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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 24, 1939)
lone People Leave
For World's Fair
By KATHERINE GRIFFITH
Donald Heliker and Riley Mun-
kers left Saturday by auto on a tripj
which will take them, among other
places, to the fair at San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smouse and
Shirley left for San Francisco on
Thursday to attend the fair.
The Women's Topic club met at
the home of Mrs. E. P.. Lundell on
Saturday afternoon for the social
meeting. Other hostesses were Mrs.
M. E. Cotter, Mrs. Cleo Drake and
Mrs. Clell Rea. Guests were Mrs.
Emil Swanson and Mrs. Frank Lun
dell, and members present were Mrs.
C. W. Swanson, Mrs. Henry Gorger,
Mrs. Omar Rietmann and Mrs. Vic
tor Rietmann. Mrs. C. W. Swanson
had high score and Mrs. Gorger low.
Mrs. Louvisa Louy had word this
week of the marriage of her grand
daughter, Roberta Sperry of Port
land, and Stanley Rekdahl on July
13. They will live in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Calkins and
James Calkins of Banks were visit
ing in lone the latter part of the
week at the home of Mrs. Ida Flet
cher. The school board in lone has re
ceived the resignation of Richard
Gronquist who taught the fifth and
sixth grades here last year. Mr.
Gronquist and his brother are going
to attend Linfield college at Mc
Minnville this winter.
Mrs. Earl Blake of Heppner was
in lone Friday with her mother,
Mrs. J. Lewis Jones of Portland.
Mrs. Jones is a former resident of
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sparks are
the parents of a baby daughter born
at their ranch Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Blake left Tues
day morning for the mountains. They
will remain about two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fletcher of
Tangent are the parents of a seven
and a half pound girl born August 3.
She has been named Judith Rae.
Raymond was in lone the latter part
of the week visiting his mother, Mrs.
C. W. Swanson left on the train
Wednesday evening for Sumner,
Wash., to visit his sisters.
Mrs. Ruth Knapp of Portland was
visiting her sister, Mrs. Arthur Rit
chie, the latter part of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Howard and
family of West Linn were visiting
at the Ray Barnett home Monday
while calling on old friends here.
Mr. Howard teaches school at West
Week-end guests of Mrs. Ella Da
vidson were her daughter, Mrs. J.
A. Ries, and Mrs. Ries' daughter
and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dar
Mrs. Mabel Fanning and daughters,
Misses June and Kathleen, and son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Penniman of Sac City, Iowa,
; arrived on Thursday to visit at the
Laxton McMurray home. They left
for home by way of Yellowstone Na
More NYA Funds
Oregon State College Between
450 and 500 students will receive
financial help through the National
Youth administration on this cam
pus this coming year, estimates E. B.
Lemon, registrar. Under a new ap
portionment based on 1938 enroll
ment, Oregon State will receive in
creased funds to provide work for
some 80 more students than the
average of 380 per month helped
Although official figures were not
expected until late in August, Lem
on estimated that available funds
for this campus will total around
$50,000, compared with $41,985 last
year. Students earned up to $20 per
month, averaging $12, doing many
types of work for the institution.
Pending receipt of official applica
tion blanks, Lemon is making up a
list of students desiring such aid to
whom application blanks will be
mailed as soon the the latter arrive.
First day of Freshman week this
year is September 25.
J. A. Troedson from the Morgan
section was a business visitor in
MISS KATHRYN THOMPSON
Rhea Creek Grange
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This comely retinue attends Queen Cecelia throughout Rodeo. Each the
selection of a grange in the county, the girls were named for their come
liness, riding ability and general high character. Miss Thompson is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Thompson, Heppner; Miss Howell, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell, Heppner; Miss Instone, the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. William Instone, Lena, and Miss Brady, the daughter
of Mrs. Ralph Ledbetter, lone. Each was honored at a dance by her home
grange preceding Rodeo.
Oct 30 Final
Date for Insurance
On Fall Wheat
The final date for acceptance of
applications from Oregon wheat
growers for crop insurance on their
1940 wheat crop is October 30, ac
cording to Will Steen, Milton, chair
man of the state AAA committee.
Mark Weatherford, Gilliam county
wheat grower, was the first man to
take insurance on his winter wheat
crop for next year. Most of the ap
plicants last year and this have
taken 75 per cent coverage.
Out of 708 policies in effect in
Oregon this past season, indemnity
payments totaling 44,000 bushels on
52 policies have been made to date,
and others are pending. Principal
causes of losses were late frosts, dry
weather, and the July hail storm in
"Winter wheat growers who want
to insure their crops have two fac
tors to keep in mind," he said. "First,
they must apply for the insurance
and pay the premium before their
crop is planted this fall. Second,
applications cannot be accepted even
if the crop hasn't been planted, af
ter the general cut-off date of Oc
The state chairman reminded
wheat growers that all farmers who
intend to plant wheat for harvest in
1940 are eligible for "all-risk" crop
insurance now being offered to grow
ers by the Federal Crop Insurance
corporation. Either the operator or
the landlord, or both, may insure
their interest in the crop.
Under the crop insurance program,
growers may insure their interest
in either 50 or 75 per cent of the
average yield of their farms. Where
more than one person has an in
Gazette Times, Heppner,
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MISS DOROTHY BRADY
terest in the crop, each may insure
his own interest independently of
action of the others. Separate con
tracts are made to each individual,
without affecting the interest of
other parties. Application is made
to the county AAA committee.
Evidence that the work of train
ing young people to drive properly
was having good results in Oregon
was seen today by Earl Snell, sec
retary of state, who reported that
drivers in the 15-24 age group in this
state scored the best record in driv
ing improvement, as reflected in a
decrease in the number of fatal ac
cidents in which they were involved.
During the first six months of
1939, drivers in this age group were
involved in seven per cent less fatal
accidents than during the corres
ponding period in 1938.
Drivers in the 25-39 age group
constituted 31 per cent of the fatal
accident drivers; those in the 40-54
group acounted for 20 per cent, those
in the 55-64 group, six per cent;
and those over 65 years of age, five
per cent. Those not stated, 13 per
For the past two years the secre
tary of state's office has sponsored
safety driving schools in many of
the high schools of the state as well
as in various communities where
non-high school people may take
the course. These schools give those
who enroll a scientifically designed
course of instruction in learning to
operate an automobile on the theory
that it is easier for an individual
to become a good driver if he is
taught by a competent instructor,
"The improvement shown by the
younger group gives us great en
couragement in our program of
training young drivers," Snell de
clared. "As these young people who
are trained drivers begin using our
highways and streets, we reap the
benefits from their better, safer
driving. The poor driver can never
be as safe a driver as an expert. The
principles of courtesy, observance
of the rights of others and good
sportsmanship which are emphasized
in the courses tend to make these
young drivers a credit to our state."
State Fair, Forestry
Arrangements for broadcasting
state fair news direct from the
grounds at Salem, and for inaugur
ating a new Oregon state depart
ment or torestry program over
KOAC, have just been announced
by Burton Hutton, director of agri
cultural programs on the state-owned
station at Corvallis.
In addition to broadcasts each day
of results of judging and other in
teresting events, the station has ar
ranged to broadcast the opening
ceremony of the fair on Labor Day.
Governor Sprague, fair officials, and
several agricultural leaders of the
state are expected to be heard over
this initial program scheduled for
12:15 o'clock Monday, September 5,
Daily programs from the grounds
will be heard at 7 o'clock in the eve
The new forestry department pro
gram will be heard on the third
Friday of each month at 7:15 in the
evening. J. W. Ferguson, state for
ester, has arranged to have various
members of his department, includ
ing himself, appear from time to
time on matters of general interest.
Plans have also been made for the
broadcasting of any emergency ma
terial the state department may de
sire to distribute on short notice.
G. T. Want Ads bring restOrs.
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MOUNTED SHERIFF'S POSSE
AND HORSE SHOW
SiaiLf MUfxt Sunday, 8 -p. jn.
ZOE DELL LANTIS
and ALL AMERICAN REVDE
Thursday, August 24, 1939
Legion Post Hears
Henry Peterson, post commander,
gave full report of the Salem con
vention at the meeting of Heppner
post 87, American Legion, at the
regular meeting Monday evening.
As the only representative of the
local post at the convention, Peter
son took an active part in the de
liberations, and reported it the best
and most constructive meeting of
the organization he had ever attend
ed. Speakers of national repute de
livered messages of vital importance
to all citizens, he said.
E. L. (Buck) Knight, immediate
past department vice-commander, in
the city on business, was present
and added to the commander's re
port. Business matters attended to in
cluded setting of installation date
for the first Monday in October, and
making arrangements for furnishing
meals for members of the Pendle
ton Sons of the Legion drum corps
when they appear here Saturday.
Plans also were completed for hav
ing the post represented in Satur
day's Rodeo parade.
Thousands of Americans were
shocked at the Moro Castle disaster
off the New Jersey coast a few years
ago when 134 persons were killed.
In Oregon, 135, or one more than
the death toll of this disaster, were
killed in traffic accidents during the
first six months of 1939, Earl Snell,
secretary of state, said today.
National economists compute the
total accident cost in the United
States at $105 per second, according
to figures received by the Oregon
traffic safety division of the secre
tary of state's office.
Contributions taken for
CHINESE RELIEF SOCIETY
and official receipt given
ED CHINN, Prop.
C. DARBEE, Local Agent,