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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, October 12, 1950
Volume 67, Number 30
P. I. Purple Award
Other County 4-H
.. At Portland Show .
Morrow county's 4-H clubbers
showed the result of their train
ing and practice when they ex
hibited at the Pacific Interna
tional Livestock exposition in
Portland last week-end. One of
them, JoAnne Wilson of Heppner,
took the first championship pur
pie award given in the 4-H club
division Saturday as judging got
under way at the 40th exposition
for her three-eights blood fleece
in the wool show sponsored by
the Pacific Wool Growers.
Competition was keen, accord
ing to Bruce Arnold, superinten.
dent, who reported that 101 flee
ces were entered and quality of
the exhibits was the best on re
(ford. Herbert Bentley of the Port
land Woolen Mills did the judg
ing. Miss Wilson also took first
place blue award for her fine
wool fleece exhibit and received
a cash award sponsored by the
Wool Growers auxiliary. She
placed second in the one-half
blood wool exhibit,
Mh ,-nh g JTI, K,r- Pla,ced
xth in the one-half blood class-ft
and seventh in the three-eighths
Miss Wilson was a guest of
the Heppner chamber of com
merce at the Monday luncheon,
where she was introduced by Nel
son Anderson who gave a brief
resume of her activities since be.
coming a 4-H club member.
In Second Position
After Friday's Game
lone Cardinals under the guid
ing hands of Coach Russ DeBondt
thumped Stanfield a resounding
19 to 6 in league play Friday.
This sets lone up with one win,
one draw and one loss. A win ov
er Weston next Friday will set
lone in second place following
the Pilot Rock powerhouse.
Ione's first touchdown came
late in the first quarter after sol
id gains made by the backfield
team of Eubanks, Baker and Pal
mer. From the three yard line,
Duane Baker took a handoff from
Eubanks and flashed around left
end for the first goaL Doherty's
attempted kick failed.
Freshman Lee Palmer ran the
second touchdown early in the
second quarter. Doherty ran the
additional point making the
score 13 to 0.
With only a few minutes re
maining in the 3rd quarter Herb
Peterson recovered a Stanfield
punt on the 22 yard line.
Halftime entertainment was
provided by the majorettes under
the leadership of Joan Reininger.
County PMA Vote
On Committeemen .
Coming Up Soon
With the annual election of
Production and Marketing ad
ministration. community commit
teemen coming up in the next
few weeks, L. L. Howton, chair
man of the Morrow county PMA
committee urges all eligible far
mers to get their sights set on the
besl possible farmer candidates,
Date of election and polling pla
ces will be announced later.
The communities for which
committeemen will be elected
and present committeemen are:
Lexington, Donad Campbell,
chairman; Millard Nolan, Ken
neth Peck; Morgan, Cecil Thome,
Roy Lindstrom, Arthur Crawford;
Eightmile, Raymond Lundell,
Frank Anderson, C. A. Warren
North Heppner, Sam Turner, Ray
mond Ferguson, Dee Cox Jr. J S.
Heppner, W. W. Weatherford, A,
C. Bechdolt, Harold Evans; lone,
Donald Heliker, Milton Morgan
E. M. Baker; Boardman, Charles
Dillon, Ralph Skoubo, Hugh
Brown; Alpine, A. C. Lindsay,
Randal Martin, W. J. Doherty; Ir
rlgon, Paul Slaughter, R. M. Mp.
Coy, M. J. Smith.
REPORT ON CLUB
Mrs.John Saager, Mrs. W. O.
George and Mrs. O. G. Crawford
reported on the 31st conference
of the Soroptimist clubs of the
Northwest Region held in Great
Falls Montana, October 6-8. The
ladies were delegates from the
Soroptimist club of Heppner and
brought home clear, complete re
ports on the work transacted in
Mrs. Lena Kelley and Mrs. Rich
ard Knight, teachers in the Hep
pner school were guests of the
club at the luncheon meeting
Walter Luckman was released
from the Pioneer Memorial hos
pital the first of the week, hav
ing recovered from surgical treat
ment. He left Wednesday for
Portland to spend about 10 days,
Basic School Support Fund Reduces
County Levy by 6.2 Mills in 1950-51
Distribution of the basic school
support fund is underway this
week, according to announce
ment from the office of Henry
Tetz, county school administrator.
This is the first half of the 1950-
1951 allotment and totals $37,
202.22. This fund comes from the
state out of incom etax collec
tions and is used to offset pro
perty taxes in each district.
Tetz points out that the total
milleage for the county for the
year 1950-51 is 26.5 mills. It
would have been 32.7 mills with
out the basic school fund from
The fund is distributed to the
districts on the basis of $500 per
teacher, 20 cents per days mem
bership by every pupil, and two
cents per pupil mile for every
Goal Line 3 limes
To Win Prairie Bout
The Heppner high school grid
squad looked rn,uch better in
tackling but was still weak in
blocking, especially in the center
of the line in the meeting with
Prairie City here Friday after-
Sumner,, scored twice on - line
nH riht nH rn, ic
bucks and right end, Connor, is
credited with the other tally. The
Panthers were much larger than
the locals but the Heppner line
out-charged them all afternoon.
The locals received a good
shot in the arm" from the cheer
ing section and in return played
heads up football.
The next home game is sched
uled for October 20, when the
Heppner Mustangs tangle with
the Fossil Falcons. This game
draws added interest as the Fos
sil coach, Al Daniels, is an ex-
classmate of Coach Whitbcck at
Final Rites Held For
Mrs. Ida Mae Dutton
Final rites were held in Hep
pner Sunday afternoon for Mrs.
Ida Mae Dutton, 90, who passed
away Wednesday, October 4, in
Portland. Services were held at
the All Saints Episcopal church,
with Rev. Elvon L. Tull officiat
ing, and interment was in the
Heppner Masonic .cemetery be.-
side the grave of her husband,
the late W. P. Dutton.
Mrs. Dutton was born March
29, 1860, in Andover, N. Y. and
came to Oregon with her parents
In lsiA the family settling in
Heppner. Here she married Will,
iam P. Dutton in 1883. They lived
for many years on the Wightman
ranch, selling the property to the
Wightman brothers and moving
to Heppner , where they remained
until 1913 when they moved to
Portland. Mr. Dutton died in 1924.
Surviving are a number of nieces
and nephews: Blaine Hallock,
Baker; Joseph Hallock, Seattle;
Earl Hallock, Redmond; Mrs.
Ahlma Macdonald, Tacoma, and
Sidney Hallock, William H. Dut
ton, Mrs. Margaret Warner and
Mrs. Florence Welch, all of Port
BOARDMAN TAKES SPRAY
TO TUNE OF 20 TO 8
Boardman's 6-man football
team defeated Spray 20-8 Friday
with Palmer, Rogers and Rash
scoring touchdowns for the
winners and Pulley reaching pay
dirt for the losers. Shattuck,
of Boardman and Ivey, Spray
kicked the extra point.
Spray failed to break into the
point column until the last per
iod, when the score was 8 to 6 in
the visitors' favor. Rash of Board
man made the longest run of the
game 70 yards for a touchdown.
Magazine Sales Not
Sponsored by V. A.
Charles M. Cox, Pendleton rep.
resentative of the Veterans Ad
ministration said today he has
received reports that a group of
magazine solicitors operating in
Washington and Oregon are
falsely representing themselves
as Veterans Administration em
ployees. The Veterans Administration
does not solicit magazine sub
scriptions, nor does it sponsor
magazine subscription drives by
any other organization, Cox said.
Cox also said that veterans
benefits are administered by the
Veterans Administration without
charge, and that it is not neces
sary for a Veteran to pay for
outside information or assistance
when seeking aid from the Vet
Mrs. Ethel AdanTS and daugh
ter Nancy drove to Spokane Sat
urday to meet Mrs. John Roscoe
and baby of Post Falls, Ida., who
have come to visit two weeks.
Mrs. Roscoe is the former Clara
Mrs. Norman Florence went to
Portland Tuesday to enter the St.
Vincent's hospital for examina
tion and observation.
During the four years that the
basic school fund law has been
in effect Morrow county has re
ceived a total of $322,000 which
has been used to offset the pro
perty tax that would have been
raised in the county.
The 16 units receiving the
funds, the total amount and the
apportionments for September 15,
1950 are as follows :1CJ $24,086.
63, $12,043.31; 2698.98,-347.49;
3C 1,557.68, 778.84; 5J 482.23.
241.11; 1010,8.34.42, 5,417.21; 12C
6,331.06, 3,165.53; 19562.60,
281.30; 23C 1,423.52, 711.76; 24
414.83, 207.41; 259,817.33, 4,908
66; 35CJ 13,569.00, 6,784.50; 40C
1,125.39 562.69; 41C 746.72,
373.36; 42695.74, 347.87; UH1
296.25, 148.12; Non-high 1,757.99,
878.99. Totals, $74,400.37, $37,200.-15.
A SLIGHT ERROR
As almost everyone knew when
they saw the picture of the boy
and his hog which the G-T dub
bed "Blueboy", it was Johnny
Brosnan and not Jerry Brosnan.
We learned this shortly after the
paper got into circulation when
Johnny came in to buy some
copies. It is sometimes difficult
to recall names correctly towards
the end of an 18-hour shift.
For Use in 1951
Completion of the - Kinzua-
Camp Five highway is scheduled
for 1951, Judge Garnet Barratt re.
ported Wednesday, following a
visit to Kinzua in company with
George Wadill, superintendent of
the Pioneer Memorial hospital.
The 11-mile stretch of standard
highway is being built to replace
the logging railroad which has
served to transport logs from the
camp high up on the mountain
down to the mill site at Kinzua.
It is of the same type of perma
nent construction as the 14 miles
of highway built from the Hepp-
ner-Spray highway to Camp Five
about nine years ago and repre
sents an expenditure of $250,000.
The Heppner men paid the vis.
it to the Kinzua officials on bus
iness relative to the hospital and
were impressed with the favor
able reception accorded them.
CHURCH OF CHRIST BILLS
HOMECOMING FOR SUNDAY
Rev. Milton Bower of Burns,
former pastor herei will fill the
pulpit at the morning service as
part of the Homecoming Sunday
being held at the Church of
Christ. There will be a potluck
dinner at noon for members and
Other former pastors, and their
families planning to be here are
Rev. John Runyan, Toppenish.;
Rev. Glenn Warner, Spokane, and
Rev. Wendell Herbison, Redmond,
all of whom served the local
church within the last seven
U hz eroun
is iUc SSucaiiou
The same basic IDEA THAT DIOGENES put into words, more
THAN ZOOO YEARS AGO, WAS THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE PIONEERS
WHO ESTABLISHED OUR. SYSTEM OF EDUCATION.
r-. .... . i-nrnnirilOTTin 11 ! i l
-AND TODAY, WHILE ALL CITIZENS COOPERATIVELY SUPPORT OUR.
SCHOOLS THR.OUGH TAXES, THE HIGHER. EDUCATION OF OUR YOUTH
13 FURTHERED BY THRIFTY PARENTS WHOPROVIOE EDUCATIONAL
FUNDS FOR THEIR. CHILDREN, THROUGH LIFE INSURANCE
AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS -AN EVER-BROADENING FOUNDATION
IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR DEMOCRACY.
Long Since But Not
Work of Secretary
While the 1950 Morrow county
fair and rodeo is long past and
forgotten by many, the after ef
fects are still evident at the coun
ty agent's office.
Premium checks are being pre
pared and issued as fast as pos
sible, yet with extreme care that
no exhibitor is overlooked. 4-H
premium checks were mailed the
past week and open class prem
ium checks are to go out as soon
as money becomes available for
issuing the checks.
Some response to the plight in
which the fair board finds itself
has been made with several exhi
bitors having turned their prem
ium money back to the treasury.
Contributing the past week were
Mrs. Harold Erwin, 1-rank Ander
son, Floyd Worden, Ronald Ba
ker, Harold Becket, Harold Er
win, and Herbert Hynd. Most of
these checks were for sizable
Fracas Menli For
After showing improvement
over the Echo game by defeating
Prairie City, the Heppner Mus
tangs will try their talent on the
Vikings of Umatilla.
Although three of Heppner's
backs are injured quite badly,
the rest of the squad is in good
shape. Melvin Piper has a bruis
ed leg and is troubled by the flu;
Lyle Peck is troubled with a bad.
ly bruised calf muscle anu Jack
Sumner's sprained ankle makes
him a doubtful starter and it is
possible that he won't "suit up"
for this important game.
The quality of Umatilla is un
known, so an interesting game
is on deck.
Coach Hal Whitbeck takes an
optimistic outlook on the games
outcome and has impressed on
the team the possibilities of Um
atilla's attack and warns that
any team operating from the "T"
formation is dangerous.
Grange Farm Policy
To Be Discussed
Grange farm policy will be the
topic for discussion in an open
session preceding the regular
meeting of Lexington grange
Saturday evening, October 14.
The public has been ex
tended an invitation to attend
this part of the evening's pro
gram. Refreshments will be serv
ed after the regular meeting.
Grange members are urged to
attend and bring their friends to
the annual "booster night" meet
ing October 21. There will be
pot luck supper at 6:30, followed
by a program and cards.
of ueru otate
of its Joutk. -diosenes M
Plain Common Honesty Most
Important Issue of Campaign
Governor Says in Radio Talk
It is time to get down to the
business of the November elec
tion. I intend to face facts square,
ly. . . speak plainly. . . and mince
The Democratic candidate has
has made the most important is
sue of this campaign just plain
common nonesty. The issue is
whether it is necesary that a can
didate for Governor or Oregon
be honest with himself and hon
est with the people of the state
in what he tells them.
Let me make myself perfectly
clear. I do not believe that any
man is justified in repudiating
the convictions of a lifetime . . .
the things in which he believes
and for which he has stood .. .
for the sake of gaining a politi
cal office ... for the sake of
If the time ever comes when I
have to repudiate my convictions
. . . when I have to pose as a
person that I am not ... for the
sake of being governor of Ore
gon.then I don't want to be Gov
ernor of Oregon. If the time ever
comes that the Republican party
proposes a platform that is con
trary in almost every particular
to my record as a legislator and
public official, the people of Ore.
gon have my promise. . here and
now . . that I will not accept the
hyprocrisy of nomination as a
spokesman and advocate of that
But the fact is that there are
two Democratic nominees for
One is candidate Flegel who
tours the state appealing to the
friends of education on the basis
of his support of the measure to
increase the basic school fund;
the other is Senator Flegel who
voted against this same basic
school fund measure as a mem
ber of the state senate.
One is candidate Flegel who
now gives lip service to the old
age pension movement; the oth
er is Senator Flegel who fought
their pension bill in the legisla
ture and who voted for the Rela
tives' Responsibility Act.
One is candidate Flegel who
assumes the role and chooses the
title of a "fighting liberal"; the
other is private citizen Flegel
who in 1948 at a Jackson Club
dinner in the Portland hotel said:
"I am a different kind of Demo
crat than Dick Neuberger." I do
not agree with his liberal views.
I am a conservative democrat."
The quotation is from May 12,
1950, issue of the Democratic
publication, "The Democratic
Is a man honest with himself
who in 1948 says, "I am a con
servative Democrat?" and in 1950
says, "I am a great fighting lib
eral?" Do you believe that such a
man will be honest with Khe
people of Oregon, either in his
campaign or in public adminis
tration of your business?
If you take a dim view of the
prospect, there is plenty to con
firm your doubts as to his record
as a candidate for governor.
Here is a man asking the high
est administrative post in the
state who loses no opportunity
to libel and belittle the state, its
government, and its people. He
has described our state nospitai
as a "disgrace to civilized socie
ty." He asserts that the methods
employed at the Oregon state
pn-son are antiquated by du
years. In his statement in the Vo
ter s Pamphlet he taisely charges
economic backwardness in our
state as compared with the rest
of the country.
Constructive criticism is one
thing. Blind condemnation of all
he surveys that does not bear his
particular variety of party label
is something else. Publicity of
this kind in speeches, on the air,
and in state publications can se
riously injure the reputation of
state, lower civic morale, and
discourage investment. It is de
structive political campaigning
in which personal political greed
is placed above public interest.
But does he speak the truth?
Let's see. In his pamphlet state
ment he says: "Official govern
ment figures taken from a United
States department of commerce
bulletin shows that Oregonians
earn 8 percent less than the aver
age American." He doesn't cite
the bulletin; he doesn't give the
year or years' covered by the re
port. The plain fact is that the
statement is untrue as of this
year . . as of last year. It is un
true for any year for the last 20
Now here are the facts. The
most recent report of the Depart
ment of Commerce on the sub
ject is that for August, 1950. It
estimates the average individual
income of the people of Oregon
for the calendar year 1949 at
$1448; the national average at
$1330 so that the average for
Oregon is nearly 9 per cent great
er than that of the nation as a
Here are some further facts as
reported by the Oregon Voter:
1. With the exception of that
for 1948, the estimated average
income for 1949 is the largest av
erage income ever estimated for
the state of Oregon.
2.This estimate is the first in
more than 30 which has accorded
Oregon a per capita income that
was not at least 5 percent under
Washington's and 12 percent un
3. The average Income of the
people of Oregon has been high
er than the average for the Unit
ed States as a whole lor more
than 20 years.
4. Between 1940 and 1948 the
average income of Ofregonians
increased by the astounding fi
gure of 237 percent yes, 237 per
cent a percentage increase ex
ceeding that of either California
Knowing the facts, I do not
agree with Mr. Flegel. I do not
agree with Mr. Flegel at all.
I believe that the state of Ore.
gon is alert, aggressive . . that
its people . . and I certainly in
clude the people who have corfie
to Oregon in recent years . . are
the finest people on earth. They
are today united as never before
in the history of the state in a
determined purpose to achieve a
rounded state development at an
ever increasing tempo. Certainly
our situation is far from perfect
But the job is being done . . ag
gressively . . enthusiastically . .
and above all honestly. For two
years now I have traveled thru
every part of this state, talking
with people in all walks of life,
getting down to brass tacks on
their needs and their problems.
And I tell you , . I have found an
inspiring faith in Oregon . . its
future . .and an eager willing
ness to cooperate in the program
we undertook two years ago.
Is Mr. Flegel right? For the
answer just look around the state.
In the past 20 months we have
done more in modernization of
our state institutions than in any
comparable period of Oregon his
tory. At the state hospital in Sa
lem there is a new million and a
half dollar treatment hospital;
there is a new 782 thousand dol
lar ward building. Provision has
been made for a tuberculosis
treatment unit. All these are part
of a 4 million dollar program to
modernize facilities at this hos
pital. At the Eastern Oregon state
hospital there is a hew million
dollar treatment hospital com
pleted last year, a new refriger
ation plant, a new shop building.
They are just part of a million
and a half dollar program at this
At the state prison we're work
ing on a million dollar new cell
block. One has already been
completed at a cost of a half mil
lion dollars. It is a part of a pro.
gram involving, a million 672
.Let's add some more to Mr.
Flegel's education on what is
happening at Oregon state insti
tutions. Perhaps he doesn't know
about the new hospital at Ore
gon Fairview home which is a
part of the half million dollar
there. Perhaps he hasn't taken
the trouble to find out about the
third of a million being spent at
the Eastern Oregon tuberculosis
hospital, or the more than three-
quarters of a million dollars to
improve facilities at the Hill
crest school for girls . . or the
three hundred thousand dollar
program at the state school for
deaf . . or the new 360 thousand
dollar building at the state
school for the blind. He should
find out that our plans for the
Hillcrest school, for the boys
school at Woodburn, and for the
state prison will probably earn
federal ratings placing them
among the very best in the na
tion by 1954. And I suggest that
Mr. Fegel do find out before he
undertakes further slander of
this state and what it is doing.
We have undertaken a compre
hensive program of highway de
velopment on a scale never be
fore attempted in the state. Re
jecting the idea of the deficit
spending advocates, we . are
building our highways on a pay-as-you-go
For years, the friends of con
servation have UTged the coordi
nation of the competing state ag
encies concerned with resource
conservation and development.
Now we have done something
more than Just talk about it. For
the first time, all state agencies
concerned have been brought in
to voluntary cooperation through
regular joint conferences. When
we have worked out the many
difficult problems involved . .
when we are sure that the work
of no agency will suffer by uni
fication . . we wil take the next
step of achieving co-ordination
by legislative action.
For many years, the people of
Oregon have recognized the im
perative necessity of halting
stream pollution by cities and
industries. There has now been
action on this program, too.
stream pollution is being elimi
nated. We are now working on a
time table that assures comple
tion of our program in 1953. And
we are. doing the job co-opera
tively without loss of a slnele In
dustry a possibility that many
For the first time in Oregon
legislative mstory, labor and in
Organize to Rally
Big Majority Here
Realizing the necessity for ac
tion if their candidate is to be
successful at the November 7 el
ection, Republicans of the coun
ty met Wednesday evening to
form a "McKay for Governor"
club. The meeting was in the
form of a dinner at the Elkhorn
restaurant and was attended by
21 members who manifested a
keen interest not only in the re
election of Governor McKay but
in the ticket as a whole.
Loval R. Parker was chosen as
general chairman of tne newiy
formed eroup. J. O. Turner will
act as secretary, and community
directors include Mrs. Elsie
Beach, Lexington; Henry Peter
son, lone; Russell Miller, Board-
man and A. C. Houghton, Irrigon.
Judge Garnet Barratt asked
permission to read Governor Mc
Kay's radio address delivered
over KEX Friday evening. Fol
lowing the reading, several talks
were heard on the political situ
ation, particularly in relation to
the merits of the gubernatorial
condidates. Judge Barratt said he
had known the governor since
1934, at which time the two of
them were serving in the state
senate. Impressions gained of Mr.
McKay at that time were high
ly favorable and his regard for
him had increased throughout
the years, the judge said.
J. O. Turner said he had been
an admirer of Mr. McKay since
his college days when it was his
privilege to nominate the now
governor of Oregon for the then
important post of student body
president at Oregon Agricultural
college. Henry ePterson com
mented on Mr. McKays fine re
cord as a legislator and as gov
ernor and urged his hearers to
work for "Doug" not only at
nome but anywhere in Oregon
they might be.
Attention was called to the
matter -of 'electing a supreme
court justice for the sixth posi
tion. Harold J. Warner, appointee
of Governor McKay to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of
Justice Bailey, is a candidate for
the post but could not get on the
ballot. A write-in campaign is
being conducted in his behalf.
The McKay boosters will hold
another meeting before election,
choosing October 30 as the date
and the Legion hall in lone as
the place. An effort will be made
to secure a speaker.
leadership that believes that its
most important responsibility is
to achieve working coooperation
among people in all walks of life
and in every branch of govern
ment, from the top to the bottom.
I am not the kind of Governor
who is content to sit in a swivel
chair at Salem. A conference ta
ble in a community affected by
a problem may get fewer head
lines than a blustering press re
lease from the capltol; but the
conference table gets more re
dustry joined in the 1949 session
in a cooperative legislative pro
eram. When it was latpr riisrvw.
ered that a seasonality clause of
tne i4 act would not carry out
the intent of this provision, labor
and industrial leaders alike were
prompt in pledging an amend
ment at th 1951 spectrin Thp at.
tempt of certain politicians to
make political hay of the season
ality clause aiea in Dirtn.
New schedules adopted under
the Unemployment Compensa.
tion act added four anrl a half
million dollars to unemployment
compensation cnecks last year.
An industrial safety program
that earned the active participa
tion of both management and la.
bor helDed to makp nnssthln a rp
cord increase in accident bene-
nts paid injured workmen and at
the same time a million riniinr
cut in required employer contri
butions to the State Industrial
Accident Commission fund.
In Public wplfarp a sinnprp rip.
termination to carry out the will
ui uie peopie ior a minimum old
age assistance payment of $50 a
month has increased monthly
payments from $43.86 in June,
i4a, to $ad.t)9 in June of 1950 . . .
has raised Oreeon from 14th to
9th Place in the nation in thp siyp
Ihese are but a few of the
things Oregon is arr-nmnlishincr
They do not scratch the surface
oi wnat is Deing done In state ad
ministration, unnappuy, there is
not time to PO Into what is hpincr
done by counties and cities and
industry. But they are typical of
what can be done when there is
Again, I am inviting sincere
people...seriously concerned about
Oregon ana us iuture .. to Join
with me in the campaign and in
the four vears ahparl. I know th
job ahead is tough ... but with
vour help THE JOB WH.I. RE