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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, April 14, 1938
Published by the Journalism Class
of Heppner High School
Since local school athletic activ
ities were practically at a stand
still last week as a result of the va
cation, a few ditties picked up while
traveling here and there during the
time off at the educational institu
tion are forthcoming.
Jack Morton, freshman enrollee
at Newberg, who moved to that city
from Heppner a short time ago,
purchased himself an expensive pair
of baseball shoes with the intention
pf turning out for the Newberg
school baseball nine, but three weeks
have passed since he loosened up
with the money for the cleated shoes
and he has yet to report for prac
tice . . . his periods will have to be
changed before he can turn out, and
he says he just hasn't had time to
see about the alteration . . . Jack
admits that it's doubtful if he' can
keep in shape should he take up
baseball ... his doubtfulness is
based on the fact that the town of
Newberg happens to be the home
of a confectionery that slings to
gether the best milk shake found
anywhere ... a dose of syrup and
milk, plus five scoops of ice cream,
to start the drink on its way, and
after thoroughly mixed, two more
dippers are added ... by this time
the glass is almost overflowingly
filled . . . here is the odd part about
.the concoction . . . the price is 10
Bill Nelson, former grade school
student, who now makes his home in
The Dalles, is being groomed for a
backfield position on the Indian
gridiron eleven ... he has played
in the line at the center spot for the
last two years ... his ability to punt
was the cause of Coach Beryl Hod
gen's shifting him, but it seems
doubtful, according to Dalles critics,
whether his speed is sufficient to
merit his holding down the quarter
back place . . . spring practice is in
full swing at The Dalles with Hod
gen, who resigned as coach there but
is finishing out the year, instructing
the inland sea-port boys with the
pet stuff that Mark Temple of Pen
dleton will give them next fall when
he takes over Hodgen's job . . . suc
ceeding Temple at Pendleton is By
ron Haines, a Bend product, who
spotlighted himself with his spark
ling play at University of Washing
ton as all-coast halfback two years
Henry E. Tetz's Adams District 13
basketball champions picked some
of the "bests and worsts" they ran
up against in the season just passed
... an all-opponent first team in
cluded H. Fox, Thurston; Wether
ell, Arlington; Jones, Athena; Giesy,
Amity, and Young, Condon . . . The
second team, Arnold, Odell; Jenkins,
Athena; Van Marter, Heppner;
Stanley, Pilot Rock, and K. Fox,
Thurston . . . game most wanted to
win (in order named), Athena, Ar
lington, Amity the preceding game
order indicates that beating Athena
and Arlington counted more to them
than did winning from Amity at the
state tournament best game played,
Athena, Arlington . . . best man
played against, Giesy, Amity Jones,
Athena . . . Best referee, Piluso,
Wienel and Heniges . . . best gym,
Willamette at Salem, Pendleton Jr.
High, and Heppner . . . poorest gym,
Athena, Pilot Rock and Echo.
"This is the doggondest club I've
shot all year; if you miss one, you're
lost," said Al Rhiel, professional
trapshooter and gun and ammuni
tion salesman for the Remington
Arms company, who shot a 49 at the
local shoot last Sunday after break
ing 48 at the Pendleton shoot an
hour or so previous to shooting here,
making his total for the day 97 out
of a possible 100 . . . Rhiel's mark
for the day, however, was tied by
one Heppner man and topped by two
more . . . Phil Mahoney cracked a
97, Dr. McMurdo, the veteran sharp
shooter, hit 98, and John Lane, the
club's sharpshooter, broke 131
straight ... in reality his record was
125, but he took six shots with one
of Rhiel's demonstration guns, which
were added to the aforementioned
total . . . added to this 131, the 42
that Lane broke the previous Sun
day brings his total score to a con
secutive 173 . . . if all of Heppner's
sharpshooters, including Tom Clark,
Charlie Latourell, L. Van Marter,
Earl Warner, and others already
mentioned, were hitting their stride,
the Heppner club would be a tough
one to beat.
Heppner to Meet Condon
This coming Friday at 3:15 the
Heppner Mustangs will meet the
veteran Condon Blue Devils at the
Rodeo field in the first home game
of the season. This should be a very
close game with ' the hard-hitting,
smooth-fielding Condon team ex
changing blows with a powerful but
rather erratic Hgpner nine.
Arlington Takes Opener
The Heppner Mustangs lost their
opening baseball game by the close
score of 10-7 against the Arlington
Honkers at the river city Tuesday.
Up to the fifth inning Heppner led
the game and at that time the score
was 6-1 in the Mustang's favor. But
then the tide turned, and due to
countless Heppner errors, Arlington
pulled ahead 8-6 and in the follow
ing inning netted their final two
Heppner got one in the first, five
runs in the fourth inning, and the
final run in the sixth inning, netted
by Richard Hayes' home run.
Drake pitched good ball during the
first four innings, but due to fatigue
and errors on the part of the field
ers, Arlington was able to get their
runs. Worden pitched in the sixth,
striking out one batter and forcing
the other to ground out to short stop.
Wetherell for Arlington pitched good
ball, with the exception of the fourth
In Past Years
1 Year Ago . . . Heppner returned
home Tuesday with a 4 to 3 victory
over the Arlington Honkers. It was
the first game (technically speak
ing) of the season, since we forfeited
the Umatilla game because of the
use of an ineligible player.
5 Years Ago . . . The afternoon of
Good Friday will be a school holi
day. The Monday following, there
will be no school, because a teach
ers' insttiute is being held at Lex
ington. 10 Years Ago ... All ciics term
papers were ordered to be handed
in last Friday in rough form. Mr.
Burgess preferred to present any
corrections before they are typed
and made into book form.
Fifth Grade News
The fifth grade is getting ready
for the school Open House (April
The fifth grade had its regular
During our recent vacation. Mary
Lou Ferguson motored to Eugene
with the band students, and Betty
Marie Coxen went to Echo.
Seen Here and There at Eugene
The boys in the Armstrong car
slept four in a bed at a hotel in
John Crawford wanted to stay in
a sorority while at Eugene; at least
he got to the front door.
Arlene wanted to swim; but Van
said she couldnt, because it was the
Cal Crawford was on time for the
contest; there weren't any stopped
clocks to watch.
Kemp Dick found that he was $6.50
short after passing through the city
limits of Cascade Locks at fifty
miles per hour.
Our idea of a lazy man is one who
sang "Moonbeam, Kiss Her For Me!"
Jackson Gilliam: "I have an idea."
Clayton Wright: "Beginner's luck."
Howard Patton: "Why is the Na
tional Biscuit Company financing an
Margaret Browning: "They want
to get some new designs for their
Edna Hughes: "Can you imagine
anything worse than a giraffe with
a sore throat?"
Delsie Mae: "Sure, a centipede
"Have you got your notes written
on your handkerchief?"
"And have you your textbook
concealed in your hat?"
"And did you make arrangements
to sit behind Fred where you could
see his paper?"
"All right, let's go on to that civics
Take a Scotch tip: Stay at home
and let your mind wander.
Mr. Bennett: "Floyd, can you tell
me one of the uses of cow hide "
Floyd W.: "E, yessir. It keeps the
Mr. Knox: "If you substract four
teen from a hundred and sixteen,
what's the difference?"
Guy Moore: "Yeah, I think it's a
lot of foolishness, too."
Fore-warned is fore-armed. Please
don't ask Milton why he was wad
ing in the mill race as it might prove
They tell us Laura Warfield en
joyed the trip to the Willamette
Park. I bet you can't guess who she
Worry, worry, everybody wants
to know why Irena was so excited
Of all the nicknames, Kemp Dick's
is the best "Speed Demon Dick."
We're wondering if Jack Merrill
has caught up on his sleep yet. Evi
dently Jack caught spring fever.
PLAN READY FOR
The wheat crop insurance program
of the new AAA farm act will be
officially launched at a national
meeting to be held at Omaha April
19, which will be attended by state
leaders in wheat growing states
west of the Allegheny mountains.
Secretary Wallace will address the
gathering, and his speech will be
carried that day over the National
Farm and Home Hour, being heard
on the west coast at 9:50 to 10:15
o'clock in the forenoon over the
NBC Blue network.
A general explanation of the crop
insurance program will be made at
the Omaha meeting. Those who will
direct the program in the . various
states will remain over for a second
day, when a school of procedure will
A similar meeting for Oregon and
Washington has been called for Pen
dleton late in May, probably on
May 17 and 18. Details of this meet
ing will be announced later.
Announcement is expected in the
near future of hearings to be held
on proposed establishment of mar
keting agreements and orders for
handling the 1938 potato crop.
Agreements were maintained in cer
tain late areas last year and were
reported so successful that a recent
conference of producers and officials
in Washington recommended that
they be extended to all major com
mercial areas this year.
Under the proposed plan, Malheur
county, Ore., would be included in
the Idaho and Utah potato regions.
A new northwestern area would in
clude all of Washington, the remain
ing counties of Oregon, and Siskyiou
and Modoc counties in northern
Fair and reasonable wage rates
to be paid sugar beet laborers, as one
of the conditions of benefit payments
to growers under the sugar act,
have just been announced by the
AAA. Oregon sugar beet sections
have been grouped with those in
Nebraska, Colorado, southern Wy
oming, South Dakota, Utah and Ida
ho in determining the rates to be
Linn to Have "Five Year Plan"
Albany A "five year plan" for
Linn county agriculture has been
worked out as a result of the recent
county economic outlook conference,
reports County Agent F. C. Mullen.
The program, to be backed by the
extension service, calls for emphasis
on seven definite major projects.
These are dairy herd improvement,
small seed improvement, strawberry
production, pasture and hay im
provement, sheep management and
breeding, management of turkey
breeding flocks, and weed control.
The goal in club work will be im
provement in all phases, with the
4-H program tied in with the county
agent program wherever possible.
Poisoning Said Best for Gophers
Dallas For pocket gophers, which
have begun their spring activity in
clover and alfalfa fields, poisoning
is usually considered more satisfac
tory than trapping, says County
Agent W. C. Leth. Poisoning takes
less time, because if no new dam
age is noticed it is unnecessary to
go back to look at traps, and the
over-head investment in traps can
be saved. The poison recommended
by the U. S. biological survey is
powdered alkaloid strychnine, dust
ed on fresh green clover leaves and
set in the main runways. Alfalfa,
potatoes, carrots or parsnips may
be used if clover is not available.
Evidence seems to show, however,
that the gophers are easier to poison
with the same food they have been
feeding on regularly, Leth says.
CARD OF THANKS
Our sincere thanks and apprecia
tion are extended to the many kind
friends for their expressions of sym
pathy at the time of our bereave
The Rasmus Family.
FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for the office of County As
sessor subject to the will of the Dem
ocratic voters at the Primary Nom
inating Election to be held May 20,
(Paid Adv.) EDW. D. CLARK.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
I will be a candidate for the Re
publican nomination for the office
of County Commissioner at the Pri
mary Nominating Election, May 20,
1938. My record is your guarantee,
and my experience is your protec
tion. GEO. N. PECK (Incumbent)
I will be a candidate for the Re
publican nomination for County
Commissioner in the coming Pri
mary Election, and if nominated and
elected my former experience in the
office will enable me to give you the
very best of service. I will appreciate
your support. Respectfully,
G. A. BLEAKMAN,
(Paid AdV.) Heppner, Ore.
I will again be a candidate for the
office of County Treasurer on the
Republican Primary Ballot, May 20,
1938, and ask for your support.
In past elections my democratic
friends have written my name in on
their primary ballots, thus making
me their candidate also, a manifes
tation of friendship that I greatly
I solicit the support of all voters
and hope that I have proved myself
worthy of the confidence reposed in
me. LEON W. BRIGGS,
FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR:
I will be a candidate for the nom
ination for the office of County As
sessor at the Democratic Primary
Nominating Election, May 20, 1938.
If nominated and elected I will
continue to serve to the best of my
(Paid Adv.) THOMAS J. WELLS.
A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Sara Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
Abstract & Title Co.
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Feters Building, Willow Street
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your new or old wheat, see
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Representing Balfour, Guthrie ft Co,
J. 0. Turner
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
Dr. Raymond Rice
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
First National Bank Building
Office Phone 523 House Phone 823
J. LOGIE RICHARDSON, Mgr.
Roberts Building - Heppner, Ore.
P. W. Mahoney
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow St. Entrance
J. 0. Peterson
Latest Jewelry and Gift Goods
Watches - Clocks Diamonds
Expert Watch and Jewelry
, First National Bank Building
Dr. Richard C. Lawrence
Modern equipment including X-ray
for dental diagnosis
Extraction1 by gas anesthetic
First National Bank Building
Phone 562 Heppner, Ore.
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLDG.
Rec. Phone 1162 Office Phone 492
W. M. Eubanks
KERR, GIFFORD & CO., INC.
on Heppner ' Branch
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Farm Sales and Xdvestook a Specialty
405 Jones Street, Heppner, Ore.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW '
First National Bank Building
Peterson fir Peterson
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
U. S. National Bank Building
Practice In State and Federal Courts
General Line of Insurance and
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Phone 62 lone. Ore.
A Home for the Aged
Home-like care and surroundings
with graduata nurse in constant
charge. Inquire for rates, Including
room and meals.
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