IC'AL SOCIETY ..uv r. o :i HIST rURl-IC AUDITORIUM PORTLAND. 0 R t . $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner, Oregon Thursday, October 5, 1950 Volume 67, Number 29 teette pper Council Accepts Offer of Jaycees On Civic Building Improvements To Be Completed In Four-Year Period Acceptance of terms for a lease on the old fair pavilion on the city park site was the principal item of business transacted at the council meeting Monday eve ning. A delegation of Jaycees and Jay-C-ettes, headed by their at torney, Bradley Fancher, appear ed to present the lease and ask for the council's action. Four councilmen and Mayor Lanham represented the city. Councilman Rosewall, after hearing the terms of the lease read, made a motion that the city accept the Junior chamber of commerce proposal and that the lease be duly signed. The mo tion was seconded by Council man Gonty. When put to a vote Councilman Yeager alone reject ed it. He felt the building was too old and run down for remod eling and stated that he felt all the buildings on the park site should be sold and removed. Vot ing for were Rosewall, Gonty and Cox. The terms of the lease set up a rigid schedule for the lessee, be ing such that failure of fulfill ment of any part thereof on the prescribed schedule will nullify the contract. The Junior cham ber of commerce proposes to put a foundation under the building the first year, work on that part to start not later than 30 days following effecting of the lease, and "make other improvements to the exterior of said building by installing flues and new win dows in said building and make improvements to the interior of said building within four (4) years from the date hereof." . (Because of lack of space it is not practical to publish the full text of the lease this week but it will be done in a later issue). o E. Peck Named To Lex School Board Lexigton school board has a new member, Ellwynne Peck. He was appointed by Supt. Henry Tetz to fill the vacancy left when Glen Griffith moved to Union. The teachers reception was given at the grange hall Satur day night with a dinner followed by a program. Mrs. Bill Mar quardt and Mrs. Homer Hughes sang a duet, accompanied by Mrs. Truman Messenger; musical readings by Mrs. Palmer Sorlien accompanied by Betty Messen ger;songs by Mrs. Bill Picker ac. companied by Mrs. Henry Wal lace. Dr. Micklenburg, guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. Palmer Sorlien, talked to the grouP on his ex periences in Europe from where he has recently returned. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Majeski and family are on a trip to south ern Oregon and California. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Peck recently returned from an ex tended trip to the east and south. Attending the ball game at Boardman Friday besides the team wereCoach Mark Rands, principal Carl Schwab, Mrs. Art Hunt, Mrs. Truman Messenger, Kenneth Klinger, Mrs. Herman Wallace and Mrs. C. C. Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Klinger went to Portland Monday to at tend the concert by Artur Ru benslein. Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Breeding are vacationing in central Oregon as are the Vernon Goodells. Linda Thornburg, small dau ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Vester Thornburg fell from the David son car Monday, causing severe bruises, cuts and a slight concussion. Toprtotchers At Anybody's Fair J '' r -InIB Y Y i"'?flllJn. gJjd' ' Here are four of the high rat- inp animals at the recent Mor - row county fair. They rated well with the buyers, too, and helped put the local show in the top bracket of 4-H club fat stock auc- MCKAY SUPPORTERS TO MEET NEXT WEDNESDAY Henry E. Peterson, in town Tuesday, reported to the Gazette Times that a McKay for governor meeting will be held Wednesday, October 11. It will be a dinner meeting at the Elkhorn dining room. Peterson called attention to the fact that it is time to do some thing about organizing a McKay. for-Governor club and urges all friends of the governor to come to this meeting in order to effect a strong, active club. Imbler Humbled By Snappy lone 8-Man Squad, 33-0 Playing their second football game after a 22-year layoff, Im bler met defeat at the hands of the lone Cardinals Friday after noon on the lone turf.. When that passing fad, the motor car, took sway back in the early 1900's, Imbler lost some of its fairly large population. Their last football game was played in 1923 when they still had enough boys to play the game with 11 men. Supt. of Schools Chapman brought the game back into ex istence this year and Coach Sam Pecchia started his first season with a decisive victory over Cove last week. The Imbler Panthers just didn't have the depth and experience to whip the lone toys Friday but showed plenty of pro mise for the future. The game started in routine fashion with Imbler kicking off to lone. The Cardinal squad ran through a mediocre four downs and kicked to Imbler. Hensley, a shifty halfback, returned the kick to the 50-yard stripe where an other four downs were run thru. The fireworks began when Hens, ley kicked on the fourth down. Don Eubanks, Ione's speedy quarterback, picked up the ball on his own 35 and showed a mar velous exhibition of broken field running,-taking the ball the re maining 65 yards to a touchdown. Gene Doherty stepped back from the line and drop-kicked a beau ty for the extra point, making the score 7 to 0 in the first four min utes of play. ' The Panthers got a good start in the next section of the game until set back 15 yards on a hold, ing penalty. The visitors couldn't seem to get going again and were repeatedly set back for loss es by eager Cardinal linemen. The lone Pepperettes, high school girls' drill team, under di rection of Mrs. Maurine Nelson, gave grid fans an exhibition of precision marching during half time. o Bob Stevens, aged 12, of Hard man was one of this season's lucky nimrods, having killed a two-point buck before 10 a. m. on the first day of hunting. Bob states that he didn't even have to go to the mountains, the deer was ranging about 10 miles from home. However, his father, Har old Stevens, who acompanied him on the trip was not so for tunate. Miss Betty Bogle, field repre sentative of the American Red Cross, San Francisco, was a bus iness visitor in Heppner the first of the week. Miss Bogle announc ed that Henry Tetz has accepted the disaster chairmanship for Morrow county, replacing Frank W. -Turner, resigned. Her many friends will be pleas ed to learn that Mrs. Ben Buschke has sufficiently recovered from her recent illnes to be able to sit up. She and Mr .Buschke will observe their 63rd wedding anni versary this month. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. Smead of Portland were guesls of Dr. and Mrs. A. D. McMurdo a few ! days this week. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hynd and daughter Carolyn were first of the week visitors at the Hynd 'family home. tions.The success of these young exhibitors should encourage other youths to get into 4-H club work and keep Morrow county out in front as a producer of the best livestock., Mustangs To Meet Prairie City Here Friday Afternoon An additional home game has been gained by the Mustang football squad, with Prairie City providing the competition here at 2:15 p. m. Friday. This game will take the place ot the Condon meeting on the Heppner sched ule, which would have been play, ed at Condon. The strength of the Prairie City eleven is not known beyond the fact that the upper John Day boys trimmed Umatilla. According to Supt. Leonard Pate, the fans can look for fairly even competition tomorrow. Coach Hal Whitbeck's boys have been working to improve their game since the disastrous meeting with Echo two weeks ago and will be primed to defend the honor of good old Heppner high like nobody's occupaiton. 4-H Club Councils Work on Activities Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday nights of last week, 4 H councils from south and north Morrow county met to plan activ ities for the remaining club year. The 1950 club year ends Novem ber 1. Main item of interest and plan ning was the annual achieve ment days that recognize achieve ments of club members and lead ers for the year. These are to held at Boardman on October 2s, at Heppner November 3. All club members completing their pro- ject requirements and turning re cord books over to recognized leaders with a successful club year will be so recognized. While the North Morrow county council voted to continue its reg ular potluck meting type achieve ment party held at the Green field grange hall, the South Mor row 4-H leaders plan to have their party in form of a banquet this year. Potluck contributions will be served as a .banquet, that is, with awards presented around the banquet table. A recreation hour will follow. Committees were assigned to the many tasks of preparation that are needed for a successful party. The South county group has a new committee, ' the phy sical plant" which will arrange for the use of the new fair pavil ion, arrange tables, secure chairs and otherwise have in order all arrangements for the banquet. o Heppner HD Unit Works on Machines The Heppner home demonstra tion unit opened the season's ac tivities with a sewing machine celaning project. The meeting was held at the Methodist church Tuesday, beginning at 10:30 a. m., the ladies pausing for a sack lunch at noon. Mrs. Maud Caswell, county home demonstration agent, sup ervised the work of cleaning sev eral models of sewing machines. Present were Mrs. Mable Heath, Mrs. Lee Scrivner, Mrs. Loyd Bur kenbine, Mrs. Lewis Wetzel, Mrs. Kenneth Keeling, Mrs. R. K. Drake, Mrs. Bonnie Vincent, with Mrs. Douglas Drake caring for the children. The next meting will be held at the home of Mrs. Heath No vember 9, with the subject being "Oven Meals." o Pomona To Judge Canning Results Judging of canning results of which it has been the sponsor during the recent fruit and veg etable season will be a highlight ot the Pomona grange program Saturday at Boardman. Featured speakers on the af ternoon program will be the state grange master and Mrs. Maud Caswell, county home de monstration agent. At 5 p. m. the fifth degree will be put on for the benefit of all who have not had it. o AT THE HOSPITAL: Mrs. Es ther Wilso nof lone is a patient at Pioneer Memorial hospital. Joe Barnett has returned to his home in lone after spending sev eral days- last week in the hos pital. Miss Doris Schaffer has accept ed a position as night nurse at the hospital, having begun work Monday night. She trained at St Anthony's hospital in Pendleton and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Schaffer of Cecil. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Mullens moved their household effects to The Dalles Saturday. He has joined the merchant marine and will be working on Columbia riv. er boats' between Portland and The Dalles. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Healy arc the parents of a seven pound five and one-half ounce baby boy born Sunday evening, October 1 at the Pioneer Memorial hospital. They have named him Jerry Michael. Foresters Declare "Porky" Menace to Tender Trees The porcupine has been declar ed to be a renegade of the forest and local U. S. forest service of ficials ask hunters and other for est travelers to shoot him on sight. Contrary to popular opin ion, porcupines are not protected by game laws. Porcupines have murdered or maimed many young pine trees, in one of their worst rampages in recent years in the Pacific Northwest. They climb young ponderosa pine trees and eat the tender bark .thereby killing or deforming the trees. Rangers in some forests are toting .22 cali ber rifles and using them when they catch "Porky" stripping a tree. 'The porcupine population has incresed tremendously in this ar ea," says Ranger Glenn Parsons of the Heppner district . "They have killed or deformed thou sands of ytmng pines and are causing a heavy loss in commer. COLORLESS CAMPAIGN Just about everything connect ed with state affairs in Oregon from covered payrolls to school enrollment is establishing a rec ord this year. Following this pattern, the present political campaign is es tablishing -an all-time record for the quietest and dullest cam paign in the history of the state. Could it be that gubernatorial candidates Governor Douglas McKay (ReP.), State Senator Aus tin Flegel (Dem). and other con tending candidates are mindful of the never-defeated, ever-successful Oregon statesman, the late Governor Earl Snell? His dictum was: "Don't stir up the animals." Political ghost writers and par tisan strategists tried to pump pep into the campaign last week end, but nothing happened. Only skip and miss interest was aroused when State Senator Richard Newburger asked Attor ney General George Neuner for an opinion on the legality of the establishment of branch offices of the motor vehicle department of the secretary of state. Neuner held, "The secretray of state must have express statutory au. thority to establish branch offi ces or to enter into leaseholding agreements." Flegel and Newbry carried on a letter-writing match that ended when Flegel accused McKay of sanctioning the plan and the governor accused Flegel of "abysmal ignorance or delib erately misrepresenting facts," that the budget submitted to the 1949 legislature was prpared and submitted by ex-governor John H. Hall. MORE VOTERS THIS YEAR The registration books close October 7, 30 days prior to the general election in November. Ci tizens who have not registered, changed their residence or who did not vote at the last election must register before the deadline if they wish to vote at the gen eral election. Reports received from counties over the state indicate that regis trations are exceeding those of the last state election from 14 to 16 percent. David O'llara, direct or of the department of elections, has ordered the printing of 100, 000 more voters' pamphlets than were required lor the 1948 elec tion. He estimates it will require iiu.uuu pamphlets to cover the registration this year. NO METERS AT CAPITOL When the state board of control asked the city of Salem to re quire one-hour parking in front of the capitol and other state buildings City Manager. J. L. Franzon told board members the city did not have enough police men to entoree the order. When Franzen suggested one- hour parking meters, the board rejected the idea. A later meet ing with city officials will be held next week. WOULD CHANGE TAX LAWS The legislative tax study com mittee this week voted to submit the following recommendations to the 1951 legislature: 1 Repeal of the state Property tax by constitutional amendment submitted to the vote of the people by the legislature. 2 Empower the voters of any tax district to change their tax base at the polls, provided that 40 percent of the registered voters cast ballots and that a majority of those voting favor the sub mitted change. 3 Remove all exemptions and personal property offset from the corporate excise tax. 4 Choose assessors from a pa nel approved by the tax commis, I cial timber and scenic values. Livestock and grazing game ani mals are injured when porcupin es fill these animals' noses with quills. Porcupines also damage buildings and camp equipment by gnawing on them. "Porcupines are destructive ro dents. They should not be spared as possible food for people lost in snowstorms, because porcu pines don't cooperate that way; when snow gets deep they hide in rocky dens." Ranger Parsons had these tips for hunters who want to help get rid of ''Porky": Use .22-caliber long-rifle hollow-nosed bullets. Aim for the head (usually the "end" farthest from the tree trunk). Look at trees silhouetted by the sun; "Porky" will loom up as a dark bulge on a limb. He is often seen at sundown in pine stands bordering mountain roads, grassy meadows and stream banks. Camp Fire Plans To Be Revealed Here A meetig will be held In the basement music . room at the school at 2:30 p. m. Monday to explain the Camp Fire Girls' pro. gram. It is hoped that all parents and interested adults will be pre sent. In attendance will be Mrs. R. H. Wilcox and Mrs. Henry Hess of Pendleton. Mrs. Wilcox is the present Camp Fire executive for this district, and Mrs. Hess will be her successor when Mrs. Wil cox moves to Portland the first of November. The Camp Fire program is set up for three age levels. Blue Birds (7-9) enjoy games and simple group activities. Intermediates (10-15) work together on the "Se ven Crafts," home, outdoors, crea. ,tive arts, frontiers (of physical science), business, sports and games, citizenship. Horizon club members (15-18) stress social re lationships and vocations. The only way this program can be successfully promoted in Hep pner is to have the interest of all parents, teachers, and local citi zens who are willing to give a part of their time to maintaining youth activities, Mrs. Wilcox points out. o VETERANS' CHIEF QUOTES The veterans' administration spends about $6,000,000,00 annu ally on more than 19.000,000 vet. erans of six of the eight wars in which America has been involv ed, Maj. Gen. Carl R. Gray, Jr. said at a banquet given in his honor in Salem last Tuesday. "World War I left us with 516, 000 disabled veterans, 26,000 wi dows and 145,000 dependent chil dren. World War II contributed 1,700,000 veterans with some sort of disability, 69,000 widows and 137,000 dependent children," he said. His formula for peace is to ''combat the world's selfishness" by having a strong nation and by returning to the days of an 'honest day's work for a day's Pay.' Easy Now There "Blueboy" X$y Slr ' t f . i 1 15- v l s w w; One of the intriguing things shows a 4-H clubber patiently about attending the livestock ex- working his hog into position for hibitions is the manner in which the judging. (We think this is the carefully raised and trained Jerry Brosnan but may be wrong, animals perform in the show Anyway, it is a blue ribbon ani arena. This picture, taken at the mal and a beauty if we may say recent county fair In Heppner, so.) ORAL WRIGHT BUYS HENDERSON GARAGE As will be seen by his announ. cement on another page, Oral Wright is again a resident of Morrow county, having purchas ed the Henderson garage at Lex ington. He took possession Mon day and has set about to make Hermiston about two years ago the place a complete service unit. Wright and his family moved to where he was employed in a ga rage. He was connected with ga rages in Heppner before going to Hermiston. Alonzo Henderson is taking up wheat ranching and will operate the Claude White farm in the Sand Hollow area. o Boardman Blanks Lexington 44-0 in Friday's Contest ' Boardman ran wild over Lex ington in a six-man football con test at the river town Friday af ternoon. Final score was 44-0 Don Gillespie, Boardman high school reporter, gives the following ac. count of the game: Lexington opened the game by kicking off. Rogers ran the sec ond play of the game. 50 yards to a touchdown for Boardman. Boardman recovered a fumble and instantly it was again run over by Rogers for a touchdown.. Lexington fumbled again and this time Palmer made the TD. Score at the quarter was 18-0. Boardman fumbled and Lex ington recovered. Lexington then forfeited the ball on four plays and Palmer made another touch down. Halftime score was 24-0 in favor of Boardman. Boardman opened the half by kicking to Lexington. Shattuck intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown. Again Ro gers made a long run of 60 yards for another touchdown. Shattuck kicked the extra points. Lexing ton kicked off after a no-point touchback for Boardman and Ro gers ran it back for a touchdown. The game ended, Boardman 44, Lexington 0. o Teachers Examine Latest Textbooks A committee of teachers met with Henry E. Tetz, county school superintendent, and representa tives of publishing houses Wed nesday afternoon in the court house to examine books that have been submitted for state adoption. The committee's recom mendations will be sent to W. E King, county sunerintendent of Umatilla county, who is a mem ber of the state textbook commis- ison representing eastern Oregon Morrow- county teachers are taking an active part in the ex amination and study of textbooks which will be up for adoption this November. Every two years about one-third of the textbooks are up for adoption and this year it will be the Language Arts books, including English, Liter ature, spelling and writing. Vacancies In City Offices Stirs Up Political Activity Mayor and Four Council Vacancies Attract Attention The political pot has passed the simmering stage and is start ing to boil so far as Heppner city offices are concerned. Petitions have been circulated quite freely the oast week of so and it begins to look like there will be some ively competition before the day of decision arrives. Although he has not filed for the office, it is believed that J. O. Turner will toss his fedora into the circle in a few days. Petitions have been circulated in his be half and up to Wednesday he had not definitely decided to run although there were evidences that he is giving the matter ser ious thought. His backers point to his record as mayor during the war yeras and feel that he should give another four years of his life to public service. Mayor Conley Lanham, while making no public statement, has indicated that he is definitely not interested in another term. The scramble seems to be for seats on the city council. More interest has been sparked by this branch of the municipal govern ment than anything happening around here in recent years. Whether or not some of them will be interested in running remains to be seen. The names of two women, Mrs. Cris Brown and Mrs. Oscar George, have been submit ted and petitions gotten out in their behalf. W. Claude Cox is seeking reelection and the names of John Saager, Robert Grabill, W. C. Collins and Jack Van Win kle have been placed on petitions and it is understood they will file. Mrs. William Barkla is being talked for city recorder. She is at present bookkeeper for the city water department. The entry list is still open for anyone aspiring to be of service to his fellow man. o County's Teachers Meet at Boardman The Boardman school was host to the Morrow county teachers for a meeting Tuesday evening. Mrs. LaVern Partlow, president, conducted the business meeting after which a dinner was served by the Boardman P-TA under the direction of Mrs. W. E. Garner, president. Each school group gave an impromptu stunt provid ing much amusement and enter tainment during the dinner hour. Tilman Juett, elementajy school principal of Heppner, gave an interesting report on the Na tional Education Association convention held this summer in St. Louis to which he and Mrs. Juett were delegates from eastern Oregon. Mrs. Maud Caswell was a guest and spoke briefly on the health club program. James Vanover, legislative chairman, explained the Basic School Fund increase measure and urged that study and thot be given to this important bill for the schools of Oregon.- Other of. ficers of the Morrow county tea chers are James Vanover. vice president;: Mrs. Zoe Billings, sec retary, Boardman, and Mrs. Glad ys Ely, lone, treasurer. The teachers plan to meet five times during the year with each school in the county actine as hosts: The Morrow teachers carry out county wide activities such as speech festival, spelling con test, fair exhibits and are invest. igating the possibility of a music festival and a typing contest. o La Vonne Adams, son of J. B. Adams, is spending a 30-day leave with his father and family. He is with the naval air force stationed at Jacksonville, Fla. Other members of the family vis. iting here over the week-end in cluded Mrs. Duff McKittrick and son from Bellevue, Ida.; Mrs. Cla rence Rogers and son from Ord nance, and Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Adams and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Nelson from Kinzua. Headed for a northwest region al conference of Soroptimist clubs, Mrs. Oscar George, Mrs. John Saager and Mrs. O. G. Crawford left this morning for Great Falls, Mont. Oscar George went along as chauffeur and, so far as he will be able, to keep the girls out of mischief. James Kelly of Los Angeles ar. rived the last of the week for a visit at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lennon. Other recent guests of the Lennons were Mrs. Thomas Daly and son Harnett of San Francisco. METHODIST CHURCH J. Palmer Sorlien, Minister . Morning worship and sermon, 11 a. m. Sunday church school 9:45 a. m., Oliver Creswick, superintend ent. moir practice at 7:30 p. Thursday. m.