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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1933.
R. D. Gray of Salem Is a visitor
in Heppner this week, coming up
with W. L. MoCaleb Friday. Mr.
Gray ip an old time friend of Mr.
McCaleb, and was at one time lo
cated at Arlington. He 1b a retired
banker, having engaged in the bust
nesa at Turner, Oregon, for a great
many years, but quit the business
some ten years ago, and in these
strenuous days is rather glad that
he does not have to wrestle with
the problems incident to carrying
on that sort of endeavor. Mr. Gray
was looking after some business in
Art Parker, who has for a num
ber of years been running the Hen
ry P. Blahm combination alfalfa,
wheat and dairy farm on Willow
creek, turned the place back to the
former owner during the past week.
Mr. Parker has arranged for the
purchase of a wheat ranch located
at the head of Dutton canyon and
will be moving onto the place soon.
Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Smouse were
visitors in Heppner on Saturday
from the farm near lone. Mr.
Smouse did some reseeding early
in December, and for a time was
fearful that it had been killed by
the cold weather following. He
reports that it is coming along O.
K., and he is now preparing to do
the balance of the work.
W. P. Barnett was a pleasant
caller at this office while in the
city for a short time last Friday
forenoon from Lexington. He is
now quite busy with reseeding, and
reports the grain previously sown
following the December freezeout,
as coming along and apparently un
injured. Visitors at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. R. C. Phelps over the week end
were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sprague
of Cosmopolis, Wash. Mr. Sprague
is with the Reconstruction Finance
corporation and was called to
Heppner on matters of business.
Mrs. Sprague is a sister of Mrs.
Chas. Thomson, W. W. Smead
and Bob Wlghtman, members of
Doric lodge No. 20, K. of P., motor
ed to Arlington last evening to meet
Walter B. deason, grand K. of R.
& S., and members of the order
there, looking to a reorganization
of the Arlington lodge.
Jas. Burnslds says spring has ar
rived out Hardman way, and many
of the farmers are beginning their
spring work. It will be necessary
to do a lot of reseeding out . that
way as fall sown grain was killed
by the December freeze. He was a
visitor here Tuesday.
C. E. Melville, who raises wheat
on his farm out Alpine way, was
looking after business in Heppner
on Tuesday. He is busy reseeding
Just now and reports that his part
of the county stands in need of a
great deal more moisture than they
have at present
Walter Jepson and family were
visitors here Wednesday afternoon.
Spring is coming along O. K. out
on Rhea creek, and the Jepson
chicken farm is taking advantage
of the good weather for a fine
hatching of chicks.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Brown were
visitors here over the week end,
being guests at the home of Mr.
Brown's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Orve Brown. They returned to
Portland Monday, Mr. Brown driv
ing them home.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bucknum of
Los Angeles are visiting at thi
home of Mr. Bucknum's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E. I Bucknum, this
week. Elmer is with the highway
department of California at Los
W. L. McOaleb returned home
from Monmouth Friday. He had
been spending several weeks there
while looking after business con
nected with the settling of the es
tate of his brother.
Baby chicks: Leghorns, Reds,
Rocks. High quality at low prices.
All parent stock 100 blood tested.
Hen and turkey eggs custom hatch
ed. "Vlgorbllt" Hatchery, Hermis
ton, Ore. 62-3
A guest this week at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Bloom is
Mir. E. F. Bloom, Sr., of Spokane,
mother of Mr. Bloom, who arrived
in Heppner Saturday.
Lawrence Reaney, who has been
visiting for a week with relatives
at Lexington and Heppner, return
ed to his home at Vancouver, Wn.,
the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Palmer
and Mrs. R. B. Wilcox were reel
dents of the Lexington community
who spent a few hours in Heppner
Jerm O'Connor was in town Frl
day, getting a load of necessary
supplies for the Rhea creek ranch,
where lambing is now progressing
Mrs. Laxton MoMurray and Mrs
John P. Louy were lone ladies in
this city Friday afternoon test.
They spent an hour or so in shop
ping about town.
C. C. Proebstel, district attorney
of Umatilla county, was a visitor
In Heppner Tuesday afternoon, be
ing called here on matters. of bust
Lost Wheel and tire for Ford
truck between Lexington and B. F.
Swaggart place. Finder please re
turn to F. W. Turner, Heppner.
Dr. and Mr Fred E. Farrlor and
son Freddie were visitors here for
a short tltne Sunday, driving over
from their Pendleton home.
Clifford N. Frldley of Wasco Is
over from his Sherman county
home for a visit with friends in this
S. H. Board man of Salem was In
town last Wednesday visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allen and
sons of La Grande are moving to
Boardman this week. TUey will
make their home in the Frank Cra
mer. house in town.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Barlow and
daughters and Marion Oviatt of
Heppner were visitors Sunday at
the J. F. Barlow home.
A number of the Boardman peo
pie attended the dance in Irrigon
The Ladies Aid Silver Tea met
last Wednesday at the'home of Mrs.
S. C. Russell with a large crowd
present. A lovely lunch was serv
ed by the hostesses, Mrs. Russell,
Mrs. Fred Blayden, Mrs. J. F. Bar-
lw, Mrs. Charles Nlckerson.
The Missionary meeting will be
held in the church Wednesday af
ternoon, March 15. A quilt show
will be a new feature, and all the
ladies are asked to bring their
quilts, whether new or old, and put
them on display.
Mrs. Guy Barlow and J. F. Bar
low were Pendleton visitors Thurs
Mr. and Mra W. W. Bechdolt re
turned home last Wednesday. Mrs.
Bechdolt is getting along nicely at
One of the school busses, driven
by M. L. Morgan, took the high
school students to Heppner Friday
afternoon to see the basketball
tournament in which the Boardman
team played. The local boys lost
to their opponents, the Irrigon
team, by a score of 25-24 in the
game played Friday afternoon. The
boys won from the Lexington team
at Heppner last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Royal Rands and
Donna Jane were dinner guests at
the J. F. Gorham home Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Nate Macomber and
Sibyl Grace spent the week end in
Arthur Porter spent several days
of this week in Portland.
A large crowd attended and en
joyed the play, "The Man in the
Green Shirt" given by the Ladies
Aid Friday evening. All the mem
bers of the cast played their parts
exceptionally well. - The cast in
cluded Guy Barlow, Mra W. O.
King, Gladys Wilson Elmer Harn-
den, Katherine Brown, Bert Rose,
Mrs. Howard Channing, Mrs. Claud
Coats and Truman Messenger. Miss
Miriam Campbell was the director.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Mead and fam
ily of Union Bpemt the week end in
Mrs. Frank Cramer returned
home from La Grande Tuesday
where she has been for the past
two weeks at the home of Mrs. For
tier. Her granddaughter, Norma
Gibbons, has been very ill with
pneumonia but expects to return
to her school work at the E. O. N.
S. this week.
Dinner guests at the Marschat
home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Gorham and Mardell and Janet
Paul Hatch has purchased a new
50 horsepower Deisel engine for
power for the city electric lights.
The engine Is here and the base is
being made for it this week.
People here are enjoying the fine
spring weather and many are busy
this week planting gardens.
Elder Rice of the Seventh Day
Adventist church of Spokane was
in Boardman Saturday and con
ducted baptismal services at the
river in the afternoon. Elder John
Nearness will hold services in
Boardman Sunday evening.
A number of friends enjoyed a
dance last Saturday evening at the
Robert Bradley home.
E. T. Messenger was burned on
the neck and chest Thursday eve
ning at his home. He was pump
ing a lighted gasoline lamp at the
time when gasoline shot out of the
valve and onto Mr. Messenger.
Individual Coops Used
To Break Broody Biddy
Though the pioneer method of
breaking up a broody hen by bap
tising biddy In the watering trough
has long been frowned upon In
poultry circles, methods still in use
to discourage maternity fall short
of the advantages claimed for a
plan just described by F. L. Knowl-
ton of Oregon State college expert
ment station. He Is author of a
brie circular of Information giving
construction plans for individual
broody or hospital coops.
A battery of these Individual
coops, Knowlton explains, Is high
ly desirable where trapnesting is
practiced in cases of a hen being
penned up by mistake. Where
trapping is not a factor they are
still unusually convenient, safe and
sanitary as places of confinement
for birds suspected of being sick.
The coops can be made in batter
ies of any desired length from two
upward. They are cheap and easy
to construct, according to the plans
shown in the circular, which may
be had free from county agents or
from the college direct.
ROCKY BLUF FOLKS MEET.
On March 2 the Rocky Bluff com
munity joined In giving a surprise
party In honor of Mrs. Henry Ba
ker, the occasion being her birth
day. Those present were Mrs. H
Baker, Helen Fay, Betty, David
Merle and Clarence Baker, Mrs.
Henry Peterson, Robert, Marjorie
and Junior Peterson, Mr. and Mrs
L. Carlson, Mildred, Lewis, Joyce
and Clifford Carlson, Mrs. Oscar
Peterson, Gerald and Eunice Peter
son, and Miss Alena Redding.
Dainty refreshments were served
e.nd all enjoyed a pleasant after
noon. CHURCH AT FINE CITY.
Regular Sunday evening religious
services have been resumed at Pine
City with the opening of spring.
Charles A. Slas, of the Church of
Christ in Lexington, is conducting
By OLETA NEILL
Miss Rose Lelbrand and Mrs.
Chas. Bartholomew attended an or
chestra conceit in Pendleton Sun
Mrs. Ralph Scott and daughters
Irma, Dene and Doris and son Billy
visited Mrs. Scott's mother, Mrs.
Nora Moore, at the Roy Neill home
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Neill were
business visitors in Pendleton Wed
nesday. John HeaJy was in Heppner Sat
urday on business.
The Pine City band played sev
eral pieces for the Farm Bureau
program at Alpine Saturday eve
Mr. and Mrs. James Omohundro
have moved from Lexington onto
Mrs. Joe Cunhas ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Burl Wattenburger
and children visited at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Plourd near
Clarence Neill is staying at .the
Roy Neill ranch helping With the
chores while Mr. Neill is sick witi
The Pine City high school stu
dents are practicing "Meet Uncle
Sally," a play that they plan to
give the last of this month. Miss
Freda Hammel is coaching the
Earl Wattenburger and Frank
Carlson visited in Pendleton Sun
DeForest Baker of The Dalles is
visiting his daughter, Mrs. Roy
Roy Omohundro drove bus for
Bert Michel last week while some
repair work was being done on the
Mrs. Clarence Neill and daugh
ters Lois Jean and Gwenneth were
guests at the Roy Neill home Sun
Church was head Sunday evening
in tne Vine City auditorium. Rev.
Chas. Slas of Lexington preached
the sermon. About 20 persons were
present Church will be held again
next Sunday evening at 8 o'clock m
Mr. and Mra A. E. Watteniburger
attended the show in Hermiston
J. T. and Clayton Ayers made a
business trip to Heppner Wednes
day. J. T. Ayers brought his car,
which he had the misfortune to
break down last week.
Burl Wattenburger was in Echo
on business Tuesday.
An error was made in last week's
news in the statement that there
were approximately 80 present at
the party given at the A. E. Wat
tenburger home in honor of Earl
Wattenburger. There were about
60 present instead of 80.
MRS. W. C. ISOM.
Henry Wier was a Heppner vis
A. C. Houghton and Don Rutledge
motored to Heppner Wednesday
and met with the county court
The ladies of the H. E. club met
at the school library Thursday and
spent the afternoon quilting.
Mrs. W. C. Isom was a dinner
guest of Mrs. A. C. Houghton on
The boys high school basketball
team played the Boardman team
at Heppner Friday, winning the
game with a score of 25-24. The Ir
rigon. team will play McLaughlin
high at Pendleton next Friday.
Those attending the game at
Heppner Friday were Vern Jones
and daughter Vonne, Frank Lelcbt
and two daughters, Nellie and
uth, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Markham,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brace and
Mr. and Mrs. Atkln, Sr.. and
daughter Maxene of Walla Walla
motored over to see the game Fri
Mrs. Bullfinch and son Gardner
went to Athena to spend the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. Merton Da-
Frank Moody was a Hermiston
Mrs. Hugh Grimm and Mrs. E.
Fagerstrom were shopping in Her
St Patrick's Day ball by the la-
dies of the Catholic church, Elks
Temple, Friday night, March 17.
Music by local orchestra. 51-53
Served Here Fresh
If your appetite de
m a n d s something
thing tasty some
EAT SHELL FISH
For a good meal any
time go to
ED CHINN, Prop.
Edited by the Journalism Class of Heppner High School
. Alice Bleakman
Reporters: Edmond Gonty, Billy
Thomson, Marvin Morgan, Lora
Gilman, Marie Scrivner, Claire
Phelan, Armin Wihlon, John Gla
March fourth, the eventful day
of the inauguration of our new
President of the United States,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
With his stepping into the presi
dency, a whole nation is wondering
how he and the democratic admin
istration will start "a new deal for
the country." Mr. Roosevelt has
proved himself a leader of men by
his active services as governor of
the state of New York, but he
passes a much severer test when
he takes over the presidency of the
United States while we are in a
state of depression as we are now,
The depression is no new thing in
our country; we have had six pan
ics in the last century, which came
at regular intervals of one every
fourteen to twenty years. There
was a panic while Andrew Jackson
was president in 1837 that took five
years to recover from. There was
another in 1857 during Buchanan's
administration. Industry did not
reach its normal standard for about
three years, but with the starting
of the Civil war, manufacturing
The panic of 1873 started with
the bankruptcy of Jay Cooke and
Company, dealers in stocks and
bonds. Industry in general stopped
but this depression was short-lived
and lasted only a few months. In
1893 to 1895 during President Cleve
land's "luckless years" there was a
panic that was followed by another
one in 1907 during T. Roosevelt's
administration. The main reason
for these panics Is over-speculation,
buying and selling of wildcat stocks
and bonds, and corrupt business
In normal times most people pay
little attention to the way the gov
ernment is run. They make money
and spend it with very little judg
ment, but when the water is about
to go over their head they holler
for the government to pull thm
With conditions as they are we
will probably not have any stalling,
but lots of action and progressive
legislation in Congress. If our thirty-second
President and his party
pull us out of this depression suc
cessfully it should be a winner for
the democratic party in the presi
dential election of 1936.
The Benzine Ring had its week
ly meeting last Thursday. Only a
few were present. Plans for the
club's assembly program next week
took up most of the meeting.
Miss Palmdter's Domestic Science
class went to market They stopped
at the Central meat market where
they studied the different retail and
wholesale cuts of meat The grlls
admit that this is the best way to
learn about meats. They can all
distinguish the difference between
a cutlet and a steak and pork from
Spanish IV class has received its
first copies of "El Eco." "El Eco"
is a Spanish newspaper edited In
New York. It contains a variety
of latest news from all Spanish
Basketball Tournament Held
The three basketball games held
at Heppner In the sub-district tour
nament with the exception of the
Condon-Hermiston game were very
The first game, played between
Irrigon and Boardman, was won
by only one point In favor of Irri
gon, the score being 25-24.
The Heppner-Umatilla game was
very Interesting. The Heppner
boys, having the better team, de
feated Umatilla 28-38.
The larger and more experienced
team of Condon, due to their un-
canny ability to make baskets, de-
NOTHINS DOES SO MUCH FOR
When you're away from Jiome
to the little fellow
Some DAY he will think about the miracle of hearing
Daddy's voice from miles away. But now it's enough
to just hear that voice. From any of eighteen million
telephones in this country you can talk homeward
swiftly, clearly, at low cost.
The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Business Office: 4 West Willow Street Jieppner, Oregon
feated Hermiston 36-15.
The winners of these three games
go to Pendleton Friday, March 10,
and play as follows:
Heppner vs. Adams; Condon vs.
Athena; Irrigon va Mac High; He
lix vs. Pendleton.
First graders are working on a
Dutch project Exhibits will be up
Patrick Kubat has enrolled in
the first grade. He has been going
to school in California.
Leonard Gilman returned to
school Monday after a week's ab
Roberta Smith is back in the
sixth grade after being operated
on for appendicitis. She has been
absent for five weeks.
Earl Chrisman and Edna Deulln
earned reading certificates for
reading and reporting on textbooks.
Third graders have been making
clever little soldiers out of clothes
Harriet Hager of the seventh
grade has returned to school after
a recent Illness.
Senior Dress-Up Day
Let's have a newspaper parade
and se how each member of the
class promenaded last Tuesday.
"Here comes the bride!" Tad
McMurdo, the groom, wearing a
most formal evening suit and a der
by hat and with a box of cigars un
der his arm, is walking arm in arm
with June Anderson, who, of course,
is the bride. She wears a very ele
gant bridal dress with a long train;
she has a corsag of beautiful sweet
peas. Ted and June represent Mr.
and Mrs. Bloom on their wedding
day. (There is a rumor that the
best man kissed the bride.)
Next came the two "Little Girls
in Blue," Winifred Case and Kath
erine. McLaughlin. They are wear
ing very short blue dresses, blue
ankle socks, hair ribbons and have
curia They also have big lolypops
and "mamma dolls,' (and dimpled
Ah! Here is Mr. Billy Goat (Ed
na Jones) and his wife (Gladys Ca
son) and their child Nanny (Doris
Cox). Mr. Goat had on a fine mus
tache of eyebrow pencil. Mrs. Goat
had one of the largest sunbonncts
ever made for women. Nanna has
a lollypop, a very short dress and
But waithear that tapping?
Who can that be? Ah! It is the
blind beggar (Bill Becket) with his
dark glasses, tin cup, long stick,
and a placard on his chest saying:
"I am blind; I take scrip." Very
accommodating, isn't he?
Here comes a little girl (Viola
Brown) with a short dress, hair
ribbon, doll, two front teeth miss
ing, (accomplished with an eye
brow pencil) and a big lollypop, an
nouncing that she is Miss Str&ugh
an twenty years ago.
Another small girl (Hazel Bey-
mer) dressed very much as the pre
ceding one, announces that she is
Miss Coppock sometime in the past.
Ah! I hear giggles. Wait! It is
two young girls (Anne Crump and
Caroline Moyer) of the early eight
ies explaining how they were the
hieght of fashion then. Their dress
es do denote age, we agree.
We have a change of scene. A
large colored woman (Beatrice
Thomson) dressed in an ample mo-ther-hubbard
dress and a bright
handkerchief tied around her head
announces in a rich negro dialect:
"Mah name am Aunt Jemima Waf
fles." But what have we here? Here is
a large, handsome gentleman (Cur
tis Thomson) wearing a loud shirt
and vest, dark glasses and a red
slouch hat On his left is an old
lady (Edmond Gonty) apparently
of the 1900's by her dresa On his
right Is a young flapper (Marcel
Jones) dressed in a dashing red
skirt, black sweater and jacket, nice
mottled scarf and big red lips. The
dark gentleman introduces himself
as "Big Hank." The woman on
the right is his wife; the one on the
left his fiancee.
What a motley crew we see coni-
SO LITTLE AS YOUR TELEPHONE
lng now. The first (Ralph Forgey)
wore ragged overalls, torn cham
bray shirt, 1907 model straw hat
and a Japanese coolie's Jacket He
makes a splendid example of an I.
W. W. (I won't work). The next
(Lyle Cowdrey) dressed In dirty
hickory striped coveralls was a case
of obesity (padding was responsi
ble). Following them comes "The
Old Man of the Mountain" (Jimmle
Furlong) with his brown trousers,
heavy suspenders, white goatee,
crooked staff and even a bottle on
Here comes a tough sailor (Her
Oviatt.) The tough sailor is wearing
Oviatt). The tough sailor is waring
white ducks, a girl's scarf for a
tie and a derby instead of a regu
lation topper. The flapper is wear
ing a blue and green print dress,
red tarn, a black stocking and a
white one, assorted earrings and a
coral necklace. But wait a minute!
Here is one of this part of the pro
cession we almost missed. A very
athletic young man (Tom Hottman)
dressed in football shoulder pads
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Heppner's finest and fastest sell
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MacMarr, Sack 95c
Primrose, Sack 85C
Prices Effective Fri., Sat, Mon, March 10-11-13
An amazing price on
A very special offer on
A cleaner which never before sold fcr
leu than $54.50 is now being offered
at this very low clearance price. This
is your opportunity to secure one of
the world's most famous vacuum
cleaners. Phone in today. Only a few
left. Terms If desired.
W are offering money-saving values
on many demonstration and slightly
need electric appliances this month,
including ranges and refrigerators.
Power & Light Company
"Always at Your Servicel"
and jersey, girl's gym bloomers and
That ends the procession. Now
for some more comments:
Three seniors appeared Tuesday
morning without costumes. They
were James Farley, Wrex Langdon
and Tom Hottman. James had no
particular excuse. Wrex had been
absent Monday and none of his
classmates had "wised him up."
But Tom Hottman had no reason.
He was immediately collared by
Herman Green and Marcel Jones.
They took Tom and dressed him n
he is above described.
A change of the commencement
announcements for the senior class
was made at a senior meeting last
Friday. The new ones to be used
are considered much superior and
are but slightly more expensive.
The final order is to be sent soon.
2500 sacks Soft Federation wheat
at 90c per sack, net Morgan Ware
house. Bert Mason, lone. Ore. 1
Try a Gazette Times Want Ad.
Note the decline in price, but
quality remains maximum
AIRWAY .. 3 LBS. 59c
NOB HILL .3 LBS. 79c
Dependable, 2 LBS. 53c
W0C Large Tins, best quality.
FRESH AND WHITE
Large bars Luna or Sunny
Monday laundry soap
10 BARS 23c
TheseThors are notrebuilts
or demonstrators. They are
absolutely new and just
received from the factory.
Latest improved pressure
cleanser baked-on vitreous
enamel tub beautifully fin
ished, two-tone green. May
be had on convenient terms.
Word just received from
factory advises that this
Thor advances in price
to $66.50 on March 26th.