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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1937.
Lexington Woman Writes
Of Southern California Trip
By MRS. M. F. PARKER '
A short time ago I returned to my
home in Morrow county, after spend
ing a very pleasant winter in San
Piego with relatives. While there, it
was my privilege to make a number
of interesting side trips. One, I
think, that impressed me most was
a trip to the Imperial Valley, in
Southern California, and on to Phoe
nix and Tucson, in Arizona. Possi
bly the readers of the Gazette Times
might wish to know more about this
part of our great Pacific Coast, where
so many of our early vegetables and
melons, and so much long staple cot
ton is grown, on a very large scale.
We left San Diego, February 24,
over Highway 80. The first few miles
took us through valleys, towns, and
large groves of oranges, lemons, and
avocados. ' Soon we began to climb
the western slope of the Coast moun
tains and at a distance, of 80 miles
we reached the summit. The eleva
tion at this point is quite high and
one could easily see in the distance
the Salton Sea and the great Imper
ial Valley that lay before us,' which
seemed to go on and on for miles, in
every direction. The eastern slope
of the mountain range drops off very
rapidly and in about thirty minutes
we were on the floor of the valley.
We soon reached the farming coun
try and then El Centro, the largest
city in the valley, and where the
elevation is at sea level. The Salton
Sea is to the north, where the ele
vation is 250 feet below sea level.
Harvesting of the lettuce crop be
gins in December and ends about
March 1. El Centro and Brawley
are the principal points of ship
ment, . but there are a number of
smaller towns where packing plants
are located. The lettuce pack this
season totaled some 8000 carloads.
At El Centro we visited the Bright
plant, which is said to be the most
modern and most labor-saving plant
in the country. No lifting or truck
ing of crates is done in this plant.
All but the actual packing and icing
is done by means of conveyors. The
lettuce crates pass under a closing
machine and then go directly to re
frigerator cars, where they are made
ready for shipment. The average
plant handles from 12 to 15 cars a
day and cars for eastern points move
out in solid train loads.
From El Centro we detoured, over
paved roads, to the Mexican border,
a distance of 12 miles. The country
is very level and we passed many
fields of spinach, carrots, flax, and
wheat, while lettuce beds were be
ing turned under to make way for
spring planting of watermelons, can
taloupes, tomatoes, and cotton, to
be harvested later in the summer.
The border town on the American
side of the line is Calexico, while on
the opposite side of the high wire
fence is the Mexican town of Mexi
cali, where the governor of Lower
California has his palace. Americans
can go across the border as easily as
they pass from Oregon to California,
or from California to Arizona. The
motorist is halted at the line and his
luggage examined in either case.
The drive from Calexico to Yuma
is very interesting, as the highway
parallels the great Ail-American
canal, now under construction, for
the entire distance of 75 miles. In
fact, the highway crosses the canal
three times. The width is 200 feet
and the length about 100 miles. The
water is to be taken from the Color
ado river at a point 18 miles above
Yuma and of course below Boulder
Dam. The canal will be completed
in 1938, at a cost of some $58,000,000.
As we neared Yuma the highway
passed over the great sand dunes
that Harold Bell Wright refers to in
his book, "The Winning of Barbara
Worth." The dunes are beautiful
when the weather is nice, but during
a wind and sand storm all the paint
can be removed from an automobile
in a very short time. The Colorado
river is the dividing line between
California and Arizona and quaran
tine stations are located on either
side of the river. My advice to mo
torists is to eat their oranges before
crossing the bridge, or they surely
will be confiscated. However, Ore
gon apples can remain in your ma
chine, if you do not wish to give
them to the inspectors.
Yuma is an attractive little city of
about 10,000 people. Citrus fruits
and vegetables are produced and
1600 cars of lettuce were shipped
this season. The Yuma Indian reser
vation joins the outskirts of the city.
We asked about the habits of the
tribe and were told that they were
"fat and lazy" and if the squaws ac
company their men to town, they
are promptly "parked" on some va
cant lot until the men are ready to
go home. Frequently it is late at
night, but they are always there
when the men folk show up. ,
From Yuma the highway passes
through , a level . country that is
sparsely settled for a hundred miles
or more. Many varieties of cacti are
on either side of the highway, some
reaching to a height of 30 feet or
more, and a number of varieties
were in full bloom. ; The highway
follows the Gila river. Nearing the
town of Gila Bend we passed through
a large irrigation district, with many
fields of alfalfa and hundreds of head
of white-faced cattle. At Gila Bend
we took Highway 84 for Tucson. For
the most part, the country is level
and also sparsely settled until we
got near Tucson, a prosperous little
city of about 42,000 inhabitants. I
think the state university is the most
interesting attraction to be seen in
the city. The large number of build
ings and beautiful campus would do
credit to a state of much larger pop
ulation. The hotels were full and
very independent and "No Reser
vation" signs were being displayed.
From Tucson we took a short cut to
Phoenix, the capital of the state.
Phoenix is also the largest city in
the state, having a population of
more than 100,000. It is a popular
winter resort and is located in the
Salt river valley, probably the most
fertile valley we visited on our en
tire trip. The climate is ideal in the
winter, but entirely too hot for com
fort during the summer months.
cerning your gratitude towards
them. Then when their final "sum
mons comes you won't with heart
breaking regret need to seek other
ears to hear of your belated love
REV. R. C. YOUNG, Pastor
Sunday. Church School 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship 11:00 a. m.
Epworth League 7:00 p. m.
Evening worship 8:00 p. m.
Tuesday. Junior League .... 3:45 p. m.
Boys' Club ... 7:00 p. m.
Wednesday. Choir Practice .. 7:30 p. m.
Thursday. Fellowship 7:30 p. m.
A MOTHER'S BIRTHDAY.
Lord Jesus, Thou hast known
A mother's love and tender care:
And Thou wilt hear,
While for my own
Mother most dear
I make this birthday prayer.
Protect her life, I pray,
Who gave the gift of life to me:
And may she know,
From day to day,
The deepening glow
Of joy that comes from Thee.
As once upon her breast
Fearless and well content I lay,
So let her heart
On Thee at rest
Feel fear depart
And trouble fade away.
Ah, hold her by the hand,
As once her hand held mine;
And though she may
Life's winding way,
Lead her in peace divine.
I cannot pay my debt
For all the love that she has given ;
But Thou, loved Lord,
Wilt not forget
Her due reward,
Bless her in earth and heaven.
Henry Van Dyke.
Mother's Day will furnish the
theme of both morning and evening
services on Sunday, May 8, at the
Methodist church. If your mother
is alive and living near you bring
her to church with you. If she lives
far away come to church and spend
an hour in ipr ation and prayer
and worship and pray a special
blessing for her. If she has gone to
her Heavenly home come in remem
brance of time and effort and love
she spent in trying to lead you in
the way of Life Eternal. And don't
forget father. Just remember that
where there is a mother there must
have been a father. Sentimentalists
have separated Mother's Day from
Father's Day but God said, "They
twain shall be one flesh and what
God has joined together let not man
put asunder." So let us honor both
father and mother in our church
Sunday. Between now and Sunday
if your parents are away from here
write them a letter. Tell them the
things that are in your hearts con
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
ALVIN KLEINFELDT. Pastor
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Morning Services i 11:00 a. m.
C. E. Society .- 6:30 p. m.
Evening Services t 7:30 p. m.
Choir Practice. Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.
MiaweeK service, rnursaay. 7:30 p. m.
Even those who seldom if ever at
tend church have received many
blessings because of the ministry of
the church. God showers His good
ness even on those who are indiffer
ent to His standards of righteousness.
Christ died for us while we were
An honest person cannot think of
these things without a feeling that
he has been very ungrateful to his
Creator if he has not come at least
occasionally into His house to wor
ship.' Ingratitude is a terrible thing.
An honest man of old came to this
conclusion and said, '"What shall I
render unto Jehovah for all his ben
efits toward me? I will take the
cup of salvation, and call upon the
name of Jehovah. I will pay my
vows unto Jehovah, yea, in the pres
ence of all His people. I will offer
to Thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving."
THE ASSEMBLY OF GOD.
Rev. E. D. Greeley, Pastor.
Each service a different service.
Even as each message from The
Word is as different as it is potent.
Revival services continue on every
Saturday, May 8, 7:45. A Jubilee
service. Come and enjoy a scrip
Sunday evening. Evangelist Wes
ley H. Banta brings a heart search
Tuesday, "The Greatest Battle
Ever Fought," sermon subject.
Wednesday: "How to Fill Every
Church in Heppner."
Thursday: "The Great Grace of
Friday: "The Unanswerable Ques
tion." Sunday evening, May 16. Watch
for the revival notice. New speak
ers. New songs.
Come early, bringing a friend, to
"Where Pentecost is Pentecostal."
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
8:00 A. M., Holy Communion.
10 A. M., Church School.
11 A.M., Holy communion and ser
mon by Rev. Fred Wissenback of
Pendleton. It was first announced
that Dean Wissenback would be here
for the evening service but the
Bishop has, since then, arranged to
have him come for the morning ser
vice. The public is invited to hear
The monthly grange meeting was
held May 2nd with a fairly good at
tendance. Mrs. Annie Heiny drew
the door prize which was a gift for
Mrs. Rosina Taylor and son Ray
mond who have been visiting Mrs.
Taylor's brother, Fred Kruger, left
Saturday for their home in the val
ley. Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Beckett were Mrs. Fred Mis
ener and daughter, Mrs. Abie Wham,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wright, Mrs.
Ray Wright and Miss Murl Farrens
were shopping in Pendleton Thurs
day. Sunday guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Floyd Worden were Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Johnson of Condon.
Miss Francis Rugg left this week
for Banks, Ore., where she expects
to spend the summer.
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HEPPNER SCHOOL GYM-AUDITORIUM
FRIDAY, MAY 7
Two Excellent Plays Presented by Public Speaking
Class of Heppner High School
"UNCLE BOB'S BRIDE"
"DONT TELL MY WIFE"
Musical Numbers by the Lions Club Quartet
150 FINE DOOR PRIZES
GIVEN BY THE FOLLOWING HEPPNER BUSINESS FIRMS:
VARIETY STORE 10 Rolls of Waxed Paper
HEPPNER GARAGE One Grease Job
FRANCES SHOP 3 Pairs of Hose
GREEN'S HARDWARE 3 Thermometers
SAFEWAY STORFS 4 Lbs. Edward's Depend
UNION OIL CO. 4 Qt. Cans Self Polishing" Wax
PETERSON'S JEWELRY STORE Tic Pin and
WILSON'S 5 Electric Tie Pressers
M. D. CLARK 12 Packages Krcmcl
J. C. PENNEY CO. Fancy Blanket, Indian De
sign HUSTON'S GROCERY 3 Cans Jelly, 1 Can Ap
ple Butter, 1 Can Syrup, 1 Can Fly Spray,
2 Lbs. Mince Meat
GREEN'S FEED STORE 6 Cans Tender Quick
GILLIAM & BISBEE 12 Lemon Squeezers
CASE FURNITURE CO. 6 Cans Linoleum Wax
HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES 1 Year's Subscrip
tion and 100 Business or Calling Cards
STANDARD OI LCO. 4 Qt. Cans Self Polishing
JOHN SKUZESKI Cleaning and Blocking Hat
TUM-A-LUM LUMBER CO. 6 Pint Cans High
DIX GROCERY 12 Packages Flav-R Jell
THOMSON BROTHERS 6 Cans Heinz Soup
PATTERSON & SON One Dozen Dr. West's
HUMPHREYS DRUG CO.- Pint Bottles of Hand
FERGUSON MOTOR CO. 2 Quarts Shell Oil
PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT CO. 12 60-W Lamps
CURRAN'S READY-TO-WEAR Three Pairs of
MILSOM-BANISTER MOTOR CO. Change of Oil
MARK MERRILL $1.00 Cash.
CENTRAL MARKET 5-lb. Roast, winner's choice
COXEN BARBER SHOP 1 Bottle Hair Tonic.
TURNER'S BEAUTY SHOP 1 Bottle Masseurs
McATEE'S 2 Quarts Ice Cream.
HANSON HUGHES Preferred Brand: 1 Can
Peaches, 1 Can Pears, 1 Can Pineapple, 1 Can
GORDON'S 3 Pen and Pencil Sets.
ELKIIORN CAFE 5 Lbs. Chinese Noodles, 1
Basket Chinese Tea; 2 Boes Liche Nuts.
MORROW COUNTY ABSTRACT & TITLE CO.
NOBLE'S SADDLE SHOP 1 Stamped "Buddy"
GONTYS SHOE STORE 2 Bottles White Shoe
Polish, 1 Pair Hose.
HEPPNER BRANCH, THE FIRST NATIONAL
BANK OF PORTLAND Savings Account of
$1 and Small Savings Bank.
J. A. SHARP at the Bakery One Angel Food)
MORROW COUNTY CREAMERY CO.
HEPPNER ABSTRACT CO.-$5 Negotiable Ab
stract. DR. A. D. McMURDO Free Marriage Examina
tion. DR. R. M. RICE One Free Prescription.
DR. L. D. TIBBLES 1 Free Treatment.
Curtain at 8 P. M.
Admission: Adults 50c, Children 25c