0 f. - - j :l !! I 3 T : I C A L SOCIETY r v p. l i c a : : 7 o :. i -j : r o :. 7 1 a :; p . o :. c . epper $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, April 27, 1 950 Volume 67, Number 6 asette High School Band Awarded Grade I Rating at Festival Effort Being Made To Send Group To Eugene Contest Evidence that Heppner's school band is working back towards the position it held prior to the war years is seen in the results of the eastern districts competition held at La Grande the past week end. The band made a rating of I in the class C competition, while the special numbers, the clarinet and cornet trios, each made a rating of II. In reaching this rating, the local organization has made a climb from just a small nucleus in 19)7, when the late Billy Cochell took them in hand and rounded out a playing group which appeared at the Rodeo here and took first place in its division at the Dress Up Parade in Pendleton. Since then, under a second year of Billy's coaching and two years under Robert Col lins the youthful musicians have been making progress of the kind that wins them recognition in musical circles. Director Collins took 32 of his hand musicians to La Grande to play In competition with bands from Umatilla and Irrlgon, which also scored 1 ratings, Elgin II, Weston III and Ukiah IV. The numerals indicate superior, ex cellent, good, and fair. None re ceived poor rating. Both the senior and the junior bands will enter the competition next year, Collins reports, and he, as well as the school, is anxious to see many more young sters enroll with the bands. He reports that he especially needs three students to take up trom bone. There will be a loss of five band students by graduation this year. Driving to La Grande Saturday to take band musicians to the conlest were Mrs. Otto Ruhl, Mrs. Ted Pierson, Mrs. Stephen Thomp son, Harold Becket. Supt. Leonard Pate and Hal Whllbeek. An effort Is being made to get transportation and expense funds to take the band to Eugene for the stale contests May 5 and 6. Brand Recording Deadline May 31 The state depanmet of agricul ture today is making an appeal to livestock owners in this area to get in their application to re tain their present stock brands. The deadline for re-recording brands, now required every five years, is May 31. So far not many more than 3.000 brand applications have been received In the department headquarters at Salem. With about 16,000 brands recorded in the last recording period, offi cials estimate that between ten and twelve thousands of these will be renewed. That me;ftis from now on at least 200 applies, tions per day should be received, instead of the 40 or 50 that have been coming. M. E. Knickerbocker, chief of the department's division of ani mal industry, reminds livestock men that after the May 31 dead line a brand may he recorded by anyone if the present owner fails to re-record his or her brand. Hunters, Anglers Enjoy Fine Time At lone Meeting The Morrow County Hunters' and Anglers club met Friday evening at the lone Legion hall to carry forward regular busi ness and to discuss any fish or game problems peculiar to that area which might he presented. Approximately 50 members and friends of the organization at tended. . While the major part of the time was allotted to informal discussion. Glen Parsons, district court ranger, spoke on habitat Improvement, supplementing his address of an earlier meeting. Two films supplied by the state game commission, dealing with propagation and management of fish, were shown. Highlight of the meeting was a film shown by Orville Culsforlh, recording a wide variety of sub jects of interest to all sports men. -o MANY GO TO ELKS CLUB DEDICATION AT JOHN DAY Heppner lodge No. 3,r8, BPOE was well represented at the cere monies and party dedicating the Elks club at John Day Saturday. The local lodge presented the new club with a three piece red leather sectional davenport and chair to match. Going from here. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Smith who flow with their pilot, Jack Forsythe; Judge and Mrs. J. G. Barralt, Mr. and Mrs. 1!. I. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. F W Turner, Mr and Mrs. C. C. Carmlchael, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Culsforlh, Mr. and Mrs. Don Hell l;er, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Mc Curdv Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. John Saager, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar George, Mr. and Mrs. George Snider, Mr. and Mrs. Terrel Pcnge, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Hague wood. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Brown, Mr. and Mrs. La Verne Van Marter Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. E. ( Dougherty, Earl Warner and Don Bennett. Delegations were present also from London, Fossil, Arlington, Pendleton and Baker. Dr. A. D. McMurdo was In Pendleton Thursday to attend the cancer clinic. Many Strange Jobs Brought to Light By Census Takers Information on occupations en gaging the attention of Ameri cans has been collected by census takers at every decennial census of the United States since 1840. The 17th Decennial Census, to be conducted in April, asks all employed and unemployed persons 14 years of age and over for information on the kinds of work they do. Probably well over 30,000 different occupations will be reported to the Census takers. In collecting data on occupa tions in past censuses, the census takers discovered many odd pur suits. There was the woman who gave her trade as "egg-breaker." For eight hours a day, she broke eggs, to be used in bakeries. Another highly specialized job was that of the man who mea sures the distance of flights of different breeds of pigeons. The inventory of Americans at work revealed many other strange ways ol making a living, one man ran a "fishworm ranch." Another worked for a tanner as an "unhairer." "Tooth pick flav orer," and "whistle-tester" were reported by two others. In the food industry, there were found a "potato peeler" in a potato chip factory, a man who spent his days as a "ham-sniffer," and one who might be called an "artillery-man, because he snot cereal out of a gun. In 1940, the enumerators some times found the question of oc cupation touchy. One sensitive young girl, when asked the oc cupation of the head of the household, replied emphatically, "Electrician." When queried as to the kind of business in which he piled his trade, she stated reluctantly, "Well, he lights the red lanterns on a sewer construe, tion project." Consolidation Vote Set for Tuesday From 2 to 3 P.M. Voters of school district No. 1CJ, Heppner, are urged to go to the polls between the hours of 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 to express their desires relative to consolidalio of 1CJ with several other districts. (This will be next Tuesday, In case you should ne glect to look at your calendar.) Districts seeking consolidation with Heppner are Lena No. 2, Wil- loway No. ..;, Sand Hollow INO. tie, Balm Fork No. 42, and Wil lows No. 24. , Consolidation of the several districts with the Heppner district would increase property valua tion by something like $3,000,000, giving a total valuation ui ap proximately $4,500,000. This is highly desirable in view of the necessity of increasing . school facilities to accommodate the attendance from the several dis tricts now being served by busses out of Hepner. District No. 1 is wrestling with the problem of raising $200,000 for the construe tlo of a grade school building. Broadening of the district boun daries ana adding materially to the valuation will lessen the burden on the individual tax payers and make bonding the district an attractive issue to in vestors, school officials point out. SOROPTIMISTS GOING TO THE DALLES TODAY A goup from the Soroptimist Club of Heppner will attend a party in The Dalles tonight, the annual dinner meeting of the Soroptimist Club of The Dalles. Guests will be present from other SorofHimist clubs in the area. Going from here are Mrs. Grace Nickerson, Mrs. Clara Gertson, Mrs. Loyal Parker, Mrs. Pearl Devine, Mrs. Mary Stevens and Mrs. C. C. Dunham. Miss -Margaret Gillis gave a resume of her activities as coun. ly health nurse at the luncheon meeting of the local club this noon. AMBULANCE CALLED The Morrow counly ambulance was called to the W. W. Weather, ford ranch at Lena Saturday to take Mrs. Margaret Madsen to the hospital at Pendleton. Mrs. Madsen suffered a broken hip in a fall at the ranch. Inside Workings Of Chamber of Commerce Told Operational plans of a cham ber of commerce were discussed before the luncheon group of the Heppner Chamber of Commerce Monday noon by Oren G. Allison, executive secretary of the Pendle. ton chamber of commerce. The workings of the Pendle ton chamber of commerce, for in stance, while directed toward the same general goal as the Hepp ner group to work for all things that will upbuild the community arid make living conditions better are operated on a bigger scale and are kept In motion by an executive secretary whose duty It is to coordinate committees acd compile data needed in fos tering different activities. The Pendleton club has 31 commit tees, which Just aboul gives every member something to do. The main point put over by the sneaker was that the cham ber of commerce to be effective must be active; it must have a well-nlanned nrocram for each year and follow through on the program. Mrs. George Mead has gone to Seattle where sue win spena the summer months with daughter, Mrs. Etta Dollarhlde. Mrs. Dollarhlde motored over after her, Farm Program To Be Discussed By "Plan" Advocates With final arrangements com pleted, Oscar Peterson, member of the state grange agricultural committee, today announced a general meeting of vital interest to Morrow county farmers. The meeting, a panel discussion on proposed and existing farm pro grams, will feature four authori ties of the farm plans proposed by various groups at this time. Vern Livesay and Ben Buisman of the state grange will discuss the Brannan Plan and Grange Plan, respectively. Jay Westcoff, P.M.A. former fieldman will dis cuss the 1949 plan while Henry Baker, president of the Oregon Wheatgrowers league, will dis cuss the Certificate Plan advo cated by that organization. The meeting, scheduled to be held at the Willows grange hall in lone on Saturday evening, April 29, will begin at 8:00 p.m. It is felt that this panel dis cussion will be of much interest to all farmers, especially now while much discussion is being held on threatening surpluses and whether farm prices will be supported on as high a level as in tne past. Mr. Peterson invites all to at tend that are interested and promises that these men will be able to clear up any questions in mind concerning proposed farm programs. Swinging Wide On Curves Result Of Excessive Speed Oregon drivers could save many lives every year by simply re membering that any moving ob ject prefers to travel in a straight line, the state traffic safety divi sion suggested today. Swinging wide on curves is the the cause of many head-on col result of excessive speed and lisions, the division noted. On Oregon highways outside of cities and towns, one-quarter of the accidents and one-third of the fatalities occur on curves, in dicating a need for greater re spect on the part of motorists. According to state police rec ords, the usual excuse of drivers involved in collisions on curves is, "I thought I was on my side Of the road." The unsuspecting driver who enters a curve at too great a speed finds his car creep ing over the centcrline or pave ment edge so gradually he may not be aware of it. When he at tempts to hold it on his side of the road, he encounters centri fugal force and a refusal of the vehicle to turn sharply. If the friction of the tires against the road surface is unable to over come the tendency to slide, a skid is the usual result. Trouble on curves cannot be blamed on lack of knowledge, the division declared, since every driver is presumably aware of the danger. Too many apparently believe the modren car can be safely handled on almost any curve, but the record shows in attention and carelessness are as dangerous now as in the days when sharper curves were match, ed by slower automobiles. School Measures Discussed at J-C Dinner Wednesday School lax and consolidation measures to come before local voters on May 2 and 15 were ex plained to Junior Chamber of Commerce and Jay Cee-elte members at their monthly pot Hick supper Wednesday night by Henry Telz county school super intendent, and Leonard Pate, lo cal school superintendent. Pale explained the reason why consolidation with the six out lying districts Is desired hy the local school district. He pointed out that addition of the tax levy for the cost of the contemplated grade school will not bring the lotal tax mlllage in school dis trict No. 1 to as high a levy as (hat paid by voters in Ashland, Bend. Eugene, and most other schools in Oregon as large and larger than Heppner. Tetz discussed the increase of the tax levy which Is to be voted upon May 15 in each school dis trict in the county. He also gave a brief explanation of the basic school support bill to be voted upon in November. A bicycle safety program, the park and plans for representa tion at the state Junior Chamber of Commerce in Eugene on May 5, 6, and 7 were discussed by the local men's group. A brief Initiatory ritual and bylaws for the kindergarten board were presented to the Jav Cee ettes for consideration until their next meeting on May 24. at which time they will be voted upon, Places were laid for 34 at the supper preceding the meetings. Guests Included Mr. and Mrs. Henry Telz, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Marshall. Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. uon walker, chairman, and Mrs. James Hager and Mrs. Ed win Dick. Mrs. Jack Woodhall and Mrs. Virginia llildle of Milton were in Heppner Tuesday after the Woodhall pony. The Woodlialls are settled on a farm on the edge of Milton where they have an H-room house. Mayor Proclaims "Heppner Correct Posture Week" "The best foundation for a healthy nation is an enlighten ed citizenry which co-operates with the men of science who minister to people In pain and sickness. The men who dedi cate their lives to guarding and improving the health of our people need and deserve help from those they serve. "The National Chiropractic Association, which is sponsor ing National Correct Posture Week from May 1 to May 7, is endeavoring to educate the public to the value of proper posture and to develop a na tional consciousness on this important health pyoblem. Proper posture especially when developed in young people is one of the greatest contribut ing factors to good health, and good appearance. "As Mayor of the city of Heppner, I, therefore, welcome the opportunity to call upon all civic organizations, schools, and youth training organiza tions, to cooperate with the Na tional Chiropractic Association in an educational program to make people aware of the value of correct posture and of its benefits to our public health standards. I hope every boy and girl especially will learn the habits of good posture and active sports which can do so much to keep us an alert and healthy people." CONLEY LANHAM, Mayor. Highlights of Two Foreign Countries Speakers' Subjects Two of the three speakers at the Homemakers' Festival, Wed nesday, May 3, will feature highlights of two foreign coun tries. Mrs. James Brand, wife of the Supreme Court Justice who sat in at the Nuernberg trials, will tell of her experiences In postwar Germany, stressing in fluence of those condtions on home life. Colorful Mexico, a nation of great contrasts, will be present ed through colored slides and a talk by Mrs. Azalea Sager at the Boardman grange hall. Mr. and Mrs. Sager spent some time during 1948 traveling by car over 5,000 miles in Mexico. The home life and living conditions of the people were of particular interest to her. A glimpse of i Mexican life and the beauties of nature will be shown. I Mrs. Ralph Fowler will be speaking in the morning on ! gardening subjects of interest to I our homemakers. lone 4-H club j girls will demonstrate shrinking of cotton material. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Miller, Mr. and Mrs. William Garner, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Skoubo, Mr. and Mrs. Art Allen will do a! couple of dances learned in the recreation training meetings now completed. i Exhibits of this year's sub jects will be featured. The new ly formed Young Mothers' club of Heppner will also participate in the program. The public is invited to attend part or all of the program. If lunch reservations are made, please phone the countv agent's office by April 30. TO ATTEND CONFERENCE Henry E. Telz. rural school dis trict superintendent, is leaving this week end for Spokane to at tend the northwest regional con ference on administrative leader ship serving community schools to be held there May 1 and 2. Adminislrators from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Miftitana will be in attendance. Telz will be a group leader and George Corwin, former Hepp ner superintendent, is a member of the planning committee. The conference is sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators and the Department of Rural EducationJ oi i lie national t-uueauon associ ation. o FERGUSON BUYS SHERMAN HALF OF KELLEY RANCH An impotant deal was consum mated the past week when R. B. hcrguson purchased the interests of Harry Sherman in the Kelley ranch which the two men have operated on a partnership basis the past few years. It is understood the Shermans will remain at the ranch until definite plans for the future have been made. swing Voters To Decide Matter Exceeding 6 Percent Limit School Tax To 3e Less This Year By Substantial Sum The legal voters of the Morrow county rural school district will vole on the proposition of ex ceeding the 6 per cent limitation as indicated in the published notice elsewhere in this oaoer. The budget has been reduced materially this year through a careiuny developed plan of lo cal study and county-wide co operation inaugurated by ihe rural board last year. The amount raised by taxation in the county will be $43,038.00 less than it was last year even though state funds available are $3000.00 less than the previous year. New practices adopted this year will set up sinking funds for bus replacement of approxi mately $7000.00 and a special emergency fund in the rural budget of $5600.00 which are both in the nature of savings for future purchase of busses and as a cushion in case of an emer gency in one or more of the schools of the county. An additional amount of $7735. 00 is budgeted to allow for dis counts for taxes that are paid in full in November and which are subtracted from each of the budgets in proportion that the taxes are used in each budget. This discount was formerly taken out of the general fund of the county, but must now be borne by each budget for which tax moneys are raised. The budget is printed else where in this issue. It is a compi lation of local budgets which were voted up on by the legal voters in the respective districts, or hearings were held as required by law. All local budgets re ceived favorable action. The rural district superinten dent will be available for expla nation either at the office or on call for community meetings where this important problem of adequate financing of schools is discussed. Active Campaign For Balanced Plan Begins Over State 1&.-LEM April 25) The Non partisan Committee for Balanced Reapportionment planned a whirlwind campaign to put the Balanced Representation Plan on the Ballot at the November Gen eral Election, at a Salem meet ing this week. Committee members represent ing both political parties and the major farm and business organi. zations are working to set up petition commiltees in every county of the State of Oregon. Marshall Swearingen, commit tee member of Salem, called for the support of county and com munity organizations all over I lie state. "Delaying tactics by Population Plan' supporters in filing a challenge of our ballot title has cut short the time for gelling our petitions signed, but Ihe Supreme Court upheld the Balanced Representation Plan title and we are going to put it on the ballot for protection of Oregon voting power." "Young Republicans and Farm Bureau units have come through on their pledge to circulate petitions and more are going out to other groups daily," Swearingen said. He urged interested groups or individuals to write Blanced Plan headquarters at 444 Marion street in Salem for petitions and infor mation. Balanced Plan headquarters will furnish speakers such as Giles French, Sherman county representative and Charles Mc Colloch democratic representative of Baker to explain the reapor tionment question. The head quarters will assist the county committees in organization and promotion of the petition cam paign. JULY BAR EXAM Lawyers arc getting thicker or denser we are trying to say there are going to be more of them. And of course more candi dates for office. Already 17(! applications for Ihe state bar examinations to be held in July have been received by the slate supreme court. Last year there were 137 applicants. Total applications thus far this year establishes an all-lime record. v Prevention Rather Than Curative Means Advocated Dr. R. H. Wilcox, Umatilla county health officer, Pendleton, was guest speaker Thursday eve ning at the annual dinner meet ing of the Morrow County Tu berculosis and Health association at the grange hall in lone. Dr. Wilcox chose as his subject, 'The correlation ol the County Tuber culosis and Health Association and the Public Health Depart ment in the Prevention of Disease Rather than Curative Measures. In elaborating upon the subject, Dr. Wilcox explained the five year plan of the X-raymobile unit wnich nas been adopted in Uma tilla county. The county has been divided into five parts and the unit concentrates its work on one part during a given year in an attempt to secure an examina tion of 80 per cent of the adult population over the entire coun ty during the five year period. The unit deals chiefly wilh pre vention and checking of tuber culosis. Dr. Wilcox also discus sed common communicable di seases and the progress which has been made in their preven tion and gave a detailed account of the services of the health as sociation which are available to the general public. Miss Grace Roumagoux, super visor of public health nursing, Pendleton, accompanied Dr. Wil cox. A general outline of her work was made. Other speakers included Mrs. Mary Stevens, pres. ident of the association, who con ducted the meeting; Miss Marga ret Gillis, Morrow County Health iMurse and Judge J. U. Barratt who spoke on the Morrow Coun ty Memorial Hospital which is to be in operation about June 1. An important feature of the meeting was the showing of the latest film of the Oregon Tuber culosis Association, "Going Home." Mrs. Clara Gertson received the nomination as Morrow coun ty's representative delegate to the Oregon Tuberculosis and Health Association for the com ing year. The election is held by the state health association after recommendations are made from each county. The lone Parent -Teacher assoc iation sponsored the dinner and furnished the meat dishes while the rest of the dinner was pot luck. Encampment Team From Pendleton Visits Local I00F By RUTH PAYNE A delegation of members from Umatilla Encampment, No. 17, Pendleton, were in Heppner Sat urday evening to initiate four candidates into the order. These were John Bergstrom, Pirl L. How. ell, Theodore R. Pierson and Cor nette Green. The meeting was held at the IOOF hall. Those1 participating in the ceremonies, included, Mark Wllsey, past grand patriot and grand repre- sentative; T. B. Bomboy, scribe; I Bert -Greene, district deputy grand master; Claude Stamper, chief patriot; Vern Courtright, first watch; John Roumondo. second watch; Roy Turney, high priest; 3. L. Wright, senior ward en; Kenneth Wilsey, junior ward en; Neal Laughlin, treasurer; James Courtright, guide; Wayne tourtrght, outside sentinel; Ralph Pueschel. inside sentinel; ( Walt Wilsev, Fred Scheerer, Frank Taylor, J. M. Wright, Frank Bed- dow, Merel Teasley, Walt Clarke, Art Wright, John Young, Alva Albers. Clarence Parrish, past chief patriots; and George N. Perry, chief cook, hollowing tne meeting refreshments were served. The third degree or "Royal Purple" will be given the above candidates at the Pendle ton lodge Saturday evening of this week. Mrs. W. O. Dix and Mrs. C. W. McNamer were hostesses Monday evening at the Dix home on Baltimore street for the Past Ma trons club. There were two tables of bridge and one table of pic ture puzzles. For bridge. Sirs. Pearl Carter received high score and for games. Mrs. Tom Wells received the prize. Others pres ent were Mesdames Fay Fergu son. Ealor Huston, Gertrude Parker. Hazel Vaughn, Alice Anderson. Anna Bayliss, llattie Wightman, Anna Graham and May Gilliam and Ruth Tamblyn. Refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Connor are the parents of a son born April 21 al St. Anthony's hospital in Pendleton. He weighed 7 lbs. U ounces. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Carey Hastings and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Connor. A daughter. Helen Marie, weighing 9 pounds 5 ounces, was born April 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson at St. Anthony's " hospital in Pendle ton. Mr. Anderson motored to Pendleton Tuesday to bring them home. Mrs. Anna Heiney who has been here for several" months with her daughter, Mrs. Gene Fergu son, left the last of the week for her home In Fairview. She went down with Mr. Ferguson who was enroute to Gold Beach where he planned to do some fishing. Miss Calla Heslin, a sister of Mrs. Heiney, will be in Fairview with her for the summer. Mrs. Neil Dohrrty of lone was a business visitor in Heppner early in the week. Mrs. Dohcrty is planning a trip to Ireland and Home about the first of June. She will be accompaned by a daughter. They expect to fly from New York to Ireland where they will visit her former home and from there continue on to Rome. They plan to return to the United States In August. GOVERNOR AGAINST CUSSING 1 Governor Douglas MsKay deliv ered a trans-continental lecture on profanity from his office in the Oregon capitol this week. He set forth a detailed indict ment against swearing in answer to a request for moral support from 14 Hi-Y clubs in Knox coun. ty, Tennessee. The southern Hi-Ys are about to launch a clean speech campaign aimed at tidy ing up the language of adults and high school students who use unbecoming verbiage. The governor's letter to off! cials of the Knox county clubs said he dislikes it as much as they do. "It has always been my cofn viction," he wrote, "that substi tution of coarse epithets, foul in vective and Godless words for the perfectly adequate English tongue endangers moral stand ards and injures the reputation of those who resort to them." It was the governor's opinion, he informed the Hi-Ys, that sweares gain nothing from what ne described as their false no tion that profanity spells ma turity, authority and bravery. And that wasn't all the Oreeon governor had to say on the sub ject. He said that those who dis color their speech with swearing sacrifice so much in stature and the esteem in which they are held by their associates that the realization of their losses should appal them into counting the proverbial 'lO before venturing their next epithet, no matter how mild it might be. Not only that, it tends to adulterate their vocabularies and dim their ac quaintance with proper gram matical construction." MR. TAXPAYER-PUBLISHER It may not have occurred to you Mr. Oregon State Taxpayer, but you're in the publishing bus iness in a very big way. Your publication has a larger circula tion than the combined circula tions of all the daily newspapers in the state of Oregon. Right now 775,000 copies are being mailed. The circulation of the publica tion is growing faster than that of any other publication for the additional reason that the rates what they should be. The last for advertising are about one-fifth issue cost $55,000 and returns for paid space grossed only $11,500. You may have received your copy this week, Mr. O. S. Tax payer. It is profusely illustrated with nicely retouched photo graphs and touched-up biogra phies of candidates for nomina tion at the May 19 primaries. HEALTH PROGRAM FURTHERED Health examinations and fol low-up for all children, preferably before entering school was given emphasis at a conference at the canitol Tuesday by state board of health officials. Pre school clincs and well child conferences are advised to make more persons health and doctor conscious. The program is based on the premise of "A healthy child learns best and easiest. Children, even though not checked before entering school, get county health and i-ental Health examination in the seventh and ninth grades. BRITISH AMBASSADOR COMING Sir Oliver Franks, British am bassador to the United States. is scheduled to make an official visit to Oregon's state capitol May 4. The ambassador will be the guest of Governor Douglas Mc Kay at a luncheon in Salem. He will be accompanied by Ladv Franks and by James McDonald British council of Portland, and Mrs. McDonald. Sir Oliver is a former Oxford university professor and was with the British Ministry of Sup ply during world War II. REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEET A group of women gathered at tne nome of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lucas Wednesday evening to confer with Mrs. George T. Ger linger, representing the Council of Oregon Republican Women, on current political issues and prob. lems contronting our own state. Mrs. Gerlinger covered several pressing issues, including the proposed l VA, the Hoover Report, the trend toward socialism, and the Balanced Plan of reappor tionment in Oregon. She left petitions for getting the Balanced Plan on the ballot. New Names Added To H. S. Honor Roll The list of honor students at Heppner high school is growing as the year advances. For the fourth six-weeks period there were 12 on the roll; now comes the fifth period and there are 1C names. Included on the roll are Wen dell Connor, John Mollahan. Roger Palmer, Marjorie Pierson. Mae Pinner. Jack Sumner, Ron ald Taylor, Joanne Bothwell. Sally Cohn, Donna Gayhart. Eleanor Rice, Jim Smith, Marion Green, Juanita Matteson, Jim Or wick, and Loren Piper. A WORD OF THANKS I wish to express my thanks for the many cards and lovely flowers sent to me during my recent Illness. Laura Scott Budworm Control Battle to Start Here About June 1 500,000 Gallons Of Spray Bought For Campaign Spruce budworms and other destructive pests have approxi mately another 30 days to carry on their work of destroying merchantable timber In this area, according to Glenn Par sons, ranger of the HepDner dis trict of the Umatilla National forest, who stated that the cam paign for controlling the pests will start about June 1. Initial action in the spruce budworm battle was launched with the awarding of a contract to the Pennsylvania Salt Manu facturing Co. of Portland for 500,000 gallons of DDT spray at a cost of $232,500. The Portland concern offered to supply the spray for 46 cents per gallon. The spray is made up of one pound of DDT to Vi quarts of solvent, adding sufficient fuel oil to mixture to make a gallon. u requires one gallon of spray to cover one acre of timber land. The Kinzua-Ukiah area com. prising approximately 200,000 acres will be conducted by the state board of forestry. Running concurrently with the state Dro- ject will be a federal project covering approximately the same acreage, ine lederal spraying project will be located largely in the northeastern part of the state where the infestation is centered largely on the national ioresis. Basing of 20 planes on the lo cal project will necessitate con siderable ground work before actual spraying can start. It will be necessary to develop an air strip on the upper portion of Big Rock flat approximately one and one-half miles southwest of Opal guard station. It is proposed to keep 16 planes in action on the job, holding four extra planes in reserve. It is understod that the spray ing crew will be housed in Hepp ner during the operation and they will be transported to and from their work. This more than off set the cost of setting up tem porary housing at the guard sta tion. The spraying is done in the early morning hours when there is little stir in the air. Parsons explained that a ground crew checks the results of the spraying while the planes are in operation to determine wheth er or not the right coverage is being made. 1 he checking Is ac complished with discs placed here and there along the spray, ing course. The amount of spray accumulating on the discs de termines the success of the op eration. Robert Furniss, bureau of entomology and plant quaran tine, with an assistant, will be in charge of the program. Aldrich Plans 14 Unit Motel on Land In North Heppner W. H. Aldrich. whose residence was destroyed by fire early this month, announced Monday that he plans for construction of a 14-unit motel which he expects to get underway about the first nf June and have completed in September. The motel will oc cupy his present property and some additional lots he is pur chasing, which will extend his limits to 110 by 190 feet. Mr. Aldrich will go to Salem this week to go over the plans with a contractor with whom he was associated for many years and who will come to Heppner to assist with building opera tions. The motels will be available for either permanent renters or overnight accommodations, but Aldrich expects there will be no vacancies for transient renters once the building is completed. A SON IS BORN Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blake re- 1 - A fAnacl'iir nf thtt birth of a 7-pound son to Mr. and . . r.. 1.. . V. .. Mrs. ivennem singer cany mat morning at Augusta. Kan. Mrs. Singer is the Blake's elder daugh ter. Her sister. Mrs. Howard Gil liam, who resides in Colorado, is at Augusta at present. Visitors In Heppner Monday from Pendleton were Rev. Eric Robathan an dMrs. Robathan, who accompanied by two friends from Echo spent a short time here. While the ladies were en joving coffee at a restaurant, "Roby" dropped In on the edi torial sanctum and pulled one of his characteristic gags. This time he was sporting an artificial nose that out schnozzled"Schnoz zle" and for a time the office force was a bit non plussed. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Crawford over the week end were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Coopey of Richland. Wash. The families were friends in Klamath Falls a number of years ago. At that time Mr. t'oopey taught science in Klamath and Union high school and was band director and Mrs. Coopev had charge of the chorus work in the same school. Dr. C. C. Dunham is leaving for Portland this evening where he will supervise examinations of applicants for licenses to prac tice as chiropractic physicians In Oregon. Examinations will be held through Friday and Satur day. He was accompanied by Mrs. Dunham and their daugh ter Camela.