PAGE FOUR HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 1936. Heppner Gazette Times THE HEPPNER GAZETTE, Established March 30, 1883; THE HEPPNER TIMES, Established November 18, 1897; CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15. 1912 Published every Thursday morning by CBAWFOBD PUBLISHING COMPANY and entered at the Post Office at Hepp ner, Oregon, as second-class matter. JASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor SPENCER CRAWFORD, Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year $2.00 Three Years 5.00 Six Months 1.00 Three Months - .75 Single Copies - - .05 Official Paper for Morrow County Advance of Time. tttITHIN a few hours 1936 will VV have slipped hopelessly away. and none may gainsay its events. At midnight the new year will dawn, and wrapped up in its cherubim fea tures will be reflected all the hope and ambitions of everyone every where. The transition period brings to mind again the passing of frus trating moments, each of which shortens the life of the individual; and places renewed emphasis upon the necessity for planning that the moments of the new year may be more fruitfully utilized ere they, too, are beyond recall. . , Nineteen thirty-six has seen some individuals reach the apex of man's highest ambitions, others to sink in to the deepest depths of oblivion, while between the extremes the hu man race has experienced in varied degrees all the feelings and emo tions of which it is capable. About the maelstrom's edges and upon its surface at intervals have appeared multitudinous faces and events, some to be swept swiftly back in the undertow while others were per mitted to remain for longer inter vals some, mayhap, indefinitely. History will pay tribute to Frank lin D. Roosevelt, the most popular president of his country since Wash ington, and to James Aloysius Far ley, the keenest political-analytical mind of the century. In its pages will be reserved a place for another historic love affair which shook a nation yea, a world that of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. It will mournfully relate the Span ish revolution, the most heathenish war of modern times. The drama of 1936 is fraught with incidents of strong emotion, of clashes of wills, of shattering or real ization of hopes and desires. It has seen the strong grow stronger, the weak become weaker, or vice versa, as heredity and environment have molded the course of each individ ual. Man has faced misfortune and disaster, and he has conquered or succumbed. In some places he has ignored the tools placed at his com mand; in others, for want thereof, he has created tools and gone ahead. Throughout its course, however, 1936 has contributed but little to the sum total of human knowledge. In comparatively few places man has made conquests and discoveries which mark the frontiers of the fu ture. But in these lie much of the hope for 1937, for through them man will expand and be provided with the blood of life for life is conquest, life is change. Each individual has much power to determine the course of conquest and change within his own life, and it is in the exercising of these pow ers that he may find his share of happiness. May it be the privilege of this newspaper to record for ev eryone within its field the greatest share of happiness in 1937. In High Place. MORROW county may feel just pride in her county school su perintendent, Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, who this week was given the high- est position possible for state teach ers to bestow, that of president of Oregon State Teachers association. Such an honor is not empty for it carries the responsibility of guiding the destinies for a year of a large and effective organization. Neither is the honor bestowed without show of merit. In the state teachers fra ternity are some of the best minds in the state, and the association as a whole represents the minds the peo ple have chosen to guide the educa tion of their children, in every case the best obtainable. That Mrs. Rod- gers has shown herself worthy of leading this group is a high tribute to her ability and intelligence. Mrs. Rodgers is to be congratu lated for proving herself capable of the high position, and Morrow coun ty may count herself fortunate in having one so worthy at the head of her schools. Let's Pull Together. T AST week Condon Globe-Times JLtf editorialized in support of Hepp- ner-Wasco secondary highway No 206 as an important road link which ties up the county seats of Morrow, Gilliam and Sherman counties, as well as provides a shorter route to market for produce of the Condon section. The Condon paper's com ment was immediately inspired by a demand of farmers in the Ferry can yon and Ajax sections of Gilliam county. Like the Gilliam farmers, residents along this route in Morrow ' county have made frequent demands for its improvement. As cited by the Con don paper, the distance from Hepp ner to Condon over this route 'is 47 miles as against 100 miles over the only improved road, that by way of Arlington. Improvement of the road would shorten the distance from Condon to Portland by 16 to 20 miles, it was cited. Heppnerites could reach Portland by this route at a saving of some thirty miles. However, until the road is brought somewhere near to the standard of the Oregon-Wash' ington and Columbia river highways it is doubtful whether it would be so much used by people here. The immediate need is to provide a good all-year market road over the route. This would reflect bene fits to all cities on the road, includ ing Heppner, and therefore should have wholehearted support here. Latest word is that a project has been outlined for completing the grade and surfacing between Hepp ner and Condon, and that this has been approved by the state highway commission and submitted to PWA with hope that it can be made a fed eral-aid project under the public works act. Now is a go dotime for all people immediately interested to get to gether and pull for the road's com pletion. Hardman Students To Present Play Hardman high school will present "Speed," a three-act farce comedy, at the school auditorium Jan. 2, be ginning at 7:30. Mrs. Marie Clary, the high school teacher who has given many fine plays at Hardman, is directing the production. The cast follows: Mrs. Emma Lam bert, who runs "Barge Inn," Loes Stevens; Emil Lambert, her charm ing daughter, Pat Bleakman; Slim Williams, who is in love with Enid, Marvin Saddler; Idora Evans, who is maid of all work at the inn, Fran ces Inskeep; Harold Orr, a publicity man, Donald Robison; Marlene Orr, his wife who is given to exaggerat ing, Opal Hastings; Miss Ivy Trask, a guest at the inn, Delsie Bleakman; Rollo Jones (Speed), who gets into hot water and can't get out, Roland Farrens; Zella Fiery of the Daily Bugle, Dolly Farrens; Emery Jones, who is accustomed to having his own way, Raymond McDonald. Come and laugh and dance after wards at the I. O. O. F. hall to the tunes of Harry Peterson's orchestra. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the kind Mends who as sisted us at the time of our bereave ment, and for the expressions of sympathy. We especially thank the Rebekahs for their thoughtful help. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Wyland, Eppler Dickey. IONE By MARGARET BLAKE Long awaited moisture in the form of snow fell around lone the day af ter Christmas. About two inches here with a heavier blanket north and west of the town makes every one hope that more is just around the corner. The ground was in ex cellent condition to get the full bene fit of what fell. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Padberg had their sons Earl and Cecil of Port land with them on Christmas day, Clarence Linn of Vernonia spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Linn, returning to his work immediately afterward. Miss Virginia Griffith has been quite ill at her home. G. A. Yarnell and Mrs. Glen Yar nell and her daughter and son, all of Bickleton, Wash., spent Christ mas at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H, E. Yarnell. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. ' Rankin and sons. Fred, Stewart and Marvin spent last Sunday at the E. C. Heli ker ranch. At the meeting of Willows grange last Saturday night at Cecil two res olutions were approved, one asking that 35 of the gasoline tax money be used to improve roads used for school bus and rural mail routes, the other for agricultural and horti cultural protection from strikes. . J. O. Kincaid was recommended for fire insurance agent for Wil lows grange for 1937, and George Krebs was apopinted chairman of the agricultural committee for the coming year. A program of Christmas carols, musical numbers, tableaux and read ings was given after which Sana Claus arrived and entertained the little ones while his helpers distrib uted treats to all. An officers' round table confer ence will be held at the Cecil hallj on New Year's eve, about 8 o'clock. Following the conference a watch party will be the order of the eve ning. Grangers with their families and friends will enjoy a social time and a clam chowder feed will be served at midnight. Ladies are asked to bring the "makings" for the chowder. Clifford Yarnell of O. S. C. is at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Yarnell. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin mo tored to Gibbon for Christmas to attend a family reunion at the home of Mr. Bergevin's parents. Miss Harriet Heliker is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Heliker. She will IZgvielving 1936 SPLIT - Goo swill XT 1 I ' making Ponx, VOYAGE Swy " LAST 3 NfxlP f"aa TAG rP CsV r , RAN AWAY MOMENTS BIGGEST -WINS IN THE AlR BlSGEsflulioij 'Weo. uyoce t-S 1 I 1 UNRESTRAINED BULLY toSTTING VTAK.1&U resume her studies at Northwestern Business college in Portland on Jan uary 4. Miss Margaret McDevitt of Bend is at the home of M. J. Fitzpatrick. Members of the lone post of the American Legion and Auxiliary with their families enjoyed a pot luck sup per in the club rooms of the Legion hall last Wednesday evening. About forty persons enjoyed a fine supper and later a program and games. Mrs. Fred Zielke and son Freder ick went to Enterprise on Monday night and will visit relatives there until Sunday. Mrs. Minnie Farrens has gone to California to visit a son and daugh ter. Mr. and Mrs. Keithley Blake and daughter of Kinzua spent two days of last week at the Earl Blake home Miss Minnie Normoyle, who teaches in Athena, arrived, at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beckner, for the holidays, Mr. and Mrs. Orlow Martin and sons of Moro are visiting relatives here and at Lexington. Huston Bryson spent Christmas eve with his parents, Mr. and Mrs, J. H. Bryson, returning to his work at Stiles on the Deschutes Christ mas afternoon. W. F. Palmateer who has been un dergoing medical treatment in the hospital at Heppner was brought home to his daughter, Mrs. H. O Ely, Tuesday. W. A. Hayes departed last Friday night for Texas to spend a few weeks at his old home with his mother. Mrs. A. W. Lundell has returned from La Grande where she has been attending E. O. N. S. She will not return to school until next fa.ll. Mr. and Mrs. Ture Peterson re turned from Astoria Monday eve ning. Donald McElligott is home from school near Portland. Mrs. Lana Padberg had as guests for the holidays her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kruse and their daughter Karen Lee of Oswego, also her daughter, Mrs. Opal Cason and her children, Bobby and Guyla May, of Port land. Norman Swanson spent several days of last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swanson, return ing to his work in Portland Sunday. Mr. and Mrs! Dwight Misner of Thornton, Wash., were at the Fred Mankin home for Christmas, return ing to their home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Gabbert and children, Dwight and Patty Ann, were also Biggest vacation in years guests of the Mankins. Mr. Gab bert went on to Chicago on Friday night, taking the streamliner from Pendleton. Mrs. Gabbert and the children remained until Monday when they returned to their home in Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mason enter tained at their home Sunday with a dinner in honor of Mr. Mason's sis- ter, Miss Ella Mason of Portland, who has been their guest during the holidays. Miss Mason returned to Portland Monday. Mr. and Mrs. George Tucker went to Portland for a few days last Sat urday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Griffith and family spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Howk at Condon. Miss Dot Crabtree of Salem is vis iting friends here. Leora K. Wyland Funeral Rites Held Funeral services were held from Phelps Funeral Home chapel in this city at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon for Leora K. Wyland, who died at the home of her son, E. K. Wyland, at Grandview, Wash., the Wednesday previous. Rev. E. D. Greeley, Church of God minister, conducted the ser vices, attended by many relatives and friends of the deceased. Inter ment was in Masonic cemetery. Mrs. Wyland was a pioneer of this county. Born Leora Keen Keithly at St. Louis, Mo., in 1867, she came to Morrow county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Keithly, when six years of age. She was married to James Huston Wyland at Hard man on November 6, 1884. To them were born Ernest Keithly, James Stewart, Wyland, Eppler Dickey and Naomi Saling, two of whom, Ernest Keithly and Eppler Dickey, survive. Three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one brother, Ster ling Keithly, of Ono, Cal., also sur vive, i Mrs. Wyland was early converted to Christ and was a charter, mem ber of Church of God at Heppner. She was aged 69 years and 21 days. Misses Leta and Evelyn Humph reys and Rose Leibbrand left by motor Saturday for Eugene, from where Miss Evelyn expected to go on to Los Angeles to resume her work after spending Christmas here. Dr. J. H. McCrady went to Cle Elum, Wash., to spend Christmas with his parents. He returned home Sunday, reporting some six inches of snow about Cle Elum. by A. B. CHAPIN, SIANT KULE-B.