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Miss Mary Cotter,
lone Visitor, Passes
By MRS. EL.MER GRIFFITH
Miss Maiy S. Cotter died at the
hospital in Heppner about 9 o'clock
Monday evening. Miss Cotter came
here from her home in Austin,
Minn., the ninth of July to visit her
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Martin E. Cotter, and had been
ill for only a week. She was 61
years of age, and besides her bro
ther, Martin of lone, is survived by
another brother, Richard of Austin.
The latter flew west when he learn
ed of her critical illness, but did not
arrive until Tuesday morning. The
body will be shipped east from
Pendleton Wednesday afternoon,
and funeral services will be held in
Austin on Saturday. Miss Cotter
was a graduate of Minnesota Tea
chers college and of -Columbia uni
versity in New York. At the time
of her death she was under a con
tract to teach in the Austin high
school, a position she had held since
1925. This was her third trip west.
French Burroughs, pioneer Rhea
creek farmer, is seriously ill at his
An interesting visitor here on
Monday and Tuesday was Mrs. Leo
nora Flaherty of Kansas City, Mo.,
who will be remembered to old res
idents here as "Lee" Woolery, an
employee of the lone bank, and sis
ter of Joseph Woolery, one of the
first merchants in lone. While here
she was a guest of her friend, Mrs.
Delia Corson, and enjoyed meeting
many old time friends. Joseph Wool
ery built the residence now owned
by Laxton McMurray and she was
interested in visiting there. Mrs.
Flaherty was here to look after her
farm property east of Morgan. She
ia now engaged in welfare work in
Kansas City, working with the Trav
Mrs. Ethel Fellers and daughter
Iva May, left Saturday for Hubbard
where she has employment. Mrs.
Feller has been employed at the
Grant Olden ranch for the last five
years, but decided to move closer
to her brother-in-law and sister,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernset Christopher son,
who live at Donald.
Mrs. Leslie Roundy and baby
daughter of Arlington are visiting
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Har
Mrs. Inez Freeland left Thursday
for her home in Portland after a
visit of two weeks at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Omar Rietmann.
Mrs. Rose McMurray and daugh
ter Mapril and sons, Vance and
Quinton, and her son-in-law and
daughter, Lt. and Mrs. Elwood Stan
ley of Lewiston, Idaho, visited at
the Laxton McMurray home on
Monday. They were returning from
a reunion of the Agee family at
Stevenson, Wash., at which 39 mem
bers of the Agee family were pre
sent. Miss Mapril remained for a
longer visit with her uncle, Mr.
Mrs. A. F. Palmateer and daugh
ters, Doris and Laurel of Morgan
departed Tuesday for Portland,
where Miss Doris was to undergo
Six girls left Sunday for Camp
Cotton, which is sponsored by the
Swedish Lutheran church. They
are Shirley Smouse, Betty Baker,
Maxine Allyn, Eunice Peterson, Mil
dred Carlson and Dorothy Berg
strom. I. R. Robison spent Friday and
Saturday in Portland, attending to
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lundell and
children made a trip to Portland
Mrs. Paul Pettyjohn returned Fri
day from the hospital in Heppner
with her little son.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Olden of
Gresham are visiting at the home of
Mrs. Olden's sons, Walter and Noel
Miss Gladys Seehafer returned
Sunday from Portland where she
has been employed since the first of
W. R. Bailey of The Dalles spent
the week end with his son, Jack
Bailev and family.
Chester Hutchcroft and son of
Prosser, Wash., left for their home
Saturday. They have been doing
carpenter work at the H. V. bmouse
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morgan and
daughter Earline and Miss Marie
Wedthi visited here Sunday. Miss
Wedthi was the guest of her friend,
Mrs. Erling Thompson, and the Mor
gans visited their daughter, Mrs.
John Eubanks, and other relatives.
M. R. Morgan is having extensive
improvements made to his residence
on Second street.
Miss Polly Petty and her mother
have taken an apartment at the
Park hotel. They live at Seattle.
Miss Linea Troedson left this
week on a three weeks cruise to
Alaska in company with Miss Nellie
Carlson of King City, Cal.
Fred Mankin escaped injury at the
Holmes Gabbert ranch in Gooose
berry Monday when a violent ex
plosion occurred while he was add
ing water to the batteries of a light
ing plant. The explosion had such
force that glass was driven into a
Mr. and Mrs. Huston Bryson spent
a few hours at the home of Mr.
Bryson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Bryson Saturday while returning
to their home in Portland from
Mr. and Mrs. Erret Hummel re
turned Monday from Portland, and
Mr. Hummel is now employed at
the McNabb warehouse.
A contract has been sent to Daniel
Abel of Dallas to teach music in
the lone school. He is a graduate
of Willamette university.
School will open here on Septem
Clarence Harris, who is employ
ed at the Standard Oil station was
injured Wednesday when a punch
broke and struck him in the arm,
cutting an artery. He was taken to
Heppner where a physician dressed
the injury but he will be unable to
work for about two weeks.
Harvey Ring is confined to his
bed as the result of an injury to his
knee, sustained while working in
the warehouse. His small daughter,
Lois, who is suffering an attack of
inflamatory rheumatism, is much
Mrs. Lillian Balsiger has written
friends here that she has resigned
as postmaster at Calvin, Wash., and
gone to Newberg to care for her
aged father. Her son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Kathan, are
attending summer school at Cor
vallis. Mr. Kathan is the commer
cial arts teacher at Ashland and
Mrs. Kathan (nee Elva Balsiger)
will teach in the high school next
Passes at Hardman
By ELSA M. LEATHERS
Charley Hastings, a pioneer of
Morrow county and long a resident
of Hardman community, passed aw
ay at his home here Monday after
noon. Mr. Hastings had been in poor
health for some time, but only the
last month had been bedfast. Char
les Mason Hastings was born in
Kansas, being aged 84 years, 11
months and 8 days. He followed
stockraising and had been a resident
of the Hardman community for 61
Mr. Hastings is survived by four
sons John, Perry, Guy, Elwood, and
one daughter, Rilla, also three
grandchildren and one nephew. Fu
neral srvices were held at Hardman
Mr. and Mrs. Sabm Hastings, Add
Inskeep and daughter Nona were
shopping in Heppner Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hughes and
Charlotte Cannon were in town a
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Steers and
son Elmer left Friday for Fort Lew
is. Wash., to visit their son and bro
ther, Gus. They returned home
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leathers and
daughter Jean and Johnnie McRob-
erts spent the week end huckleber-
rying at Desolation.
Mrs. Irl Clarv was out from
Heppner cleaning her house here
for renting this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Harshman
were in town Sunday. They are
camped on the Johnson place with
There was a birthday party Fri
day afternoon for Nancy Adams at
her home. There were 21 children
present. Lovely refreshments of
sandwiches, cake and ice cream were
served. Nancy was six years old.
La Dell Knighten and Marilyn Berg
strom were there and it was also
Mrs. Stanley Robinson and Ede
Gazette Times, Heppner,
Merrill were shopping in Heppner
one day this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burnside mo
tored to Hermiston Sunday to visit
their son and family, Ted Burside,
and to eat birthday dinner with
their granddaughter, Beverly.
Mrs. Oscar Devins from Reeds
mill took Mrs. Irl Clary to Heppner
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Adams and
family moved back to Zornes camp
Monday, where Mr. Adams is work
ing. Mrs. Adams will stay till school
Mr. and Mrs. Duffrin McKitrick
motored to Heppner Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Reed and
Mrs. Bernard Bleakman motored to
Heppner Saturday evening. They
also went to the show.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McDonald
and family moved back to the Zor
nes logging camp Monday.
Mrs. Owen Leathers visited her
sister, Mrs. Harlan Adams, one day
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Knighten mo
tored to Hermiston Monday.
Frank Howell and son Clifford
were over from Top and spent the
day with Mrs. Frank Howell.
Little Nancy Adams was accident
ally hit Monday by a maul that
came off the handle as her father
was driving a post. It struck her
on the head. She was immediately
rushed to a doctor at Heppner,
where it was learned that Nancy
was painfully injured and several
days in bed would be required to
make her well again. t
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas McDaniel and
Kinard McDaniel of Lonerock were
visiting in town Sunday.
McAlister House, Lex
By MARGARET SCOTT
Mrs. Barnhouse and daughter Jean
are visiting at) the S. G. McMillan
home from Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Gray and
Bobby Gray spent Tuesday in Ar
lingnton. Announcements have been receiv
ed here of the marriage of Miss
Charlotte Chambers at Reed chapel
in Portland on August 9. Miss Cham
bers taught school here last year.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gerard have
purchased the Ray McAlister house
now occupied by the Bob Cutler
family who are moving into the
Archie Nichols who has been ill
at his home the past fw days is able
to be back at work in the W. F.
Lloyd Wright is spending a few
days here from Hermiston.
Edward Rice and Marvin Brown
went to Carlton Sunday.
Guests at the Ralph Jackson home
this week were Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Supple and family of San Francisco.
Mrs. Supple is Mr. Jackson's sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Campbell and
children visited here Monday from
Another wheat fire was reported
on the Harry Duvall ranch Friday
with a small amount of damage.
Louise Hunt and Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Duvall spent from Wednes
day to Sunday in Portland.
Bob Burnside has purchsed th
Ralph Jackson house formerly oc
cupied by Frank Klune.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott and
son spent the week end at the
Wayne McMillan home in Carlton.
Grant Henderson of Stanfield is
now working in Henderson's garage
Marie Steagall who has stayed at
her parents' home a few days was
able to return home Sunday. Her
sister Bunny is working there.
The William Mitchell family has
move into the Congregational par
sonage. Mr. Mitchell does soil con
Charles Payne, who is working in
Pendleton, visited at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Bob Cutler, Sunday.
Cutlers motored to Pendleton with
him Sunday evening and brought
back his pick-up to use in moving.
Lt. Elmer Sullivan
Transferred to Hawaii
By MRS. CLAUD COATS
Mrs. Elvira Ashton visited this
week in Hermiston at the home of
her granddaughter and husband,
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Putman.
Will Barber and two small neph
ews, Lowell and Norman Hoggman
of Portland, spent Monday and Tu
esday at the home of Mr. Barber's
uncle and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Gus
Mrs. Olive Mefford of Corvallis
arrived in Boardman Tuesday to
spend a few weeks visiting at her
daughters and families, Mr. and
Mrs. Leo Rooot and Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Barlow.
Z. J. Gillespie had the misfortune
to lose one of his best dairy cows
last week, as did Lewis Bush.
Miss Chloe Barlow left Friday
for Gold Beach to spend a few
weeks with her grandmother and
husband, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Fer
guson. Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Messenger left
Friday for their vacation in and
around Portland. While gone Mr.
Messenger plans to have some den
tal work done.
Mr. and Mrs. Nate Maeombmer
and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harwood
returned home from a two weeks
vacation spent over in the Lost lake
country. They enjoyed the fishing
and of course had quite a catch.
Mrs. Henry Graves took her
young son to Portland to the Doern-
becker hospital Sunday evening, and
the little one had an appendectomy
Monday morning. Last reports say
he was doing nicely.
R. G. Scott, U. S. engineer who
has been surveying the bombing
field at Boardman the past three
weeks, and Mrs. Scott, left for their
home in Portland Saturday.
Miss Edith Graves of Sherwood
is visiting her brother, Henry Graves
and family, also keeping house while
Mrs. Graves is in Portland with her
young son, who is in the Doern
Mrs. Breta Morgan of Cascade
Locks was calling at the H. H. Wes
ton home one day last week. Mr.
Morgan who has a job with the gov
ernment, has been in Alaska for the
last two months, and Mrs. Morgan
will sail from Seattle on August 9
to join him.
Word has been received from
friends of Lt. Elmer Sullivan being
transferred from Fort Lewis to Ha
waii, and sailed for that place Aug
ust 5. He expects to be stationed
there for some time.
Mrs. George McNabb, Virginia
Compton and Mardell Gorham mo
tored to Pendleton and Hilgard on
Lyle Tannehill, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Tannehill, who has been
attending the NYA schoool in Eu
gene the last two years, has been
given a job as junior designer in the
Boeing plant in Seattle. He left for
the city July 30.
PINE CITY NEWS
Allan Struthers, Pine
City Resident, Weds
'By BERNICE WATTENBURGER
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Van Orsdale
spent Sunday at the E. B. Watten
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neill left Sun
day for Wallowa county to deliver
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Winters left
Monday for a trip to Iowa.
Many people attended the dance
at Lena Saturday. The dance was
in honor of Miss Colleen Kilkenny
Wr,i" AT HOTEL
Thursday, August 7, 1941
who is princess of the Heppner Ro
deo. Miss Betty Finch who has been
working at the Russell Moore home
for the last two months is home
Mr. and Mrs. Reid Buseick and
family were visiting at the A. E.
Wattenburger home Sunday and are
going on to Walla Walla Monday.
Mr. E. B. Wattenburger is helping
his brother Earl in Pasco, Wash.
Harold Neill and Mrs. Charley
Plourd and family spent Saturday
at the W. D. Neill home.
S. M. Mathes, at one time preach
er of the United Brethren church
at Pine City, visited in the neighbor
hood over the week end.
Harold Wilkins was thrown from
a horse Saturday and received a
broken arm. He was taken to the
Prairie City hospital. He will be
there for two weeks.
Jack, Cecilia, and Helen Healy
were driving to Portland Sunday
when they had the misfortune of
their car sliding off the road.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ayers and
daughter spent Monday afternoon
at the E. B. Wattenburger and Mar
ion Finch homes.
Malcolm O'Brien went with
George Currin to Meacham to de
Jasper Myers and Russell Mooore
finished harvesting last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hughes are
the parents of a baby boy, born
July 28. The baby has been named
Mrs. Stanley Struthers received
word of the death of her sister-in-law
Word was received that John
Moore, Jr., was married along the
last of June. He married Betty
Clemens of Seattle.
Mr. and Mrs. John Healy were
callers in Heppner Monday.
Mr. Allan Struthers, son of Mrs.
Stanley Struthers, on a ten-day fur
lough, motored to Spokane where
he married Miss Frances Germaine.
ORAL WRIGHTS LEAVE
Mr. and Mrs. Oral Wright left
yesterday for Portland where they
will make their home, Mr. Wright
having taken over a garage at 20th
and Hawthorne Ave. in the city.
Mr. Wright has been a mechanic at
Ferguson Motor company for the
last several years. Well wishes of
their many friends accompany them
to their new field.
RESIGNS DEPUTY ASSESSOR
Eddie M. Kenny resigned the of
fice of deputy assessor the first of
the month and Sunday left with
Mrs. Kenny to make the family
home at Pendleton where Eddie has
taken a position with the Smythe
Summertime has arrived,
bringing with it new, good
foods from the earth. We're
serving them now.
Good food is more than
something pleasant to eat. It
is a sound investment, one that
pays dividends in health and
satisfaction. You get good food
when you eat here.
Contributions Taken for
CHINESE RELIEF SOCIETO
and Official Receipt Given
Meals at All Hours
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