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SOC I ETY
Volume 53, Number 2.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1937
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Seeks Help Here
Grand Nephew City's
Peddler Law Passed.
Jewish evacuation of Germany
under the Hitler regime touched
Heppner again this week when Ma
yor Jeff Jones received a communi
cation from Palestine signed by one
Crist Heppner, avowed grand neph
ew of Henry Heppner, the city's
godfather. About a year ago other
relatives of the city's founder wrote
to learn possibilities of locating here.
Press reports that the attempt to
establish a New Jerusalem in Pales
tine for refugees from central Eu
rope is failing to provide adequately
for those seeking its refuge, seem
verified by this communication, read
at the council meeting Monday eve
ning and ordered answered. Written
in quite legible English script, though
some mistakes may occur in trans
cribing some of the letters, it reads:
"Heife, 20th February, 1937,
"To the Municipality of Heppner,
U. S. A.
"The purpose of these lines is to
inform you about the following:
"I am a direct grand nephew of
your Mr. Henry Heppner, founder
of your town, and would be very
much obliged in getting your infor
mations whether there are some
legats for such heirs.
"As I have been born in Ger
many and studied there till 'Hitler,'
I live now in Palestine under cir
cumstances very hard and difficult,
as you are well aware of the fact
that we have too many workers here
and only small work I would be ap
preciated to know whether there is
a chance for me either in getting
some means from such a legate, or
that would be much better for me,
in having a position in U. S. A.
through your help owing to my di
rect relationship to the founder of
"Trusting to get your news here
about soon, I remain, Dear Sirs, .
"P. S. I would be pleased to re
ceive an edition of your 'Heppner
Gazette,' in order to know it for
. A new peddler's ordinance also
passed third reading at the council
meeting. It provides that whenever
an itinerant peddler of any nature
enters upon private property with
out consent or invitation of the
property holder, he is deemed to be
trespassing, and is subject to ar
rest, with police directed to abate
such nuisance. Maximum penalty
is set at $50 fine or imprisonment
for not more than thirty days.
Frank Hayes, Pendleton engineer,
reported he would be here last
night with completed draft of the
street paving project for making
PWA application. A communication
to Mayor Jones yesterday, however,
postponed the time until tonight.
HURT IN ACCIDENT.
Dan Doherty was quite badly cut
about the head when his pick-up
hit the ditch and overturned about
two miles below Lexington on the
Oregon-Washington highway last
Friday morning. Randall Collins,
who was acocmpanying him to work
at the Doherty ranch in the Sands,
escaped injury. Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Beckner brought Mr. Doherty to
Heppner to be attended by a physi
cian, and the pick-up was towed in
by a local garage car.
Past Noble Grand club will hold
an apron and food sale at Hughes'
store, March 27th, beginning at 11.
Junior Class Play Packed With
Hilarity, Promise; Many I
Students in Roles.
"Crashing Society," Tiilarious
three-act comedy, will be the annual
play offering of the junior class at
the gym-auditorium tomorrow (Fri
day) evening. The plot portrays the
vain attempts to crash "society" by
the "society-struck" wife of a small
town farmer who has suddenly in
herited a million dollars.
Adam Dunnigan, the hen-pecked
husband, who has inheritetd the mil
lion dollars, is played by La Verne
Van Marer. Elsie Dunnigan, the
wife with socal aspirations, is played
by Maxine McCurdy. The part of
their daughter, Marguerite, who is a
sophisticated college girl, is taken
by Harriet Hager. The Dunnigans'
youngest daughter, Christabel, who
has poetic aspirations, is portrayed
by Betty Bergevin. Adam's son,
George, who is a "chip off of the old
block," is acted by Scott McMurdo.
Scruples-Scruples, the English but
ler, whose slowness in comprehen
sion proves very exasperating to the
Dunnigan household, particularly
Adam, is played by Clayton Wright.
The parts of Mr. and Mrs. Van
Witherspoon, pseudo social lights,
are taken by Vernon Knowles and
Ruth Green, respectively. The With
erspoons' son, Cyril, who aspires for
the hand of Marguerite, is played
by Jackson Gilliam. Miss Agatha
Mulrooney, the virtuoso with the
terrible voice, is portrayed by Ar
lene Morton. The part of the so
ciety reporter of the newspaper,
Miss Louise Miller, is taken by Irena
McFerrin. A tutor, Miss Gadgett,
is played by Gladys Casebeer.
The countless humorous situations
which arise should prove highly de
lightful to the audience. Dont fail
to see this laughter-filled perform
ance!. Admission is 15c for grade
school students, 25c for high school
students, and 35c for adults.
Lions Back Flood
Survey; Talk Dinner
The club's indorsement of the en
gineer's recommendation to spend
$5000 for a survey of flood condi
tions on Willow creek looking to
future flood control passed the Lions
Monday, when the resolution pre
pared by S. E. Notson was read.
Addressed to Representative Walter
M. Pierce, it commended him for
past efforts in behalf of the project
and urged continued work for the
appropriation now in sight.
Plans were announced as pro
gressing well for the joint dinner
with B. P. W. club the 24th, with
announcement that Mr. and Mrs.
Ted Roy, radio performers, would
quite probably appear in the pro
gram, as well as present a public
concert later that evening at the
Star theater in connection with the
regular show, and also that E. R.
Fatland, state representative, was
slated as the principal speaker.
The club expressed pleasure over
an invitation to be dinner guests of
the local CCC camp April 4, and
gladly accepted. The camp is plan
ning a day's celebration, with open
house that day in recognition of the
fourth anniversary of the CCC's in
ception, it was announced.
LIBRARY MEETING SET.
A special meeting of Heppner Li
brary association will be held Fri
day afternoon, March 19, at 5 o'clock
at the library. Officers to be elected
are president, vice-president, and
the appointment by the executive
committee of a librarian to succeed
Louise Becket, resigned. Everyone
interested in the library is urged to
WHEAT HITS NEW HIGH.
Coast wheat was quoted yesterday
at $1.19, No. 1 soft white basis, hit
ting the peak of any time in the last
eight years, reported Cornett Green,
local buyer, this mdrning. Little
response is had so far to contract
offers of around 90 cents a bushel.
For Holy Week
Palm Sunday to Eas
ter Observance Set;
Heppner churches are uniting in
observance of Holy Week beginning
Sunday. Union meetings will be held
throughout the week in the differ
ent churches under auspices of the
Council of Churches of Heppner.
Pastors of the several churches and
Wesley H. Banta, evangelist of the
Pentecostal church, will preach on
"Holy Week should be held free
by all Christians, for Christian ob
servance," announces the council.
"It should be a period of heart
searching. It is the most blessed
time of all the year to the believer.
St. Paul said, 'If Christ be not risen
from the dead then are all men most
miserable.' The resurrection of Jesus
Christ is the hope of Christianity."
Following is the order of services
for the week, beginning with Palm
Sunday and closing Easter night:
Palm Sunday evening, Episcopal
church, Rev. Ralph V. Hinkle in
Monday evening, M. E. church,
Rev.' Hinkle preaching.
Tuesday evening, Pentecostal
church, Rev. E. D. Greely in charge.
Wednesday evening, Methodist
church, Alvin Kleinfeldt.
Thursday evening, Pentecostal
church, Rev. Greely in charge.
Friday evening, Christian church,
Rev. R. C. Young.
Saturday evening, Pentecostal
church, Rev. Greeley in charge. " '
Sunday evening, Christian church,
Following is a suggested prayer
for Holy Week:
A PRAYER FOR QUIET TIME
0 Holy Spirit of God
Come into my heart and fill me:
1 open the windows of my soul to let
I surrender my whole life to Thee:
Come and possess me, fill me with light
I offer to Thee the one thing I really
My capacity for being filled by Thee.
Of myself I am an empty vessel.
Fill me so that I may live the life of
The life of Truth and Goodness,
The life of Beauty and Love,
The life of Wisdom and Strength.
And guide me today in all things:
Guide me to the people I should meet
To the circumstances in which I can
best serve Thee;
Whether by my actions or my suffer
ings. But, above all, make Christ to be formed
That I may dethrone myself in my
And make Him King:
So that He is in me, and I in Him,
Today and for ever. Amen.
St. Patrick's Day
Enjoyed by Many
Shades of Old Erin, aided and
abetted by a steady rain most of the
day, predominated in Heppner yes
terday, climaxed by a large public
dance at the Elks hall in honor of
Ireland's patron, Saint Patrick.
The entire community sensed the
gala nature of the day and joined
native Wearers of the Green in pay
ing homage to the historic snake
eradicator of the Emerald Isle. Fa
ther James O'Reilly headed the com
mittee staging the annual ball, with
D. A. Wilson, J. J. Nys, John Kenny
and Mrs. Henry Gorger as assistants.
The gala crowd last evening taxed
capacity of the Elks hall, to enjoy
music of The Columbians. Dainty
cloth shamrocks supplanted the real
emblem of the day for want of the
natural product of. Old Erin, but re
flection of the spirit of St. Patrick
in the hearts of his followers needed
RAINFALL .75 INCH.
Precipitation since Monday, in
cluding .33 inch Monday night, had
totalled .75 inch this morning, re
ported L. L. Gilliam, government
Pioneer Hardman Resident Suc
cumbs to Six-Day Illness at
Home Here; Rites Today.
O. E. Johnson, pioneer of the
county since 1883 and for years
prominently identified with activit
ies in the Hardman community, suc
cumbed to a six-day attack of pneu
monia at his home in this city Tues
day. Funeral services are being held
this afternoon beginning at 2 o'clock
from the Christian church, Phelps
Funeral home in charge and Alvin
Kleinfeldt officiating minister. In
terment is being made in Masonic
cemetery beside his brother, the late
N. M. Johnson, who was taken by
the same malady shortly less than a
Born in McPherson, Kansas, Octo
ber 25, 1875, to John and Katherine
Johnson, Otto Emil came to Morrow
county when eight years of age, and
had since resided here. As a young
man he entered farming and stock
raising on his own, and made a suc
cess of his ventures. He married
Bertha Dean in 1905. To them was
born a son, Victor, who with the wi
dow survived Also surviving are two
grand daughters and three sisters,
Mrs. Katherine Anderson, McPher
son, Kansas; Mrs. Christina Ander
son and Mrs. Hannah Lewis of Se
attle, Wash. Mr. Johnson several
years ago received his 25-year jewel
from Doric lodge, Knights of Pythias,
Several years ago Mr. and Mrs.
Johnson retired from the farm, and
Mr. Johnson entered the garage and
service station business at Hard
man. Last fall the residence was
removed to this city in what is
known as the Gilman property on
A week ago, Mr. Johnson appeared
in good health and spirits, greeting
his friends -on the street in his cus
tomary genial manner, and the en
tire community was shocked by the
suddenness of his demise. In his
many years of labor in this county.
Mr. Johnson was always looked upon
with esteem. He took an active in
terest in those things for general
community betterment, and while
making a success of his own busi
ness was ever thoughtful of those
about him. His departure leaves a
void in many hearts, and the sym
pathy of the entire community is
extended the bereft family.
By Band Saturday
The first of a number of sched
uled appearances of the school band
on Saturday afternoons will take
place at 2 o'clock next Saturday.
The public concert will be opened
in front of the courthouse, from
where the band will move for num
bers at each of the principal inter
sections on Main street, announces
Harold W. Buhman, director. Those
who signed pledges to assist the band
will be called upon for collections
while the concert is in progress.
The Heppner band placed first in
the class D division at the state con
test in Corvallis last year, and
Heppner merchants who are spon
soring the Saturday afternoon ap
pearances feel that the public will
be accorded a very worth while treat
by these scheduled Saturday after
noon concerts. Money pledged by
business men and women will assist
the band in attending the state con
test again this year.
FASHION SHOW SET.
Morrow County Wool Growers
auxiliary announces a fashion show
at the Parish House beginning at 2
o'clock Saturday. Assisting in the
sponsorship will be Mrs. Curran,
Thomson Bros, and J. C. Penney
Co. Spring dresses will be modeled.
Tea and program, 25c. Hand-knitted
dresses will also be modeled.
Willing Workers will hold a cook
ed food sale at Humphreys Drug
store beginning at 10 o'clock Satur
To Fight Upping
Of Freight Costs
Geary Tells Problem
at Spokane; Johnson
Stays With Work.
Increasing freight rates, said to be
necessary by railroad and boat trans
portation companies to meet in
creased wage demands and shorter
working hours of employees, threat
en to add to the burden of Inland
Empire wheat growers. This is the
view of Arthur M. Geary, attorney
for Farm Rate council, brought out
at a meeting of empire wheat grow
ers at Spokane, March 13, which
launched an organization to combat
"Unfortunately wheat growers of
the Inland Empire not only have
to contend with increased freight
rates that are threatened for the fu
ture, but must cope with freight
rates that have already been ad
vanced to wartime pinnacles," Geary
asserted. "Recent increases have
partially cut them off from needed
markets in the east and southeast
of the United States where their sur
plus wheat is now marketed. It is
in the southeast and east that prices
upon Inland Empire wheat are set.
"The price in the east and south
Continued on Page Eight
Graders Win Hoop
Tourney at Arlington
The Heppner grade school basket
ball team, with three tournament
wins to its credit, took championship
honors in the district tournament
held at Arlington last Friday and
Saturday, annexing the title by vir
tue of its 29 to 12 victory over Ar
lington. The "Colts" leaped the first hur
dle by defeating Rufus 18-16, but
were hard pressed.
Their first round victory put
Heppner in the semi-finals, with
The Dalles as the opponent. The
Dalles "Pappooses" were unable to
withstand Heppner's attack and fell
by the wayside in a 27-14 defeat.
The "Colts" reached the finals by
their victory over the lower Colum
bia river representatives, as did Ar
lington by their win over Umatilla.
In the championship fray, Heppner
stamped itself as the outstanding
team and won in a walk, trouncing
the Arlington "Goslings" 29-12.
Three local lads were chosen on
the tournament all-star ten, these
being Douglas Drake, center; Harry
O'Donnell, guard, and Hugh Craw
As an added laurel, the local team
was presented a bronze trophy of
which they may well be proud. The
trophy is on display at Humphreys
Drug company store.
Summary of the three Heppner
Heppner (18) Rufus (16)
Crawford (4) f (2) Coats
Vaughn (2) f (3) Bryant
Drake (9) c (9) Mcnab
O'Donnell g Cross
Gilman (2) g Lemaster
Substitutions: Heppner Bennett
(1), Osborne and Morton; Rufus
Huck and Thompson (2).
Heppner (27) The Dalles (14)
Crawford (6) f. Cramer
Vaughn (6) f Wisner
Drake (12) c Majors
O'Donnell g (7) Franz
Gilman (2) g (3) Dick
Substitutions: Heppner Bennett
(1), Osborne, Farley; The Dalles
Heppner (29) Arlington (12)
Crawford (6) Bowman
Vaughn (10) f Strom
Drake (8) c Norris
O'Donnell g (10) Wetherell
Gilman (2) g (2) Sawyer
Substitutions: Heppner Morton,
Osborne, Bennett (3); Arlington
Referee of all games, Harry Clon
iger, The Dalles.