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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 23, 1937)
Published by the Journalism Class
of Heppner High School
Editor Sybil Howell
Assistant Editor Irena McFerrin
Pinto Points Paul McCarty
Guess Who?- Bethal Blake and Scott
Have You Ever?. Alvina Casebeer
and Joe Aiken
Sports John Crawford
Personals, Howard Patton and Mil
Ten Years Ago Emery Coxen
Humor Thomas Gonty
Team Loses to Fossil
The Heppner basketball team lost
its first league game at Fossil, Sat
urday night, 27-14. The superior
condition of the Fossil team proved
to be the deciding factor in the de
cisive victory, as they ran the Mus
tangs ragged in the last half to -core
thirteen points to Heppner's four.
The half-time score was 14-10 in
favor of the Wheeler county lads.
The Heppner team was pleasantly
surprised when they found that the
new Fossil gym was larger than the
local one and with a higher ceiling.
"The King's Courtship," a comic
operetta given by the combined boys'
and girls' choruses of the high school,
was successfully presented to a large
and enthusiastic audience last Fri
day evening. , The amusing antics
of the jester, Donald Bennett, and
the king, La Verne Van Marter,
were very commendable and ap
pealed to the audience.
Support White Christmas
Along with all the fun of receiv
ing and sending gifts and writing
letters to Santa Claus, let us give
our support to the senior class in
helping to sponser the White Christ
mas. Each of us has been asked to
bring either food or clothing which
someone would be only too glad to
receive. Let us remember in doing
this that there are those less for
tunate than we. Many hearts will be
gladdened and the load made lighter
for those whom we help in this small
way. Give with a willing heart and
remember: "It is more blessed to
give than to receive."
Margaret Doolittle motored to
Paul McCarty spent the week end
Lloyd Burkenbine spent the week
end in Milton-Freewater and Pen
dleton. While returning from the basket
ball game at Fossil, Milton Morgan
had the misfortune to overturn his
car. He was accompanied by Mrs.
Morgan and several basketball play
ers. Nobody was injured.
1 Year Ago ... A Social Hour with
a large attendance was held in the
gym from nine o'clock till eleven,
with the Home Economics club fur
nishing the refreshments. . . . Gol
dendale defeated the Heppner five
with a score of 34 to 28. Fred Hos
kins led the scoring with 10 points,
and La Verne Van Marter was next
with 8 points.
5 Years Ago ... A contest was
held by the classes for writing the
most original songs. The Frosh were
given first place by the song "Loy
alty." composed by Eleanor Adkins.
The seniors received second place
with the song "Memories," composed
by Hazel Beymer. The juniors re
ceived honorable mention with a
song written by Annabel Turner.
10 Years Ago . . . School was to be
dismissed on Friday but they, the
teachers, surprised the students by
dismissing them on Thursday.
Eighteen girls turned out for the
girls' basketball team.
Can You Imagine
Several freshmen going to the
discussion "Success in College"?
A certain group of boys organiz
ing a bachelors' club? Tsk! Tskl
Mr. Peavy writing with a type
writer; or chewing gum?
HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER; OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 1937
The Oregon High School Athletic
association- at its annual meeting,
December 30, will come forth with
decisions on two problems that are
of direct interest to Heppner ath
letic followers. On that board's re
port hinges whether or not La Verne
Van Marter, Mustang center, will
be eligible for further competition in
athletics this forthcoming . second
semester. In his sophomore year, he
was the victim of an illness that was
entirely unforseen, and although go
ing out for basketball when a fresh
man, he competed in no games. The
board's other decision having direct
contact with us concerns the status
of Hermiston, whether it is a class
"A" or "B" school. According to
some theories, Hermiston has been
an "A" school for the last two years,
but has not declared itself as such
However, a protest was' made, as
they have been playing, for the most
part, in "B" competition, and last
spring reached the finals in a "B"
district basketball tuornament. It
really puts the Bulldogs on the spot
for should it be declared as possess
mg an A rating, riermiston wm
probably be placed in one of the
toughest basketball districts in the
state, thaf ot District 2, composed of
Pendleton, Mac Hi, The Dalles and
Hood River. Although Hermiston
has beaten the first-named of that
foursome of schools, Pendleton can
hardly be termed as the class of that
Three boys on the local basket
tossing squad, Doug Drake, Bill Bar
ratt and La Verne Van Marter, can
each hold a basketball in his right
hand. Among local notables visiting
his home town during the Christmas
holidays is Francis "Tiger" Nick
erson of the University of Oregon.
Tiger says he is in for a vacation of
abstainment from such tempting di
versions as this present period of
fers to the young man of the pres
ent generation ... a scrapping mem
ber of the university boxing team,
Tiger meets the 135 pound repre
sentative of the Chemawa Indian
school shortly after vacation ... his
condition must be one of top shafie
as the Indian boys have a reputa
tion of being able to give as well as
take. The task of being athletic man
ager is evidently a job of undesir
able proportions, as Harold Arm
strong has taken over the reins for
merly held, by Harry Tamblyn . . .
not since the days of Paul Phelan,
who was a three-year man in that
capacity, has a manager been found
who stayed the entire year and
worked consistently through the per
iod covering the four sports spon
sored by this school.
Have Yoti Ever
Noticed Florence Becket trying
to get a line upon Paul McCarty?
(Is it jealousy?)
Seen Anna Marie making eyes at
Wondered why Bud Blakely wants
to know what kind of a chisel Jack
Heard that certain girls would like
to use the high school telephone to
make their dates?
Heard that Laura Warfield likes
Heard the rumor that Donnie Ben
nett is in love?
Seen or heard of Mr. Buhman's
ideal trombone section?
Heard one of Lloyd Burkenbine's
Heard about the college life yet?
Wondered what Jack Morton will
give Pat Dooley for Christmas?
Thought that Betty Robinson likes
A self-styled reformer was watch
ing a trench being dug by modern
methods. He said to the superin
tendent: . "This machine has taken jobs from
scores of men. Why don't you junk
that machine and put one hundred
men in that ditch with shovels?"
The superintendent promptly re
torted: "Or better still, why not put
a thousand men in there with tea
spoons!" There had been a train wreck and
one of the two traveling teachers
felt himself slipping from his life.
"Good-by, Tom," he groaned to
his friend. "I'm done for."
"Don't say that, old man!" Bput
tered the English professor. "For
heaven's sake, dont end your
l tl a nrafrt6ltinn
Jeanne Hays: "Call for me tonight
Rufus Hill: "O. K. What Umell
you be ready?"
"What does the C. L 0. stand for!"
"It doesn't stand. It sits down."
"I turned the way I signaled, said
the lady indignantly, after the crash.
"I know it," retorted the man.
That's what fooled me."
Waiter: "Are you Hungary?"
Broker: "Yes, Siam."-
. Waiter: "Den Russian to the table
and Til Fiji!"
Broker: "All right, Sweden my
coffee and Denmark my bill."
"Now that we are married, perhaps
I might venture to point out a few
of prour little defects,' said a man
"Don't bother, dear." replied his
wife. "I'm quite aware of them.
Those defects prevented me from
getting a much better man than you
Dick Wilkinson went into a sad
dlers shop and asked for one spur.
"But why only one spur?" asked
the puzzled clerk.
Replied Dick: "Well, if I can get
one side of the horse to go, the oth
er will go with it."
Mother: "I don't think the man
unstairs likes Johnnie to play his
Mother: "Well, this afternoon he
gave Johnnie a knife and asked him
if he knew what was inside the
Harold Armstrong: "Those people
over my neaa are sometimes very
trving. They were jumping about
and banging the floor till after mid
night last Monday."
Landlord: Did they wake you
Harold: "No, I hadn't gone to bed
Landlord: "Working late, I sup
Harold: Yes, I was practicing on
my saxophone." -
Rhea Creek Grange
Installs New Officers
The Rhea Creek grange members
met on Friday night with a big clam
feed followed by the installation of
new officers. Ed Rugg was installed
as master; overseer, Floyd Worden;
chaplain, Hannah Anderson; lec
turer, Floy Akers; assistant stew
ard, Ben Anderson; steward, Frank
Parker; gatekeeper, Clark Stephens;
secretary, Tacie Parker; treasurer,
Eva Wright; Ceres, Ruth Bergstrom;
Pomona, Pearl Wright; Flora, Mil
dred Wright; lady assistant stew
ard, Marjorie Worden- and execu
tive committee, Fred Akers, Orrin
Wright and Frank Parker. Pearl
Wright was installing officer.
Louise Anderson is spending the
Christmas holidays with her mother
in Eight Mile.
Joyce Carlson is home for the hol
idays. Both Miss Anderson and Miss
Carlson are attending O. S. C. at
Ed Bergstrom underwent an op
eration Saturday morning. At latest
reports he was getting along nicely.
The grange held its Christmas
tree program Tuesday night. Treats
of candy and nuts were enjoyed and
plays and recitations were put on
by the Eight Mile and Liberty
schools. Santa appeared after the
program and handed out the pres
ents to all who were there.
A Christmas tree program was
held at the Volby Lutheran church
on Wednesday evening, lhe pro
gram was put on by the Gooseberry
and Rocky Bluff schools.
IONE WINS TWICE
Both first and second lone townie
basketball teams won their clash
with teams from Echo on the lone
maple court Saturday night. First
team score was 34 to 27, and second
team score, 30-28. Fred Hoskins,
manager of the neighboring city
lads, felt especially jubilant over the
victories when in town Monday, as
Echo has a team of first string vet
erans only beaten twice before in
Read G. T. Want Ads. You way
find a bargain in something needed.
AAA Checks Moving
To Farmers for '37
AAA payuwnts to Qwon farmers
for carrying out provision of the
133T arivvifrursd wvrvation pro
gram are U to lx well in ex
cess of $UWQ by Christmas, even
though wrtivb few counties
iU Hay hml in the distribution
by Uul Unwv it is announced by the
t tripJ A offk at Oregon State
The first twfc schedules of pay
ments cleared through the Portland
branch of the accounting office in
cluded 97 checks totalling $43,452,
distributed to farmers in five coun
Wallowa county received the larg.
est number of checks in these early
distributions, when 186 farmers re
ceived $23,194. Marion county was
next with 92, Polk county 88, Jack
son 8L and Yamhill 50.
Checking applicatoins for payment
is being carried on rapidly now so
that approximately two schedules a
week are being cleared through the
Corvallis office, says N. C. Donald
son, executive secretary. Some 25 -
000 applications are' expected under
the 1937 program.
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