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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, September 29, 1949
Volume 66, Number 28
Six Young People
Figure in Wrecks
During Pas! Week
Total of Nine Loca
People Hospitalized
In Past Two Weeks
The Heppner contingent in the
M. Anthony's hospital in Pendle
ton was raised to nine over the
past week end when six young
people in two separate wrecks
were rushed there for treatment.
Friday evening, Donna Gay
hart, driving a car borrowed from
Gene Orwick, and accompanied
by Eileen Ball, upset the vehicle
between the Mankln ranch and
Lexington. Both girls were se
verely injured and the car was
all but completely wrecked. The
accident victims were rushed to
Pendleton. Eileen was able to re.
turn home Tuesday but Donna is
still a patient and may have to
remain several weeks, according
to reports.
Saturday evening, five out of
six persons were seriously Injured
when two cars collided almost
head-on about seven miles west
of Pendleton on highway 30. Jack
Ployhar of Heppner was driving
west in a 1919 Kurd. Swerving the
car into the left lane of traffic he
hit the left front of a pickup truck
of Chester Davis and his wife,
both 59, of Sunnyside, Wash.
Both cars were demolished.
In the car with Ployhar were
Eileen Keenan, 18, sister Delores,
16, and Wayne Prock, 19. Eileen
has a dislocated elbow; Delores
suffered a broken collar bone
and a broken leg; Prock is suf
fering from shock and lacerations
and Ployhar is suffering with in
ternal injuries. Chester Davis had
his throat cut and his skull frac
tured, while his wife had both
arms broken, body and face lac
erations, and both knees cut
deeply, according to an account
of the accident in the East Ore
Here Is an innovation in crimi
nal juvenile jurisprudence that
uses a standard lime-old and
proven method viewing horrible
examples, where they're always
available at the penitentiary.
Why didn't someone think of
it before?
Three alleged juvenile delin
quents appeared this week before
Judge Rex Kimmcl who took them
over to Ihe Oregon penitentiary
where they were taken on a per
sonally conducted tour of "lifers'
"Perhaps If it is forcibly and
visually brot home to these lads
to just what end criminal tend
encies lead It may mean a turn
ing point in their lives," said the
Did the plaster cast in which
Senator Wayne Morse was encas
ed, after being thrown from a
buggy while driving his prize stal
lion, inspire the Oregon senator to
denounce the CVA as an "admin
istrative straight Jacket?"
The Northwest Public Power
Assn., which had previously in
dorsed CVA "idea" only, last week
in a Tcoma meeting voted unan
imously for such legislation pro
viding it includes definite guar
antee to PUD'S and municipal
systems like Tacoma, Salem, Mil
ton, Eugene and McMinnville the
right to own and develop their
own facilities
Millions of trees are growing in
Oregon, and will continue to grow
for decades, that are monuments
to the Inspired spirit of Nelson
lingers, late stale forester. He
"planted" more trees than any
man that ever lived. He did it by
his leadership in Inspiring confi
dence in retorestation.Even the
rash timber cullers were temper
ed by his "timber religion."
Before his last illness we talked
with him about the deplorable
condition of timber cutting con
trol In Oregon. The only laws of
this kind Oregon has were taken
from the statutes of Ihe slate of
Washington. And they were de
clared unconstitutional years ago.
A valuable historical record now
being compiled by David Dunnl
way, state archivist, will contain
names of every family In Oregon
in 1850. Most of Ihe population al
that time was In the Willamette
valley and on the coast and to
taled 13,291. Approximately 2000
copies of Ihe book will be pub
lished. Dunnlway said he laler would
prepare a similar book based on
the 1S90 census when Ihe stale's
population was 317,740.
The political capital of Oregon
last week end was Waldport, the
home of the king of salmon der
bles. An Impromptu meeting of
the board of - control narrowly
Booster Breakfast
Set For October 7
Friday, October 7, is the date of
the first football game scheduled
for the rodeo field in the current
season. In accordance with es
tablished custom, the morning of
that day is the time for the boost
er breakfast and Chairman Jack
u Connor inlorms t Jits newspaper
that the breakfast will be served
although where is still a matter
to be settled. Ticket purchasers
will be informed when they get
their tickets.
Coach Vernon Bohles is spark
ing his team for this game, which
will not only be the fiist of ihe
season on the home field but will
be with Condon, and Heppner
coaches never fool themselves
about the Gilliam county boys.
County Council Of
Organized Monday
A meeting was called Monday
by Mrs. Omar Kietmann, pros!
dent of the lone Parent -Teacher
association, for the purpose of
forming a county council of Ore
gon Congress of Parents and Tea
chers. The meeting was held at
Lexington and was well attended,
with representatives there from
Irrigon. Boardman, lone, Lexing
ton and Heppner.
Officers wor the county unit
are as follows: Mrs. B. C. For
sythe, lone, president; Mrs. Floyd
Hobbs, Irrigon, vice president,
and D. E. Baker, Lexington, secretary-treasurer.
Bo-irdman will be the scene of
the next meeting, on October 19,
with the PTA groups of Irrigon
and Boardman hosts for luncheon.
Mrs. J. W. Staggs of Milton, a
state vice president, was present
to assist with the organizational
missed being called. At the Sat
urday night banquet opening the
derby Governor Douglas McKay
and State Treasurer Walter Pear
son sat at the head table with
other state officials including Tax
Commissioner Robert D. McLean.
Game Commissioner Duiiald Mit.
chell, State Senators Austin Fie
gel end Rex Ellis, and Represent
ative Jerry Wade, and Frank E.
Gilkey, county judge of Lincoln
Governor Dot'glas McKay learn
ed this week ti at Oregon's driest
summer in years will probably
not necessitate postponement of
the scheduled opening of the deer
season on October 1.
The good word came out during
the second quarterly meeting of
the governor's natuial resources
advisory committee. Heavy dews
following showers dampened the
forest floor, said George Spaur,
acting state forester, and forest
fire l.'Pgenls have been lowered
to a minimum. However. Gover
nor McKay is keeping his eye on
the hot davs.
The amount of insurance held
by Oregonians was estimated at
an average of $1000 for every per.
son man, woman and child in
Oregon. The total figure of $1,507
021.125 was 10 per cent higher
than last year.
Oregonians paid $31,350,915 in
insurance premiums last year
and received $10.5(',fi.625 for fire
losses. State Insurance Commis
sioner Robert Taylor revealed this
Rhea Creek grange has issued
invitations to interested persons
ind to the memberships of other
granges in the county to attend
the booster night party at the
hall at Ruggs Friday evening, Oc
tober 7.
A varied program Is being pre
pared and festivities will open
with a potluck supper at 6:30 p.
State's Population
Than Growers Produce Meat, Milk
Oregon's output of meat and
milk scarcely equals stale needs
now that the population has in
creased one-half since prewar.
That is a general conclusion to1
be drawn from facts and figures
in the latest farm outlook circu
lar issued by the extension ser
vice al Oregon State college, now
available from county extension
The purpose of the report Is to
lid producers in planning their
production and marketing oper
ations. There are sections on the
feed supnlv siUeitlon. dairy pro
duels, beef cattle, hogs, and
sheep. Several charts and tables
of data are included lo show
trends In prices, production and
consumer demand
Meat animals (cattle, hogs and
sheep) and dairy production ac
count for about two-fifths of Or
egon's cash receipts from farm
marketings. Currently, the state
is close to a balance on milk and
beef with a heavy deficit in hogs
but still has some seasonal sur
plus of lambs.
The three Pacific coast slates
together are shorl on dairy pro
duction, beef and hogs, with n it
much if any surplus of iambs.
The seven far western states pro
duce large surplus of the lambs,
Deer Season
Open Saturday A.
M. As Scheduled
Oregon's red hat brigade 1
moving up to the front and by
Saturday morning the opeing
bombardment will strike up as
the 1919 deer hunting season gets
Up to press time only a sprink
ling of outside hunters had come
to town but it is expected that by
Friday evening a full comple
ment of trigger-happy hunters
will be on hand
Expected news from the office
of Governor Douglas McKay that
the opening would be postponed
until rains come had not been re
ccived and there seems nothing
in the way of the season opening
October 1.
C. A. Lockwood, game director,
estimates there will be close to
200,000 hunters afield. He has
made a special plea for all to ex
ercise the strictest caution while
hunting and a full compliance
with the game laws. He also puts
fires in the forests that the habi-
it up to the hunters to preventl
tat of the wld game may be pre
County Receives
$79,307.01 From
Basic School Fund
This year Morrow county will
receive 5 1 9,807.01 from the basic
school support fund. Half of this
amount was received last week
and distributed to the school dis-
rids in the county from the rural
school district office according to
Henry E. Tetz, superintendent.
The basic school fund is a state
fund raised by income tax am
ounting to S.)0 per census child
and apportioned to the school dis-
rict on the basis of pupil mem
bership, number of teachers and
Of the $39,903.47 received from
he fund, the distribution was
nade- as follcws: School district
No. 1. Heppner. $11,037.51; school
district No. 2. Lena. $136.03; school
district No. 3, Willow Way, $710.
87; school district No. 5J. Morgan,
S315.K9; school district No. 10, Ir
rigon, St 9H6.65; school district No
12, Lexington, S3.173.41; school
district No. 19. Rood Canyon,
$270.33; school district No. 23, De.
vine, $387.10; school district No.
21. Willow, $200.04; school dist.
No. 25. Boardman, $5,031.92; dis
trict No. 27, consolidated with
Echo, $373.21; school district No.
35J, lone. Stt.fll0.98; school district
No. 40, Hartlman, $501.75; school
district No. 41, Sand Hollow,
I $G41. -79; school district No 42,
Balm Fork, $182.10; Union High
district No. 1, Hardman, $85.03;
Non-High district. $1,628.89.
The second half of the basic
school fund apportionment will
be made in March.
An interested visitor in Hepp
ner for several davs the past
week was Mrs. J. B. Cooley of !
Brownsville who visited her nie
ces and families, Mrs. J. O. Tur
ner, Mrs. R. B. Ferguson and Mrs.
Leonard Schwarz She was pleased
with the growth and improve
ments in Heppner since her last
visit a number of years ago. She
went from here to Stanfield to
visit her brother, John M. Spencer.
Charley Hodge has a power
shovel crew busy leveling off his
used car lot this week. Hereto
fore drainage has been a problem
on the lot, water running off of it
into the garage building. The new
level will be slightly below the
building level.
Grows Faster
While lambs move eastward to
market, some beef, much pork,
and considerable dairy products
reach Pacific coast markets from
beyond Ihe Idaho Utah-Nevada-Arizona
area. The seven-stale to
tal output of lambs in 1918 was
almost one fourth of the national
Intnl. nut of beer it was 10.1 per
rent, of pork only 2.1 percent, and
of milk 9.8 percent, against 11.1
percent of the U. S. population.
Feed Is the basic in the long-
term outlook, the report points
out. Nationally, feed supplies are
of record proportion for the 1949.
50 feeding season in relation to
animal numbers. Huge supplies
of corn and other feeds are avail
able In the corn-belt states.
Thus, despite Ihe great Increase
in Pacific coast market demands,
competition from midwest pro
ducers is a factor in the outlook.
In addition to the abundance and
cost of feeds, transportation rates
and other marketing charges en
ter in.
The report raises Ihe question:
With what products can Oregon
producers compete best against
mldwestem meat and milk pro
ducts In Pacific coast markets
over the years ahead?
"Freedom Goes Where
The Newspaper Goes"
A Guest Editorial by Governor Douglas McKay
You would have to hunt a long time and range far afield
to find a more appropriate slogan than that adopted for the
tenth National Newspaper Week, October 1 to 8: "Freedom
Goes Where the Newspaper Goes".
Those six words testify to the impact of an unfettered
press with a force of clarity no flow of prose or oratory could
match. They say, in effect, that newspapers which speak
honestly without fear of censorship, and people who have
earned the same liberty of expression are invariably found
together. Where you have one, you automatically have the
other. One brings the other about and demands its perpet
uation with no strings attached.
Any man in the public eye should welcome the justified
criticism of the press. It stands for reassurance that the pro
cesses by which he attained official stature are safeguarded
by enlightened public opinion that is constantly refreshed
by the vigilant reporter and editorial writer. Hence, the
dailies and weeklies of Oregon and the other 47 states are
really crusading for better government as they discharge
their obligation to inform and educate their readers.
Certain unfortunate countries deny their newspapers and
their citizens the right to give and receive this vital service.
I, personally, would want no part of the lite of those countries.
Many Heppner
Lawrence-Kilkenny Wedding
Mrs. Isabella "Betty' Lawrence
of Pendleton, formerly of Hepp
ner, became the bride of William
P. Kilkenny of Butter Creek at a
nuptial mass Saturday morning
at St. Mary s Roman Catholic
church in Pendleton. Rev. P. J.
O'Huira read the service. The
bride, attended by her sister, Mrs.
John Martin of Klamath Falls,
wore a tailored suit of avocado
green, with gray accessories and
a corsage of green orchids. John
Kilkenny of Pendleton, brother of
the groom, was best man. Follow
ing the ceremony a reception was
held at the Pendleton Country
club where Mrs. Henry Colin. Mrs. !
John Klkenny, Mrs. P. W. Mahon
ey ar.d Mrs. Emil Grohens
poured, and Mrs. James Farley,
Mrs. Frank Anderson, Mrs. Ed
ward Rice and Mrs. Les Wyman
assisted about the rooms. Among
guests from Heppner were Mr.
and I.Irs. P. V. Mahoney, Mr. and
Mrs. James Farley, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry llappold, Mrs. Bert Kane,
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Haguewood,
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Groshens. Mr.
and Mrs. Les Wyman. Mrs. Lottie
Kilkenny, Mr. and Mrs. Don Gree
nup. Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Don
nell Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Harry
O'Donnell Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
Harold '
ward Rice, Mr. and
Cohn, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carm
chael, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Lindsey,
Mrs. Josie Jones, Mrs. Sadie Sgis
bce, and Leslie L. Matlock.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davidson
returned Sunday from a week's
motor trip which took them as
far south as Crescent City, Calif.
Enroute they visited Crater Lake,
Oregon Caves and Klamath Falls,
Thev returned via the Oregon
coast highway and Portland. They
were accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Howell who remained at
Depoe Bay for a longer visit at
the coast. The Howells expect to
return to Heppner in time for the
hunting season
Mr. and Mrs. Don DuBois, Mrs.
Edna Hamlin and daughter Mar
lone spent the week-end in Port
land. On Sunday morning they
attended services at All Saints
Episcopal church where Rev. Nev
ille Blunt was priest in charge.
Mr. Blunt was formerly vicar of
All Saints Episcopal church in
Mr. and Mrs. K. G. McMurtrey
entertained Friday evening at
their home on Church street with
home movies of their recent trips
and picnics during the summer.
Present were Mr. and Mrs. Paul
McCoy and children Miss Leta
Humphreys, Mrs. Alma Morgan,
Mrs. Josephine Mahoney and
Frank W. Baker. Refreshments
were served.
Nine tables of pinochle and
three tables of bridge were in
play at the annual benefit card
party Friday evening at St. Pat
rick's parish hall. This is spon
sored by the Altar Guild. Hign in
pinochle was received by Mrs.
Willard Blake and low by Sam
Turner. In bridge. Loyal Parker
received high score and Conley
Lanham, low. Mrs. Ida Farra re
ceived Ihe door prize. Mrs. Wil
liam Richards, Mrs. Charles
O'Donnell and Mrs. J. D. Palmer
were'in charge of arrangements.
John and Bub Wightman of the
Blue Mountain ranch south of
Hardman were transacting busi
ness in town Monday. They w ill
remain in the mountains until
snow flies at which time they
will bring the cattle in to the Al
falfa Lawn ranch below town.
Mr. and Mrs. George McDon
ald and son Neal and Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Bruckert of Moro
were week end guests of their
uncle, George McDonald.
Mrs. Josephine Mahoney and
Frank V. Baker spent Saturday
morning shopping in Pendleton
Mrs. R. B. Rice left Saturday for
a month's visit In Missouri
Dr. and Mrs. A. D. McMurdo
relumed Monday from Sun Val
ley, Ida. where Dr. McMurdo at-
(ended a medical convention the
lust of the week, During their
People Attend
stay they saw C. V. Bracher, for
merly of Pilot Rock but now of
Salt Lake City. Mr. Bracher was
a member of the Pilot Rock trap
team of which Dr. McMurdo was
a member. Dr. and Mrs. Joe Rob
erts of Portland were also present
for the convention.
William Hess, logger who in
jured his hand in an accident at
( amp 5 last week, was taken to
Portland Monday and will remain
with relatives until he recovers.
He was helping unload a truck
and caught his hand in a pulley,
tearing the fingers quite badly.
Mr. and Mrs. Maitland Hicks
of Lone Rock were business vis
itors in Heppner Saturday. They
were enroute to La Grande taking
their son there for his senior year
at Eastern Oregoti college.
Mr. and Mrs. Alson Dix of Port
land visited Friday with Mr. and
Mis. W. O. Dix. they are on a
motor trip to Denver and the
Grard Canyon and will return to
their home via the southern route
through California.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Drake
are the parents of an 8 oound son,
Douglas Alfred, born Saturday at
St. Anthony's hospital in Pendle
ton. Their daughter, Susan, is
staving with Mr. and Mrs. dive
Huston during her mother's ab-
I senee.
Frank Turner returned Sunday
from a week-end business trip to
Portland. He was accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson and
Mrs. Frank E. Parker who have
been in the city for some time
where the ladies have been re
ceiving medical treatment.
Kemper Snow has returned
'from Walla Walla where he spent
several days last weeK.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hiatt and
Crockett Sprouls spent the week
end at the Hiatt cabin on Cald
well Grade. Conditions in that
part of the woods are very dry
and rain is much needed, ac
cording to Sprouls.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Yeager
marie a business trip to Pendle
ton the last of the week.
Duane Gentry left Monday for
Washougal, Wash, to continue
his work with a construction com-
pany after spending the week-end j
here with his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Gentry.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack O'Connor j
spent several days in Portland
the first of the week. During their
absence, Mrs. Jack Bailey looked
after the children.
Miss Viola Fisher left Saturday
for her home in Post Falls, Ida.,
after spending a week here with
her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas 1. Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Blake are
in Redmond this week visit nrg
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Mrs. Lowell Rippee has return
ed I mm Tacoma, wasn. nm
she has been living during the
time Pfc Rippee was stationed al
Camp Lewis. He expects to be
sent overseas in the near future
recording to reports.
Mrs. Fay Bueknum and Miss
Patricia Pierson spent the weeK-
nil al the Bueknum cabin on
Willow creek.
Crockett Sprouls motored to Ar
lington Tuesday morning to meet
his daughter and Misses Leatha
Smith and Viola Macomber who
were returning irom a imi m
Prineville at Miss Smiths home.
Mrs. Martha Peterson, nee Wil
son, of Los Angeles spent Mon
day in Heppner visiting friends.
Mrs. Peterson was a teacher in
Ihe Heppner schools some 20
years ago. having had the first
grade for two years at that time.
With Mr. Peterson she is on a
motor tour of the Pacific north
west and stopped off in Heppner
to renew acquaintances.
Mrs. Milton Morgan of Monu
ment Is a guest al the home of
Mrs. Juanita Masscy.
Mrs. Alma Morgan and Mrs.
Juanita Masscy motored to N ach
es, Wash, where they spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Mar
vin Morgan,
Mustangs Recover
From Echo Defeat
lo Beat Stanfield
The Heppner Mustangs, after
taking a 13-ii loss from Echo,
came back to defeat a weak Stan,
field team last Friday, 34-0.
After a series of long runs and
first downs, Melvin Piper went
(hrough to score the first Hepp
ner tally. Bergstrom then made
the extra point.
The second quarter had scarce
ly gotten underway when Berg
strom went across for the second
HeppnT touchdown. The conver
sion was made by Gary Connor,
right end. The half ended with
Heppner but two yards from mak
ing another touchdown, with
Stanfield making a definite stand.
The third quarter started off
with a bang, the Mustangs driv
ing straight down the field and
Ruhl going over for the third
score Bergstrom plunged through
the line for the conversion. Gary
Connor ran back a punt 35 yards,
setting the s:;j;e for Ruhl to go
the rest of the way for the Mus
tangs' fourth tally. Gary Connor
again went for the converson.
Bergstrom made the final tally
for Heppner in the third quarter.
Try for point failed.
Coach Bohles sent in the re
serves alter Bergstrom s last
touchdown, and they played the
rest of the third and almost all
of the fourth quarter. Almost ev
ery boy from the Mustang squad
saw action.
Starting lineup for Heppner:
Left end, Jack Sumner; left
tackle, Jim Orwick; left guard,
Vern Bell; center, Keith Connor;
right guard, Lyle Peck; right
tackle, Phil Smith; right end, Ga
ry Connor; quarterback, Marion
Green; left half, Norm Ruhl; right
half, Melvin Piper, and fullback
Bob Bergstrom.
Hardman School
To 5e Scene Of
NsxtO E A Meeting
Teachers of t!ie county will as
s mbl Thursday evening, Oct
ober 6 at Hardman for a meet
ing of the Oregon Education as
sociation, Morrow county unit.
The Hardman school, Mrs. Bon
nie McClintock teacher, will be
host, assisted by the ladies of the
community who will serve dinner
at the Rebekah hall at 6:30.
The visitors have been asked to
dismiss school early enough to
enable them to arrive at Hard
man by 5 p. m. A short trip into
the timber south of Hardman
has been planned as part of the
Mrs. Bessie Hayes is president,
John S. Feathers, vice president
Mrs. LaVerne Partlow, secretary,
and Miss Mary Brackett, treas
Chester O. Terrill was picked
up Wednesday evening by Offi
cer Gomillioii in answer to a
phone call from Miss Leila Mc
Lachlaa that a strange-acting
man had called at the McLach
lan home. The officer found the
man a short time later in a box
car where he had bedded down
for the night.
Terrill, an e service man, was
found lo have taken "absence
without leave" from the tubercu
losis hospital at Boise. Ida., his
papers showing that he was an
"active" patient.
Among local students who have
left for college are Faye Cutsforth,
Joan Hisler, Betty Smethurst. Lil
lian Hubbard. James and Billy
Kenny and Mat and John Doher
ty who are at Eastern Oregon
college at La Grande; Mary Mol
lahan, Bob Jones and Roy Carter
are at the University of Oregon,
and Don Gilliam and Barbara
Slocum are at Oregon State college.
American Way Of Life Threatened
By Passage of Senate Bill 1645
Our American way of life is at
slake in the proposed Columbia
Valley Administration as written
in Senate bill 16-15. in the opin
ion of Stanley R. Church, repre
senting the Pacific Northwest
Development association. Church
and Charles M. Sanford met with
the Heppner chamber of com
merce Monday at which time
certain features of the measure
were discussed and analyzed.
A copy of the bill in chart form
was placed where all could see
it and Mr. Church discussed the
most salient features, particular
ly bringing out the parts that ap
pear harmless to the casual read.
er but really mean placing su
preme authority in the hands of
ihe Ihree-man board if permitted
to remain in the bill. Certain
functions are stipulated and
these, while perhaps not too dis
agreeable to the taste of the av
erage apostle of freedom, could
Soroptimist Clubs All
Over World Honor
Week of Founding
Soroptimist clubs all over the
world will join in the celebration
of Founders' Week, Sept. 28 Oct.
5, with special programs to com
memorate the anniversary of the
founding of the first Soroptimist
Club in Oakland, California on
October 3, 1921.
This was "sack lunch" day
(fifth Thursday of the month)
for the Soroptimist Club of Hepp
ner. They met at the home of
their president, Mrs W. O. George
at noon. The growth of Soropti
mism was .traced by Mrs. O. G.
Crawford ffom the institution of
the first club with its member
ship of 80 in 1921 to the present.
There are over 20,000 Soropti-
mists in clubs scattered through
out the world. More than 400
active clubs are listed in the ros
ter of the American Federation.
There are 67 clubs In the North
western region which covers the
states of Washington, Oregon,
northern part of Idaho, Montana
and Alaska. The American Feder
ation, composed of business ex
ecutive women, extends from
Fairbanks Alaska to Rio de Ja
neiro, from Portland Oregon to
Portland Maine, from Honolulu
Hawaii to Halafax Nova Scotia.
There are active clubs in 27 for
eign countries. Each member will
pay one cent for each year of
Soroptimism, 28 cents, this time,
which is an annual Founders'
Week observance.
One of the most enjoyable ex
periences of the Soroptimist
club of Heppner is correspon
dence with individual members
of the Soroptimist Club of Tarn-
worth, England.
The Soroptimist program is one
of service;in the welfare and op
portunities for young girls, par
ticularly through education and
recreation; economic advance
ment of women; long range pro
grams of fellowships and study
grants; legislation and citizen
ship; better international under
standing through friendships
with Soroptimists abroad and
improvement of localandfscy"o
local civic projects.
Several of the local club mem
bers expect to leave next Thurs
day night for the Regional con
ference at Bellingham Washing
ton October 7, 8 and 9.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Dunham ac
companied Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Ruggles and their daughter Con
nie on a hunting trip to the Blue
Mountains area reserved for ar
chery devotees . The men did
much hunting and the entire
party had a fine time but the
deer population was not dimin
ished by their little week-end
Mrs. C. H. Perrott of Portland
has been visiting at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Doolittle, the past 10 days. Mrs.
Doolittle has been suffering with
arthritis for some time and is a
little better. Paul Doolittle brot
his sister up from the city and her
husband will arrive this week
end to take her home.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Q. Routh of
Pasco were week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis Chaffee. Mr.
Routh is Mrs. Chaffee's twin
Mrs. C. A. Jones and Mr. and
Mrs. F. V. Jones of Pasco spent
several hours in Heppner Tues
day, the elder Mrs. Jones and her
son coming for physical check
ups. They reported that through
traffic in Pasco came almost to
a halt during the time following
the bridge fire until the pontoon
bridge was installed and that
cars are breezing through their
town once more.
A drivers license examiner will
be on duty in Heppner Tuesday.
October 4 at the City Hall be
tween the hours of 10 a. m. and
4 p. m. Persons wishing licenses
or permits to drive are asked to
get in touch with the examiner
well ahead of the scheduled clos
ing hour in order to assure com
pletion of their applications with
a minimum of delay.
be accepted but they are followed
by the all-embracing phrase "and
other duties." or "and other con-
ideralions." etc. which place no
limit on the activities of the
board of the extent of authority
nvolved, the speaker contended.
All paragraphs, sentences, or
phrases containing the threat of
ibsolutism are heavily under
scored on the chart, which is an
'xact duplication of the original
bill "blown up" to about the size
it the average large size wall
Church explained that the Pa-
.mc Northwest Development as
ocmtlon was formed several
vears ago f r the purpose of de
veloping this great region thro
ugh the facilities at hand pri
vate enterprise, the army engl
neers and the reclamation bu
The visitors went to Tendleton
from here.
Commission Ups
Funds For Extra
Road Construction
Boa rdman-Wi I low
Creek Section Gets
$90,000 Additional
The state highway commission
climaxed its three day Septem
ber meeting in Portland by allo
cating $3,034,000 for the con
struction of 24 additional projects
in the 1950-51 construction pro
gram. These are distributed over
19 of the counties of the state
and are in addition to prior al
lotments made for the next two-
year construction program, a re
port from the commission states.
While no announcement has
been made as to definite plans,
the sum allocated to the Willow-
Creek-Boardman section of the
Columbia river highway indica
tes that a general rebuilding will
take place in the next bi-ennium.
Contemplated dam construction
along the river necessitates re
locating the highway in some
sections and since the route be
tween Willow Creek and Board-
man is in line for improvement
it is thought the commission
contemplates relocation of the
route between those points.
An original S575.000 allocated
for this section has been upped
$90,000 to a total of $665,000. In
In the report this is given as in
Morrow county which leads to
the conclusion that some heavy
construction will be done.
Contracts on some of the pro
jects have already been award
ed especially in the construction
of highway buildings and some
smaller bridges.
Escaped Convict
Hiding in Timber
In Kinzua Vicinity
Gilbert Williams, escaped from
Gilbert Willaims, escaped from
the Oregon State prison, is being
hunted for in the mountains sur
rounding Kinzua, according to
Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman who,
with Officer Bill Labhart spent
Wednesday in that vicinity as
sisting officers of the district in
the search.
Williams, committed from Un
ion county, left the prison at Sa
lem on September 22. A few days
later he stole a 1949 Lincoln
coupe at Gresham and headed
foo eastern Oregon. About one
and one-half miles after leaving
the John Day highway enroute
to Kinzua the car ran out of gas.
Taking the kejs-and a 38 auto
matic army type revolver he
found in the glove compartment
he set out on foot. At Kinzua
store he was recognized by Jim
mie Walker, storekeeper, who re
ported to the officers at once.
Sergeant Olson and other offi
cers at Arlington had been called
to The Dalles to help maintain
peace at the dock where the "hot
cargo" of pineapple is being un
loaded but other officers of the
district, including state police,
sheriffs and city police were on
the job in quick order. Road
blocks were set up and other
squads set out to search the
woods, but when the local of
ficers returned home last night
no trace of the convict had been
found. It is believed he picked
out a hiding spot to catch up on
sleep and that when hunger be
comes acute he will show up
some place.
Game Commission
Taking Fish Eggs
Mr. C. A. Lockwood. State Game
Director, today dispatch a crew of
fishery biologists and aids to be
gin clean-up activities at the out
let end of Paulina Lake. Starting
around the last of September,
the men will remove all weeds,
brush, drift wood, and accumula
ted debris that will in anv wav
interfere with the forthcoming
egg-taking operations.
Resident biologists will deter-
termine the proper time, usually
in late October or earlv Novem
ber, when the fish are ready to
spawn. At this time, the fish are
netted, the eggs are stripped, for
tilized, and the fish returned un
harmed to the lake again. Eggs
thus obtained are placed in hatch
cries where they develop Into fin -
gerlmgs or legal sized trout and
are then available for distribution
to lakes and streams throught the
This egg-taking and artificial
spawning operation is necessary
to comivnsate for the inability of
the rainbow trout to reproduce
successfully in this lake.
Persons using the Paluina Lake
area are cautioned to refrain
from placing any camping refuse,
particularly tin cans, in the lake.
Such material not only ollutes
the water but definitely ham
pers the seining activities.
Dave Fortmiller, formerly of
Ashland, is a visitor at the Ralph
Jackson ranch in the Spray ne.
ghborhood. belnir the
guest of Kenneth Jackson. The
young men were pals at the t.'iil
verslty of Oregon. He will be heru
through the hunting season.