delia M. Corson; Lexington: L. A. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Marshall; Heppner: Mrs. George Hayden, Marion Hayden, Katie Slocum, George Currin, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Yeager, Elmer Palmer, Henry Stotts, Mr. and Mrs. Don Hatfield, Mary and Harold Wright, J. H. Padberg, Mrs. Anna Bayless, Martha Van Schoiack, Mrs. E. R. Huston, Mrs. B. G. Sigsbee, Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gilman, Blaine E. llson Agency, Bruce Bothwell. from Portland Wednesday after spending several days in the city on business and pleasure. During her absence Mrs. B. C. I Forsythe of lone looked after the flower shop. Word has been received of the birth of a son, Anthony Loren, to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Marshall (Ellen Hughes) May 10 at Mc Minnville Hospital. He weigh ed 9 lbs. 11 oz. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hughes of Heppner and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Marshall of McMinnvlile. Mrs. I Hughes plans to go to McMinn vlile Friday to spend a weeK with the Marshalls. Ralph Potter, Orva Dyer and C. K. Barker were over from Condon Friday transacting busi ness in Heppner. John J. Wgihtman has return ed from a trip to Harrisburg, Pa., where he and his brother, Robert, were called by the death of a sister. Robert remained in Penn sylvania and according to word received by the family this week, will remain east most of the summer. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rugg, long time residents of the Rhea Creek district, completed moving their household effects to Hermiston this week. Mr. Rugg is contem plating building a new home in Hermiston with construction to begin next week. The farm on Rhea Creek has been leased to O. E. Baker who will take oc cupancy the last of the week. ,Mrs. Harry Nelson and daugh ters, Georgia and Wanda, of Portland are visiting here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Parker. Mr. Nelson brought them up Snuday and returned to the city. Bobby Steagall, young son of Mr .and Mrs. Wilbur Steagall of Lexington, received a badly sprained ankle Tuesday evening when the horse he was ridmg fell on him. X-ray revealed no broken bones, he was treated at the office of a local physician. E. Markham Baker of lone was a business visitor in Heppner Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Munkers motored to Milton Friday even ing to spend the weekend with relatives. Sunday they spent at Tollgate where they encountered considerable snow. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wagner motored to Pendleton Friday to attend the funeral services for his grandfather, the late Mr. Peebler. Mr. and Mrs. George N. Perry of Pendleton were over-Sunday guests of her son, J. C. Payne. Frank Fraters and Joe Dela meter returned Friday from John Day and Ritter Springs. Loy McFerrln returned home Thursday from St. Anthony's hospital where he recently un derwent a major operatoin. Mr. McFerrin is recovering satisfac torily at this time according to reports from the family. Sunday guests of Mrs. Cardia Saling were her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Waller Scott and family of Stanfield. Mr. and Mrs. Don Evans and son motored to Portland to spend (he weekend with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. George Krebs. Recent guests of Mrs. Bertha Johnson were her brother, T. H. Deen of Oregon City and his sun find daughter-in-law, M'. and Mrs. Delbert N. Dean of Ar lington. Paul McCoy left Saturday for Summer Program For Recreation Set Up By Committee Several Activities . Planned To Start Immediately A recreation program for Hepp ner and surrounding communi ties got under way Tuesday eve ning with the meeting of the re creation organization group, Henry Tetz, chairman of the youth recreation planning com mittee, presented the committee report and led the discussion of 17 representatives of community organizations, including the chur ches, school, lodges, and civic and service groups. An immediate summer pro gram will include skating, ten nis, badminton, Softball, a mar ble tournament, soapbox derby, street dancing, and other activi ties for which there is a demand. Each activity will be sponsored by a community organization A committee consisting of Ed Dick, Harlan McCurdy Jr. and Mrs. Fay Bucknum was elected to complete plans and oversee the summer program. Mrs. Will iam Labhart was employed as coordinator of all activities. Radio Man Fined On Assault Count William A. Davidson, radio re pair mechanic, paid a fine of $50 and costs of $4.50 in the justice court Tuesday on a charge of as sault and battery. Complaint was filed by Crockett Sprowls, David son's former employer. The two men became engaged in an altercation. Davidson knocked Sprowls down once and when he knocked him down a second time Sprowls fell in such a manner as to break his leg at the ankle. o ELKHORN RESTAURANT TO UNDERGO REPAIRS Laying of a new concrete floor in the kitchen will necessitate shutting down the dining room service at the Elkhorn restaurant for a few days next week. The kitchen will be out of service from Monday night the 16th un til Saturday morning, May 21. In the meantime fountain ser vice will be maintained and light lunches will be served. DINNER SCHEDULED Morrow County Health assoc iation announces a dinner meet ing for 6:30 Monday evening at the Elkhorn restaurant. Election of officers is on the agenda HAVE BABY GIRL Mr. and Mrs. Alan M. Gibb of Seattle are the parents of a baby girl, Sharon Lynn, Born May 8 at the Doctors' hospital, Seattle. Mr. Gibb is the son of Alex Gibb of Stanfeld. Portland where he will spend the week in attendance at the northwest Rexall convention. Mr. McCoy planned to visit rela tives in Salem during his au sence. Mr. McCoy and family plan to leave for the middle west Sunday where they will spend a vacation of thre weeks. Mrs. Marvin R. Wightman re turned from Harbor the last of the week where she has been with her mother, Mrs. L. Hum phrey, who has been ill. Arch Redding and Carl Klind- smith of Ellensburg. Wn.. were overnight guests Sunday of Mr. Redding's niece, Mrs. Alena An derson. The gentlemen are pros pectors and were touring aoout looking over the country. Frank Collins of Cottage Grove and Roy Norlin of Tacoma weie weekend houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Collins. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Scouten and children, Dennis and Sandra, relumed Sunday evening from The Dalles where they spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Collins. Ray Attebury of Echo was a business visitor in Heppner Fri day. Russell Brady, of Walla Walla. REA district Engineer, paid an official visit to Heppner Friday. Mrs. Fred Parrish entertained the members of the Bookworms Club at her home on Jones Street, Tuesday evening. Mrs. James Thomson reviewed the book, "The Big Fisherman" by Lloyd C. Douglas. Others present included Mrs. Lucy Rodgers. Mrs. Edwin Dick, Mrs. Sara McNamor, Miss Lulu Hager, Mrs. Cornett Green. Mrs. Frances Mitchell, Mrs. Floyd Jones and Mrs. Lucy Peterson. Mrs. R. B. Rice and Mrs. W. E. Davis entertained with a linen shower Monday evening at the Rice residence on Chase Street complimenting Miss Jlerlene Miller whose wedding to Don Peoples will be an event of early June. Guests were Mrs. Anna Bayliss, Mrs. P. A. Mollahan, Mrs. Elvon Tull, Nell Hemdon, Mrs. Lucy Teterson, Mrs. Merle Miller. Gifts were sent by sev eral persons unable to be present. HELP I AND MORE HELPlll y, In order to finish the tennis courts. 30 to 40 men ore needed Sunday morning at 6:30. This is a community project to be used for tennis, skating and' many other things. Your help will be appreciated. Work on Hospital Moving Along In Satisfactory Manner Satisfactory progress is being made on construction of the Mor row county hospital, according to Judge J. G. Barratt Excavation for the basement is nearing com pletion and it is planned to ex cavate for the south wing while the equipment js on hand. The contract calls for excavation for the main building and the north wing but the court has decided to excavate for the south wing now and save added expense in the event the wing can be built in the near future. Dan Malarkey Jr. of the firm of Malarkey and Moore is in town today going over the job and it is expected he will be able to give figures on the cost of the south wing. It is desirable to have this addition as it will give four extra basement rooms and allow for 12 extra beds on the main floor. Mrs. Oscar George New President of Soroptimist Club Election of officers for the new club year which begins July 1 was the main item of interest at the regular business meeting of the Soroptimist Club of Heppner last Thursday. Mrs. Oscar George is the incoming president, Mrs. Fay Bucknum, vice president, Mrs. Conley Lanham, recording secretary, Mrs. John Saager cor responding secretary and Mrs. Frances Mitchell treasurer. Mrs. Mary Stevens is the new member of the board of directors. Mrs. O. G. Crawford served the club as president for its first year, now just closing. Since one of the principle pro jects of Soroptimists is the as sisting of girls, the club voted a scholarship of $100 for one of the girls of the graduating class. It was also voted to tax each mem ber five dollars for this fund and the money must be earned by some other means than from the member's classification. Earning of the five dollar contributions is causing much merriment and the members are displaying much ingenuity in planning things to do to make money. June 30 is the deadline on the project. The officers-elect will be in stalled at an evening meeting in the latter part of June. o NEW QUARTER HORSE TRACK AT PENDLETON TO BE SCENE OF MEET A new straight-away quarter mile track has just been comple ted at the Pendleton airbase by Morrison Knudsen and Russell Olsen, contractors for the North west Quarter Horse association. This track will be inaugurated in conjunction with the Northwest Quarter Horse association s an nual show and sale to held on May 12 through May 15 at Pen dleton. The track was built especially for quarter horses on which will be run short races of 220 330, and 440 yards. Pari-mutuel betting on quarter horse races is now legal in both Oregon and Washington and it is understood that there will be pari-mutuel betting at this meet. The track will in the future have an additional one half mile circular for longer dis tances. The halter classes will be judg ed at the Pendleton Roundup grounds at 8 p. m. May 12 and 13, consisting of 14 classes. Rib bons and trophies will be award ed to the 6th place. The Quarter Horse sale will be held on Saturday evening, May 14 and working classes will be judg ed at 1:30 p. m. Sunday the 15th. Troop Mothers were guest of honor at a picnic for which Brownie Girl Scout Troop No. 3 was host at the Wightman farm north of town Monday evening after school. Forty-four mothers and Brownies were present. Mrs. John Farra is troop leader. Mr. and Mrs. Add Moore re turned Tuesday from Monument where they spent the weekend with their son, Emory Moore and family. During their visit they attended the festivities in cident to the opening of the Big Four Lumber Co. Mill on Mon day. Mrs. Sara McNamer and Mrs. Emma Evans returned Friday from a pleasant trpl into southern California where they visited for several weeks. Some time was spent with Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Feldman at Sunnyvale, who ac companied them into Mexico on a sightseeing jaunt. The la dles report a delightful trip. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell were In Portland for Mother's Day, re turning late Sunday evening. Big Four Sawmill At Monument Set In Motion Monday About 80 People From Heppner on Hand for Opening Approximately 80 Heppner people drove to Monument Mon day afternoon to participate in official opening ceremonies of the Broadfoot Bros. Big Four Lumber Co. sawmill. Principal showing made by the visitors was the Heppner school band, directed by Robert Collins, which enlivened the occasion .and gave the Monument people some of the first band music heard in their community in a number of years. Sponsored by the Heppner chamber of commerce, no less than 20 cars were employed to carry the band, CC members and other interested citizens. The caravan arrived at the new little industrial center by 3 p.m. and after personal inspection of plant, pond, and for some of the younger folks, the town itself, assembled in the sawing plant for a brief program. The Monu ment school was dismissed a little early and school children and residents of the town and surrounding country gathered at the mill to participate in the ceremonies. It was estimated that approximately 550 people were present Following three numbers by the band, O. G. Crawford, presi dent of the Heppner chamber of commerce, extended greetings from that organization and then introduced Judge Garnet Bar ratt who, capably expressed the good will of Morrow county to the people of Monument and vi cinity. "This has always been known as a great sheep and cat tle country and until recent years no thought was given to the timber and the part it would play in the future development of the region," he said "And now we are witnessing the start of an industry that will be very much in the foreground in the years to come." The judge ex pressed the hope that closer re lationship will be established between the two communities- and that eventually the distance will be lessened by construction of a more direct route. Henry Tetz said he had never understood how Monument got its name. A monument, he said, was usually erected to com- jnemorate something or other. "Now you have erected a monu ment to the future," he con cluded. Demsey Boyer, long time resi dent of Monument and one of the leading business men of that part of Grant county, re sponded for his community. It was a great pleasure to him to have Heppner turn out on this happy occasion for Monument as he spent his boyhood and at tended school at Heppner. While the school could not boast of a band in his day, he was proud of the showing made by Mr. Col lins and his young musicians and expressed his deep appreci ation for the visitation of band and citizens. At the request of the Broad- foot Bros., Judge Barratt pressed the button or something that set the big diesel engine going and then pulled the cord to blow the whistle. The machinery was run for a few minutes for the bene fit of the spectators and then the brief party was over, but noi until band members, school children and some of the adults had partaken of refreshments provided by the Big Four. People making the drive over are firmly convinced that some thing should be done to the highway between Hardman and Spray Junction. Better still, most of them think completion of a road between the mouth ot Chapin creek and Monument via the Wall ceeks is not only greatly to be desired but some thing coming under the heading of necessity. Realization of sueh a route would mean closer re lationship between the two sec tions, and sentiment expressed at Monument Monday afternoon was for more neighborliness. RESTAURANT SANITATION TO BE STUDIED HERE The Oregon state board of health announced this week that a restaurant sanitation school for owners and all employees will be held at Heppner May 16 and 17. The classes are under the direc tion of Paul Howen and William B. Culham, state sanitarians. The classes will meet in the reading room of (lie Elks temple from 10-11 a. m. and 8 9 p. rn. on the days scheduled. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson announce the engagement of their daughter Shirley to George R. Rugg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lo well Rugg of Pendleton. The wed ding date will be made known later. Both young people are for mer students at Oregon State col lege and Mr. Kugg Is a veteran.