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Volume 58, Number 7
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, April 17, 1941
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Christian Doctrine
Confraternity Meet
Here Next Tuesday
200 to 300 Dele
gates Will Discuss
Youth Education
The sixth annual conference of the
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine j
will be held at Heppner in the Elks
hall Tuesday, April 22. This year
St. Patrick's branch of the C. C. D.
will act as host unit for the confer
ence. From Milton and Freewater,
Pendleton, Hermiston, Condon, Du
fur, The Dalles and Hood River
between 200 and 300 delegates will
flock to Heppner to take part in
this conference. Similar conferences
are being held at Ontario and Mer
rill. The object of this conference is to
secure unity of purpose and solidar
ity of action for the confraternity
in this deanery, says Father Francis
McCormick, in charge of local ar
rangements. The C. C. D. is essen
tially a lay organization, designed
to give a sound religious education
to those children who cannot at
tend Catholic schools.' Each parish
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the director and its organization and 7
teaching methods are regulated ac
cording to rules and regulations laid
down by the Diocesan Board of
Catechetics. At this conference
Catholic lay people from the differ
ent centers will give reports and
talks on the various activities of
the confraternity.
His excellency, the Most Rev. Jo
seph F. McGrath will attend and
deliver an address at the second
session. In addition Rev. John Del
ahuntv. diocesan director of the C.
C. D., Sister Mary Prestina, O. S. F.,
Sister Mary Rosetta, O. S. F., Sister
Mary Maurina, O. S. F., will attend
and take part.
The conference will commence
with registration at 9:30 a. m. The
officers of the local unit will con
duct the meeting. Eddie Kenny, lo
cal lay president, will preside over
the first, second and fourth sessions,
and the local unit report for the cur
rent year will be read by Mrs. D. P.
Phelan secretary for the local unit.
At the second session from 11 a.
m. to 12 Miss Margaret Farley will
give a report on our observance of
Catechetical day. In addition there
will be various talks by delegates
from other centers.
At 12:15 p. m. luncheon will be
served by the Rebekah ladies in the
Oddfellows hall, and Mrs. Blanken
ship will present a musical program
during luncheon.
Session three, commencing at 1:15
p. m., will be in the form of an
"answer and earn" quiz program.
Mrs. P. Hisler, Lorene Hirl, Mrs.
Phelan and Helen Doherty will rep
resent our local unit at this session.
Rev. J. Delahunty and Sister Mary
Presentina will conduct this session.
Session four will begin at 2:30
p. m. At this talks will be given
by several delegates on the various
activities of the C. C. D. Mrs. Blank
enship, representing the local unit,
will Give a talk on visiting.
During the second and third ses
sions there will be a high school
youth rally. This will be presided
over by Harry O'Donnell. Jr. James
Kenny will give a talk. At the be
ginning of the opening session Mr.
J. O. Turner will deliver an address
of welcome to the visiting delegates.
Since this conference is chiefly
concerned with the religious educa-
ton of the youth it is open to all
denominations who are interested in
the same field of activity. No one
is debarred from it, but all are wel
come to attend, Father McCormick
Give photographs for Mother's
Day. Rose Leibbrand, Humphreys
Drug Co. 7-10p.
Blankenship Tells of
Big Educators' Meet
Highlights of the Inland Empire
Education association meeting at
Spokane last Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday were told to the Lions
club at its Monday luncheon by Al
den Blankenship, local school super
intendent who attended throughout
the three days.
With some 4000 delegates in at
tendance this conference is the larg
est educators' meet in the northwest,
and the fine array of speaking tal
ent brought vital messages on up-
to-the-minute questions, such as ed- '
ucation's part in the national defense
program, said Blankenship. He quo
ted David Cushman Coyle, lecturer
and publicist as saying that Ameri
ca must come to the realization that
it is in the war and must organize all
its facilities to bring the war to a
successful conclusion.
Interesting messages of the inside
story of Norway, including how the
Norwegian parliament successfully
transferred the nation's gold supply
to America before the German occu
pation, were told by Carl J. Hambro,
formerly president of the Norwegian
Storthing, prime minister of Nor
way, past president of the League
of Nations, Norwegian embassy,
Washington, D. C. Other speakers
cited were Josephine Roche, pres
ident of the National Consumers
league, Karl W. Bigelow, director
of the Commission on Teacher
Training, and Walter E. Myer and
John E. Almack, authors and leading
educational figures.
Shot Put Hits Tot
At lone School
Fern Jones, first grade pupil in
the lone schools, was treated at a
local physician's office this morning
for an injury received when she was
hit on the head by a 16 pound shot
put while at play on the school
grounds before the opening of
school. The shot-put. into which the
tot ran as it was in the air thrown
from the hands of a high school
boy, struck a glancing blow on the
side of the tot's head. She was
knocked unconscious for half an
She was brought to Heppner by
Erret Hummel, school principal, and
examination revealed no fracture,
though a slieht concussion was evi
denced from her being unconscious,
the doctor said. The little girl is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Law
rence Jones.
School Open House
Tomorrow To Show
Work Of Students
Room Exhibits, Pro
gram Arranged for
Public Reception
Heppner public schools will hold
open house tomorrow (Friday) eve-
ning beginning at 7:15 o'clock, and!
all patrons and friends of the school
are cordially invited to attend, an
nounces Alden H. Blankenship, su
perintendent. Doors of the main building will be
opened at 7:15 and will remain open
until 8:25 for inspection of the ex
hibits in the various rooms and de
partments depicting progress of the
year's work.
At 8:25 a bell will be sounded as
a signal for everyone to report to
the gym-auditorium for a program
that, has been planned to start at
The program will present the fol
lowing numbers:
1. Flag drill by a group of first
2. Song by the second grade.
3. Tap dance by Marlene and
Donald Dubois.
4. Numbers by the 7th and 8th
grade girls' chorus.
5. Informal discussion by a group
of juniors in public speaking classes.
6. Musical numbers by high school
7. Style show.
8. Numbers by band.
Forest Permittees to
Meet Here Saturday
A meeting of permittees of the
Umatilla and Whitman national for
ests has been called for the Elks club
in Heppner next Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock, according to an
nouncement from the county ag
ent's office.
Important messages will be
brought to" stockmen grazing live
stock in the national reserve by of
ficials of both forests, and permit
tees will be given opportunity to
find solution for individual problems.
Edward L. Hunt, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Hunt, Lexington, was
among those enlisted in the regular
army at Portland last week, accord
ing to news received here from Lt.
Col. B. H. Hensley, Oregon recruit
ing district commander. Young
Hunt was accepted for the corps
area service command, Presidio of
San Francisco, Cal. Colonel Hens
ley tells us that many vacancies
still exist in the oversea servcie, in
cluding the Philippines, Panama and
Hawaii, and in several departments
in the air corps.
Frank M. Gabler Rites
Draw Many Friends
Funeral serices held here Monday
afternoon for Frank M. Gabler, a
leading citizen of Monument, brought
high tribute from the many friends
in that vicinity, wohse numbers
packed the Phelps Funeral home
chapel. Martin Clark, Christian
minister, officiated, and interment
was in Heppner cemetery. The floral
offering was profuse.
Mr. Gabler died Friday at a hos
pital in The Dalles to where he was
rushed for treatment of injuries re-
ceied when an acetylene tank with
which he was working blew up in
his Monument blacksmith shop. The
accident occurred late Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Gabler was known by many
Heppner people as he worked here
for several years as blacksmith in
the Scrivner and Ashbaugh shops
before going to Monument. He is
survived by Mrs. Gabler and three
children, Norma Gabler of Portland,
JunevGabler of Redding, Cal., and
Karl Gabler of Monument.
Frank Gabler was born in Austria-Hungary
January 12, 1887, and
came to the United States 47 years
ago. He married Miss Viola Matte
son in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1915.
Mr. Gabler was a leading citizen
of theM onument community, tak
ing an active part in community af
fairs and his judgmentw was highly
respected. He was an accomplished
machinist and had received several
patents for inventions, some of which
he manufactured in his Monument
shop and found a wide market.
Band Benefit Meeting
To be Held Tuesday
Final details of the community
white elephant auction to benefit
the school and uniform fund will
be taken at a meeting of some 24
organization and district represent
atives at the Lucas place next Tues
day evening, at 6:30, announces C.
D. Conrad, general chairman for the
This organization meeting was
called following a preliminary meet
ing held last Thursday evening at
which it was decided to invite rep
resentatives of the organizations and
districts known to be vitally inter
ested in the band's progress. V. R.
Runnion has consented to do the
auctioneering for the event, lending
impetus to the auction, which Run
nion says may result in raising most
of the remaining funds needed if
everyone lends a hand.
Mothers, Daughters
To Dine May 5th
The Business and Professional
Womens' club held its April meet
ing, Tuesday evening, at the home
of Florence Bergstrom and Harriet
Pointer. The annual mothers' and
daughters' banquet will be held
Monday, May 5, at a place to be
designated later.
It was decided to hold a special
meeting Tuesay, April 22. at 7 p. m.,
at the home of Lucy Rodgers, for
the annual election of officers. Com
mittees appointed for the mothers'
and daughters banquet are, pro
gram, Lucy Rodgers, Lera Craw
ford and Virginia Coblantz; table
committee, Florence Bergstrom,
Marjorie Parker, Margaret Farley,
Neva Neill and Harriet Pointer; tic
ket sale, Leta Humphreys and Clara
Dr. William C. Jones, head of Wil
lamette university courses in public
administration, a dynamic speaker,
will address the high school student
body at 1 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon.
Hunters, Anglers to
Organize Sunday
Annual organization meeting of
Morrow County Hunters and Ang-j
lers club will be held Sunday eve
ning in connection with a chicken
dinner to be held at Camp Heppner,
CCC, announces J. Logie Richard
son, president. Dinner will be serv
ed at 5:30 and a charge of 35 cents
per plate will be made.
An invitation has been extended
to W. B. Smith, president of Oregon
Wildlife federation, and to members
of the state game commission to at
tend. Music will be provided by the
Men About Town orchestra.
Boy Hit. in Eye by
Arrow Hurt Seriously
Edwin Tucker, eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Homer Tucker, sustained
serious injury of the left eye when
it was struck by an arrow from a
bow in the hands of a playmate,
Leon Hurd, Tuesday afternoon. The
neighbor boys were at play in the
vicinity of their homes in the north
end of town.
The Tucker boy was rushed to
Heppner hospital where an emer
gency operation was performed and
the injury dressed. Treatment was
given to prevent infection and the
boy was reported to be resting easy
Maxinc McCurdy
First to Fly Solo
Pacific University, Forest Grove.
(Special) Maxine "Mickey" Mc
Curdy of Heppner, one of the two
girls taking civilian pilot training,
gained the distinction of being the
first in the class of twenty to make
a solo flight.
To prepare her for her solo flight
she received eight hours of actual
flying, dual instruction was required
to pass a test on civil air regula
tions. The next goal of the student
flyers .will be their cross country
flights, which will be taken just
before they take their flight test for
private pilots license.
Paul Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Chris P. Brown of this city, has en
liste in the regular army and will
be stationed at Fort McDowell, Cal.,
until April 28. He will leave on that
date for Manila, P. I. His present
address is Casual Detachment, Phil
ippine Dept., Fort McDowell. Cal.
Fred Lewis, youth personnel sup
ervisor for eastern Oregon for Na
tional Youth administration, spoke
to seniors at the high school this
morning, giving information on how
assistance for furthering studies may
be obtained through the federal agency.
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Schwarz and
baby son from Seneca spent Easter
at the Henry Schwarz home.
Improvement Of
School Plant Need,
Say Evaluators
General Work Given
Ratings Above the
State Averages
The condition of the school plant
is the most alarming factor faced by
School DistrictN No. 1, as indicated
in the report of Rex Putnam, state
superintendent of public instruc
tion, from findings of the evaluation
committee, headed, by D. A. Emer- '
son, director of school administra
tion and secondary education, that
made a recent survey here.
Criteria formulated through group
action of the committee, said to be
incomplete and inadequate because
of the limited time in which the
survey was made, generally placed
the school above average as to phil
osophy, curricula, teaching and ad
ministration. Library facilities were rated down,
and suggested improvements given.
Recommendations were made for a
college-trained librarian, which has
not been possible due to financial
conditions, and other improvements
suggested in accordance with ac
cepted library practices.
The committee stated its realiza
tion that the school standards had
been kept at a commendably high
level considering the financial con
ditions of recent years, and its rec
ommendations for improvements,
were offered as a guide for accom
plishments over a .period of years
and were not given with expecta
tion that everything needed could
be done at once.
"The figures on financial resour
ces," said the report, "show that the
cost per pupil is only slightly above
the average for the entire state but
about equal to the average in school
districts of the same or similar size.
The taxable wealth per pupil en
rolled is less than one-half that of
the state as a whole. It is realized
that this creates a rather difficult
financial situation. This situation is
relieved somewhat by the fact that
about 25 percent of the pupils come
from outside the district and tuition
for these pupils is collected from
the non-high school district. How
ever, it is realized that this does not
relieve the district from the burden
of providing school buildings and
equipment, the cost of which must
be financed entirely by the resources
within the district."
Commendation was given the
school administration for steps tak
en to improve lighting of class
rooms, for more adequate housing
of library, and for landscaping
grounds. Some of the more press
ing problems of plant and facilities
were listed as follows:
1. There is a definite need for
more playground space adjacent to
the school building. A long-time
program might succeed in obtaining
adjacent property to the north of
the school plant if the street there
could be closed.
2. The window curtains are in a
bad state of repair and are of the
wrong kind. It is suggested that
these be replaced by curtains that
are adjustable from the center of
the window.
3. The heat control of the build
ing should be adjusted on a room to
room basis.
4. All drinking fountains should
meet conditions set forth in the
state plumbing code.
5. Some means should be taken to
adjust steps in stairways to a uni
form height. They should be cov
ered with non-skid covering. Metal
strips should be removea.
6. The committee urges that a
great deal more attention be paid
to the care and upkeep of the build
ing and suggests the following spe
cific items which need immediate
(a) Woodwork needs washing and
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