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MAXLN'E NUIiail, Woman' Editor
Person Who Owns Tree Also
Owns Branches, Fruit, Nuts
Dear Ann: We moved to this
neighborhood two months ago
and want to Set along with the
next door. I know this is a trif
ling matter, but it's causing a lot
of trouble. Please print the
answer so they will see it.
We have two walnut trees in
the backyard. The branches ex
tend over the fence and some of
the walnuts fall on to the neigh
bor's property. Do these fallen
nuts belong to us or to the neigh
bor? Con Nuts.
Deer Cone: Your "trifling
nutter" took up eight hours of
research by on of th coun
try's top law firms. You are
getting $500 worth of advic for
th pric of this newspaper.
' Th man who owns th tree
also owns th overhanging
branches and th fruit or nuts
Your neighbor may trim th
branches that overhang his
property if, in his udgmnt
thy constitute nulsanc. He
may also pick up th fallen
fruit or nuts. But he may not
at them. Mil them or decor,
at his horn with them. H
can only throw thm away.
If h decides to trim th over
hanging branch he may not
climb th free or plac a ladder
against that tr without th
permission of th wnr, this
In brief, th men who own
th land on which th tr
trunk stands, also owns all
fruits or nuts produced by that
tree, and th neighbor may not
us them for his benefit.
P.S. I, too, must have Con
At Holiday Dinner
Dr. and Mrs. William Kubler.
worthy patron and worthy matron
of Hope Chapter, OES, entertained
all the officers, courtesy sisters,
installing officers, committee mem
bers and their husbands and wives
with a holiday dinner at The
The tables were decorated In
the Christmas motif. Pine boughs
and cones were placed along the
long tables. Small individual fa
vors were little red boots decora
ted with glitter and cotton on the
front of nut cups. A large center
piece of snow men, canes and
Christmas greens was on the head
table. The decorations were ar
ranged by Les and Betty Kimbrel,
Dave and Mildred Damewood and
Feted At Banquet
A Christmas banquet was given
for the teen-age group of the
Church of the Nazarene, at the
Neighborhood Club. The room
was beautifully decorated in the
Christmas motif. Blessing was
given by Roy Rfchtel. Midst
candle light and soft dinner music,
a ham dinner was served to ap
proximately 30 teen-age boys and
During the evening, a King and
Queen were crowned, as a result
of ballots which were cast the pre
vious week. Rick Martin was
chosen King, and Diane Alexander.
Queen. They were escorted to the
head of the table, crowns placed
on their heads and the Queen re
ceived a lovely rose corsage and
the King a boutonniere.
Following the dinner, a guitar
solo was played by Bill Baca,
who also sang several songs in
Spanish; piano solo by Janet
Fager and a humorous reading
given by Mrs. Philip Martin. The
evening was concluded with carols
sung by those present and the
Rev. Abla reading the Christmas
Story from St. Luke. He spoke
briefly along the lines of Christ
mas. Benediction by Edwin Alex
ander. Joe Bekkedahl was Master
of Ceremonies, and chaumen re
spomible for the banquet were
Mrs. Edwin Alexander, decora
tions Mrs. Joe Bekkedahl. food;
and Mrs. Roy Bechtel. serving.
Dinner music was played by
Miss Carolyn Alexander. Christ
mas carols played by Miss Marjic
will be closed
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Dear Ann Landers: My girl
friend and I are both 16. We go
out quite often with two broth
ers, 16 and 17 years old. They are
nice but they have one small
fault and we would like your ad
vice. After we get into a pirca parlor
of i drive In for a hamburger or
even a drugstore for a soda, they
pretend they are broke. This al
ways happens after we have or-
deced. .Then they borrow money
from us to pay the check. They
never pay us back, which means
we end up paying for ourselves
and them, too.
My fellow has a parttime job
ushering in a theater and his
brother works in a super market
after school, so we know they
have some money. Do they do this
to be cute or are they just cheap
skates? What is your advice?
Grans) Rapids Two.
Dar C. . T.i What differ
enc do it mak why they
dltT Th fact is you girls ar
bgiip mad to look lik fools
and. I suggest you find othr
young boys ar broke. If
no allsgrac and vn a Dutch
traar under certain circum
stances Is O.K. But this typ of
cho)ng-out it pretty chin-
Dear Ann: Our seven-year-old
daughter is scared to death of
dogs. When she was two, a large
dog jumped on her and bit her
arm. Since then she goes into
hysterics whenever a dog comes
If I'm walking with her and
we see a dog she begs me to pick
her up and carry Iter. Well, Ann.
I can't carry a seven-year-old
child around in my arms. And
what about when she gets old
er? Can you help? C. P.,
0r C. P.: Start by getting
.her tiny puppy. Let her hold
him, pat him and feed him.
Select a gentle breed and bring
it hem as a surprise.
Dar Ann: My husband and I
are only children. We have been
married three years and have two
little boys. Both sets of parents
livtj .within walking distance of
Since we have no brothers or
sisters, our parents live for us
and their grandchildren. In the
last awo years mv husband has
had wo wonderful opportunities
to improve our financial status
and advance in the firm where
he is. employed.
Both his parents and mine have
told us they would be heartbrok
en, if- we moved away. They say
money taut everything."
Again we have a chance to do
better and again they are beg
ging us not to go. This is a rath
er small town and his chances
for. advancement here are limit
ed. What is your advice? Torn
Deer Torn: Money may not be
everything but there's more
than money involved here. In
dependence, and th freedom to
mak decisions on what is bst
for you and your family is
what is at stake.
If s unfair and short-sighted
of your parents and his to plac
this burden of guilt on you. By
all nwan urge your husband
to accept th opportunity for
advancement. Th grandpar
ents can visit you and you can
New Year's Greetings to our Friends
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Mr. and Mrs. II. Jack Burtc
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Ferol Applegate.
to Daniel E'am, son of Mr. and
Mrs. William A. Elam, La Grande.
Miss Applegate is a graduate
of Oregon City High School, has
attended Cascade lollege at
Portland, and is now in her jun-
iur year ox nurses training ai
Good Samaritan Hospital.
Elam is a graduate of La
Grande High School, Cascade Col
lege, and has attended four years
of Seminary at Jennings Ule.
No date has been set for the
wedding, at this time.
GOSpel TabernaCleiBruce Moats. Kathleen Quaint
. ... 1 1 u lance and Donalo Klinghammer.
Will HOST RallV University of Oregon School of
The GospFe Tabernacle. Third Nllrsin8 Deanna Morris, Susan
and Jefferson, will be host to a Rich' Sarah and Son,! Tubus.
Young People's Rallv New Years ! School of Nursing. Good Samari-
Eve, and all day and evening of
Rev. Wayne Adams, Youth
Leader of the State of Oregon, of
the Assemblies of God, will be
featured speaker. Pastor's from
various congregations will be at
tending with their young people
from Eastern Oregon.
The service will start New
Years eve at 9 p.m. After the
service is over, New Years eve,
the WMC ladies of the local church
will serve the young people with a
The public is cordially invited
Former La Grander
Dies At Eugene
Delbert Strong, 63, died Satur
day at Eugene. Services were
held there this morning. He was
a resident of La Grande for a
Survivors include a twin sister,
Mrs. Sheldon Price. 1503 Y Ave
nue; sister Scrilda Wade, 1505 L
Avenue; and brothers James and
Elgin Club Sends
ELGIN (Special) The Elgin
Woman's c'ub held" their regular
meeting Thursday at the Methodist
Fellowship hall with president,
Mrs. Helen Roul?t presiding over
the business meeting. Christmas
gifts were brought to be mailed
to the Chemawa Indians children.
On the afternoon program Mrs.
Jose Waelty took the members
on a tour of Africa. A story of
Christmas around th; world was
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The First Methcdist church paid
special recognition Sunday, to
Those home (or ,hc
are Eastern Oregon College El
vin Taylor, Nancy Chaoae, John
Exl?y, Caroline Sperling. Brill
Lee, Beverly Furgason, Alan Mo
ser, Dick Kaiser, Marilyn Sperl
ing, Darla Carter, Patricia Page.
Barbara Paris, Leonard Sailer,
and Keith Masterson. University
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,an Hospital. Portland Nancy
Harrison. Oregon State College
Lyle Ager. College of Pugel
Sound and May Clinic Barbara
Carter. Colorado State College-.
Donald Bennett. Princeton Uni
versity Charles Quaintance Jr,
Pacific University Jane Smith,
and Whitman College James
Set Saturday For
Funeral services for Rebecca
Faith Ruckman. 3, will be held1
Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Daniels
Funeral Home. The Rev. Louis
Samson will officiate with burial in
the Island City cemetery.
The child died last night at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clark Ruckman, La Grande.
In addition to her parents she is
survived by a brother. Michael:
and grandparents. King Bayne,
Kensington, Pa., Mrs. Jean Fccht,
Pittsburgh, Pa., and Sam Ruck
man, Alicel. She is also surivved
by an aunt. Mrs. Rose Clark.
Alicel, and other relatives.
read by Mrs. Willmctta. Ras
mussen. Refreshments were served by
Mrs. Roxie Bails and Mrs. Irene
Gilliam. The hall was decorated
in a holiday theme.
TO MANY FRIENDS AND PATRONS: Shortly after the first of the
year; WARDELL'S will be in HYDE'S ... the Ultra Modern Shopping
Center . . . strictly unaffiliated with the present. Policies will be somewhat
changed for YOUR benefit. The same high quality meats will be available
to you at the lowest cost.
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SAME PHOIIE - WO 3-2697
SAME FRIENDLY FACES
Meals BELOW Wholesale PRICES
WBA Jr. Members
Give Yule Program
The Woman's Benefit Associa-i and "Christmas Time" accompan
tiun met in the Odd Fellows hall Led on the piano by Joy Miller,
fur the traditional Christmas par- Fndd e Brown, said "The Beg
ty. Santa's visit, announcements ;itar's Poem" and Charles Brown
and awards of the promotion recited "The Candle Poem." Ran
of a scholarship for a de.trvini! di Miller sang a solo "Jesus
student for a year's term at East- l oves Me." Heine Lilly recited
em Oregon College. "The Little Red Box."
Lois Livingston, president. Joy Miller gave a brief out
brought everyone to attention and line of the activities of the Junior
announced the Junior members ! members for the year. Each
were to give the program, with! meeting they achieved s5me pro
junior supervisor. Joy Mi'ler an-ljerts such as Valentines in Feb
n.'uncing the numbers. ruary. Easter baskets in March
Sharon Lilly began the pro-urcys made from pine cones and
Sram with two piano solos: "The pipe cleaners, in November and
Twelve Days of Christmas" and many other items during the
"Silent Ninht, Holy night." Ken-1 year. They held meetings at the
ny Murphey recited "Kind Wordsiparks in summer when the wea
Never Die " Billy Livingston told j ther was good and at the KP hall
of "The Christmas Stocking." Lin- in inclement weather. She report
da Finn sans two solos, "I Saw ed they met under the supervi-
.Moniinu Kising Santa Claus"
Jr. Old Timers
Hold Yule Party
Mrs. Jean Harsin was the
Master of Ceremonies at the an
nual Christmas party of the Junior
O'd Timers. There were about
1"U persons attending.
Mrs. Clara Knight was the song
dir ctor, with Mary Helen Gar
rou'te, as musician.
Susie Gurry opened the program
with a prayer. Deborah Balcom
Allowed with the welcome. Gail
and Kim Sart sung "Uudolph"
and Leslie Knight gave a read
ing. "Chiistmas Time." Virginia
Kninlit played a clarinet solo:
Barbara Harrison gave a reading
Lan i .Make a Speech : Naomi
Harsin gave a piano solo; Linda
Fihn sang "I Saw Mommy Kising
Santa Clause"; Nancy and Denny
Johnson. Ronnie and Naomi
Harsin. pantomimed to the Chip
munk song; Murjorie McLaughlin.
Carli no Johnson and M.che'lc
Mousel. played as a clarinet trio:
Jimmy McMahan gave the "Good
night"; and Clara Knight and
Mary Helen Garroutte, sang a
The group sang songs and Santa
Claus arrived. Ho passed out gifts
and candy to everyone, and spoke
to the children. - ,
Mrs. Knight was presented a
gift from the auxluiary.
VFW Groups Hold
Lt. Oakley Summer of the Salva
tion Army gave the blessing at
the Christmas dinner of the VFW
Post and Auxiliary. There were
about 115 persons present.
Special guests for the day were.
Spencer Burch, WWI commander
and wife; Bud Toombs, VFW Dis
trict 6 commander; and Lt. Sum
mers. Les Kingslcy, Grace Halliday,
and Bill Brazure carved the tur
keys, and Florence Kingsley,
Beverly Brasure. Shirley Drum
mond. Henrietta Ritehey. Mrs.
John Engle and Mrs. Holcomb. a'l
worked in the kitchen and served.
Senior Vice Commander Holcomb
received a prize. Mrs. Charles
Thompson received the hand tooled
The 25 children present sang
Christmas carols. Sharon Hoff
man. Dee Ann McBath and Car
men Ritehey sang two songs, and
Marie Ritehey recited "The Night
Each child received a gift and a
sack of candy.
High light of the evening was the
presentation of a 25 year con
tinuous membership pin to Mrs.
Sarah Sandoz. She is the only
member of this auxiliary to re
sion of several of the vounusters
Myrtle Hansen expressed
thanks to every one who assist
ed in the promotion of gifts to
raise the scholarship fund. Gifts
were awarded to the following:
Raymond Dial. E. P. Shroek.
Kathy Hyland. Fred Reynolds.
Mrs. W. H. Colemaji, Fannie
Knieht and Stella Garrett.
I.( is Livingston then introduc
ed the new o'liccrs who were
installed at a previous meeting
and ar President Lois Livingston;
Past President Stella Garrett; Vice
president Dorothy Rosenberger;
financial secretary, Atha Miller;
treasurer, ltuth Furman; record
ing secretary, Jessie Dammerell;
third member of auditing com
mitee, Leona Locken.
The program continued with
Kathy Hyland reciting "Here
Comes Santa Claus." Cheryl Hy
land sang "Silent Night." Sharon
Lilly then played two Christmas
songs and the group singing, led
at the piano by Atha Miller, until
Santa Claus arrived and every
youngster gathered around the
tree and Santa, who gave every
one present a sack of treats and
Will Head Lodge
union 'special i (irande Honde
Valley Masonic Lodge 56 met Wed
nesday night at the Masonic hall
for a regu'or meeting and installa
tion of officers.
Installed were Worship Master.
Vuriel S. Ellsworth; Senior War
den, Vernon W. Adkins; Junior
Warden, Clarence J. Vickvrs;
Treasurer. James R. Jones; Secre
tary, Vern E. White; Senior
Deacon, George Klnkcad; Junior
Deacon, Robert Sevier; Senior
Steward. Claude Pollard; Junior
Steward, John Bartholomew; Mar
shal, R. B. Davis; Tyler. George
Cooper and Chaplain, Robert All
stott. Mrs. Roy Gipson, Mrs. Leonard
Huffman and Mrs. Carl Eddy,
members of OES, served the chick
en dinner which preceded the
Union Stock Show
Board Sets Date
UNION (Special) The Eastern
Oregon Stock Show board held a
meeting Dec. IS. at the city hall.
The meeting' was conducted by
M. F. Conley. vice president.
Dates for the show this year have
been set, they will be June 2, 3,
A nominating committee was
appointed, consisting of U S.
Huffman, Roy Gipson. Grant
Tucker, Chuck Gavin and Vern
The next meeting will be Jan.
11, at which time new officers
will be elected.
Thieu Link Club Presents
Funds To Crystal Rebekahs
Christmas nartv and tilt cx -
change highlighted the recent members present
meeting of Crystal Hebekah lod-j During the business meeting
Re in the Odd Ke'lows temple. 'the funds frum the Three Link
Lucille Courtney, noble grand, j club were turned over. The group
presided over the regular busi-'cleared $210 50 from the bazaar
and other projects.
j Verna Williams, noble Grand
A I FVFKJTQ ''u'ct' et,ml1,'1,'1 ,u'r qualification
LvV-AaL L Y L.IN I O for the office of noble grand.
I Many reports of sickness and
Itlistress were given, with Pearl
Executive meeting cf the i va,ey, and E ta Field reported
Women's Aoci.lion o' the First jjn,. Charles Montgomery still con
Presbyt, r;;:n t imri h will be held . fmed to the hrspital and Laura
Thursday ut 1 3d p m. in the honu Krickson also in the hospital;
of Mrs. Joel Huliardson, 1111 Oak ,;uji tork feeling better and He
Street. ,a Smutz recovering from sur-
Vouth Activities will sponsor a
Teen Aue dance. New Year' I , J ,u"u
Eve. from 9.3J p.m. until 12 30. ' candtdate and
a. m . ,n the La Grande Armory. i; ' nw,w ,h" ,m,"",on dt"
Music by the Saints. Favors giv-r"r'.e',, , ,
en and punch served. Small ad '
mission charge. I'or all l'ni n
county youth Chaperoned.
Crystal RebeVeh Lodge ill from tables decorated with snow
hold installation practice Wed j men. santas and holiday colors
nesdav at 7 pm ill the lot F of red and white. Commute for
hall. All oflicers elect, appointive ;hc evening included Nell Clark,
and deputy insta'limi officers, es-i chairman; Laura Taylor, Minnie
corts and special drill team urg-'llulinrn, Doris Blacker. Frances
ed to attend. I Wilson and Winne l.efebvre.
j The attendance gifts were a-
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Andor- warded to Reta GucrtntT and Re
son, La Grande, have a daughter. becca Kochensparger. "Happy
born Dec. 2!l. in the St. Joseph 1 Birthday" was sunij to Ella Burn-
Hospital. They have named her
Melanie Dee and she weighs s:x
pounds, 12 ounces.
Celebrating birthdays today
will be Clifford Towlo, Cove;
Marlene Turner. Union: and Lar
ry Bayliss. Jeannie Newkirk, O.'will be another installation prac
L. Rudd. Richard Strand. Rosalie ti(.e at 7 p m 30 ,he
Strand. Ola Cochran, and Dale .Id Fellows temple. All elected
Phillips. officers, appointive officers, de-
.. ... , ,. 'puty installing officers, escorts
Mr. end Mrs. LeRoy Follett d sp,,cja, dri are d
are parents of a son born Christ- lo 1)e pres,.Ilt , lnis tln)e
mas day. They have named liimi .
Douglas Wade and he weighs sev-... ...
en pounds, three ounces. This is OUITimerVllle Unit
a first child. Grandparents are;.. 4 .
Lee Follett. Elgin, and Hazel
Bennett, Imbler. Linda Sue Fol-1.
lett is an aunt to the baby.
Union Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment will hold their annual New
Year's Eve "Firemen's Ball."
Thursday evening at the High
School gym at Union. Music by
Pythian Sitters will meet in
the KP hall, Friday at 8 p.m.
Final preparations will be made
for the joint installation. Inez
Rumney, installing officer, is
urging all officers and incoming
officers lo tie pu-sent.
Ham and Eg Breakfast will be
served in the Eagles hall, by the
Auxiliary, starting at midnight
on New Year's morning.
Mr. and Mrs. James Storms,
722 Alder Street, have a son
born Dec. 28. in the St. Joseph
Hospital. They have named him
Thomas Michael and he weighs
six pounds, 13 and a half ounces.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth C. An
derson, Union, have a son born
Dec. 28. in the St. Joseph Hos
pital. They have named him John
Ellsworth and he weighs seven
pounds, two ounces.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Swart
Union, have a daughter born
Dec. 27. in the St.. Joseph Hos
pital. They have named her Jen
nifer Ellen and she weighs sev
en pounds, seven and a half
,rv 'V s
FROM ALL OF US 10 YOU;
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Let this brand-new baby get you off to
a good start on the way to prosperity
and happiness in 1000!
'ness meeting. There
roiiowiiiK inuyt- Kins were ex
changed and the group adjourned
lo the dining orom. Refreshments
f fruit and cake were served
Fol'ow'iiig (lie party th of
ficers elect and installing offi
cers practiced for installation
which will be held Jan. 6.
Beth Counsell, district deputy
nresulent. announced lh:it iherA
VeerS tOT Annual
Two Rock Extension Unit of
Summerville gathered at the home
of Grace Henderson for their an
nual Christmas party. There were
20 m"mbers present and several
F'oralielle Booth, chairman, call
ed a short business meeting for
some unfinished business which
was discussed. Plans were made
for the January meeting.
Audrey Johnston, secretary, read
the minutes of the Itst meeting;
Anna Park received the 4-H Sum
mer School Ways and Means
prize. The meeting was then ad
Mirriam Wirden and Jean Mc-
Kenzie immediately presented
their Christmas program. Mr.
Wieden showed slides of the valley
from spring into winter, including
the spring coloring and the deepest
of snow. J-an McKenzie present
ed some games for the group.
Santa's stocking was filled and
members were ask?d lo identify by
feel what it contained.
Gifts were exchanged by match
ing parts of Christmas cards. A
Christmas Goodie buffet was held
with many recipes being ex
changed. The next meeting was announced
for Jan. 21. in the home of Veuna
Spcckhart. and the demonstration
will be Short Cut in Ironing, pre
sented by Helen Jean Speckhart
and Bonnie Arnoldus. Time set
I GOOD HEALTH TO ALL FROM JtXXALL