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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 1937.
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE,
Established March 30, 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES,
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1912
Published every Thursday morning by
CRAWFORD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter,
JASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor
SPENCER CRAWFORD, Manager
One Year $2.00
Three Years . 6.00
Six Months 1.00
Three Months 75
Single Copies 05
Official Paper for Morrow County
"CERTAIN signs of progress are
on the horizon for Morrow coun
ty. They became more distinguish
able this week as the county started
emerging from the throes of one of
the hardest winters in history.
Foremost looms the favorable
prospect of a good market for prod-
ucts of farm and herd. Then comes
the probability of a good production
year. True, sheepmen have under
gone an expensive feeding saeson,
and such signs of spring as are be
ing shown may be of short duration.
There is yet time for more winter.
However, lambing operations which
are getting underway bring reports
of good results to date. It is yet
early, too, to predict the condition
of fall sown wheat, which generally
has not emerged from its winter
coat. A fair amount of moisture,
much of which has made its way into
the ground, does augur well for
spring seeding, soon to be underway
on a large scale should the real
break in winter be truly at hand.
These signs of better times in the
county's basic industries are reflect
ed in the aura that contributes fur
ther to the picture of progress. In
this aura are seen the street sur
facing project planned to get under
way in the spring, and the new ga
rage and service station to occupy
the vacant corner on Main street
where once stood the old Palace ho
tel, a vacancy that has been an eye-
, sore since the hotel was razed by fire
A general undertone of planned
improvements, and added outlay of
capital investment is an encouraging
note in the signs of economic im
provement. As spring nears, the buzz of activ
ity increases. There is much to be
done and a general humor to be a'
doing. Morrow county truly appears
to be emerging from the shackles of
fear and lethargy that prevailed in
times of recent economic stress.
Mayhap, the long-hoped-for era of
better times is at hand.
The Helping Hand.
A FINE spirit of cooperation was
twice evidenced this week by
business houses in backing school
activities. When an appeal was
made for funds to help the band, the
response was ready and generous.
Again, business houses readily boost
ed the basketball turnament being
played tomorrow and Saturday.
That is a healthful sign. It indi
cates that those in charge of Hepp
ner's purse strings realize a pride in
and responsibility toward the busi
ness leaders of tomorrow. The stu
dents in turn are doing their part.
They are making a band that is a
real pride of the whole community.
They have produced a basketball
team whose showing is commend
able. The financial burden which makes
these things possible is not always
easy, especially for the parents of
those who must buy musical instru
ments and provide athletic equip-
ment. But there is no denying the
satisfaction realized from' the dividends.
Y GOLLY, it's a problem what
XJ to do with a youngster. Now,
you take it with my boy. If he was
n't content just to ride his wagon
up and down the street, I don't know
what I would do. I can't just let
him run wild to bother everybody.
I can't always be correcting him for
things that aren't his fault. It surely
would be swell if we had a swim
ming pool. Anyway, I hate to see
him grow up without having a
chance to learn to swim."
That's the story of one parent of
a pre-school child heard this week
Not the whole story, but part of it.
It is a typical "expression of a situa
tion confronting many parents, and
will confront still others during the
summer season when those children
now in school have more leisure time
on their hands.
There is no denying the need for
a swimming pool, and little opposi
tion is apparent to its being obtained
if a way can be found for financing
it. Levying a tax for the purpose
this year is out of the question as
the tax roll is already made up.
Bonds might be voted at a special
election, but construction by this
method means too greatly increased
The possibility of raising sufficient
funds through donations and benefit
entertainments has been suggested,
but it is unlikely that a swimming
pool could be had in time for use
this summer by this means. Forma
tion of a stock company has also
been suggested, but so far no plans
have been found of a workable na
ture. Lions, B. P. W. and other organi
zations have signified willingness to
do all possible to bring a swimming
pool. Plans and specifications of
possible pool projects have been
studied, with estimated costs of each.
A site has been provided by city
There need only be shown a way
to finance the venture, determine
upon the project desired then the
splash, splash of youngsters diving
into the pool may be realized.
A FRIEND TO MAN.
Did you ever live in a house by the
side of the road and be a friend to
man? I think not!
Since the beginning of the recent
cold snap I've pulled, pried or towed
14 cars and trucks out of the snow.
or mud. Have gotten out of bed at
midnight, built a fire under my trac
tor to get it started, when the tem
perature was 18 degrees below zero,
drove it over a mile to pull a car out
of the snow only to see its tail lights
go out of sight for thanks. I have
loaned tire chains to the Social Ridge
school bus on the worst night of this
winter and driven to Arlington to
meet my wife, without them. I had
five scoop shovels last fall, now there
is one over a dozen log chains and
had to borrow one of Arnold Pieper
to let the CCC boys use to pull their
tractor out. Log chains cost five
dollars apiece at the Sears Roebuck
stores. I don't know what they
would cost at Heppner.
I've been glad to be able to help
any person who was in trouble, the
county outfits the county bulldozer
ran by using the mag off one of my
tractors almost all winter and even
have assisted the state trucks, but
I drew the line at playing Santa
Claus to the Federal government.
Using the well known sarcasm of
our County Judge I'd say, "I just
wasn't big enough."
If any county official or anyone
connected with the Gazette had ever
been unfortunate enough to own a
new $4000 piece of equipment would
they have hired it unattended to a
group of perfect strangers to take
several miles across country, to pull
thirty thousand pounds of pig iron
out of the mud, for five dollars?
Again, I think notl
While sitting in the house reading
your flattering article, Lawrence
Slocum, our local school bus driver,
was using my car to take his child
ren to school and when he returned
he used the same tractor that the
CCC boys used, to pull his bus out
of the mud.
I have asked nothing and received
nothing for any services that I have
been able to give except that five
dollars which you criticize me for
asking, for a fifteen dollar, job.
The bulldozer was stuck on a road
several miles from here that I have
n't used since last September and
won't use until next harvest (God
grant us rain) and there are others
who have a tractor and live nearer
this stalled rig than I do.
Well, anyway I still live here and
the highway still goes by and would
n't it be a coincidence if, in some
future winter the editor of the Ga
zette or some county official should
get snowbound put front and have
to ask for help?
One who lives in a house by the
side of the road and resents being
publicly spanked for helping.
0. W. CUTSFORTH.
By EDITH EDWARDS
The Girls' league of the high
school were hostesses for a party
given in honor of the boys Wednes
day evening. Three volleyball games
were played between the high school
boys and the faculty, the boys taking
two games out of the three.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Metcalf and
family of Beaverton spent the week
end at the home of Mr. and Mrs
William D. Campbell.
Mrs. Pat Healy and daughter Pat
ty of Heppner were visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Johnson
The Lexington high school basket
ball team met defeat three times this
last week. , Tuesday night they mo
tored to Boardman where they were
defeated by a score of 35-14. Friday
night Irrigon defeated them on the
Irrigon floor, and Saturday night
Condon came to Lexington and
emerged victors with a score of 32-14.
Doris Burchell left Friday for her
home in Corvallis. Her sister, Grace,
plans on remaining here until after
the basketball tournament.
There will be a special school
meeting Monday, March 1st, for the
purpose of electing a director to fill
the vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of Harry Dinges.
Mrs. Mabel Raymond of Portland
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Florence
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Breshears
were in Walla Walla Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Smethurst
were visitors in Hermiston Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shaw and fam
ily of Hermiston were visitors here
Sunday. They went on to Heppner
to visit Mr. Shaw's mother, Mrs.
Claire Daugherty is busy install
ing gas tanks for a new service sta-
tion on the location of the old Beach
A party was held at the Majeske
home Saturday afternoon in honor
of Audrey Majeske's eighth birth
day. Refreshments of cake, jello and
punch were served after the chil
dren had played several games.
Those present were Mrs. Otto Ruhl
and son Norman, Mrs. Gene Gray
and son Bobby, Mrs. William Van
Winkle and daughters Lorine and
June, Mrs. William Smethurst and
daughter Betty Anne, Mrs. George
Gillis and son Vincent, Mrs. C. N.
Biddle and daughters Darleen and
Delight, Mrs. Harvey Bauman and
daughters Carolyn and Marjorie,
Mrs. Ted McMillan and daughters
Georgia Anna and Patricia Jean,
Gene, Dorothy, Faye and Vesta Cuts-
forth, Billy and Eileen Scott, Ro
berta and Marion Miller, Loren and
Melvin Pieper, Marcille Pieper, Mar
garet Shaw, Charley Padberg, Bar
bara Slocum, LaVonne McMillan,
Rena and Truman Messenger, Gerry
Cutler, Mrs. Bert Peck and son
Buddy, Edna Rauch, Elwood Hunt,
and Freda Majeske and children
Eugene, Audrey and Patricia.
BIRTHDAY PARTY SET.
A birthday party program will be
given at the grange hall at Cecil Sat
urday night for many famous people
whose birthdays occur in February.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend and all who desire may wear
old-fashioned apparel and come to
Cecil to have an old-fashioned good
time after the program.
Lucy G. O'Brien was appointed
guardian of the estates of Isabelle
O'Brien et als, minors, in an order
issued out of the probate court this
By MARGARET BLAKE
The lone Women's Missionary so
ciety held its February meeting at
the Christian church last Sunday
morning following Sunday school.
Mrs. Olive Engelman was chairman
for the study hour. The program
was part of the study of the negroes
of Africa and America which is be
ing taken up for the entire year.
Miss Emerald Padberg gave a map
study of Africa, using a map which
she had prepared and giving her au
dience an excellent description of the
various sections of that country.
Mrs. Ray Barnett gave a review of
the book, "African Trails." Mrs.
Ture Peterson gave a reading which
covered the lives and work of four
pioneer missionaries in Africa. Mrs.
Olive Engelman gave a paper on
"The Women and Children of the
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Blake of Kinzua
were week-end guests of Mr. Blake's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Blake.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred McMurray of
Hermiston spent Saturday night and
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Alec and John Montgomery of
Portland were visitors here for a
short time Tuesday.
The school board has elected L
Marble Cook of Beaverton to serve
as school superintendent next year.
Mr. Cook is an experienced teacher,
and will coach athletics in addition
to his work as superintendent.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Engelman and
children of Fossil were recent vis
itors at the home of Mr. and Mrsj
Mrs. Regina Miller of Salem ar
rived last Thursday for a visit with
her daughter. Mrs. Garland Swan
son. She came by train as far as
Arlington where she was met by
Miss Guyla Cason underwent an
operation for the removal of goitre
in a Portland hospital last Tuesday.
She is quite seriously ill but holding
her own. '
Lee Howell spent the week end
with his family. On Monday morn
ing, accompanied by Mrs. Howell,
he departed for Pomeroy, Wash.,
where he will be permanently lo
cated after March 1st. They will
look for a suitable house in which
Mrs. Roy Brown spent Saturday
and Sunday with her family in Her
miston. Umatilla high school boys' and
girls' basketball teams played the
local teams here last Friday night
Both games were good though the
final scores were in favor of the vis
itors. The boys' score, 36-12, and
the girls, 35-23. .
Mrs. Dale Ray has been called to
White Salmon, Wash., by the illness
of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Good
rich. Locust chapter, O. E. S., met in
regular session at Masonic hall on
Tuesday night. Following the bus
iness meeting a social hour was en
joyed with Mrs. Ruth Mason, Mrs.
Ruby Roberts and Mrs. Mable Krebs
as hostesses. Cherry tarts and cof
fee were served at tables decorated
in the February manner with cher
Mrs. Lena Ray has gone to Ar
lington where she has employment.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Timm of Pen
dleton were here Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beckner went to
Athena Thursday to visit their niece,
Miss Minnie Normoyle, who teaches
there. They also visited at Pendle
ton and Walla Walla before return
ing home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger have
received word of the birth of a baby
by to their son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Koerhing of
Indianapolis, Ind-, Feb. 15. He has
been named Myran.
Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Ely and fam
ily of Boardman visited Mr. and Mrs.
Dean Ekleberry in Morgan Sunday.
Jackie and Doris Shaeffer of
Heppner spent the week end with
their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Hynd of Cecil.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Howk and
family were over from Condon Sun
day. They, with Mr. and Mrs. P. J.
Linn, were dinner guests at the El
mer Griffith home in Morgan.
Guests at a family dinner at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell
last Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Ora
Barlow and family of Hermiston, Mr.
and Mrs. George Snyder and son
Harold and Grant Olden and daugh
ter Carletta. , . . '
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feldraan enter
tained with a dinner party at their
home last Sunday in honor of their
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Neil Shuirman of Flint, Mich.,
who are visiting here. Guests were
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ward, Mr. and
Mrs. L. E. Dick, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.'
McNamer, Mrs. Lucy Rodgers and
Mrs. Nora Summers of Heppner, Mr..
and Mrs. Bert Mason, Miss Emmer
Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ber-
gevin and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Den
ny. Fourteen ladies of the Congrega
tional Ladies Aid met at the home
of Mrs. Garland Swanson last Thurs
day. The afternoon was spent tack
ing a quilt after which Mrs. Swan- -,
son served a delicious lunch. ,
Eight tables of bridge were in play
at the Women's Topic club party at
Masonic hall Monday night. Prizes
went to Mrs. Glen Jones and Mrs.
Clyde Denny and , Mr. Ray Kinne
and Mr. Wayland Ritchie. Other
guests were Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Cot
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feldman, Mr. and
Mrs. Neil Shuirman, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Denny, Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Rietmann, Mr. and Mrs. Omar Riet
mann, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ward, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Lieuallen, Mr. and Mrs.
Glen Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kinne,
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. McCurdy, Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Mason, Mrs. Victor
Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Ture Peter
son, Alexander McDonald and Way
land Ritchie. Delicious refreshments
were served. Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Corley, Mr. and Mrs. George TufVer,
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Swanson and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gorger were
The American Legion Auxiliary,
lone unit No. 95, held their regular
business meeting in their club rooms
Friday, Feb. 19. Plans were made
for a silver tea to be given on March
17. The next meeting wlill be held
Saturday afternoon, Feb. 27, with
initiation of junior girls. A large
box of used clothing was sent to
national headquarters for child wel
fare, and another box will be sent
soon. ,v ,
By BERNICE WATTENBURGER
Mrs. Lucy O'Brien and mother,
Mrs. Isabella Corrigall, were Hepp
ner callers Tuesday. -
Wayne Caldwell of Portland spent
Tuesday evening with his sister, Mrs.
Many people from Butter creek at
tended the show in Hermiston Wed
day evening. .
J. T. Ayers was a caller in Echo
Fred Painter of Hermiston was a
caller on the creek Thursday.
Mrs. Ethel Knighten and children
of Hardman are spending a few days
with her mother, Mrs. Roy Neill.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H.. Bartholomew
spent Thursday and Friday in Hepp
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Helms were
Hermiston callers Thursday.
Joe Kenny moved his sheep from
the Healy ranch Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wattenburger
and family and Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Wattenburger went, to Toppenish,
Wash., to visit Earl Wattenburger
who is working there.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray J. Pinson were
in Walla Walla over the week end.
Tom Boylen of Pendleton was a
caller at his ranch on Butter creek
Thursday. Mr. Boylen's sheep ranch
is very busy with the lambing sea
son. Antone Cunha and daughter Mary
were visitors at the Jim Daly home
Monday evening. The Cunhas are
moving to a place west of Echo.
NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS.
Notice is hereby given to all dog
owners that on and after March 1. I
am compelled by law to enforce pay
ment of penalty on all dog tax not
paid for the year. Until March first
tax is payable at the rate of $1 for
each male and $2 for each female;
after that date the tax will be $2 for
males and $4 for females.
C. J. D. BAUMAN,
Sheriff and Tax Collector.
Mrs. R. J. Mulvanity and daugh
ter Marylyn arrived here last Sat
urday from Naushua, N. H., to make
their home in Heppner. They are
the wife and daughter of Lt T. J.
Mulvanity who is assigned to the
local CCC camp.