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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, March 2, 1939
Rites at Hardman
By HARDMAN HIGH SCHOOL
Wesley W. Brannon, 81, who has
been in a hospital in Pendleton for
about a year, died on Saturday. The
funeral was held in Heppner Mon
day afternoon, with interment in
the Hardman cemetery. The pall
bearers were G. I. Clary, Jim Stev
ens, Leon Chapin, Lewis Batty, Neal
Knighten and Nelson Knighten. Mr.
Brannon had been a resident of
Hardman and Eight Mile for many
years, and has always been a re
spected citizen of both communities.
Nelson Knighten, Mrs. Lewis Bat
ty and children, Marvin Saddler and
Tommy Graham were in Heppner
Gus Steers visited at the Lewis
Knighten home Sunday.
On Friday Charlie and Oren Mc
Daniel received a telephone call from
Carl McDaniel of Lonerock asking
them to attend a Biological Survey
meeting in Hermiston on Saturday.
They were requested to take their
hunting dogs with them as a coyote
hunt on the sands was planned.
Charlie McDaniel left very early
Mr. and Mrs. Kinnard McDaniel
have moved to the farm owned by
Dr. McMurdo on Rhea creek, which
has formerly been farmed by A. K.
McMurdo, a brother of the doctor s,
Dick and Bunny Steers went to
the Collins place Monday to cut
some wood. They had to go on skiis
from the road to the house.
The Odd Fellows save the Re-
bekahs a surprise supper Tuesday
night, at which they served coffee,
sandwiches, peaches and cake.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Young and
children of Walla Walla visited Mrs.
Ethel McDaniel Sunday. They also
visited the J. E. Craber and John
Stevens families as well as other
friends and relatives.
Leon Chapin and Delvin McDan
iel attended the show in Heppner
Don't forget the three one-act
plays to be given next Saturday
night, March 4th, at 8 o'clock sharp,
in the Hardman high school audi
torium. The program is put on by
the Birthday club and others to
raise money for church repairs. A
dance will follow at the I. O. O. F.
hall, given by the Rebekahs. The
Jack Merrill orchestra will furnish
the music, and a good time is pre
dicted.Everybody come! Admission
charges are 10c and 25c, with 75c a
couple for the dance.
Miss Frances Inskeep spent the
week end at the home of Miss Edna
Business visitors in Heppner from
here Saturday ' were Jim Stevens,
Miss Frances Inskeep, Mrs. Muriel
McCutcheon, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin
Brannon, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rob
inson, Neal Knighten, Mr. and Mrs
Frank McDaniel, Mrs. Lewis Knigh
ten and Miss Juanita Byers.
A party Friday night was given
by the Loyal Leaders Sunday school
class for the Christian Endeavor.
There was a pot luck supper fol
lowing. Fred Gallagher, who lived here for
a while about two years ago, died
suddenly at his home in Heppner
Sunday. Funeral services were held
there Tuesday atfernoon, after
which the body was taken to Bend
During the week the weather has
been varied, with some days warm
enough for out-door sports, and
others away below freezing. The
week end was particularly., cold,
made worse by cold winds. Sunday
evening there was a slight flurry of
snow, and at this writing, clouds
predict further cold weather during
the week. The worst snow storm of
the winter was on Monday night,
and they were brave souls who ven
tured forth to play practice. About
six inches of snow fell in two hours.
Skiers' hopes soar.
Attend Mother's Rites
By MRS. W. C. ISOM
Mrs. Walter Gryder and sister,
Mrs. Brandon, were called to Con
don Tuesday by the death of their
mother, Mrs. Alice Brown. Mr. Gry
der and Mrs, Rieks motored over
Thursday to attend the funeral.
Miss La Verne Duus who is in
nurse's training at Portland came
home Tuesday to visit her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bediwell and
baby daughter came over from Sun
nyside, Wash., Thursday. They will
live on the Gus Hallett place this
Ralph Grimm of Portland is vis
iting his father, Chauncy Grimm, for
a few days.
Rev. Brown and wife of Texas
came Sunday to hold revivals at the
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Cork of Hood
River and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Beard
of Lusk, Wyo., visited . the Isom
families Saturday and Sunday.
Earl Isom has been ill for several
days, suffering with an attack of
appendicitis. He is improving.
Mrs. F. C. Aldrich i$ also on the
Wayne and Earl Steward came
up from Portland Thursday to visit
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phelps moved
from the W. C. Isom place to cabins
at The Meadows camp ground, Wed'
Will Hoaglan of Stanfield visited
his parents Thursday.
WILLOWS GRANGE NEWS
Money for Piano
By MARY LUNDELL
An interesting meeting was held
by Willows grange last Saturday
night. The basket social proved to
be a fine success both as an enter
tainment feature and financial aid.
The sum of $48.10 was realized from
the sale of the baskets auctioned off
by Mr. Runnion. The money will
be used toward the purchase of a
piano for the new hall. The piano
now being used belongs to the Cecil
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad were wel
come guests at the grange. All ap
preciated an opportunity to become
acquainted with the county agent
and his wife and are grateful for
the time and assistance that they
give to grange betterment. Other
guests included several former mem
bers of this grange and several pros
pective new members.
On Friday evening, March 3rd,
Lexington grange will confer the
first and second degrees at the Cecil
hall, at which time candidates from
both Lexington and Willows are re
quested to be present.
Saturday night, March 11, is the
social meeting night of Willows
grange. Meeting will be called from
7:30 to 9 p. m., after which dancing,
to which the public is invited, will
Pomona grange will meet at Lena
grange hall Saturday, April 1st, with
Lena grange as hosts. State Master
Ray W. Gill will be the guest speak
er of the day.
All subordinate members in good
standing in their respective granges,
having had the fifth degree, are Po
mona members. Those not having
the degree may become members by
paying a 50c initiation fee. There
are no further dues in Morrow
county. Let's go to Lena! Saturday,
Local CCC Boy
Places in Big Contest
Neil W. Mullin of Camp Heppner
was a winner in the Movie Quizz
contest, decisions of the judges be
ing announced Monday, Feb. 27 at
the Star theater. This was a nation
al contest carrying 5000 prizes. While
our local winner received one of
the smaller awards, it is still a sig
nal honor to have won in a field of
over one million contestants, says
Mrs. Sadie M. Sigsbee, manager.
Mr. Mullin s choice for the best
picture in the contest was Boy's
Town. Spencer Tracy last week re
ceived the award of the Academy
of Arts and Sciences for his por
trayal of Father Flanagan in this
feature. Entries in the Movie Quizz
contest were considered without
signatures and identified by a key
number so that all prizes were
awarded on merit alone. Presenta
tion of Mr. Mullin's award was
made at the Star, Monday evening.
Mrs. D. Cox, Jr., of Lexington un-
derwen a major operation at Hepp
ner hospital Monday morning.
PINE CITY NEWS
Pine City Play
Set for March 31
By BERNTCE WATTENBURGER
A carnival and one-act play will
be given by the Pine City high
school March 31 at 8 o'clock. The
title of the play is "Swept Clean
Off Her Feet." Admission to the
play is 10c with one free 5c carni
val ticket. Everybody welcome.
Mr. and Mrs. George Cummings
and daughter and Mr. McRae of
Pendleton were Sunday afternoon
visitors at the A. E. Wattenburger
Mr. and Mrs. Burl Coxen and
family of Heppner were dinner
guests at the Roy Neill home Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. Emery Cox of Her
miston were callers at the H. E,
Young home last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Strain of Pilot
Rock spent the week end at the
Burl Wattenburger home.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Currin, Jr.,
were visitors at the Jim Daly home
Robert McGreer and nephew, Bob
Gronvold, spent the week end in
Antelope attending the funeral of
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Healy of
Boardman accompanied by Do.i
Tannehill were. Sunday visitors at
the John Healy home.
P0BUC ENEMY ONE ...TH HOLP-UP "ftUS j
werej number twothe Traffic sios!
National Safely Council
Anyone who "holds up" traffic
robs other drivers of time, just as
the bandit who "holds up" a bank
robs the depositors of their cash,
Secretary of State Earl Snell re
Bus drivers who must maintain a
tough schedule day in and day out,
regardless of traffic conditions, are
unanimous in condemning the driver
who crawls along like a snail, forcing
other drivers to remain behind his
car in a long, impatient line. One bus
operator reported following a string
of cars for 50 miles before being able
to pass the leader, who was a young
fellow in a powerful coupe out for
a ride with his girl friend.
There are often good reasons for
driving slowly, but there is never
an excuse for delaying traffic for
those reasons, Snell said. The man
with the poorly-functioning car, or
the man who wishes to gaze at the
scenery, can easily pull off to the
side of the road at no inconvenience
to himself and permit the cars be
hind him to pass.
Truck drivers who must travel
slowly on hills and winding roads
make a regular practice of stopping
at intervals to let faster traffic by.
There is no reason, in Snell's opin
ion, why private operators should
not show equal willingness to assist
traffic and forestall the formation
of a dangerous "line-up" on the
Be in Counties
State and county agricultural
committees of Oregon are scheduled
to receive special training in Cor
vallis on February 27 and 28 on the
work of adjusting crop losses of
growers who are insured under the
Federal Crop Insurance corporation,
marking the final phase of the 1939
crop insurance program in this state.
Arrangements for the adjustment
and payment of losses are going
forward at the same time that ap
plications are being written for
spring wheat. Closing date for mak
ing applications for spring wheat
crop insurance is March 1.
The state and county AAA com'
mittees will be in full charge of the
insurance adjustments in Oregon,
the state office at Corvallis has been
notified, and farmers who believe
that their wheat has suffered loss
sufficient to warrant a claim will re
port the condition to the county
committee. The insured crop will
then be examined by an inspector
working under the county commit'
Actual settlement of approved
claims will be made by branch of'
fices of the corporation, and grow
ers may receive indemnity payments
in cash or in the form of warehouse
receipts for actual grain.
The 664 Oregon farmers now hold
ing crop insurance policies are
guaranteed a certain number of
bushels of wheat, and in case some
unavoidable hazard such as drouth,
hail or winter-kill reduces the crop
below the insured amount, the grow'
er is eligible for an indemnity suf
ficient to bring his production up
to the insured amount.
In case of total loss, proof of loss
of the entire insured amount will be
submitted by the grower to obtain
In case of substantially total loss
one which makes it impracticable
to care for the crop further proof
of loss will be based on the amount
of loss sustained, taking into ac
count the appraised production which
might be expected from the dam
aged crop. In either total or substan
tially total loss, making it imprac
ticable to care for the crop further,
the grower may put the land to
other use after adjustment.
Where crop losses cannot be de
fined as total or sbstantialluy total,
final adjustment will not be made
until the wheat has been threshed
to determine actual yield.
Herman Green was sufficiently
recovered from his recent appendi
citis operation to return home Sun
day from the hospital. .
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