The Hermiston herald. (Hermiston, Or.) 19??-1984, February 28, 1935, Image 1

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Commercial Club Will Meet In
Legion Hall; More Boy Scout
Dues Needed.
At the regular Hermiston Com­
mercial club meeting Tuesday night
President W. J. Warner read a let­
ter which had been sent to Senator
Steiwer and Representative Pierce
at Washington in the interest of
maintaining all equipment now on
the government landing field near
Umatilla. The contents of the letter
“It is rumored by airline employ­
ees press reports that the gov­
ernment landing field north of Her­
miston is liable to be abandoned and
the personnel and equipment moved
to Arlington.
“This field Is under the Depart­
ment of Commerce’ and is a radio
range monitoring station. It main­
tains 24-hour teletype service, is a
radio broadcast and receiving sta­
tion and there are three radio oper­
ators on duty continuously.
"This intermediate landing field
is an established link in the Port­
land-Spokane airway and is located
at the junction of the Portland-
Spokane and Portland-Salt Lake air­
ways. It Is at the west entrance to
the Wallula gap and at the south
nd of the proposed Umatilla rapids
dam. It is claimed by pilots to be an
eveellent all-way, all-weather land-
ine field. There Is invested in equip-
ent and improvements about $20,-
000 and It is the only government
government lighted and
equipped field in Umatilla county,
•nd the only lighted and radio-equip­
ped field of an ydescription in the
north end of Umatilla county.
"We feel that the taking away
from this station of any part ot its
present service, will be the entering
wedge for the practical abandon­
ment of the whole field. This, we
think, would bea calamity to this
locality, particularly in view ot the
possibility of the early construction
of the Umatilla dam. There is al­
ready a field at Arlington which can
be fully equipped without taking
awav from this field.
"We ask that you Interest your­
self In this matter and use your best
efforts to .the end that the present
field and facilities remain intact."
The club also voted to hold the
next meeting in the American Leg­
ion hall instead of the hotel. This
was thought to be a better plan due
to the fact that many who do not
now attend the dinner meeting will
feel free to be present at the regular
business session.
The Boy Scout committee report­
ed that only one-third of the total
amount of funds needed to carry on
the work in this district was collect­
ed through personal dues.
Alton Clark Pharmacist.
Alton B. Clark, pharmacist for the
Thompson Drug Company of Pen-
dleton for six years and a graduate
of Oregon State college. is now em-
ployed by the Hermiston Drug Com­
pany. Mr. Clark Is filling the vacan­
cy left by Jamess Clayton who has
accepted a position as salesman for
the Lilly Co., with headquarters at
Salem. Mr. Clark and his wife will
make their home in the Southard
residence on Hermiston avenue.
Weather Report.
Max. Min.
February 21 .......... ——- 53 —• 34
February 22 ..................
57 — 4.
February 23 - ----------------- 51 ™ 23
February 24 —.............
52 —- 24
February 25 ------------------ 51 — 19
February 26 _______ _—- 49 —• 17
February 27 ................... — 57 •••• 30
Precipitation was .04.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hewitt and
family spent the week end with rel­
atives in Meacham. Mrs. Hewitt's
sister, Alta Gerdes, stayed at the
Gorham home during their absence.
Lynne Ranney and Gus Vaccino
spent Thursday in Pasco.
Mrs. Ray Brown and Miss Mabel
Brown were Walla Walla visitors
during the week end. Miss Brown
had her tonsils removed while there.
Mrs. I. Skoubo returned home
Thursday from Portland, but her
daughter Frances remained there
under the doctor’s care.
The Thimble club of the Ladies
Aid society met last Friday after-
noon at the home of Mrs. H. E.
Waite. The afternoon was spent
in sewing on the club work.
Mrs. A. Shannon of Hermiston has
rented the Highway Inn and plans
to take posession about the first of
the month. Mrs. Eva Warner has
been in charge of it for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Nickerson who
have been helping Mrs. Warner, plan
to leave Wednesday for Boise, Ida­
ho, where they will make their
The officers and workers of the
church enjoyed a pot luck dinner in
the basement after church last Sun­
day and made plans for the Sunday
School and church work.
A surprise dinner was given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Barlow
last Friday evening In honor of Mrs.
Willard Nickerson’s birthday. Cov­
ers were laid for Mr. and Mrs. Nic­
kerson and Joyce, and Mr. and Mrs.
Theron Anderson motored to Imb­
ler Friday evening, returning here
Sunday. He was accompanied as
far as La Grande by Noel Kilts and
Mrs. Charles Nickerson and Edith.
Mrs. Gladys Fortier, Mrs. Nelson,
Misses Harney, Burkholder and Ruff
motored to Hermiston Sunday.
Mrs. Madge Cartwright spent the
week end at her home in Baker.
S. L. Hollinger was a business vi­
sitor in Portland last week.
A number of Boardman young
folks attended the dance at Irrigon
Saturday night.
Eben Uthe visited in Boardman
Saturday and Sunday.
Mike Healy is reported to be do­
ing nicely after having his tonsils
removed Tuesday. He expects to
leave the hospital Saturday. He is
in a Yakima hospital recovering
from air appendicitis operation.
Mr. and Mrs. 8. C. Edwards have
traded their ranch here to Mr. and
Mrs. Tannehill for property near
Glendale, Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
wards and nephew, Carl Peterson,
will leave this week for their new
location. They have made their
home here for the past year, coming
here from Florida.
Miss Mary Healy of The Dalles
spent several days here last week
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike
Mvsterv and mirth are the order
of the dav at the Oasis theatre this
week where Dr. X will appear in
person Fridav and Saturday. He
knows all, sees all. and tells all.
Tala your troubles to him.
On the screen is “The Runaway
Oneen.” with Anna Nea ele In the
tile role. Tt is a ray, modern satir;
Irai eomedv. based on Oscar Strauss
famous oneretta. "The Queen."
That famous cartoon "The Big
Bad Wolf” completen the program.
Described as one of the most hn-
man and dramatic screen stories of
the year. Tease T.. Lasky's "The
White Parade,” a For Film produc­
tion. will be seen at the Oasis thea­
tre on Sundar and Mondar.
Loretta Toung and John Boles
play the leading roles in thia first
of all films to deal with the student
nurse—her training days, her heart
aches and her happiness in servies.
To judge from advance accounts, the
picture sets a new high for faithful-
pees to life and for discovering heart
throbs, pathos and laughter in the
mot realistic of material:
Scouts Present Interesting
Program for Fathers and
Ninety-two fathers and sons were
present at the annual banquet spon­
sored by the Hermiston Boy Scout
troop Thursday evening, February
21, in the basement of the Metho­
dist church. Rev. W. A. Briggs acted
as toastmaster, and the ladies of the
Methodist church served the delici­
ous dinner.
One of the highlights on the pro­
gram was a talk by Scout Executive
Robert R. Hayes of the Blue Moun­
tain Council of Walla Walla. Mr.
Hayes revealed that the cost of
crime In the United States per per­
son was *9.10, against the cost of
supporting all national and local
scout work, which Is only five cents
per capita. Maintenance of the Blue
Mountain Council is considerably
higher due to scattered, sparcely set­
tled districts, he said.
Mr. Hayes urged continued sup­
port of the scout work by pointing
out the advantages offered to boys
in building character and develop­
ing an individual sense of responsi­
The "Meaning of the Scout Oath”
was given by Bill Jackson as another
feature of the program. This was
followed by an "Ode to Our Dads”
by Julius Gimble Jr.; music by the
Follett boys: “Meaning of the Scout
Good Turn” by Fred Hensel; “Toast
to Our Boys" by Roy Thomas; music
by the Marble boys; and a reading
by Herbert Skovbo.
The banquet was said to be one of
the most successful given here in
recent years with the majority of
the program presented by the Boy
Scouts themselves.
The Hermiston Community Park
survey started Monday following an
allocation of *220 by the SERA. The
survey is being d.rected by Harry
Wessell of Stanfield and Raymond
Longhorn of Hermiston, and at its
completion, which is estimated to
take three weeks, all Information
will be turned over to a landscape
engineer and plans will be drawn.
Equipment used in making the
survey and office space is being fur­
High School Notes
nished by the Hermiston Irrigation
The park site consists of
The Senior class of Boardman Hi district.
have set the date for their play, 73 acres.
"The Mill of the Gods," for March
22nd. The cast selected is as fol­
lows: Lawrence, Alan Chaffee: Ter­ HEPPNER BANK TO PAY
ry, Delbert Mackan; Mr. Jefferson, 30 PER CENT DIVIDEND.
Vernon Partlow; Ken, Fred Slang-
er; Patty. Elsie Wilson: Selina, Im­
The Farmers & Stockgrowers’ Na­
ogene Wilson: Golda, Zelda Carpen- tional bank of Heppner is to pay its
•er: Mrs. Jefferson, Margueritte depositers in full, according to J. L.
Harford. Mrs. Nelson will coach Gault, receiver.
the play.
An RFC loan to augment the
A large crowd of Boardman fans funds now on hand so as to permit
attended the game at Heppner Fri­ a dividend of 30 per cent, or an
day night when Boardman high was amount sufficient to fully liquidate
defeated by a score of 27-19. The that bank’s deposits, has been ar­
second team won over Heppner 20-6. ranged.
Echo defeated the Boardman team
This dividend will be available
on the local floor by a score of 20- probably about March.
The girls Athletic association is
planning a lively "Play-day" for
April 12 th. Girls from Umatilla.
Arlington and Irrigon have been in­
vited. The committee appointed to
plan the day are: Elsie Wilson. Ada
May Harford. Lorraine Dillabough
and Virginia Compton. So far they
have decided to have registration at
one o’clock, then mixing games,
games involving teams and later
lunch will be served by the G.A.A.
A posture queen and her princesses
will be choeen.
Babv Bonds Now Available.
United States savings bonds are
now available at the Hermiston nost
office In units as low as *25, which
now cost only *18.75. These bonds
win be redeemed by the govern­
ment. if the owner desires, at any
time after sixty days from the issue
date. Their redemotion value is at
the cost price during the first year
but thereafter Increases every six
months until the maximum return is
obtained by the owner for the full
ten years.
Walter Ivers Will Sveak.
Walter R. Myers, field secretary
for the Oregon Christian Endeavor,
will speak to the young people Sun­
day. March 1, In the Hermiston
Union church during the Sunday
school hour,
to be amused.—Thomas Carlyle.
At a meeting of the Hermiston
Rod & Gun club Friday night, Feb­
ruary 22, plans were made which
called for cooperation with the Uma­
tilla Project Farm Bureau and local
business men in arranging a cam­
paign for extermination of crows
and magpies. Cash bounties for
crow and magpie eggs and prizes for
high scores on magpies and crows
killed will be offered in the cam­
paign. The prize list is not yet com­
plete but it was pointed out that all
interested parties would gain by
killing now and saving the heads.
Anyone may enter this campaign
in exterminating the pests which de­
stroy turkey and chicken eggs. Farm
ers, it was pointed out, should be
particularly active in this work dur­
ing the spring and early summer
A little lady. 96 years young, her
dark eyes twinkling and her snow
white hair shining, sat with her
hands folded while she told her
daughter to take the cake out of
the oven when it whistled. It was a
birthday cake which she had made
for some children friends of hers,
and she seemed quite happy in do­
ing so. She prefers dark cake to
This little lady was none other
than Mrs. Lola S. Hall who cele­
brated her 96th birthday informally
on Washington’s birthday, only when
a few friends dropped in. They in­
cluded Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Hanby.
Mrs. Potter Soneson and Mrs. Merrill
Mrs. Hall prefers not to celebrate
her birthday but her friends will
not let her forget It when it comes
on Washington’s birthday. She al­
ways has an enjoyable time, how­
ever, and this year received greet­
ings from eight states, two telegrams
and one radio message, all of which
added to her ’happy returns of the
day.' She is said to be the oldest
resident in Umatilla county.
Her son was unable to be with her
this year because of illness. She
makes her home with her daughter
Miss Clara Hall of Hermiston.
Charles W. Kenison of Stanfield,
passed away at the St. Anthony’s
hospital in Pendleton Thursday,
February 21, following a short ill­
ness. Funeral services were held
Saturday morning in Stanfield at
the Presbyterian church with Rev.
Mr. Wyman of Pendleton and Rev.
Mr. Mayfield In charge. Interment
was made in the Echo cemetery.
Mr. Kenison was born in Walla
Walla, December 19, 1871, but had
spent most of his life in and around
Stanfield. He is survived by a bro­
ther, L. T. Kenison of Stanfield, and
by two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Reeves of
Stanfield and Mrs. C. G. Herndon of
Lodi, Calif.
FEBRUARY 28, 1935
Pendleton Selected As 1935 Conven­
tion City; Individual
Awards Made.
The annual district Odd Fellow
convention for Umatilla and Morrow
counties was held at Ione, Saturday,
February 23, at which the degree
team of Vlnyard Lodge No. 206 of
Hermiston was awarded the cup.
Individual prize awards were also
given to members of the local degree
team, Gwyn Hughes, Art Beasley,
Harry McMillan, Geo. Harkenrider
and Earl Carson.
The convention delegation elect­
ed Gene Blanchett, No. 32, Pendle­
ton, president: D. W. Davis, No. 23,
Overland, Echo, secretary; and E.
P. Pearson. No. 23, Overland. Echo,
treasurer. Pendleton was selected as
the 1935 convention city.
Hermiston won the cup by a nar­
row margin of one point. Stanfield
scoring 96 points, and Hermiston
97, The prize was a *20 bill.
Initiatory degree work followed
the banquet at 6:00 o’clock in the
evening put on by some of the best
degree teams in the district. Twelve
candidates from Heppner and Ione
were initiated.
During the afternoon session
which opened at 1:30 In the high
school gymnasium, reports were
heard from different lodges showing
that conditions were better this
year than in previous years. A num­
ber of the older members In the or­
der gave instructive and educational
Members of the Stanfield lodge
receiving Individual awards were W.
T. Reeves, G. L. Dunning and Chas.
The delegation from Hermiston
included 25 or 30 members, 19 of
whom made up the degree team.
The Hermiston Blackhawk basket­
ball team has scheduled a double
header game with Heppner and Lex­
ington teams on the local floor,
Friday, at 7:30, in the last game of
the season. In previous games Her­
miston lost to Lexington by ten
points and to Heppner by two points.
Consequently the boys are expecting
some close competition.
A good turnout has been seen at
practice games this week and the
boys feel they are In fine, shape for
their opponents.
Demand for Wisconsin Barley.
Theo. Martin, who farms on the
Sunrise ranch near Stanfield, was
one of the few farmers to harvest
Wisconsin 38 seed barley last fall.
He had planted 22-acres which aver­
aged 2500 pounds to the acre. Mr.
Martin expects to seed 90-acres to
Wisconsin barley this spring and is
now doing the plowing and seeding.
Mr. Martin says it is difficult to se­
cure seed for this particular barley
as little was grown In the state of
Oregon last year. He has had re­
quests for seed from California, Ore­
gon and Washington points.
What Is It?
Enos D. Martin, manager of the
Hermiston Irrigation district, has
secured an appropriation of *2200
from the SERA fund which is now
being used in maintenance work for
the district. The allotment was made
January 25th. and a crew of from
six to sixteen men is now cleaning
ditches and repairing intakes on the
canals at no cost to the district.
The money is being used at the
rate of *210 a week and will last
through March and part ot April,
Mr. Martin said.
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Golf Club Meeting.
Members of the Hermiston Golf
club and all golf enthusiasts are re-
quested to be present at a meeting
Tuesday. March 5. in the American
Legion ha11. starting at 8:00 p. m.
The tournament program for the
season will undoubtedly be outlined.
The meeting was called by the presi­
dent, B. 8. Kingsley.
desperate. Happy people do not need
Pleasure is the last resort of the
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By Oleta Neill
Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Myers visi­
ted at the Charles Bartholomew Sat­
Misses Neva and Oleta Neill, who
are attending the Eastern Oregon
Normal school, spent the week end
visiting their mother, Mrs. Ollie
Lloyd Baldridge visited at the A.
E. Wattenburger home Saturday and
Those from Pine City attending
the show in Hermiston Sunday even­
ing were Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wat­
tenburger, Misses Cecelia Brennan,
Eleanor Barth, Lennä Neill, Earle
Wattenburger and Ray Hardman.
Mrs. J. J. Chisholm and daughters
Barbara and Marjean, and Mrs. Roy
Conser spent the week end with their
aunt, Mrs. Ollie Neill.
Miss Eleanor Barth, primary
teacher, sprained her ankle Sunday
and was unable to teach school Mon­
day. Miss Lennä Neill substituted
for her.
Miss Betty Finch, who has been
absent for the past two weeks with
chicken pox, returned to school
A family reunion was held at the
A. E. Wattenburger home Sunday.
Those present were Wiley Watten­
burger, Floyd Wattenburger, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Ayers. Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Esselton, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Chis­
holm and daughters Barbara and
Marjean. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Conser.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Andrews and
daughters Marian and Florence, Mrs.
Ollie Neill and daughters Neva, Ole­
ta and Lennä, Earle Wattenburger,
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wattenburger
and daughters Lucille and Darlene
and son Junior, Misses Cecelia Bren­
nan and Eleanor Barth, and Ray
T. J. O'Brien and son Pat were
business visitors in Heppner Satur­
Mrs. Roy Omohundro and daugh­
ter Iris and son Raymond, and Mrs.
E. B. Wattenburger and children
were business visitors in Hermiston
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Rauch and
family spent Sunday visiting at the
Fred Rauch home.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Neill were
business visitors in Hermiston Mon­
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ayers atten­
ded a card party at Westland Satur­
day evening.
Misses Bernice Neill and Opal
Stockard, and Hugh Neill and Floyd
Mathers were dinner guests at the
Charles Plourd home Sunday.
Fred Rauch was a business visi­
tor in Hermiston Sunday.
Mrs. Ollie Neill and Wiley Wat­
tenburger visited at the Joe Foley
home Saturday afternoon.
Miss Gertrude Tichenor visited at
the L. D. Neill home Tuesday.
Mrs. Jim Omohundro and Mrs.
Carson from Hermiston visited Miss
Frankie Neal at the L. B. Neill home
Sunday afternoon.
Frank Ayers visited at the Mrs.
Ollie Neill home Thursday.
A party was given In the auditor­
ium Friday evening.
Miss Cecelia Brennan, teacher at
the Pine City school, was taken to
Heppner Tuesday morning for med­
ical treatment. The ailment was
Complete Survey of Columbia Being
Made From Celilo to
Construction of a navigation dam
across the Columbia river at Uma-
tilla and development of the Snake
river for barge navigation to Aso­
tin, Wash., by means of a series ot
dams and locks at a total expendi­
ture of approximately $75,000,000
is being considered seriously by the
federal government, it was author­
itatively learned Tuesday.
Credence to rumors that authori­
zation tor this great project, the
third on the Columbia river, will
be forthcoming soon is seen by ad­
vocates of the proposed development
in the presence of United States
army survey crews on the river in
the vicinity ot Arlington, Umatilla
and Pasco.
Old-time observers assert that the
intensive work being carried on by
these crews is a certain indication
that the government means busi­
ness. Only when the government in­
tends to go through with a project,
they say, Is so much field work done.
Colonel T. M. Robins, division en­
gineer for the North Pacific divi­
sion, confirmed the presence of the
survey crews on the river but declin­
ed to predict that the project would
be authorized. He did Indicate, how­
ever, that such development fits in
with the administration's adopted
policy of long-range planning and
the construction of public works for
use 50 years from now.
The survey work. Colonel Robina
explained, is being carried on at
this time to obtain more detailed n-
formation and estimates for inclusion
in a report which he expects to
make to his superiors at Washing­
ton, D. C„ about June 1, The survey
was authorized by congress.
Crews in the field are devoting
special attention to flowage, n tae-,
tor involving land damage, as well
as compiling other-engineering data.
Two dams at Umatilla are Under
consideration. One is a so-called
high dam which would raise the
pool back of the dam to an elevation
of 330 feet above sea level. The
navigation lift would be about 75
feet, meaning that the dam struc­
ture itself would be slightly higher.
A dam of this size would back up
the water to the mouth of the Snake
river, and five miles up the Snake
itself. It would cost between $35,-
000,000 and *40,000,000 to build.
The other, or low dam, would be
20 feet lower, or about 55 feet high,
and would back the Columbia river
to the mouth of the Snake. It would
cost between *25,000,000 and *30,-
000,000, according to rough esti-
Which dam will be recommended
depends upon findings of engineers
now in the field.—Oregonian.
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By Eleanor Dawson.
The high school basketball squad
took the Stanfield string last Fri­
day night on the opponent's floor,
13-10. The boys displayed some
nice team work but were unable to
sink more ringers.
The Arlington Honkers won over
the local Bulldogs In the last game
of the season here Saturday night.
The first team game opened with
Arlington in the lead which they
maintained throughout. The game
ended with a final score of 16-22.
The visitor's second string won with
a score of 23-39. The locals showed
flares of teamwork which termina­
ted in scores, although they were
not consistent.
A basketball tournament will be
held March 1-2 In the Mac-HI gym­
nasium at Milton. Schools partici-
natine are Echo, Stanfield, Umatil-
1a, Helix, Adama. Weston, Athena
Umapine, Pilot Rock and Hermis­
ton. The schedule Is as follows:
1—Echo vs. Umatilla, 10:00 A M
2—Weston vs. Athena. 11:00 AM
3—Umapine vs. Hermiston. 2 P.M
4—Adama vs. Pilot Rock, 3 P. M
5—Helix vs. Stanfield, 7:30 P. M
6—Winner game 1 vs. Winner of
game 2, 8:30 P. M.
7—Winner game 3 vs. winner
game 4. 2:00 P. M.
8—Winner game ‘6 vs. winner
game 3. 3:00 P.M.
9— Loser game 7 vs. loser game 8
at 9:00 P. M., for third place.
10—Winner game 7 vs. winner game
8 at 9:00 P. M.. for Championship
New tennis equipment was ordered
and the courts cleared last week.
Monday, practice began In earnest.
Miss Elliott reports good turnouts
and prospects for material for the
tournament which Is to be held in
Hermiston May 3-4, are quite high.
The tennis squad is Invited to Pen-
dl-ton for a practice meet on April
Dr. Messing, who held a confer­
ence here some time ago, was Inter-
By Mary Rodda
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Cassidy of
Walla Walla have bought the Syl-
vey place and are remodeling the
buildings preparatory to moving on
the property. Their son Wayne Cas­
sidy is staying at the A. E. Bensel
home while supervising the work.
E. J. Davis, federal seed loan in­
spector, was a caller at the W. A.
Hineline ranch Saturday.
August Bensel has returned from
California and is at present making
his home with his son, A. E. Bensel.
Mrs. Cleve Clark and Mrs. Alice
Stone entertained at bridge at the
home of the former, on Wednesday
Vance Matott visited with relati­
ves at La Grande over the week end
A. E. Bensel has been aseistin- at
the Tum-A-Lum lumber yard the
past week.
About thirty neighbors surprised
the J. C. Alen family Saturday
night with a party at their home
The evening was spent playing pin-
ochle. A delicous lunch was served
at midnight
The Needles home was the en ene
of a very en lovable party Friday
evening. A number of friends and
reichhors gathered there to wish
them rood luck as thev leave fh-
their new home near Portland
Concrete or Abstract:
A Model A
Four youngsters gay.
A sudden sway,
A bill to pay.
Now that we have a Pynn In
town the Needles are leaving for
the Willamette valley. (Mrs. Delle
W. Pynn and A. L. Needles.)
The red whiskered "Dancen” and
the "City Slicker” were In town
last Friday In the person of "Moon”
Mullins and Fred Hensel. It was
senior dress-up day.