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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 18, 1941)
Bailey Infant Dies
Suddenly at Morgan
By MRS. ELMER GRIFFITH
Friends here were shocked to
learn Sunday of the death of Nancy,
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Bailey, who live near Morgan.
The baby had been ill with a cold,
but seemed to be all right when
they looked at her in the middle of
the night. When they woke , next
morning they found that she had
passed away in the night. A physi
cian was called from Heppner and
discovered that she had choked on
phlegm in her throat. She was two
and one-half months old. E. C. Hel
iker and Mrs. Marion Palmer ac
companied the family to The Dalles
where the parents of both young
parents reside. Interment took place
No house is for rent in lone at the
present time. There have been sev
eral moves lately. Mr. and Mrs. I.
W. Morris and family of Joseph mov
ed into the house on east Second
street that once belonged to Louis
Balsiger, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Har
ris moved into their new home on
Main street Saturday, and Mr. and
MJrs. Clarence Brenner moved their
family to Portland Sunday.
Mrs. W. W. Sanderson of Beaver
ton was here Thursday and Friday
looking after her farm property. Mrs.
Sanderson was formerly Lillie Al
linger. A physician was called from Hepp
ner last Thursday to attend the lit
tle son of Mr. and Mrs. Berl Akers.
He was seized with convulsions
While visiting at the home of his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O.
Ely near Morgan. He has now re
covered has usual good health.
Mrs. Franc Holteen of Brownsville
is here to assist in the care of her
sister, Mrs. R. L. Ekleberry, who is
recovering from an infected arm.
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Jordan and
daughter Elaine returned' to their
home at Roseburg Sunday after
spending a few days here at the
home of Mrs. French Burroughs and
Mrs. Lena Ray.
A no hostess party was held at
Mrs. M. E. Gordon's home Saturday
afternoon, surprising Mrs. Clarence
Harris on her birthday.
The H. E. C. of Willows grange
announce an all day meeting at the
hall for December 19, and a pot luck
supper and grange meeting on De
cember 20, to be followed by a
Rev. and Mrs. J. Fred Stilwell en
joyed a visit last week from their
son Emery who is in training in the
Royal Air Force in Canada. When
Rev. Stilwell went to Albany the
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, December 18, 1941
Joel Engelman Cited
In Work With Navy
Joel Clark Engelman, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Engelman of lone,
was selected as the Honor Man of
his company by his instructors at
the U. S. Naval Training station at
San Diego, Ca., for the week ending
December 6, says a station news release.
Engelman enlisted in the navy at
the navy recruiting station in Port
land on November 6. Since that
time he has been learning the nec
essary qualifications to fit himself
for a career as a man-of-war's man.
At this station it is the custom to
select each week the one man of
each company of 136 recruits who
has shown by his outstanding abil
ity, his zeal and his loyalty, that he
is worthy of this special designation.
Friends of this young man and of
the family will be happy to learn
that he is adapting himself so nicely
to the high standards which the
modern navy has set for its blue
jackets and that he has started on
his naval career with such distinc
young man accompanied him and
visited a brother there. Rev. Stil
well attended the Laymen's Retreat
at Ocean Lake on Thursday and
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Yarnell
brought their household goods from
Newberg Sunday, and are now liv
ing in their house in Lexington.
The P. N. G. club met last Friday
at the home of Mrs. J. E. Swanson.
Eight members were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hoss of Sand
Point, Idaho, arrived last Thursday
for a visit at the home of Mrs. Hoss'
brother, H. V. Smouse.
lone Sunday school will present
its annual Christmas program, "Light
of the World," Sunday evening, Dec.
21, at 7:30 p. m. in the Christian
church. Committees are: Planning,
Mj-s. Erling Thompson, Wm. Burk
and Mrs. H. V. Smouse; material,
Mrs. J. A. Troedson; candy, Maxine
Allyn and Alice Nichoson; high
school music, Charlotte Sperry; cos
tumes, Gladys Seehafer; decorating,
Freda Ball, June Griffith and Doris
Palmateer; tree, Clyde and Claude
Henry Buschke, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Buschke of Morgan, is now
located at San Francisco.
Among people here who have rel
atives in the war zone are Laxton
McMurray, who has a nephew em
ployed at Midway island, where Am
erican workmen were reported to
have been taken prisoners, and Mrs.
Martin Bauernfeind of Morgan, who
has a niece who is a teacher in Hawaii.
Lex High School
Gives 'Listen to Leon'
By MARGARET SCOTT
Spray visitors Sunday were Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbur Steagall and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Whillock and
daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon
Scott and sons.
The Ladies Aid society held an all
day quilting and bazaar with a pot
luck dinner at noon in the Con
gregational church Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Gray spent
the week-end in Stanfield at the
Gene Gray home.
Dona Barnett is back in the store
after being confined to her home
by illness several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dyer and son
are moving to the Miles Martin
ranch where Mr. Dyer is employed.
The high school play, "Listen to
Leon," was presented here Friday
evening with a large crowd attend
ing. Helen Nieger and Louise Hunt
entertained the play cast with a
buffet supper at the Elmer Hunt
home after the play. Cast members
were Marcella Jackson. Joe Way,
Katherine Howell, Don Peck, La
velle Pieper, Leonard Munkers,
Juanita Bellenbrock, and Roy Mar
tin. Helen Nieger directed and Lela
Garnet Williams spent Tuesday
at the home of her mother in Hepp
ner. Preparations are being made for
a Christmas operetta to be presented
Monday evening, December 22, in
the local high school auditorium.
Everyone is invited to attend.
PINE CITY NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burk of Echo,
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wattenburger and
son Freddy of Pasco, spent Satur
day night and Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Wattenburger.
Gordon and Malcolm O'Brien re
turned Saturday from Corvallis to
spend Christmas vacation with their
mother, Mrs. Harold Wilkins.
A pinochle party was held Satur
day evening at Pine City. Three
tables were in play. High score went
to Mrs. Agnes Abercrombie and
Marion Finch, and low score to
I Frances Finch and Bertha Ayers.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch and
daughters spent Sunday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Eb Hughes.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Moore re
turned Thursday evening from Se
attle. They reported the blackout
quite a thrill.
Mrs. Bell, who has been cooking
for Mr. Voder, left Friday for a
month's visit with her sister and
children in Pasco and Seattle.
Jack Healy left Friday for Port
land. He has joined the navy.
Henry Vogler, owner of the Boy
len ranch, has purchased 180 head
n.f cattle from Lewiston, Idaho, and
brought them to the ranch to feed
Mr. and Mrs. Emery Cox and
family of Hermiston were dinner
guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. E.
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