OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY public a v i r o : : i J'ORTL A CHE.- epper $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, July 28, 1949 Volume 66-Number 19 Walla Walla Man Takes Over Task Of Grain Salvage Sizeable Outfit Engaged Clearing Elevator Property J. J. Chisholm, of Walla Walla, whose company Is salvaging the grain from last Monday's fire which destroyed Heppner's grain elevators, today expressed his gratitude to the lire chief, Charles Ruggles, Mayor Conley Lanham, the chief of police and all the other city officials who were so quick to offer their cooperation and facilities in order that the Joss of grain would not go high er. Chisholm has had the entire salvage operation turned over to kirn by the insurance companies and the warehousemen. The salvagers arrived on the scene of the fire and began to scrape down the grain on Tues day afternoon and full salvage operations were begun the fol lowing morning, with a great many men and boys of Heppner making up the main group of workers. Road scrapers and oth er county equipment were press ed into service In order to clear and level an area of ground near the Union Pacific depot for stor age of salvaged grain and barley. Other equipment brought in in cludes a tractor scoop, two scoop, mobiles and a large clamshell with a 30 foot boom plus a num ber of large dump and flatbed trucks. At the peak of salvage opera tions about sixty men were em ployed at the site, Including truck drivers, scoopers and machinists. The still-smoldering debris is be ing carted to a safe area within the city dump, as directed by the fire chief, where It will be allow ed to consume itself safely. Actual salvaging of the wheat will be completed prior to the end of this week with cleanup of debris to take a few days longer. It is Chisholm's plan to leave a clean site where the grain eleva tors and others buildings stood. Chisholm announced today that he will be In a position to sell a great quantity of high and low grade wheat and barley suitable for air kinds of poultry and live stock feeding beginning next Monday, August 1. There will Mso be a carload of salt and mineral blocks as well as granu lar salt for either wholesale or retail sale. The insurance adjustors have visited Heppner and made their preliminary surveys and will re turn after the stock records have been audited and actual values have been determined. Due to interference with salv age operations it will not be pos sible for any grain to be sold be fore Monday. It Is anticipated that a quantity of low priced grain will go to local feeders and stockmen and the remaining por tion will soon be shipped out. Parents' Day Held i$Y Girl Scouts At Wind Mountain A visiting day for parents was held Sunday at camp Wind Moun tain, the girl scouts' new camp on Bergen road near Stevenson, Wn. The following parents from Hepp ner attended: Mr and Mrs. Ste phen Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. James Thomson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Conley Lanham, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becket, and Mrs. Harold Cohn. The 160 girls attending sleep in tents, boat and swim in the lake, and hike and explore in the Surrounding woods. Although it rained much of last week, the girls have proved to be good campers, their counsellors say. The new lodge at Wind Moun tain is almost completed and Is now being used as a dining hall and recreation center. Heppner girls scouts at the camp are: Sharon Becket, Sally Cohn, Nancy Ferguson, Diane Van Horn, Adella Anderson, Lin da Bauman, Darleen Connor, San dra Lanham, Sally Palmer, Judy Thompson, Peggy Wlghtman, Kaye Valentine, and Meredith Thomson. BURNING BLANKET ROUSES FIREMEN A burning blanket in the front scat of a car parked beside Hotel Heppner routed out the fire de partment Sunday night at 9:30. A few hursts of carbon dioxide snow from the department's hand-operated extinguisher stop ped the fire before much damage was done to the car. The car be longed to Mildred Veneta Carson, of Eslacado, Oregon. KEEP OREGON GREEN Judge Garnet Bnrrntt today re ceived a large quantity of Keep Oregon Green material for distri bution in the county. A variety of window slickers, auto plate tags, and posters made up the bulk of the package. He also has some ash trays for distribution, Residence Building Activity Attracts Notice Of Reporter on News Gathering Rounds By RUTH F. PAYNE Considerable building activity is being done at present in Hepp ner's residential district. On Gale street just north of the Methodist Church a frame house is being constructed for the Victor Lov gren family and just directly across the street from this, Mari on Hayden has started work on a new home which will be of ce ment blocks. On Hager street, the P. W. Mahoney house is rapid ly taking form. Houses which have been under construction for some time but are now almost ready for occupancy are those of Mrs. Anna Smouse on Hager street and Miss Leta Humphreys on North Court street. According to reports from the Cecil district, a grass fire has been raging on the sands be tween Cecil and Sandhollow for a number of days and on Tuesday It was estimated that some 10,000 acres of ground had been burned over with the fire still going. The fire Is north of the Lindsay ranch and the Alpine District and Wheatland In that section is being protected by large ditches made with tractors by the farmers in the neighborhood. Herbert Hynd of Cecil, operating one of the tractors, worked Tuesday to at tempt to confine the fire to an unpopulated area. Mrs. James Estes has resigned her position in the local tele phone office and is moving this week to Portland where Mr. Estes is attending a school of Mechan ics. They will live In Fairview near Troutdale. Miss Janet Spro uls will replace Mrs. Estes In the telephone exchange. Melvln J. Duvall left Friday morning via United Airlines for his home in St. Joseph, Missouri after a three weeks visit here with his brother and sister-In law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Duvall. Mr. Duvall is assistant prosecut ing attorney in St. Joseph. Dur ing his visit in Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Duvall took their guest on a week's motor trip to Port land, the Oregon coast and Vic toria, B. C, returning by way of Seattle, Grand Coulee Dam and Spokane. This was Mr. Duvall's first trip West and he was greatly Impressed with Oregon's scenic beauty, the large ranches and combine operations in the wheat fields. On the Sunday preceding his departure for St. Joseph, Mr. Duvall was honor guest at a fam. lly reunion at the ranch. Present for this were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wickersham and children Lois and Loren of Portland, Mr. and Mrs. Neale Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Duvall and son, Michael of The Dalles and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Norton and son, Mack of Baker. Joe Hughes, Jr. and Frank W. Baker motored to Pendleton Sat urday to spend the day. Mr. Baker, is here from Stockton, Calif, on his first visit to Eastern Oregon. Both men are employed on the Morrow County Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Van Marter, Jr., motored to Lehman Springs Saturday afternoon to spend the weekend. Mrs. Bud Peterson of Redmond visited in Heppner the last of the Ranchmen Prevent Fire Near Timber Ranch hands Burrell Slimson: and Harold Llpix-rt were credited yesterday by Forester Glen Par son with having prevented a fire from spreading to the Umatilla national forest. Parson said the men discovered fire Saturday afternoon in a pas ture on the Watkins ranch near Gllman flat. They fought and j held the blaze until the forest ser-: vice arrived with equipment to extinguish it. The fire, which j was believed to have been started ' by lightning, burned an acre and a half of pasture that lay about' 100 yards from the forest bound ary line. Parsons said the fire was the second of the year in the Heppner district of Umatilla forest. , o Mrs. Arzola Baker Dies at Age 86 Years Mrs. Arzola E. Baker died Sun day, July 24, in Heppner at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Miles. She was 813 years old at the time of her death. Funeral ser vices will be held in Boise, Idaho, and burial will be In the Boise Morris Hill cemetery. ! Mrs. Baker was born September 8, 1862 in Des Moines, Iowa. She had resided in Heppner for about one year. Surviving her are three daughters, Lillian Miles, of Heppner, Clella Smith, of Boise, and Bessie Lamberson. Ray Ba ker, a son, lives In Chicago, and one sister, Ida Jones, resides in Los Angeles. Helen Bolson, of Boardman, and Ruth Thacher, of Boise, were Mrs. Baker's nieces. o Mr. and Mrs. Kemp Dick re turned Wednesday from Portland where Mrs. Dick underwent den tal surgery. While the ordeal was painful she Is happy to havejand E. William Anderson, gov- i two offending molars removed eminent range specialist, paid an and is ieeung quite nerseu once more, week with her aunt, Mrs. Dur ward Tash. She was accompanied by her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Peterson and two sons, also of Redmond. J. C. Payne and Tom Wilson re turned Friday evening from Red mond where they attended a spe cial school on irrigation problems for several days last week. Mrs. Pearl Carter motored to Portland the last of the week to spend the weekend visiting rela tives and friends. Mrs. Ida Grimes is here from Portland to visit her daughter, Mrs. Allen Case. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Scouten and children, Dennis and Sandra, mo tored to Portland Saturday. On Wednesday evening, Mrs. Harry Duvall celebrated her birth. day with a dinner party at their home in the Blackhorse section. Present for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Neil White of Hermis- ton, Mr. and Mrs. Vivian White and son, Brad of Pilot Rock, Mrs. Lenna Waid of Stanfield and Melvin J. Duvall of St. Joseph, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Quackenbush and daughter, Phyllis, are spend ing their vacation at East Lake near Bend. During their absence, Mrs. Carl Bergstrom is working in the store. L. E. Dick of Helena, Montana is spending several days in Hepp ner visiting with his sons, Edwin and Kemp and their families. Robert Wightman returned Sun day from Dauphin, Penn. where he has been visiting since March. Mrs. Lou Anderson of Condon is spending several days in Hepp ner this week. Durng her stay, she is the houseguest of her cou sin, Mrs. Ora K. Wyland. On Monday, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Wyland accompanied Mrs. Merle Kirk to Pendleton where they spent the day shopping and visit ing friends. Mrs. N. D. Bailey reutrned Mon day from Monument where she was called earlier in the week by the illness of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Johnson. Mrs. Trina Parker and Miss Dona Barnett of Lexington were transacting business in Heppner Tuesday. Dr. and Mrs. Dick O'Shea and baby arrived in Heppner Monday evening. This week they are the quests of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cohn, during which time, their residence on N. Main street is being readied for occupancy. Mrs. Walter Barger entertained with a birthday party Tuesday afternoon at their apartment in the Case building honoring her .laughter, Vickl, on the occasion of her seventh birthday. Twelve voung guests were present Re freshments of birthday cake and ice cream were served. Harvey Ayers returned to his home in Portland Monday after with Mrs. Ayers and son. Mrs. Ayers is assisting with the care of her mother, Mrs. Walter Far- rens. who has been ill at her home for the past several months. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Morgan of Del Ray, California visited Satur day In Heppner with Mrs. Alma Morgan and other relatives. Pendleton Youth Gets Prison Term Raymond L. Powell, 18-year-old Pendleton youth, was sentenced Monday in circuit court to serve seven and one-half years in the state penitentiary for violating the provisions of a circuit court i probation order. The sentence jwas pronounced by Judge Homer I. Watts after evidence had beer, introduced to show that Powell had been involved in a fight at a dance in Echo, Powell was on probation for the larceny of a saddle from Jasper Myers, Buttercreek farmer, in June of this year. Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman left Heppner Monaay, escorting Powell to the state pen itentiary for committment. lAYC'ETTES READYING KINDERGARTEN PLANS Mrs. Edwin Dick announced the first of the week that plans are taking shape for opening a kindergarten for pre-school chil dren early in September. The school is being sponsored by the Jayt'Ettes and the prospect is bright for a good enrollment. The services of Mrs. Dick Mea- dor, an experienced primary tea- ciler, have been secured for con ducting the school. Mrs. Meadi;r s former member of the Pen- dleton school system. BUYS TENT HOUSE Tired of apartment life, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becket have decided to once more occupy their lot on South Court street. On a recent trip to Portland they bought a Junisc tent which they will set up as a residence at least as long as weather permits. The tent is llix 32 and will be placed on a plat form. Robert Brown, government nur seryman of Pullman, Washington I oinciai visit to the Heppner soil I conservation district Monday, County Announces New Rental Rates On Road Equipment Judge Garnet Barratt announc ed a new schedule of county equipment rentals Monday that was worked out by the county court at its recent session. The schedule, which must be followed whenever Morrow county road equipment is used on jobs other than those of benefit to the coun ty road department, does not in clude operators' wages or services The charges are as follows: Bulldozers D7, $4 per hour with fuel and essentials; D4, $3 per hour with fuel and essentials. Shovel yd, $5 per hour with fuel and essentials. Road patrols, with fuel and essentials Cater pillar, $3 per hour; Austin-Western, $3 per hour; Rome, $3 per hour. Trucks FWD, $2 per hour; GMC, $1.50 per hour; Internation al, $1 per hour. Trailer $3 per hour without power. Compressor $2 per hour. Materials and merchandise, such as culverts, powder and miscellaneous supplies, which cannot be purchased with conve nience in the county, will be re sold by the county at cost plus a 10 per cent handling charge un less otherwise specified. The court's order on the matter states that the service is strictly for the convenience of the general public and does not mean that a regular merchandising service is to be followed. Friends Felicitate Lucas's on 50th Anniversary Date Golden gladioli, golden mari gold, yellow roses and asters gra ced the Lucas home Tuesday eve ning when friends and relatives gathered to congratulate Fred and Clothilde upon the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversa ry. The rooms were crowded with the throng who came to enjoy the hospitality of the Lucas's, who have spent the major portion of the 50 years in this area. A beautiful wedding cake top ped with golden bells was the central attraction of the tea ta ble. Relatives from a distance who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lucas of Yuma, Ariz.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortner of Port land, and Mrs. Mary Crawford of i Cecil, brother and sisters of the Limn live vaney quaii per uy Heppner man; Mrs. Robert Fort- land not more than 15 during en ner of Boardman, their older tire season.' daughter, and the granddaugh-l General Deer Season: October ters, Mrs. Clyde Davis of Condon. ; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lindsay of inzua. Mrs. James Driscoll of Heppner is another granddaugh. ter, Visiting was the order of the evening interspersed with music al numbers by Mrs Lucy Peter son, JoJean Dix, and Eleanor Rice, with Mrs. El von Tull ac companying Mrs. Peterson. Many friends who could not be in attendance sent cards which added pleasure to the golden- weds. They were also the recipi ents of numerous gifts, among them a life membership present ed to Mr. Lucas by the Elks lodge, Father Francis McCormack mak ing the presentation. Miss Clothilde Love and J. Fred Lucas were married in Wasco Ju ly 26, 1899 and continued to make their home there until the spring ill 1903 when they moved to Mor- row county to the ranch on Hepp ner Flat which Fred had purchas ed in 1902. WHAT'S ALL FUSS, ANYWAY, SAYS WANDERING BOY Dale, the 2'Vyear-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Theron Adlard, wan dered away from home Tuesday morning and caused quite a lot of excitement for about three hours. The Adlards are employed on the Harry Duvall ranch on Blackhorse, and as soon as Mrs. Adlard missed the boy she called the Duvalls and they helped her search the premises and drove all over the fields in a vain effort to find him. Then they called in their harvest crew and Mr Adlard went to Lexington after a plane and soon returned with Orville Culsiorlh. Some of the men on foot were following his tracks leading out across a summer fal low field when the men in the plane located him. He was ab out two and a half miles from home, playng along a canyon with his little dog, and very un concerned about all the commo tion. OLD FRIENDS Art Goodwin, member of J. J. Chisholm's salvage crew, said Monday that ho was enjoying the salvage operation in Heppner. Goodwin was born on 1 1n it riilL'i1 in Morrow county, and, although he moved away 53 years ago, lie has met a wtu whom he knew while living here. Game Commission Sets Up Official '49 Hunting Schedules After holding the regular sec ond public hearing Saturday, Ju ly 23, the Oregon State Game Commission made the final hunt ing regulations for 1949. The regulations were set as previous ly announced in the tentative regulations with five relatively minor changes. The changes made were as follows: 1. The extended elk season in the Baker, Oregon area will close on December 31 instead of on January 31 as was announced in the tentative regulations. 2. The portion of Douglas Coun ty lying east of U. S. Route 99 will be closed to elk hunting. 3. The Mountain Sheep Game Refuge in Wallowa County will be open to waterfowl hunting only. 4. The Myrtle Park Game Ref uge in Harney County will be closed to hunting. 5. Sherman County will be clos. ed to deer hunting. The Commission hopes to have the hunting regulations out in the regular printed form before the first of September. The commission passed one special regulation relative to up land game seasons. Any upland game birds to be transported thru or possessed in a closed area or area of lesser bag limit must be checked by a state officer in the area in which they were legally taken. Said officer will record the date and county of kill on the hunter's license. It shall be un lawful to possess more than the legal limit of upland birds in any area unless license is marked to indicate that the birds in posses sion were killed in an area where such a possession limit is legal. Limits may be checked at any game commission or state police station or by any state officer in the field within the county or area where such bag limits apply. The season on Ring-neck phea sants extends from noon, October 21 through October 30 in area II, including Josephine, Jackson, De schutes, Crook, Hood River, Was co. Sherman. Gilliam, Wheeler, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallo wa, Baker, Grant, Harney and that portion of Jefferson county outside the Madras irrigation pro ject. Bag limit three cock phea sants per day and not more than nine during the entire season. Valley Quail: Noon, October 21 through October 30 in all counties as above except, Baker, Union, Wallowa and Harney counties. 1 to October 20, inclusive, in 11 counties ior DiacK-iau ano muic- deer having not less than lorkeo antlers. Bag limit one deer ha ving not less man iorKea anueis. General Elk Season: Eastern Oregon October 25 to November 20, inclusive. Bag limti one elk of either sex in the area east of U. S. Highway No. 97. Rodeo Tickets To Be Up For Sale Saturday Evening Merle Becket, ticket sales chair man, said yesterday that Morrow county rodeo tickets will go on wale for the first time at the fair and rodeo kick-off dance Satur day night at Heppner civic center. This year the rodeo commttee hopes to obtain a volume of pre show ticket sales. To encourage volume sales the committee re duced the prices on season tick ets well below last year's figures. In the grandstand a reserved seat in one of the first five rows will be sold for $6. or Sl-05 less than the total of daily admission prices for the same seat. The next three rows of reserved grand stand seats will be sold for the season for $4.50, or $2.55 less than if sold daily. General ad mission tickets to the bleachers will be sold for $3 for the season, $2.55 less than the total daily sale prices. Becket said that after the open in K day of sales, season tickets 1 for the rodeo will be available at the following business houses: In lone. Maddens' Victory cafe and Jack Ferris's; in Lexington, Harry Van Horn's, Red and White store, and Klinger's tavern; in Heppner, Heppner hotel, Turner and Van Marter, Saager's phar macy. Cal's tavern, Aiken's, and the bank. Becket said arrangements will be made to handle all mail orders he receives for season tickets. Mr. and Mrs. Del Smith of Con don were shopping in Heppner Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Richard Lawrence of Pen dleton spent Monday in Heppner visiting with Mrs. Agnes Curran and other friends. I Mrs. Burt Cason of Lonerock entertainment at Janton Tuesday. Clergy of District Gather Here For Jackson Gilliam Ordination "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, what- soever things are pure, whatso - ever things are lovely, whatsoev - er things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be praise, think on these things." Using the quotation from Phfl ippians 4:8, Rev. Stanley Moore opened his sermon at the ordina tion service which elevated Jack son Gilliam to the priest-hood in the Episcopal church Wednesday morning at the All Saints Memor ial church in Heppner. The min ister said he could think of no more appropriate scripture for the occasion and cited it as a pattern or guidepost to the young minis ter who was about to be ordained. The sermon was followed by the ordination service conducted by the Right Reverend Lane W. Barton, Bishop of Eastern Oregon. The candidate was presented by the Reverend Elvon Tull, vicar of All Saints. The Reverend F. C. Wissenbach of Klamath Falls read the Litany; the epistle was read by the Reverend G. R. V. Bolster of Trinity church, Bend and the Gospel by the Reverend M. J. B. Gill, retired. Assisting besides the ministers named were Rev. Arthur Beckwith, Burns; Rev. Clarence Kopp, La Grande; Rev. Lloyd Thomas, Hood River, and Rev. Raymond E. Gale of Milton. The first service conducted by Cowboy Clothes To Brighten Dance, Board Decides The Morrow county fair and i rodeo board decided last night j that cowboy and cowgirl garb '. should be worn by everyone at tending the kick-off dance Satur day night. Ralph Currin, dance chairman, told the board that Leader Jimmie Whetmorp had nf. fered to dress his orchestra in I ture instead of living in the past, what ever manner the board de- j Journeying through life together sired. Currin said he would noti-! for 50 years is not an unusual fy Whetmore of the Board's de-1 occurrence, as a good many peo cision. I pie attain that record, but it is Jack Loyd, who will be in evidence of a successful married charge of concessions this year, I life, the accomplishment of which said he had already been ap-1 entitles the contracting parties to proached by business men wish ing to buy space for cotton candy and popcorn stands. The board authorized Loyd to sell space for stands without consulting its members further. Loyd also told , the board that fair and rodeo dec-1 uiatiuns win ue nung ai tne grounds and in Heppner prior to September 2. A site for the Redwood Empire shows was discussed, but the board did not decide where the carnival could best be placed. Members present at the meeting last night were: Bill Smethurst Ray Ferguson, Lee Beckner, Har lan McCurdy, Harold Erwin, Jack Loyd, Gerald Swaggart, Ralph Currin, Merle Becket, and Nelson Anderson. o County, State Go Over Quotas in E Savings Bond Drive Over-subscription of Oregon's state quota in the recent Oppor tunity Savings Bond Drive was announced today by E. C. Sam mons, State Advisory Chairman of the Treasury Savings Bonds Division. Total E Bond sales for the Drive were $10,955,066. Ore gon's quota was $9,790,000 which was over-subscribed by $1,165, 066 or 11. In commenting on the Drive, Sammons stated: "Co ming after one of the hardest winters in Oregon's history, this is particularly noteworthy. "These heavy purchases", saia Sammons, "have increased the rich backlog of private savings in Oregon which has over $500, 000.000 of privately owned U. S. Savings Bonds alone. This back log is proof that Oregonians be lieve in thrift as a habit and way of life. It also is stored-up pur chasing power representing an 'insurance policy' covering busin. ess against any future poor times." Federal Reserve Bank figures show that 33 Oregon counties met or over-subscribed their quotas. ' Mnrrnur Pnnnlv Phiirmin Mr- 1.,,,;... r-....- , .-... tr Liniiic ji-mt;t: omitru iiiai luirtl i i Bond sales in this county were $49,161 during this six - week nad to be nursP as well and he drive. This represents 115 of I frequently drove miles into the the assigned quota. j hlIls t0 ,ake C!UP f a sick person, Mrs. George extended her remaining until the patient was thanks to the many volunteers in out of danger. the county who helped during o the Drive. AUTO COLUSION o Mrs. Alena Anderson and her Mrs. Lucy Rodgers had as her i 8-year-old daughter, Carol, suf guests this week Mrs. Maybelle fered shock and bruises Saturday Romig and Mrs. Fluvia Nlchol of j afternoon when the car in which Baker. they were riding collided at Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Wightman ; Church and Gale streets w ith a and children motored to John;-'r driven by Elmer J. Kennedy Day Sunday. of Condon. Erwin Anderson, dri- Kenneth Easter and LaVerne ver of the car in which Mrs Keithley returned Monday from 1 Portland where they spent weekend as the guests of the the Oregon Journal. One of the high lights of this all expense trip was the newly ordained priest was that of baptizing his niece, Mary Joanne Gilliam, daughter of Mr. jand Mrs. Howard Gilliam. This 1 took place immediately following the ordination and was witnessed by most of the people attending that service, The Women's auxiliary of All Saints served a luncheon in the parish hall to all out-of-town guests, augmented by a few local people. Many relatives and friends of the Reverend Gilliam were in attendance at the service. In ad dtion to members of the local congregation, a goodly number of the members of the St. John mission at Hermiston were pres ent Bishop Barton was accom panied by Mrs. Barton, Lane Jr. and Katy, and his mother from Bend. Accompanying her hus band and Rev. Gill was Mrs. Bol ster, and Mrs. Beckwith accom panied her husband from Burns. Here, too, with her husband to greet old friends was Mrs. Stanley Moore. Mr. Wissenbach was ac companied by his daughter Edith from Klamath Falls, and also from the same place was Miss Hazel Morrison, director of youth and rural work in the distrct From Seattle came Miss Cather ine Peterson, former youth and rural director in Eastern Oregon at the time Jackson Gilliam was (in school here. Random Thoughts... This column wishes to felici tate Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lucas up on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary, which was observed Tuesday evening when practically the whole community turned out to pay them honor. Time flits by so hurriedly in this busy, bustling world that we are inclined to lose count of the years and a half century passes before we are aware of it This is especially true when people re- imain active and look tn thp fu rest on their oars and take the remainder of the Journey in peace and contentment While on the subject of felicita- tions it is highly appropriate to present the orchids to the Hepp- ner native son who yesterday was tirdained to priesthood in the Episcopal church the Reverend Jackson Gilliam, vicar of St John's church of Hermiston. His ordination was likewise a me morable occasion for the All Saints congregation of Heppner, for here it was that Jackson got his early training and as a little boy expressed a desire to become a minister. In these days of high (living costs most young people planning on a college education look forward to a career in the more lucrative technical fields and it requires courage and an earnestness of purpose for one to deliberately plan on serving in a field where financial remunera tion is of secondary considera-, lion. To the minister of the gos- ! pel it is more important to know that he is contributing something to the betterment of mankind than it is to realize a certain stipend for that w-ork. Being human he must of necessity have remuneration in the form of this world's goods, but a good minis ter usually seeks the larger field because it affords more opportun ity for the use of his talents. Heppner is proud of Jackson Gilliam and the community as a whole wishes him unbounded success in his chosen field. Heppner's elevator fire has caused some speculations regard ing the age of the original build ings in the Interior Warehouse company group. Mrs. Charlotte Scherzinger has recalled that her father once owned five acres of property where the ill-fated ele vators stood. He sold the proper ty to Henry Heppner shortly after the railroad came in 1SSS. Inci dentally, Mrs. Scherzinger's fa- ,ner- Ule la,e ur- Shipley, was the UlSt licensed DhVSlcian in Hpnn- ner. and that was ft nprinH in thio t who section's history when the doctor Anderson and Carol were rldlnp, was not injured. Both cars wee badly damaged. Mr. and Mrs. TlpvplnnH ,ilanl are the parents of a girl, Claudia 'June, oorn juiv is. Laying Of Water Main to Hospital Now in Progress 6-inch Pipe From County Reservoir To Carry Supply Workmen have begun the two- Aveek task of laying a six-inch pipe line from the county reser voir to the site of the new county hospital, and a four-inch water line will also be laid from the hospital site to the rodeo grounds, Judge Garnet Barratt said Mon day. Both lines will be paid for out of refunds the county earned by doing its own excavating at the hospital site. Judge Barratt also said that contrary to rumor the county's water supply definitely is ade quate to supply the hospital and other county installations. He said the county water supply is tested monthly by the county nurse, and that to date Its bac teria count has been lower than that of the city's water. The judge said he wished to spike another current rumor ab out the new hospital. Before federal approval was granted on hospital construction, it was ne cessary to prove that sufficient money was on hand to carry the project through. The county has the money to complete the hospi tal all the way to keys for the doors, Judge Barratt said, and it definitely will be completed as soon as possible. Masons began laying the walls of the new hospital Monday mor ning. The work had been delay ed because of mill strikes in the Willamette valley. Now that the Strikes have ended, door and win dow facings are available and the masonry is going up rapidly. Dick Maude, construction super intendent, had previously estim ated that 10 days would be re quired to complete the work. Progress is evident at the hos pital site. Most of the studding is now in place, and a great deal of preliminary plumbing work has been done. P. M: A: Officials Outline Next Year's Wheat Allotments Wheat Allotments for 1949 was the subject for discussion by far mer P.M.A. committeemen, ad ministrative officials and county agents at a meeting held in Pen dleton on July 22, when E. Har vey Miller, State Chairman, P.M. A. Arnold Bodker, Farmer Field man, P.M.A., and Charles W. Smith, Assistant Director. Exten- sion Service, outlined needs for allotments and explained how they would function. Charles W. Smith, of the Exten sion Service, explained the need for wheat allotments when he pointed out that crop surpluses have built up the national carry over to three hundred thirty eight million bushels. These surpluses are brought about by an increas ed acerage during the last seven years since wheat allotments have not been in effect. The 1949 national wheat acreage of 81,500, 000 exceeds considerably the 68, 944,000 acreage which has been declared by the Secretary of Ag riculture as sufficient to provide wheat for domestic use, exports, and a 30 carryover yearly. Price supports can be maintained on an acreage which supplies these needs. At the present it is easy to see that excess wheat produc tion if continued, will prohibit price support. Explaining further the wheat allotment program E. Harvey Miller, State Chairman, P.M.A., stated that each wheat producing county has been notified of their allotment as set up from county wheat acreage and Bureau of Ag ricultural Economics figures. Morrow County's allotment of 134.6S1 acres represents an ap proximate 21 cut which is slightly under Oregon's cut in wheat acreage based on seedings of the past four years. Individu al allotments will be made by county and community P.M.A. committeemen and each operator mailed his allotment by August 15. Appeals on these allotments will be received by the county P.M.A. office up to the September 1 deadline date. Attending this meeting from Morrow County was Loyd How ton, and R. S. Thompson, County P.M.A. committeemen, Basil Burnstad and Bill Padherg of the local P.M.A. otfice and N. C. Anderson, county agent, who are in a position to discuss the vari ous aspects of the program by calling at the P.M.A. or county agent's office. Gary Vaughan. son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Vaughan of Pen dleton, is visiting for a time here with his aunt, Mrs. Eddie Thorpe. E. E. Adklns and William Fur- 1 long motored to Pendleton FrI ( '