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Thursday, November 7, 1940
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Davidson House Lost
In Fire Near lone
By MRS. ELMER GRIFFITH
Mrs. Mabel Davidson's ranch
house was destroyed by fire Friday
afternoon, and all contents except
the washing machine were lost. Mrs.
Davidson was rendering lard on the
kitchen stove, and while she was
absent for a moment, the lard boil
ed over and ignited.
Mrs. A. A. McCabe was pleasantly
surprised last week by a visit from
her cousin, Garfield Hibbard, and
Mrs. Hibbard of Lake Geneva, Wis,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stewart of
Vernonia spent the week end here
with Mrs. Stewart's daughters, Mrs.
Franklin Lindstrom and Mrs. Clif
ford McCabe, and her son, Arthur
A surprise birthday party was held
at the George Snyder home Satur
day evening, honoring Harold Sni
der and Clifford McCabe. A large
number of friends were present.
Eleven members of Locust chap
ter, O. E. S., attended a friendship
meeting of the Condon chapter Fri
day evening, when the Past Matrons
club exemplified the ritualistic work
as of 1869. The ladies' gowns and
the men's mustaches created much
favorable comment. Those attending
from here were Mrs. Fred Mankin,
Mrs. W. J. Blake, Mrs. Laxton Mc
Murray, Mrs. A. ' A. McCabe, and
Mrs. D. L. Long, all of whom stayed
for the night, and Mr. and Mrs.
George C. Krebs, and Mr. and Mrs.
Keith, the small son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clel Ray, broke his collar bone
as the result of two sucessive falls.
Mrs. Ida Moore of Portland is
spending a few days at the. home of
her brother W. J. Blake, before re
turning home Wednesday. She has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. W.
J. Padberg at Lexington.
Mrs. Fred Mankin spent the week
end at Walla Walla visiting her
daughter Betty, who is attending
school there. She was accompanied
by Mrs. Harvey Miller and Miss
Helen Doherty of Heppner.
P. J. O'Meara is building a lum
ber shed back of his blacksmith
The Union Missionary society will
meet at the Congregational church
Thursday. Hostesses are Mrs.
Delia Corson, Mrs. James Warfield
and Mrs. Mathewj Gordon.
The one Bridge club met Thurs
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Harry Yarnell. High prize was won
by Mrs. Clara Newlin and low by
Mrs. J. P. O'Meara. Others present
were Mesdames M. E. Cotter, Ella
Davidson, Omar Rietmann, and Ida
Fletcher. The house was beautifully
decorated with the Halowe'en mo
tif and fall flowers, one bouquet be
ihg the gift of Mrs. Yarnell's son
and wife of Newberg. Since the
party occurred on Mrs. Yarnell's
birthday, she was presented with
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Denny left
Monday for a trip east. They went
to Puget Sound to go from there by
the Great Northern route to De
troit where they will purchase a
car and drive home.
Mrs. Erling Thompson returned
home Friday after spending a few.
days in the hospital at Heppner.
Harry Munkers is suffering from
a painful sprained ankle.
Ed Powell of Morgan is a patient
at the hospital in Heppner.
Walter Bristow has purchased the
Lee Howell residence on Second
street, but will not take possession
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dalzel of
Grand Coulee spent Friday in lone,
visiting Mr. Dalzel's aunt, Mrs. Bert
The weather observer at Morgan
reports 2.30 inches of rain in October
and 4.07 inches since the first of
September.' A few gardners report
roses still putting out a few blooms,
which seems like a record.
Mr. Burk's Sunday school class
were host Tuesday evening for a
delightful Hallowe'en party at the
Christian church, attended by most
of the young people of the commun
ity, dressed in appropriate costumes.
Prizes were awarded as follows:
Bobbie Rietmann, scarecrow, first;
Alice Nichoson, witch, second; and
Ernest McCabe as a Chinaman, and
Bob Hoskins as Daniel Boone were
a toss up for third and fourth.
The operetta, "Fairy Shoemaker,"
presented by the grade school chil
dren was well received Friday eve
ning, when the annual carnival was
held. The orchestra was directed
Mr. Janzen, with Mrs. Barnhouse
accompanying. The Home Econom
ics girls served a cafeteria dinner
Pad Howell Stricken
By ELSA M. LEATHERS
Pad Howell, who has been doing
chores at the Archie Bechdolt ranch,
was found lying in the road Mon
day evening by Neal Knighten, after
a stroke apparently had struck him.
He was conscious and could talk
and was in no pain, but couldn't
move that is, couldn't crawl, walk
or get up. Neal was on his way
to let the water out of his tractor,
and saw some eyes, thinking it was
a coyote, he drove on past his gate
to investigate and it was Pad's dog
that he had seen. The dog had
stayed by him, otherwise Neal would
probably not have seen him. He
was about a mile from town. That
road is not traveled much. Neal
and Irl Clary rushed him to Hepp
ner to a hospital and the doctor
reported him in a very serious con
The first snow of the season fell
on election day at Hardman, al
though the hils have been white
south of Hardman for a few days.
There was about five inches of snow
at Reed's mill. The hunters will be
glad to see this.
A birthday party in honor cf Mrs.
Fred Reed and Mrs. Bill Greener
was given by Mrs. Eldon McFerrin
last Wednesday evening. A nice
time was reported.
Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Clary were in
town over Monday and Tuesday,
coming out to vote..
Mrs. Zelma McDaniel is staying
at the Sam McDaniel Jr. home, tak
ing care of Mrs. McDaniel who has
been quite ill. Mrs. McDaniel was
taken to Pendleton the middle of the
week to Dr. McBee, by Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Hastings. She expects
to return to Pendleton this week to
undergo a serious operation.
Monte McDonald spent the last
week with Mrs. Raymond Reed at
Carey Hastings and Owen Leath-
Mrs. Ted Blake is assisting Mrs.
Bert Mason in the store while Mr.
Mason is hunting elk.
Harvey Smith and Clarence E.
Linn were Pendleton visitors Mon
day. P. J. O'Meara has purchased Carl
Troedson's house, now occupied by
I ers have reported spike bull elk.
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HJ-isies ocan jjeauiers vera ivic-
Daniel, Nona Inskeep, Maxine Mc
Daniel, Lois Hewitt, Lucille Renoe,
Ollie Hastings, Mrs. Marvin Bran
non, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Knighten
and children attended the Chris
tian EndeaVor rally at Lexington
Friday night. Vera McDaniel could
not go as she was sick.
Lewis Batty and family moved to
the ranch on Monday of this week.
Nelson Knighten is in charge of the
store and garage.
Mrs. Zelma McDaniel will be hon
ored with a kitchen shower at the
Ethel McDaniel home on Friday the
8th between 1 and 4 o'clock. Every
one is invited.
Mrs. Victor Lovgren and children
and Mrs. Clarence Rodgers of Eight
mile visited in town on Monday.
Miss Lurline Sparks and Miss Lois
Hewitt put on a Hallowe'en pro
gram with the grade children Sat
urday evening, with witches, sol-1
diers, ghosts and moonbeams very
much in evidence. A nice crowd was
A large number of friends and
relatives of "Granny" Booher at
tended her funeral in Heppner
Monday at the Phelps Funeral home.
Mrs. Booher lived in Hardman for
many years before moving to Hepp
ner. Mr. Booher passed away a num
ber of years ago in the Valley. They
once lived in the mountains on a
ranch near the Hayden sawmill, now
part of the Hayden ranch. Mrs.
Booher was known to her many
friends as "Granny." She was the
grandmother of Mrs. Sam McDaniel,
Jr., of this town, and Mrs. McDaniel
bears her name, "Debbie."
Carey Hastings and Max Buschke
went to be pallbearers from here.
George Perry of Pendleton visited
Saturday evening at the Owen Lea
thers home and atended the dance
here. Mr. Perry had not been in
Hardman for about 23 years.
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