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Thursday, March 2. 1939
Stricken Near lone
By MARGARET BLAKE
Ralph Gilbert of Portland died at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Smith Saturday afternoon. With his
wife Mr. Gilbert had arrived a few
nours betore for a week-end visit
with Mr. and Mrs. Smith. He was
stricken with what seemed to be a
heart attack when he and Mr. Smith
went out to the Robert Smith farm
early in the afternoon, and passed
away soon after he was brought to
town. His body was sent to Portland
where funeral services were held
Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Smith a&
companied Mrs. Gilbert to Portland
Members of the Legion auxiliary
and their husbands were entertained
by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mankin last
Friday evening. After a short bus.
iness session a social hour was en-
joyed. The auxiliary announces that
it will have a St. Patrick's tea and
sale in the auxiliary room of the
Legion hall on March 17. The next
meeting will be held at the home of
Mrs. Ernest Christopherson.
Alfred Swales narrowly missed
being seriously injured Saturday
night when he was struck by a cable
'which broke at the rock crusher at
Morgan where he was working. He
was taken to Heppner for medical
care but was able to return home
the next day.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Zinter and
two children arrived from Spokane
Saturday to take possession of the
Timm place which they purchased
Mrs. Kittie Turner who has been
a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grif
fith for several weeks departed for
Portland last Wednesday.
The work of crushing rock for the
state highway was completed at
Morgan Tuesday. The rock crusher
is being dismantled and all equip,
ment will be moved to Spokane.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hatmaker will
move to Mosier Saturday where
Mr. Hatmaker will have a position
with the railroad. He as been the
local depot agent for the past few
Mrs. Harold Kincaid and baby
boy came home from Heppner Mon
day. The baby has been named Lyle
Bert Palmateer, H. O., George and
Fred Ely, E. J. and Walter Bristow,
E. R. Ludell and J. 0. Kincaid were
among local Odd Fellows who at
tended the convention at Heppner
Mrs. Agnes Wilcox who has been
visiting relatives in the valley re
turned home Saturday.
Five tables of bridge were in play
at the Masonic hall Saturday night
when. Mrs. Ed Dick, Mrs. C. W. Mc
Namer, Mrs. D. M. Ward and Mrs.
Cleo Drake were hostesses for the
Topic club. Prizes went to Mrs. Bert
Mason, Victor Rietmann and Mr. and
Mrs. M. E. Cotter. .
Topic club study meeting for
March will be held at the home of
Mrs. Milton Morgan,. Jr., on Fri
day, March 10.
Roller skating was enjoyed at the
Legion hall last week end by large
crowds. The hall has been leased by
a party who furnishes skates and
music and will be here week ends
as long as there is interest in the
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bristow and
Roland Wade motored to Walla
Walla Sunday, returning Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Erret Hummel spent
the week end in Portland.
A group of high school pupils en
joyed a surprise party on Alice Re
noe at the Renoe home Tuesday
evening. The affair was arranged
by her sister Lucille in honor of her
Mrs. Fred Mankin visited with her
daughter Betty Jean at St. Paul's
school at Walla Walla on Saturday
and Sunday. She was accompanied
by Mrs. Earl Gilliam of Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Mathews of
Roseburg are visiting at the Hal
Ely home. Mr. Mathews is enjoying
a short vacation from his work on
a farm where he has been raising
turkeys on a large scale.
Mrs. Everett Keithley and child
ren of Baker are visiting her moth
er, Mrs. T. E. Grabill.
Read G. T. Want Ads. You way
find a bargain in something needed.
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
RHEA CREEK NEWS
Oscar Peterson has returned home
from Omaha, Nebr., where he visit
ed his sister and attended a con
ference of the Lutheran church.
Mrs. Julia Clark is visiting at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Walter
Becket Mrs. Clark reports her hus
band, "Bub" Clark, slightly im
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meisner and
Mr. and Mrs. Abie Wham of Fossil
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Becket over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker de
parted Sunday to visit their son,
Onez Parker, at Everett, Wash.
The H. E. club met at the home of
Mrs. Walter Becket last Thursday.
Eleven members and three visitors
were present. A pot luck dinner was
served at noon.
A goodly number of Eight Mile
people attended the funeral services
of W. W. Brannon in Heppner Mon
day. BOARDMAN NEWS
Give Surprise Visit
By MRS.'CLAUD COATS
Mr..,and Mrs. McLouth were pleas
antly surprised Wednesday with a
visit from Mr. and Mrs. Ray Downs
of Spicer, Minn., and Wil'ie and
Ben Barber of Portland. Mrs. Downs
and the Barber boys are niece and
nephews of Mr. McLouth and they
had not met for 29 years.
Marvin Ransier returned to Echo
Saturday to go to work for his un
cle, Mervin Ransier.
Boardman school and community
were honored by a program Wed
nesday given by the Irrigon high
school. The band gave several num
bers, also a quartet, and two one
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Baker, Mrs.
Margaret Klitz, Mrs. W. A. Baker
and son Harold and Mr. Gant mo
tored to La Grande Saturday for a
few hours. They returned that eve
ning. Those attending the Odd Fellows
convention in Heppner Saturday
from Boardman were Thomas Hen
dricks, Zearl Gillespie, Harry Ford,
Geo. Wicklander, Jr., and Geo.
Wicklader, Sr. Mr. Ford was init
iated. Katherine Gorham of Arlington is
vacationing a few days at the home
of her uncle, J. F. Gorham.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wicklander,
Jr., motored to Portland to spend a
few days. Mrs. Geo. Wicklander, Sr.,
accompanied them as far as The
Dalles and will visit her daughter,
Mrs. F. W. Moore.
The following teachers were hired
for the coming year in the Board
man school: Supt. Geo. A. Corwin,
Elmer Sullivan, agriculture, high
school; Glen Mallery and Esther Mc
Grew; grades, Maude Kobow, Elin
or Tilden and Lois Messenger.
H. E. club will meet at the home
of Mrs. Claud Coats Wednesday,
March 8. All grange ladies are re
quested to be present.
Don't forget the weekly prayer
meetings at the home of Mrs. Eva
Warner every Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:30.
These are interesting and the at
tendance has been very good.
Wesley Brannon, 81,
Was Hardman Pioneer
Funeral services for Wesley W.
Brannon, 81, pioneer of the Hard
man district who died at Pendleton
Saturday afternoon, were held from
Case mortuary in this city Monday
afternoon, with interment following
in Hardman semetery. A large num
ber of old-time friends and neigh
Born in 1858, Mr. Brannon came
to Morrow county in 1878, and on
December 23 that year married Ella
Saling of Eight Mile. Taking up a
homestead near Hardman, the fam
ily home was made in that section
for years where Mr. Brannon fol
lowed ranching. He also engaged in
the store business at Hardman with
W. P. Prophet, pioneer merchant of
Five children survive. They are
Mrs. Homer Green and Murial
Brannon of Eight Mile, Leslie Bran
non of Heppner, and Marvin and
James Brannon of Hardman.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Otis Biddle
at the home of Mrs. Corda Saling in
this city, Friday, a 10-pound daughter.
Flow Test Made of
New Lexington Well
By MARGARET SCOTT
Traveling Engineer L. R. Stock
man and son Robert, PWA Resident
Engineer B. M. Little, and A, A. Du
rand and son Paul, contractors for
the well drilling project, conducted
a test of the well from ten a. m.,
Monday, to 10 a. m., Tuesday, and
reported that the well test held at
one hundred gallons per minute.
This test was made after a depth of
360 feet had been drilled. A sample
of the water is being sent to the
health office and when the report
is returned the contents and purity
of the water will be definitely
Wayne and John R. McMillan of
Carleton were visiting friends and
relatives here the first of the week.
Earl Warner visited wth relatives
in Walla Walla Sunday.
G. J. Ryan and family were Moro
A. M. Edwards and Bert Thorn-
burg spent the week end here from
their work at Lind, Wash.
Mrs. Wm. Campbell and daugh
ters are visiting relatives in the val
ley this week.
Mr. Trimble motored to Portland
last week end to get Mrs. Trimble.
While he was away, both he and
Mrs. Trimble attended a Congrega
tional church convention at Nelscott.
Church services will be held at
7:30 p. m. Sunday in the Congrega
tional church with C. E. at 6:30.
Union Sunday school will be at 10
a. m. in the Christian church.
Mrs. Cecil Jones was ill at her
Dean Sprinkel of Heppner was a
guest at the Vernon Scott home
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hill of Red
mond are the parents of a baby
son, Gary Phillip, bom Feb. 23. Mrs.
Hill was formerly Naomi McMillan.
The Christian Endeavor society
sponsored a box social at the Leach
hall Friday evening. A small crowd
was present and everyone enjoyed a
good time. The society took in nine
dollars which will help pay ex
penses to the state convention in
Mrs. Earl Warner departed Wed
nesday evening for Moscow, Idaho,
to attend the funeral of her niece,
Mrs. Frances Broadley Rugg. Mrs.
Warner was met in Arlington by
Mrs. Lou Broadley of Corvallis who
accompanied her. They will remain
for a short visit.
Mrs. Alex Hunt is employed at the
O. W. Cutsforth ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Peck and
family of Heppner were guests at
the B. H. Peck home Sunday eve
nng. Mrs. Harold Townsend and chil
dren spent two days last week at
the home of Bernice Bauman.
O. E. Haigh has arrived here from
Colorado Springs to resume his
work with A. M. Edwards.
Mrs. Dee Cox, Jr., underwent a
major operation Monday morning
in Heppner. She is reported to be
Ernest Turner of Sparta is visiting
at the home of Mrs. Grace Turner
Mrs. William Steagall has brought
her baby daughter home from the
Ralph Scott home.
There will be an all-day cooper
ative meeting at the grange hall
March 18 wfch lunch served at noon.
Mrs. Glover Peck and baby daugh
ter returned home Sunday from
Portland where the older daughter,
Dorothy, is a patient in the Shrine
Leonard Munkers is out of quar
antine for scarlet fever and is again
Edith Edwards spent Monday at
the home of Mrs. Cecil Jones. '
Many Research Men
Augment OSC Staff
Oregon State College Oregon far
mers receive the benefit of the find
ings of 34 federal research men from
the United States department of
agriculture now stationed at Cor
vallis, according to a check up on
staff personnel. Altogether mere
are 103 different persons supported
by other than state funds who form
a supplementary staff at the col
lege. They include United States
army officers and employees of the
agricultural adjustment administra
tion, farm security administration,
soil conservation service and bu
reau of agricultural economics, in
addition to the USDA research men.
The regular college staff now in
cluding research, extension and in
structional divisions, totals 632 dif
ferent individuals equal to 564 put
ting in full time.
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