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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1931
Managua in Ruins After Earthquake
Widespread ruin and destitution followed the recent earthquake at the capital of Nicaragua in which
(000 person lost their Uvea and many thousands were rendered homeless.
A Ruthless Photo
JENNIE E. McMURRAY.
Commencement time is drawing
near and this year will see the larg
est class of graduates in the history
of the school. The baccalaureate
sermon will be delivered by Rev. W.
W. Head, pastor of the Congrega
tional church. The service will be
in the Chrsitian church, May 7. The
Junior-Senior banquet will be May
20. and commencement exercises
May 21. Mr. James T. Matthews of
Willamette university has been
chosen to deliver the commence
Following is the high school base
ball schedule: April 24, Condon at
lone; May 1, lone at Arlington;
May 8, lone at Condon; May 14,
Arlington at lone.
The Cecil Sunday school and 4-H
calf club held a picnic at the Cecil
schoolhouse Sunday. The club held
a meeting in the forenoon, dinner
was served at noon and this was fol
lowed by Sunday school. All pre
sent enjoyed a very happy day: Mrs.
H. E. Cool is the efficient leader of
the 4-H calf club. Mabel Cool is
president, Dot Crabtree is vice
president, and Leo Crabtree, secre
tary. The other members of the
club are Dimple Crabtree, Opal and
Maud Cool, Ellis and Lee Pettyjohn,
Stanley Sherrard, Roland Rubeck,
Dale Lundell, Howard Crowell and
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shipley have
moved into the Mrs. Robert Bal
comb house on Second street The
Shipleys formerly occupied the Kel
ler house on Main street
Drilling operations of the Wells
Spring Gas and Oil company at his
toric old Wells springs continues to
attract the usual Sunday crowds.
Last Sunday several people met
there for a picnic dinner. The jov
ial hosts were Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Harbison, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bal
siger, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger,
W. W. Head, Miss Marguerite
Troge, Mrs. Delia Corson. Miss Flor
ence Shippey and Mrs. John Louy.
Guests from Portland were John
Harbke, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bate
man, Mrs. Chas. Loeding and Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd Estes. Mr. " and
Mrs. M. R. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Buschke and others were guests
from this district who also enjoyed
the dinner and the delicious coffee
made over the burning gas coming
from the well in ever increasing
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Peterson
were hosts to the Topic club Satur
day evening at their home in the
Harris apartments. Guests present
were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gorger,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Denny, Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Feldman, Mr. and Mrs.
S. E. Hatch, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ma
son, Mr. and Mrs. Omar Rietmann,
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rietmann, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Rietmann, Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Mankin, Mrs. Inez Freeland,
lira. Earl Blake, Mrs. George Tuck
er and Mrs. Elmer Griffith. High
awards were made to Mrs. Tucker
and Mr. Feldman. Low scores were
made by Mrs. Denny and Omar
Rietmann. Delicious refreshments
Mrs. Clifford Christopherson who
has been ill for some time with
Bright's disease was taken last Fri
day to the Walla Walla hospital for
Mrs. Katie Petteys is still critic
ally 111 at her home on Willow
Mrs. Fred Nichoson who has been
very ill with erysipelas is reported
to be Improving.
Mrs. Bert Mason joined a party
of Heppner friends last Thursday
and all motored to Walla Walla to
be present when the worthy grand
matron of the state of Washington
paid her official visit to the Walla
Walla chapter O. E. S. The party
returned home Friday.
Mrs. S. E. Hatch was the dinner
guest of friends in Arlington last
Friday. She attended the regular
meeting of Jasmine chapter, O. E.
S., In the evening and on the return
trip was accompanied by her brother-in-law,
L. B. Hatch, who spent
the week end in lone.
Harriet Heliker was taken to The
Dalles hospital Wednesday, April
15, and on Thursday underwent an
operation for appendicitis. She Is
making a satisfactory recovery.
Her mother, Mrs. Ernest Heliker,
remained with her for several days.
Some improvements are being
made on Legion hall which was
recently purchased by lone post,
American Legion. When complet
ed, aside from the large dance hall,
there will be lodge rooms for both
the auxiliary and legion, a kitchen,
and two rest rooms.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell and
children were Sunday guests at the
Carl Barlow home. Mr. and Mrs,
Barlow- are at present employed on
the Scott Brown place on Rhea
Mr. and Mrs. John Krebs motored
Babe Ruth recently played on a
team against, the House of David,
whose members all wear whiskers.
Babe's disguise failed to fool even the
to The Dalles Saturday. On the re
turn trip they stopped at Wasco
where they visited at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Funk.
In the baseball game Sunday at
Heppner, lone won over the neigh
boring team, the final score being
13-14. Next Sunday lone will play
Fossil on the local field.
Mrs. George Frank and Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Rowell and children re
cently motored to Hermiston where
they were joined by Miss Hazel
Frank and all drove to Stanfield
where they spent a pleasant day
with Mr. Rowell's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Mike Rowell.
Dr. A. B. Gray and Miss Edith
Stallard conducted health examin
ations at the lone school on Thurs
day of last week.
L. H. McMahon, traffic officer; G.
A. Bleakman, commissioner, and
Lucy E. Rodgers, school superin
tendent, visited the school here
April 15. Mr. McMahon spoke to
the high school students on traffic
regulations while Mr. Bleakman's
talk was on forest conservation.
The ladies of the Baptist church
will hold a food and fancy work
sale on Saturday, May 2. ;
There will be preaching services
in the Christian church Sunday,
April 26, at 3 o'clock In the after
noon. All are invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Glover Peck of Her
miston visited briefly at the Harvey
Ring home Monday. From here
they went to the home of Mr. Peck's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Peck
of Lexington where Mrs. Peck Jr.
will remain for a few week's visit.
The O. E. S. Social club met at
Masonic hall Friday afternoon. De
licious refreshments were served by
the hostess, Mrs. Willard Blake.
Present were Mrs. Carl Feldman,
Miss Katheryn Feldman, Mrs. Peter
Timm, Miss Opal Finn, Mrs. Harlan
McCurdy, Mrs. R. E. Harbsion, Mrs.
Fred Mankin and Mrs. Ella David
son. Mrs. R. E. Harbison will be
hostess at the next meeting to be
held May 15.
Henry Dennis of Springfield Is
transacting business and calling on
old friends here this week. Mr.
Dennis is a former resident of the
Hazel Ledbetter motored to Hood
River Saturday, returning Sunday.
He was a guest at the home of his
brother, Sam Ledbetter, and in com
pany with his brother and several
other sportsmen, went on a fishing
trip up the Deschutes river. He re
potts a good time and fair luck at
German Police doge Pups for
sale, $25 each. See E. E. Adkins,
Good 3-bottom, 16-ln. John Deere
plow for sale hardened shears.
Frank Shively, Heppner, 52tf.
A large crowd of Alpine people
motored to Arlington last Saturday
to hear the inter-county declama
tory contest. Sixteen grade school
contestants and seven high school
contestants from four counties, Un
ion, Umatilla, Morrow and Gilliam,
took part. Morrow county won
three of the gold medals and Uma
tilla four. Peggy Kilkenny and
Alex Lindsay of Alpine each won
a first place.
Julian Rauch and children, Irvin
and Juan, motored to Echo Sunday
where they spent the day visiting.
Mrs. Chas. Schmidt and son Al
fred spent Sunday evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Bennett.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rauch and
family were Sunday visitors at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ma
jeske of Lexington.
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county
school superintendent; L. H. Mc
Mahon, state traffic officer, and G
A. Bleakman, county commission
er, visited at Alpine schoolhouse
Tuesday where Mr. McMahon talk
ed to the students on traffic rules
and Mr. Bleakman on forest preser
Willard Hawley, Mrs. Bert Michel
and Miss Margaret Howard motor
ed to Heppner Thursday where they
attended to business.
Mrs. G. L. Bennett motored to
Hermiston and Echo on business
Grover Sibley, now employed as
a barber in Pendleton, spent Sun
day visiting friends in this community.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Klinger
and children, Doris and Kenneth,
visited in Echo Sunday from Straw
Miss Mae Kilkenny of Hinton
creek spent Sunday visiting at the
home of her uncle, Frank Kilkenny
of Sand Hollow.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward McDaid,
Catherine and Nora McDaid drove
to Hermiston Sunday afternoon.
A number of Alpine people visit
ed at the gas well at Wells springs
Sunday, where they were served
coffee made on the gas from the
Mrs. B. P. Doherty and Mrs. P,
J. Curran called on Mrs. John Calla
han of Juniper on Sunday.
John Curran of Lexington moved
his sheep down to the Kilkenny
ranch last week where he will have
Mrs. G. L. Bennett made a short
visit at the Alpine school Monday
Mrs. Breshears and daughters,
Bessie and Ruth, Miss Gertrude
Tichenor and Miss Bernice Heft
motored down from La Grande to
Arlington Saturday to attend the
inter-county contest held there be
tween Morrow, Umatilla, Gilliam
and Union counties.
Callers at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Irl Clary Sunday were Mrs.
Chas.. Schmidt, Art and Alfred
Schmidt, Farrell and Ed Houn-
schell, Joe Kilkenny, Ruth Bennett,
Camilla and Peggy Kilkenny. While
there ' they enjoyed several games
Dan Doherty motored to Pendle
ton Wednesday, returnnig home the
same day. The shearers expect to
begin work on Mr. Doherty's sheep
Alpine pejle who attended the
contest at Arlington Saturday were
Mr. and Mrs. Irl Clary and chil
dren, Mrs. Frank Kilkenny, Mrs. P.
J. Curran, Mildred, Margaret and
Reitha Howard, Mrs. Julian Rauch
and daughter Jean, Catherne, Nora
and Margaret McDaid, Mr. and Mrs,
Dan Lindsay, Bruce and Annie Ree
Lindsay, Kathernie, Rosella, Dor
othy Doherty, Bernard Doherty, W,
J. Doherty, Alex Lindsay and Law
The next 4-H sewing club meet
ing, which was to have been held
at the home of Mrs. P. J. Curran,
has been changed and will now be
held Friday afternoon at the Straw
berry school. This will be our last
Mrs. Rose Sandburg of Lexington,
sister of John Curran, is visiting
at the home of Mrs. Frank Kilken
ny of Alpine.
Nora and Catherine McDaid vis
ited with Mrs. W. T. Doherty and
Mrs. P. J. Doherty of Juniper Fri
day and Saturday of last week.
Don't forget folks! The monthly
Farm Bureau meeting will be held
at Alpine on Saturday, May 2. A
huge crowd is expected and a good
program is being prepared by the
Alpine high and grade schools and
others. There will be only one other
meeting after this one. Then they
will cease until September. So come
and be with us.
Irl Clary Jr. and Mildred Clary
visited at the home of Bernard Do
herty Monday evening. -
The Pearson shearing crew which
has been shearing B. P. Doherty's
sheep, finished their work there last
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lindsay and
daughter Annie Ree motored to
Pendleton Tuesday on business.
John Curran and his sister, Mrs.
Rose Sandburg, drove to Pendleton
on business Monday and returned
to Alpine Tuesday.
Mrs. P. J. Curran spent Sunday
visiting at the B. P. Doherty ranch
in Sand Hollow.
Lois Adams visited Mrs. Retta
Miss Cecil Stevens, teacher in The
Dalles schools, spent the week end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wes
There will be a community picnic
the last Monday of school for the
parents of school children.
Mrs. Ada Cannon and children
were callers In town Sunday.
Mrs. Pearl Steers has been on
the sick list this week.
Victor Johnson was a visitor here
Boy Hero Will Be Hoover's Guest
MRS. ELLA FARRENS.
The beautiful spring weather we
have had for the last week, has
been much appreciated after the
long period of rains. A number of
people took advantage of the occa
sion to plant their gardens.
The croquet set recently purchas
ed by townspeople has been very
much in use during the past week
and we are anxiously looking for
ward to the institution of the ten
nis and miniature golf sets.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mahrt and
daughter Leah, former residents of
this community, were visiting old
time friends here Sunday.
Francis Leathers motored to Kin-
zua one day last week and visited
at the home of her sister-in-law,
Mrs. Chas. Rauch. She was accom
panied by Micky Cox.
Mrs. Henry Coats nad son Reeves
were business visitors in Heppner
Carey Hastings recently returned
from California where he has been
shearing for the past month.
Buck Adams, Forrest and Char
lotte Adams were visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Burnsdie Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lotus Robison were
visiting friends and relatives here
one day last week.
Dan Potter was a visitor here
Darrel Farrens visited at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. A. Farrens, Sunday.
Miss Zetta Bleakman and Mrs.
Lee Bleakman were visiting rela
tives here Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Burnside were
callers in town Sunday.
Mrs. La Veil Hams was attending
to matters of .business here Tues
Guy Hastings spent Sunday with
The Misses Loye and Lily John
son and Maurice McKitric attended
the show in Heppner Saturday
The little son of Mr. and Mrs,
Harlan Adams has been quite ill
this week. He is now reported to be
on the way to recovery.
Garnet Ashbaugh, small son of
Mr. and Mrs. Clair Ashbaugh, has
been quite ill for several days. He
was taken to the doctor on Friday,
Pearl Leathers, senior in the high
school, was absent from school most
of the week due to a serious case
Mrs. LaVilla Howell and daugh
ter Norma Maxine visited at home
of Mrs. Howell's father, Jasper Wal
Miss Elvira Bleakman and Miss
MRS. W. C. ISOM.
Ralph Beneflel, who has been vis
iting his father, Chas. Beneflel, for
some time, returned to his work
at Tillamook Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C Isom were
calling on the Ed Beusels of Her
J. K. Gill of Portland Seed house
was calling on friends in this vicin
Traffic officers J. McMahon of Ar
lington and George Bleakman of
Heppner visited the school Thurs
day, each giving a short but Inter
esting talk to the students.
Mrs. Joe Puckett and daughter
Joyce, who spent the winter at Hen
rietta, Okla., returned Thursday and
Joyce is again enrolled in the grade
R. V. Jones and wife were Her
miston visitors Friday.
F. Wisdom met with quite a ser
ious accident Saturday when the
horse he was driving became fright
ened and ran away, overturning the
buggy and throwing Mr. Wisdom to
the pavement. Friends took him to
his home and Dr. Christopherson
was called at once.
The strawberry crop In this vi
cinity was Injured seriously by the
severe frost Friday and Saturday
A meeting of those interested in
the cooperative creamery movement
was held Friday night and the ma
jority signed up after listening to
B. E. Sykes of Sandy, Ore., relate
his experience with cooperative
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers of Heppner
was visiting the school Wednesday.
The high school band members
motored to La Grande early Sat
urday morning to take part in the
eastern Oregon band contest, but
were very disappointed when no
other bands were entered against
them, as it had been reported that
at least six bands would enter the
contest. However, they had the
pleasure of playing to a large and
Donald Isom, who entered the
cornet solo contest carried off first
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Houghton, Mr.
and Mrs. R. V. Jones, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Leicht, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Wier and Frank Brace attended the
Mr. and Mrs. F. Brace, Robert
Walpole, Verdie Leach and Earl
Isom were Sunday guests of Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Isom.
The high school gym was occup
ied by a large crowd of young folks
and their parents Friday evening
and a lovely time was spent in
games and dancing after which a
delicious lunch was served.
raised seems assured. Market re
ceipts of eggs at leading markets
since April 1 have been lighter than
at the same time last year and stor
age holdings of both eggs and poul
try are less than in 1930 at this
Dairy production has held up well
but storage holdings are not bur
densome. This indicates that at
current prices consumption has
kept pace with the increase in pro
duction. Pasture conditions are re
ported good in Oregon and Wash
ington, but very poor in California
and below average over the country
as a whole.
A large surplus of farm labor is
indicated which, the extension econ
omists say, is a situation which does
not prevail when business condi
tions are normal. However, the re
port finds that "business conditions
are mending slowly but surely."
One difficulty in the farm situa
tion Indicated by the report is the
weak export demand for farm pro
ducts. Fresh apples and pears and
dried prunes and apricots have been
very light and the total of all com
modities combined during recent
months has been less than at any
time in the past 15 years.
Some encouragement is found in
the fact that the general index of
farm prices advanced one point
from mid-February to mid-March,
but the exchange value of farm pro
ducts is still very unfavorable to
HOT LAKE, OREGON
Will continue to operate as formerly.
A fully equipped clinic to handle all medical and
surgical cases. Laboratory, X-ray and radium
equipment. Hot springs, a valuable adjunct in the
treatment of all forms of Rheumatism.
An Obstetrical Department has been added and
obstetrical cases will be given the best of care both
before and after delivery.
Literature will be sent on request
ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO
DR. MARK T. PHY
(Successor to Dr. W. T. Phy)
Get our new low rates on hauling live
stock to North Portland Stockyards.
10,000 Cargo Insurance
John Day Valley Freight Line
M. VENABLE, Manager. Office 5 E. May St Phone 1S6S
An optimistic note for agriculture
is sounded in the current economic
report just issued by the Extension
service at Oregon State college.
Turkey supplies in the nation's
coolers are 60 per cent less than a
year ago, the report points out. The
shortage is about 6 million pounds
compared to April 1, 1930, and over
4 million pounds compared to the 5
year average on April 1.
"The egg and poultry market out
look is also more favorable. A sharp
reduction in the number of pullets
Years of experience together with a modern funeral home
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Heppner, Oregon, April S3, 1931.
Bryan Untiedt, 13-year-old hero
of the bus disaster near Lamar,
Colo m which six children lost
their five'will be an orernight
guest of the President.
We just had a wire
from our New York
ing a most unusual ac
cident. It seems that
this prize - fighting
giant, Primo Camera,
was driving down
Broadway and threw
out his arm to signal
a left turn and two
Austins ran up his
sleeve. As we go to
press the Austins have
not been located.
are mighty nice for
summer and add an
other room to the
Style experts say
that sleeveless, back
less, and neckless
dresses will make
their appearance this
summer. (Note: Mos
quitoes are looking
forward with pleasure
to this prospective en
largement of their
KEEP HIM OUT.
There was a time
when "Swat the fly"
was a popular slogan.
But that time has
gone and now screens
are extremely Import
ant in the life of the
Houses painted to
stay painted. It is just
as easy to get a good
paint job as it is to get
the other kind.
What's more, It will
save you money in the
end. Ask for an esti
mate on your house.
We will be glad to
give you an estimate
on the cost of screen
ing your home.
A New York banker has figured
out that if six copper coins recently
unearthed, bearing the date of 600
yars B C, had been placed at com
pound interest since coined, the re
turns would have been immense.
How much? Well, it's past the
power of comprehension. The Am
erican value of these coins was only 6
cents, yet they would have earned at
compound interest during the past
2,500 years a ball of gold 62 times as
large as this earth, so the New Yoker
Fir& National Bank