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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (April 14, 1938)
Thursday, April 14, 1938
Charles Corder, Jr., arrived this
week from Portland and is visiting
local relatives and friends. He re
cently enjoyed a trip to Los Angeles
where he visited at the home of his
uncle, Jared Aiken. His father, who
a number of years ago managed a
warehouse here, is now connected
with a large shipping concern in
Portland which last year shipped
six million bushels of wheat from
Guests at the home of Mrs. Lucy
E. Rodgers this week are Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Cline of Seattle, Mrs. T.
N. Biglieri from San Francisco and
Ray Stevens of Joseph, called here
by the illness of Mrs. Ruth Stevens,
mother of the ladies and Mr. Stev
ens. Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, county school
superintendent, was prevented from
attending sessions of Inland Empire
Teachers association meeting in
Spokane last week, by illness of her
mother, Mrs. Ruth Stevens.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Belanger ar
rived home Sunday evening from
Hillsboro where Mrs. Belanger had
been for a week while attending
funeral services for her father, the
late J. H. Hensley.
Jack and David Hynd of Hynd
Brothers company were transacting
business in the city Monday, the
former from the Cecil ranch and the
latter from Rose Lawn ranch, Sand
R. B. Rice was crippling about on
a sore foot when in the city yester
. day from Artesian Well farm, the re
sult of stepping on a nail recently.
He said the injury was recovering
Mr. and Mrs. Alva Jones motored
to Portland the end of the week,
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. V. Crawford until return of the
Heppner band contingent from Eu
gene. Fred Hoskins was in the city Sat
urday from the Rhea creek ranch,
coming to town for the first time in
two weeks, having been confined at
home by illness in the interim.
Ruth Cowins arrived home yester
day to spend Easter vacation with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Cow
ins. She is attending Drapers' Com
mercial school in La Grande.
Joseph Belanger, county agent,
and Bert Johnson, county judge,
motored to Spokane Tuesday on bus
iness in connection with the North
Morrow Grazing district.
R. A. Bennett, grand chancellor
commander Knights of Pythias of
Oregon, was a visitor in the city
today. He was interested in reviv
ing the local lodge.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Merrill mo
tored to Yakima Tuesday in re
sponse to word of the death of a
sister-in-law of Mr. Merrill's.
The Past Noble Grand club will
meet at the home of Mrs. S. P. Devin
Wednesday, April 20. Sewing will
be the work of the afternoon.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Moore
in this city Wednesday morning, a
6y4-pound daughter. The young lady
has been named Anna Kay.
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eye-Sight Spec
ialist of Pendleton, will be at the
HEPPNER HOTEL on WEDNES
DAY, APRIL 20th.
Lode Richardson and V. R. Run-
nion were amona business visitors
in Pendleton yesterday from this
Mrs. U. S. Burt and daughter,
Miss Betty Burt, are in the city to
day from their home at Portland.
A. T. King of Kinzua visited over
Sunday at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. J. V. Crawford.
Lost Gold - faced lady's wrist
watch. Reward for return to this of
Apartment for rent. Mrs. Bonnie
Rod Thomson Saves
Tot from Drowning .
Little 2-year-old Claudie Pem
ington had a narrow escape from
death by drowning Monday morn
ing. While at play on the banks of
Willow creek at the Gale street
bridge, she fell into the murky wa
ters. Cries of playmates attracted
Rod Thomson and Billy Cox at the
Union Oil company plant, and oth
ers from close at hand, and Thomson
went waist deep into the water to
her rescue after the childs mother
had made a futile attempt to reach
First aid was given and the child
was rushed to the Morrow General
hospital near-by, where Dr. L. D.
Tibbies was present and gave further
treatment. Considerable artificial
respiration was necessary to revive
her. She is reported to be making
good progress toward complete re
covery. Claudie is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Tim Pemington. The family,
originally from Kentucky, arrived
here recently and have been resid
ing in a trailer house near the scene
of the accident.
FFA Speaking Finals
Coming Next Tuesday
Next Tuesday Jack Healy, the
winner of this district, will compete
against five others in the finals of
the state for the Future Farmers
public speaking contest. The title of
Jack's speech is "Over-Grazing on
Western Ranges." At 9 a. m. of this
date the six district winners will
speak on their selected topics at the
Imperial hotel in Portland; later the
same day the three best speakers of
these six will compete before the
Rotary club at the Benson hotel for
the state final. The winner will rep
resent Oregon in the regional con
test (11 western states) at Estes
Park, Colo., on May 30. More than
900 Future Farmers participated in
the elimination public speaking con
tests among the 48 chapters over the
The entrees are allowed to speak
on their topics for seven and one
half minutes; then they are ques
tioned by the judges for four min
utes. They are graded 40 on the
answering of these questions, 20
on content of speech, and 40 on
delivery of speech.
Teachers Attend Big
Spokane was the mecca for most
of Morrow county's teachers last
week when they attended sessions
of Inland Empire Education asso
ciation in lieu of the annual spring
institute, last Wednesday, Thursday
Alden Blankenship, local super
intendent, reports the meeting one
of the outstanding of its kind it has
ever been his privilege to attend.
Outstanding messages were given by
Dr. Ruth Alexander, economist, wri
ter and lecturer of Chicago; Dr. Ed
uard C. Lindeman, professor of so
cial philosophy, New York School of
Social Work, New York; Dr. Gray
son N. Kefauver, dean school of ed
ucation, Stanford university, and Dr.
George S. Counts, professor of ed
ucation, Teachers College, Colum
bia University, New York. Leading
educators of the northwest led the
many sectional groups which dis
cussed individual teaching problems,
Several luncheons, banquets and
other entertainment events added
to the enjoyability of the meet.
RECALLS FOREST OPERATION
When C. A. Minor, esteemed Mor
row county pioneer now of Mt. Ver
non, dropped into the Gazette Times
office Monday afternoon, the pres
ence of F. F. Wehmeyer, local for
est ranger, was inspiration for some
reflections upon his old-time opera
tions in the Morrow county forests,
Mr. Minor recalled that at one time
he and his brother, the late Oscar
Minor, operated 37,000 acres of deed
ed land and 100,000 acres of allotted
land within the local district. He
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largest amount . of such land ever
controlled by one operator. Head
quarters were made at the old Ham
ilton ranch where a large amount of
hay was produced, and fences kept
in good repair. "Riding out corners"
was a necessary part of Mr. Minor's
operation, some of the hardest to lo
cate of which he described to Mr.
Wehmeyer. A few , corners, those
township corner markers placed by
surveyors, he never did find, but
the majority he did locate, and his
description of locations was proof
of his familiarity with the larger
part of the local district. His grand
daughter, Miss Louise Minor, ac
companied him and they left for Mt.
Vernon Monday afternoon.
Hunters and Anglers
To Meet Monday
Mark Merrill, president, has is
sued a call for the annual meeting
of Morrow County Hunters and
Anglers club to be held at the Elks
hall next Monday evening, the 18th,
at 7:30 o'clock.
Many important matters of inter
est to everyone who has any in
terest in wild life will be discussed,
and an invitation is extended to
everyone whether a member of the
club or not. Mr. Merrill emphasized
that the club is interested at all
times in promoting out-door life in
accordance with the general wel
fare. Mr. and Mrs. Otheo Conover and
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Conover and
two children from Waitsburg, Wash.,
were Sunday visitors with relatives
and friends here.
Get results with G. T. want ads.
FIT FOR A KING
Joe E. Brown (the king of howl
arity), Helen Mack, Paul Kelly
THE JURY'S SECRET
with Kent Taylor, Fay Wray, Nan
Grey, Larry Blake
A man sits in judgment on his own
Satrday, April 16th 2 p. m. '
Charles Starrctt in "Cattle Raiders,"
comedy and cartoon
Just the program to make your
Easter as joyous as we
wish it to be:
Allan Jones, Judy Garland, v
Fannie Brice in
with Reginald Owen, Billie Burke
You'll be riding on a tidal
wave of joy!
Also: Beautiful traveltalk, "Natural
Wonders of the West," Pete Smith's
"Jungle Juveniles," Movietone News
Fight For Your Lady
with John Boles, Jack Oakie
Ida Lupino, Margot Grahame
Oakie the fixer with the deft touch
of an elephant sets everything riot!
Also: Disney's "Lonesome Ghosts"
and Community Sing with some
grand old favorites for you to vocal
ize! Wednesday-Thursday, April 20-21
with Walter Connolly, John Howard,
Jean Parker, Robert Barrat
Mighty drama in every scene!
Screen snapshots of the stars; color
cartoon, News of the Day
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bcamer (Hepp
ner) are invited to present this
coupon at the boxoffice for compli
mentary admissions. Please use be
fore April 22nd.
New Elks Officers
Take Over Duties
P. W. Mahoney took the reins of
leadership of Heppner lodge 358 B.
P. O. Elks, when he assumed the
duties of exalted ruler at installa
tion ceremonies last Thursday eve
ning. J. G. Barratt as grand exalted
ruler and J. V. Crawford as grand
esquire, were installing officers.
Other officers inducted were
James Farley, Jr., esteemed leading
knight; Joseph Belanger, esteemed
loyal knight; Kenneth Akers, es
teemed lecturing knight; Loyal R.
Parker, secretary; . Hubert Gaily,
treasurer; D. A. Wilson, trustee;
Norton Lundell, tyler; F. W. Turner,
alternate delegate to grand lodge;
E. H. Miller, esquire; F. W. Turner,
chaplain; Bert Kane, inner guard;
Harold Buhman, organist.
In addition to the installation cer
emonies, honorary life memberships
were granted to D.. A. McAtee, W.
K. Corson and Frank Engelman in
recognition of many years' member
ship. TYPING CONTEST SET
The typing department of the lo
cal school will be host Saturday to
representatives of high schools from
Wheeler, Gilliam, Morrow and the
north end of Umatilla county, also
Ukiah and Pilot Rock, who will
compete in a typing contest. Chas.
Peterson of Portland will direct the
competition. Teams will be entered
in two divisions, amatuer and nov
ice, with pennants awarded winning
schools, and ribbons going to indi
vidual winners. It is hoped to de
to petitions to bar the operation
of Seines, Pound Nets,
and Other Fixed Gear
from the Columbia River
YOU WANT TO . . .
Throw hundreds of Oregon citizens out
of work and onto relief rolls;
Damage the State's third largest industry;
Take a large annual income from Oregon
farmers and business men;
Hand over a monopoly of a vast public
resource to one organization.
ON THE BASIS ...
Of false, misleading and entirely untrue
charges and claims.
KEEP OREGON MEN
and maintain happy Oregon homes!
Oregon Seine and Pound
ELMER BEEBE, Pres.
velop this contest into an annual
divisional contest with various
schools represented taking turns in
John Lane Cracks 125
John Lane cracked 125 birds
straight at the local traps Sunday to
provide the outstanding feat of the
season to date, and he with P. W.
Mahoney 25, and Dr. A. D. McMur
do 24, turned in a team score of 74
for the day's round in the Oregonian
telegraphic trapshoot. Individual
scores recorded for the day were:
150 birds, Ralph Jackson 125.
125 birds, John Lane 125.
100 birds, A. D. McMurdo 98, P.
W. Mahoney 97, V. Kane 77.,
75 birds, C. C. Carmichael 64
50 birds, A. A. Reihl 49, Chas. Lat
ourell 44, H. E. Warner 42, Tom
25 birds, Ray Rice 21, E. O. Fer
guson 21, A. Chapin 20, C. A. Kane
19, M. Cummings 14.
Found near the J. I. Hanna ranch
one dark suit case, containing pair
of blue denim pants and jumper, red
bandana handkerchief, several pairs"
of work socks, 2 check books on
Klamath Falls bank, one suit of un
derwear, one pair of trousers, one
package containing underwear.
Owner may have same by calling
at Sheriff's office.
Dance at Lexington grange hall,
Saturday night. Music by Estes or
chestra of Pendleton.
Net Fishermen's Assn.
H. K. PARKER, Sec'y
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believed the allotted land was the