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Thursday, February 16, 1939
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Down 215 Feet
By MARGARET SCOTT
F. J. Toomey, resident engineer
for the PWA project, spent the week
end in Portland. Mr. Bushnell, trav
eling engineer, was here two days
last week inspecting the PWA well
which has been drilled down to 215
Albert Truman White, who was
born December 19, 1879, at Moun
tain Home, Ark., passed away in a
Portland sanitarium February 5,
1939 after an illness of short dura
tion. Funeral services were held at
the Christian church Wednesday,
February 8 with Holman & Lutz,
funeral directors of Portland, in
charge. The service was conducted
by Rev. C. F. Trimble and three
songs were sung by a quartet con
sisting of Frances McMillan, Trina
Parker. Harvey Miller and John
Miller, with Dona Barnett at the
piano. In spite of the bad weather
conditions, many friends attended
the rites to pay their last respects,
to this old-time resident and there
were many beautiful lforal offerings.
Out-of-town relatives attending the
funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. B
White of Portland, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
White and family of Pilot Rock,
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Sibley of Pen
dleton, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
White of Hermiston.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Steagall have
named their baby daughter Patricia
Mr. and Mrs. Gus McMillan have
returned to their home after spend
ing several weeks visiting in Port
land, Hillsboro and Carlton.
Jim Wren spent last week in Portland,
The four' older children of Mr. and
Mrs. Wilbur Steagall have whoop-r
ing cough. They are staying at the
Ralph Scott home.
Mn and Mrs. Archie Padberg and
family were Hermiston visitors Sun
day. Mrs. Allstott returned to her
home with them after spending a
week here. '
Church services will be held at
7:30 p. m. Snuday evening.
Golda Leathers, Mrs. Ladd Sher
man and baby daughter Sally Lee
returned home from Portland Sun
At the last meeting of the school
board Ladd Sherman was elected
superintendent of the local school
for next year to fill the vacancy left
by the resignation . of Wm. Camp
bell. Patricia Jewell also resigned
as high school teacher. The teach
ers of the grade school will be up
for consideration at the next board
Miss Patricia Jewell was a house
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Breslin at
their Heppner home over the week
Guests at the Wm. Smethurst
home last week were Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Hall of Rawlins, Wyo., Mrs. L.
A. Countryman of Gerber, Calif.,
Mrs. Pearl Stevens of Salem, Mr.
and Mrs. Clay Phillips of Kinzua,
Wm. Hall of Oakland, and N. S. Hall
, of Pendleton.
Louise Hunt entertained a group
of her friends with a Valentine party
at her home Monday evening. Games
were played and refreshments of
sandwiches, cakes, ice cream and
cocoa were served.
George Tucker was visiting friends
and relatives here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf of Beaver
ton were guests at the home of Mrs.
Metcalf s sister, Mrs. Wm. D. Camp
bell, over the week end.
Mrs. Carl Whillock and daughter
Sandra Kay have returned to their
G. J. Ryan, O. M. Scott, B. H.
Peck. O. W. Cutsforth, Rev. C. F.
Trimble and Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Saling attended a wheat meeting in
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Steagall are
the parents of a daughter, Patricia
Jean, born last Thursday Morning
at the Corda Saling home in Hepp
A. M. Edwards and Bert Thorn
burg returned to their work at Lind,
Wash.. Monday morning after spend
ing several days at home due to cold
Ladd Sherman was a week-end
visitor in Portland. Mrs. Sherman
and baby daughter returned home
with him Sunday evening.
There will be a box social at the
Leach hall Friday evening, Feb. 24,
at 8 o'clock. This is to be sponsored cies could this improved price have
by the C. E. society. A program will
be presented and a social hour en
joyed. Please keep this date open
and every lady is requested to bring
Union Sunday school at 10 a. m.
Sunday at the Christian church. C.
E. at 6:30 ar church services at 7:30
at the Congregational church.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. McMillan and
Sam have returned to their home
here after spending the winter in
been secured by our farmers.
After grange Bernice Bauman led
in a series of games for an hour.
B. H Peck.
By Jerrine Edwards
The Lexington Jack Rabbits de
feated the Heppner Mustangs on the
home floor Tuesday evening of last
week by a score of 33 to 19. The
Lexington team made four baskets
before Heppner made any. At the
half Lexington was leading 23 to 7.
Never once during the entire game
did the Heppner team have more
points than Lexington.
With three of their first team
members ill, the Lexington grade
school team was defeated by Hepp
After having defeated the Irrigon
Comets on Wednesday by a score of
20 to 15, the Umatilla Vikings won
by a score of 29 to 19 over the Lex
ington Jackrabbits on Friday eve
ning. This game was very exciting
with a score of 16 to 15 in Umatilla's
favor at the half. The winning of
this game gave the league trophy
to the Umatilla team. Irrigon is in
second place in leage standings, and
Lexington is in third place.
March 25 has promise of being a
great night in Lexington. That is
the date for the school carnival,
which is expected to be one of the
most gala events of the school year.
Everyone is invited to attend. Come
and have a good time.
A new staff for the school paper,
"Rabbit Tracks," has been chosen.
The staff is as follows: Editor, Doris
Scott; assistant editor, Doris Pad
berg; business manager, Maxine
Way; sports editor, Dan Dinges;
activities editor, Jerrine Edwards;
humor editor, Henry Rauch, and
grade news, Erma Scott. This paper
is printed every two weeks and has
proven to be an interesting project
for the student body.
At the court of honor for the
Heppner and Lexington troops of the
Boy Scouts of America in the Lex
ington school auditorium last Mon
dav night, several awards were
made by O. E. Hoover, scout execu
tive of Walla Walla. These awards
included tenderfoot and second
class badges and service stars. Those
who received tenderfoot awards
were Uari ana amy marquarat.
Clyde Edwards and Claud Way,
Carl Marquardt, Joe Way and Billie
Nichols received second class
awards. Those who were presented
with service stars were Carl Mar
qardt, Joe Way, Albert Edwards and
Billie Nichols. The decision for the
first aid contest was given the Lex
ington troop by the judges who were
Ladd Sherman of Lexington, Mr,
Hoover of Walla Walla and a man
chosen by Heppner.
The last home basketball game
will be played on Friday evening
The last game of the season wu.
be at Arlington Monday night
Lexington grange held an instrue
tion meeting Saturday evening,
House bill 283 which imposes a fine
of from $15 to $50 and from 10 to .30
days' jail sentence for permitting
animals to run at large, or trespass,
was rejected as being too severe
We have a suitable herd law, which
provides for impounding and dam
ages. Why clutter up our statute
books with unnecessary laws?
At the Pendleton meeting Satur
day it was learned that the AAA
administrator, Mr. Evans, was earn
est and anxios to have the present
program left to function, without
any drastic changes. The present
program is unique in that it pecu
liarly fits into the needs and neces
sities of the northwest wheat grow
ers. Of the eighty-odd million
bushels of wheat exported this crop
year from the U. S., around twenty'
five million have come from the
northwest, and while the Commod
ity Credit corporation was paying
us .67c per bushel at tidewater,
cargo of Argentine wheat sold for
58c per bu. and one from the U,
at 57c delivered at Shanghai. Only
through cooperation with our agen
By MRS. CLAUD COATS
The Yellow Jackets added an
other win Tuesday from Stanfield
on the Stanfield floor with a score
of 17 to 15. This was a thriller from
start to finish. The score with five
seconds to go was 15-13 for Stanfield,
when R Partlow made a field goal
that tied the score. R. Partlow again
made a field goal in the overtime
period giving the game to the Yel
John Partlow and Essie Jones
motored to La Grande Saturday for
the week end with friends and rela
tives. Janet Gorham accompanied
them to Hilgard, visiting with Vir
Be sure to attend Mr. Sullivan's
night scRool classes every Thurs
day, 7:30 p. m. These classes have
been well attended and very inter
esting farm subjects are discussed.
Hazel Tyler, recently employed
in Umatilla, arrived home Sunday
and is making an indefinite stay.
Mr. ana Mrs. u. r. nansier were
transacting business in Pendleton
Attention Young People: Christian
Endeavor taffy pull at the church
Sunday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p. m.; also bus-
iness. Each bring sugar. Mrs. G. A.
Corwin and Mrs. Elmer Sullivan,
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Root transacted
business in Pendleton and called
on their son Vernon" in Athena one
day last week. Mrs. J. E. Barlow
acted as postmaster for the day.
. H. E. club will meet at the home
of Mrs. Roy Ball, Feb. 22.
Don't forget the date of G. A, A,
play, "Gay," a three-act comedy to
be given in the high school auditor
ium Feb. 24. Characters as follows:
Gay, attractive young girl, yet a
wall flower, Echo Coats; James
Warren, her batchellor uncle, a local
banker, Roy Partlow; Miss Betty
Marshall, Gay's aunt, Ruth Fisher;
Bobby Ellis, a boy girls shun, moth
ers adore, Neal Bleakney; Annette
Burns, girls envy, mothers discuss,
Clara Mae Dillon; Dick Royster,
owner of a roadster, Jack Olson;
Elsie, Jean and Millie, Gay's friends,
Angelia DeMaro, Mardell Gorham
and Doris Hood.
The young son of Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Wicklander, Jr., has been quite
ill at his home the past few days,
but is improving at this writing.
Boardman grade school basketball
teams were winners in a double
header Wednesday, Feb. 8, played
with Irrigon. The Midgets, second
team, won with a score of 10-1, and
the first team with a score of 22-2.
Lee and Harold Scritsmeier, mill
operators on upper Rhea creek, re
turned to the county this week after
spending some time in Portland and
are getting things in order to start
Salem, Feb. 15-January place
ments reported to the unemploy
ment commission by the Oregon
employment service were 19 per
cent more numerous than in De
cember, officials announced. A total
of 3233 jobs were filled.
Pendleton, covering Morrow and
Umatilla counties, accounted for 72,
or 2.2 per cent, of the state total.
Only 11 per cent of placements
went to women, while veterans took
12 per cent of jobs filled by men.
Private placements fell to 44 per
cent, public construction account
ing for the 5 per cent swell in jobs
paid for out of the public purse.
Lumber manufacturing was second
in the state, industrially, with 12.5
per cent of those returned to pay
rolls. Personal service accounted for
9 per cent; agriculture, 6 per cent;
governmental service, 5 per cent;
and private construction, 4 per cent
Astoria showed the greatest im
provement in placements, although
Klamath Falls took second place
behind Portland in the state totals.
. Senators Strayer of Baker, Eayrs
of Multnomah, Booth of Linn, Bal
entine of Klamath and Dunn of
Jackson constitute the legislative in
terim committe whose duty it will
be to pass on appointments to the
board of higher education, the milk
control board and one or two other
boards between sessions of the legislature.
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