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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (June 27, 1940)
Thursday, June 27, 1940
Mr. and Mrs. Russell McNeill re
turned Monday night from an east
ern trip which took them as far as
Washington, D. C. They left Hepp
ner June 7, going to Pendleton
where they took the City of Port
land for Chicago. Spending a few
days there they went on to Harris
burg, Pa. The visit in Washington
was greatly enjoyed, they report.
They had an opportunity to visit the
senate chamber twice, getting an
insight into procedure followed in
the highest lawmaking body of the
land. Of all places visited, Gettys
burg was the most impressive. The
return trip was made by the Por
tland Rose, for which the Heppner
people were thankful, as the steam
train offers more comfort if not
quite as much speed.
Mrs. R. C. Young returned to
Heppner Monday after attneding the
Columbia conference of the Meth
odist church in Portland the past
week. She was accompanied by her
sister, Mrs. W. D. Garrett of Port
land. Mrs. Young will make her
home in Portland with her son Reo.
She has ben supply pastor at the
local Methodist church since the
death of her husband, Rev. R. C.
Young. With Mrs. Garrett she left
for Portland Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell and Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Hill spent the last
week end exploring central Oregon
and enjoying a bit of fishing in some
of the celebrated waters of that area.
Friday night was spent at Mitchell
and on Saturday they drove on to
Bend where they acquired fishing
tackle and then drove to Paulina
lake. A side trip was made to East
lake. Limit catches were made by
Visitors in Heppner Wednesday
were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Musgrave
of Fox, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stevens
of Hamilton and Mrs. Frank Mc
Daniel of Hardman. Former resi
dents of Morrow county, Mr. and
Mrs. Stevens will keep abreast of
happenings here through the col
umns of the Gazette Times.
Carolyn Vaughn, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Vaughn, accompan
ied Frank Turner home from Port
land the first of the week and is
visiting' friends here. She has been
the guest of Kathryn Thompson at
the R. A. Thompson farm since ar
riving. A visitor in Heppner and the
county the past week was Mrs. Jes
sie Hanshew. A former resident of
the county for many years, Mrs.
Hanshew now resides at Hillsboro.
Her husband, the late Dan Hanshew,
farmed in Sand Hollow.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rice and Mr.
and Mrs. Luke Bibby drove to Port
land Friday evening to spend the
week end in the city. While there
Rice made arrangements for delivery
of sacks to handle the 1940 wheat
Dr. A. D. McMurdo and son Ber
nard drove to Portland Friday. Dr.
McMurdo went on to Salem to par
ticipate in the state trap shoot.
Captain Alonzo (Happy) Dunn of
the state police force was a Heppner
visitor Friday. He makes his head
quarters at Baker.
Bicycle Traffic Killed
Shown on Decline
A 43 percent decrease in the num
ber of bicycle traffic fatalities in
Oregon for the first five months of
1940 compared to the same period
in 1939 was revealed in figures re
leased today by Earl Snell, secretary
of state and director of the state
sponsored traffic safety campaign.
Four persons were killed in accidents
of this type during the period this
year, compared to seven last year.
In urging Oregon residents to con
tinue the improvement in this field,
Snell pointed to the fact that more
than half the bicycle fatalities of
1939 involved children under 14
years of age and said it was neces
sary, therefore, for parents and oth
ers associated with children activi
ties to stress the importance of safe
riding practices. He urged all chil
dren to observe these principles of
1. Never ride two or more abreast,
always ride in single file.
2. Observe all traffic regulations,
just as the driver of the motor ve
3. Never ride on the left side, fac
ing traffic, always keep to the right.
4. Never hitch a ride on a moving
5. Never ride double.
6. Never cut suddenly across the
path of traffic.
7. Have the bicycle properly
equipped with lights for night rid
ing. 8. Never weave in and out of traf
fic. 9. Always give proper arm signals
when making turns.
To Start July 7th
For their second season at Lake
Wallowa, the Boy Scouts of the
Blue Mountain council will be going
to summer camp, beginning July 7.
Situated where it is, with the Wal
lowa mountains within easy hiking
distance, and with fne swimming
facilities, it is epected that its at
tractiveness will bring a capacity
crowd of campers this season.
According to G. I. Drennan, chair
man of the council's camping com
mittee, and Scout Executive Oscar
E. Hoover, enrollment has already
been heavy for the four weeks of
July the camp will be operating.
Special features on this summer's
program have been planned, and
among them will be a series of train
ing sessions each period for Patrol
Leaders and Senior Patrol Leaders.
This is in response to the desire of
many scoutmasters to have their boy
leaders get such instruction, and will
give them some valuable ideas and
information to take back to their
troops and use next winter.
Among the trips available to the
campers this season will be a spe
cial horse hike sometime during each
period. These trips were so appeal
ing to them last year, that possibly
more extended trips may be taken.
Other plans in the camp program
include handicraft, and, of course,
expert instruction in campcraft,
cooking, pioneering and other out
door scouting practice. These things
are especially important to the cam
pers, who will often advance in
scout "rank" more in a single week
in the summer than in most of the
Leadership in the camp will be
by Mr. Hoover and William Liddle,
new field executive in the Blue
Mountain countil, formerly of Seat
tle. Junior leaders will be Eagle
Scouts from various communities,
including Elwyn Thompson, Glen
Hathaway, Harrison Beale, Alvin
Gross, Jim Lyons, Harold Gradwohl
and Bob Hart of Walla Walla; Don
Larkin of Kennewick; Phil Dumas
of Dayton; Dave Frees and John
McLean of La Grande; Raymond
Fisher, of Waitsburg; Joseph Olsen
of Baker, and Bill Zerba of Athena.
Two Eagle Scouts, Steven Wilson
and Roy Simpson of Houston, Tex.,
will be visiting relatives in Free
water and will join the camp staff
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