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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1935.
A quiet wedding took place at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C.
Phelps In Heppner Saturday at 8:30
p. m., when Miss Naomi McMillan,
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
S. G. McMillan of this city, became
the bride of Claude S. Hill of Hepp
ner. Mr. and Mrs. James Leach
were the attendants and Rev. Jo
seph Pope officiated. The bride was
attractively attired In a travelling
suit. Immediately following the
ceremony the young couple left for
a short honeymoon trip to Portland,
going by way of the Mount Hood
The Emergency Education pro
gram which has been carried on in
this city for several months under
the leadership of Mrs. Lorena Mil
ler was discontinued on May 11.
This program has been quite popu
lar in this state; a total of 511 teach
ers employed and 730 classes were
in operation. Of the 511 teachers
employed, 63 taught Literacy or
Americanization classes, 248 general
adult classes, 8 workers' education
classes, 12 parent education classes,
146 vocational classes, and 34 taught
in nursery schools. Only two pro
jects were carried on in this county,
the one here and one at Boardman
with Mrs. W. O. Kng as instructor.
Baccalaureate services for the
senior class were held at the Chris
tian church Sunday evening with
Alvin L. Kleinfeldt, pastor of the
Christian church at. Heppner, of
ficiating. Preceding the sermon Mr.
L. Edwin Beach sang "Mother O'
Mine" and the girls' chorus sang a
selection. Invocation and benedic
tion were by Mr. Kleinfeldt.
Lawrence Beach spent the week
end in La Grande. He was accom
panied by Marvin Wightman of
The Lexington Home Economics
club met on Thursday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Alta Cutsforth
with, twenty-three members and
visitors present Work was done
on the quilt and a short business
meeting was held. Delicious re
freshments were served at the close
of the afternoon.
Willard Martin returned home
Sunday from the Heppner hospital
where he has been a patient for the
Carl Cason and Mr. Duncan of
Pendleton were visitors here Wed
nesday on business connected with
the Penn State Mutual Life Insur
ance company of which they are
Miss Naomi McMillan was guest
of honor at a bridal shower on Fri
day afternoon when the Rebekahs
were hostesses at their hall. About
sixty guests were present and Miss
McMillan received many lovely
George Gillis received a bad cut
on his arm Saturday night when he
broke a window while wrestling
with one of the high school boys.
He was taken to a physician at
Heppner who took ten stitches to
close the cut.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMillan are
the parents of a ten-pound boy,
born at their home on Thursday,
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shaw and fam
ily spent Sunday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Hunt near Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester White and
Miss Eula McMillan spent the week
end at Antone.
The eighth grade graduation ex
ercises were held in the high school
auditorium on Wednesday after
noon. The program was as follows:
March, Eula McMillan; salutatory,
Wilma Tucker; song, grade girls;
prophecy, Lorene Fulgham and
Jnwa 'Riflflla nrAaontfltinn nf rlnRfl
key, Vester Shaw; solo, Laurel'
Beach; class will, Kenneth Klinger;
chronicle, Bill Burchell; history,
Keith Gentry; valedictory, "Re
making the World," Danny Dinges;
presentation of diplomas, Mrs. Lucy
Rodgers; acceptance of diplomas,
Leland Edmondson; presentation of
awards, Mrs. Lillian C. Turner;
march, Eula McMillan. Following
are the awards that were made:
books presented by Mrs. Rodgers
for reading work done, Keith Gen
try, Henry Rauch, Kenneth Klin
ger and Robert Campbell; writing
certificate, Henry Rauch; book pre
sented by Mrs. Turner for highest
spellnlg grades througout the year,
Wilma Tucker. Mrs. Turner gave
a short resume of her work during
her ten years of successful teaching
in the Lexington schools. During
her ten years here she has gradu
ated approximately one hundred
students from the eighth grade to
high school, the class this year being
the largest during the ten years
This class, which is a class well wor
thy of the praise given them by
their teacher, has an enrollment of
fourteen members. They are: Le
land Edmondson, Kenneth Klinger,
Danny Dinges, Wilma Tucker, Ves
ter Shaw, Lorene Fulgham, Henry
Rauch, Alton Pettyjohn, Joyce Bid
die, Harding Smith, Keith Gentry,
Bill Burchell, Robert Campbell and
Lee Shaw. Mrs. Turner presented
a silver loving cup to the school and
asked that each year the names of
all eighth grade students who are
on the honor roll the entire year be
engraved on the cup. Those whose
names will be placed thereon this
year are Danny Dinges, Wilma
Tucker and Robert Campbell. Mr.
Campbell displayed the two cups
which were won by this school In
the recent spelling contest at Hepp
ner and introduced the girls who
won them, namely Joyce Biddle and
A wedding of interest to Lexing
ton people was that of Miss Doris
Thompson of Connell, Wash., and
Vester Lane of this city. The cere
mony was an event of Monday at
A miscellaneous shower was giv
en Monday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Cleo Van Winkle for Mrs.
Casha Shaw whose home was de
stroyed by fire last week. Hostesses
were Mrs. Hugh Shaw, Mrs. Guy
Shaw, Mrs. George Peck, Mrs.
Ralph Benge, Mrs. Arthur Keene
and Mrs. Van Wnkle. Fifty-six
guests were present and Mrs. Shaw
received many useful gifts. Tho
guests spent the afternon tying a
quilt for Mrs. Shaw.
The high school students and
teachers held their annual picnic
Tuesday at the Harry French ranch
The grange meeting will be held
Saturday night in the basement of
the new hall.
Danny Dinges, Reporter.
Lexington Troop No. 62 met at
their regular meeting at seven-thirty
p. m. The business meeting was
short Two items were discussed:
the annual mountain outing and the
proposition of raising money for
the troop. It was decided that each
scout should bring fifty cents at the
end of the scout fiscal year in May.
The meeting was adjourned to the
The scout drill team is progress
ing excellently. Two more com
mands were learned last meeting:
left dress and right face. The game
of O'Grady was played.
The cup contest is drawing to a
close. The boys who have almost
equal chances for the cup are Ell
wynne Peck, Kenneth Jackson,
Keith Gentry and Danny Dinges.
Mr. Gillis, our scoutmaster in the
past, will not be with us next year.
He will be missed greatly by all the
scouts. His place will be taken by
John Carroll who has also had much
experience in this line of work.
For the first time in the history
of the Lexington scouts, meetings
will be continued weekly through
the summer vacation, with Mr. Car
roll as our leader.
Ths week's meeting was post
poned until Wednesday evening
when a court of honor was held
and a dinner served by the moth
ers of the scouts. This dinner was
given in honor of Mr. Gillis and
Nearly one hundred persons at
tended the Union Sunday school at
the Christian church last Sunday
morning. The Sunday school hour
was followed by a program arrang
ed by the young peoples' class in
honor of Mothers' Day. Vocal so
los by Miss Frances Troedson, Eu
gene Normoyle and Lois Ring and
recitations by Francine Ely and
Maxine Allyn were all expressive of
appreciation of a mother's love and
sacrifices for her children.
Mrs. Ida Peterson was pleasantly
surprised at her home last Wednes
day afternoon when a number of la
dies from the Gooseberry section
dropped in on her for a social hour.
Mrs. Henry Baker, Mrs. Henry Pe
terson, Mrs. O. E. Peterson, Mrs.
Leonard Carlson and Mrs. Carl Al
lyn were present Fruit salad, cake
and coffee, brought by the ladies,
Mrs. Ellen Rieth is ill at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. O'Meara.
The children of Mrs. H. O. Ely ar
ranged a dinner in her honor last
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Mathews. All the members
of her family were present
Harlan McCurdy departed for
Burns on Thursday on business In
connection with the re-appraise
ment work of the State Land board.
Mrs. Holmes Gabbert of Port
land wtih her children, Dwight and
Patty Ann, were guests at the home
of Mrs. Gabbert's sister, Mrs. Fred
Mankin, on Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. J. H. Blake, Mrs. Ted Blake
and Keithley Blake and daughter
of Kinzua visited relatives here over
the week end.
Driving over from her home in
Pasco, Wash., last Friday evening
to be with her mother, Mrs. Alice
McNabb, on Mothers' Day, Mrs. Ed
na Jewel ran into loose gravel on
the Ione-Boardman market road
near the ranch of A. E. Johnson.
The car turned over two times but
except for minor cuts and bruises
Mrs. Jewel and her daughter, Lois,
who was with her, escaped unin
jured. The car was so badly wreck-
ed that it was towed to the Johnson
ranch to await the examination of
an insurance adjuster. James War
field drove Mrs. Jewel and daughter
back to their home Sunday afternoon.
Miss Betty Bergevin spent the
week end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Bergevin.
Earl Padberg of Portland was a
Sunday visitor at the Louis Pad
Mrs. Guy Cason and children of
Arlington spent the week end with
Mrs. Cason's mother, Mrs. Lana
Mrs. Walter Corley, Mrs. Clyde
Denny and Mrs. Agnes Wilcox were
hostesses at a bridge luncheon at
the Wilcox and Denny farm last
Friday. After a delicious luncheon
bridge was at play, high and low
scores being won by Mrs. D. M.
Ward and Mrs. Werner Rietmann
respectively. Other guests were
Mesdames Roy Feely, Edward Riet
mann, R. W. Lieuallen, Wallace
Mathews, Carl Allyn, Garland
Swanson, Carl Feldman, Bert Ma
son, Dorr Mason, Victor Rietmann,
Ella Davidson, Omar Rietmann,
Kenneth Blake, George Tucker,
M. E. Cotter, J. E. Swanson, C. W.
Swanson, Frank Lundell, Cleo
Drake, Victor Peterson, E. R. Lun
dell, Clell Rea and H. D. McCurdy.
Miss Jane Huston was the week
end guest of Miss Maxine McCurdy.
Members or the Womens Auxil
iary of lone post, American Legion,
entertained their mothers and the
mothers of ex-service men and oth
er guests with a mothers' tea at
their room in Legion hall on last
Saturday afternoon. Each guest
brought a baby picture of herself
or some member of her family and
a prize was given to the person who
was able to name the most pictures.
It was won by Mrs. Frank Engel
man. A short program was given
during the afternoon. Miss Mari
anne Corley played a piano solo,
Eugene Normoyle sang two appro
priate solos. He was accompanied
by Miss Lucy Spittle. Miss Lois
Jewel played two violin solos and
the auxiliary sextette sang two
numbers which were accompanied
by Miss Spittle. Each guest was
presented with a pink carnation
when refreshments were served.
Mrs. Emily McMurray was given a
lovely bouquet for being the oldest
Eric Berg of Seattle came on last
Thursday to make his aunt, Mrs.
Ida Peterson, a short visit
Mrs. Dwight Misner was a guest
of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Mankin,
on Mothers' Day. She returned to
her home at Thornton, Wash., on
Monday. Mrs. Misner stated that
spring work, it having been too wet
they were just beginning their
so far. She said that the first at
tempt Mr. Misner made at taking
his tractor into the field resulted in
him miring down so deeply that an
other tractor had to tow him out.
The Past Noble Grand club of the
Rebekah lodge met with Mrs. Victor
Rietmann on Tuesday afternoon
After the regular order of business
games were played and refresh
ments served. Twelve members
Mrs. Carol Baldwin returned on
Sunday from the Heppner hospital
where she had her appendix re
moved last week. She is at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Blake and will be able to be about
again at the end of the week.
"Bud" Haney of Portland, an old
time resident here, is visiting his
sister, Mrs. French Burroughs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Howk and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grif
flth and family and Mr. and Mrs
Pete Linn motored to North Bonne
vine last Sunday where they en
joyed a family reunion with Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Linn of North Bonne
ville and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grif
fith and children of Portland. Mrs.
Linn returned -with Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Griffith to their home for a
Baccalaureate services for the
graduating class of lone high school
will be held at the Christian church
on next Sunday morning, May 19,
at eleven o'clock. Rev. W. W. Head
of Condon will preach the sermon.
Commencement exercises will be
held in the gymnasium of the school
on Thursday evening, May 23.
Miss Katheryn Feldman was giv
en a bridal shower by the members
of Locust Chapter, O. E. S., after
their regular meeting Tuesday eve
ning. An hour or more was spent
playing cards then Miss Feldman
was presented wtih numerous gifts.
Refreshments were served.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
ALVIN KLEINFELDT, Pastor
Bible School -..
Morning- services .
C. E. Society .
9:45 a. m.
6:80 p. m.
7 :80 p.
7 :80 p.
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday
Midweek service, Thursday
Morning sermon, "Scriptural Bap
No evening meeting because of
the high school baccalaureate ser
vice at high school gym.
Our services are simple, yet in
spiring; instructive, yet worshipful;
and joyful, yet reverent I am sure
you will find them of a very high
ALFRED R. WOMACK, Pastor.
Sunday School 30:00 A. M.
After Service 11:00 A. M.
Evening Service 7.30 P. M.
Tuesday night, prayer meeting
Thursday evangelistic service 7:30
"WE WELCOME ALL"
vive. Mrs. Benefiel passed away
October 19, 1929. The children are
four daughters, Mrs. Eva Baker of
Portland, Mrs. Edith Puckett and
Mrs. Athol Haddox of Irrigon, and
Leola Benefiel of Berros, Cal.; six
sons, Albert E., Elmer J., and Otto
G. of Irrigon, Melvin C. of Walla
Walla, Wn., and Wiley R. of Bridal
Veil. Also one sister and four bro
thers survive. They are Mrs. Irva
Lawrence, Ernest W. and Frank
Benefiel, all of Walla Walla, Wn.,
John R. of Lapwal, Idaho, and J.
W. of Redmond. Three grandchil
dren, Joyce Puckett Marietta and
James C. Haddox, Jr., also survive.
Mr. Benefiel was a member of
Taylor lodge No. 99, A. F. & A. M.
of Wasco. Services were conducted
by the Masonic lodge and commit
ment was beside his wife in the Ir
rigon cemetery. Contributed.
THOMAS C. STEPHENS.-
Thomas C. Stephens was born in
Marion county, Iowa, May 6, 1877,
and departed this life at Kemmerer,
Wyoming, May 8, 1935, at the age of
58 years and 2 days.
He was married December 21,
1902, and to this union three chil
dren were born, Mrs. Rose E. Stev
ens of Portland, James Virgil Steph
ens of Stanfield, and Mrs. Ruth
Guilland of Hermiston.
He was the son of Mr. and Mra
Virgil A. Stephens, and came with
his family to Morrow county from
Iowa about 1880. They found and
met the hardships of the early
Thomas C. as a boy was full of
life and enthusiasm, endowed with
that unusual love for all animals.
With his broJJiers and sister he at
tended the rural school and worked
on the farm, learning to live and
love this western life.
The years of his youth and early
manhood were spent in Morrow
county irom wnere ne movea io
Idaho in 1909. The news of his
death came as a shock to the family
as they had not heard of his illness.
It was his wish to be burled in Mor
row county near the plains and
mountains he loved so well.
Besides his two daughters and
son he leaves to mourn their loss
six grandchildren, four brothers,
Wesley, Arthur, John and Clark
Stephens, all of Hadman, and many
The Christian church is organiz
ing a saftball team and hereby is
sues a challenge to any group or or
ganization In town to a game. At a
practice held Tuesday evening sev
eral expressed the desire that a twi
light league could be formed. See
Crocket Sprouls or Alvin Kleinfeldt
in regard to game.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harding left
Monday morning for their new lo
cation near Rldgefleld, Wash. On
CHARLES W. BENEFIEL.
Charles W. Benefiel died May 11
in the Walla Walla, Wash., hospital
at the age of 73 years, 9 months
and 5 days. He was born in Yam
hill county near Sheridan, Oregon,
on August 6, 1861, and lived prac
tically all his life in Oregon.
His parents were Mr. and Mrs.
J. I. Benefiel who settled in Oregon
as children. His mother who was
Miss Ellen Branson, crossed the
plains from Illinois in 1848 at the
age of seven years. His father who
was J. I. Benefiel was born in In
diana and crossed the plains from
Iowa in 1852 at the age of 17 years.
They settled in Yamhill county and
were married there. To this union
six children were bom, Charles be
ing the eldest
Charles W. Benefiel was married
to Miss Mary Booher in Heppner,
in 1899, and to this union ten chil
dren were born, all of whom sur-
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Saturday afternoon Mrs. Harding
was honor guest at a handkerchief
shower, the affair being attended
by many of their Heppner friends
who came to wish them good luck
in their new home.
W. M. Eubanks has taken over the
general line of insurance F. H. Rob-
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