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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1932.
Ray Wise, of Wise Bros., proprie
tors .of Sanitary Bakery, just re
cently returned from a tour which
took him as far as Boise, Idaho,
Mr. Wise called first at John Day
and then visited Canyon City,
Burns, Ontario and other points to
Boise, and returning by way of Ba
ker, La Grande and Pendleton. He
came back with the conviction that
Heppner is enjoying better busi
ness conditions than the other
A guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. 'Frank E. Parker of Heppner
flat is Mrs. James Cypert, mother
of Mrs. Parker who will spend a
short time here from her home at
Everett, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. M.
R. Lney and family of Walla
Walla brought Mrs. Cypert over
Sunday after she had spent a
couple of weeks visiting with them,
They returned home Sunday eve
ning. Frank Shively and Joel R. Ben
ton took a drive to the mountains
and well over toward Spray on Tu
esday. They found the roads in
very good condition practically all
the way, there being no snow to
interfere with travel at this time.
A good job of smoothing up the
highway between Heppner and
Hardman is under way by the
county road crew in charge of Hen
A. C. Richardson, one-time pal
of F. B. Nickerson of this city
when they served together in Un
cle Sam's navy, made Mr. Nicker
son a visit this week, being on a
scouting expedition from his home
in the San Francisco bay region in
the interests of locating an open
ing for a cleaning and pressing es
tablishment. He was favorably im
pressed with Heppner.
John M. Spencer, formerly of
this city, was here on Monday eve
ning with other members of the
Stanfleld lodge of Masons. Mr.
Spencer is located on the Whit
Maulden place down the Umatilla
river a short distance from Stan
fleld, and reports that no small
damage was done to this place by
high water recently.
A 7 1-2 pound daughter was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Dorris Mitchell of
Joseph on Tuesday, April 26. Mrs.
Mitchell was formerly Frances Par
ker of this city, and congratula
tions are due Mr. and Mrs. Frank
S. Parker on the arrival of their
first grandchild. The mother and
new babe were reported to be do
Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Crawford
motored to Joseph on Sunday af
ternoon, returning home on Mon
day. They took Mrs. Everett Hay
es and children home following
their ten-day visit here. Travel
through the mountains is good now
with highways being but little brok
en up by the long continued winter
Mrs. Lloyd Countryman, nee Opal
Hall, departed for her home at
Gerber, Calif., yesterday morning
after visiting at the bedside of her
mother, Mrs. Daisy Hall, for sev
eral days. Guy Hall of Rawlings,
Wyo., and Billy. Hall of Oroflno,
Idaho, also arrived In the city this
week. Mrs. Hall is critically ill.
Dr. F. W. Clarke, optometrist of
Portland, 202-203 Merchants Trust
Bldg., corner 6th and Washington
Sts., will be In lone, Friday, April
29, at the Harris hotel; In Heppner,
Saturday, April 30, at the Heppner
Hotel. See him about your eyes.
His prices are lower. They are on
1912 levels. 7-lt
The regular meeting of the Worn
ens Missionary society of the Chris
tion church will be held at the
home of Mrs. Frank S. Parker on
next Tuesday afternoon, May 2nd.
All members and friends are ur
gently requested to be present for
an interesting program.
B. F. Swapgart, Blue Mountain
Horse and Mule . farm proprietor,
took time off from his spring work
to visit the city Monday. He had
just leased some oi nis nne norses
to tne aog ana pony snow mai
played at the Star theater Monday
Snow was the order over the
foothill country of Morrow' county
last Friday morning. D. O. Justus
reported a fall of some six Inches
at his ranch, and similar reports
came from other foothill ranchers.
Carl Cooloy was In Heppner on
Tuesday from the olllce of the Far
mers National Grain corporation
in Portland. He was busy during
the day looking after the Interests
of the corporation in this county.
Polo horses, some 15 head; thor
oughbred race or saddle horses;
Jacks to lease or sell, will take pay
in mule colts; no money to own or
lease a good jack. B. F. Swaggart,
If those who are planning to at
tend the Stelwer dinner at Pendle
ton next Saturday will notify 8. E.
Notson not later than Saturday
noon, reservations will be made
Frank Sloan, sheepman of Stan
fleld, attended the meeting or Ma
sons in HenDncr on Monday eve
ning. Mr. Sloan is a district deputy
of the Masonic order of the state
Roy Campbell, Gene Gray and
Cloo Van Winkle, members of the
Social Rldira district school board
were tending to district business In
the city last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lotus Roblson,
ilnwn from the ranch beyond Hard
man Tuesday, reported winterlsh
conditions and spring weather still
In the oiling.
Lawrence Reddlnir was in tne i
city yesterday morning from the
The auxiliary of the Episcopal
church will hold an antique and
quHt exhibit in the Parish house
on April 30, In the afternoon and
evening. There will be a prize giv
en for the oldest antique and quilt.
An admission of 10 cents will be
charged, and tea and wafers will
be served to those who wish at an
additional charge of 10 cents. Any
one having pieces to exhibit, kind
ly call Main 1092. 6-7.
Reid Buseick of Long Creek was
visiting friends and relatives in the
city yesterday. He is now proprie
tor of the Long Creek Mercantile
Sheep Range for Rent Lays be
tween Elgin and Tollgate, Oregon.
Address Mike McEntire, 835 Brook
lyn St., Portland, phone Sellwood
For Rent 402 acres summer
grazing land known as South Jones
prairie. Mrs. Henry Jones, 399 E.
16th St. N., Portland, Ore. 6tf.
For Sale -r 6 - room house with
nearly acre of ground, handy cel
lar and garage; easy terms. Box
65, Heppner. tf.
Mrs. Josphine Mahonev returned
from Portland on Mondav. She
spent some three weeks in the city.
Mrs. Harry Shriever and children
of Lexington were shopping in the
Those wishing work done at the
cemetery see Emmit Ayers, sexton,
phone 1212. 5-8
Good HeDDner residence nrnnertv
for rent. Frank Shively, city. 7-8
House in good condition for rent.
Lester Doolittle, city. 7tf.
MRS. ELLA FARRENS.
Many people from this commun
ity enjoyed the dances at Rhea
Creek, Dry Fork and Lone Rock
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Ashbaugh
of Klnzua are visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Lew Knighten this
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Musgrave
and Lois Stevens enjoyed the show
at Heppner Friday evening. Mrs.
Wes Stevens and Lois returned
home with them and visited over
the week end.
Mis3 Juanita Leathers was call-
ng on friends and relatives here
Miss Mae Doherty was attending
to matters of business here Satur
Mrs. L. J. Burnside and daughter-
in-law, Mrs. Ted Burnside, were vis
iting in town Monday.
Carrie Hastings and Owen Lea
thers returned the first of the week
from shearing sheep.
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Knighten mo
tored to Portland last Wednesday,
returning Sunday. Mrs. Delsie Cha
pel taught in Mrs. Knightens place
during her absence.
Wes and Arlton Stevens have re
turned from work at the Stevens
brothers ranch on Rhea creek.
Geo. Kirk was visiting at his
home here Monday.
Jim Hams was a Rood canyon
farmer looking after business in
terests here one day last week.
Miss Marjorie Montgomery, Wm.
Johnson, Mrs. Blaine Chapel were
visiting Blaine Chapel at the Bar-
ratt place near Heppner Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Burnside, For
rest, Lois, Charlotte Adams, Vic
tor and Gladys Lovgren, Jessie
McDanlel attended services at the
Pentecostal church In Heppner
Charles Fraters was an Eight
Mile visitor here Sunday.
Fan Miller was attending to mat-1,
tcrs of business on Rhea creek
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Johnson de
parted Monday for- Union where
they went to visit Mrs. C. H. Jessel
on matters of business.
G. T. Want Ads Get Results.
GILLIAM & BISBEE
for your needs in gar
den seeds, grass and
Plow Repairs, etc.
sheep marking paint.
Lamy Black and
"Clean Up Week' in
Don't forget that
prices have declined.
GILLIAM & BISBEE
We have it, will get it
or it is not made.
THE HISTORY OF THE FLAG.
(Winning essay in American Legion
Auxiliary Americanization Essay con
test, written by Howard Bryant.)
We do not know for certain a
great deal about the early usage of
the flag of the American colonies.
It is known, however, that when
the English troops were besieged
in Boston in 1775, the need of a
flag for the Colonial troops became
evident. This need led to the ap
pointment of a committee of which
Benjamin Franklin was chairman,
and which decided in favor of a
flag with thirteen stripes of alter
nate red and white to represent the
thirteen colonies, and a union com
posed of the crosses of St George
and St Andrew, the British device,
to signify loyalty to England, for
at that time the political independ
ence of the colonies was not being
seriously thought or by the major
ity of the colonists. There is noth
ing to show who was the maker of
this flag, but it was displayed on
January 2, 1776 over Washington's
headquarters. This emblem was
commonly referred to at the time
as the "Grand Union Flag."
It seems also clearly established
that from July 4, '1776, until June
4, 1777, the national emblem was
composed of thirteen stripes, red
and white, with a union showing
a rattlesnake with thirteen rattles,
and underneath it the motto, "Don't
tread on me." There is nothing to
show, however, that the General
Congress -wished tills form of a
Apparently the first engagement
in which American troops carried
a flag of stars and stripes design
was the battle of Brandywine in
September, 1777. The first salute
ever given the Stars and Stripes
was when the Ranger, commanded
by Captain Paul Jones, entered the
French harbor of Quiberon, Febru
ary 14, 1778, and received a salute
of nine guns from Commander La
The Flag became national on
June 14, 1777, when the American
Congress adopted the following re
solution proposed by John Adams
Resolved: That the Flag of the
thirteen United States be thirteen
stripes, alternate red and white;
that the Union be thirteen stars,
white on a blue field, representing
a new constellation.
It is in memory of this event that
Flag Day is now generally observ
ed throughout the United States on
June 14, which is the date of the
official birthday of the Stars and
Stripes, now to be officially known
as the Flag of the United States.
It wa3 thought at one time that
a new stripe as well as a new star
should be added for each new state
admitted to the Union. Indeed, in
1794, Congress passed an act to the
effect that on and after May 1,
1795, the Flag of the United States
be fifteen stripes, alternate red and
white, and that the Union be fifteen
stars, white in a field of blue.
It is interesting to note that It
was the fifteen striped Flag that
flew over Fort McHenry in Balti
more Harbor on that memorable
night of September 13, 1814, which
was to give us the words of our
national anthem. This continued to
be the official flag until 1818 when
it became apparent that a stripe
added for every state would soon
render the Flag unwieldy and un
symmetrical. On April 4, 1818, a
bill was signed by President James
Monroe, restoring the design of the
Flag to the original thirteen stripes.
The American Flag of today is
composed of thirteen alternate red
and white stripes arranged hori
zontally, with a blue field in the
flag's upper right-hand corner,
containing forty-eight flve-pointed
stars. It will be noted that these
stars are arranged in. six rows of
eight each and are so placed that
one of the points goes directly up
ward. Seven stripes are opposite
this blue field while the remaining
six extend the full length of the
. 50-YEAR VETERAN
NEW ACCOUNTS '-xjj
Life is a gamble
but we all play
our own cards.
This bonk la a Financial
Service Station for you and
all the people of this com
munity. Our officers are eager to ad
vise with you on money mat
ters or business problems.
If time Is money many are
rich and don't know 11
Don't put your problems off
put 'em OVER.
There Is No Substitute for
General Manager of O.-W. K. & N.
Had Prominent Part in Devel
opment of the Northwest.
The retirement May 1 of James
P. OBrien, general manager of the
O. W. R. & N. unit of the Union
Pacific system marks the climax
or an outstanding railroad carreer.
In thoroughness and a masterv
of every detail of the duties that
nave aevoivea upon nim lies the
secret of the success which brought
Mr. OBrien to the eminent nnsitinn
he attained in 'railway circles of
the northwest The history of such
a man is the sort that serves as a
stimulus to others. His labors have
been a valuable asset in the devel
opment of the resources of the
northwest throueh his nimnMimi
with transportation interests.
-Mr. otsrien was born in Winsted,
Connecticut, April 26, 1862, and as
the name indicates, is of Irish line
Reared in his native state, he
pursued his education in the Chris
tian Brothers school and In the pub
lic schools of Winsted and when it
became necessary for him to enter
business life he turned his atten
tion toward railroading, securing a
position as trucker at the Winsted
Actuated at all times bv laudahle
ambition, he bent every energy to
me accomplishment of the tasks as
signed him and his fideli tv ftnH
ability naturally won him promo
tion, in spare times he learned
teleexaDhv and soon became n op
erator. He left Winsted to hwnmo
chief dispatcher of the Connecticut
western railroad at Hartford, Con
necticut, and took a further ad
vanced step when, in 1889. ho mov
ed to St. Joseph, Missouri, to be
come general agent and later su
perintendent and nurehasl
of the St. Joseph Terminal com
The ability which he dianlaved In
the conduct of the duties which de
volved upon him led to his selec
tion in 1890 for the position of mas
ter of transportation of tho St Jo
seph and Giand Inland railroad.
Later he came to Oregon to assume
the position of assistant superin
tendent of the Oregon Railwav
Navigation company at La Grande.
He-was next chief clerk in the
office of the general superintendent
of the same company, occupying
that position until October, 1892,
when the proffered position of as
sistant superintendent of the Iowa
Central railway caused him to re
move to Marshalltown, Iowa. The
value of his service was recognized
by the officials of that road and in
December, 1892, he was made super
intendent in charge of transporta
tion, with headouarters at Mar
Further promotion made him gen-
eral superintendent of the same
company in 1894, but during his
residence in the northwest he had
become strongly attached to that
section of the country and in July
of that year he availed himself of
the opportunity to accept a posi
tion of greater importance with
the Oregon Railway & Navigation
company with offices in Portland.
Ten years later he was promoted
the general superintendency of the
Oregon Railroad & Navigation
company and the Southern Pacific
lines in Oregon, and shortly there
after was named general manager
of said roads, retaining jurisdiction
over the latter until separation of
the Southern Pacific from the Un
ion Pacific. During the period of
the World war, as federal manager
for the United States Railroad ad
ministration, he had charge of a
number of railroads in the northwest
His last position as general man
ager of the Oregon-Washington
Railroad & Navigation -company
also made him an official of its va
rious subsidiary companies, so that
he was simultaneously vice presi
dent and director of the Camas
Prairie Railroad company; direc
tor, The Northern Pacific Terminal
company of Oregon; also a direc
tor of the O. W. R. & N. company
and Union Pacific Stages, Inc.;
member of Spokane Union Depot
board and East Portland Freight
Terminal board. Mr. OBrien had
the unqualified support not only of
his fellow officials of the road but
also of its employes, who entertain
for him the highest regard, respect
On the 16th of October, 1888, Mr.
O'Brien was united in marriage to
Miss Anna Louise Ryan, of Win
sted, Connecticut, and to them has
been born a daughter, Lillian
Crowe, who is now the wife of Coe
A. McKenna of Portland.
He is a member of several clubs
in Portland, including the Arling
ton and Waverley, and he is also an
active member of the chamber of
commerce. Since 1894 he has re
sided continuously in Portland.
The Gazette Times' Printing Ser
vice is complete. Try it
Wee Six Gets Charter.
As soon as the club program has
been received by the state club
leader, a charter is sent to the club.
This charter gives the name of the
club and its location and is signed
by the secretary of the United
States Department of Agriculture,
the state superintendent of public
instruction, director of extension,
and state club leader. One of these
charters has been given to the Wee
. OF THE
will display a complete line of
women's shoes and hosiery at
Tuesday, May 3
The women of Heppner and vi
cinity are urged to come and
see this display of new spring
f ootwrear at the new low prices
From 9 a. m. to 5:30 p. m.
Six Cooks club, which is highly ap
preciated. It was received last Fri
day. One more meeting will be
held by the club. It will be at the
leader's home. A review of all the
songs and yells will be given. The
entertainment chairman, Peggy
Kilkenny, is getting new games to
play. Almost all the students have
handed in their group cards and
are making "The Story of My
Work" on the back of the record
books. Everyone has liked the
cooking at Alpine and hope to take
it up next year.
Mattoeon Club Notes.
On April 21, Mrs. Rodgers and
County Agent Smith organized a
handicraft club in the Matteson
school with Mrs. Heiny as leader.
Marvin Hughes was elected presi
dent; Hannah Mahon, vice presi
dent; Nellie Mahon, secretary; Ed
na Hughes, reporter; Jack Mahon,
treasurer, and Homer Hughes, yell
leader. Owing to the late start the
club decided to meet twice each
week at 3:30 on Mondays and
Thursdays. The first meeting was
held on Monday the 25th with Pres
ident Hughes presiding. The club
was opened by the members sing
ing "America the Beautiful." The
rest of the time was spent in work
ing on required article Edna
Bebiy Ross Sewing Circle.
The Betsy Ross sewing circle met
April 20. The meeting was called
to order by the president, Maxlne
McCurdy. In response to the roll
call each member told how much
she had completed. Several have
started on their second division.
After the meeting adjourned sev
eral members remained and filled
out their cards for the first group.
Colonel Alfred E. Clark, who is
seeking the Republican nomination
for United States senator, is the
man who is first vice-preeident of
the Oregon National Convention
commission of the American Le
gion, which is sponsoring the na
tional convention in Portland from
September 12 to 15, this year, and
stands high in American Legion ac
tivities throughout the entire Uni
ted States. Colonel Clark's activ
ities on behalf of ex-service men
and women should draw to him a
large percentage of their votes at
the May Primaries. (Pd. adv.-
Clark for U. S. Senator committee,
820 Yeon Bldg., Portland, Oregon.)
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