,on lUSTORlCAL SOCIETY UC AUDITORIUM OUTLAW. ORE- $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, September 21, 1950 Volume 67, Number 27 "County's Land All Within SC District Following Election 86 of 87 Voters Favor Inclusion In Heppner Area All the land in Morrow county now lies within Soil Conserva tion Districts as a result of an election held Saturday to include land not already within districts in the Heppner Soil Conservation District. An unofficial count showed 86 for and one against the proposal to add approximately 525,000 acres to the Heppner district, Don McElligott, lone, polling super intendent, reported. Polling places for the election, held by the State Soil Conservation Com mittee, were open at lone, Hepp ner, and Pine-City. Advisory supervisors from the new area will be selected by the Heppner Soil Conservation board to assist in direction activities of the district. P-TA Sponsoring Dinner Reception For Teacher Staff Heppner teachers will be the' guests of the Parent -Teacher as sociation .at. a.. pot-luck-dinner and reception at 7 p.m. Thurs day, September 28 in the Catho lic Church parish room. - The general public is Invited. Mrs. Ed Gonty, president of the Heppner P-TA, especially urges all parents and citizens inter ested in our schools to attend this dinner and reception. Fr. Francis McCormack will be the toastmaster for the evening. The purpose of this annual fun ction is to provide an opportun ity parents and friends of the school to meet the teachers and to welcome the new teachers to Heppner. Of the 21 teachers in the system are new to Heppner. o Pomona Grange To Feature Canning Contest October 7 A canning contest will feature the next session of the Pomona grange which will be held at Boardman October 7 with Green field grange as host. The grange session will open at 10:30 a.m. All entries for the canning contest must be in by 1 p.m. Contest rules are available through home economics club chairmen. The youth contest is open to all boys and girls 9 to 18 years of age. Entrants need not be grange members. Elmer McClure, state master, has been asked to be the guest speaker on the afternoon pro gram which is open to the pub lic. The 5th degree will be exem plified at 5 p.m. for all 4th de gree members wishing to take it. o Church Ceremony Unites Carol Frey And Jack C. Holt Mr. and Mrs. C. J. D. Bauman and son and Mrs. M. L. Cant well drove to Portland last week to attend the wedding of Jack son C. Holt and Miss Carol Ann Frey. The following account of the ceremony was contained in the society section of the Sunday Oreeonian: Miss Carol Ann Frey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Frey, became the bride of Jack C. Holt at Fremont Evangelical United Brethren Church Friday, Kev, Daniel F. Brose officiating. Mr. Holt is the son of Mr. and Mrs, C. J. D. Bauman of Heppner. Mr. Frey gave his daughter in marriaee. She wore a ballerina leneth white dress over satin, with finger-tip veil of tulle held by a crown of orange blossoms. She carried white carnations and pink bouvardia, centered with a white oTchid. Miss Dolores Mangus, who was the bride's only attendant, wore a blue taffeta ballerina dress with bouquet of pink carnation and bouvardia. Best man was Calvin C. Peter son, and Lawrence A. Frey, a brother of the bride and Por rance E. Sullivan ushered. A reception in the church par lors followed the ceremony. After a wedding trip to the coast, the couple will live in Portland. Mr. Holt has a teaching po , sition in Oswego. o Three Morrow county draftees, Jack Parrish and Joe Ben Stand ifer of HeDDner and Gene Riet- mann of lone went to Condon to- dav to renort to the draft board From there they will report at Fort Ord, California Mr. and vrert Pnrrish and Mrs. Lucv Rodgers accompanied them to Condon. Sand Hollow Vote Tie On Proposal For Consolidation Two of the school districts vot ing on consolidation with dis trict No. 1 In Friday's election were in favor of the move. Lena came in on a tally of 5-2 and Balm Fork made it unanimous by going 4-0. Sand Hollow lacked one vote to bring that district In. There was real Interest in the election, with a total of 28 votes cast, 14 for, 14 against. . Heppner citizens voted 24-0 in favor of the proposal, . It has been indicated that an other attempt will be made in the near future to bring Sarjl Hollow In. o Mustangs Wallop Honkers 25-6 In Season's Opener The local high school football squad traveled to Arlington last Friday and scored an easy win over the "River Boys." Even though the game was fairly uneven, the squad was not very impressing in its vic tory. The local boys put up a stout defense, but showed a glar ing weakness in offensive block- "?', pk waa th- nffpnsiv(. star, scoring 2 touchdowns on sprints of 9 and 13 yards. Gary Connor also scored twice for the local squad, being on the receiving end of passes by Mel vin Piper and Jim Smith. Mel vin also added the extra point to a touchdown. The boys proved themselves to be in excellent physical shape, but their offensive timing and blocking prevented them from running up a higher score. o RUGGLES RESIGNS AS FOLIO CHAIRMAN At a meeting in his home Mon. day evening,- C. A. Ruggles ten dered his resignation as polio chairman for Morrow county. His resignation - w a s accepted with regret on the part of the comittee members present He has been chairman since the res ignation of Francis Nickerson in 1948. - The job was tendered J. H. Huffman but it is understood that he feels he cannot accept. o ENROLL AT ST. PAUL'S Miss Marilyn Miller, junior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Miller of S. Court St., in resi dence at St. Paul's School for Girls in Walla Walla, for her second year, has been elected news editor of the school news- paper, Miss Kathleen Orwick, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Orwick of 402 S. Court St. is a new reg istrant in St. Paul's as a sopho more. She is a member of the school's library staff. O - AUXILIARY RESUMES The -American Legion Auxil iary held the first fall meeting Tuesday evening. Mrs. Dick Wells read a history or events or. the past year and plans were made for a card party to be held at the hall Monday evening, September 25. ' o- Farmers of Area To See Process Of Rain Making Plans have been made and ar rangements completed for farm ers in this area to see the "rain making" generators- that will be used by the Water Resources De velopment Corporation, o n ex hibit at the Gilliam county Fair at Condon on September 22, 23 and 24. Lewis Grant of the Wa ter Resources organization plans to be on hand to show people how, with the. use of silver io dide and the' generator, rain or ly. He will do so by the use of He will do so by the use of matches soaked in silver iodide making it snow in a deep freeze box which is part of the exhibit. Word has just been received, reports. N. C. Anderson, county agent, that the Oregon wheat commission have consented to back the tri-county Weather Re search in this project by tinan cing the evaluation work that is to be done by the Oregon State College. This evaluation will be conducted by the Oregon State College Experiment Station per sonnel for the purpose of com paring results within the seeded area with raintair in neighDor ing areas that compares in nor mal rainfall. Ralnmaking seeding opera ions contracted between the Tri county Weather Research and the Water Resources Develop ment Corp. are now being ar ranged for on a sliding scale formula with payments to be made according to rain received. Mrs. C. L. Barton of Coquille is i visiting at the home of her with other relatives and friends brother, Emile Groshens and Mrs. Barton owns a ladies dress 'Biiup hi vuijumic. 413 Enrolled In Local Schools By End of First Week Number Slightly Less Than First Week Last Year. Enrollment in the Heppner schools for the frist week in 1950 was slightly less than the 1949 enrollment for the same period, figures submitted by Supt. Leon ard Pate reveals. Pre-school es timates led to the belief that there would be an increase in the attendance, but the figures failed to substantiate the esti mates. Up to last Friday the total en rollment was 413. Of these 298 were in grade shool and 115 in high school. Last year the grades contained 316 and high school 117 at the end of the first wee. A breakdown of the figures gives 42 in the first grade, 51 in the second; 28 in the third, 32 ni the fourth; 26 in the fifth, 46 in the sixth; 42 in the seventh, and 31 in the eighth. In the high school there are 36 freshmen, 32 sophomores, 26 juniors and 21 seniors. School officials expect the at tendance to pick up some with in the next few weeks. Mr. Pate is checking the records in an ef fort to get in touch with students that should be in school and ex pects to change the picture some in the near future. . o C. of C. Sponsors Closing as Benefit To School Games Attendance at football games was considerably increased in 1949 as a result of business houses closing, it was pointed out to the chamber of commerce at Monday's luncheon, and for that reason the chamber was asked to sponsor a move to have the same program carried out this year. A motion was passed to that effect and at the instanc of the organization the business houses will be requested to close. football schedules are erratic, nasmuch as school officials can not get the kind of lineups they prefer and this is the case with Heppner high school's schedule tnis year, in 1949 there were five home games, which proved pop ular with the public, while this year there are but three. The first of the series will be played on Rodeo field Friday afternoon, with Echo providing the compe tition. Fossil and Hermiston are the latter coming on Armistice the lattre coming on Armistice Day making only two afternoons the business houses will be clos ed especially for the games, as tne town usually recognizes Ar mistice Day as a holiday. Merle Becket made some ex planation relative to the Crusade for Freedom movement, of which J. O. Turner -is Morrow county chairman. It has for its objec tive the counteracting of mis leading Russion propaganda be ing spread among the weaker nations of the world, the portent of which is to make their own people and the people of the lands they would dominate be lieve that the American people are dominated by warmongers. Backers of the Crusade believe the "Voice of America" program should be continued and that more weight can be given the movement if the people contrib ute at least part of the funds. Any amount will not be rejected, but the idea is to keep the con tributions small and numerous so that many people will parti. cipate rather than a few of what the communists term the prlvil eged classes. Judge Garnet Barratt announ ced that the civilian defense pro gram is being set up and that with the approval of the state department, Bill Davis will be the county director. Davis has consented to serve, the judge said, and a more detailed an nouncement will be made later. Henry Tetz, president, was out of the city Monday and J. R. Huitman, second vice president, presided at the meeting. o DISPLAY COTTON PLANT Last winter when Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rosewall were in Califor nia they acquired a small cotton plant which they brought home and nurtured. It was necessary to keep the plant in the house for several months and when warm weather came it was out in the open. Recently, as the nights grew cooler it became evi dent that cotton was not meant to grow in a moderate climate, so Mrs. Rosewall took it to the Rosewall Motor Co. garage and placed behind one of the big display windows and now it shows signs of developing some cotton. The Rosewalls are not advocating a cotton project in tnis necK o tne woods, however, Freedom Crusade In Full Swing In j Morrow County I The Crusade for Freedom is I now in full swing in Morrow i county. Most of the churches ' were invited to sign the scroll lost Sunday. Others will be contacted later. All organiza tions will have an opportunity to sign the scroll and make such donations as they wish. We want every man, woman and child who can write to sign the scroll. For those who may not be contacted in any organization, scrolls have been placed at the First National Bank, Turner-Van Marter office and office of J. O. Turner in Heppner. Mrs. A. M. Edwards will contact people liv ing in Lexington and folks in other parts of the county will be contacted next weak. If you believe Freedom should be maintained in the world, be sure your name is on the scroll. This may not insure it, but it will help. Let's spread the truth where so much communist prop aganda has been spread. J. O. Turner, County Chairman o Echo Favored To Give Local Team Bad Time Friday ' , By Bob Cunningham Although Echo, defending dis trict champion, is the favorite for this Friday's game, the Hep pner Mustangs are not to be ov ershadowed. Coach Whitbeck, after scouting team .that Echo has a hard charging team. He said that Echo Saturday evening, told the ly in the backfield. Aworkout was held Tuesday they were also fast, particular for the Mustangs although there was no school. The Mustangs have bene concentrating on of fensive blocking, tackling and on new plays, especially for the Echo game. Coach Whitbeck said the mor ale is high, the boys being eager to repay them i for last year's defeat of 13-6. ' - Game time is 2.00. We'll see you there. o Miss Leatha Smith, manager of the local teltphone office, left this morning for her home in Prineville to spend a 10-day va cation with the home folks. Heppner Students Take Off For College Among students leaving this week for the various colleges were Gerald Bergstrom, Morgan Connor, June Van Winkle, Lor ene Mitchell, Fay Custforth and Betty Graves to Oregon State College; Mary Mollahan, Bob Jones and Loren Piper to the University of Oregon; Joan His ler and Rose Marie Pierson to Eastern Oregon State College of Education at LaGrande and Jim my Orwick to Whitman College in Walla Walla. Mrs. Ethel Brock departed on Tuesday for her home in Port land after spending a week here with Mrs. Alice Gentry and her brother, Mack Gentry. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rauch, Jr. returned Sunday evening from a brief honeymoon trip to Tacoma, Portland and other points in Western Oregon and Washing ton. -They are at home in the Devine Apartments on Cannon Street. George N. Perry returned to his home in Pendleton after hav ing spent a week in Heppner looking after business matters. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young are here this week from Seattle and are the guests of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Clive Huston. Mrs. Orve Rasmus and Mrs. Richard Wells returned the last of the week from Portland where they spent several days on bus iness. Mrs. Earl Gilliam left Tuesday for Portland where she will spend the remainder of the week attending buyers market. Recent guests at the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barger were Mrs. James Lundy and daughter Patricia of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vickers of Camas, Wash ington, and Mr. and Mrs. John Barger of Walla Walla. Mrs. C. E. Lynch, Mrs. James Lynch and Mrs. Lester Cox of Lexington entertained Friday complimenting Mrs. Bud Lynch. The party was held at the C. E. Lynch residence. Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Bailey re turned Monday from Oregon City where they were called by the death of his brother, Levi Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davidson have returned from a fortnight's vacation spent at Wallowa Lake and in Baker visiting relatives. The Davidsons also visited brief ly in Idaho during their absence. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson were over from Monument the first of the week looking over business matters and visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Bai Stockman Insists Federal Projects Should Continue Sees Danger of Power Shortages If Work Stopped "Power development in the Pacific Northwest must not be a war casualty," Congressman Lowell Stockman of Oregon said Friday when he addressed the house and pointed out the nec essity to "expand and give pri ority to power dams on the Col umbia river and its triDUtanes as the nation's greatest potential I source of hydro-electric power.' Representative Stockman said that a serious electric power shortage situation exists in the Pacific Northwest "a shortage which may prevent effective waging of the Korean war." He pointed out that some of the na tion's most important defense in dustries are located in the Paci fic Northwest, and cited as ex amples the atomic energy plant at Hanford, Washington, the sev eral aluminum plants producing nearly half the nation's needs and many other electometallur gical plants producing magnes ium, ferrosilicon, etc. The na tion's largest shipyards and one of the largest aircraft plants are also located in the area. The con gresman said that the present situation was such as to prevent maximum use of existing plants for war production. Congressman Stockman e m phasized that additional electric power facilities were required for normal peacetime growth and are absolutely necessary for de fense. He said that such action as he proposes does not Involve the expenditure of funds for was facilities which become useless in postwar period, as was the case with much of our frantic expenditure in World War II. 'These facilities are needed now, and every penny spent upon them wil lbe returned to the Uni ted States rj-easury with inter est." He added that certain projects would be materially speeded up and . cited as examples the Mc Nary and Chief Joseph dams now under construction. He al so called for early construction of the Hells canyon, Albeni Falls and Ice Harbor dams, together with a strengthened transmis sion system as a protection against system outages, sabo tage and enemy action. ley. Jerry Walters is a patient at result of injuries received when Pioneer Memorial hospital as a he was thrown from a bucking horse at the rodeo in Fossil Sat urday afternoon. Mrs. Minnie Card, state organi zer for the Degree of Honor lodge in Portland, is in Heppner this week looking after the affairs of the organization. Mr. and Mrs. Don Robinson were in John Day Saturday to at tend the registered Hereford sale. The Woman's Auxiliary of All Saints Episcopal church resum ed activities for the fall and win ter season with a business meet ing at the parish house the last of the week. Plans for the an nual bazaar which will be held early in December were discuss ed and committees appointed by the president, Mrs. M. R. Wight man. Twenty members were present. Mrs. Frank Wilkinson and Mrs. W. O. Bayless were the hostesses for the afternoon. Bob Runnion returned Monday afternoon from Washtucna, Wn., where he conducted a stock sale during the weekend. o SPECIAL PROGRAM AT STAR THEATER 26-27 Soroptimists are busy prepar ing a half hour program to be presented Tuesday and Wednes day nights, Sept. 26 and 27 in connection with the regular show at the Star Theater. The club is also planning a style show, assisted by Heppner merchants, and a comedy pantomime with Mrs. Lucy Rodgers as reader and other Soroptimists participating. The feature picture, Kiss for Korless, a cartoon screen song in color and the U. N. Story Be hind the Headlines, are the screen attractions billed for the two nights. Tickets can be secured from members or at the box office at show time. o MOVING TO HERMISTON Louis Lyons, proprietor of the Heppner Photo Studio the past three years, announced this a.m. that he is closing the studio here and will reopen at Hermiston about October 1st. He is closing Saturday and states that all or ders not finished by then will be finished and mailed from Hermiston as soon as possible. o Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thomp son and family and Mrs. Claude Graham were week-end visitors in Portland. Organization Set Up In County For 1951 Cancer Drive Organization of a county com mittee was effected here earlier this month when Mrs. E. Siegley who is field representative for the Oregon branch of the Ameri can Cancer Society, was in Hepp ner for two days for that pur pose. The campaign is being sponsored for the third year by the American Legion. Mrs. James Healy is the coun ty commander; Mrs. Richard Wells vice county commander; Dr. A. D. McMurdo, medical di rector; Miss Margaret Gillis, county health nurse; Mrs. James Farley, campaign chairman; Mrs. P. W. Mahoney, vice chair man; Mrs. J. C. Payne, publicity; Tonl 17 a mlXTiviLrlci fpooonror1 "r,f ra H o'Donnell Jr., secretary;' Mrs. Jean Palmer, captain for Heppner. Other county captains will be announced later. o Dale Papineau's Death Shock To Lexington People By Delpha Jones Citizens were deeply shocked to hear of the passing Tuesday evening of Dale Papineau, 16 year old son of Mrs. Agnes Pap inau of Lexington. The father, Frank Papineau, lives in Hepp ner. The boy was a patient in the St. Mary's hospital in Walla Walla where he was receiving treatment for polio. Philip Dale Papineau was born February 22, 1934 and died Sep tember 19, 1950, at the age of 16 years, six months and 28 days. He was a student of the Lex ington high school. Funeral services are being held at 2 p.m. this afternoon from the chapel of the Phelps Funeral Home in Heppner with Rev. R. J. McKowen, pastor of Heppner ChuTch of Christ, offi ciating and interment in the Ma. sonic cemetery. Besides his parents, Dale is susvived by four brothers and a sister. o JOHN ELDER PASSES Death of John Elder in Port land last week removed another native Heppner son. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elder who lived here many years and were engaged in the sheep business. Funeral services were held Saturday in Eugene. Mr. Elder is survived by his wife and two sons, John Jr. of Eu gene and William of Corvallis, and one grandchild; three sis ters, Mrs. David Wilson of Hepp ner, Mary Elder and Elizabeth Ward of Bremerton, Wash., and two brothers, George Elder of Heppner and Maurice Elder of Baker. o MRS. BURKENBINE SELLS MARKET TO NEW FIRM Mrs. Babel Burkenbine a n nounced this week that she has sold the Heppner Market to her son Merle and Gene Wells, of Union, the change having been made as of September 1. She is still with the firm as an employ ee and will remain there until the first of the year. Mr. Wells has been employed at the market for several weeks. He was employed by the Pacific Fruit and Produce for five years prior to coming here. o HUGHES ON LINFIELD TEAM When the Linfield college team trounced the Eastern Ore gon college team at McMinnville last week-end, there was a Hep pner boy right in the thick of It Tom Hughes, son of Air. and Mrs. Joe Hughes, played on the Lin field team, the winner of a foot bal score of 37-7. o PARK BOAD NAMED Little business of interest was transacted at the mid-month ses sion of the City Council Monday evening. Principal item was ap pointment of the new Park board set up under the control of the mayor and council. Mayor Lan- ham named Mrs. John Pfeiffer and Dr. R. J. O'Shea for three years; James Hager and Rev. E. L. Tull for two years, and Rev. Francis McCormack and Dr. C. C. Dunham for one year. Dr. Dunham represents the council on the board. 0 Mr. ad Mrs. J. O. Turer depart ed early Wedesday morning to attend the state bar meeting in Gearhart. They were accompa nied as far as Hood River by Mrs. F. S. Parker who went to stay with Cecilia and Bucky while their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Parker also attend the meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Fancher were others going trom here to Gearhart. Helen Renoe of Hardman and Rudell Lesley of Grant county were married at the Church of Christ parsonage in Heppner Wednesday morning, Rev. K. J. Mountain Scout council were in McKowen officiating. The bride attendance from Walla Walla, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. j Mrs. Irving Mobley is recelv Mrs. Harold Cohn and daugh-ing treatment at a hospital in ter Sally spent the week-end in,The Dalles. She entered the In- Portland. lone Man Taken Into Custody on Kidnaping Count Wm. Davidson in Jail on Complaint Of Former Wife William L. Davidson of lone is being held in the county Jail in Heppner in lieu of bail in the sum of $10,000 imposed by Jus tice of the Peace J. O. Hager aft er a hearing upon the complaint of Davidson's former wife, Mar garet .charging kidnapping. Da vidson was arrested by Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman Sunday at the home ranch northwest of lone. Mrs. Davidson's story to the officers was to the effect that her former husband followed hep in his car as she was driving to Heppner Saturday evening to work the night shift at the Pio neer Memorial hospltaL At a point shortly below the Mrs. Lela S. Brown place, midway between lone and Lexington, he passed her and pulled up in front of her car, forcing her to come to a stop on the roadside. He left his car and approached her car, taking a swing at her head as he got near enough. The blow struck her in the mouth, causing a wound that necesitated several stitches to close. He then seized her by the hair and dragged her from the car over rocks that bad ly bruised her body, and put her in his car. He headed up the highway to Lexington where he took the Hermiston highway to Buck's corner and then west to ward The Dalles. The rate of speed he was driving caused a highway patrolman to take in after him, the chase following through to The Dalles, where he was overtaken. A charge of speeding was placed against him by the sta(te police and Davidson posted bail of $50 to appear at a later date. He then took Mrs. Davidson to a hospital. In the meantime the police got out a radio worning giving a description of David son's car, the license number and other information, but he managed to get through what ever net was put out and drove back to the ranch. In her complaint, Mrs, David son alleges that Davidson threat ened her life. The couple ha been living apart for some months, each having filed di vorce proceedings earlier this year. o ATTENDED TAX SCHOOL Judge Garnet Barratt, Commis sioner Russell Miller and Asses sor and Mrs. W. O. Dix drove to Baker Tuesday where the men are attending a short course In taxation procedure conducted by tne state tax department o Motorists Struck Down 371 School Age People in 1949 Three hundred and seventy- one school age pedestrians were struck down on Oregon s streets and highways last year, accord ing to figures compiled by the office of Earl E. Newbry, Sec retary of State. Newbry said the increase in school enrollments this year could mean an even higher toll unles offset by increased alert ness on the part of motorists. He reminded drivers that the speed limit at school zones and at school crossings is 20 miles on hour, in effect a,t recess times as wen as when children are going to and from schools. Also pointed out was the fact that Oregon law grants the right of way to pedestrians when in crosswalks, whether marked or not. o Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Gonty spent the week-end at Beaver- ton where they visited relatives. Mrs. Gonty's brothr, Raymond Hemrich of Los Angeles, was there as was Tom Gonty, broth er of Edmond. Mr. and Mrs. John Saager are enjoying a visit from Mrs. Saa ger's sisters, Mrs. Dick Cahoon of Eugene, Mrs. Masly Donat of Springfield, and Mrs. Thomas Dillard of Lebanon, who arrived Wednesday afternoon. Rev. C. E. Dunham of Eugene is a guest at th heome of Drand Mrs. c, c. Dunham, his son hav ing met him at White Salmon, Wash., Saturday evening. , The Rainbow Girls held an in stallation ceremony Monday ev ening at the Masonic hall. Joan Reininger was installed worthy adviser to serve for the next four months. Several Heppner people at- tended a district meeting of Cub Scout leaders in Condon Tues day evening. Among them were J. R. Huffman, Rev. E. L. Tull, Marvin Wightman, Don Bennett, Mrs. Merle Becket, and Mrs. E. F. Mishler. Officials of the Blue jstitution Friday.