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Thursday, August 4, 1938
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Charles Vaughn motored to Ar
lington Monday evening to meet
Mrs. Vaughn who returned home af
ter a visit of a few days at Portland
following a vacation trip on which
she accompanied Mr. Vaughn to
Crater lake and coast points. Mr.
Vaughn returned home last Thurs
day evening and was among those
detoured over the ridge road be
tween lone and Lexington because of
the flood waters which blocked the
highway at Jordan.
Marion Oviatt drove Mark Merrill
to Toppenish, Wn., Tuesday evening
where Mr. Merrill went to see a sis
ter who is quite ill. Starting across
the river on the Alderdale ferry,
the ferry became stalled a short
way out for about an hour, and the
men had to help paddle to get it
back to dock. They then went on ti
the Patterson ferry. They returned
home yesterday evening.
Mrs. Margaret Kistler and two
children visited in Heppner the end
of the week, and departed the first
of the week with Mrs. Kistler's
father, W. P. Prophet, for Mt. Adams
to pick huckleberries. Mrs. Kistler
holds a position with relief direction
at Coulee City, Wash. Mr. Prophet
had visited here for several weeks
from his home at Yachats.
Mr. Hogan and Mrs. Smith, em
ployees at the W. H. French farm
in the mountains, were Heppner vis
itors yesterday morning. They re
ported that Mr. French fell on a
mountain trail while after the cows
one evening last week, sustaining
abrasions and bruises that were quite
painful. He was reported as getting
along nicely, however.
Morrow county friends have re
ceived with pleasure word of arrival
of Thomas Paul, 7 lbs. 10 oz., to Mr.
and Mrs. Hollis Bull of Condon at
Spokane on July 25. Mr. Bull, for
merly agent for Kerr-Gifford Co. in
Morrow county, is now manager of
Gilliam County Grain Growers
warehouse at Condon.
Mrs. Theo. Stone and Mrs. Jarvis
Chaffee were hostesses for a birth
day dinner at the Chaffee apart
ment Saturday evening honoring
Mrs. Norbert Peavy. Those present
included Mr. and Mrs. Peavy, J. L.
Gault, Mr. and Mrs. Stone, Ells
worth Chaffee, Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bray, old
time Heppner residents, were deliv
ering produce in the city Friday
from their farm at Umatilla.
Mrs. D. A. Wilson and mother, Mrs.
Jennie Elder, departed the middle
of last week for Bremerton, Wash.,
to visit relatives.
VISITING CANADIAN PUBLISHER GOES
THROUGH PRESS FREEDOM BATTLE
Having one's newspaper brought
under the iron heel of a popular dic
tator is no fun. So says Charles
Clark, publisher of the High River
(Alta., Canada) Times, who is visit
ing in Heppner with his brother,
Malcolm D. Clark, long-time mer
chant Mr. Clark's newspaper, unfortun
ately, was one of those who opposed
some of the Utopian schemes of Al
berta's Premier Aberhard, including
the fantastic $25 per person per
month social security plan. Though
this plan and three other Aberhard
ideas for making everyone prosper
ous have since been turned thumbs
down upon by the national domin
ion supreme court and the privy
council at London, newspapers which
opposed them were treated badly,
said Mr. Clark.
Aberhard was elected by a large
majority and his schemes found pop
ular approval, fantastic as they were.
Therefore, Aberhard was able to pass
extra-legal acts. One of these in
cluded establishment of a news cen
soring board. This board called un
friendly publishers on the carpet,
and Mr. Clark was made to appear
at Edmonton four times. In the heat
of the battle Aberhard partisans
started a boycott on the blacklisted
papers, making the going rather
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Becket who
were in the city from the Eight Mile
farm Friday morning reported a
very heavy rain at their place in
the storm of the evening before, but
little damage to grain was expected.
Harvesting operations had been dis
rupted momentarily, however.
Carl F. Bergstrom was in town
Friday from the Gooseberry farm.
The rain storm of the evening be
fore was reported to have hit heav
ily at his place, but the only damage
expected was that to summerfallow.
Soil in the wheat field had been wet
to a depth of seven inches.
R. C. Thompson, pharmacist from
Portland, is assisting at the Patter
son & Son store during the illness
of B. R. Patterson. Mr. Patterson is
confined for the second week at the
apartment in Heppner hotel and
Muriel Van Marter has been assist
ing with his care.
Frank Swaggart is over from the
John Day river ranch assisting with
harvest at the Lena place. He was
in town yesterday looking after bus
iness in connection with making
final proof on his homestead, Aug. 9.
Miss Phyllis Pollock, daughter of
Mrs. Glen Jones, has accepted a po
sition to teach the coming school
year at Everett, Wash. She has been
attending summer school at Belling
Logie Richardson left Friday eve
ning for Portland where he was
joined by other members of the fam
ily for a week's motor trip to points
on the coast, Oregon caves and Cra
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Bayless and
niece, Miss Vivian Hobbs of Rose
Hill, Va., enjoyed a motor trip last
week which took them to Crater
lake and northern California.
Arthur Ritchie, lone truck oper
ator, moved his scene of action to
the Heppner district the first of the
week after having helped to move
the crop into lone.
Mrs. Edward Green left this week
for her home in Portland after a
two weeks' visit at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Agnes Curran.
Ellsworth Chaffee of Spokane is
visiting at the A. J. Chaffee home.
He is a nephew of Mr. Chaffee.
Lost 2-yr. -old sorrel filly, figure
2 on left shoulder. $10 reward.
Frank Swagart, Lena. 21-22p
T,es Rmindv. local caroenter. made
a business trip to Hermiston yes
terday. The newspapers finally gained the
upper hand, through strong united
effort and when Mr. Clark left home
things appeared again to be resum
ing their course in favor of freedom
of the press. Most al Isubscribers
who quit the Times under heat of
battle had again subscribed, but Mr.
Clark opined that Mr. Aberhard was
still bringing forth tricks of leger
dermain that boded ill for the prov
ince. One of the principal effects of the
dictator's efforts to date has been the
discrediting of Alberta bonds from
a pre-Aberhard position of above
par to slightly more than 50 cents.
This unfavorable government finan
cial position is a black mark upon
the provincial credit entirely unde
served, for Alberta is the richest
province in the dominion, said Mr.
The publisher visitor reported crop
conditions in his section excellent
this season, with wheat yielding an
average of 35 bushels. Additional ec
onomic stability to the immediate
region is given by a large oil field
some fifty miles distant that pro
duces 7000 barrels a day and that on
a quota basis.
Mr. Clark had made a tr'p out to
Vancouver, B. C, on business, and
being "so near" Heppner he decided
to jaunt down for a week's call on
BOYS ENJOY TRIP
Max Schulz, Lawrence Wehmeyer,
Jimmy Johnston and Freddie North
rup had an interesting motor trip to
Portland this week. Northrup, for
mer CCC enrollee and helper at lo
cal restaurants, went on to San Frart
cisco. On the road the boys noted
that more than half the cars seen
were from Washington and Califor
nia, with a liberal proportion of oth
er foreign licenses. They expected
to see a wreck once when a four
wheel trailer swung into a bank.
Though it caused the car to swerve
considerably, the driver got things
straightened out without mishap.
Jantzen Beach, Columbia park and
the navy ships were given thorough
inspection, and the fire department
answering a false alarm added to the
thrilling sights. The climax of thrills
came, however, when Max rescued
his car a few minutes after it was
stolen. He had left the car parked
Gene Autry and Champion
Smiley Burnette, Colorado Hillbillies
The Old Barn Dance
A new high in merry-action-packed
musical westerns plus
LAUREL and HARDY in
Delia Land, Walter Woolf King,
Big game hunters, stalking the
Alps with an armful of mousetraps;
five smash tunes. "Yo-ho-de-o-de-lay-ee,"
"Cricket Song," "Mine to
Love," "I Can't Get Over the Alps"
and "Gypsy Song."
Shorts: "An Optical Poem," inter
preting Liszt's Second Hungarian
Rhapsody by means of color and ab
stract form; "Three on a Rope," 3
mountaineers scale the summit of
Mt.Baldy 8500 ft in the clouds.
Presenting the American debut
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
THE RAGE OF PARIS
Mischa Aucr, Helen Broderick,
Donald Duck Going Places
The Saint of New York
Out of the pages of Leslie Char
teris best selling mystery stories
comes a new idea in reform: It takes
a killer to get a killer. One of the
best of the recent mystery photo
Louis Hayward, Kay Sutton,
Also: "Glimpses of New Brunswick,"
a traveltalk that is both education
al and interesting;
"Music Made by Simple" by that
man Robert Benchley;
"Feed Em and Weep" with Our
WED.-THU., AUG. 10-11
There's Always a
Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell,
There's nothing absurder
Than solving a murder
Mid laughs by the score
And guffaws galore.
Shrots: Community Sing of Patriotic
Songs Come and Sing!
Comedy News of the Day
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wright (Hepp
ner) are invited to present this cou
pon for complimentary admissions.
Please use before August 12th.
1 HEPPNER, QBE.
with two of the boys in it. The boys
left the car a few minutes and in
the interim another fellow drove off
with it. Max saw the car going up
the street and jumped on the run
ning board. Finding a strange driver
at the wheel, he asked how come.
The fellow said he had a like car
parked about the same place and
had just made a mistake. The boys
detained the alleged thief about an
hour, but as no cop showed up they
let him go after taking his home ad
dress. Encountering a state police
man a while later, they gave the ad
dress to him and it was learned that
no such man lived at the address.
Max said he saw another car stolen
about 4th and Madison. The car was
leaving the curb when the owner
saw it going from a short distance
and rushed after it. Traffic lights
changed just after the car ffot oast
the intersection, and it disappeared
before the owner could catch up.
CHANGE IN TRAIN TIME
Effectve Aug. 1 and through en
tire month, Union Pacific branch
mixed train No. 329 Heppner to Ar
lington daily except Saturday and
Sunday, will leave Heppner at 8:30
p. m. instead of 9 p. m., connecting
with No. 17 Westbound and No. 18
Eastbound. No change in mixed train
No. 331 (Saturday only) leaving
Heppner 7:15, arriving Arlington
12:05 a. m.
To Assume Duties
J. D. Mickle, appointed director of
the State Department of Agriculture
at Salem, will assume his new du
ties next Monday, August 1. He suc
ceeds Solon T. White who recently
resigned to accept a position as state
coordinator for the Soil Conservation
The incoming director is widely
known in the state, having served
as dairy and food commissioner from
1913 to 1931 when he became division
chief in the then newly created de
partment. Prior to his public service,
Mr. Mickle was a dairv farmer in
Washington county for' ten years.
He is the retiring president of the
Western Association of Dairy, Food
and Drug officials.
Mr. White has been director since
March, 1935. In his new position he
will make his headquarters at Cor
vallis and work closely with the ex
tension service and the experiment
station. Dean W. A. Schoenfeld, F.
L. Ballard and White will make up
the state soil conservation committee.
During the term of his service in
foods and dairies work, Mr. Mickle
has been instrumental in obtaining
food products, bacteriology and feed-
SHIP BY TRUCK
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Daily Service Between
PORTLAND : THE DALLES : HEPPNER
and Way Points
Warehouse: KANE'S GARAGE Carl D. Spickerman, Agent
"PREVENT FOREST FIRES IT PAYS"
G. J. RYAN, Manager
DAILY MARKET SERVICE
North Pacific Grain Growers
Kerr-Gifford & Co.
Continental Grain Co.
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ing stuffs laboratories in the state.
These are considered essential safe
guards of the state's food supplies.
O Ten Years Ago
(Gazette Times, Aug. 9, 1938)
L. V. Gentry, prominent pioneer
citizen, passes at Hinton creek farm
home, Saturday, Aug. 4.
City passes ordinance to control
D. A. Wilson sets new local golf
course record of 36 for nine holes.
Charles Notson, student minister,
fills pulpit at Methodist church Sun
day. C. L. Sweek this week finished a
large new fireplace in his mountain
G. A. Howard, Red Cross swim
ming instructor, will have charge of
classes in swimming at American
Legion tank in Heppner beginning
Mrs. Paul M. Gemmell elected
state delegate to national American
Legion Auxiliary convention at San
New state highway stop signs ar
rive for placing on Main street
Phelps Funeral Home
Trained Lady Assistant
Phone 1332 Heppner, Ore.
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