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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 25, 1926.
Published Weekly by the Students of Heppner High School
Editor-in-Chief Joy Erwin
Assistant Editor . Kenneth Oviat
Girls' Sports Mae Groshens
Boys' Sports Gene Doherty
Social Louise Thomson
Personals Reta Crawford
Activities Mae Doherty
Grades Letha Hiatt
Jokes Ellis Thomson
The theme of Thanksgiving has
changed. The Pilgrim idea was one
of a religious nature. Those devout
souls were filled with joy and thank
fulness toward the bountifulness of
their harvest. To celebrate their pros
perity and thankfulness, they origin
ated Thanksgiving. Theirs was a re
ligious thankfulness, pure and exalted
in its simplicity. Theirs was a
Thanksgiving of generosity. Remem
ber the Indian shared it with them.
Theirs was a Thanksgiving of broth
erhood and good feeling. All aided
in the preparation of the wholesome
banquet after the religious services,
in which praises were given God for
his bountifulness and generosity. The
Puritan Thanksgiving was one simple
in its preparation but great in its
sincerity and Christian feeling.
One does not realize the hardships
under which the Pilgrim was placed.
They were living in rude log huts on
the rock bound coast of New England,
where the temperature hovered
around lero or lower throughout the
entire winter. And yet those Pilgrims
at the beginning of winter's cold and
snow prepared to give praise to God
for their scanty harvest, for in truth
it was a very little that they raised
on that rocky, barren soil compared
with modern productive standards.
But those doughty Pilgrim wives
cooked and labored many days over
open fires in that bitter cold, and
their husbands tramped many a weary
mile, hunting game for the Thanks
giving feast. The genuine Thanks
giving spirit remains with our Pil
grim forefathers, for theirs was the
How things have changed. Now
many of us consider Thanksgiving
merely as a day on which to get a
good "feed," as it were, or to have a
short holiday from school or business.
We do not think of the true meaning
of Thanksgiving. We give little
thought to the origin of the day,
and what it primarily stands for. How
many of us give praise to God for
our great gifts by attending church
on Thanksgiving Day? And we have
so much more to be thankful for than
did those Pilgrims. We have warm
comfortable homes, luxurious cars,
security, and every facility for com
fort that modern science can devise.
But do most of us ever stop to think
that all these things come from God?
Do we often offer thanks for them?
It is too true that we seldom do.
Do we ever think of the poor and
needy while we are dining on rich
food in abundance amid warmth and
comfort? Unlike the Pilgrim who
gave to all, most of us selfishly let
the rest of the world shift for itself.
Does this seem to be in keeping with
the true Thanksgiving spirit? How
many of our housewives would share
their carefully prepared dinners with
foreigners as the Pilgrims did? How
many of them would give a pie to
a total stranger for his solitary meal?
But that is what was done in the early
years when our nation was in the
Times have changed since 1621, and
sadly for the worse in regard to this
national holiday of ours. Some may
say that one should not look back
ward for their ideals, but this is cer
tainly a case where the American peo
ple could look back with profit. The
tiue spirit of Thanksgiving has wan
ed. The Thanksgiving holidays have
varied from their original function
more than any of our national holi
days. Let us change our selfish atti
tude toward Thanksgiving Day and
return to a purer and nobler concep
tion of this day as practiced by those
sturdy, upright Pilgrim ancestors of
Resume of Upper Columbia Athletic
League Football Season.
This has been a year of upsets in
the football conetsts among the mem
bers of the Upper Columbia Athletic
league. Teams that at the first of
the season seemed to be lined up for
the league championship made a very
poor showing as the season progress
ed. At the Arlington conference in Sep
tember, Condon, lone and Arlington
seemed to be the strongest contenders
this year. However, in the first
league clash of the season, Arlington
defeated Condon by a comfortable
margin, thus placing the Arlington
ians at the head of the championship
Since the Arlington defeat, Condon
has played mediocre ball, tying Lex
ington and only defeating the green
Heppnerians by a lone touchdown.
Later Wasco trimmed them by the
tremendous score fo 104-0 which ra
ther disheartened the Gilliam county
Arlington held her head through
the season, and seems to be the log
ical aggregation to be hailed as cham
pions. First defeating Fossil and
then coming out of the melee with
Lexington with a win of one touch
down and no goal-kicks, and thus
winning from lone by a one touch
On the other hand, Lexington us
ually a strong contender for the
championship has at no time been
within reaching distance of the pen
nant. While playing consistent foot
ball, Lex did not have quite as strong
a team as some of those of the past,
as revealed when turning back the
pages of Lexington's gridiron history.
Her team was light but possessed a
tremendous amount of fight as was
thown when they uncovered an aerial
attack against the strong lone team
to win the fray 7 to 6. During the
season they played two scoreless tie
games, one with Condon and the oth
er with Heppner. This same aggre
gation lost to Arlington 6 to 0.
Early in the season lone lost to
Condon, then defeated Heppner and
Condon by neat margins, and finally,
playing their game of the season in
the league, they lost to the strong
Arlingtonians, which apparently
placed Arlington in line for the cham
pionship. Heppner, with probably the green
est material in the history of the
school, having but three boys on the
team who had ever played in a high
school game before this year, was
not, from the beginning a champion
ship contender. In view of these
facts, Heppner was placed in the cel
lar position from the beginning, dis
playing in the last game of the sea
son when they met Lexington, a de
cidedly improved game as compared
with that at the beginning of the sea
son when they played Lexington a
tie game with no scores. This season
has convinced the Heppner boys that
it takes an unlimited amount of prac
tice, training and energy to make a
football team. With the prospect of
having nine lettermen back next fall,
together with old men who will be
coming in with next year's freshmen,
Heppner will likely be in the running
for the championship along with oth
r schools of the district.
The season has been a splendid one,
in view of the training which the boys
have received in methods of coopera
tion, sportsmanship and in the game
and in winning and losing, together
with the physical development which
necessarily accompanies such train
The second six weeks quizzes were
given sooner than usual on account of
the Thanksgiving holidays. They
were given Friday, Monday and Tues
The Misses Pearson and Murray.
two of the high school teachers, mo
tored to Corvallis last Friday evening
to attend the 0. A. C.-Oregon football
game which was played at Corvallis.
The students who were accepted in
to the Arion Literary society will not
be condemned to the order of initia
tion until the Wednesday following
the Thanksgiving vacation. It ii
thought that at that time the un
lucky ones will make up for time well
spent during Thanksgiving. The
new Arions are Mae Groshens, Eva
Hiatt, Harlan Devin, Clarence Hayes,
and John Parker.
The Heppnerian Literary society Is
planning to initiate the following new
members on Friday afetrnoon, Dec. 8:
Mildred Green, Margaret Smith, Flor
ence Bergstrom, Frieda Akers, Mil
dred Honna, Mae Doherty, Harry
Wells, Laura Williams, Gertrude Do
herty, Jennie Albee, Paul Jones, Ger
ald Swaggart, Velton Owens, Eugene
Doherty, and Hester Lawson. Miss
Wright, the adviser, has planned new
and interesting forms of initiation.
Thanksgiving vacation, although it
will be held only over Thanksgiving
Day to the following Monday, will be
at least a short rest for the teachers
of the school as well as the students.
Supt. Burgess will remain home this
Thanksgiving, having as guests at his
home the Rev. Melville Wyre and wife
of Pendleton. Mr. Johnson will go to
Portland, Miss Pearson and Miss Mur
ray to La Grande, Miss Miller to The
Dalles, Miss Wright to Portland, and
Miss Fishel to Corvallis. Of the grade
teachers Miss Wilson will go to Port
land, Mrs. Rogers to Spokane, Miss
Nelson to Beaverton, Miss Thorpe to
Gresham, and Miss Fredreckson to
Order them any day.
We prepare them
to suit the taste.
ED CHINN, Prop
of the Eight Mile country.
Mr. and Mra. Archie Padberg stood
up with the happy couple aa the brief
and simple but impressive service of
the Congregational church was read
by the pastor, Rev. W. W. Head.
CALL FOR WARRANTS.
All General' Fund Warrants of Mor
row County, Oregon, registered on or
before January 31, 1926, will be paid
on presentation at the office of the
County Treasurer on or after Decem
ber 10th, 1926, at which date interest
on said warrants will cease.
Dated at Heppner, Oregon, Novem
ber 24th, 1926.
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Last Sunday, November 14, at three
o'clock in the afternoon, the home of
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Troge was the
scene of a very pretty wedding when
Miss Dona Ritchie, daughter of Mrs.
John Ritchie of lone, was united in
marriage to Mr. Robert Allstott, Jr.,
one of the progressive young farmers
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned have been appointed ad
ministratrix and administrator, joint
ly, of the Estate of Oscar O. Edwards,
deceased, by the County Court of the
state of Oregon for Morrow County,
and that the undersigned have duly
qualified as such administratrix and
administrator. All persons having
claims against the said estate are
hereby notified to present the same to
the undersigned, duly verified, at the
office of C. L. Sweek, attorney for the
administratrix and administrator, at
Heppner, Oregon, within six months
from the date of first publication of
Date of first publication October
ORA BELLE EDWARDS,
R. A. THOMPSON,
ing on petition of Clarence M. Scriv
ner for the adoption of Thadeus W.
Abel, the atepson of the petitioner,
It appearing ta the Court that Wil
liam L. Abel is the father of Thadeus
W. Abel, the above named minor, that
he is a non-resident of the State of
Oregon, and his last known address
was Vancouver, Washington, and that
he cannot be personally served in this
matter within the State of Oregon.
It is therefore ordered that William
L. Abel appear, in this court on the
18th day of December, 1926, at 10
o'clock A. M. to show cause, if any
exists, why this court should not
grant said petition.
It is further ordered that a copy
of this order be published for three
consecutive weeks in the Heppner
Gazette Times, a newspaper of gen
eral circulation, published in Hepp
ner, Morrow County, State of Oregon,
htid that a copy thereof be forthwith
mailed to William L. Abel at Vancou
Dated this 10th day of November,
R. I.. BENGE, County Judge.
Date of first publication November
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
STATE OF OREGON FOR MOR
In the Matter of Adoption of Thadens
W. Abel, a minor, by Clarence M.
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months from the date of first publica
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Date of first publication November
C. L. SWEEK,
Administrator of Estate of John
H. Williams, deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been appointed by the
County Court of the State of Oregon
for Morrow County, administrator of
the Estate of John H. Wililams, de
ceased. All persons having claims
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