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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1936.
By MARGARET BLAKE
Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Balslger
and baby of Mora were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger Sun
day. They have recently returned
from the east, driving home in a
new car which they purchased there.
They made a short visit at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger's
daughter, Mrs. P. C. Koehring, at
Indianapolis, Ind., while in the east
Miss Rose Gorger, the young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Gorger, was operated on for appen
dicitis st th Hetinner hnjmitftl on
Monday evening. She is reported to
De recovering rapiaiy.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Turner took a
Hflrtv of ahont twentv vonn? folks
to a school party and dance at the
Montague school in lower Eight
Mile last Fridav evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wills of
Portland came up on Saturday
bringing with them Mrs. Ida Moore
and Mr. and Mrs. Wrex Hickok.
The Wills returned home early
Monday morning while the rest of
im party remained to attena to tne
affairs of tha pstjitA nf K. R. Mtwrp.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Bristow of
Nampa, Idaho, are the parents of
a son, uerald, born on May B.
Lee Howell and his daughter,
Dorothy, attended the funeral of
Mr. Howell's grandmother at Hard
man on Friday.
Mrs. John Osteen and son of
Heppner are visiting Mrs. Osteen's
mother, Mrs. Minnie Forbes.
Walter Bristow, Robert Rietmann
and Paul Smouse departed last
Thursday for a motor trip which
will take them through central Or
egon to Crescent City, Cal., then
up the coast highway through
Oregon. They expected to enjoy
some fishing on the coast.
Miss Freda Anderson who taught
the Morgan school departed for her
home at Hood River on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Troge with
their daughter Marguerite arrived
on Saturday from their home near
Estacada for a short visit with old
friends. They returned home on
Mrs. Ray Beezley came over from
her home in Fossil on Sunday to
spend a week with her mother,
Mrs. Ella Davidson and her sister,
Mrs. H. D. McCurdy.
Mrs. Fred Mankin who recently
underwent a major operation in a
Portland hospital has recovered
sufficiently to be able to go to the
home of her sister, Mrs. Holmes
Gabbert, In that city.
The various schools near lone
have completed their year's work.
Pupils of the Gooseberry school
who completed the eighth grade
are Norman Bergstrom, Thelma
Nelson and Laura and Robert War
field. The Rocky Bluff school
graduated Henry Peterson, Jr. and
Members of the Boy Scouts with
their leader, Charles Christiansen,
left for a camping trip at the Mor
ton cabin on upper Willow creek
on Sunday morning. Mr. Chris
tiansen will be assisted by Bert
Mason, Jr. and Ray Turner. Scouts
making the trip are Billy Eubanks,
Clyde Pettyjohn, Walter Corley,
Jimmie Ledbetter, Van and Paul
Rietmann, Freddie Ritchie, Harry
Ring, Tommy Everson, Glen War
fleld, Raymond Turner, Alfred Em
ert and George Davidson.
Mike Miller of Salem came up
from his home on Thursday eve
ning to go to the high school picnic
in the mountains Friday. He re
turned home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Keller and
son Jim departed on Wednesday
for Welch, La., whee they will
make their home. They will stop
en route at Kirksville, Mo., where
Dr. Keller will take a summer
course in the school of osteopathy
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Learned of
Wapato, Wash., were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Balsiger on Sunday.
Mrs. H. O. Ely is recovering
rapidly from her recent operation
at the Heppner hospital.
Mrs. L. D. Pierott who has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Frank
lin Ely, at Morgan, departed for
her home at McMinnville on Mon
day. Fred McMurray of Hermlston
was a Sunday visitor here.
Loren Hale made a trip to Al
bany on Tuesday. He was accom
panied by his daughter Miriam and
Mrs. Earl Morgan and family of
Rock Creek were here on Tuesday.
Mrs. Johnny Eubanks has re
turned from The Dalles where she
had been the past few weeks. She
reports her husband to be making
satisfactory progress toward recov
ery from his recent accident
About 65 people, young and old,
attended a party given at the R.
H. Zinter farm Saturday night in
honor of Miriam Hale who will
leave soon with her parents to make
her home near Albany.
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Smith and
family are making an extended vis
it at La Grande.
Mrs. Thomas Wylle of Walla
wana was a guest of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Troedson last week. Mrs. Wy
lie was a girlhood friend of Mrs.
Troedson in Pennsylvania and
taught school at Cecil and other
schools near here some time ago.
She will be Remembered by some
as Pearl Wygant
A party arranged in honor of
Mrs. Garland Swanson and Mrs.
Robert Grabil was given at the
home of Mrs. J. E. Swanson la3t
Saturday afternoon. They were
surprised with a handkerchief
shower during the afternoon.
Closing of the Rocky Bluff school
was observed with a Ann
presented at the school house last
weanesaay nigm under the direc
tion of the teacher, Miss Zelda
Wolfe. After the program a Die
social was enjoyed. The sum of
38 was realized from the Bale ,of
the pies, and this will be used to
hfln nnv fnr th nlnnn r.nQ.4lw
purchased by the ladies missionary
society 01 me oooseDerry cnurcn.
The senior class presented a play,
"The Rainbow Trail," at their class
night exercises on Tuesday night
The history, prophecy, last will and
testament and poem of the senior
class were the theme of the play.
Special musical numbers by Miss
Helen Ralph, Wallace Lundell and
Ernest McCabe were enjoyed be
tween the acts. At the close of
the play Supt G. E. Tucker award
ed the class citizenship cup to the
senior class. The individual citi
zenship cup was awarded to Irene
Zinter. Other citizenship awards
in the form of medals were given
to Eugene Normoyle and Nola
Keithley. Elaine Nelson won a
medal for scholarship. Miriam Hale
was presented with the athletic
award. Ribbons and a pennant
won in the typing contest at Lex
ington a short time ago were pre
sented to Wallace Lundell, Char
lotte McCabe, Ruth Kitching and
Letters won in the various high
school sports were presented to the
following students: Andy Davidson,
Maurice Feeley, Neil Doherty, Eu
gene and Harry Normoyle, Harlan
McCurdy, Jr., Robert Davidson,
Herbert Davidson, Alfred and Phil
Emert, Harold Buchanan, Alton,
Ellis, Lee and Paul Pettyjohn,
Francis Bryson, Bert Mason, Jr.,
Denward Bergevin, Fred Hoskins,
Rolle Crawford and Harry Ring.
Girls' basketball letters went to
Mildred and Helen Lundell, Miriam
Hale, Maxine McCurdy, Sibyl How
ell, Elaine Nelson, Charlotte Mc
Cabe, Charlotte Ferguson, and Op
Jane Huston received an emblem
for yell leader and Eugene Nor
moyle for song leader.
Dorothy Howell received a cit
izenship award for grade school
students. She was also presented
with the pennant she won for third
place in the county spelling contest,
upper division. Alice Nichoson was
presented with the cup she earned
by taking first place in the lower
division of the county spelling con
test Mrs. Lucy Rodgers presented the
eighth grade graduates with their
Following the program the lower
room3 of the school were open for
the showing of exhibits prepared
by the pupils of the school.
On Thursday evening the senior
class had their graduation exer
cises. Irene Zinter was salutator
ian and Miss Elaine Nelson, vale
dictorian. Dr. E. T. Allen of Whit
man college gave a very inspiring
address. Special musical numbers
were sung by Miss Frances Troed
son, Eugene Normoyle and the girls
trio, Miriam Hale, and Mildred and
Helen Lundell. Earl Blake pre
sented the class with their diplo
mas and Supt Tucker presented
Miriam Hale with a scholarship to
Albany college and announced the
winning of a scholarship to Pacific
university by Harlan McCurdy, Jr.,
and one to Linfield college by Elaine
Miss Harriet Hellker, the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Heliker,
has been chosen by Willows grange
as their candidate in the Rodeo
Willows grange will give an old
time dance at their hall in Cecil on
Saturday night, May 30. Good mu
sic and a good time is assured.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Peterson
and family of Monument were here
on Tuesday to attend the celebra
tion of the fiftieth anniversary of
tne organization of the Volby con
gregation of the Gooseberry Luth
eran cnurcn. They called at the
home of Mr. Peterson's mother,
Mrs. Ida Peterson, before return
ing to their home.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
ALVIN KLEINFELDT. Pastor
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Morning services 11 a. m.
C. E. Society 6:30 p. m.
7:30 p. m.
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.
Widweek service, Thursday, 7:30 p. m.
Morning sermon, "How Worship
Evening sermon, "Life From the
We strive to make the services
helpful to all who attend. The pub
lic is always welcome.
Grangers Honor Flora
In Appropriate Program
Willows grange met in their hall
at Cecil last Saturday evening,
May 23, with a good attendance and
a few visitors. A complete report
on the trip to Waterville, Wash,
and to Grand Coulee was made by
J. O. Kincald and Hila Timm. They
mentioned the great acreage of the
Washington desert and wind-swept
district which has been reclaimed
in the last few years, great alfalfa
and wheat fields taking the place of
Other interesting reports by the
agricultural committee were leaf
lettuce, shallots, roses and petunia
sprays to kill lice by Marie Ledbet
ter; Germinating Canna Seeds, by
Hila Timm, and Where Garden
Seeds Come From, by Vida Heliker,
Helen Lindsay had charge of the
program honoring Flora, as fol
lows: Star Spangled Banner, by
all; Roil Call, Flowers perfumes,
favorites. (The brothers respond
ed with a few of their pet aversions,
Jim Hill mustard, Skunk Lily, Cac
tus, Cauliflower, etc.) Piano solo,
"Echo From the Alps," Marlon
Krebs; talk, "Pyretheum," Harriet
Heliker; talk, "What My Flowers
Mean to Me," Clara Kincaid; reci
tation, "Out of the Pussy Willow,"
Estelle Ledbetter; play, "The First
Memorial," young folks; talk, "God
desses Ceres, Pomona and Flora,"
Mary Lundell; presentation of flow
er basket of Flora; piano solo, "Ap
ple Blossoms," Hila Timm.
The next regular meeting will be
held on June 27th.
There will be a dance In the Cecil
hall on May 29th.
Sixty-six diesel powered trucks
are licensed In Oregon so far this
year compared to only 36 last year,
Secretary of State Snell reports.
These trucks pay a 50 percent
higher license fee under an act of
the 1935 legislature than do gasoline
By BEULAH NICHOLS
The commencement exercises of
Lexington high school were held
in the high school auditorium on
Thursday evening at which time a
class of four fine young people re
ceived their diplomas and are now
ready to pass on to the higher ed
Those graduating were Edith Ed
wards, Alma Van Winkle, Woodrow
Tucker and William Van Winkle.
The address to the class was de
livered by Dr. Robert E. Fitch of
Pacific university, Forest Grove,
who took for his subject, "Practical
Philosophy of Life," and impressed
upon the graduates the Imporance
of the practical principles that help
one to get along in life, the three
most important ones being to work
hard, to make friends by being
friends, and to be willing to take
risks for things that are worth
while. The address of Dr. Fitch was
pointed and well received.
Presentation of diplomas was
made by Mr. Harvey Bauman,
member of the board of directors.
Edith Edwards delivered the salu
tatory address and Alma Van Win
kle the valedictory. Woodrow Tuck
er gave a "Review of the Class of
'36," and William Van Winkle pre
sented the class gift to the high
school, a beautiful electric clock to
replace the old time piece which
has hung in the hall for many years.
Mr. Willard C. Newton sang a solo
and the high school girls' chorus
sang "The Old Refrain." Invoca
tion was by Rev. Joseph Pope, and
Miss Betty Ann Skyles played the
processional and recessional.
Presentation of awards was made
by William D. Campbell, superin
tendent of the school. The Beach
Citizenship cup, a perpetual award,
went this year to Alma Van Win
kle, who also received a scholarship
to Pacific university. Miss Van
Winkle received a citizenship medal
and Wilma Tucker a scholarship
medal and have the distinction of
having their names engraved on
the citizenship and scholarship
The citizens of the community,
who are justly proud of their high
school, turned out in large numbers
and the auditorium was filled to
School was officially closed last
Friday and most of the teachers
have gone to their homes for the
summer months. Five members of
the faculty have accepted contracts
to teach in Lexington, again next
year. They are William D. Camp
bell, superintendent; Miss Shirlee
Smith and Herbert Lewis, high
school; Willard C. Newton and
Mrs. Lavelle White, grades.
The grade school students and
their teachers took the day off last
Thursday and went to the moun
tains for their annual picnic. Al
though the weather wasn't as warm
as it might have been, everyone
reported an enjoyable time.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hunt and
children motored to Portland Tues
day. Friends and relatives here have
received announcement of the birth
of a 9-pound son on May 19 to Mr.
and Mrs. Vernon Wade of Stanfleld.
He has been named James Vernon.
About half of the population de
serted the city Wednesday, going to
Pendleton to see the Al G. Barnes
Mrs. Maude Pointer of Mon
mouth, who has been visiting rela
tives and friends here for the past
two weeks, returned to her home
Wednesday. She was accompanied
by Mrs. Eari Warner, Vernon War
ner, Mrs. Eva Lane and Mrs. Millet,
who has been visiting her daughter,
Mrs. George Peck.
A meeting of the Three Links club
was held at the home of Mrs. Laura
Scott Tuesday afternoon. Refresh
ments were served at the close of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson have
moved from the T. L. Barnett house
to the Congregational church par-1
sonage wnicn was recenuy vacated
by Mrs. Kathry nSlocum.
An old time dance will be given
at the Lexington grange hall Sat
urday night Everybody Invited.
Mrs. Sadie Lewis, who has been
quite ill at Heppner hospital, is now
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. Paul DeF. Mortimore of La
Grande and Miss Irene Tucker of
Ontario came Thursday to be pres
ent at the graduation of their broth
er, Woodrow Tucker, from Lexing
ton high school. Mrs. Mortimore
returned to La Grande Tuesday, ac
companied by her brother who will
visit for a few days before return
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schrlever
and family left Friday for their
new home at Canby. The Schriev-
ers, who hava lived here for sev
eral years, have been active in
church, school and fraternal organ
izations and their many friends re
gret to see them leave.
R. M. Cutler, Lester Cox, Mrs. Dee
Cox and Mrs. Roy Johnson have
been on the sick list this week.
Jeff Yocum of Dayvllle spent the
week with his mother, Mrs. James
Mrs. Claude Hill and Mr. and
Mrs. William Barnhouse of Antone
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. G.
McMillan this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott were
visitors in Portland this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Munkers
of Heppner spent Sunday with rel
atives in this community.
Danny Dinges spent the week in
Portland visiting his sister, Mrs
John R. Lasich, Jr.
Louise Hunt spent the week end
at the Julian Rauch home.
Mrs. Earl Eskelson of Heppner
was calling on Lexington friends
89 Pass Eighth Grades;
55 From High Schools
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county
school superintendent, has released
the names of the 89 eighth grade
graduates and 53 high school grad
uates of the county, as follows:
District No. 1, Heppner: Harry
Tamblyn, Carolyn Vaughn, Donald
Adkins, Kemp Dick, Donald Jones
Margaret Doolittle, Clara Bell Ad
ams, Francis W. Healy, Eileen Kel
ly, Jimmy Johnston, Richard T.
Hayes, Billy Blake, Paul Doolittle,
Arthur Vance, Hubert Hudson, Jack
Merrill, Shirley Wilson, Lester Tay
lor, Austin McAfee, Carl Hiatt, Lois
Jean Jones, Betty Marie Adkins,
Norma Prock, Dean R. Sprinkel,
Jeanette Blakely. 25.
District No. 4, Davis: Vernon
District No. 5J, Morgan: Roy
Pettyjohn, Ted Palmateer.
District No. 6, Rhea Creek (Gol
den West): Lura Stephens.
District No. 8, Cecil: Marion
Krebs, Mancell Krebs,
District No. 10, Irrigon: Grace
Acock, Mit Connell, Kent Fager-
strom, Dolores Houghton, Willard
Jones, Jean Stephens, Marjorie
Williams, Norman Connell, Alice
Donkey Baseball Games
RODEO FIELD, HEPPNER
7:15 P.M. Adm. 35c and 10c
THE BIGGEST LAUGH OF THE YEAR!!!!
District No. 12, Lexington: Billy
Biddle, Doris Padberg, Irvin Rauch,
Maxine Way, Zelma Way. 6.
District No. 11, Liberty: Barbara
Huston, Alta Peck.
District No. 24, Willow (McDon
ald Canyon): James McLaughlin.
District No. 25, Boardman: Ralph
Skoubo, Dale Kenneth Russell, Billy
Price, Clara Mae Dillon, Echo
Coats, Clarabe Bloomer. 6.
District No. 26, Pine City: Guy
Moore, Ralph Neill, Gordon O'Brien,
John Molahan, Mary Agnes Daly,
Patricia Daly, Cecelia Healy. 7.
District No. 27, Alpine: Bruce
District No. 29, Rocky Bluff: Clar
ence Baker, Henry Peterson, Jr.
District No. 31, Eight Mile: John
C. Jackson, Wilbur Worden, Mary
District No. 35, lone: Walter Cor
ley, Claude Pettyjohn, Dorothy Bra
dy, Dorothy Howell, Val Jean Clark,
Nelda Feely, Jane Fitzpatrick,
Clyde Pettyjohn, William Davidson.
District No. 36, Gooseberry: J-Aura
Warfleld, Robert Warfleld, Thelma
Nelson, Norman Bergstrom. 4.
District No. 40, Hardman: Mar
vin Saddler, Lewis McDonald, Del
vin McDanlel, Frances Inskeep. 4.
District No. 59, Matteson: Betty
Hughes, Alberta Smith, Jack Ma-
District No. 49, Hail Ridge: Frank
High school graduates:
District No. 1, Heppner: Dorothy
Jean Adkins, Edith Marie Barlow,
Raymond Floyd Batty. Irene Anita
Beamer, Howard Bryant, Ernest
Julian Clark, W. Howard Cleve
land, Ray J. Coblantz, Betty Teresa
Doherty, James H. Driscoll, James
H. Farley, Howard Furlong, Ethyl
V. Hughes, Don W. Jones, Bernard
H. McMurdo, William McRoberts,
Lola L. Osborn, Boyd E. Redding,
Margaret Sprinkel Scott, Joseph C.
Stephens, Stephen S. Wehmeyer. 21.
District No. 10. Irrigon: Joyce
Puckett, Earl Leach, Wayne Cald'
well, William Scarlet 4.
District No. 12, Lexington: Edith
Edwards, Woodrow. Tucker, Alma
Van Winkle, William Van Winkle.
District No. 25, Boardman: Allen
Chaffee, Swan Lubbes, Donald Stro-
bel, Rollo Moore, Elizabeth Slanger,
Esther Jones, Hazel Tyler, Jose
phine McEntire. 8.
District No. 26, Pine City: Ber-
nice Neill, Marie Healy, Lenna Neill,
Raymond Lee. 4.
District No. S5, lone: Harlan Mc
Curdy, Ray Ferguson, Eugene Nor
moyle, Frances Troedson, Ruth
Kitching, Rosa Belle Perry, Mildred
Lundell, Irene Zinter, Elaine Nel
son, Mirrlam Hale, Charlotte Fer
guson, Virginia Griffith. 12.
Extensive improvements on state
institution farms are recommended
by experts of the State college In a
report to the state board of con
trol based upon a survey just com
pleted. The college farm experts
declared that most of the soil in
Institution farms around Salem was
unsuited to intensive cultivation and
called attention to the need for
more and better farm land if the
Institutions are to continue raising
their own food stuffs for their rap
No waiting for your turn
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Portland as close as your nearest mailbox. The United
States Mails do your banking conveniently, quickly, safely.
Simply endorse your checks payable to your account, mail
them in to us and the deposits will be placed to your credit
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Safeway Prices are "TALKING PRICES." That means the LOW
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SAFEWAY system is organized to eliminate wasteful methods of
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. PEONIES .
MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL
: FRIDAY ONLY :
PICKLES, 6 oz. fancy swt. 10c
LIME RICKEY, 3 Qts. .... 55c
PAPER PLATES, 2 DOZ. 15c
FLAVORADE, 6 PKGS. .. 25c
Pork & Beans, V. C, 16 oz. 7c
SARDINES, in olive oil, Ea. 8c
Also CARNATIONS at
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES
2 LB. Snowflakes
Maximum bulk. 2 LBS.
Kellogg fresh qual. Pkg. vOv
PEACHES, Libby QQn
fancy, No. 2y2. 2 FOR O V C
JAR COVERS, Kerr reg.
1 piece lids. 3 DOZ MUX,
SOAP CHIPS, Balloon
Per 5 LB. BOX
SALT, Shaker Morton's APA
Iodized, 3 FOR M3
fluffy. 8 LBS
CANDY BARS, fresh
assorted. 3 BARS
TEA Canterbury, 16 oz. Green 29c
16 oz. Orange Pekoe 49c
LARD, Pure hog lard
4 LB. CTN
"ROASTER TO CONSUMER"
AIRWAY 3 LBS. 49c
NOB HILL 3 LBS. 65c
Dependable 2 LB. TIN 45c
Again we are offering Flour at a saving
Harvest Blossom, BAG $1.69
Oregon Maid CZ rjE
Sk. $1.45 : BBL. tJO.ld
COCOA 2 Lb. Tin
No. 2l br. slice
MILK Maximum Brand
TALL AAa :: CASE
TINS AUt :: $3.19
1111 Ult, 1UMA1A11
65c 3 20c
PRUNES'Sy 25 $k89c
O Fresh Produce
: FRIDAY ONLY
Large Local .. 5c
3 LBS 25c
DOZ : 33c