L I OR ART U OF 0 Z'JZE N r . 0 5 E . I 07403 86tK Year Number 23 WEATHER Br DON GILLIAM (WnIc of July 22 through 23) South End of county well along in wheat harvest, and quality looks good. See farm news, page 6. THE fa? MW WEflFBUSU. Ill i I M II I .C.r, T.Tk HI Low Free Wednesday 95 58 Thursday 93 63 Friday 82 56 Saturday 87 45 Sunday 91 54 Monday 88 52 Tuesday 85 48 GAZETTE-TIME. Heppner, Oregon 97836, Thursday, July 31, 1969 Price 10 Cents V..; W- ; '. -" 'Hi . ,iii I" "'" " in'' " "m'm North End Gets Insect Control For Sleeping Sickness Outbreak THEY START YOUNG In teaching youngsters mouth-to-mouth resuscitation at the Heppner swim ming pool. Jackie Gentry, 7. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gentry. Heppner. breathes into Re suscianne, a life-like model used to instruct swimming classes at the pooL The model, originated in Norway, was a gift of the local American Red Cross chapter and is used in most classes. (G-T Photo) Measures to control mosquit oos In north Morrow county and western Umatilla county were underway this week in an rf fort to stoD an outbreak of en cephalitis among horses in the area. The disease, commonly known as sleeping sickness, has reach ed major proportions with three horses dead and at least 20 oth er known cases of the disease reported since the end of June. Morrow County Judge Paul Jones last Thursday Rave Jack Wright. State Board of Health employee in Pendleton, permis sion to use county funds to buy a pesticide used in the control. County funds were necessary because the state has no emer gency funds for such a problem. Wright told the judge the problem was very critical. "If it isn't stopped now and is allowed to get into human population, then we've had it," Wright said. ' The disease Is carried by the mosquitoes, and melting of snow packs and spring rains made excellent breed i n g grounds for the insects. The State Department of Ag riculture this spring, noting the conditions, urged horse owners to vaccinate for the disease. The department estimated 700 of the 900 horses in the area had already been vaccinated for the disease when the outbreak occurred, but that it was pos sible not enough time had elapsed for an effective titer to prevent the disease. Morrow county extension agent Harold Kerr Tuesday urg ed all horse owners in the coun ty to vaccinate their animals if thev have not done so. "The 4-H Horse Show in Hepp ner at the fairgrounds on Aug ust 10 and the Morrow County Fair and Rodeo on August 19 24 will bring together a large number of horses and can spread the disease if no pre ventative measures are taken," Kerr said. "Horse owners should consider vaccinating their horses this week so that an immunity can be built up by show time," he said. Two injections are advised, a week apart, Kerr noted. The disease is transmitted to humans in the same manner It is given to animals through mosquitoes, according to officials. Planning Studies Approved for Rock Creek Watershed Project Detailed studies of the Rock Creek small watershed project in Morrow and Gilliam counties have been given the go-ahead Attack Claims Orian Wright, 73, Lifetime Resident One of Morrow county's life time residents, Orian Elmer Wright, died suddenly of a heart attack on the family ranch on Rhea Creek on Friday, July 25, at age 73. He suffered the fa tal attack while irrigating at the ranch and was found by a grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m at the United Methodist church, with Rev. Edwin Cutting con ducting the services. Sacred sel ections were by John Maatta, with Susan Drake as organist Concluding services were at Heppner Masonic cemetery, with ritualistic services by Willows Lodge No. 66, IOOF, Heppner. Arrangements were under the direction of Sweeney Mortuary. Contributions may be made to the Oregon Heart Fund in his memory. Orian Elmer Wright was born November 11, 1895, on the same ranch on Rhea Creek which was homesteaded by his grandfath er, Albert Wright, one of Mor row county's pioneer settlers. His father was Silas A. Wright and his mother was Martha Cantwell Wright, daughter of other early pioneers. He was united in marriage to Willa Pearl LeTrace, also of pio neer heritage, in the Heppner Methodist church on December 24, 1917. The couple observed their golden wedding anniver sary at a family reception De cember 17. 1967. They made their first home on the family homestead, and with his broth er, Delbert, operated the farm until his retirement in 1959 when thev moved into Heppner. Their youngest son, Albert, is currently the fourth generation to operate the ranch. Mr. Wright was a member of the United Methodist church, Rhea Creek Grange, Willows Lodge No. 66, IOOF, and the Heppner Golden Age club. He loved the out-of-doors and was active in fishing and hunting. He is survived by his widow, Pearl; three sons, Clayton of Hermiston, Robert of Umatilla, and Albert of Heppner; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Richard Joan) Zimmer man, preceded him in death. by the U. S. Soil Conservation Service, Sen. Mark O. Hatfield said this week. The multi-purpose project is sponsored by the Heppner and Gilliam Soil and Water Conser vation Districts and the Rock Creek Water Control district. Preliminary reports of the project were completed by the State Engineer in August of 1968. The State Engineer and the Federal Sou Conservation Service will develop the plan ning, which will begin immed iately. The watershed project, center ed mostly in Gilliam county, would cover 237,190 acres, ac cording to preliminary reports. Included is a reservoir of 15,000 acres. An estimated 1,620 new acres would be opened to irrigation, while some 1,228 acres will get supplemental irrigation. The headwaters of the creek extend into Morrow county past Hardman, near Board creek. Preliminary studies were re quested of the state engineer by No Flood Relief Due for Taxpayers Morrow county taxp a y e r s whose property was hit by floods in early June will not get any relief in taxes even if dam age changed the market value of the property, it was learned Monday. In a Setter to Mrs. Joyce Ritch. special assessor for the county, C. H. Mack, director of the Oregon State Department of Revenue, said the assessment date was previous to the flood, so no changes in the tax roll could be made. Assessment date was January 1. 1969, the director explained. Taxpayers will not receive their statements until some time in September or October, Mrs. Ritch said. The letter did leave open the possibility that damage could be figured in next year's assess ment, however. 'The area flooded should be checked for the 1970 assessment roll to see if damage caused by the flood has gone unrepaired and as a result has affected the market value of the property," Mack noted. "Also, a check should be made of sales occur ing in the area since the flood to see if the market recognizes past flooding and possibility of future floods." Rep. Irvin Mann, Jr., Stanfield, made the inquiry of Mack for Mrs. Ritch. the Gilliam County Soil and Wa ter Conserva t i o n District, through an application for fed eral funds of Public Law 566, the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. In the plan, two dam sites were found feasible for the wa tershed. The major site, known as the Ghost Camp site, is located just inside Gilliam county three miles downstream from where Highway 206 crosses Rock creek. The pool of the dam would re quire the highway to be raised if it were built. The second dam site is near Lonerock, at the mouth of the Buckhorn canyon. Both dam sites were consid ered for flood control as well as irrigation, according to the preliminary report. Turner Is Appointed To U of Oregon Post Donald E. Turner, Lexington cattle and wheat rancher and former Portland. Husinessniaii, has been named Director of Special Gifts for the University of Oregon Development Fund, the non-profit corporation which receives, administers, and man ages gifts to the University. Turner, who will move to Eug ene in early August, will be gin his duties at the University September 1. He began operating the fam ily wheat and cattle ranch at Lexington in 1928. He had been associated with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, Wis., since 1953 and was public relations officer for the First National Bank of Portland from 1949 to 1952. Turner, was Morrow county chairman of the Republican Central Committee from 1963-to 1965 and served as treasurer of the Republican Party in Oregon during 1966. A 1942 graduate of the Univer sity of Oregon, from which he received a bachelor of science degree, Turner also holds a bachelor of laws degree from Northwestern College of Law in Portland. His wife, Janet, is a 1946 Ore gon graduate. The Turners are the parents of Mrs. Douglas (Virginia) Burpee, class ol I9b7 of the University of Oregon; Jeffrey Turner, a junior at Ore gon; and an eight-year-old son, Thomas. There is no vaccination for humans. There are two types of the disease, that which horses and humans get, and that which hu mans alone get. The latter kind is known as St. Louis equine encephalitis and is a more serious disease. It is not evident until it is con tracted by a human. The disease affects the ner vous system and eventually causes brain damage. While the measures to be ta ken this week were not expect ed to be permanent, it was hop ed they would reduce the mos quito population enough to less en the chance humans would be attacked. The pesticide used is a gran ular one, Judge Jones said. It is applied by a whirlwind back pack seeder to stagnant water areas, and dissolves in the wa ter. Persons are urged to use re pliants in the early evening to combat the insects. JIIIIIIHIIflllllllllllMIIIIIIHIIIMIfilliliilMiliiinillMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIMMIIIMIIIIIIIMIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIHMIIIMIIIIIIIII'S Jaycees Announce Tug-of-War Bid Morrow County's Jaycees, in search of the lost cup denoting the champions of the annual Queen's Coro nation Tug-of-War, have once again Issued a challenge to their elders, the Heppner-Morrow County Chamber of Commerce. Asking that he not be Identified, a Jaycee mem ber said the group is making the challenge through the Gazette-Times. "Have you noticed any of the Chamber members with a wary and uneasy look about them lately?" the challenge reads, "glancing behind them as they plod the streets of Heppner?" - "They realize the Queen's Coronation is coming and that means the Tug-of-War again with the mighty Morrow County Jaycees." it goes on. Admitting defeat last year, the younger members allow, "Although the 'Chamber members defeated their younger foes last year, we (the Jaycees) are out for complete revenge and vow to show our superior strength and mastery over the oldies by regaining the coveted v cup (which,, they better find)." . ; .v , ' ' The cup has been lost through the Chamber's neg ligence, the Jaycee member told the Gazette-Times. Meanwhile, there are rumblings among the Jay. cees about the odds in last year's contest which they feel were too great to overcome. The Chamber won the event over the Jaycees. Adding a final blast at the Chamber, the younger men conclude, "So Chamber members, you are hereby challenged to make a-bowing with your tired bottoms pulling and your heels a-plowlng." The Jaycees sponsor the event, which fetes 1969 Morrow County Fair and Rodeo Queen Sheila Luciani and her court. It will be held Saturday, August 9 at the rodeo grounds. More details on activities will be announced next week. nillllllMIIMIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiMiiitMIIIIIIIIIHIIIIMIIMll. Fair and Rodeo Princess Sherri O'Brien Next in Line for Saturday Dance Honors Offset Printing Told to Chamber The process of offset printing, and how news gets into print, was discussed Monday by Jim Eardley, managing editor of the East Oregonian in Pendleton. Eardley was the guest of the Heppner-Morrow County Cham ber of Commerce at its regular luncheon meeting. "My idea of news and your idea of news may be two dif ferent things," Eardley told the members. He noted immediacy is not as important now as it was five years ago. Most of today's news emanates from public agencies, the news paperman said, and most of the news is of disasters. Speaking of offset printing, to which the Pendleton paper con verted several years ago. Eard ley said it "is a photographic process." In the method, type is set by machines resembling typewriters rather than by linotype ma chines with lead type, as is done in conventional methods. The type is pasted on page size sheets, then is photograph ed. The negative of the photo graph is then burned into a thin metal plate, Eardley said. It is this metal plate, by trans-1 ferring an image to a rubber roller, which prints on paper. Along with Eardley was Stan Thompson, an E-O employee who works both in news and in the mechanical department of the newspaper. Thompson will write A-2 and B league sports for the paper this coming school year, Eard ley said. i m wfitimtw&frwtySX ri'f t-iv'-qt artrnrmiii mr-iTum-; tt-' "if j-'fY'r,m'nf "'" jj p - - - ' - ;. I .1 l -1 n -. i I i PRINCESS SHERRI LYNN O'BRIEN Last in this year's series of princess dances will honor Prin cess Sherri Lynn O'Brien, Satur day evening, August 2, at the county fair pavilion. The fol lowing Saturday is scheduled to be a coronation fun-evening ana aance ror yueen bheiia Lu ciani, completing the series which honors individuals of the royal court. Music for this dance will be furnished by 'The Misfortunes' of Dallesport, Wn from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Princess Sherri, attractive brown-eyed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat OBrien, is represent ing the Heppner Wranglers Rid ing club, of which she has been a lifetime member. Sherri developed a love for riding when a small girl, and even though her parents reside in town she rides some each day on her favorite 3-vear-old registered gelding quarter horse, "Hirea Monkey". She has com peted in many of the Wrangler Play Day events, has helped friends in cattle drives, and par ticipated in 4-H horse shows. She is an active member of the 4-H Empire Builders and assists with their projects. For the past three vears Sherri has appeared in parades with the fair and rodeo courts, ac companying them as one of the permanent pennant bearers. This year she is thrilled to ride as a member of "the royalty". She has completed seven years in the 4-H horse club, has won ribbons in the county 4-H shows, and has been a two-year com petitor in showmanship and horsemanship at the state fairs. She attended 4-H summer school for three years. Princess Sherri was born in Walla Walla. Wn., September 26, 1951, and is the only child in the family. She came to Hepp ner with her parents when a small baby, and has grown to young womanhood here. She at tended all of her years of grade and high school here, and has been a popular student. Her charm and personality radiated with enthusiasm as she led her schoolmates as a varsity cheer leader her junior and senior years. She was a member of the pep club, Girls' League, Fu ture Homemakers of America, Girls' Athletic Association, pho tography club, on the annual and Hehisch staff, and served as secretary of her junior class. She plans to enroll this fall in Blue Mountain Community College in a liberal arts course, ana continue her interests in riding by joining the College Rodeo Club. Queen Sheila and her court and chanerone. Mrs. DimDle Munkers, traveled to Joseph last week-end with their horses to participate in Chief Joseph Days celebration on Saturday. They were one of several visit ing courts who were entertain ed at a noon luncheon, and rode in the grand entry at the af ternoon rodeo show before re turning home for the dance of Princess Janet. The O'Briens will entertain the court and their parents at a dinner at their home this Sat urday evening prior to the dance. Rodeo Board Leaders On Chamber Program Charley Daly, chairman of the Morrow county rodeo com mittee, and Tom Currin, direct or of publicity, will be guest speakers at the luncheon meet ing of the Heppner-Morrow county Chamber of Commerce on Monday. The two will discuss plans which are developing for the annual rodeo on August 23 and 24, and the part chamber mem bers will have in it, according to Mrs. Avon Melby, program chairman.