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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (May 26, 1938)
Thursday, May 26, 1938
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Gaily, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Rippee and Mr. and
Mrs. Tim Rippee enjoyed a picnic
on Ditch creek Sunday, and the
pooled fishing efforts of the gentle
men netted eleven nice trout. They
returned down Rhea creek and while
fishing on the O'Connor place Mr.
Gaily ran across his first rattlesnake
in the wilds of Morrow county, a
small one that crossed the path just
in front of him and the small Rippee
boy who was with him.
E. J. Merrill was in town this
morning from the ranch near Hard
man. He is convalescing from a nine
months' illness. Mrs. Merrill, who
also has been ill for some time, is at
a local hospital. Mr. Merrill expect
ed to go to Portland soon for treat
ment of his eyes which are affected
Ty the illness.
Pat Hart who came to Morrow
county about thirty years ago and
who left here some twenty years ago
is in the city superintending the job
of sanding desks at the school, being
located at Pendleton with a con
tracting company. He has enjoyed
:greeting many old time friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernor M. Sackett of
Salem arrived in the city yesterday
to spend several days on business
and to visit with their many friends
Tiere They announced that Mrs.
Sackett's mother, Mrs. Mary A.
Notson, has taken residence at the
Mann home in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Morton and son
Jack spent the week end here from
their home at Newberg, making the
trip especially to attend graduation
exercises at the high school at which
Miss Arlene received her diploma.
She accompanied the family home
to Newberg Sunday.
David Hynd and sister, Miss Annie
Hynd, were in town Saturday from
the Sand Hollow ranch. It was Miss
Hynd's first visit to town in several
months. They took in "Snow White"
at the theater and Miss Hynd heard
the school band play for the first
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Anderson and
Mrs. Oscar Borg of Portland were
here over the week end to attend
high school graduation exercises for
Paul McCarty, nephew of Mr. and
Mrs. Anderson, and La Verne Van
Marter, nephew of Mrs. Borg.
Mr. and Mrs. John Turner arrived
the first .of the week from Baker to
visit Morrow county relatives and
friends while Mr. Turner is enjoy
ing a two weeks' vacation from his
postiion with Union Oil company
A. Hackenbarth , of Echo was a
Saturday visitor here. He makes der
elict horses into fox feed at the Uma
tilla county town, and with Ad
Moore was contacting prospective
sellers of these animals.
Fred McMurray was a business
visitor in the city yesterday from
the farm near Hermiston. Fred is
now taking off his crop of new po
tatoes which he supplies to the lo
Gus Williamson spent several days
in town the first of the week from
the R. A. Thompson ranch, enjoying
a short vacation before leaving for
the mountains with the Thompson
Mrs. Oscar Peterson of lone has
been at the home of Mrs. Leta Babb
here for the last ten days suffering
from pleurisy. Her condition is re
ported as improved.
P. J. Curran, north Lexington
chicken raiser, was transacting bus
iness here Saturday. He announced
that he expected to move to North
Misses Shirley Smith and Cecelia
Nordstrom, high school teachers,
departed Sunday for their respective
homes at Hillsboro and Birkenfield.
Helen Phelan of Portland is vis
iting this week at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Phelan.
Fred Pigg, internal revenue in
spector of Pendleton, was a visitor
in the city Tuesday.
Mrs. Lottie Scherzinger has started
considerable 'improvement work on
her place on Rhea creek.
Cecil Sargent was a visitor in the
city Tuesday evening from the lone
CCC'S Take Place
Of FFA'S in Kitty Ball
Won Lost Pet.
McNeill 3 1 .750
Kleinfeldt 3 1 .750
FFA-CCC :.. 2 3 .400 ,
Richardson 1 4 .200
Friday, May 27 Keinfeldt-Mc-Neill
Wed., June 1 Kleinfeldt-CCC
Fri.- June 3 McNeill-Richardson
Mon., June 5 McNeill-Richardson
Major developments in the kitty
ball league since last report was sub
stitution of a CCC team for the FFA
boys who dropped out because of
scattering of players at the close of
school. The CCC boys made their
debut last night in a 11-7 win over
the Richardson team.
Five games were played since last
report two weeks ago. An upset oc
curred on Friday the 13th as pre
dicted when McNeill league-leaders
lost to Kleinfeldt. Kleinfeldt won
again from FFA on the 16th. The
Richardson-McNeill tilt scheduled
for the 18th was postponed on ac
count of rain and will be played
Monday, June 5. FFA lost to Mc
Neill's outfit last Friday, and the
Richardson gang won their first and
only game to date Monday when
they defeated Keinfeldt. CCC's win
over Richardson last night accounts
for the games so far. Only four games
remain to be played, schedule of
which is given above.
Edmund Hirl Dies
After Year's Illness
Funeral services were held from
St. Patrick's Catholic church yester
day for Edmund Hirl, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Phil Hirl of Lena, who died at
St. Vincent's hospital in Portland
Saturday following a year's illness.
He had been in Portland since last
November. Rev. Father Healy offi
ciated at the services and six friends
of the deceased were pallbearers.
They were Eddie Kenny, Jerry Bros
nan, Bernard J. Doherty, Wm. Do
herty, Frances McCabe and John
Doherty. A large concourse of rela
tives and friends attended and the
floral tribute was profuse. Inter
ment was in the Vinson cemetery
Edmund Joseph Hirl was born on
the farm of his parents near Lena
in this county February 21, 1907, and
his entire life was spent here. Grow
ing to manhood on the farm, he be
came on expert with cattle and for
several years assisted at the Hepp
ner Rodeo. He married Miss Lorene
Heath in this county in June, 1936,
and to them was born a son Phillip
Edmund, who with the widow sur
vives. Also surviving are the par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hirl; brother
Charles; sisters, Mrs. W. E. Frances
and Mrs. Vere Hale; half brother,
Willie Ruddy, and half sister, Susan
Mr. Hirl's father, a native of Coun
ty Gonegal, Ireland, came to this
section fifty years ago and has been
a citizen for 37 years. Pat Doherty
of Vinson, a cousin who was here for
the funeral, crossed on the same boat
with Mr. Hirl.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Troedson mo
tored, to Boyd last Sunday to at
tend the Marvel reunion. Geo. Mar
vel, the father of the family, is liv
ing at the age of 94 years. While his
body is somewhat crippled, his mem
ory is still very good. His children
were all present as follows: Mrs.
Molly Atkinson of Portland, Arthur
of Boyd, Frank of Roosevelt, Char
ley of Rock Creek, Mrs. Nellie Chap
man of Cascade Locks, Mrs. Ruth
Greenlee of Monmouth, Mrs. Char
lotte Odkisson of Boyd and Ray of
Friend. Lots of grandchildren were
present and one great grandchild. A
potluck dinner was enjoyed by all
Gazette Times, Heppner,
and in the afternoon ice cream was
served. Earl Weatherford, a long time
friend of the Marvels, gave an in
teresting talk, speaking highly of
Mr. Marvel and the Christian in
fluence he had shed over others.
CANADIAN VISIT ENJOYED
Mr. and Mrs. John Anglin returned
Sunday from a two weeks' vacation
on which they visited Mr. Anglin's
mother at Seattle and also went on
north to Vancouver, B. C. Mr. "An
glin found his mother, an octogenar
ian, enjoying quite good health. An
outstanding impression of the trip
was the courtesy received at the
hands of Canadian people. On cross
ing the border, Canadian customs
officals were pleasant and courteous
and made no attempt to ransack lug
gage. Their attitude was contrasted
to that of American customs officials
on the return who were curt and in
sistent upon seeing everything the
luggage contained. Vancouver resi
dents seemed everywhere solicitious
about them. Many more bicycles and
horses were evident in the Canadian
city than in any American cities they
had ever seen.
PNG Club Has Tea;
Grange News Given
(Willows Grange Reporter)
Officers and members of Bunch
grass Rebekah P. N. G. club served
dinner and supper in the lodge hall
on election day, May 20th. In the
afternoon a business meeting of the
club was held at which time the
members decided on having a tea,
also on selling aprons and conduct
ing a grab sale on the next meeting
date, June 24th.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Stefani, Mr.
and Mrs. Jason Biddle and Mr. E.
C. Heliker of the lone community at
tended the sale at Monument Satur
day, May 21. Bob Runnion of Hepp
ner was auctioneer.
The June meeting of Willows
grange Home Economics club will
be held at the home of Mrs. Peter
Timm near Pendleton on June 3rd.
Mrs. Timm became a member of the
club before moving from Morrow
county. A good attendance is ex
pected by members and friends of
the H. E. club. A picnic potluck
dinner will be served at noon.
Willows grange held their business
meeting for May in the hall at Cecil
Sunday afternoon, May 23. Interest
ing agricultural talks were given by
a number of the members who at
tended recent meetings in Pendleton
and Arlington. Joe Belanger, county
agent from Heppner, and Dick
Wightman, Smith-Hughes instructor
from Arlington, were present and
talked on agricultural topics, 4-H
club work and summer schools. They
also conducted a weed killing dem
onstration on the Krebs farm imme
diately after the meeting adjourned.
Mary Lindsay was elected as al
ternate delegate to state grange at
Klamath Falls in June. Vida Heliker
was elected to serve the grange as
lecturer the remainder of the year,
as the former lecturer had resigned.
Willows grange is invited to bring
its candidates to Lexington for the
first and second degrees which will
be conferred by Lexington on Sat
urday night, May 28th.
The business meeting of the grange
was preceded ,by preaching ser
vices conducted by Rev. Hinkle,
from 11 a. m. to 12. He will preach
again in the hall at Cecil on June
26th from 11 a. m. to 12, after which
pot luck dinner will be served and
Willows grange will hold business in
Tubes Tested Free
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
Big Crops, Lower
Price Index Seen,
OSC Report Says
Prospects for a bumper crop in
most instances, coupled with steadily
receding price indexes for major
commodities, characterize the agri
cultural situation and outlook as just
reported in the current circular is
sued by the office of the extension
economist at Oregon State college.
The general level of prices re
ceived by farmers in the country as
a whole was, on April 15, down to
94 percent of the 1910-1914 average
level. This is two points under the
level of a month previous and 36
points below the level of April, 1937.
In Oregon the mid-April general
level of farm prices stood at 64 per
cent of the 1926-1930 average, a de
cline of one point for the month pre
vious and 29 points from the peak in
Potatoes, apples, eggs, butterfat,
wheat and wool show the heaviest
drops from the 1926-1930 price levels,
while hay, barley, hogs and beef
cattle are in a better postion rela
tively, although these are also from
20 to 25 points under the base period.
Horses, which show a price level of
125 percent of the base period fig
ure, are the only major item of farm
production maintaining a strong
A winter wheat crop of about 754
million bushels was forecast by the
government on May 1. This compares
with the 685 million bushels pro
duced in 1937 and a ten-year aver
age of 546 million bushels. The
spring wheat crop has not been offi
cially estimated but conditions are
generally favorable in the principal
spring wheat areas.
Stocks of hay are high in the
country and the condition of pastures
and ranges is generally good, espec
ially in the western range states
where moisture conditions have been
the best in many years. Excellent
pastures have been reflected in rec
ord seasonal increases in milk pro
duction, even though the number of
milk cows on farms is little, if any,
greater than last year.
Copies of the printed report on
the agricultural situation and out
look may be obtained from any
Forage Plant Strains
Forecast as Important
Strains of grasses and clovers will
be the next big development in the
forage field, predicts E. R. Jackman,
extension specialist in farm crops.
"Just as we have one kind of wheat
for a long season, another kind for
a short season, a variety for an arid
section and another for a humid sec
tion we are going to see strains of
orchard grass, for example, for va
rious conditions," said Jackman.
"The same will be true of timothy
and other grasses."
European plant breeders haev al
ready developed super pasture
strains and some Oregon farmers
are planting the best of these for
seed production. Engbretson broth
ers of Astoria, Evan Gheen of On
tario and Ivan Etewart of Donald
are all making plantings of these
improved pasture strains this season.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
The farmer's own exchange. All arti
cles to be offered for sale should be list
ed with FRANK W. TURNER, clerk of
sale, immediately. Opportunity is af
forded everyone to turn surplus Live
stock, Farming Equipment or other
chattels into CASH.
V. R. RUNNION, Actioneer.
I wish to sincerely thank members
of both the Democratic and Repub
lican parties for the vote of confi
dence given me at the Primary Nom
THOS. J. WELLS.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all our friends
for their kindness and sympathy,
also for the beautiful flowers at the
time of our recent bereavement.
Mrs. Thomas E. Grabill
Miss Maude King, grade school
teacher the last year, departed Sun
day for Echo to visit relatives, ex
pecting to go on to her home at
Simsboro, La., for the summer.
Partners of the Plains
with Bill Boyd
One of the most entertaining of the
Hopalong series plus
Life Begins at 40
Will Rogers - Rochelle Hudson
Richard Cromwell - Jane Darnell
Disney's "Boat Builders"
A Yank at Oxford
starring ROBERT TAYLOR
An American campus rooster winds
up in a British Doghouse but watch
this Yankee Doodle go!
Our Gang Comedy
Romance in the Dark
Gladys Swarthout - John Boles
America's singing sweetheart and
her two rollicking Romeos!
Betty Boop Cartoon
Four Smart Dogs
Wednesday-Thursday, June 1-2
Bringing Up Baby
Cary Grant - Katharine Hepburn
Charlie Rugglcs - Barry Fitzgerald
May Robson - Walter Catlctt
Rain, snow or sunshine you'll laugh
and like it!
Disney's "The Moth and the Flame"
News of the Day
Mr. and Mrs. Pete McMurtry and
Glenn are invited to present this
coupon at the boxoffice for compli
mentary admissions. Please use be
fore June 3rd.