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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 4, 1938)
Jordan Flooded by
Waters of Storm
Ending Heat Wave
Rain Preceeds Hail
to Save Grain
By Margaret Blake
Last Thursday the heat wave of
the past few weeks ended with
electrical storms and heavy rains. A
rain about 4:30 in the afternoon was
followed by another at 6:30 in which
there was a good deal of hail.
The center of the storm seemed
td be north and west of Jordan Sid
ing. Water coming down the Smouse
canyon did considerable damage at
the Laxton McMurray ranch which
is farmed by Fred Pettyjohn. It is
thought that the first rain softened
the standing wheat enough to save
it from serious damage by the one
The highway was under water near
the old Lindsay place and rocks and
other debris from every little gully
and canyon from lone to Jordan
were left on the highway. Men were
stationed to route traffic over the
hills so that no traffic troubles re
Harvest through the path of the
storm was delayed for a day or two
and summer fallow was beaten down
so that it will have to be worked at
once to prevent blows.
Mrs. H. E. Yarnell returned on
Saturday night from a visit of three
months in Connecticut and Ohio.
Lois Grim, who has been employed
at the lunch counter in Jacks, has
returned to her home at Medford.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmo McMillan came
up from their home in Salem Satur
day. Mr. McMillan returned home
Sunday while Mrs. McMillan will re
main for a longer visit at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ritchie are
the parents of a son born at Heppner
Sunday. Mrs. Ritchie suffered from
compications following the birth of
the baby but is reported better. Her
sister, Mrs. Melvin Knapp, has come
from Portland to be with her.
J. O. Kincaid and Mrs. Jennie Rix
were Hardman visitors on Monday
where Mrs. Rix visited a brother-in-law.
I. R. Robison has purchased the
house on the Standard Oil property
and plans to move it to his home site
at a later date.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Drake and fam
ily are moving to Heppner where Mr.
Drake is employed.
Topic club will hold its study
meeting at the home of Mrs. M. E.
Cotter Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Fay McNabb of Lyle,
Wash., were business visitors here
Seymour Wilson of Huntington
Beach, Cal., is here looking after
A. M. Zink and June Gorton of
Portland arrived at the E. C. Heliker j
home Sunday for a visit.
Chas. Hudson, who has been here
while the wheat on his farms was
being harvested, went to Pendleton
Rossbelle Perry returned home
Wednesday from Eugene where she
has been working since completing
her years studies at U. of O.
Mrs. Opal Cason of Portland is
spending her vacation with her
mother, Mrs. Lana Padberg.
Miss Anita Baumgardner of Port
land is a guest at the Frank Engel
William Simpson who has been at
the E. J. Blake ranch, returned to
his home in Portland Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Morgan, Jr.,
are moving into the H. O. Ely house
on Second street.
New books have been added to the
pay shelf of the local library through
gifts of Mrs. Bert Mason, Mrs. Hugh
Smith, Mrs. C. F. Feldman and the
lone American Legion auxiliary.
They are "Northwest Passage," Ken
neth Roberts; 'Tish Marches On,"
Mary Roberts Rinehart; "The Nut
meg Tree," Margery Sharp; "The
Turning Wheels," Stuart Cloete,
and "Action at Aquilla ," Hervey Allen.
Danielle Darrieux, glamorous star of the French cinema, who makes
her American film debut in Universal's "The Rage of Paris." Miss
Darrieux speaks almost perfect English and is considered one of the
world's most beautiful actresses.
Silas Harris, Civil
War Veteran, Dies
Silas Harris, wearer of the Blue
in the Civil war and a pioneer of
the Parkers mill district in this
country, was buried on Tuesday last
week at Freemont, Mich., according
to word received by Frank W. Tur
ner from the son, H. A. Harris. The
war veteran had been sick but a day
previous to his passing, and died
quietly, the word stated. '
Mr. Harris resided in Heppner for
a short time after leaving the old
homestead which he farmed near
Parkers mill for many years, and he
left here several years ago. He was
one of the last remaining Civil war
veterans to reside in this county and
was for many years a member of the
local G. A. R. post.
Shipment of six carloads of cat
tle from the local yards to the Port
land market Saturday evening
marked the continued movement
started several weeks ago. Shippers
included Chance Wilson, Monument;
J. D. French, Gurdane; Bill Carter,
Long Creek, and Ben Cox, Heppner.
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Jack Slocum Injured
In Fall from Hay Load
Jack Slocum received painful in
juries last Saturday when he fell
from a load of bundled hay under
the team pulling it at the J. G. Bar
ratt farm. One of his teeth was
knocked out and his lip was badly
cut, while injuries were received to
his shoulder and back. He was
knocked unconscious when he
Apparently the accident was caus
ed by the hay starting to shift as he
was hauling the last load from the
field where he was assisting in har
vest. He was brought to town imme
diately for treatment and placed in
LIVESTOCK MARKET UP
Sheep and cattle were both quot
ed 25 cents higher at Heppner yes
terday. Hugh Smith, sheep buyer,
reported that offers of $6.25 for fine
lambs and $6.75 for blackfaces were
being made. Most offers being made
are on basis of eastern shipment,
making the local lamb market about
the same as the Portland market, he
I. Skoubo Breaks
Arm in Thresher
By Maryetta Thomas
Ingaard Skoubo who got his arm
caught in a threshing machine belt
Saturday was taken to Pendleton to
the doctor and he will remain in
Pendleton for about two weeks. His
arm was broken in two places.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Brown and Mrs.
B. Shannon spent Thursday in Her
miston. Mrs. Ray Brown left Friday for
La Grande where she will visit with
her daughter, Mrs. E. Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Allen arid Mrs.
Crystal Barlow and daughter Chloe
returned Saturday from Wallowa
lake where they spent several days.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Baker and Mrs.
E. Shannon spent the week end at
Wallowa lake. Mrs. Shannon spent
it with her husband who works at
Mr; and Mrs. E. T. Messenger and
daughter Lois left Saturday for Los
Angeles where they will visit rela
tives. Margaret Myers left Saturday for
Pendleton where she will spend the
week end visiting with her sister,
Mr. and Mrs. L. Root and Mr. and
Mrs. E. Barlow and daughter Carma
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Thursday, August 4, 1938
motored to Athena Sunday where
they visited Vernon Root.
Mildred Ayers left Sunday for
Portland where she began Monday
with her nurse's training at St Vin
John Partlow motored to Pendle
Don Strobel and Pauline Strobel
left Sunday for Athena where their
home is. They were visiting here for
a few daye.
Tom Hartley of Touchet visited
at the H. B. Thomas home Monday.
He was on his way to Salem.
Stanton Hadley returned home
from Stevens, Wash., Monday. He
had been visiting with McDermitts.
Miss Norma Gibbons who was at
tending summer school at Eugene
returned here Saturday where she
will remain until her school starts
Naomi Black of Corvallis accom
panied Miss Gibbons up here and
she will visit on the project for a
Mrs. E. Cramer of Klamath Falls
spent Saturday visiting at the F.
MISSION SOCIETY TO MEET
Women's Foreign Missionary so
ciety of the Methodist church will
hold its regular meeting, Tuesday,
August 9, at 2:30 p. m., in the base
ment of the church. This is the day
for mite box offerings.