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Hot Lunch Fund
By MARGARET BLAKE
Last Friday evening the grade
school put on its annual program
and carnival to raise funds for the
hot lunches which are served at the
school daily during the winter
months. The program consisted of
singing, dancing and dialogue num
bers. The first and second grade
rhythm band made its first public
appearance and was greatly enjoyed.
After the program the various car
nival booths were well patronized
and the affair netted around $75.
Mrs. Lana Padberg who has been
quite ill is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Melgrim and son
John, accompanied by Miss Cleo
Robison of Grandview, Wash., ar
rived Saturday to visit R. L. Camp
bell and Robert Wainwright who
have been conducting religious ser
vices here for several weeks. They
returned home Sunday.
The Womens Topic club met at the
home of Mrs. M. E. Cotter Saturday
afternoon for its social meeting.
Hostesses with Mrs. Cotter were
Mrs. Victor Rietmann, Mrs. Dorr
Mason and Mrs. E. R. Lundell.
Bridge was in play at five tables.
High score was won by Mrs. D. M.
Ward and consolation by Mrs. Inez
Freeland. Guest prize went to Mrs.
Frank Lundell. Delicious refresh
ments were served.
The Past Noble Grand club meet
ing announced for next Friday af
ternoon has been postponed until
Tuesday, March 29.
Eugene Newlin has come from Se
attle, Wash.,' to assist his mother,
Mrs. A. Newlin, in repairing the
house she recently purchased.
Mrs. Dixon Smith visited at Walla
Walla last Thursday and Friday.
Mrs. Earle B. M. Wright and Mrs.
Everett Keithley of Baker are vis
iting at the home of their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Grabill. Mrs.
Keithley recently underwent an op
eration for the removal of a goitre
and has recovered rapidly.
Robert Smith and daughter Bon
ita visited Mr. and Mrs. Dan O'Hara
at Kinzua last Sunday.
Mrs. J. W. Howk anh children of
Condon visited relatives here Sun
day. , . y
Mrs. Jason Biddle who recently
had a goitre operation, in Portland,
is recovering nicely and will be at
the home of her sistere-in-law there
for a few weeks before returning
The Auxiliary of the American
Legion will hold a tea and bazaar in
their room in the Legion hall Sat
urday afternoon, April 9.
The Portland Journal of Tuesday
carried an item from Washington,
D. C, giving the names of Oregon
postmasters nominated by President
Roosevelt. The name of the local
postmaster, Mrs. Ruby Roberts, was
John and W. F. Honey were busi
ness visitors here from their homes
at Gresham this past week end.
Mrs. Roy Brown spent Saturday
and Sunday with Mrs. Elmer Bald
win at Heppner.
"Mose" Gambill of Eugene was a
visitor here for a few hours Satur
day. He lived here about fifteen
years ago and was looking over this
part of the state with a view toward
making Arlington hts home in case
he decided to make a business
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rietmann
were Pendleton visitors Tuesday.
Last Sunday a group of friends
gathered at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Ball to celebrate the
birthdays of Mrs. Ball, Mrs. Diantha
Akers and Mrs. James Lindsay.
Guests were the P. C. Peterson,
Ralph Ledbetter, James Lindsay, J.
H. Bryson, E. C. Heliker, J. W.
Schlevoight and H. E. Yamell fam
ilies and Cecil Thome.
Mrs. O. E. Peterson who has been
quite ill at her home, is able to be
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Botts have
moved to Milton -Freewater where
Mr. Botts has work.
Fred McMurray of Hermiston was
The Full Gospel Assembly of lone
is in the midst of an old fashioned
revival meeting with Evangelist L.
W. Suter of Houston, Texas. He has
announced some subjects ahead,
such as, "The Devil's Wife," "Your
Death Certificate is Signed Already,"
"Sentenced to be Hanged," "The
Great Disaster Coming on the
World in the Near Future," and
"The Worst Woman in Town." Ser
vices every night at 7:30 except
Monday. Bring your burdens and
carry away a smile.
Willows grange H. E. club met
at the home of Marie Ledbetter for
an all day meeting. Business session
was presided over by Chairman Vida
Heliker. Anna Ball, Mary Lindsay
and Veda Eubanks, a visitor of the
club, drew lovely birthday gifts
from the Polly Anne box. The after
noon was spent doing fancy work.
Interesting talks were given by the
visitors, Alta Cutsforth, Bernice Bau-
man, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Palmer.
A delicious lunch was served by the
hostess. The next meeting, April 15,
will be at the home of our state H.
E. chairman, Mary Lundell.
Willows grange will hold then
regular business meeting at Cecil
Sunday, March 26, at 1:30 p. m. H. E.
C. chairman will call a short meet
ing for club ladies. Each member is
urged to bring another member not
attending regularly. Pot-luck dinner
Held at Boardman
By LA VERN BAKER
The schoolmasters' meeting was
held in Boardman Monday evening.
The dinner was given by the P. T.
A. An innovation at this meeting
was the invitation of women teach
ers. A program was given in the au
ditorium after the dinner.
Missionary meeting was held at
the home of Mrs. E. T. Messenger
last Wednesday afternoon. The main
event of the evening was the elec
tion of officers. Mrs. J. F. Gorham
was elected president, Mrs Lay,
vice-pesident, Mrs. Neal Bleakney,
Miss Jeanne Bauer spent the week
end in Portland where she visited
her mother who is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Parson spent
the week end visiting in Portland.
Mr and Mrs. Delbert Mackan have
a new baby daughter. Her name is
Carol Darlene and she was born in
the Hermiston hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Petteys are
the parents of a new baby girl. Her
name is Beverly Arlene. She was
born in the Hermiston hospital.
Mrs. Pete Slavin was taken to the
Pendleton hospital Thursday where
she will remain for a few days. She
had a serious cold.
Ted Wilson spent the week end in
Salem where he attended the state
The dredge started working at
Umatilla Monday morning. Warren
Dillon and Ed Skoubo are going to
A St. Patrick's dance was given in
the grange hall Thursday evening.
Music was by the Troubadors and
a fair-sized crowd attended.
The high school girls attended a
play day given at Lexington Friday
afternoon. The girls motored over
in cars and it was the first play day
they had ever been invited to. The
Lexington girls had the cafeteria and
favors carried out the St. Patrick's
The Boardman high school invited
the Irrigon and Umatilla high schools
down to a party which was held
Friday evening. The evening was
spent playing games, program, re
freshments and dancing. It was the
third annual party to be held.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Gorham, Mar
dell Gorham and Clara Mae Dillon
motored to Pendleton Sunday.
Warren' Dillon, Virginia Compton
and Ed Skoubo spent Sunday visit
ing at the McKenzie home in Uma
tilla. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ford and
family have moved on to the Mead
place in the east end.
Mr. and Mrs. McDonald have
moved to the old Hunt place where
they will live for a short time
Mr. and Mrs. Rothenberger of
Portland visited their son, J. Rothen
berger, here over the week end.
A party was given in the grange
hall on Thursday evening for Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Kruse and the A. B.
Blacks and family A pot-luck din
ner was served at 7:30. Both fam
ilies are former residents of Board
man. Mr. end Mrs. Miles who live on the
east end have a new baby boy.
Miss Grace Baker who has been
Gazette Times, Heppner,
IF THE GRASS SHOULD PERISH
FAMINE WOULD DEPOPULATE WORLD
By F. F. WEHMEYER
As our gaze wanders about it
shows that the hills and dells are
turning that beautiful emerald shade
that verifies the calendar's state
ment that this week marks the be
ginning of spring. We brag boast
fully of our industries but few peo
ple remember that we are still a pas
toral people and that the larger half
of our own United States is given to
the pasturage of livestock. The
meaning of grass will never be so
eloquently, beautifully and com
pletely covered as by a former con
gressman from Kansas, John J. In
galls: "Next in importance to the divine
profusion of water, light and air,
those three physical facts that render
existence possible, may be reckoned
the universal beneficenct of grass.
Lying in the sunshine among the
buttercups and dandelions of May,
scarcely higher in intelligence than
those minute tenants of a mimic wil
derness, our earliest recollections are
of grass, and when the fitful fever
is ended, and the foolish wrangle of
the market and the forum is closed,
grass heals over the scar which our
descent .into the bosom of the earth
has made, and the carpet of the in
fant becomes the blanket of the dead.
"Grass is the forgiveness of na
ture her constant benediction.
Fields trampled with battle, satur
employed at the Oasis left for her
home in Freewater for a short visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams of Athena
visited F. Martin over the week end.
Joseph Soltzman of Ohio is visiting
his uncle, H. B. Thomas, for a short
time. He has been visiting in Cali
fornia. Mrs. Ella Blayden returned Wed
nesday from a visit in New Ply
Mr. and Mrs. Truman Messenger
of Lexington have moved onto the
E T. Messenger farm near town.
They will live there this summer.
Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Harry Ingals
of Hood River visited at the G. A.
Corwin home over the week end.
Start at Irrigon
By MRS. W. C. ISOM
Rev. C. H. Slaughter of Hood
River is holding meetings at the
Pentecostal church this week. Spec
ial music is being furnished by M.
L. Kelly and L. Friend who accom
panied him from Hood River.
Miss Bowling spent the week end
Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Jones and
family were dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Ruker Sunday.
Mrs. Ruth McCoy and son Chase
of Imbler motored down Sunday for
a visit with her mother, Mrs. Jose
Word was received Sunday from
Mrs. Geo. Rand who is in the Port
land hospital. She is recovering and
is being moved to the home of her
son, Earl Rand, in Portland Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Arnburg vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. Wilson on Butter
The Nimble Fingers 4-H sewing
club met with their leader, Mrs. W.
C. Isom Saturday afternoon. Ten
members were present and a very
profitable afternoon was spent.
Mrs. Ella Clark of Eugene is vis
iting her daughter, Miss Irene Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. Harr are again in the
Tubes Tested Free
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
ated with blood, torn with the ruts
of cannon, grow green again with
grass, and carnage, is forgotten.
Streets abandoned by traffic be
come grass grown, like rural lanes
and are obliterated. Forests decay,
harvests perish, flowers vanish, but
grass is immortal. Beleagured by the
sullen hosts of winter it withdraws
into the impregnable fortress of its
subterranean vitality and emerges
upon the solicitation of spring. Sown
by winds and by wandering birds,
propagated by the subtle horticul
ture of the elements which are its
ministers and servants, it softens
the crude outlines of the world. It in
vades the solitude of deserts, climbs
the inaccessible slopes and pinnacles
of the mountains and modifies the
history, character and destiny of
nations. Unobstrusive and patient,
it has immortal vigor and aggression.
Banished from the thoroughfares and
fields, it bides its time to return and
when the vigilance is relaxed or the
dynasty has perished it silently re
sumes the throne from which it has
been expelled but which it never
abdicates. It bears no blazonry of
bloom to charm the. senses with
fragrance or splendor, but its home
ly hue is more enchanting than the
lily or the rose. It yields no fruit in
earth or air, yet should its harvest
fail for a single year famine would
depopulate the world."
F. Leicht cabins. Mr. Harr is em
ployed on the dredge which began
Miss Elinor Walton passed away
last Tuesday after several months'
illness. Interment was in the Tou
chet cemetery Thursday.
Mrs. Chas. Vanderlinde visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elroy
Lamoreaux, last week
Mrs. Tom Caldwell entertained
at Sunday dinner honoring her
daughter, Mrs. Joy Smith, and son,
Mrs. Don Kenny and Mrs. Earl
Isom were joint hostesses at the
Kenny home Wednesday afternoon
when they entertained the Pep club.
James Warner is visiting relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kendler, Sr.
and daughter Mary, Mrs. George
Kendler, Jr. and daughter ' Yvonne
of Umatilla, Mr. and Mrs. Rex
Moses and Mr. and Mrs. Don Isom
and baby visited at the W. C. Isom
The Irrigon high school students
and teachers were entertained at a
party at Boardman Friday night,
given by the Boardman high school.
Rev. and Mrs. Geo. Alcorn, Mrs.
Nora Wilson and Mrs. Tom Caldwell
attended a fellowship meeting at
Walla Walla Wednesday and Thurs
day. Mr. and Mrs. E. Bediwell of Sun
nyside, Wn., visited his parents from
Thursday until Saturday
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(For Annual American Legion.
Auxiliary Americanism Con
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nings from which may be traced the
origin and evolution of the flags of
2. What do flags, generally speak
3. What besides war achievements
does the Flag of the United States
represent? Name four definite things.
4. What flags were used before the
Continental Congress adopted the
Flag of the United States?
5. Describe the first distinctive
Flag indicating a union of the col
onies. 6. When and where was the Flag
of the United States adopted?
7. State the resolution adopting
the Flag and designate the part of
the resolution that means the most
and tell why.
8. What were the 13 original
9. Tell the story of the writing of
"The Star Spangled Banner" and
write your favorite stanza of this
10. Name the parts of our Flag
and tell what each symbolizes.
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