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Volume 58, Number 37
On Armistice Day
County Chief Calls
for Cooperation in
Morrow county civilian defense
chairman, J. O. Turner, has issued
a call to all Morrow county enlist
ments in this work to take up the
work of making effective here the
principles promulgated in the the
National Defense Week program, as
well as to invite all who have not
enlisted to get into the ranks of civ
In his proclamation announcing
Armistice Day as the beginning of
Civilian Defense week, president
Roosevelt said he designated that
period "as a time for all persons
throughout the nation to give thot
to their duties and responsibilities
in the defense of this country, and
to become better informed of the
many vital phases of the civilian de
fense program and of the opportun
ities which it offers for the parti
cipation of every individual Amer
ican in the defense of our priceless
Designating one day of the week
for emphasis upon a particular phase
of the civilian defense program.
Yesterday was War Against Waste
day, to bring home to every Amer
ican the necessities for avoiding
waste and for using substitutes
wherever possible so as to expedite
the production of material for our
own armed services and, for those
who are still withstanding the axis
Today is Sign Up for Defense day
to acquaint every American with
the opportunities for participation
as volunteers in the many services
vital to the perfection of an effectual
Tomorrow, Friday, is Health and
Welfare Day to emphasize the im
portance of a healthy and secure
population as the foundation ,for
strong military protection.
Saturday, 15th, is Civilian Protec
tion Day to emphasize the need for
protection of civilians and their pro
perty, particularly in target areas
along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf
Sunday, 16th, is Freedom Day to
reaffirm our faith in the funda
mental freedoms and to emphasize
the fact that a nation founded upon
essential freedoms must be prepar
ed to defend them.
Lions Hear Plans for
Wheat Meeting Here
S. J. Culley, president, and C. W.
Smith, secretary of Eastern Oregon
Wheat league, told the Monday
Lions luncheon that they had no
fear but what Heppner would be
able to house and entertain the
convention coming here December
4-6, in spite of a considerable in
crease in attendance promised thru
out-of-state interest. They were in
the city to meet with the local com
mittee in laying local plans, which
were found to be well in hand.
An enlightening talk on the work
of the Farm Security administration
was given by Bruce Stewart, local
manager. He said loans totaling up
wards of $110,000 had been made by
PSA in Morrow county since it first
started operating here four years
ago! FSA nationally was shown to
be on a substantial footing. "FSA
. is not a relief agency as many peo
ple seem to thing," Stewart said.
J. O. Turner, county civilian de
fense chairman, told of the work of
civilian defense week.
CUTS FOOT WITH AXE
Donald E. Woelfer, Gazette Times
printer, was put on the shelf yes
terday morning when he cut his
foot with an axe while chopping
wood for the morning fire. The cut
was between the heel and ankle and
quite deep, causing him considerable
To Lay League Plans
Do you want marketing quotas in
1942? Do you want parity payments
or full parity loans? Do you want
wheat loans dependent on full co
operation in the agricultural con
servation program? Do you want
AAA payments withheld if stubble
is burned? What should constitute
be made for renovating grass?
Discussion and recommendations
on these and other pertinent mat
ters affecting Miorrow county's ag
riculture will come before a meet
ing of Morrow county farmers at
1:30 p. m., Monday, November 24,
at the county agent's office.
This meeting is the first of a ser
ies of three meetings being held in
the county prior to the Eastern Ore
gon Wheat League convention on
These are wheat league commit
tee meetings but all farmers who
.are interested or affected are in
vited to attend.
Committees for the wheat league
have been reduced from five to three
this year and more time is being
allowed during the convention for
The three committees for this
year include the Federal Agricul
tural and Conservation Programs,
with Henry Baker as county chair
man; Land Use, Weed Control, Pro
duction, Marketing and Handling,
with Henry Smouse as county chair
man; and a committee on Taxation,
Legislation and Transportation with
George Peck as both county and
state committee chairman.
Recommendations made at the
county committee meetings will be
submitted to the committee meet
ings at the wheat league convention
and will in a large way affect the
recommendations made at the con
vention. In order to get the thinking
of all farmers written into the rec
ommendations every one is being
encouraged to attend both the coun
ty and state committee meetings
OES Grand Matron
H. Fay Ambrose, worthy grand
matron Order of the Eastern Star,
will make her official visit to Ruth
chapter 32 at Heppner tomorrow
evening for the purpose of inspect
ing Locust chapter 119 of lone and
Ruth chapter 32 of Heppner. She
will be acompanied by members of
her grand family.
In compliance with the wishes of
Sister Effie Easton, most worthy
grand matron of Order of Eastern
Star, Mrs. Ambrose has organized
Eastern Star units of the American
Red Cross for welfare work in near
ly all of the 146 chapters in the
state of Oregon, and has appointed
Alice Bourne, a member of Camelia
chapter 27 of Portland as general
chairman of this work in the state.
District chairmen are rapidly being
appointed to assist the chapter
Mrs. Ambrose feels that there is
no finer field of endeavor open to
the members of the Order of East
ern Star than that of assisting the
American Red Cross in this vital
branch of the defense program.
Mary Mollahan, small daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Mollahan, sus
tained a compound fracture of one
elbow when she fell in the yard at
home while playing with her bro
thers Monday evening, Mr. Mcjla
han, city police chief, took the little
girl, to Portland Tuesday for spe
cialized attention and she is re
maining there for a week or so.
Dance at Lexington grange hall
Saturday evening, 15th, musio by
Men About Town. Tickets sold from
10 to 1, 85c including tax. Supper
The Ladies Altar society of the
Catholic church will give a dance
at lone grange hall Thanksgiving
evening, November 20. The nylon
blanket will be given at that time.
Anybody wishing Thanksgiving
turkeys. Will be picknig Saturday
and Sunday at Morgan. Fred Ely.
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, November
New St. Patrick's
Set November 27
Bishop McGrath to
Give Blessing; 30
Most Rev. Bishop Joseph F. Mc
Grath of the eastern Oregon diocese,
will be the leading speaker for ded
ication rites of the new St. Patrick's
parish church, slated for 10 o'clock
the morning of Thursday, November
The ceremony will include bless
ing of the church, blessing of the
cornerstone and solemn high mass.
.Thirty priests from various points
in the diocese are expected to at
tend the ceremonies, for whom din
ner will be served at the rectory
following the ceremony.
Mrs. R. C. Lawrence and Mrs. A.
H. Blankenship will be in charge
of the choir, announces Father
Francis McCormick, local minister.
Finishing touches are now being
given the new brick veneer struc
ture, located on Gale street at the
site of the old Slocum planing mill.
McCormick and Foley, contractors
of Pendleton, have pushed the work
on schedule, and by time for the
dedication it is expected all the work
will have been completed.
The church was erected at a cost
of $12,000, and while not as large
as the planners had hoped to make
it, it is modernly and conveniently
appointed and provides a greatly
improved worship place for mem
bers of the local parish.
Father McCormick. expressed re
grets that the structure is too small
to permit extending an invitation
to the general public to join in the
dedication rites. '
Product of Her Wares,
Says Local Woman
Dr. Helen Mitchell, chief nu
tritionalist in national defense,
looks as through she practices
what she preaches. That is the
verdict of Mrs. Bruce Stewart of
Heppner who attended the Oregon
state nutrition council in Portland
last Friday and Saturday, at which
Dr. Mitchell was the principal
"She is a small, neatly built
person, with an erect carriage. Her
hair is white and smartly rolled
around her head, her eyes are
brown and full of sparkle, and her
skin is creamy white," observed
"The minute she cocked her
head to the side and said, 'Better
nutrition is a challenge to both
state and nation, and I'm a trav
eling salesman for nutrition,' we
all liked her immensely." And
Mrs. Stewart then brought high
lights of the message.
(Additional story on page four)
The four registrants of Morrow
county local board who left here
November 4th have been accepted
for service in the U. S. army, ac
cording to reports received by the
local board from the Portland army
induction station. Also accepted was
Jeff Bulla Walker, a registrant of
Randolph county local board No. 2
of Asheboro, North Carolina, who
was transferred to Morrow county
local board for induction.
EDMONDSON ON RIFLE TEAM
Wearing a gold braid won last
year, and a purple braid signifying
perfect attendance, Lei and Edmond
son, son of Mrs. DeLa Edmondson
of this city, has made the S. A. T. C.
rifle team for the second consecutive
year, according to word received
Gossard Corseticrre Coming Will
be at the Curran Ready-to-Wear
to give fittings of Miss Simplicity
and other Gossard models, Friday
morning, Nov. 14.
Legion to Install;
District Meet Coming
Heppner post 87, American Le
gion, to be host to the sixth district
conference the following week, will
install officers at its meeting Mon-1
day, the 17th. Officers to be seated
are Frank Davidson, commander;
E. H. Miller, vice commander; Loy
al R. Parker, adjutant and finance
officer; Clarence Bauman, service
officer, and Earl Gilliam, chaplain.
LeRoy Hannon of Kinzua, district
commander, will be the installing of
ficer. The District 6 conference comes
the following Monday, the 24th,
when state officers including Joseph
K. Carson, state commander, will be
honored guests. The conference will
be jointly for legionnaires and aux
iliary members, with a business ses
sion in the afternoon, banquet in
the evening to be followed later by
a meeting open to the public. Places
and times will be given next week.
Local post members were guests
of the Hermiston post on Armistice
day and were privileged to inspect
the new ammunition depot near
there. Entertainment included din
ner in the big depot barracks. Am
ong those making the trip were Ad
olph Majeske, Lee Howell, Harvey
Bauman, Frank Davidson, Sam Tur
ner, Bill Instone, Elmer Hunt, Bill
Smethurst, Q. W. Glasgow, Loyal
Parker and E. H .Miller.
County Ag Defense
Head Urges Check-Up
An immediate check of all farm
machinery and equipment for pos
sible worn or damaged parts was
recommended this week to Morrow
county farmers by Henry Baker,
chairman of the county USDA De
A sharp reduction in the number
of new farm machines to be manu
factured in 1942 makes it important
to take care of existing machinery
and equipment, Baker explained.
Although the shortage of steel, cop
per, and other metals means that
fewer new tractors and implements
will be available, farmers will be
able to obtain repair parts for old
machinery if they order them early.
Because of the importance of food
production to national defense, man
ufacturers will be allocated suffi
cient metals to produce repair parts,
The county USDA Defense board
advises farmers to order new parts
required to put their equipment in
top working condition for the next
season. Dealers and manufacturers
can give better service if orders are
placed early. The same advice ap
plies to machinery which must be
serviced at the dealer's shop or a
Farmers are urged to report dif
ficulties in obtaining repair parts
and materials to the county USDA
Announcement has been made of
the marriage of Miss Vada Gam
mell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.
W. Gammell of Heppner, to John
E. DeMoss, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
M. DeMoss of Moro. Vada is a
Heppner high school student and
Mr. DeMoss is an electrician and a
graduate of a government welding
school at Pendleton. The ceremony
was an event of November 8 at Lew
iston, Idaho. Their only attendants
were Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Hams of
Hardman. They were married by
Rev. H. Allison Porter. They will
move to Portland soon as Mr. De
Moss will work on ship welding.
John E. Hays and Vernon C. Nor
thness who left Morrow county last
week for induction into the army
have both been assigned to F. A.
Rep. Tng. Ctr., Camp Roberts, Cal.
Hays' number is 39304430 and that
of Northness is 39304432.
GRANGE MEETS FRIDAY
Rhea Creek grange will meet on
Friday, November 14, at which time
the last birthday supper of the year
will be held. Election of officers for
the coming year will also be held.
Master Henry Peterson urges all
members to be present.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Heppner Ready To
Play Host To Big
E. 0. W. L. Meeting
ed to Swell Numbers
After meeting with the local com
mittee here Monday, Charles W.
Smith, veteran league secretary, was
ready to tell the world that Heppner
is ready to provide adequate accom
modations for, and otherwise play
host to what is expected to be one
of the largest and most important
meetings of the Eastern Oregon
Wheat league here December 4 to
6. Smith was accompanied by S. J.
Culley of Weston, league president.
E. H. Miller heads the local com
mittee, and both buiness houses and
home owners are cooperating, and
arrangements have been made to
accommodate the largest banquet in
the 15 years' history of the league.
The program and committee ses
sions this year will be of exception
al interest and importance to all
wheat growers of the Pacific north
west, points out President Culley.
Assurances have been received that
one or more national leaders from
the U. S. department of agriculture
will be out from Washington, D. C,
and may make this wheat league
meeting the occasion for major ad
dresses or anouncements of policy.
In addition to Oregon wheat grow
ers, those from neighboring states
may be present in fairly large num
bers as well.
Among the subjects to receive spe
cial attention, according to Culley,
are the following.; f"
(1) The contributions that wheat
growers can make toward helping
supply needed food for defense.
(2) Crops that may be grown to
further the production of more pork
on wheat fanns.
(3) What to do about the proba
ble labor and machinery shortages.
(4) The situation with respect to
the forthcoming second vote on
wheat marketing quotas. '
(5) Problems in connection with
farm storage of wheat unable to ob- '
tain warehouse or terminal storage.
(6) Practical methods of peren
nial weed control without loss of
use of the land.
A special feature alo will be the
display and judging of pens of
lambs fattened on wheat by 4-H
MORE HUNTERS BAG ELK
Two parties of local elk hunters
returned from the woods this week
with each member having a nice
prize. Harvey Miller, Gene Fergu
son, Terrel Bertge, Lon and Mike
McCabe each got a calf or cow.
while Ray Drake, Earl Len and Louis
Gilliam each got a spike or bull.
It seems one party ran onto the
girls while the other came across
the men folks of the elk family.
Bill Smethurst and party also re
turned this week from a successful
hunt as did E. J. Evans and party,
the latter gentlemen being from
Lexington. The season closes the
Taking his first trip by air recent
ly after visiting his daughter, Mrs.
J. C. Walton at Yakima, ML J. Dev
in, 80, left their via the airways for
Portland to visit another daughter,
reports the Yakima Republic-Bulletin
of the 7th. Mr. Devin had
been at the Walton home for two
Mrs. Orin Wright and Mrs. Ray
Wright were hostesses Wednesday
afternoon at the Rhea Creek grange
hall at a miscellaneous shower for
Mrs. Harold Wright, a recent bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Parker left Fri
day evening for a month's vacation.
They planned to attend the home
coming game at Corvallis last week
end and go on to California.
For Sale 1 yearling purebred O.
I. C. boar, wt. about 190. Ralph But
ler, Wilolws, Ore. It.