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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 1934.
ry MARGARET BLAKE
lone poat of the American Legion
held ila annual election of officers
at Legion hall last Thursday eve
ning. The following were chosen:
W. A. Hayes, commander; Cleo
Drake, 1st vice-commander; Ern
est Christopherson, 2nd vice-commander;
Ray Turner, finance offi
cer; Lee Howell, adjutant; Fred
Nicboson, sergeant-at-arms; Wal
ter Roberts, chaplain, and Jack
Farris, service officer. These offi
cers will be installed at a meeting
of the post to be held at Legion
hall next Wednesday evening, Oct
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Blake drove
over to Kinzua last Friday for a
short visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernice Crawford
were Pendleton visitors last Satur
day. They were accompanied by
Peter Timm who went over to see
his mother, Mrs. Peter Timm, Sr.,
who is seriously ill at her home
At a meeting in the city hall last
Thnrsdnv evenine called for the
purpose of holding a primary elec
tion for city officers the following
citizens were nominated, John Louy
Mavor; E. R. Lundell, Lee Howell
and J. H. Bryson, councilmen; Geo-
Frank, marshal; Ralph Harris, re
corder, and Mrs. Grace Linn, treas
urer. Registered at the Park hotel dur-
ing the past week were Pete Celoire
and son, horse buyers from fort-
land, and J. D. Sommer, insurance
salesman of La Grande.
Mrs. Maude Farris motored to
Portland last Friday afternoon. She
was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
E. G. Sperry. They returned home
Howard Boyd of The Dalles and
W. J. Hotter of Arlington, employ
ees of the Pacific Telephone & Tel
egraph company, were in lone on
business connected with their work
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Tucker and
daughter Maxine of Echo were Sat
urday visitors here,
The freshman class were leaders
in activities in the high school dur
ing the past week. On Friday
morning they had charge of the
program during the assembly hour.
The program opened with the flag
salute followed by group singing,
The freshmen then reversed roles
with the committee who had charge
of their initiation by calling on its
members, Lloyd Morgan, Ellis Pet
tyjohn and Charlotte McCabe for
speeches. Eva Swanson then gave
an interesting resume of her recen
trip to the exposition at Chicago
and to Yellowstone park. This was
inquiries concerning oldtime resl
enu of lone and it was found that
he spent several summers here as
boy on the farm of Mrs. Blank-
inship who is his sister. Mrs. Blank
Inship and family lived at that time
on the Warfleld place below town.
He stated that they now make their
home near Tacoma, Wash.
During the past week Eugene
Corley who has been employed
herding sheep at the Neill Doherty
place was found in a semi-conscious
condition lying across the
back of his horse out on the sands.
Examination showed that he was
suffering from a broken leg. He
as taken to Heppner for medical
attention and is reported to be in a
with them for several weeks, and
also by Helen Holmes.
Howard Lane and sons have re
turned to Lexington after spend
ing several weeks in the mountains.
followed by a skit, "Peach Pie,
two freshman girls. The members
of the freshman class then appeared
one by one each dressed in a man
ner to foretell the future of some
upper classman. Two musical num
bers were played by the Davidson
boys trio, then a football skit by
members of the class ended the pro
gram which was followed by a short
pep rally for the game to be played
in the afternoon with Lexington.
Lloyd Morgan and Supt Lindstrom
gave short talks and the yell lead
er led some rousing cheers.
Friday evening the freshmen gave
the student body and faculty a re
turn party. Games were played,
also a basketball game between the
girls and boys, played with girls
rules, in which the girls suffered
defeat Sandwiches, doughnuts
and a fruit drink were served at
the close of the party.
H. D. McCurdy was a business
visitor in Pendleton last Tuesday.
Officers of the auxiliary of lone
post of the American Legion will be
installed on Saturday afternoon,
October 13, in the new room of the
auxiliary over Lundell's garage.
Hostesses for the meeting will be
Mrs. Fred Mankin and Mrs. Roy
Friends of Harold Finnell will
be interested to learn that he has
accepted a part time teaching job
at O. S. C. which was offered him
by Prof. Hyslop. The young man
was a 1934 graduate of O. S. C.
The Home Economics committee
of Willows grange are giving a
carnival, bazaar and dance in Le
gion hall in lone Saturday night,
Oct. 13. A program will be given
at 8:00 p. m. immediately following
a talk by Walter Pierce, represen
tative in congress.
O. L. Lundell and Jess Deos of
Willows stopped in lone a few min
utes Tuesday afternoon on their
way to the mountains in search of
big game, the elusive buck.
The Women's Topic club was en
tertained on last Saturday after
noon by Miss Kathryn Feldman,
Mrs. C. F. Feldman and Mrs- Bert
Mason at the home of Mrs. Mason.
The subject for the program was
"Mexico." Mrs. Mason gave an in
teresting report on a book on Mex
ico that covered the history of the
nation and described its people and
customs, etc. Miss Kathryn Feld
man told of the arts of the people,
pottery making, weaving, needle
work, etc., and also touched on
their music, legends and verse.
Mrs. Carl Feldman explained an in
teresting exhibit of Mexican weav
ing, needlework and pottery that
had been gathered together by the
hostesses. A one act "Mellerdram
mer" at the close of the program
was greatly enjoyed by the audi
ence. Mrs. Mason read the tale of
"The Lighthouse Tragedy" which
was acted in pantomime by Mrs. C,
F. Feldman, Misg Katheryn Feld
man. Mrs. H. D. McCurdy, Mrs-
Werner Rietman, Mrs. Victor Rlet
mann and Mrs. D. M. Ward,
Hot tamales and coffee were the
appropriate refreshments served by
the hostesses. Twenty-three mem
bers were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Grout ac
companied by their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hager
man, were guests at the Frank En
gelman home from Friday until
Sunday. All of the party live In
Portland. Mrs. Grout is a cousin
of Mrs. Engelman.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mankin, ac
companied by Mrs. E. J. Blake and
daughter, motored to Portland on
Mr. Howe, a salesman for an of
fice supply concern, was In the city
on Wednesday. While here he made
By BEULAH NICHOLS
Plans for the Pioneers' Reunion
are well under way and it is ex
pected that this reunion will be
bigger and better than any that
has gone before. The program is
in charge of Laurel Beach and
Eula McMillan and promises to be
ery good. Remember the date,
Saturday, October 20th.
At the district conference of Par-
ent-Tteacher associations at Fossil
Friday Mrs. Virginia Kletzer, state
T. A. president explained in de
tail the duties of the officers and
committee chairmen and also dis
cussed the proposed "Tax Limita
tion" amendment which is to be
voted on at the November election.
Mrs. Schrader, county school su
perintendent of Gilliam county,
gave an interesting and instructive
address on Educational Needs.
Norma Marquardt, Cora Allyn, Car
olyn Kuns and Beulah Nichols rep
resented the Lexington Parent-
Teachers association at the confer
Lexington grange will meet Sat
urday evening, October 13. There
will be initiation in the first and
second degrees and all those who
are eligible to receive these degrees
are asked to be present It is im
portant that all the officers and the
executive committee of the grange
attend this meeting.
The ladies of the Home Econom
ics club have made a lovely afghan
which they will dispose of soon. It
is on display in Barnett's store,
The P. T. A. car party which was
given Friday evening was declared
a success. High score in bridge
was won by Mrs- Lester White and
consolation by Harvey Miller. In
500 Mrs. Kate Swendig received
high and T. L. Barnett consolation.
Arrangements for the annual H.
E. C. bazaar are rapidly being com
pleted with all committees busily
getting everything in shape for this
event. The date is December 8th.
Anne Johnson, Jessie McCabe and
Beulah Nichols were hostesses for
a surprise "Travel" party Tuesday
afternoon honoring Mrs. Harvey
Bauman. The guests were Mrs.
Harvey Bauman, Mrs. R. B. Wil
cox, Mrs. Charles Breshears, Mrs.
Wilbur Steagall, Mrs. Carl Whil
lock, Mrs. Ted McMillan, Mrs- Har
vey Miller, Mrs. John McMillan,
Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Arnold Piper,
Mrs. Laura Scott, Mrs. Rufus Piper,
Mrs. Lonnie Henderson, Mrs. John
Piper, Mrs. A. H. Nelson, Mrs. Har
ry Dinges, Mrs. Trina Parker, Mrs.
Robert McMurtry and Miss Ruth
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beach
spent the week end .in Portland.
Orville Cutsforth, Harvey Miller
and Dwight Misner are among Lex
ington hunters who are in the
mountains this week in quest of
Miss Helen Valentine, who is
teaching at Rufus this year, spent
the week end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs- C. W. Valentine. She was
accompanied by her friend, Miss
Dorothy Foss of Moro.
Ted McMillan was pleasantly sur
prised Saturday evening when a
number of his friends dropped in to
help him celebrate his birthday.
Those attending were Mr. and Mrs.
Aolph Majeski, Mr. and Mrs. Hen
ry Rauch and children, Mr. and
Mrs. Galey Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
R. B. Wilcox, Mrs. Mae Burchell,
Merle Carmichael, Grace and Doris
Burchell, Delpha Merritt, Paul
Nichols and Edward Burchell.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shaw and sons
were Hermiston visitors Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jackson and
Kenneth and Marcella spent last
week visiting with relatives in Port
land and Hubbard.
Mrs- Mae Burchell, Doris and
Billy Burchell and Paul Nichols
were transacting business in The
Miss Ruth Dnnford of Portland
is a house guest of Mrs. A. H. Nel
Mrs. Harry Schriever attended the i
meeting which Mrs. Azalea Sager
conducted at Willows last Wednes
Miss Annie Hynd and Mrs. Mag
gie Doney, who has been visiting at
the Hynd ranch for some time, left
for Portland the first of the week.
Miss Hynd expects to return home
within a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan
arrived the first of the week from
their home at Cherryville and are
visiting with relatives in this city.
They were accompanied by Naomi
McMillan who has been visiting
Last Thursday evening a pep-rally
was held to create excitement for
the game between lone and Lexing
ton. A group of high school stu
dents serpentined through town,
stopping at the ball park where a
huge fire was started by the fresh
men. After the fire had subsided,
weineis were roasted. There were
about forty-five present.
A close, exciting football game
was played between lone and Lex
ington Friday afternoon, with Lex
ington winning, 6-0. Particularly
outstanding work was done by Les
ter Cox and Edward Hunt Lavern
Wright who was thought to be out
for the season with a back injury,
will return to practice this week.
This will greatly add to the strength
of the team. Coach Beach is also
planning to make other changes in
the lineup which will aid in
strengthening the team.
Delpha Merritt, Doris Klinger
and Vivian White were absent from
school the past week.
The senior class dance which was
given in Leach Memorial hall Sat
urday night was well attended. Mu
sic was furnished by Laurel Beach's
A student body meeting was call
ed to order in the high school audi
torium to read the new amendment
to the constitution and also to dis
cuss the pictuer that Mrs. Rodgers
has for the school, provided the
school frames it A committee of
two was appointed to look after
this. Thev were Doris Burchell
and Alma Van Winkle.
Some of the Lexington high school
students who attended the football
game in Heppner Saturday were
Edna Rauch, Delpha Merritt Bill
Van Winkle, Jack Van Winkle. Ed
ward Hunt and Lavern Wright.
Hon. Walter M. Pierce will speak
at T oach Memorial hall Saturday
evening immediately preceding the
business meeting of the grange.
The program will begin piomptly
at i.oO and the public is invited.
Mrs. Millard Nolan, nee Irene
Peck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Peck of this city, was very
pleasantly surprised with a miscel
laneous shower at her home in
Heppner on Saturday afternoon
About thirty ladies were present
and Mrs. Nolan received many
lovely gifts. Those attending from
Lexington were Mesdames Lonnie
Henderson, Arthur Keene, Bert
Peck, Harold Peck, William Van
Winkle, Ralph Benge, Irvin Pad
berg, Frank Munkers, Robert Wil
cox, Ted McMillan, George Peck,
Trina Parker, Sarah White and
Miss Jessie McCabe.
Ira Lewis is spending the week
in Portland where he is taking in
the stock show. Mrs. Roy Johnson
has charge of the store during his
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
JOEL R. BENTON, Minister
Bible School 9:45
C. E. Society
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday .
Midweek service, Thursday .
11 a. m.
. 6:30 p. m.
7:30 p. m.
. 7 :80 p. m.
. 7 :30 p. m.
Why Men Lose God
'And the Spirit of God came up
on Azariah, son of Oded,
And he went out to meet Asa,
and said unto him: Hear ye me,
Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin;
the Lord Is with you while ye be i
with Him; and If ye seek Him He
will be found of you; but If ye for
sake Him, He will forsake you." 2
Asa was the third king of Judah;
he had been leading his forces In
victory against the Ethiopians; and
on his return home, was met by the
prophet with the words above quoted.
These words of Azariah were
spoken many centuries ago, but
they are as true and pertinent this
hour as when first they issued from
the lips of God's prophet
The Lord is with men, WHILE
THEY ARE WITH HTM. But when
men forsake God and His ways and
flout His commandments; just then
has God turned away from men.
If men were to put in as much
time seeking God as they do seek
ing sin, God would be found of men
and sin all over the world would
cease. For when men earnestly
and honestly seek God, THEY
FIND HIM. And when men find
God, they also find relief from sin
and all its deadly aftermath. It is
to be hoped that before it is ever
lastingly too late, the world will
awaken to the fact that none of
the plans or schemes of political
parties or selfish plans of men over
the world will avail to settle our
international troubles BUT ONLY
MEN FINDING GOD AND FOL
LOWING IN HIS WAYS. MEN
LOSE GOD BECAUSE THEY
TURN THEIR BACKS UPON
HIM AND GO AWAY FROM HIM.
Do you have a Church home? If
not we invite you to come and wor
ship with us and test the honest
welcome of this friendly Church.
For the coming Lord's Day the ser
mon topics are: Morning service,
"Other Gods." Evening service,
"What Is Man?"
JOSEPH POPE, Pastor.
Rally Day will be observed in our
church Sunday. A special program
will be featured during the Sunday
School hour. Come out and hear
the children, they have a message
Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Public Worship 11 a. m. Anthem,
"Since Jesus Is Mine," Schuler.
Ep worth League 6:30.
Preaching service, 7:30.
Choir practice Wednesday eve
ning at 7:30, Mrs. E. F. Bloom,
Prayer meeting Thursday eve
A hearty welcome awaits you at
all the services of our Church.
The Revs. Charles and Ruth Not
son are returning to Heppner Mon
day next and will only remain un
til Saturday when they take their
departure on the long journey to
the mission field on the border of
Tibet. As many have expressed the
desire to hear these young people
preach, the prayer meeting hour on
next Thursday is to be turned over
to them. Please keep this an
nouncement in mind.
fore, which Is now the best house
"Bart thinks it's a big party for
his benefit but to us it's a ghastly
"Many old-timers have already
opened up stores in old shacks and
plans are going forward to build a
bigger and better Nome.
"There is enough food in town to
last two or three weeks. One boat
arrived this morning and three
more have been dispatched from
Seattle and Bremerton. They are
fast boats and should be here with
in a week. I haven't heard of even
one person who wants to go out
side. I tell you these people can
surely take it Not a whimper from
anyone. Of course some families
who would have goae out later will
go back on these relief boats, but
everyone else will stay tnac can
find any excuse for a house to shel
"One of the most tragic things
about this is the fact that most of
the business people lived in apart
ments over their stores so of course
Services Sunday evening, 7:30, by
Rev. Ralph Henkle of Pendleton.
NOME, ALASKA FIRE
(Continued from First Page)
construction will be under way In a
"It was certainly a miracle, with
sparks flying every way, burning
timbers and telepnone poies iauing,
live wires and bursted steam pipes,
blasting on every side, ammunition
stores exploding, gasoline and crude
oil burning, glass flying, etc., not
one person was injured or burnea;
not an extra patient In the hospital.
I certainly feel we were being cared
"They have had to send in two
raido operators to take care of the
stacks of telegrams that are arriv
ing. We hope, in fact we will have
to have government aid of course,
and with the freeze-up just around
the corner it will have to come
"Just now the most urgent need
is for clothing. Almost everyone
lost all their clothes except what
they had on. With the fire jump
ing around so people would hurry
home from helping some friend
nack to find that their house was in
ashes or had been blasted. Many
they lost both business and home. I Ing. wc, -e u bu njd
Some of our bedding has holes
burned in it and the baby bed and
little table are a little worse for
wear but our radio came through
without a scratch and not a dish
was broken. I lost my sewing kit
scissors, needle, thimble, etc., one
curtain and that's all we have miss
ed so far. (P. S. Case of milk,
half ton of coal, sack of flour).
"At present we have a very nice
room at the building of Indian af
fairs and are boarding with the gov
ernment teacher there. We are
really very fortunate as in one three
room house four families including
15 children are living. By the mid
dle of October we will have the
same house as we had planned be-
Verv few carried Insurance and
several merchants lost over $60,000.
Strange to say these are the people
who have already started to rebuild.
"The town is to be laid out with
wide streets and only permanent,
fire-proof buildings will be erected.
"One little man who had staked
everything he had on coming up
here in 1899 lost It all in the flood
of 1900. He started his store again
and was burned out In 1905, then in
1913 the flood took everything he
had once more, and now he has lost
his home and business, but plans to
borrow money and start in again
in the same place.
"The government is sending In
architects and engineers and re-
PIERCE DATES SET.
Congressman Walter M. Pierce
is slated to make three speeches in
Morrow county on Saturday, Oct.
13. He will speak fihst at Heppner
at 2:30 in the afternoon at the Elks
hall. At 7:00 he will speak in lone
at the Legion hall, and at 8:30 he
will speak in the Leach hall at
ALFRED R. WOMACK, Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a. m.
Church Services 11:00 a. m.
Evening Services 7:30 p. m.
Tuesday 7:30 p. m.
Thursday night prayer meeting,
"We welcome all."
Quarter section Pine 2000 cords
wood. 5 miles this side Parkers
Mill. Truck road across same.
Only 50c Per Cord
Now that the last cold snap is fresh in mind
and there's no telling when the next will come
you'll wrant to be prepared. We don't need
to tell you of the extra expense and inconve
nience, if you get cawght unprepared.
PREST0NE Will prevent a freeze-up.
It's Safe, Sure, Lasting
$2.95 a Gallon
HOT WATER CAR HEATERS-Any
make car $6.95 up.
TIRE CHAINS-Sturdy, durable. We
have your size.
PRICED TO MEET COMPETITION
A motor check-up before going into the win
ter is also wise.
AND BE SURE YOUR BATTERY IS UP
Ferguson Motor Co.
even after they had been hauled
away to places that at the time
looked safe enough. We were just
'Cheechako's' (greenhorns) enough
to get out when the first building
caught or we would be in the same
"All the teachers but Miss Brln
kerhoff were burned out but all of
them saved most of their things.
"Don't worry about us for we are
all well taken care of."
Heppner Transfer Co.
Anywhere For Hire Hauling
Bonded and Insured Carrier
ROBT. A. JONES, Mgr.
"Just the service wanted
when you want It most"
open their annual
and his Orchestra
These prices for the opening
15c single; 25c couple
Doors Open 8:30
ABSTRACT & TITLE CO., Inc.
Olllce Court House F. B. NICKESON, President
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
(AT REASONABLE RATES)
Complete Bankruptcy Reports and Service
THE ONLY COMPLETE AND RELIABLE ABSTRACT
PLANT IN MORROW COUNTY
More Telephones will
Open Your Doors
fo more dimness.
YOUR TELEPHONE lines are "doorways" to
your business. Is it easy for your customers to
use these doorways?
Are your present telephone facilities fully
Well be glad to make a study of your telephone
needs. Just notify our business office.
The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Lived Here All
That's what the tourist asked the native
who sat in front of the village grocery,
whittling away contentedly.
"Not yet!" replied the old philosopher.
There's a world of wisdom in the
two words, "Not yet!" They rep
resent hope and promise.
For instance, we've
ready written you two
friendly little letters con
But I've just asked the ' JLotheS
store if you'd been in, and they said:
So I hope you'll come see the CURLEE CLOTHES within
the next few days and I promise to, show you more in the
way of STYLE, VALUE and WORKMANSHIP than you
could possibly get anywhere.
You'll look better and feel better in a CURLEE SUIT OR
OVERCOAT. You can wear them well and they'll wear
you well. At a price surprisingly low.
That means something, doesn't it?
So come in, won't you.
J H I. ,A
The Store of
AND NOW IT IS
Pupils are all back "on the job" again.
Tablets, pens, inks, pencils, erasers, will be
needed we have 'em.
Everything Needful in GOOD EATS
Staple groceries, canned
goods, fresh fruits, mel
PHONE US YOUR WANTS