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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 1929
suits. A few pounds of poisoned
hay judiciously applied brings some
Three new Durants made their
appearance on the project W. H.
Mefford and Z. J. Gillespie each
are driving new coaches and How
ard Ellis a coupe.
Mrs. Leslie Packard and daugh
ter, Mrs. Lowell Spagle, are home
from a month's visit with friends
and relatives in Seattle.
Mrs. H. C. Ellis has gone to Wil
low creek to be with her daughter,
Mrs. Joe White. A son was born
to Mr. and Mrs. White on Tuesday
J. C. Ballenger made a business
trip to Heppner Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raymond of
Cascade, Idaho, visited overnight
Tuesday with the C. G. Blaydens.
Thev were enroute home from a
motor trip to The Dalles.
Mrs. J. R. Johnson was hostess
Wednesday to the Silver Tea which
is given the first Wednesday in
each month by the ladies aid. In
spite of the extremely cold weather
about 30 ladies were present ana
had a most delightful afternoon.
Mrs. Robert Raymond of Cascade
Idaho, a guest of Mrs. Blayden, was
present The house was appropri
ately decorated in the Valentine
motif. A dainty lunch was served.
The next aid meeting will be at
Mrs. J. F. Gorham's, February 20.
The next Silver Tea will be at Mrs.
Roval Rand's home.
Roval Rands was appointed road
supervisor for the Boardman dis
trict at a recent meeting of the
county court Ralph Humphrey
has handled the position very capa
bly for the past year but did not
care for the position again.
Boardman has been experiencing
a bit of "very unusual" weather
which has disrupted plans of many
people for many occasions, again
bringing to mind Burns' oft' quoted
lines, "The best laid plans of mice
and men, etc." After snowing spas
modically for days until we were all
fed up on it a few days of slightly
warmer weather came, followed on
Wednesday night by a cold snap
that sent the mercury to 25 degrees
below, and Thursday, Friday and
Saturday nights were similar with
varvine temperatures of 2o, b, t
and the days extremely cold.
The Heppner-Boardman basket
ball game to have been played here
Friday night was forfeited by
Heppner because of the bitter wea
ther. It would indeed have been
folly for the boys to have made the
trip. The play, "Our Awful Aunt,"
on which a cast of local people have
been working for weeks, was post
poned for the second time because
of the inclement weather. The date
will be announced later but as ev
erv week-end in February is filled
it will orobablv not be given this
L. V. Woodward who conducted
the Highway Inn here for a time is
ill at Umatilla.
Paul M. Smith is here from East
ern Washington, where he has been
since last spring. He came to make
arrangements for renting his ranch.
Win. Strobel has rented it the past
vear but did not care to lease it
Walter Knauff who had the con
tract for hauling the school coal
was kept warm during the bitter
weather as the carload arrived
Thursday evening. Ray Brown
helDed him unload the coal.
Orthun Hereim celebrated his
sixth birthday on February 7,
was one of the bitterest of the days
with the mercury registering 26 be
low zero that morning, but seven
small folks were present in spite
of the cold. Lunch was served to
Mardell Gorham, Sonny Dillabough,
Maxene Cooney, Pauline Strobel,
Francis and Ruth Pattee and Ivera
Olson, and A. T. and Orthun Her
eim. Little baskets filled with can
dy were given the small guests,
Mrs. O. B. Olson and Mrs. Wm
Strobel were present.
No school was held Thursday be
cause of the severe cold it was im
possible to get the temperature high
enough in the building until late
the afternoon. On Friday the
busses ran but so few attended that
it was decided not to open school
on Monday. It is a long, cold ride
for the small folks.
The Roots, Barlows and Meffords
have had some delightful dinner
parties together to honor birthdays
in the family, but none more de
lightful than that on Sunday when
the clan surprised Ed Barlow.
sumptuous birthday dinner was en
joyed at the Roots' with Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Barlow, L. V. Root and family, M
and Mrs. W. H. Mefford, Evelyn and
Alvie, Guy Barlow, Mr. and Mrs
Truman Messenger of Athena who
were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs,
Miller of Athena, and Mr. and Mrs,
Claude Coats and Echo, Mr. and
Mrs. Z. J. Gillespie.
lone and Boardman will play
league game here Friday night.
Guy Barlow motored to The
Dalles on Wednesday to see his
wife and new little daughter. Both
Mrs. Barlow and baby are doing
nicely and if weather permits will
come home next Sunday. Guy drove
home his new Durant coach.
The Boardman ranchers who
have sheep have been having an
interesting time during the cold
weather with lambs making their
debut into the world. Various
means have been employed, the
most popular method being to take
the lambkins into the kitchen un
til they become a bit accustomed
to the new environment and the
baa-baas have sounded in various
homes on the project Since most
of the farmers have only small
bands they have been enabled to
save a large percentage of the
lambs. Grandpa Nickerson is help
ing L. G. Smith during lambing.
J. R. Johnson suffered with pain
in one of his eyes. He thought he
had some foreign substance in it
but a visit to Dr. Sears on Monday
could detect nothing. The doctor
thought perhaps it was a scratch.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Agee and Em
ma, and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mackan
and children were guests Sunday at
the Claude Myers home at a lovely
A number of farmer have been
poisoning rabbiU with excellent re-
By Gertrude E. Tichenor
During the recent snows the peo
ple of this community have been
exercising themselves and have
held several rabbit drives in Sand
Hollow below the Alpine school
house. Altogether they have killed
n the neighborhood of 5000 rabbits.
Those who do not attend the driv
iss the time of their lives to sav
nothing of the doughnuts, sand-
iches and coffee they miss.
Dan Lindsey returned to his
home Friday following a week of
jury duty in Heppner.
Grover Sibley, who has been
spending the winter in Portland,
has returned to the home of Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. Bennett where he
will assist with the spring and sum
Mrs. Merle Bennett returned to
her home last Saturday following
week's visit with her sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
McDaniel of Rhea creek.
The February meeting of the Al
pine Farm Bureau association was
held at Alpine on Saturday evening,
February 2nd. About 30 were pres
ent This small crowd was due to
so much sickness and the blockaded
condition of the roads. The meet
ing, however, turned into a social
party and everyone had a jolly
Mrs. Chas. Schmidt and son Al
fred were guests Saturday after
noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
The season s storm which has
swept through this community is
mighty welcome to the wheatgrow
ers, regardless of the fact that it
makes lots of hard work right now,
It has brought back the old-fash
ioned sleigh riding and coasting.
It also has caused a poor attend
ance at school.
Willard Hawley was a guest Sun
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
On Thursday evening of last
week Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sepanek
entertained Mrs. Anna Heiny, Mrs,
Geo. Lambirth and daughter Cela-
tha and Messrs. Irl Clary and Wil
Merle Bennett was an Echo vis
itor on Monday of this week.
A week ago Saturday Dan Lind
sey and son Elec motored to Pen
C. Melville took J. C. Thompson
on Wednesday to the doctors. Mr.
Thompson had his hand treated and
the bones set But it proved to be
a tedious task as the accident oc
curred on Sunday and he was un
able to get out before Wednesday.
It will be at least six" weeks before
he will be able to use his hand at
The Misses Naomi and Audrey
Moore spent part of last week with
their sister and brother-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Neill.
There was no school at Pine City
the past two weeks owing to the
bad roads. The school busses were
unable to get through.
John Williams who spent some
time in Pendleton has returned to
the home of Ed Ditty.
C. Melville was a business visitor
at Stanfleld and Hermiston Saturday.
J. C. Thompson had the misfor
tune to get two bones broken in his
right hand, the result of an accident
with his horse and sleigh.
The Misses Naomi and Audrey
Moore and Peggy Thompson were
recent guests of Miss Gertrude
Charles Berry has been in Echo
the past two weeks, suffering from
a badly sprained knee which he re
ceived while feeding sheep for Tom
Boylen on the West Camp ranch.
Messrs. Charles and Neil Melville
were Hermiston and Echo shoppers
Margaret Herndon spent Wednes
day visiting with Peggy Thompson
and Naomi Moore at the Thompson
Mike Sepanek and daughter Betty
were Echo visitors quite recently.
On Saturday afternoon Miss Ger
trude E. Tichenor had the misfor
tune to slip on some ice and a ser
iously sprained ankle was the re
sult of the accident.
"Snowbound" is the word for Al
pine. Only two regular mail deliv
eries in the last three weeks; snow
to the knees; icicles six feet long
and big accordingly hanging from
the eaves on the shady side of the
school house; temperature from 20
to 28 degrees below zero at night
and no relief in sight at present
School attendance has been good
drove to Hermiston on Tuesday of
last week for a supply of fuel, get
ting it home just before the extreme
Ruth Bennett was absent from
school the better part of last week,
owing to drifted roads.
To celebrate the occasion a major
ity of the young people who had as
sisted at the rabbit drive gathered
at the home of George Lambirth
and spent a pleasant evening at
pinochle and pedro. A delicious
lunch was served near the close of
the evening. Those present besides
the family were Helen Bennett
Bill, John and Lawrence Doherty,
Betty and Bernice Sepanek, Willard
Hawley, Mrs. Anna Helny, Jack
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Clary and
Vtindi Menuhin. New
world famous 12 year old master
of "the violin, with the $60,000
Stradivarius violin presented to
him by Mr. and Mrs. nenry uoiu
considering the weather. The ab
sentees live from three to four miles
from the building.
G. L. Bennett is finding that re
covery from flu and pneumonia is a
No church services have been
held in this vicinity for the last
three Sundays owing to the blocked
roads and intense cold.
Frank Saling and Willard Haw
ley took two Chryslers to Pendle
ton on Saturday. They touna tne
driving quite a cold and disagree
Merle Bennett, wife and mother
recently made a business trip to
Echo. They found the town pretty
well frozen in.
Hazel Bennet thas been having
considerable ear trouble since re
covering from the flu.
Mrs. Anna Heiny had a slight at
tack of pleurisy last week but was
able to do most of her school work.
Mrs. George Lambirth slipped on
the snow and suffered a hard fall
which caused an injury to her hip
that is still bothering her.
Lost our mail carrier. Disap
peared a couple of weeks ago and
has bobbed up only once since. Any
news of him will be gratefully re
ceived by a suffering public.
' Merle Bennett, accompanied by
Grover Sibley and Mrs. Lambirth,
INTERMEDIATE POINTS j'
Stages leave from
Expreae Package Carried 4
DRINK MORE MILK
Wise old Mother Nature made milk
for children. Into it she put every
thing needed for sustenance, and in
the most easily assimilated form.
So, Drink More Milk. Let the
children have plenty. It is the
cheapest food you can buy.
Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
WIGHTMAN BROS, Prop.
200 Head of Registered Shorthorn Cattle
TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION
FEBRUARY 22ND and FEBRUARY 23RD
165 BULLS 35 FEMALES
HEBD BULLS, BA.NGE BULLS AND BULLS FOB FABM USE
The 105 BULLS -which are offered in these two sales, will have more aae,
size and quality to suit the RANGE MAN than any other offeringa to be
made this Spring. With this number of cattle to alei:t from you can buy
to suit your needs, in any price range you wish. The females are a select
Friday Feb. 22, 1929
10:30 A. M.
80 Bulls 15 Females
From the beet herda Id the
For Catalonge of Breeder! Sale write
CAM. GRIEF, UNIONTOWN, WN.
Hertules Stock Farm
Saturday, Feb. 23, 1929
10:30 A. M.
85 Bulls 15 Females
Hercnlea Show and feed yard rec
ords prove their quality. Animala
sold snbject to a aixty-day reteat
For Catalonia of Hercnlea Sale write
F. M. ROTKBOCK CO., SPOKANE
The railroads grant a half rate on lens than carload shipments. When
nurchawrn uing a common shipping point buy in either or both the
Breeders' or Hei-ule." Sales, o carload of not less than fifteen head the
sellers will pay one-half the freight any distance within six hundred miles,
when one railroad is used. See your neighbor and arrange to attend these
Bales and combine your shipments.
"SANDY" KEITH, Auctioneer
1 Assisted by
Harry L. Bnmmera, Salmon, Idaho, and Earl O. Walter, Filer, Idaho.
In Our New Location Corner
Entrance Case Apartment
Building, with a fresh,
complete stock of
THE HOME OF GOOD EATS
Phone Main 53 We Deliver
their two childien.
lira. Anna Helny took dinner at
the home of George Lambirth on
Miss Bernice Sepanek, who Is reg
istered this semester for post grad
uate work, was absent the past
week because of threatened lung
Willard Hawley is suffering from
an attack of bronchitis and was un
able to attend the final rabbit
drive, although he is not confined
to his home.
Miss Helen Bennett has had ton
silitis during the past week but is
making a speedy recovery.
Straw for Sale Lexington, SF32.
We Guard Savings
There are many sharpers who lie
awake nights scheming how to get their
hands on people's money.
Your savings in our bank are guard
ed against loss and earn good interest as
well. Don't wait, bring them in today.
Farmers & Stockgrowers National
Heppner Bank OreSn
and the Roads Are Clear
IHEN will start the rush
and bustle of spring ac
tivity. Housecleaning will
not be the only task to keep farm
and town folk employed. Repairs
on buildings and machinery made
necessary by the rigors of winter,
must be made; depleted larders
must be restored, and the Spring
wardrobe looked to.
For all of which Heppner mer
chants will be well stocked to
meet your needs.
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