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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, February 6, 1941
James Warner, 79
Passes at Irrigon
By MRS. W. C. ISOM
James Warner who had been con
fined to his bed the last three weeks
passed away Thursday eveing. He
was 79 years old and had resided in
the vicinity the last 20 years. Fun
eral services were held Sunday af
ternoon at the Pentecostal church
with Rev. Harness officiating. Mrs.
Harness and Mrs. Graves sang two
beautiful hymns. Out-of-town rel
atives and friends were Mr. and
Mrs. F. M. Warner from Portland,
brother of the deceased; Mr. and
Mrs. Haight of The Dalles, brother-in-law
and sister; Mr. and Mrs. Les
ter Hendrix of Boyd, Or., and Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Shafer of Pendleton
nieces and nephews; Mr. and Mrs.
Alva Bawluare and Mr. Wooley of
Hermiston. Many beautiful flowers
were presented by relatives and
friends of the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brace and
Mr. Haakerson motored to ' Red
Bluff, Cal., last week where they
visited Mr. Haakerson's family.
Mr. Haakerson who has charge of
the gold dredge working near here
is staying at the Brace home.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bediwell of
Boardman visited his parents Sun
day. Mrs. Hubbel of Hermiston was
an Irrigon visitor Sunday.
Mrs. Bessie Wisdom of Umatilla
visited her niece, Mrs. Grieves, Snu
day. Elroy Lamoreaux spent the week
end with his family.
Miss June Stephens visited her
father, Ernest Stephens at the vet
erans hospital in Walla Walla Sat
urday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Eby arrived
here from Richland, Wash., Thurs
day and are employed for the season
at the Fred Rieks home.
Mrs. Ollie Coryell is visiting rel
atives in The Dalles.
A bridal shower was given at the
home of Mrs. Glen Obrian Wednes
day afternoon, honoring her sister,
Mrs. Adrian Allen.
Two missionaries from Liberia,
Africa, will be at the Pentecostal
church Thursday and Friday eve
ning. Many curios will be presented
during the services as well as 800
feet of picture films.
. School Aid
By A. L. LINDBECK
Salem. The school tax equaliza
tion problem has again been in-
iected into the legislature. This
time it has taken the form of a pro
posal for state aid in the form of a
special tax levy large enough to
raise $20 for every child on the
school census. Under the terms of
the bill which has been drafted with
the aid of the state department of
education the revenue derived from
this proposed tax levy would be
apportioned among the counties on
the basis of total days attendance
in the elementary and grade schools.
The counties, in turn, would appor
tion the money out to the districts
on the basis of teaching units and
days attendance in each district
According to Rex Putnam, state
superintendent of public instruction,
the measure does not involve a pro
posal to raise additional revenues
for school purposes but only to
equalize the revenues among, the
school districts through state aid
which would be expected to sup
plant, in part at least, of local levies.
Another school bill introduced in
to the legislative hopper this week
by Representative Larkin of Yam
hill county, would require that tea
chers be paid on a 12-month basis.
That is a teacher whose pay was
$900 for a nine month term of school
would get 12 pay checcks of $75 each
instead of nine checks of $100 each.
Larkin frankly admits that one pur
pose of his proposal is to emphasize
the inadequate pay received by Ore
Legislators from the sparsely set-
From Irrigon, Condon
By MRS. CLAUD COATS
Boardman Yellowjackets came
back last week with two wins. They
motored to Irrigon on Thursday and
won the game with a score of 26 to
22. On Saturday they played Con
don on the home flcsr and held the
honors with a score of 29 to 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Royal Rands of
Latourell Falls spent eeveral days
on the project last week, visiting
their son, R. B. Rands and family,
also calling on friends.
On Wednesday a group of the
G. A. A. high girls motored to Pen
dleton to do the annual shopping for
the mother and daughter Valentine
party. Those, going were Mardell
Gorham, Geraldine Healy, Angela
DeMauro, Ruth Kunze.
A bridal shower was given Mrs.
Dorris Getchell, nee Dorris Hood,
at the home of Mrs. A. E. McFar
land on Wednesday. The bride re
ceived many pretty and useful gifts.
Little George Graves, who was
operated upon for appendiccitis in
the McMurdo hospital some three
weeks ago, came home Tuesday.
The thrid game of the H. E. C.
pinochle card parties was played
Thursday. High honors went to
Mrs. D. F. Ransier and Lee Pearson,
consolation to Mrs. Orrie Merritt
and Buster Rands.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Waggeman
and family moved from Pendleton
Friday to the place recently vacated
by Nathan Thorpe, known as the
Chas. Wicklander place. Edward
Marlow and Jeanne Stoll moved
Miss Denise Peyralans and Elmer
Lierman, hgih school teachers, spent
the week end in Portland and In
dependence. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Mead of Pen
dleton, formerly depot agent at Mes
ner, were Sunday dinner guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orrie
Miss Lois Messenger, Stanfield
grade teacher, spent the week end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T.
Mesenger. She had as her guests
Misses Irene Swanson and Kathleen
Moore, high school teachers.
LaVerne Baker spent the week
end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Baker. LaVerne is teaching
Mr. and Mrs. George McNabb and
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Petteys spent
Sunday in The Dalles. Mr. McNabb
remained there to work, Mr. and
Mrs. Petteys and Mrs. McNabb "re
turning home that evening.
Gilbert Petteys motored to Pen
dleton on business Tuesday.
tied wide open spaces of central
Oregon are giving a lot of attention
to the problem of a more adequate
apportionment of the counties' share
of state highway fund. The pre
sent formula which bases this ap
portionment on the motor vehicle
registration in each county, these
legislators contend, is not fair to the
more sparsely settled counties which
have only a few cars but more miles
of county roads to maistain than do
the more heavily populated counties.
A bill introduced early in the ses
sion by Representatives French and
Miller and Senator Steiwer chang
ing the basis of this apportionment
to that of assessed valuation has met
with a lot of oppotiion from those
17 counties which would suffer loss
of revenues under the proposed
change. Those same legislators, to
gether with other eastern and cen
tral Oregon members of the House
and Senate, are now at work on sev
eral other plans under which the
apportionment would be based on a
combination of factors including au
tomobile registration, assessed val
uation, and mileage of county roads,
in an effort to devise a formula that
would give a more equitable distri
bution of this money without doing
too much violence to any of the
counties now enjoying the more
generous subsidies from this source.
There appears to be a pretty well
defined sentiment in both branches
of the legislature in favor of giv
ing Klamath county a senator of its
own. At this time Klamath which
ranks as the fifth largest county in
the state, is tied in with Crook, De
schutes, Jefferson and Lake eoun-
In Hardman Pasture
By ELSA M. LEATHERS
This south end of the county can't
boast of bluebirds and robins in
January, but Floyd Adams found
buttercups in bloom in his south
pasture, this week.
Bruce Strange, who is cat-driver
for Bill Greener, went to his home
in Portland, Saturday.
Ad Inskeep, who was sick several
days last week is able to be out and
about town again.
Louis Batty and family visited at
the Joe Batty home on the John
Day river near Monument, Sunday.
Mre. Catherine Mclntyre spent
the week end in Heppner with her
daughter, Rita. She returned to her
home Monday afternoon.
Neal Knighten made a business
trip to Pendleton Thursday. He was
accompanied by Forrest Adams and
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rodgers
moved into the Hardman garage that
Nels Knighten has had charge of.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buschke spent
the week at their son's home, Claud
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Robinson from
Lonerock visited Friday at the Ed
Merrill home, with their son and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rob
inson and daughter. Mr, and Mrs.
Bill Huddleston visited at the Owen
Leathers home Friday evening, also
coming from Lonerock.
There will be a high school meet
ing Saturday until 7:30 p. m. to con
sider the bids for the remodeling of
the hgih school building.
The infantile paralysis benefit
party at the high school was well
attended Friday evening. The pro
ceeds will be turned in to Dr. Mc-
WTLLOWS GRANGE NEWS
liy MARY LUNDELL
Those attending grange last Sat
urday evening report a very pleas
ant time. Following the regular bus
iness meeting, old time dancing was
enjoyed by young and old. A word
of thanks goes to the musicians, also
to the committee who supplied the
delicious sandwiches for lunch. Proof
of the goodness was in the eating.
Just ask any of the men present.
A pot luck supper will precede the
next regular meeting on Saturday,
February 15. Members of grange
families are invited. Time, 7 p. m.,
grange at 8. We wouldn't wonder
but some of the fiddlers and guitar,
players will bring their instruments
for another hoe-down. The lecturer
is preparing an interesting program
for the evening.
A lecturer's school sponsored by
the Oregon State grange will be
held in Pendleton on Feb. 12-13-14.
Willows grange voted to pay the
necessary expenses of their lecturer,
Barbara Heliker, to the school.
A dance to which the .public is
invited is slated for Feb. 8. The
orchestra, Men About Town, will
furnish the music. Those enjoying
good, clean dancing will find it at
I wish to thank the people who
didn't attend but contributed to the
fund, as well as those attending.
Mrs. C. C. Carmichcael of Lex
ington came to Hardman, bringing
Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Leathers to visit
at the Owen Leathers home.
Ed McDaniel returned to town
from Lonerock where he visited for
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reed went to
Spokane this week.
Mrs. Roy Robinson and son Don
ald came to town Sunday on their j
way to Heppner. Donald had a ton
Willows grange hall.
The chapter of Future Farmers of
America from Arlington school will
present two one-act plays in the
grange hall on Saturday evening,
March 1. The public is invited to
attend these plays, admission free.
Let's encourage these youngsters by
attending the plays, also the dancing,
following which is sponsored by the
Future Farmers and grange. Watch
for further notice regarding plays,
in this publication.
The protestant churches of lone
and community are organizing a co
operative church, "by-laws being in
the hands of the individual groups
for study. A .meeting for final ad
option of the suggested by-laws is
called for Sunday,' Feb. 9, immedi
ately following Sunday school. An
invitation is extended to the town
folk and those of the rural com
munities who are interested in a
community church, to attend the
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