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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1940)
By MRS. ELMER GRIFFITH
Classes Join in
Reunion at lone
The classes of '34, '35 and '36 of
lone high school held a reunion at
the I. O. O. F. hall on Thursday
evening. Members of the classes
present were: Walter Bristow, Ray
mond Lundell, Donald Heliker, Dot
Crabtree Halvorsen, Howard Eu
banks, Lloyd Morgan, Ellen Nelson,
Eugene Normoyle, and Mildred
Lundell. Guests were Charles O'
Connor, Charles Lundell, Wallace
Lundell, Denward Bergevin, Bert
Mason, Jr., Charlotte McCabe Lun
dell, Louis Halvorsen, Annabelle
McCabe Eubanks, and Paul Smouse.
Later in the evening they were
joined by the class of '31, who had
enjoyed a dinner at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Palmer. Be
sides the hosts other guests pre
sent were Veda Eubanks Brenner,
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Martin (Helen
Smouse), Norman Nelson, and Mr.
and Mrs. Milton Morgan (Margaret
Crawford). They formed an alumni
association and elected the follow
ing officers: President, Milton Mor
gan; vice-president, Dot Halvorsen;
secretary-treasurer, Walter Bristow.
It was decided to hold a reunion
next year to which all of the alumni
of lone high school will be invited.
The evening was spent in dancing
and refreshments were served.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Berl Akers, who was born Decem
ber 27 in Heppner, has been named
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Ekleberry are
the parents of a baby girl, born
Dec. 28 at their home near Morgan.
The little lady has been "named Cora
Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Ely and fam
ily of Boardman, Mrs. Wallace Mat
thews of Roseburg, and Mr. and
Mrs. Franklin Ely and family were
New Years guests of their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Ely.
Guests at the Lewis Ball home
on New Years day were Mr. and
Mrs. James Lindsay, Helen and
Betty, George Elder, Cecil Thome,
Mrs. Diantha Akers, Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Ledbetter and Stell, Mr. and
Mrs. P. C. Peterson, and Melvin
This section has enjoyed fine
rains lately. Since the first of De
cember there has been 1.86 inches
of moisture, mostly rain, and the
ground is not frozen.
January meeting of the Women's
Topic club will be held at the home
of Mrs. Omar Rietmann on January
12. The book, "Inside Europe," will
Bernice Ring, who has been em
ployed in Hood River for several
months returned to her home here
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark de
parted Saturday evening for Port
land, where they plan to remain for
a week or two.
Mr. an Mrs. Alfred Swales went
to the Willamette valley Friday to
make their home on a dairy farm
New Years day dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mason were
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Cotter, Mrs.
Ellen Reith, Mr. and Mrs. Paul O'
Meara and Mrs. Clara Kincaid.
Ruth Crawford, who spent the
vacation with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wait Crawford, returned to
Portland Monday to resume her
studies at Marylhurst.
Mr. and Mrs. Esper Hansen visited
Monday on their return to Spokane
from a visit with friends in Port
land. Mrs. Iva Mitchell Weatherford
who lives in Montana, was visiting
old friends here Sunday and Mon
day. She was a guest at the C W.
Swanson home. She spent the hol
idays at Echo with her sister, Mrs.
A party of friends held a pot luck
dinner at the Ted Smith home Sun
day, attended the show, and return
ed there for a watch party in the
evening. They were Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Denny, Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Rietmann, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ber
gevin and Betty and Denward, Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Blake, Mr. and Mrs.
Dan O'Hara and Mr. and Mrs. O.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Misner of
Thornton, Wash., who spent Christ
mas here at the home of their son-
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Thursday, Jan. 4, 1940
in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Mankin, departed Friday for
Mexico City, to enjoy the winter
sunshine for awhile.
Holmes Gabbert who has been
seriously ill of septic sore throat at
the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs.
Fred Mankin, was taken to his home
in Portland Friday by Mrs. Gabbert.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwynne Peck, who
have been spending their vacation
at the home of Mrs. Peck's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Farris, departed
Monday. Mr. Peck will resume his
studies at O. S. C. and his wife will
join him there later.
Miss Lucy Case will be in lone
January 11 for the third and last
of the series of cooking lessons.
Anyone wishing to attend who was
not present when food was assign
ed to be brought, can bring a hot
dish for the dinner.
Denward Bergevin departed Mon
day for Spokane to reenter Gon
zaga, and his sister Betty has re
turned to her school at Seattle.
Donald Heliker is visiting rela
tives and friends at The Dalles.
Miss Linea Troedson and Mr. and
Mrs. Francis Troedson have return
ed to their home in Portland after
a holiday visit with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Troedson.
Mrs. Lee Beckner returned Tues
day from a visit with friends in
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hinckley who
have been guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Laxton McMurray, departed for
their home in Kennewick, Wash.,
Sunday. They stopped in Hermiston
where they found Fred McMurray
suffering severely from an accident
with farm machinery, in which he
sustained several broken ribs, as
well as serious internal injuries.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Linn and
daughter Leta spent several days
with Mr. Linn's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. P. J. Linn. They left Sunday
for their home in Forest Grove.
Rev. Moffat Dennis will hold
preaching services at the Congraga
tional church in lone each Sunday
evening during January.
Boosted by State
A new project recently inaugur
ated by the State Game Commission
through aid of Pittman-Robertson
federal funds provides for the de
velopment of seed stock refuges in
the Willamette Valley for the ben
efit of pheasants, quail and other
Sites of not less than 1,000 acres
each that are suitable for restocking
purposes will be selected and ease
ment control for a period of five
years secured from the landowners,
which will give the Commission the
right to develop food and cover re
sources on the land, restock it with
game and regulate the seasons and
methods of hunting.
The program proposes to keep the
refuges closed to all hunting for a
period of three years, after which
they will be opened on a rotation
basis. It is anticipated that this
plan, together with last year's clo
sure of the Willamette Valley, will
accomplish a great deal toward the
rehabilitation of the pheasant and
small game in the western part of
Inasmuch as a detailed survey of
game conditions had previously
been made in Benton county by
the Oregon Research Unit, the pre
sent program is being initiated in
that county to take advantage of
the data already available but will
be extended to other counties of the
Although the work has been un
der way for only a short period,
farmers and landowners have shown
a great interest in the program and
in most cases have cooperated read
ily in signing up the necessary
Fifteen Oregon counties have
been allocated a total of $17,250 for
predatory animal control in 1940 by
the state department of agriculture.
This, together with the state game
commission's $11,700 and WPA funds
for this purpose, will give every
county in the state some monies for
predatory animal control, reports
Dr. W. H. Lytle, chief of the division
of animal industry.
The appropriation, balance of the
$36,000 voted for this work by the
1939 legislature, is based on neces
sity for control and financial coop
eration received from the counties.
The allocation by the department:
Baker county, $900; Gilliam, $1500;
Grant, $2,000; Harney, $1,500; Jack
son, $1,500; Klamath, $1000; Lake,
$1,500; Malheur, $750; Marion, $500;
Morrow, $1,500; Sherman, $600; Um
atilla, $1000; Wallowa, $1000; Wasco,
$1000; Wheeler, $1000.
A check on gasoline pumps that
have not made application for 1940
licenses is in progress this week,
report officials of the state depart
ment of agriculture. Oregon has
more than 13,000 retail pumps.
Let G. T. Want Ads help you dis
pose of surplus stock.
Believe it or not, but the Hood
River valley was the birthplace of
rural electrification in the United
States, according to report made by
Everett Davis, extension specialist
in agricultural engineering at Ore
gon State college.
Davis found that the first strictly
rural electric distribution line in
the United States was built in 1906
and was two miles long, connecting
five Hood River valley farms.
Today Oregon is still a leader in
rural electrification with more than
53 percent of all farms in the state
electrified. Three years ago only
32 percent of the farms were served
by electricity. Latest figures show
upwards of 7000 miles of rural line
serving more than 33,000 rural cus
tomers in this state.
The Rural Electrification admin
istration has assisted substantially
in extending rural service within
the last year or so, says Davis. Four
projects are either under construc
tion or have been recently complet
ed, to serve about 1300 farmers.
Extending lines in populous farm
ing districts is fairly simple, but in
sparsely settled regions like the
Eastern Oregon wheat country, dis
tribution lines are so costly as to
be prohibitive under present con
ditions in many localities.
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eye-Sight Spe
cialist of Pendleton, on WEDNES
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DAY, JANUARY 10th.
By MRS. CLAUD COATS
Flu Epidemic at
School opened again on Tuesday
with a bang after a week's vacation.
The flu has cleared up considerably
during the vacation and the attend
ance is much better than at closing
time. The teachers who spent their
holidays away from home were Es
ther McGrew, Glenn Mallery, Ray
Lewis, Elinor Tilden and Lois Mes
senger spent a few days with her
brother, Uram Messenger and family
F. L. Corwin of Mulino is visit
ing at the home of his son and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. George Corwin.
Rev. Mr. Walpole was pleased to
have his mother from Portland
spend Tuesday and Wednesday with
his family. This was Mrs. Walpole's
first visit on the project.
Essie Jones and Janet Gorham
spent a few days in Portland last
week. Miss Jones returned home on
Friday and Miss Gorham on Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gorham were
dinner guests Friday of Mrs. Gladys
Fortier and daughter Norma.
Jim Howell was home over the
holidays with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Howell. Jim is working
near Roseburg this winter.
Norma Gibbons left Monday to
resume her school teaching at Bend.
She has been visiting her mother,
Mrs. Gladys Fortier.
Ralph Skoubo returned home
Monday from Portland where he
had been visiting.
Esther Jones left Tuesday for La
Grande to spend a few days with
friends. She formerly worked there.
Earl Cramer left Wednesday for
Spokane where he has work. He has
spent the past few weeks with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cra
mer. Mrs. George Wicklander, Sr., ar
rived home on Tuesday from The
Dalles. Mr. Wicklander is much im
proved at this writing and will also
arrive home in a few days. Mr.
Wicklander was taken sick while
working near Heppner some three
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To each of our customers
During the electric service interruption
on New Year's Day
. We appreciate your patience
and good nature while waiting
for service to be restored. It
did a lot to make a difficult job
The trouble was caused by
severe sleet conditions in a lo
calized area between Mosier
and Hood River. For a stretch
of about a mile, high up on the
side of the mountain, our Pow
erclale transmission line be
came loaded with ice to the
point where something just
had to go ! Wires were weight
ed down with 6 inches of ice.
Poles and crossarms were sim
ilarly covered. The hillside
was as slick as a skating rink.
To reach the breaks in the
line, our men had to chop steps
in the ice. In many places they
had to crawl on hands and
knees. But somehow they man
aged to set new poles, string
new wire, and get the line back
in service early Tuesday mor
ning. It was the kind of repair
job that looks hopeless to any
but the members of an exper
ienced, level-headed organiza
tion which puts maintenance
of electric service ahead of
So we want to thank them
publicly for the fine job they
did under most difficult con
ditions, to the end that your
electric service might be fully
restored as quickly as possible.
And in case we were too busy to extend greetings on Monday,
here's wishing you A Happy New Year!
Pacific Power & Light Company
Always at Your Service