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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1929.
RUFUS E. BURROUGHS
DIES AT GALAX, VA.
War Veteran, Brother of Mrs. Chas.
B. Cox, Paid High Tribute
at Funeral Service.
Rufus E. Burroughs, half-brother
of Mrs. Chas. B. Cox, of this city,
died Friday, May 30, at Galax, Va..
following an emergency operation
for an acute attack of appendicitis.
He was born in Carroll county, Va.,
S3 years ago. Mr. Burroughs was
a World war veteran, having been
in Heppner at the time he left to
join the army from the home of
Mrs. Cox here. He served in the
same division with Harvey Bauman
of this city and Henry Krebs, of
Cecil, and gave his right arm in the
battle of the Argonne. For several
years Mr. Burroughs was in the
employ of C. A. Minor, then of this
city but now residing at Hermiston.
From the Galax Post-Herald we
have the following account of the
funeral services held in his honor:
" 'Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me.
And may there be no moaning
of the bar
When I put out to sea.'
"With these beautiful words of
Tennyson and appropriate scriptur
al quotations Rev. A. C. Meadows
opened the impressive funeral ser
vices held for Rufus E. Burroughs
at the Baptist church last Sunday
afternoon. A touching prayer by
Rev. Bunts, hymns by the choir,
and then his pastor, Rev. J. R.
Johnson paid a wonderful tribute to
the memory of this splendid young
" 'No more fitting tribute could be
paid the memory of Brother Rufus
Burroughs than to say of him what
David said when the news came
that Abner, the illustrious son of
ancient Israel had fallen. "Know
ye not that there is a prince and a
great man fallen this day in Israel."
Yes, Rufus was a prince a man of
the first rank.
" 'He had the bearings of a man.
God had blessed him with a fine
physique and he used it to the glory
of God and in the service of human
ity. " "He was a man of courage. By
this I mean more than, just military
courage. He had the courage of a
soldier. For twenty months he
served as a soldier in the late war.
In the Argonne he faced the enemy
and as a memorial to his courage
as a soldeir gave his right arm.
But his was more than a soldier's
courage. There is an excitement in
battle which thrills the nerves and
heats the blood. The real test of
one's courage is what he does in
times of peace. What did he do?
" 'He came back home with no
word of complaint that the war had
cost him his right arm. He asked
no favors for making such a sacri
fice. But with that same courage
that he had displayed on the field
of battle he took up his duties as
a citizen and faced life with a smile.
" 'His was the courage of a Chris
tian. Never shall I forget the hap
py thrill that came to my heart, less
than a year ago when after the
sermon had been preached and the
Invitation given, this brave soldier
and citizen came forward and con
fessed Christ as his personal Savior
and after following Him in baptism
served as one of the most loyal
members our church has ever had.
" 'His was a lasting courage. Just
a short time before he passed away
he said, "I will not pull through but
it is all right, I am not afraid."
Courageous in battle, in time of
peace and in death. His was a
" 'His stay on earth was very
short: thirty three years, two
months and twenty-three days. Yet
we should remember it is not the
length of one's life that counts but
what he does with it
We live in deeds, not words
In facts, not in the figures on a dial;
We should count time by heart
He lives most who feels most
Thinks the noblest acts the best" '
"Brother Burroughs leaves to
mourn his departure, a wife and
two little boys, also his mother, one
brother, two sisters, three half bro
thers and two half sisters, as well
as other relatives and a great host
"He was an adjutant in the Amer
ican Legion and one of its most ac
"He has gone on that last long
journey that we all must travel. He
cannot come back to us but we can
go to him. Let us determine to do
this. Here in the sacred shadows
of his hallowed memory let us ded
icate ourselves to those principles
that were dear to him and ever be
grateful to God for the happy priv
ilege of having known him even for
so brief a time.
"Let us lift our eyes to the land
whence he has gone and say in the
words of the poet:
iny uay nas uuuie, uui guue.
Tny sun nas risen, noi set;
Thy life is now beyond
The reach of death or change,
Not ended, but begun.
O noble soul! O gentle heart!
Hail and farewell.'
There has never been such a
gorgeous display of beautiful flow
ers and exquisite designs in Galax
as those carried into the church by
a group of women friends of the
family. This service required about
The Blue Ridge fost, American
Legion formed a guard of honor
throughout the services. As the fun
eral cortege entered and left the
church they stood at present arms
under the U. S. and Post flags, on
the steps and terraces forming an
aisle through which passed the
mourners and friends.
"The Legion conducted the ser
vices at the grave according to the
touching and beautiful ritual of the
Legion. Overhead, soared a plane
from which Camant Higgins and W.
Berry dropped roses.
The pallbearers, all members of
the American Legion included Fred
Roberts, Gordon C. Felts, W. R.
Gardner, Dan B. Waugh, Dr. W. P.
Davis, Dr. B. F. Eckles, Garnet Ed
wards and R. L. Nelson.
"The honorary pallbearers were
Dr. R. A. Klro, J. P. Carico, C. P.
Waugh, E. B. Lenox, J. H. Wither
ow, Dr. J. K. Caldwell, H. W. Boaz,
B. C. Vaughan."
(Continued from Ft ret Pace)
End. The Rand, Dillabough, and
Mead families were guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Royal Ranas made
a business trip to Heppner last
The Home Economics club is
planning a party for the youngsters
of the project on Wednesday, June
26 at Tom's camp. Every child on
the project is invited. Ice cream
and cake will be served.
Mr. DeLong, an old school friend
of Royal Rands, stopped for a short
visit at the Rands home on his way
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Murchle are
here from Wasco visiting at the
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Broyles had
Mr. and Mrs. John Pruter as their
guests on Sunday at a lovely din
ner. Mrs. Pruter is pleased to have
her sister and niece from Illinois
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Mrs. O. B. Olson and Norine came
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and other points. Norine has been
down there since the first of June.
Mrs. Olson went to see her brother
Hugo Koskl, who has been very ill.
He is recovering from a serious op
eration for ulcers of the stomach.
Mrs. Olson visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Koski at Mayger.
A tiny daughter, Betty Jean, was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gross
on June 12 at the Hermiston hos
pital, but lived only four hours. It
was laid to rest in the Boardman
Pete Slevin made a business trip
to Heppner on Wednesday.
Strobels, who live on the Knauff
place, have had a telephone install
ed. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cramer, Earl
Cramer and son Basil, left Thurs
day for a motor trip to California.
They plan to go as far south as
Los Angeles and visit all other
points of interest along the way.
Mrs. Cramer will visit her mother
and they will look up other friends
and relatives. ' They will be absent
three or four weeks.
The days of turbulent, tumultuous
school elections in Boardman seem
to be in the limbo of the past and
the one held Monday was a very
quiet affair. Lee Mead was elected
to fill the vacancy caused by C. S.
Calkins' departure and Chas. Wick
lander to succeed T. E. Broyles who
has served faithfully for the past
nine years. Mrs. Lee Mead was
reelected clerk over her protest She
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year and handled the difficult posi
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Both Mr. Wicklander and Mr.
Mead know the circumstances here
regarding school affairs and know
the financial difficulties which con
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ways taken an active part in civic
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their new honors with ease and
credit It is a thankless task at
Mrs. G. A. Harju and four chil
dren went to Pendleton Sunday to
attend the meetings of the Finnish
Lutheran church being held there.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wicklander
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evening at their home on the West
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