oRrG0-l HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC AUDITOR" r, o 1 d . 0 - Semmer Volume 49, Number 12. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, June 2, 1932 Subscription $2.00 a Year AGREEMENT IDE OH IDIN ROAD Court and Committee to Work for Reallotment of Secondary Funds. PEOPLE PETITIONED Former Action of Court Explained And Facts Given on Importance Of Heppner-Spray Route. NO FEDERAL HELP ON ROAD PLEDGED s. " That a unanimity of opinion as to the economic importance of the Heppner-Spray road exists between the Morrow county court and the people' of the county represented yesterday In a delegation that waited upon the court in the inter ests of that road was brought out in the discussion, which resulted in the selection of a committee of four to work with the court in deter mining the best method of proce dure to get the Heppner-Spray road completed at the earliest possible date. The committee consists of Vawtcr Crawford, L. Van Marter, M. L. Case and W. W. Smead. In their argument before the court the delegation, composed of representatives of, the majority of Heppner business houses and rep resentatives from lone and Lexing ton, cited facts as to why the HeppP ner-Spray road is the most import ant uncompleted secondary road in the county, and maintained that it was not to the best Interests of this road and of the county to have Morrow county's secondary road money for the next three years ap plied on the Heppner-Condon road as tentatively agreed upon by the court with the state highway com mission at Arlington last week. Court Gives Stand. All members of the court assert ed that they were agreed upon the importance of the Heppner-Spray road. Their action at Arlington was based upon the fact that In their discussion of what they should do when they met the commission at Arlington, they could not arrive at an agreement on the Heppner Spray; road that It appeared to be too big a job for them to handle alone and they finally agreed to have this year's money put on the Condon road. When they made this request of the highway commission and the commission asked for a three-year tie-up in order to assure the completion of the project, Mr. Bleakman would not accede, but Mr. Campbell and Mr. Peck deemed the commission to be within their rights in making the request, and they did agree. These facts were brought out at the court meeting and in an interview with Mr. Peck last evening, and have been sub stantiated by all members of the court. Mr. Peck and Mr. Bleakman agreed to abide by the decision of the committee as to what was best to ask .for on the Heppner-Spray road, while Mr. Campbell said he would abide by the former agree ment unless assistance could be as sured in completing the Heppner Spray road south of Hardman. Rock Creek Gap Hitch. Members of the delegation con tended that finishing of the road from Heppner to Hardman, which would require two years' expendi ture of the county's secondary road money, would hasten the comple tion of the road. Besides the un completed portion between Heppner and Hardman, there remains a 6.7 mile stretch between Hardman and Chapln creek, along Rock creek. Some of the members of the dele gation were In favor of signing up an agreement to Include this stretch also, if necessary. The cost of this niece of construction would be about $60,000, and In view of Morrow county's already large ex penditure on the road, and its tie- ui with the forest road and other state roads, members of the court and the delegation were agreed that the county was entitled to assist ance on this gap. Members of the delegation, however, expressed themselves as having confidence that the state and federal people would do what was right If Morrow county showed its good faith by building to Hardman. The court and citizens' committee are preparing to present their re quest to the state highway commis sion at its meeting in Portland June 9. To substantiate the court In Its new request In the face of the former agreement the committee has prepared petitions for circula tion among the people of the coun ty by means of which they hope to show that the weight of sentiment In the county Is In favor of the Heppner-Spray road. Merit of Spray Road Cited. As documentary evidence of one of the reasons why completion of the Heppner-Spray road is import ant, the delegation showed the court a letter from a reputable lum bering concern In which It was stat ed that this concern would put a mill adjacent to the Heppner-Spray road as soon as It Is completed. It was shown that so far not one usr faced highway has been built into ' the timber of the county, one of the county's largest resources, and that the Heppner-'Spray road would . tap the best belt of this timber. The cross-state tie-up of the road, E. Notoon Reports Result of Portland Conference; Chau tauqua Discussed. Seeking of federal forest road funds for unemployment relief was the object of a conference of a lo cal delegation with W. H. Lynch, chief of the bureau of public roads, at Portland Saturday, according to the report given the Lions club Monday by S. E. Notson, spokes man of the delegation which includ ed O. A. Bleakman, Jasper Craw ford and R. B. Ferguson. That no promise of federal aid could be giv en, he said, was learned from Mr. Lynch, who stated the amount of federal funds available would de pend entirely on appropriations au thorized by congress. If one appro priation calling for some seven million dollars additional forest money passes, the west will get a goodly share, he said, and Morrow county would be guien consideration. Mr. Notson said the trip was made because of a recent wire re ceived by W. T. Campbell, county judge, from Senator Steiwer in which the senator wished to know whether Morrow county would be able to cope with Its unemployment situation from local sources. Miss Coleman, Chautauqua rep resentative and sister of Miss Lethe Coleman, lecturer to appear at the Chautauqua, gave the Lions an in sight Into the program to appear under the big tent, stressing their appropriateness as a means of dis pelling the gloom of depression. Al Rankin was complimented on his bull pup having won another blue ribbon at the kennel show held at Oregon City the end of the week. It was announced that election of officers would be held at the next meeting, with the program left in the hands of Dr. A. D, McMurdo and Jasper Crawford. The club voted to make its re turn visitation to the Pendleton Lions club next Thursday evening, June 9, with ten members signify ing their intention of attending. MAP SHOWING TIE-UP OF HEPPNER-SPRAY ROAD AS CROSS-STATE HIGHWAY Til U51'ok c TTWfsir ul.Jl "TKr HWiuhUr t" Jp HOSEIU RS a j DudlM -11 . l..c: I uJay-'. jJrzi A 1,' I p o'R N v I A W W 1 1 FAST, CLOSE GAME TAKEN BY CONDON Ralph Mason Burned By Gas Tank Explosion Details of the manner In which Ralph Mason was fatally burned at the farm home south of lone, lack ing in the Gazette Times story last week, were learneif from his father, Frank Mason, this week. Ralph and Oliver Kincaid were at work in the blacksmith shop making bolts with which to repair some of the farm machinery. They had started wofk early Friday morning, Kincaid welding the heads on the bolts and Ralph threading them. About 9 o'clock, as Kincaid was welding the head on the last bolt and they were about to finish their work, apparently a spark from the furnace went into the funnel of the gasoline can about six feet distant from the forge, and It exploded, blowing out the top and spilling the gasoline in the direction of young Mason. An other explosion followed immediate ly, filling the shop with flames. Ralph made a dive througn a hole where two boards were off the wall Into the granary adjoining, Kincaid seeing him go through but did not then know that the boy was afire. Kincaid himself attempted to fight the fire for a moment, then as the flames burst about his own head he rushed out into the open to extinguish them. It was then that he heard Ralph moaning in the granary, and he made for the granary door, it being necessary to force some machinery aside befor he could open It. When he at last got In he saw Ralph lying in the corner enveloped in three feet of flames. He Immediately threw sacks about Ralph and put out the fire, being assisted by Mrs. Kincaid who rushed from the house with a bucket of water when she discov ered the fire. Ralph, still conscious, was asked if he was badly hurt, and he answered, "I am done for." He was rushed to Heppner to the hos pital and first Investigation of the burns, mostly on the boy's back, revealed that they were so deep as to leave but little hope of saving his life. He died that evening. The burns were so deep that the nerves had apparently been dead ened, as Ralph did not give signs of being In severe pain, Mr. Mason said. Mr. Mason was in lone at the time, and when he was notified of the disaster, he at first thought Ralph had been working under the car, as he knew it to have a leaky gas tank, and he did not learn the particulars until later. He said he had warned the boys against leav ing the gasoline tank in the shop, Because of the opening of Chau tauqua this evening, the Heppner library will be open only between the hours of 7:00 to 8:00 p, m, J. A. Lehrer, sheepbuyer, Injured in an automobile accident last week Is reported to be making progress at Heppner hospital. Besides tapping the best merchantable timber belt in Morrow county, providing a much-sought-for outlet for livestock and other products of a large section of Grant county, and providing the Hard man section with a serviceable market road, finish ing of the Heppner-Spray road means the opening of a cross-state route for traffic to or from points in Eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, Idaho or eastward and California. A half million dollars will have been expended on the route by the Bu reau of Public Roads through the forest in Wheeler and Morrow counties by the end of this year. Mor row county has already invested $300,000 in the road. All that remains to be constructed after the Bureau of Public Roads completes its work this year to complete a surfaced road all the way from Heppner to the John Day highway at Spray is a 12-mile sector between Rhea creek (about 12 miles amith nf Hennner) to Chanin creek (6.7 miles south of Hardman). Morrow county spent $30,000 last year on a grade up McKinney creek on tne uncompieyeu section between Heppner and Hardman to the foot of Hardman hill, a grade about two miles long which Morrow county several years ago constructed and surfaced with talis rock. This is the road on which the Morrow county court has been asked to have its state secondary road money applied to finish the road between Heppner and Hardman, and for which petitions are being cir culated among Morrow county people In order thai the matter of reapplication of Morrow county s sec ndary road money may be taken up with the state hi ghway commission at its meeting in Portland July . SOLDIERS OF PAST HONORED IN RITES Joel R. Benton Pays Tribute In Memorial Address; Graves of Loved Ones Mecca of Many making the most direct route from eastern Washington, Idaho and northeastern points to California, was pointed out to show that it would make a strong bid for tourist and trans-state tralllc. Additional trade territory would be opened lyi for Morrow county, It was shown, all of which would help remunerate the county for Its already large In vestment In the road, In memory of the honored dead who sacrificed their lives in defense of their country, appropriate Me morial Day services were held at the Star theater Monday morning, under the joint sponsorship of vet erans' organizations of the city. Joel R. Benton, Christian minister, delivered the address in which he paid high tribute to the ideals of Americanism which led men to give their lives In defense of peace. Paul Marble, commander of Heppner Post 87, American Legion, presided and the services were largely attended. The service op ened with the singing of "America' by the audience and invocation by Rev. Glen P. White. Harvey Mil ler sang "In Flanders Fields," and Dean T. Goodman, Jr., followed with a reading, "America's Re sponse to 'In Flanders Fields'," The Legion Auxiliary trio, Mrs. W. E. Moore, Mrs. Charles W. Smith and Mrs. Raymond Ferguson, sang "My Native Land," with Mrs. J. O. Tur ner at the piano. The address by Mr. Benton was followed by bene diction by Rev. Mr. White. The Womens Relief corps' beautiful flag furling ceremony closed the ser vices at the theater, with the Misses Ann McNamee, Beulah Eskelson, Virginia Cleveland, Adele Nicker son, Viola Brown and Annie Crump participating in the ceremony while Miss Irene Beamer played the "Star Spangled Banner" at the piano. The day was the occasion for the visitation of many former residents of the city making an annual pil grimage to the graves of departed loved ones, and the floral offerings of these and home folks made the cemetery a place of restful beauty. Mr. and Mrs. John Anglin, daugh ter Rachel and Marie Scrivner mo tored to Seattle over the holidays. Mrs. Anglin's sister, Mrs. Musgrove, accompanied them to Yakima to her home there and Mr. Sowers, Mrs. Anglin's father, accompanied them from Yakima to Seattle, re turning home with them to Hepp ner. The Angllns left Saturday evening at 6 o'clock, going by way of Umatilla, arriving at Yakima at 10:30. They left Yakima at 4:30 a. m. Sunday, and arrived In Seattle at 10 o clock Sunday morning, stop ping at the famous1 Snoqualmle fulls and also In the pass for a snowball fight, as Mr. Anglin said there were drifts of snow four to six feet deep just off the road. Af ter visiting with about twenty three of their relatives, Including Mr. Anglin's brother In Seattle, they left Seattle at 4:30 Tuesday morning, arriving In Heppner at 4:30 In the afternoon. Mr. Anglin visited his birth town of Chehalls, drove around the capltol buildings at oiympla. EDITORIAL LET THE SONG BIRD LIVE. THE lifeless form of a yellow breasted feathered friend lies on the editor's desk. It's song will be heard no more to cheer the morn ing's wakening hours. Another friend of the song bird brought the little lifeless form to the editor's desk. She said the tragedy told of a thoughtless boy and his air rifle. There Is a law against boys shoot ing air rifles within the city limits, and were the culprit known - he might be punished. Eut that would not teach the boy to love song birds and to shoot them no more. That boy should listen to the beautiful note3 of the song bird in the morn ing; learn the Identity of their mak er; see hiin chirp merrily as he skips from tree to bush, and learn that in that feathered breast there Is naught of offense to mankind, naught but happiness. Then would he, too, be a friend of the song bird and want to let the song bird live. Mrs. Turner Presents Her Pupils in Piano Recital OREGON TRIBUTE ON RADIO MONDAY On last evening Mrs. Virginia E. Turner presented her piano pupils in recital at the Turner home on Church street. She was assisted by the American Legion Auxiliary trio, Mrs. Walter Moore, Mrs. Chas. W. Smith and Mrs. Raymond Fergu son. A large number of the par ents and friends were present and were delighted with the program as presented. Refreshments of punch and wafers were served following the close of the presentation. The following program was glv- en: Wachs, duet, "Shower of Stars," Rachel Anglin, Kathryn Parker. Mildred Adair, (a) "The School Bell," (b) "Fairy Music," (c) "The Brook," (d) "Snowflakes," (e) "Thanksgiving Day." (f) "Evening Song," Alberta Adkins. Benson, "Off to School," Rolfe, Big Basso Singer," Kerr, "Let's March," Buddy Blakely. Jay Media, "Mussolini, Hadyn, "Allegretto," Cadnmn, "Dance of the Midgets," Kathryn Parker. Happy Days In Music Play, "Blos somtime," "Sunshine of Spring," duet, "The Katydid," Betty Marie Adkins. Strickland, "Southern Moon," Rlsher, "The Piper's Song," Ameri can Legion Auxiliary Trio. Baines, "The Jolly Tar," Beery, "Chariot Race," liechter, "Jolly Darkles," John Crawford. Beethoven, "Minuet," Krentzlln "In Schurbert's Day," Jean Blakely. Bohm, "Dancing Spirits," Ketter er, duet, "Goblins." Frances Rugg, Mowrey, "Spanish Gypsy Dance," Nancy Cox. Ascher, "La Cascade des Roses," Rubinstein, "Melody In F," Eggal Ing, "Polish Dance," Rachel An glin. Duets, Cooke, ".Sea Gardens," Noclck, "Sceno do In Csarda," Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Turner, Bruce Barton Composition to be Offered Over National Network By General Motors Company. National attention will be focused on Oregon on Monday night, June 6, when a radio panorama in music and story of the state's contribution to historical and industrial develop ment of America will be broadcast to the country. The occasion, which coincides with the celebration of Portland's famous Rose Festival week, will be the dedication of the "Parade of the States" program of that eve ning to the state as part of the ed ucational plan of the General Mo tors corporation to give the people of the rest of the country a more intimate glimpse of each of the states in turn. The program will be broadcast at 5:30 p. m. Pacific Standard Time over the National Broadcasting company's network and will be heard in every section of the country. Bruce Barton has written a spec ial tribute to Oregon for the pro gram. It recalls her history in the days of the hunters and trappers and the Hudson Bay company and describes her industries where sal mon, flax, apples and lumber are prepared for a world market. An orchestral medley of songs appropriate to the Rose Festival has been arranged as one of the program features and will be play ed by a concert orchestra under the direction of Erno Rapee. Tom Dobson, one of Oregon s composers will be represented on the program through "Carges" set to the words of John Maseneld s famous poem and sung by Phil Dewey, baritone soloist. Other mu sical numbers will pay tribute to the state's scenery and her indus tries. Among those who have cooperat ed in supplying the material from which the program has been ar ranged are the Hon. Hal E. Hoss, secretary of state; the Portland Chamber of Commerce and the State Department of Education. Paucity of Hits, Double Plays, Feature 8-1 Fray; Locals to Play at Fossil Next Heppner's ball tossers took the short end of one of the snappiest and fastest games played In the Wheatland league this season at Condon Sunday, losing by a 2-1 score. The pitching performance of Ashenlelter for Condon and Woodward for Heppner featured the play, the former allowing but two hits and striking out 12 bats men, and the latter giving out only four hits and striking out five. All tallies were made on scratch plays, with no earned runs. On two ocasions snappy double plays by Heppner helped to end Condon rallies. In the fourth with one away,- Ashenfelter singled and took first, and A. Hollen, who fol lowed, laid down a grounder to Woodward who made a nice throw to R. Gentry at second to catch Ashenfelter, and Gentry In turn pegged to Hayes at first to nab Hollen. Again in the seventh Roy Gentry took a hot line drive from C. Hollen's bat and pegged to catch A. Hollen off first base. Condon scored one run the first time up, when J. Baker singled and advanced as Willimott.and Bennett were thrown out at first on ground ers taken by Roy and Harold Gen try, and went home on a wild pitch to Ashenfelter. Their next score came in the seventh when Ashen felter took first on Hayes' error, and A. Hollen advanced him on a grounder bobbled by Woodwardj. Then followed the double play in which R. Gentry took C. Hollen's drive and threw A. Hollen out, hold ing Ashenfelter on second. Ashen felter then advanced on R. Baker's single and scored on Hess's single, J. Burns flying out to Turner in midfleld for the third out. Turner made Heppner's lone tally in the eighth inning. He walked, stole second, went third on H. Gen try's single, and scored when Ash enfelter mussed up Robertson's grounder. Rohrer went out Willi mott to A. Hollen; Crawford, Ash enfelter to A. Hollen, and Carmich ael fanned to end the rally. The score sheet shows each team had exactly the same number of men at bat, and that inning by Inn ing the same number of batsmen were up for each team. The game was played in an hour and a halt. . Next Sunday Heppner plays at Fossil and the following Sunday will meet Blalock on the home lot. The box score and summary: HEPPNER ABEHOAE H. Gentry, s 4 0 1 2 3 0 Robertson, c 4 0 1 5 0 1 Rohrer. 3 4 Woodward, p 3 Hayes, 1 4 R. Gentry, 2 4 Crawford. 1 3 Carmichael, r 3 Turner, m 1 Totals : 30 CONDON J. Baker, m 4 Willimott. s 4 Bennett, r 4 Ashenfelter. p 3 A. Hollen, 1 3 HERS OPEN IT BIGJENT TODAY All in Readiness for Four Day Chautauqua; Seats Going. 2 PLAYS TOMORROW Staples to Give Thrilling Program Of Magic Saturday; Comunlty Pageant Feature Sunday. 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 12 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 24 19 6 Hollen, 1 , 3 R. Baker, 3 3 Hess. 2 3 J. Burns, c . 3 Totals 3U Wheat Damage Reported From Hail Storm Sunday Damage to the growing wheat crop In the Social Ridge section the extent of which was not deter mined, resulted from a hall storm Sunday afternoon. The hall storm extended along a strip of country north and south of Willow creek but the major damage Is reported to have been on the land belonging to W. T. Campbell on Social Ridge and neighboring property. The hall storm was accompanied by a heavy rain generally over the county, the good effects of which are said to offset the damage done by the hail. 1 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 14 0 8 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 110 0 13 2 4 37 18 The Paramount Concertiers with a program of music, readings and novelty entertainment will open Morrow county's four -day free Chautauqua under the big tent in Heppner at 8 o'clock this evening. All arrangements for staging the annual spring entertainment fea ture have been completed. The big tent is up; seats are being put in place, and Miss Henri Hanson, su perintendent, has arrived to do her bit in giving the large audiences ex pected to attend one of the best chautauquas in local history. Reserved seats have been taken up rapidly by subscribers, though a few are still available to those who desire them. They may be had at Gordon's drug store. Except for the reserved seats given the Chau tauqua backers, the big tent will be thrown open free to everyone, with a cordial invitation extended to all. The program this evening is slat ed to start chautauqua off with lively entertainment of appeal to everyone. Tomorrow Bob Pollard and associates will hold the stage, offering two up-to-the-minute plays of wide appeal. Mr. Pollard has made many friends in previous ap pearances here and it is promised that the shows this year will show him at his best. In the afternoon the Pollard Players will present Peg O' My Heart," and In the eve ning they will play "Always Tell Your Husband." Saturday comes Staples and Company, who In the afternoon will give a program of cartoons, crayon landscapes and ventrilo quism, and In the evening a won- erful program of magic. These are numbered top-notch programs. Splitting the bill with Staples Sat urday evening is Miss Lethe Cole man, who comes to Heppner with her second lecture, "Courage," a message all should hear. Another lecture, timely, appro priate and full of meat, is schedul ed for Sunday afternoon when Har old Sappenfleld will give first hand experiences in telling of "Uncle Sam's Stake in China and Japan." bunday evening, the closing pro gram will include a stirring com munity pageant, "The Death of Old Man Depression" under the di rection of Ernest Misner. noted teacher of dramatics, who will be present with the play cast which will present another up-to-the-minute play, "The Watts Family De-. pression" immediately following the pageant Umnires. Nish and J. Miller: scorer, . J. Doherty; earned runs, Heppner Condon 0: first base on balls off Ashenfelter 2; left on bases. Heppner 5. Condon 4; wild pitch, woodward ; first base on errors. Condon 4. Hepp ner 2; struck out by Woodward 5. by Ashenlelter li; oouoie pmys, woou-wnrrt-R. Gentrv-Haves. R. Gentry- Hayes; hit by pitcher, Woodward by Asnenieuer. 1 True Bill Reported By Grand Jury; Court 13th The grand jury for the June term of circuit court submitted its re- Dort to Judge C. L. Sweek yester day, and the members were excused from further service. The jury, H. J. Biddle. foreman, John Clark, J T. Horgan, Fred Albert, Lester Doo- littlc.W. F. Pettyjohn and KInier A Musgrave, reported one true bill. Judge Sweek will convene the June term of court on the 13th. lne grand jury reported: "We have been in session two days. We have Inquired into all violations of the criminal statutes of the state of which we had know ledge or which were brought to our attention which were committed in Morrow county or which were tri able In said county. 'We have returned one true bill "We have examined the county jail and the offices connected with the administration of justice. We find the jail in very good condition. We find the records of the several otlices properly kept, so far as we can ascertain. "We have examined the county poor house and have discussed the condition of the Inmates with the county judge, and have no recom mendations to make at this time We recommend that purchases fo the county charges be made only upon requisition approved by the county judge. We also recommend that in case there Is any work to be done for the county that the needy be given the work In prefer ence to those who may be better situated. THREE TO G IS API' ATE. Counted among those to be grad uated from the University of Ore gon next week are Robert Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turne of this city. Mrs. Robert Turner and Ellis Thomson. Mr. Turner will receive his bachelor of science degree, while Mrs. Turner and Mr Thomson will receive bachelor of arts degrees, Faulty Road Causes Car To Overturn; Ladies Hurt A broken place in the macadam near McKay creek caused the Dutton car, driven by Mrs. Ida Dut- ton, to jump into the loose gravel at the edge of the road and over turn about 8 o'clock yesterday morning, resulting in minor Injur ies to Mrs. Dutton and Mrs. Stow- ell of Portland and Miss Anna Wightman of this city. Mrs. Dut ton and Mrs. Stowell were guests at the Wightman home and the three ladies were on their way to Pendleton for a day's visit. Mrs. Dutton remained at a hos pital in Pendleton for treatment while Miss Wightman and Mrs. Stowell returned to Heppner yes terday and are at the Wightman home. None of them were seriously injured, it was reported this morn ing, though no word had been re ceived from Mrs. Dutton since yesterday. MARY L. WHITE PASSES. Mary L. White, mother of Rev. Glen P. White of this city, died at The Dalles Friday morning, aged 79 years and 3 months. Funeral services were held at The Dalles at 1 o'clock and at Arlington at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with In terment in the Masonic cemetery at Arlington. Mrs. White resided for about 40 years near Heppner Junction in Gilliam county where her family was reared. She came to Morrow county In 1881 with Mr. White, and they spent their first night in the county at Heppner. They located at that time on the old homestead at Heppner Junction where they resided until about 10 years ago, when Mr. White, a G. A. R. veteran, died and Mrs. White removed shortly afterward to The Dalles where she had since resided. Five sons, three daughters, four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren survive the deceased. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wightman and Mrs. Lillian Turner and Anabel r. turned on Sunday from attending the sessions of the I. O. O. F. grand lodge and Rebekah assembly held the past week In Eugene. Mrs. Frank Shlvely, who also went as a delegate from the local lodge of Rebekahs, was met by Mr. Shlvely In Portland, where they visited with friends and returned home Monday.