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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, Dec. 28, 1939
lone Lodges Hold
By MRS. ELMER GRIFFITH
At the joint installation Wednes
day evening the Masonic lodge in
lone installed the following: W. M.,
Bert Johnson; S. W., Charles Dane;
J. W, E. M Baker; secretary, Elmer
Griffith; treasurer, E. R. Lundell.
George N. Ely was installing officer,
and W. G. Roberts, installing mar
shall. The Eastern Star installed:
W. M., Beulah Mankin; W. P., H. V.
Smouse; A. M., Anna Smouse; A. P.,
E. M. Baker; conductress, Lena Lun
dell; A. C, Elaine Rietmann; secre
tary, Ruth Mason; treasurer, Ruby
Roberts; marshall, Anna Blake;
chaplain, Lola McCabe; organist,
Marjorie Baker; Adah, Helen Long;
Ruth, Mildred Lundell; Esther, Fan
nie Griffith; Martha, Dorothy Smith;
Electa, Orral Feldman; warden,
Roxy Krebs; sentinel, George N.
Ely. Installing officer was Mrs.
Grace Misner of Thornton, Wash., a
past matron of Locust chapter, and
mother of the new worthy matron.
Mabel Krebs was installing mar
shall and Marjorie. Baker was in
lone people enjoyed visits from
out-of-town relatives and friends on
Christmas day, or made trips to
Mrs. Minnie Forbes took advan
tage of the school holiday to visit
her son-in-law and daughter, Mr,
and Mrs. John Osteen at Oakdale,
CaL She made the trip with friends
Wm. Burk is spending this week
visiting his brother in Denver.
A physician was called from
Heppner Saturday to attend Mrs.
Harold Kincaid who is ill at her
home here. She is better now.
Mr. and Mrs. Erling Thompsen
have moved into the H. O. Ely
house. They are spending their
Christmas vacation in the Valley,
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Rietmann were
hosts Friday evening to the Riet
mann family party at which 21
Christmas day guests at the E. R.
Lundell home were Mr. and Mrs.
Lester Baker and daughter of Wal
la Walla, Mr. and Mrs. Norton Lun
dell and Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Drake
and family of Heppner, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Lundell and family,
and Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Morgan.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Dirk and
two daughters of Walla Walla were
dinner guests Monday at the home
of Mrs. Dirk's brother, Henry Ba
ker. Henry Peterson, who has been a
patient at the veterans hospital in
Walla Walla, returned home in time
Miss Joyce Carlson of Portland
and Clifford Carlson, who is attend
ing U. of O., spent Christmas with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon
Rossbelle Pery, U. of 0. student,
is spending vacation at her home
Lee Pettyjohn, who is attending
school at Monmouth, is home for
Irvin Ritchie departed Sunday for
Los Angeles where he has employ
ment. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Swenson and
family and Roland Wade of Walla
Walla and Mr. and Mrs. E. J, Bris
tow spent Christmas day at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. David Riet
mann. The Swensons returned to
their home but Bobbie Swenson and
Roland Wade remained for a visit
with the latter's sister, Mrs. E. J.
Mr. and Mrs. John Turner 6f Ba
ker, Mr. and Mrs. Esper Hansen of
Spokane and Mr. and Mrs. Gene
Engelman of Portland were guests
at the Frank Engelman home on
Clifford Yarnell of Newburg spent
Christmas with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Yarnell. He returned
Hugh McMurray departed Satur
day for Hermiston. He has been
spending some time here with his
brother, Laxton McMurray.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ring and
family spent Christmas at Hood
River at the home of Mrs. Ring's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rowell.
Norman Swanson of Portland and
his sister Eva of Salem spent Christ
mas with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Swanson.
Fred Buschke of Elgin and Bill
Buschke of Burns were in lone Tu
esday calling on old friends. They
and their families had been spend
ing Christmas at Heppner with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buschke.
Jeff Walker of High Point, N. G,
arrived Sunday and will be employ
ed on Laxton McMurray's Willow
There will be church services in
lone Sunday morning.
Bert Mason, Jr., who is a student
at U. of O., is vacationing at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Palmateer and
family departed Saturday for Esta
cada, where they are spending the
vacation with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ely of Morgan
left Friday by train for Hillsboro
for a visit with their daughter, Mrs.
Lester Hoke and family.
Miss Ruth Johnson of Morgan is
spending her vacation with her fam
ily at Milton-Freewater.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Griffith drove
to La Grande Sunday and brought
home their daughter, Katherine,
who is recuperating from an appen
dectomy. Miss Linea Troedson of Portland
is a guest at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Troedson.
Earl Padberg of Portland and
Clarence Linn of Vernonia spent
Christmas day at their home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Lindstrom
and sons of Morgan spent Christmas
at the Clifford McCabe home at Ath
ena. Mrs. Frank Lindsay of Morgan
has returned from an extended visit
Irrigon School Has
Tree and Program
By MRS. W. C. ISOM
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones left
Friday for Milton-Freewater where
they will spend the holidays with
Mr. Jones' parents.
A Christmas program and a beau
tiful tree by the school at the aud
itorium was enjoyed by a large
crowd Thursday evening of last
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Jones and
family left Saturday for a week's
vacation. They expected to spend
Christmas with their son, Maxwell
Jones at Longview, Wash., and visit
other relatives in Portland during
Mr. and Mrs. Don Isom accom
panied Mrs. Isom's brothers, Dick
and Don Gentry of Taft, to Baker
on Saturday night to spend Christ
mas. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Grider are
spending the holidays with Mr. Gri-
der's mother in Portland.
Wiley Benefiel from Spokane is
visiting his brothers this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Wood from
Portland visited Mrs. Wood's uncles,
the Benefiel brothers, over Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. George Kendler and
family from Grand Coulee, Wash.,
are visiting their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Kendler, Sr., of Uma
tilla and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Isom.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith re
turned Thursday from the east. They
drove two new cars through, one for
themselves and one for Mrs. Smith's
brother, Vern Caldwell of Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Umiker are vis
iting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leicht.
Mr. Leicht returned from the hos
pital at Kennewick recently and is
convalescing at his home.
THEE FRUITS ON INCREASE
Larger average combined produc
tion of all tree fruits grown in the
United States is expected during
the next five years than during the
past five years, states a report on
the agricultural situation and out
look by the O. S. C. extension ser
vice. Significant increases are ex
pected in grapefruit, oranges and
lemons and moderate increases are
expected for peaches, pears and
cherries. Grape production will in
crease slightly, but apple and dried
prune production is expected tto con
tinue downward at a moderate rate.
No significant changes in the coun
try as a whole are expected to occur
in the production of other tree
Farmers of Morrow county have
until February 29 to apply for fed
eral crop insurance on their 1940
spring wheat crop, according to an
nouncement by E. H. Miller, chair
man of the county agricultural con
Applications should be made at
the office of the agricultural con
servation program in Heppner, and
the Insurance will be effective as
soon as the premium is paid, the
chairman said. Farmers may pay
the premiums with cash, wheat or
by an advance against future AAA
Crop insurance has grown in pop
ularity in the county since its in
troduction in the 1939 crop year, Mr.
Miller stated. In 1939, there were
44 policies in effect in the county.
Already a total of 307 policies have
been sold covering winter and spring
wheat planted for harvest in 1940,
covering almost two-thirds of Mor
row county's wheat acreage, and it
is expected that several additional
policies will be sold to protect spring
"This inrceased popularity is evi
dent in every wheat-growing cour.ty
in the state, according to word from
the state AAA office at Corvallis,"
the chairman said. "This last crop
year, there were around 660 paid-up
policies in the state. Already there
are 1635 applications on file for 1940
winter wheat, and in addition there
will be the spring wheat policies.
Right now, one-third of Oregon's
AAA wheat allotment for 1940 is
protected by crop insurance.
"Wheat growers are beginning to
consider crop insurance essential to
a long-range program of good farm
ing," Miller concluded.
Victor Peterson, salesman for the
Federal Land bank, was in Hepp
ner Wednesday on business in con
nection with the institution.
Ed Dick, student at University of
Oregon, is spending the vacation
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E.
Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Lawrence left
Heppner Monday for a trip to Cali
fornia. They expected to be gone a
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our apprecia
tion for the many gifts and acts of
kindness during the year of Carl's
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie R. Thorpe
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