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RflQRROW COUNTY'S PROORESS I960 IS REVIEWED
if Heppner, Oregon, Thursdoy, December 29, I960
11 II Or
77th Year, Number 43
Action to request the legltla
ture tu chance Oregon tax tat
utes as they refer to fraternal
and other organization was tak
en Tuedy night t meeting
of some fifty people at the Leu
Ington Crange hall.
The meeting had been called
to protest the recent Interpreta
tion of the law which would now
require taxes from fraternal and
other organization on real prop
Gerald F. Bartz, Salem, attor
ney fr the Oregon State Tax
Commission, said that the new
Interpretation wai the result of
action by the 13M legislature
when it removed from the stat
utes a phrase readinf "or for the
sole convenience or Its members
In the charitable and organize
tlonal section of the tax law.
He said as the law now reads
the tax commission was obligat
Governor Mork Hatfield ond Judge Oscar Peterson looking over plans of the site of the new town led to Interpret the law as re
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of Boardmcrn to be built when the John Day dam Is completed.
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Of School Problems
Citizens of the Heppner-Lcx-
I Ington area are Invited to attend
quiring taxes of fraternal and
other organizations, upon ques
Honing he said that the tax
could be retroactive to the 1955
date but Indicated that that was
not now the Intention of the com
Not Just lodges and granges
would be affected by the chang
cd application of the law. was a
nolnt brought out at the meet
Ine. In fact, almost all organiza
Hons except strictly charitable
ones and churches would now
me wgnis un lor r.uucauon pru- i tM , ,h, ...... on Dr0D
cram at Heppner hlc;h school ... ,h
gym on Thursday evening, Jan.
5, at 7:30 p.m.
This program is being spon-
erty owned by the group
Many In the audience claimed
that small organizations would
be forced to break. as they
sored locallv bv the HcDDiierl
More than 200 persons attended the dedication of the new U- chapter of the PTA and the Hep- xne thought that the tax com
erary-Museum j Duiiaing woy . ine Duua.ng w pner local of the Oregon Educa- mlss.on wa. .just discouraging
Mrs. Amanaa uuvau 10 resiaenis oi morrow coumy o a. iun- . Aecnlatlrn Plan mil for .u- n..i- -i,.io ,nj
orial to her late husband Harry and their daughter Enna. The tio" 't"" : tli AlZihe "ttle associations and get-
cost was over $70,000, built by McCormack Construction Co-Pendie- ui ireu!.. iuvcui.8 . nng lis rooi insiae ine aoor
ui me rirt uy a vcin u a3 iu i was aavancea. ine question OI
ton, and it is one of the most modern buildings in Heppner,
make the two meetings coincide,
The program will enable local
citizens to get a pre-view of edu
cation and child welfare Issues
which will be presented in some
form to the 1961 Oregon leglsla
Panelists will include L,
Dick. Robert Van Houte, D. O,
Nelson, Gordon Pratt, Mrs. Char
les Huggctt, Lowell Chally, Mrs,
H. R. Fulleton, Mrs. William
Heath, and Hillard Brown.
New Year's Eve
Holiday of Year
One more major holiday re
mains to be celebrated this year
-the one which traffic officials
dread the most, next to Christ
Morrow County Grain Growers officers elected to serve for 1961 axe mas, and for the same reasons.
shown at the annual meeting held at the fair annex building wov. Drinking drivers too much
21. From left to right: Paul Jones, president; Elmer Palmer, vice h,r, 0H ., ' a llcaiiv
K.wcUwUu J I u J .l ,n,th, onn t nno
uctKA lKjaA ctitu ncauiti
combirie to make the last two
holidays of the year the most
dangerous, according to Vern L,
Hill, chairman of the Oregon
LOCAL HEWS HAPPENINGS
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heinrich
from Portland are visiting her
family, Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Blake.
Visiting the Claud Cox family
were their son and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. Clair Cox of Corvallis. Mr.
Cox is a realtor and Mrs. Cox
is secretary to the Dean of Edu
cation at O.S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Dick, Sr.
of Helena, Montana spent the
Christmas weekend with their
sons and families, Mr. and Mrs,
L. E. Dick, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs.
Spending the holidays with the
L. E. Dick, Jr. family are her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. For
sythe from Rydenvood, Wash, and
a nephew, Lynn Forsythe of
Mr. and Mrs. Keith S. Mar
shall, daughter, Julia Lee, and
sons, Keith and Tony of Sweet
Home, spent Christmas vacation
at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Hughes.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hughes and
four children spent the Christ
mas weekend at Xewberg with
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Visiting with Mr. and Mrs.
Frank E. Parker over the week
end were her sister and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nelson and
Mrs. Emily Nelson all of Port
land. ' I
Christmas Day guests at the Traffic Safprv fnmmlsslnn.
Loyal Parker home were Mr. and Last New Yea, four DeoDle
Mrs. A. C. Heyden, Stanfield died ln Oregon during the 30.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Heyden of nour hollday peri0d. Another 88
Klamath Falls, Mr and Mrs. were injured ,n the 2T7 traffic
Harlan Devin of Condon, and Mr. arriAnta tk- r,w Tho
and Mrs. Boyd Devin of Everett, hoUday this year wlll cover 78
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spaulding.
daughters Janice and Judy Bran
non and granddaughter Tami
spent Christmas with her mother,
Mrs. Jessie Simpson at Spring
field. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Thompson
and family of Portland were here
for the holidays visiting their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Case
and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomp
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Padberg
and daughter, Mary Evelyn
Tucker, are visiting with their
sons and families in Portland
Word was received here by
Mrs. Joe Hughes that their son
William B. Hughes is now stat
ioned at Bomberg, Germany
with the U. S. Army since Dec. 2.
Mrs. Harry Duvall had as her
guests during the holidays and
for Christmas dinner," Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon Waid, Loren and
Lois Wickersham of Portland, Mr.
and Mrs. Niel White, Pilot, Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd Waid. Ukiah. and
Miss Ler.na Waid, Stanfield.
Hill said he hoped everyone
would exercise common-sense
while celebrating the arrival of
the New Year and urged New
Year's eve hosts to provide trans
portation home for guests who
"When It comes to driving," he
said, "overindulgence means any
more than one cocktail." Those
who have "one last drink for the
road, may be having their last
period," he concluded.
whether or not churches would
be next came up several times
and the group was told that "a
school of thought existed in the
state legislature that ALL forms
of wealth should be on the tax
rolls, Including church proper
Bartz stressed that broadening
the tax base would help remove
the load of heavy taxes from the
landowner. Opinion of the group
seemed to be that as now writ
ten the tax would merely be an
other tax on the same people.
A resolution that the group go
on record to ask the state legis
lature "that either a moratorium
of one to two years for further
study be granted, or a base ex
emption of $25,000 gross valua
Plant for 1961 Reveal
iiTi rrpirtentaMvf ever.' ef
are r,- ira n rl.iute in
this Uur ttt the paper; ridny S
lrr,!fUrit toil- lire ni f
On t'f t!i events Mch nvtv
have far teaching rcfii'tl fr all
residents nf Morrow county is
the relca at the Bardman
fc-mMnc Ran,? and the stste cf
Oivgun acquiring the ran; and
adj'inlnjt land for a future Space
Ae Industrial Park.
Taking psrt In this enture
were many H'rwms; Coeri.r
Mark llitfirld. Centre I u n a I
rrpfewnttlf and senators
front Oregon. Ju'lfe IVtemm and
he county court, members at lh
Port of Morrow, and private cit
izens Mho gae cptlons to buy
heir land, to name few. A six
county planning and develop.
ment rommlMlon 1 one linmed-
ate result of the work of those
uho have promoted the Idea of
he change from a little used
bombing range to a center of
ndustry In the Bonntman area.
It has taken a great deal of
i rk from members of both pol
itical parties to gain the objec
tive cf getting this strategically
located large parcel of land free
for private Industry- No -announcement
has been made of
any Industry moving to the new
park during 1900 but those work
ing on the project indicate that View ol Heppner's Itrat stirm-matlcct, new location for Central
progrfKS Is being made and that Market owned by Mr. and Mrs. Clinton McQuarrU. The 40x100
several large industries are In- foot building, containing all new fixtures, held a Grand Opening
tervsted In the prize location be- March 19.
cause of Its unusual natural ad-
Soil Conservation Man of the Year. John Cravts of Haidman. Is
shown hue receiving a pen st fiora Raymond French during
the farm City banquet held tn Heppner in November, I960.
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AnnountTment of a gas pipe
line being laid across Morrow
county was made during the
Progressive Farm Practlcee
Agricultural Income suffered a
setbeak from 1939 which was a
bumper year. Going Into the
year with deficient soil moisture,
hot summer matured grain
prematurely, cutting yields a
third from 1959 and reducing
duality considerably. Income
from livestock and livestock pro- I
ducts was down also due mainly '
to a drop In beef calf prices and IL.
a steadily declining lamb mar
On the brighter side of the
farm picture Is the Increasing
technology or "know-how" of
doing things better. Increasing
grain yields and improvement of
livestock quality have raised the
standards of living of Morrow
county farmers and another crop
will be seeded with the expec
tation of harvesting the largest
Voters of Morrow county adop
ted a special serial levy ln the
amount of $130,000 per year for
four years for the purpose of
building schools and adding to
those already in use in the
county. A building site lor a
new Heppner-Lexington high
school was purchased west of
the city from Frank S. Parker
and a road is now being com
pleted to the site with construc
tion expected to start early next
year on the first unit.
The Morrow County scnooi
District was granted title to the
property of the Boardman school,
which had Deen in cioudi aue 10
loss of title; and won a court
Will Be Feted
New Mayor Al Lamb
Gar Leyva's Father
Dies While Visiting
tlon be made part of the law," . decision ln the Oregon Supreme
was Dassed bv those present. court regarding placement oi
RmmoniH tn the ProUD Irom Biuaems unuw uicinii6iiu,UUi,
minHPB ivpri 12 seDarate law,
rTnniTattnn and these will be One of the oldest DUiiamgs
Fifty-three 4 II leaders and 17
Junior loaders will be honored at
an annual 4 II leaders banquet
sponsored by the Pacific Power
and Light Co. on January 4. lone
PTA women will serve the group
i at 6:30 p.m. In the lone school
M. Baker and Mrs. Harold Snid
er, 4-H leaders serving on the
Leader pins and certificates,
sponsored by the U. S. National
Banks, will be presented to the
leaders.' A special 4-H alumni
award, sponsored by the OHn
Hueo Lewa. 70. Lakevlew, Matheson Company, win De pre-
oassed away suddenly Christmas sented to Mrs. Walter Wright as
Day while visiting at the home winner or tne Mare m aiumni
of his son, Gerald, ln Lexington, award.
He and his wife had recently Mrs. Roberta Fralser, family
celebrated their fiftieth wedding life specialist of Oregon State
annlversarv in Lakevlew. College, wlll be the featured
Mr. Leyva was bom in Call- fPoauor or me evening discuss-
fl. on TW 12 18o.fl. He was nK unuersianuuiK
nnnanr nt thJ Mrs. William Rawlins, 4-H
onu v. ..,111 on
Rnmmor I.flk. Wl dllfe Game -uu,u ' V,LC ".. v
T,- T nlrniilnur nntll h I a . 83 tOBSt m IS trCSS.
(Iromont TIo wns A mpmhpr of I
the Episcopal church. FLUE FIRE
itp U mirvlvpd hv his wife Mae. The Heppner fire truck, man-
Lakevlew; one son, Gerald, Lex- ned by Chief Ruggles and Bill
Ineton: a sister. Linda Ford, Pat- Farra, responded to a call to the
encouraged to work both on the
local and state level to get this
action from the state legislature
when It convenes next month
Present were members of the
five Granges In Morrow county,
the lone Masons, Heppner IOOF,
Heppner Elks, Condon Elks, Con
don American Legion and farmer-owned
Taking part In answering
questions besides Bartz were
Frank Weatherford, state repre
sentative, Arlington; Stafford
Hansel, state representative,
Umatilla county; Morrow County
Judge Oscar Peterson; Morrow
County Assessor Harry Dinges;
and Gilliam County Sheriff Vol-
in town, dating from 1903, was
torn down to make way for pro
press when Mr. and Mrs. Clin
ton McQuarrie purchased the
Heppner Garage on Main Street
and had It torn down to pro
vide parking space for their new
super-market. The Central Mar
ket Is one of the most modern
stores in the state. Grand open
ing was held March 19.
New Museum and Parish Hall
Heppner became the proud
seat of a museum for housing
and displaying the relics of ear-
Her days with the completion
of the Library-Museum In May.
The building, costing over
$70,000, was a gift of Amanda
Duvall to the people of the
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Rice were
in Seattle over Christmas visit
ing with their son and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rice.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schaffitz were
in Portland Thursday taking
Neal Penland who left by train
for Livermore, Calif, to visit his
parents, the Bob Penlands. Re
turning to Heppner with the
Schaffitz was her mother, Mrs.
The Raymond Fergusons were
in Seattle lor Christmas with
their daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Kelly.
Tho mpftina snonsored bv the county as a memorial for her late
Lexineton Grange, was presided husband, Harry, and their
over by Kenneth Smouse and daughter, Erma.
called by Orville Cutsforth. A new parish hall was built
by St. ratricK s cainoiic cuurtn.
The modern building was con
structed at a cost of about $55,000
exclusive of furnishings. Dedi
cation of the new building Feb.
, 21 was conducted by Bishop Llep
! zig, Bishop of Baker, and was at
tended by Catholic dignitaries
from all over Eastern Oregon.
The hall has fulfilled a need
in the community, providing a
center for social activities as well
as serving its main function for
High Vote Interest
Ninety-eight percent or an
all-time high, of the registered
J. F. (Johnny) McMillan. Lex-1 voters In the county cast tneir
ington, celebrated his 82nd birth- j ballots in the national election
day with a party in September. In November; a new member.
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terson, Calif.; two grandchildren. Floyd Jones ranch on Hlnton
Short services were held Mon- Creek about 8 a.m. Wednesday
rtav at the Creswick Mortuary morning. The flue fire was out
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with the Rev. Bruce Spencer of- wnen ine rrucit arnveu, nowevcr.
fiHatlncr nrlor to cremation in The house is occupied by the
Wnlla Walla. Memorial services James Wllhelm family. No dam
were conducted in Lakevlew on age to the building was reported.
Correction on Story
Milton ueigei, irngon, was sr n p r
appointed to the county court; wr BonR or c w
the city of Heppner elected live It ha. hen called to our at-
new city council members and a tPntlon that there was an error
new mayor, Al Lamb; the Rural ln ast weed's gtory headed Bank
Fire District voted a tax base, of Eastern Orecon Pays Third
set a budget, ana is now in oper- Dividend. Though this was the
atlon with protection provided third consecutive dividend paid
on a contract basis with the city; sInpe the iocai branch opened.
new, brighter street lights were ,t was tM twelfth dividend since
installed, giving more uiumina- th rnir,r.anv was orsanlzed in
tlon to tne aown-iown aisinci; 1945,
the city took delivery on a new Tne $10 divldend paid last
fire truck; major additions to week was one dollar more than
the city water lines were made; thp S! na,fl tn 195q and 195a
and new houses were added to A11 Btoek ln tne ban was org.
the city with the annexation of lnaIlv soid onv t0 residents in
Barratt's Addition east or Hep- Morrow and Gilliam counties,
pner. DUt js not restricted to residents
At lone Charles O Connor was . thos counties now. However.
re-elected mayor and Joe Tatone all stockholders do live in the
was re-elected mayor at uoara- t rountles eXceDtln2 two in-
man. Don Adams was cnosen 10 divlduals who have moved away.
serve as mayor or irngon.
lone State Champs
In the sports field, lone high
school captured the state cham
pionship trophy for 8-man foot
ball, going through the season
with an undefeated team.
Weather-wise the county ex
perienced a little variety In 1960
with January showing a temper
ature of 2 degrees above and 14
Inches of snow falling in a
week's time. On the other hand,
July had the hottest recorded
temperature ln 19 years with the
mercury climbing to 103 degrees.
Many lives were touched in
ways not mentioned in this brief
resume of events. For those of
you who enjoyed a good year,
we wish another year as pros
perous; for the others, we extend
the hope that a New Year al
LEGION ATJX. MEETING
The American Legion Auxil
iary will meet Jan. 3 at Mrs.
Frank Hamlin's bom with the
meeting to start at 8:00 p-m.
Maximum temperature, 44
Rainfall for Uie week was .09
of an inch. Total for the year
Is 13.34 Inches.