Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, December 24, 1931, Image 5

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Mrs. Laura L. Kent, an aunt of
Oral and Ralph Scott was a visitor
during the week .with her relatives
here. Mrs. Kent is a past president
of the Rebekah assembly of Iowa,
and was a guest of the local Re
bekahs on Friday evening, when
that body put on their Christmas
party. The program included tab'
leaux, 'The Coming of the Three
Wise Men' and "The Christmas
Party," and a reading by Mrs. Paul
Menegat There was a distribution
of presents and refreshments were
John M. Elder arrived in Hepp-
ner the end of the week from his
home at West Fir in answer to
summons to the bedside of his fa
ther, the late Frank Elder. John
is manager of a mill at West Frl,
Having been in the old home town
but once since graduation from
high school here in 1914, he found
many changes, but enjoyed greet
ing old time friends.
Charles Barlow, who took his
small daughter Lucille to Portland
two weeks ago for expert medical
treatment, has communicatetd the
information to the Latourell Auto
company where he is employed,
that he will be home Sunday eve
ning barring unforseen eventual
ities that might necessitate his
staying longer.
F. E. Mason was in from the
Rhea creek farm on Tuesday, do
ing some Christmas shopping. The
Chinook hit down that way several
days following the time it struck
Heppner. There was no run-oft of
water, so Frank says, the ground
getting the full benefit of the mois
ture from the seven or eight inches
of snow.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Anglin enter
tained for a Christmas dinner on
Sunday at their home on Gilmore
street. Guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Schwarz, Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Reavis, Dr. C. W. Barr and
Homer Hayes. Games of various
kinds were played and enjoyed
throughout the afternoon and early
Chester Darbee, resident agent of
the O. W. R. & N. company, de
parted on his Christmas vacation
Saturday, going to Portland for a
few days, and then returning to
Redmond for a visit with his
daughter, Mra Ray Rogers and
family, expecting to be there for
Mrs. O. Hilding Bengston, nee
Luola Benge, visited several days
the first of the week at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Benge, expecting to return yester
day to her home at Medford to
spend Christmas.
J. L. Carter, administrator of the
estate of Joseph Rector, deceased,
departed for his home at Portland
on Saturday night He had been
spending several weeks hre and ex
pects to return about the middle of
Frank Plgg, income tax account
ant with the internal revenue de
partment of the federal govern
ment, was in Heppner Monday and
Tuesday on business. His home is
at Pendleton.
George Ely of lone was in at
tendance at the Masonic installa
tions In Heppner on Saturday eve
ning. He is a leading Mason of the
Wheat city.
Miss Gladys Benge, who teaches
in junior high school at Medford,
is home to spend the holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eph Es
kelson. Dean T. Goodman went to Port
land Saturday on receipt of news
of the serious Illness of his father.
He returned home Tuesday eve
ning. Dan B. Stalter departed Tuesday
for Portland to spend Christmas
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
H. E. Van Valkenburg.
At the last meeting of Willows
grange held at Cecil hall. O. L.
Lundell was again elected master
by a unanimous vote. Mr. Lundell
has had the honor of holding this
office in the grange ever since its
organization in 1924. Other officers
elected were Vida Heliker, over
seer; Mrs. O. L. Lundell, lecturer;
Walter Gibson, steward; Bertha
Cool, chaplain; H. E. Cool, treasur
er; Mrs. George Krebs, secretary;
Dot Crabtree, Ceres; Dimple Crab
tree, Flora; Harriet Heliker, Po
mona; George Krebs, gate keeper;
Donald Heliker, assistant steward;
Mabel Cool, lady assistant steward.
Willows grange will give a
Christmas program next Saturday
night at Cecil hall. This enter
tainment will be some thing out of
the ordinary as each family in the
grange is to furnish one number on
the program. The grange is also
sponsoring a modern and old-time
dance to be given Tuesday evening,
December 29, in Legion hall, lone.
The get-together meeting of Re
bekahs and Odd Fellows held Sat
urday evening in Odd Fellows hall
was well attended and all report
an enjoyable time. All lodges in
the county were represented ex
cept Hardman. The attendance
was estimated at sixty. Pot-luck
dinner was served and games and
dancing enjoyed.
The Union Sunday school held
election of officers Sunday morn
ing with the following results:
Paul Balsiger, superintendent; Ni
colal Thompsen, assistant superin
tendent; Mrs. Ray Robison, secre
tary; Mrs. J. W. Howk, assistant
secretary; Mrs. Emll Swanson,
treasurer; Mrs. Loren Hale, assist
ant treasurer; Mrs. Walter Rob
erts, organist; Mrs. Earl Blake, as
sistant organist; Louis Balsiger,
song leader. Teachers chosen were
Ray Robison, Mrs. Frank Engel
man, Mrs. J. W. Howk, Mrs. Lee
Howell, Miss Veda Eubanks, and
Mrs. Walter Roberts.
Monday morning Alfred Balsiger
underwent an operation for appen
dicitis in a Hood River hospital.
The young man was taken ill while
at his school work in Portland. His
sister, Mrs. Allan Learned, of Dar
rington, Wash., came to Portland
and assisted in moving him to
Hood River, that he might be un
der the care of his uncle, Dr. John
Balsiger of White Salmon. Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Balsiger, and Louis Bal
siger, parents and uncle of the pa
tient, motored to Hood River Sun.
The high school play, "Polishing
Papa, a domestic comedy in three
acts, given Friday night under the
direction of Miss Marguerite Mau
zey, was well presented, each char
acter being well fitted for the part
Postmistress Ruby O. Roberts In
forms us that the amount of
Christmas mail passing through the
office this year is far below normal.
The little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Elvin Ely was- removed from
the Heppner hospital Friday ttf the
home of her parents near Morgan.
She is much improved.
Both our basketball teams lost in
the games played Saturday night
at Umatilla, the boys by a score of
25-29, and the girls by a score of
Mrs. John Eubanks departed Fri
day for Portland to join her hus
band who is in the city working for
Clark and company.
Mrs. Harvey Ring entertained a
party of young folks last Thursday
evening from 8 till 8, honoring her
son, Harry, and daughter, Ber
nlce, whose birthday anniversaries
came within the week. Indoor
games were enjoyed and refresh
ments of sandwiches, cake and two
kinds of jello were served. Chil
dren present were Grace Lindeken,
Sibyl and Dorothy Howell, Helen
Lundell, Eleanor and Billy Eu
banks, Alan Howk, Earline Farris,
Katherine Griffith, Bobby Morgan
and Jane Fitzpatrick.
Mrs. Mary Cunningham left Fri
day for her home in Post Falls, Id
aho, after spending a few weeks
with her sister, Mrs. Elmer Grif
fith. Mr. Griffith took Mrs. Cun
ningham as far an Arlington by
Garland Swanson, student at Ey
erly aviation school. Salem, Nor
man Swanson, student at Willam
ette university, and Francis Troed
son of Oregon State college are all
home for Christmas vacation.
Plans for the Christmas enter
tainment in lone were changed at
the last moment The Union Sun
day school and American Legion
and auxiliary have joined forces.
There will be but one program.
This will be given at the school
auditorium on Wednesday evening,
December 23. A cordial invitation
is extended to all. There will be
treats for the children,
lone lodge No. 120, A. F. & A. M.,
and Locust chapter No. 119, O. E.
S., held joint installation last Wed
nesday evening at Masonic hall. In
stalling officer for the Masnos was
J. W. Howk, and for the Eastern
Stars was Ruth B. Mason, past
worthy matron of Locust chapter,
and grand Ruth of the grand chap
ter of Oregon. The ceremonies
were very beautiful and the meet-
We carry of full line
We have. the right
feed for finishing tur
keys for the market
at low cost
Steam Rolled and
Dry Ground Bar
ley and Wheat
always on hand.
Special Rabbit Feed
now in stock.
Trading Co.
Celery - Oranges - Apples
Sweet Potatoes - Canned Goods
Pears-Peaches - Plum Pudding - Olives
We Feature MONARCH Foo(ls
Hustons Grocery
'if! I fill Wishing that Your v n
If Christmas be Merry and ' 1 1
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r And may 1932 be a Happy jj
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Christmas M,
You will find at HUMPHREYS a
large, pleasing selection of gift -goods
that will solve your gift
problems readily.
(jifts that Express Thoughtfulness
Items in our stock were selected
with the idea of arousing appre
ciation of the recipient. . . . They
' express thoughtfulness of the
; giver. ...
lfflffiffi4SffitjS --BOOKS, GAMES, TOYS
...TOOL CHESTS for Boys.
Toilet and Manicure Sets
A very good stock to select
....Gifts of Fine Stationery,
Toiletries, Book Ends, Can
dlesticks, or other art dee
orators are always a tribute
S'iSSSjS-jS-SS giver.
Make your gifts attractive with gift dress
ing and say Merry Christmas to everyone
you know with greeting cards.
ing was an especially Joyous affair
because during the evening, with
appropriate ceremony conducted by
Bert Johnson, the notes of indebt
edness against Masonic hall were
burned, and a certificate of life
membership was presented Lax ton
McMurray as a token of apprecia
tion of his service which made it
possible to have a lodge home free
from debt. In presenting the life
membership card, Harlan McCurdy
in his own pleasing way, spoke for
the members of the order. Out-of-town
guests who were present were
Mrs. Sara McNamer, worthy ma
tron of Ruth chapter, Heppner,
Mrs. Eppa Ward, also of Ruth
chapter, Mrs. Mary Cunningham of
the chapter in Rathdrum, Idaho.
Preceding the Installation a 6
o'clock turkey dinner was served
in the lodge dining room, at which
plates were laid for 75. Both lodge
and dining room was bright with
yuletide decorations.
The sleet storm which came to
this section Thursday morning of
last week covered all out-of-doors
with a glare of ice and made travel
dangerous for pedestrian and auto
passenger alike. The school busses
had trouble in making their trips,
and several auto accidents were re
ported, with no serious results. The
Chinook that hit the upper country
brought a rush of water in Willow
creek which reached this point at
1:30 Thursday afternoon. During
the night the creek was running
almost bank full. A good flow still
continues. County commissioner
George Peck was in town Friday
and reported some slight damage
done to roadways and culverts by
the hgih water.
The O. E. S. Social- club spent a
very enjoyable afternoon Friday
at the home of Mrs. Ella Davidson
on Third street The time was spent
playing "race horse rummey." High
score was made by Miss Katherine
Feldman and low by Mrs. Oral
Feldman. Refreshments served by
Mrs. Davidson were sandwiches,
cake, huckleberry Jello and coffee.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rietmann,
Mr. and Mrs. Werner Rietmann
and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Smith were
Joint hosts at a Topic club bridge
party held Friday evening at the
Edward Rietmann ranch home.
Nine tables of bridge were at play.
Gay Christmas decorations were
used throughout the house and all
who attended enjoyed a very happy
Hank Robertson took the lead
in getting together a band of town
basketball players who Journeyed
to Lexington Friday evening and
played their first game with Lex
ington Athletic club, suffering de
feat 35-16, h tough the game was
hard fought throughout and Hepp
ner led ta the end of the third
quarter. Playing were Robertson,
Harold Gntry, Jack Stewart, Vin
ton Howell, Neil Shuirman, Gordon
Bucknum, Cornet Green and Stan
ley Reavis. Regular practice is
being scheduled and a game will be
played shortly with the high school
team. It is expected that lone, Ar
lnigton and other teams will be in
cluded ni the playing schedule.
For the benefit of those whose
interested in Kentucky may have
been stimulated by the talk of Miss
Margaret Notsoh at Lions club on
Monday, Mrs. Arthur McAtee an
nounces that two outstanding
books may be had from the local
library. "The Limestone Tree" by
Joseph Hergesheimer deals with
the early history and development
of Kentucky, while "The Great
Meadow" by Elizabeth Maddox
Roberts, deals with early history
of the state, describing Herodsburg,
the second settlement
Bert Johnson and Hank Filkins
were up from the north lone ranch
home yesterday. They reported
about an inch of snow left. at the
Johnson farm.
Quality as Well as Price
Helps to Make These
Truly Great Values in
Brown Heather Mixtures
Two roomy pockets
Real Lcatber!
Stylish pouch and envelope
models . . . these bags are stun
ning with their rough grained
leathers and smart celluloid or
metal trims. Choice of black or
brown. They're a BUY I
Radical Reduction to Make
Room for Spring Styles.
Wide assortment of styles,
but not every size in every
Unusual .... Run-Resist
Rayon Undies
2 for
Think of it dainty undies of firm,
long wearing rayon ... at this mar
velously low price! Pink or peach
in sizes 34 to 42.
Crinkled Cotton
80" x 105"
A quality that assures wear
for wrinkles shake right out
and they wash beautifully. Two
tone color effect on natural
grounds. Scalloped edges. Were
real values last year tt 79c I
Bed-room Charm Costs
Less at Penneysl
Fancy Striped
Br e&if cloth
Cellophane Wrapped
Comfortably cut to fit as men
prefer them: lots of leg-room
and full scat! Elastic-side
waist band.
Penney' s Has Never
Offered Such Fine
Boys Sweaters
:; 98c
Colorful Worsted ind
Cotton Slipover Styles
Clearance of Hats
Stunning models of all kinds in
lovely quality felts! These styles
are now in popular demand but
we want to clear them out for our
new Spring stock. Come In, take
advantage of these values.
J. C. Penney Co. in.
Humphreys 'Drug Co.