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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1936.
Guests at the John Brosnan home
on Butter creek Sunday were Mrs.
Alice O'Daniel, Mrs. Lee D;ake,
Mrs. Ed Williams, Mrs. M. A. Leach
and daughter Jane. These ladies
are from Pendleton and following
their visit at the Brosnan home they
drove to Heppner and visited a short
time with Miss Lulu Hager. They
were accompanied to Heppner by
Miss Zilpha Correll of Tucson, Ari
zona who, with her mother and
sisters have been visiting at the
Broanan home several weeks. Miss
Correll went to Pendleton with the
ladies and is a guest at the Leach
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Huston re
turned Sunday from Portland and
Willamette valley points where they
enjoyed a ten-day visit. They spent
a few days at Eugene with their
daughter, Mrs. Mark Taylor, and
also visited Mr. Huston's niece,
Mrs. Jesse Shaiiley, at Albany. In
Portland they visited relatives of
Mrs. Huston. Ed says he got caught
up on rain while away but the show
ers did not hinder their enjoyment
of travel and visiting.
A. A. AlbTight, who conducts a
commission business bearing hie
name at the Union Stock Yards in
Portland, was a business caller in
Heppner Friday. Mr. Albright has
been buying stock in this district
for some time and Is making an ef
fort to procure more Morrow coun
ty animals. He was accompanied
to Heppner by Eugene Chase,
rancher of the Dufur district.
Charles McElligott, farmer of
the big wheat district south of lone,
was transacting business in the
county seat Friday. Crop prospects
in that locality are very fair this
season, although the grain has not
ripened as fast as normally, due to
the mild weather. Mr. McElligott
is of the opinion that the average
yield in his district will be about
IS bushels to the acre.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Notson and
children and Mrs. S. E. Notson
drove to Portland Monday for a
visit at the Robert Notson home,
Mrs. Sarah C. Parker left Satur
day for La Grande to spend a few
weeks with her sons, John and
Amos Parker. She was accompan
ied as far as Pendleton by her
granddaughter, Katherine Parker.
Guests at the Charles B. Cox
home the past week were Mr. and
Mrs. T. C. Burroughs. Mr. Bur
roughs is Mrs. Cox's brother. The
visitors left for Portland Sunday
morning, accompanied by Mr. Cox,
who was on his way to Eugene. Fol
lowing a few days In Portland they
will return to their home in Berg
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beach of
Lexington drove to College Place
Wednesday evening where Mrs.
Beach will remain for a visit with
her mother, Mrs. M. Thompson, and
her sister, Mrs. V. G. Spies of Chi
cago. Accompanied by her hus
band and son, Mrs. Spies is making
the first visit home in several years.
Gene Ferguson drove to Portland
Saturday evening and returned
Sunday, bringing Mrs. Ferguson
and the children home. He was
accompanied to the city by Earl
and Howard Bryant. Howard is
taking an apprenticeship in elec
trio welding and attending night
school in Portland.
Merle Beckett is spending his
vacation from the First National
Bank of Portland, Heppner branch,
renovating the house recently ac
quired from Mrs. Frank Shively.
When the renovating is completed
Mr. and Mrs. Beckett will make
their home there.
Guests for a short time at the
Vawter Parker home Saturday were
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Morgan. Mr.
Morgan is an auditor in one of the
state departments and makes reg
ular visits here. Mrs. Morgan had
just returned from a visit to Texas.
For used iceboxes or coal ranges
see Pacific Power & Light Co.
Will trade W. L. roosters or pul
lets for used cement mixer. Small
or medium size preferred. Walter
Jepson, lone. 19-20
Wanted Job cooking In harvest
Casha Shaw, Heppner.
Wanted Ruxtell axle for Model
T Ford. Write S. C. Salter, lone.
For Sale or Trade White Hot
nolnt ranee. Mrs. Walter Corley
lone, Ore. 18-19p
For Sale or Rent on low terms:
280-A wheat and pasture farm
good house and barn; well water;
pond and spring for Irrigation; or
chard; Juniper canyon. Barney
McDevitt, Lexington. 18-Zlp
For Sale 8 milk cows. Sarah C
White, 3tt miles north of Lexing
FOR SALE One Case 14 ft. com
bine. See Hunt Bros., Lexington
or J. O. Turner, Heppner.
For Sale Use your bonus; In
come property, small pown, pay for
Itself. Box city.
To Rent Small apt, private bath
furnished, July and AuguBt Bon
For Sale 110 grade black-faced
ewes. Willard Farrens, lone, Ore, tf
Cream colored Palomina saddle
stallion, wt. 1175; service at ranches
any place In Morrow, Umatilla or
Grant counties. Write iarom ma
son, Lexington, or Joe Brosnan,
Maternity and convalescent cases
cared for In my home. Mrs. J. a.
Oscar Keithley was a business vis
itor Monday from his ranch north
of lone. Mr. Keithley, identified
with the farming interests of the
Eight Mile section for many years,
has been following dairying the past
three years on the Woolery place
one mile north of lone.
Mrs. Frank Anderson was In from
the Eight Mile farm Sunday attend
ing to business matters and making
arrangements for threshing opera
tions, which are scheduled to begin
Monday. Haying is on at the An
derson place this week.
Mrs. Euphemia Sanderson of
Summerville, Ore., is a guest at the
W. T. Campbell home this week.
Mrs. Sanderson came to attend the
golden wedding anniversary of her
sister and Judge Campbell and re
mained for a visit
Harvest preparations are under
way at the J. O., Harry and Sam
Turner ranches in the Sand Hollow
wheat belt Cutting operations will
be under way Monday morning, ac
cording to the plans of the brothers.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Briggs and
Miss Opal Briggs will leave Monday
for Portland to spend a week oil
business matters. L, W. expected
to find time to look in upon the re
publican state committee meeting.
Guests at the Marvin R. Wight
man home over the week end were
Mrs. L. A. Humphreys, Mrs. Ethel
McCrow and Bobby Lauer, mother,
sister, and nephew of Mrs. Wight
man. The visitors live in Portland.
Camas Prairie was represented
in Heppner Tuesday by Mr. and
Mrs. Foster Collins. Crop condi
tions in that section would be helped
materially by a good rain, states
Registered at Hotel Heppner this
week were Walter Moore of Pendle
ton and R. H. Lovelace of Spokane,
representatives of the Spokane
branch of the federal land bank.
Frank Fraters of the Gooseberry
section was In Heppner Monday
enroute to Pendleton to get some
harvest extras preparatory to start
ing threshing operations.
Dr. and Mrs. A. D. McMurdo re
turned from Portland Monday. The
doctor reports the recent medical
convention one of the best he ever
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Turner and
Mr. and Mrs. John Turner were
Sunday dinner guests at the Harry
Turner home in Sand Hollow.
Numbered among Heppner peo
ple motoring to Pendleton Sunday
were Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Lawrence
and Mrs. Agnes Curran. '
Mrs. Gladys Corrigall of Butter
creek was visiting friends and at
tending to business matters in
Bert Johnson, republican nomi
nee for county judge, was transact
ing business around the courthouse
J. G. Thomson, Jr., and Mrs.
Thomson drove to Portland Sun
day to spend a few days in the metropolis.
Among the representatives of
the Dry Fork district in Heppner
Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Bob Simons, who is connected
with the Kinzua railroad out of
Condon, was a Heppner visitor Mon
Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Warren were
Dry Fork residents transacting
business in Heppner last Friday.
J. O. Turner took delivery on a
Chevrolet sedan from the Fergu
son Chevrolet company Friday.
Lee Scrivner and family spent a
few hours in town Friday from
their home in Democrat Gulch.
Bill Greneer, sawmill man of up
per Rhea creek, was transacting
business In Heppner Friday.
Carl and Ed Bergstrom were
Eight Mile farmers transacting
business in Heppner Friday.
S. C. Salter, lone poultryman,
was transacting business in the
county seat Monday.
Irwin Padberg and family spent
a few hours In town Friday.
By LA VERN BAKER
Mr. and Mrs. G. Sturm and fam
ily have moved to Quinton and the
Ed Kunze family have moved Into
H. B. Tomas left for Eugene last
Monday to attend, Presbyterian
Helen Doney returned home from
the hospital Tuesday morning. Mrs
J. F. Gorham brought her home.
Ed Kendell has been working on
the Coyote section and staying with
Lewis Doney the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Black and
Ralph returned home from Astoria
last week. They brought-Dorothy
Luoma home with them.
Word has been received that the
former Gladys Wilson has a new
Mr. and Mrs. George Shane and
family were visiting Robert Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Strobel re
turned from Idaho last week. They
brought Maxine and Donald home
with them. Since then Donald has
been working on the Coyote section
Wm. Kennedy passed through
Boardman Tuesday. He was one of
the founders of Boardman.
Paul Smith was cornered last
week by his bull and had his legs
Injured. He will be confined to his
bed for about ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kruze spent the
week end in Cheney and Spokane
Mr. and Mrs, Frank Jones visited
Lois Kruze over the week end.
Vernon Root and Nate Macomber
each purchased a new Chevrolet
this last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Bilt Consldine went
to Yakima last week to sell 22 doz
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Barlow were
dinner guests at the Tannehill home
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The Increase in population and in
crease in the sheep and goat herds
has produced a very serious prob
lem In this country which I'll tell
Until a year or so ago there were
only the boarding schools to take
care of the Navajo children. Un
der the present plan there have
been many day school plants established-over
the reservation to care
for the lower grade children. This
entire country is of desolate nature
and one can hardly realize that
people eould live here. Surely no
white family could exist long
where many of these Navajo peo
ple do. Before I tell you of our
school, I'll tell you a few interest
ing things about these people.
They ,are nomadic, going from
place to place wherever water and
grass can be found for their herds.
They have always reckoned their
wealth by their sheep, goats and
native jewelry. When Uncle Sam
asked them to lessen their herds it
was a severe blow to them. They
cannot understand just why they
should do so. When a girl marries
she brings her wealth with her and
it always remains hers If at any
time she wishes a divorce all she
has to do is set the man's saddle
outside the door when he is away.
He will not enter the home again.
The soni-in-law must never look
upon his mother-in-law's face; to
do so is very bad luck. They prac
tice all sorts of weird dances and
pow-wows for the sick or for other
reasons. They have their harvest
and thanksgiving dances. In case
of sickness a medicine man is call
ed who chants and sings, often does
the sand-painting chant to try to
cure the sick. If there is a death,
many times the entire hogan
(house) is burned. Nowdays many
of the Navajos move the sick to an
empty hogan and then if death oc
curs, burns the hogan. These peo
ple, in view of the fact that water
is very scarce, are not as dirty as
one would Imagine. Their ancient
way of bathing was by means of
the " sweat-house," a small hogan
in which hot rocks are placed. The
patient stays in company with the
hot rocks until he perspires suf
ficiently to wash his body. Sick
ness is common among these peo
ple but not as prevalent as among
the village Indians. The average
family is 5, although there are
many larger families. They all live
in one room together and in the
winter and spring all the baby
lambs are taken in also. The wo
men weave rugs and the men make
jewelry, using the native stones
such as petrified wood and blue
The Navajos are sun worshipers,
they eat nothing before breakfast.
They hold dances for prayer for
rain. All hogans must face the east
in honor of the sun. I want to tell
you about their attitude toward
twins. Twins are unwelcome be
cause since the children come in
twos it is the sign that the world
is coming to an end and a certain
number of children must be born
before that time so the Gods are
sending them in twos to hurry up
The customs of the Pueblo In
dians are different from those of
the Navajos. They are self-governing,
more advanced In many ways,
happier, and each tribe has a dif
ferent language, habits, legends,
religions, etc. The Catholic peo
ple have a strong hold in these vil
lages although there are many prot
estants among them. All revert
more or less to their ancient wor
ship of nature. These Pueblo In
dians have gardens, fields of corn,
chickens and many babies. The
women make beautiful pottery from
which they eke out a small living.
I forgot to tell you that the Nav
ajos hold many animals sacred and
will not kill them. The bear is very
sacred. They are superstitious of
the fish or chicken and will eat
neither of them. The coyote is
bad luck. The meanest thing you
can call a Navajo is Muke, the Nav
ajo word for coyote.
Now back to our school work. It
Is the purpose of the government
in its new plan to give the boys
and girls such work as will better
fit them to be better citizens in their
own section of the country, not to
compete with white men in white
men's industries. In view of this,
the Burke Vocational school has a
program suited particularly to tho
Navajo. It consists of schoolroom
work featuring the three R's, shop
work based on needs of the reser
vation, such as simple hogan fur
niture, wagon building, sheep rais
ing, tanning hides, blacksmithing,
auto mechanics, construction of
simple houses, some dairying, bak
ing, band and orchestra, physical
education, silver smithing for the
boys. The girls are taught nurs
ing, homemaking, sewing, cooking,
laundry, weaving, -child-care, etc.,
with great stress on health for both
There are 40 employees to carry out
this program and the work takes
many more than 8 hours to give
these children all the care and at
tention they need. However, they
are quick to learn, obedient, and
very lovable when you learn to
After all, much credit must be
given these desert people, for un
doubtedly they have thrived and
lived under circumstances under
which white people could not have
existed. We can learn much from
them in art crafts as well as pa
tience to let time take care of the
future instead of worrying about it
Whenever you see it rain while
the sun shines, just think of the
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Navajo who smiles and says, "We
are blessed with another Navajo
beby," for where it rains and shines
at the same time it is a sure sign."
At the business session which
followed the program, Bert John
son, chairman of the legislative
committee, discussed the reduction
of freight rates and other transpor
tation matters. Joe Belanger,
county agent, discussed the control
of wind erosion. The report of the
Pomona delegate to the state grange
was read and approved. The reso
lutions committee, Frank Parker,
Mr. Kick and H. V. Smouse, pre
sented the following resolution
which was read and adopted:
Whereas, Kelly spring on Williow
creek has been for many years the
principal watering place on the
road from Heppner to Ditch creek,
therefore, be it resolved, that Mor
row County Pomona grange r
spectfully requests the city of
Heppner to install a fountain at or
near Kelley spring for the use of
the travelling public.
Mr. Baker, master of Greenfield
grange, gave some further informa
tion concerning the state banking
bill. Other speakers were Mr. and
Mrs. Edmunds, members of Pion
eer grange at Vancouver, Wn.; Mr.
and Mrs. Atteberry of Stanfleld
grange, Miss Helen Gill and J. O.
At the evening session four peo
ple were initiated into the fifth de
gree by the Lexington degree team.
The remainder of the evening ses
sion was given to a discussion of a
co-operative marketing association
for Morrow county.
The Lexington Home Economics
club held an all-day meeting at the
home of Mrs. A. J. Chaffee in
Heppner last Thursday. The day
was spent quilting and a pot luck
luncheon was served at noon.
Those present besides Mrs. Chaffee
were Mrs. Walter Blackburn, Mrs.
E. A. Kelly, Mrs. George Bleakman,
Mrs. Oral Scott, Mrs. R. B. Rice,
Mrs. Harvey Miller, Mrs. A. Troed
son, Mrs. George White, Mrs. S. J.
Devine, Mrs. Martha Wright Mrs.
Harvey Bauman, Mrs A. H. Nelson
Mrs. Belles, Frances Troedson, El
len Nelson, Beulah Nichols and
Charlotte De, Chenne.
Mrs. George Peck and Beulah
Nichols were hostesses Friday af
ternoon for a miscellaneous shower
at the home of Mrs. J. G. Johnson
honoring Mrs. Edward Burchell.
About thirty guests were present
and Mrs. Burchell received many
Several farmers in this commu
nity started harvesting the first of
the week and many others expect
to begin by the end of the week.
The Bpring wheat is reported to be
making a fair yield while the fall
sown grain is not turning out as
good as was expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Hendricks,
Mrs. Rose Forbes and Miss Doris
Burchell who spent last week at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Johnson returned home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hunt have
moved into the Elmer Hunt house
Ethel and LeRoy Haskins of
Spokane are visiting at the home
of their uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott spent
the week end in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scott are in
Portland where they went last
week to consult a physician about
Mr. Scott's eye which was injured
some time ago. It was found neces
sary to have the eye removed.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Slocum
have returned from Lehman springs
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where they spent the week.
Elvin Ely of Morgan was a bus
iness visitor in this city Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Duvall were
called to Nyssa Friday by the Ill
ness of Mr. Duvall's brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shaw and sons
of Hermi3ton were calling on Lex
ington friends Sunday.
Mrs. C. W. Valentine has re
turned home from Portland. She
is reported to be slightly improved
Mr. and Mrs. Eslie Walker have
moved into the Arthur Hunt house.
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