Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, October 02, 1941, Image 1

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Mustangs Tromp
On Baby Bucks, 7-6
In Close Match
Hermiston, Tradi
tional Foe, to Play
Here Tomorrow
In a somewhat slow, but exciting
game, the Mustangs of Heppner
high managed to hold an early lead
to nose out the Pendleton "B" squad
7-6 on the loser's turf last Saturday.
The Mustangs kicked off to the
Baby Bucks who brought the ball
back to their own 30 yard line. Af
ter the ball had changed hands a
few times, Heppner held the ball on
the opponent's 35. On the first play,
Barratt, left half, skirted around
right end, aided by beautiful block
ing, and crossed the line for the
Heppner touchdown. Provo, playing
his last game with the Mustangs,
took the ball on an off-tackle play
and scored the conversion point.
The score stood 7-0 with Heppner
Pendleton entered the second half
with a little more power and zip
than had been shown previously.
They set a determined drive and
finally sent Clancey over for a
touchdown. On the try for conver
sion the Bucks were caught behind
the line of scrimmage, the score
then reading 7-6 in favor of the
Heppner was twice more in scor
ing position. Once, when Bill Snow
intercepted a pass to put the ball on
the Pendleton 15 yard line, and again
in the last seconds before the gun
went off when' the Mustangs were
threatening from the 25 yard line.
In the first half the Heppner line
was as strong as a brick wall, hold
ing the Bucks powerless. The Mus
tangs played hard through, except
for a few minutes in the third quar
ter when the entire Mustang squad
seemed momentarily rattled, but
they were soon back in the groove.
Captain Claud Snow played a
beautiful defensive game, catching
the Bucks behind the line of scrim
mage several times. Hoyt and Lane,
first string left end and tackle, were
benched due to injuries, but their
alternates played good ball.
Starting the game for the Mus
tangs were Snow and Scrivner,
ends; Drake and Cohn, tackles; Fer
guson and Kenny, guards; Chris
tenson, center; Barratt, left half;
Padberg, right half; Provo quarter
beck, and Snow, fullback.
The Mustangs and Bucks each
gained four first downs. Heppner
was struck very heavily by off-side
penalties and neither team had a
very heavy yardage gain. The Mus
tangs intercepted two of the Buck's
passes and completed two out of
Tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Coach Lyle Swenson's gang will
meet the Mustangs' traditional en
emy, Hermiston, on the local field.
The Bulldogs have a fast, heavy
team this year that will make the
Mutangs get in and dig, but they
promise all spectators their money's
worth in thrills.
Lexington Will Fete
Pioneers October 25
Lexington Pioneers association
this week set the date for the 1941
reunion to be held October 25 in
the neighboring town.
A general public invitation is ex
tended to bring well filled baskets
and to enjoy a full day's program. 1
Old-tme and modern dancing is j
slated for the evening.
With transfer recently of Russell
McNeill, assistant manager local j
branch First National Bank of Port-1
land, to Grants Pass, Howard Bry-1
ant was promoted to McNeill's posi-;
tion, and Perry Dowd of Portland
was added to the staff as clerk. j
House for rent.- Call at this of -
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Not Wheat but
In 1918 wheat headed the list of farm products needed for national
defense purposes. In today's emergency, however, the emphasis ia on
foods such as milk and eggs. There is plenty of wheat on hand in
fact, nearly a two year's supply is stored in the nation's Ever-Normal
Granary. - The U. 'Iff. Departaient of Agriculture urges that farmers,"
in planning for next year, hold down production of surplus crops such
as wheat and at the same time expand production of defense foods
needed today.
Harry Archer Passes
From Heart Illness
Funeral services are being held
this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Case
Mortuary chapel for Harry H. Arch
er, contractor and resident of Hepp
ner for many years, who died at the
family home Tuesday afternoon fol
lowing a short heart illness. The time
of passing was 1:15 p. m.
Mr. Archer was born in Deven
port, Iowa, December 18, 1878, and
here spent his boyhood days which
were full of hardships and difficul
ties as the father died when Harry
was but two years old. In 1911 he
went to Idaho, joining his brother,
Jim, and they engaged in construc
tion work for a railroad company.
A year later the two brothers came
to Oregon and since then made their
home in Heppner where for many
years their business was painting
and construction work.
November 8, 1940, Mr. Archer
married Letha Smith of this city.
This union of just a few short
months was terminated by the unex
pected ' fatal heart attack of nine
days duration.
Mr. Archer joined the Oddfellows
lodge in lowai in 1902 and was a faith
ful member of that lodge and the
Rebekahs -for more than 34 years.
At the time of his death he was a
janitor at the Heppner school. He
leaves to mourn his death many
friends besides his wife, Letha Ar
cher, a brother Jim of Heppner, and
one sister, Mrs. Alice Hable of Min
neapolis, Minn., also a number of
nieces and nephews.' His mother and
older brother preceded him in death
within the last year.
Miss " Althea Slonemani
Morrow county health nurse, took
over managment of Morrow General
hospital beginning October first, ac-
cording to announcement of Mrs.
L. G. Rumble, owner.
Mrs. D. O. Justus is reported as
much improved in her illness of
several weeks duration.
Oregon, Thursday, October
Milk and Eggs
Melissa Marlatt, 83
Long Resident of City
Memorial services for Melissa Ad
aline Marlatt, 83, long resident of
this community, were held from the
Church of Christ yeterday afternoon
with Martin B. Clark, pastor, offi
ciating and interment followed in
Masonic cemetery. The services
were largely attended by friends
and relatives.
MJrs. Marlatt passed away Sunday
following a prolonged illness com
plicated by infirmities of age.
Melissa Adaline Hart was born on
March 12, 1858, near Little Rock,
Arkansas. Early in the '70's she
crossed the plains with her parents
and settled in Morrow county. On
April 17, 1887, she was married to
Thomas Marlatt here in Heppner
where they made their home, the
family residing for many years on
the farm just east of town, part of
which is now included in the CCC
camp and Rodeo grounds.
Mrs. Marlatt was long a member
of the Church of Christ and her
father was a charter member of the
local church.
She is survived by two daughters,
Alma Morgan of Heppner and Ellen
Wheeler of Yakima; two sons, Ray
mond and Ralph, both of this city; i
11 grandchildren, 12 great grand-j
children, and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph
Charnley and Mrs. George Schwartz, i
both of Portland.
Bennie Howe, recently of North
Dakota, arrived last week to take I
the pastorate of the Heppner Meth-
odist church. He is accompanied by '
Mrs. Howe, their three children be- i
ing grown and living elsewhere. Be-1 these Ptures in the worship pro
fore coming to Heppner Mr. and;8"1, Even messages are dif
Mrs. Howe made their home at 1 ferent from the usual cut and dried
Penbina, N. Dak., the oldest town in 1 evangelistic program. Don't fail to
the state. It was so recognized with; hear tfus man a message from
a marker put in place by the Ma-iGx1, AJ1 are welcome every night
sonic lodge. at 7:30 except Monday. Next week's
topics concern the second coming
Mrs. Julia Clark and son Ernest J of Christ. Topics for Sunday: "Go
from Red Bluffs, Cal., visited rela-1 ing to Mount Moriah," "Bobbed
tives and friends here last week. ! Hair."
2, 1941
Th ree Selectees Given
Send-Off by Lions
Mike Saling, Henry Buschke and
Jack Slocum, the three selectees re
porting for service September 29 were
honored guests at Monday's Lions
luncheon, and received high tribute
from Lions president and Heppner's
mayor, J. O. Turner.
"You men are doing something
you may not care to do, but it is
something that every American hon
ors you for doing. . . It is a mark of
distinction upon you as being quali
fied for this high service. . . You may
go where we older men cannot go. . . .
j It is to preserve the American way
of life, the way of liberty and free
' dom." Such were highlights of Tur
I ner's address. In turn each of the
selected men responded that he was
willing and ready to serve to the
best of his ability.
To fill the secretarial vacancy left
by the recent departure of Russell
McNeill the club members named
Kenneth House for the position.
Three Groups Will
Honor Selectees
Three local organizations have sig
nified their intention of entertain
ing the group of selected registrants
who have been ordered to report for
induction on October 9.
The Heppner Lions club plan to
hae the men as their guests at their
luncheon on October 6, the Heppner
chamber of commerce is inviting
them as their guests at dinner on
October 7, and the American Legion
and the American Legion auxiliary
plan some sort of entertainment for
this group on October 9, the eve
ning the registrants report for in
duction. 105 Coyotes, 12 Cats
Taken Since July 1st
Jim Chetwood, government trap
per stationed at Ditch Creek rang
er station for the summer, reports
taking 105 coyotes and 12 bobcats
since the first of July.
Chetwood has moved to town and
will reside in the former Alva Stone
house until spring. Anyone wishing
his sei vices may contact him at
horrie or leave word at the county
agent's office.
G. B. Schmid
The evangelistic meetings at the
Church of Christ with G. B. Schmid
have already drawn a keen interest,
Every Sunday, Wednesday and Fri-
dfjy niht he paints a picture which
is &ven awav the following night.
There k no doubt as to the value of
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Wheat Average
Over 30 Bushels
As Third Reported
1 Million Bushels
Under Loan; Taxes
and Loans Eased
With loans cleared on 1,791,737
bushels of Morrow county's bumper
wheat crop at the close of Septem
ber and additional applications for
loan on another 100,000 bushels, the
local ACA office expects the total
to be put under loan here will ex
ceed two million bushels. Total loan
value of wheat now under loan ia
$1,706,879.20, the office reports.
Of the amount under loan 428,087
bushels is in farm storage and the
remainder in commercial storage,
the figures show.
Compliance reports under the 1941
program show yield returns on 30
percent of the total crop to date,
with an average production of more
than 30 bushels per acre on the land
covered in the reports. These re
turns indicate an average yield over
the entire county of near 30 bushels,
the largest average yield on record
in the AAA office, and probably the
largest average yield ever produced
in the county. Since the AAA rec
ords were started in 1928 the high
est average production in one year
was 17.6 bushels, the local office
All returns so far tend to verify
the local office's estimate of a total
county production of 2,500,000 bu
shels. General improvement in economic
conditions due to the large crop and
good price is reflected in tax pay
ments and the large number of mort
gage satisfactions at the courthouse,
also in an increased activity in the
real estate market.
Report of the county clerk this
week showed total turnovers on col
lections of the current roll of 66 per
cent of the total, and collection of
both current and delinquent taxes
at 75 per cent of the total roll, while
the total delinquent taxes had drop
ped to the lowest figure in many
Of the total current roll, $270,
660.41, collections of $179,075.05 had
been turned over leaving a balance
to be collected of $91,585.36, with
three months of the year remaining.
Total delinquencies as of January 1,
1941, were shown at $213,852.80, with
collections of $25,969.26, leaving a
balance of $187,883.54.
Recording of satisfactions of mort
gages has also received much im
petus in recent weeks, as has the
recordings of real property transfers.
Clara B. Kirk764,
Laid to Rest Here
Clara B. Kirk, 64, long a resident
of the Hardman community, died at
her home in Heppner Sunday night.
Funeral services were held from
Phelps Funeral home chapel Tues
day afternoon with Martin B. Clark
officiating and interment was in Ma
sonic cemetery.
Clara B. (Carrie) Matteson was
born near Heppner on October 6,
1876. She grew to young woman
hood in this community and was
married to George W. Kirk in this
city on December 27, 1894.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
LaVelle Hams of Hardman and Mrs.
Faye Ashbaugh of Heppner; three
sisters, Mrs. Sylva Cason of Heppner,
Mrs. Elbe Matteson of Gaston. anH
Stella of Alaska; three brothers, Har-
ley and Elmer Matteson of Monu
ment and Adrian Matteson of Sus
anville, also six grandchildren.
Mayor J. O. Turner and B. O. An
derson treated the three selectees
who reported for duty Monday eve
ning to a dinner at Merrill's before
their leaving that evening. Includ
ed in the group were Jack Slocum,
Make Saling and Henry Buschke.