Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, September 09, 1937, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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45 in High School,
75 in Grades at lone
School opened for registration of
pupils Monday, regular classes start
ing Tuesday. Errett Hummel, a
graduate of Pacific university, is
superintendent. Teachers in the high
school will be the same as last year,
Mrs. E. G. Sperry, English and sew
ing; Mis Frances Stewart, commerce,
and Alexander McDonald, science
and mathematics. Forty-five students
are enrolled and it is expected that
a few more will enroll later.
Mrs. Harriet Brown is principal of
the grade school and teacher of the
seventh and eighth grades. Miss
Helen Ralph has returned to teach
fifth and sixth grades. New grade
teachers are Miss Marion Nebergall
of Great Falls, Mont., first and sec
ond grades, and Miss Mary Alice
Rulifson of Corvallis, third and
fourth grades. Both are experienced
teachers. Seventy-five pupils are
enrolled in the grade school.
Neil Doherty is driving the school
bus from Lone Tree district, Frank
lin Lindstrom the bus from District
No. 9, Fred Ely brings the high
school pupils from Morgan, Berl Alt
ers those from Gooseberry, and Er
ling Thompson those from Rocky
Bluff. The Rhea Creek pupils are
brought on a bus by Ray Turner.
Victor Rietmann and James Lindsay
drive the same busses for the lone
district as last year and the bus for
District 14 is driven by Margaret
Miss Mary Martin who has been
employed as nurse for Mrs. John
Louy has returned to her home at
Walla Walla. Her place has been
taken by Mrs. H. E. Van Horn.
Mr. and Mrs. Ture Peterson moved
their household goods to Heppner
last Sunday. Mr. Peterson has been
working in a Heppner meat market
since before Rodeo. W. J. Blake will
operate Mr. Peterson's market here.
Carl F. Troedson of King City,
Calif., is spending a two weeks' va
cation here with relatives and
Miss Betty Bergevin departed on
Sunday for Baker where she will at
tend school during the coming year, i
She will make her home with her
cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Brin
ton. . The Women's Topic club held its
September study meeting at the
home of Mrs. C. F. Feldman with
Mrs. Agnes Wilcox, Mrs. Bert Ma
son and Mrs. Omar Rietmann assist
ing her as hostesses. The subject for
the afternoon was "Norway," and
very interesting reports were given
by the committee. Twelve members
and a guest, Mrs. Errett Hummel,
were present. Refreshments were
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Feldman went
to Hood River and Portland last
Tuesday, returning home Thursday.
Mrs. Bessie Everson has purchased
the property of William Windsor just
below town and will move there in
about two weeks. Mr. Windsor plans
to visit his son Walter at Phoenix,
Ariz., for a time and then spend the
winter in California.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Smith have
moved into the house of Mrs. Lana
Padberg. Possession of the ranch
which they have vacated has been
taken by E. Markham Baker who
purchased it recently.
The lone Public library will be
open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, starting Sept. 7th until
further notice.
Mr, and Mrs. Edmund Bristow
and family of Nampa, Idaho, mo
tored over from their home Sunday
for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs.
E. J. Bristow. They were accom
panied by Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Bristow who will remain for a few
weeks. Walter has been given a
three weeks leave of absence from
his position in a store in Nampa.
The Edmund Bristow family re
turned to their home Monday.
Mrs. Mattie Frazier of Milton
Freewater visited here with her sis
ter, Mrs. Charles Anderson, last
week. With her was Carolyn Sparks
who has returned home after spend
ing the summer at the Frazier home.
George Dague of Walla Walla was
looking after his farm interests here
last week.
Mrs. Joe Mason arrived Monday
from Spokane where she has been
with her mother who is not well.
With her daughters, Helen and Lu
ral, who have been guests of Mr. and
Mrs. M. E. Cotter, she departed for
her home at Prineville Wednesday,
Mr. and Mrs. Wrex Hickok mo
tored up from their home in Port
land Saturday. They were accom
panied by Mrs. Ida Moore who has
been with them for several weeks,
Mrs. Moore will remain at her home
here. Mr. and Mrs. Hickok returned
home on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Blake of Condon
arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs,
W. J. Blake Monday. Mrs. Blake
will remain here while convalescing
from a major operation which she
underwent in The Dalles two weeks
ago Mr. Blake returned to his work
at Condon.
Mrs. Delia Corson returned Mon
day evening from Portland where
she visited her sister, Mrs. Etta
Shippey, and her niece, Mrs. Flor
ence Swanson.
Mrs. Charles McElligott has moved
to Portland for the winter where her
children will attend school.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Griffith and
sons spent the week end with Mr,
and Mrs. P. J. Linn.
Oregon Traffic
A series of weekly articles on
the problem .of Highway Safety
by Earl Snell, Secretary of State,
The recent installation of a gov
ernor upon one of the cars of my
department as well as upon my per
sonal car has caused a surprising
amount of discussion and brought
forth many valuable suggestions.
People from every section of the
state have written to me in regard
to this action, many favoring the
placing of governors on all cars, oth
ers opposing such action. It is very
evident from the interest shown,
that this speed problem will come
up for consideration at the next ses
sion of the legislature.
All of this comment brings forth
one very evident conclusion the
people of Oregon generally desire
slower speed upon our highways and
the establishment of a definite, en
forceable speed limit. Driving re
strictions are sure to follow a record
of disaster such as the state and na
tion are now experiencing.
The best governor for any car is
a level-headed driver and with the
use of common sense and ordinary
judgment every car can have such
a governor, and at no additional cast.
In fact, reasonable speed in the op
eration of motor cars will show a de
cided economy in costs of operation
as compared with high speed. Ex
perience has shown that gasoline
costs can be reduced as much as
twenty per cent by the adoption of
moderate speed.
To the driver who is accustomed
to travel at excessive speed, I would
suggest that on his next long trip he
set for himself a reduced speed lim
it. Then keep acount of the sav
ing in travel costs, and also make
note of the added pleasure of travel
and the reduced personal strain as
compared with the added comfort
in such driving. Travel of this de
scription will help eliminate Ore
gon's traffic deaths.
(Lebanon Express)
Ira A. Phelps, 70, well known resi
dent of the county, died at his home
in Lebanon Tuesday (Aug. 31) after
a brief illness. Mr. Phelps had been
prominently identified with the
printing trade and publishing bus
iness in Linn county for many years
at the early turn of the century, but
had been retired from active busi
ness since 1931.
He was born in Albany, May 9,
1867, the son of Edwin C. and Mary
Ross Phelps, pioneers. Most of his
September 16,17,18
boyhood days and early manhood
was spent near the place of his birth
and at Newport. In May, 1889, he was
married to Effie F. Tice at Medford
where they lived for several years,
later returning to Albany where he
was engaged in the newspaper and
printing business. After moving from
Albany he bought a newspaper at
Scio which he edited and published
for five years and then became own
er of a Harrisburg paper. After sell
ing the paper there he came to Leb
anon in 1908 to manage the Pacific
Telephone and Telegraph company
at Lebanon, remaining in this ca
pacity until 1911 and after a short
lapse of time he again became asso
ciated with the same company. In
1913 he bought a grocery business
here. Before his retirement six years
ago he also was in the grocery bus
iness in San Francisco and was as
sociated with the Coos Bay Lumber
company as asisistant too the chief
engineer. He has made- his home in
Lebanon since he disposed of his
business interests in San Francisco.
The surviving relatives include his
widow, Effie Phelps of Lebanon; a
granddaughter and grandson, Mar
garet and Lorris Phelps of Lebanon;
four brothers, N. S. Phelps of Kelso,
Wash., L. W. Phelps of Oakland,
Cal., Victor Phelps of Colorado, and
R. C. Phelps of Heppner, and one
sister, Mrs. W. P. Hill of Heppner.
One son, Earl, died in 1912
Funeral services were held from
the Harry C. Howe funeral home
yesterday (Wed., Sept 1) afternoon
at 1:30 under the auspices of the
Christian Science church.
Miss Betty Bergevin, queen of the
1937 Heppner Rodeo, left the end of
the week for Baker to enter St.
Francis academy for the school year.
She expected to take in a day of the
Owyhee Stampede at Ontario last
week end as guest of honor of the
Stampede association, representing
the Rodeo in official capacity as
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