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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 1937
our peace-loving citizens will speed
the criminal on his way, however.
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE,
Established March 30. 1888;
. THE HEPPNER TIMES.
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1913
Published every Thursday morning by
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and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
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SPENCER CRAWFORD, Manager
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MORROW county was favored
this week by the larger part of
a page in the Walla Walla Union-
Bulletin containing feature material
written by A. W. Nelson, the "'rov
ing reporter." The material, by and
large, is flattering, as may be ex
pected in a newspaper promoting
circulation into a wider field for in
creased advertising revenues and as
sisting business interests of its city
in competing against business inter
ests of other larger places appealing
to trade of the same territory. Mr.
Nelson in at least one instance waxes
a little too enthusiastic, however. In
reporting that "at least 250 persons '
were lost in the Heppner flood, he
is exaggerating a sad memory of
many of our people. The completed
check following the disaster listed
221 persons who lost their lives. In
most other respects, Morrow county
qualifies for Mr. Nelson's high opin
ions, and in fact, visitors from our
neighboring larger cities will find
much attraction here possibly even
from a trading standpoint that com
pares very favorably with that in
Walla Walla, or may we say, Pen
Beware the Criminal !
NUMEROUS thefts recently of
automobile tires, gasoline, and
other articles of value from parked
automobiles is cause for our people
to arise from their complacency and
come to a realization that it "can be
done here." The situation is not an
indictment of our law-enforcing of'
ficers. They are trained and com'
petent. It is, however, an indictment
against the general tolerance and
forbearance of a peace-loving com
munity, and of the people permitting
themselves to neglect ordinary meas
ures of precaution.
We are prone to become too trust
ing in a small community where
most everyone is worthy of trust,
thereby affording the criminal a lit
tle too fertile field. Actions of in
dividuals generally are not suspect
ed, property is handled a bit too
carelessly and insufficient check on
its identity is made, complicating
the work of officers in its recovery.
if stolen, and in locating the thief.
The numerous recent thefts makes
it imperative that everyone cooper
ate in watching suspicious actions
of individuals, in keeping descrip
tions of property left in a position to
be stolen and to take more precau
tion against leaving anything of val
ue where it may serve as a tempta
tion to a criminally-minded person.
An epidemic of thefts arises occa
sionally in a small community but
they cannot long endure. The cul
prit, if he remains, cannot long es
cape detection, for the more inti
mate life of the entire populace of
the small community hastens his
rise to the surface. An awakened
spirit of watchfulness on the part of
By Bertha Hunt
A large crowd enjoyed the Christ
mas program presented Sunday eve
ning by the Christian and Congre
gational Sunday schools at the Chris
tian church. The following program
was given: Song, "Oh, Come All Ye
Faithful," congregation; Prayer, W.
F. Barnett; Recitation of Welcome.
Laurene Van Winkle; song, "Ring
Beautiful Bells-" by beginners; song,
"Little Stars," primary department;
musical reading, "Legend of a Twi
light Bell," Mrs. Wm. D. Campbell;
"The Lord Has Come," in song and
tableaux, juniors and intermediate
classes; solo, "No Room in the Inn,"
Mrs. Trina Parker; play, "Golden
Ruth McMillan is reported to be
recovering nicely from her recent
J. S. Henderson of Stanfield is
visiting his son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Henderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Errett Hummel of
lone were visiting at the Wm. D.
Campbell residence Sunday evening.
Clarence Wren of The Dalles and
Carl Wren, with the U. S. army, sta
tioned at Vancouver Barracks, are
visiting their father, Jim Wren.
Orville Cutsforth made a short
trip to Portland last week.
Business visitors in Pendleton Sat
urday were Mr. and Mrs. Earl War
ner and Sam McMillan.
Mr. and Mrs. James Leach, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. D. Campbell. Miss
Mary Alice Reed and Mrs. Sarah
White attended the joint installation
and turkey banquet of the Masons
and Eastern Star at Heppner Mon
Miss Dona Barnett is ill at her
Members of the Rebecaa lodge
held their annual Christmas party
at their lodge rooms Friday night.
Games were played during the eve
ning and Christmas gifts were ex
changed. Twenty-seven were pres
ent. Refreshments of salad, sand
wiches and coffee were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Henderson
were Pendleton visitors Tuesday.
Friends of Mrs. Eva Lane will be
glad to know that she has recovered
sufficiently to leave the hospital.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Ryan
this week are Mr. Ryan's father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ry
an; his brother and sisters, Buddy,
Bernadine and Maxine Ryan; an
other sister and her husband, Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Frase, all of Kansas;
and Jack Ryan, also a brother, from
Mrs. E. C. Daugherty and small
son Jerry Mac have returned home
Kenneth and Paul Smouse, stu
dents at O. S. C. and U. of O. re
spectively, returned home Saturday.
They were accompanied by Beulah
Nichols, also a student at Oregon
State college. Other Oregon State
students home for the holidays are
Ellen and Norman Nelson, Kenneth
Peck and Paul Brown.
Elmer Hunt and son Claire were
business visitors in Hardman Mon
day. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Duvall and
son Winf red motored to Portland the
last of the week and visited at the
home of their daughter and son-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wicker
sham. Mrs. J. G. Johnson accom
panied them to Pqrtland and went
on to Corvallis to spend a few days
Mr. and Mrs. Claire Daugherty
have gone to Spokane to spend a
few weeks with relatives. They were
accompanied as far as Connell, Wn.,
by Mrs. Vester Lane who will spend
the( holidays with her parents.
Mrs. Elsie Beach and Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Beach and daughter Kay
left Monday for Phoenix. Arizona,
where they expect to spend the hol
idays with Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Ryan and Mrs.
Eslie Walker and children motored
to Arlington Friday afternoon where
Mrs Ryan took the train for Oregon
City to visit relatives until Tues
day. Mrs. Adella Duran has been ill at
her home here for the past three
T. W. Cutsforth, who has spent
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John Gavin, pioneer attorney of
The Dalles, was a Heppner visitor
Sunday. A friend of the late Sam
E. Van Vactor, he was interested in
seeing the original Van Vactor home
in Heppner. He recalled first coming
to Heppner a couple of years after
the big flood and has had occasion
to visit here many times since. He
has been a strong advocate of the
development of a port for ocean ves
sels at The Dalles and was looking
forward with interest to the initial
opening of the sealocks at Bonne
ville dam on the 27th of the month.
Francis Nickerson, U. of O. stud
ent and law major who has been
helping bring fisticuff laurels to his
alma mater and also taking a hand
in steering the destinies of the Em
erald, school paper, as night editor,
is spending Christmas vacation with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Nickerson.
Rod Thomson began a vacation the
first of the week from his position
with the local Union Oil company
plant, before going to Athena on
transfer to a similar position with
Miss Frances Wilkinson, student
at St. Mary's academy in Portland,
is home for the Christmas holidays
with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eye-Sight Spec
ialist of Pendleton, will be at the
HEPPNER HOTEL on WEDNES
DAY, DECEMBER 29th.
Bernard McMurdo is home from
his studies at Oregon State college
to spend the holidays at the home
of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. D.
Werner Rietmann was transact
ing business in the city yesterday
from the farm hi the lone district,
reporting a half inch of new snow
Carl Dietlaf was hauling mater
ials to his farm near town on Balm
fork the first of the week for the
construction of a new barn.
Joe Green, University of Oregon
student, is home from Eugene to
spend the holidays with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Green.
Don Turner is home from his stud
ies at University of Oregon to spend
the holidays with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. Turner.
Mrs. Walter Eubanks was in the
city Tuesday from the lone home.
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some time witn relatives in uus
community, returned to his home at
Salem last week. He was accompan
ied as far as Portland by Mrs. Or
ville Cutsforth and Edna Rauch
who returned home on Friday.
Miss Ruth Cowins, who recently
returned home from the Eastern
Oregon Normal school at La Grande,
spent the week end with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Allyn,
Woodrow and Wilma Tucker drove
to Umatilla and returned with Elsie
Tucker, teacher in the Umatilla
schools, who is home for the holi
By Wilma Tucker
The local basketball team met Ir
rigon on the opponent's floor and
was defeated with a score of 30-9.
The girls' gym class defeated the
seventh and eighth grade boys' gym
class in a game of volley ball with a
final score of 21-13. The girls will
be given a party as a reward for
Correction: The date for the high
school play, "Tiptoe Inn," has not
yet been set. The date previously
given was January 8.
Much to the disgust of the boys
the new curtains have been com
pleted and are now beautifying the
upstairs rooms as they wave merrily
in the breeze when windows are
The students are looking forward
to the Christmas vacation; they feel
that Pete Kinger will suffer from a
nervous breakdown if he does not
get a rest!
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Mrs. Peggy Aiken left yesterday
on her return to Oakland, Cal., after
spending several weeks here with
relatives and friends.
Cyrus Aiken and sister, Mrs. Chas.
Corder, of Portland visited over
Sunday at the home of their mother,
Mrs. Lillie Aiken.
Louis Gilliam is home from Ore
gon State college to spend Christmas
vacation at the home of his father,
Len L. Gilliam.
Rav and Walter Wrieht were
among folks of the Rhea creek sec
tion transacting business in the city
Miss Ilene Kilkenny is home for
Christmas vacation from her studies
at University of Oregon, Eugene.
Potted plants at all times, phone
1332; will deliver. 15tf
be yours till the
New Year's in
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