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2 Heppner Gazette Times, April 2, 1942
Erret Hummel Asks
Release as Principal
By MRS. ELMER GRIFFITH
The warmer weather of this week
has been appreciated after the un
seasonable kind of last week, when
two inches of snow was reported at
Gooseberry Wednesday morning. So
far there has been very little grow
Erret Hummel, principal of the
lone school has asked the school
board to release him from his con
tract, effective the end of this week,
as he has obtained a job with a bank
Mrs. Ella Davidson left Saturday
evening by train for Sacramento to
visit her daughter, Mrs. Ray Beez
ley. She will also go to Stockton
to visit her son, Thomas Davidson
and family, as Mr. Davidson ex
pects soon to be transferred by his
company to Baltimore.
Mrs. Lee Beckner is at Camp
Shepard, Texas, visiting her nephew,
Eugene Normoyle, who is ill with
pneumonia. According to word re
ceived by Mr. Beckner Sunday the
young man's condition is critical.
Mrs. Bert Mason and her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Dorr Mason, are
visiting in Portland. They went
down on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swanson re
turned Monday from Salem where
they were guests of their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. El
mo McMillan. Mrs. Regina Miller
and daughter Lena accompanied
them to lone and are guests of Mrs .
Miller's daughter, Mrs. Garland
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Misner of
Thornton, Wash., spent Saturday
and Sunday here at the home of
their daughter, Mrs. Fred Mankin.
A school election was held last
Saturday for the purpose of elect
ing a clerk to take the place of Er
ling Thompson, who has moved to
, McMinnville. Mrs. deo Drake was
lone high school girls who spent
the school holiday in Portland are
Freda Ball, Betty Lou Lindsay, Eu
nice Peterson, Charlotte Sperry and
Mrs. Ella Davidson has word that
her grandson, Jesse Ray Beezeley,
who formerly lived here, was re
cently married at Vallejo, Cal., to
Miss Ella Smith. The ceremony was
performed at a pioneer church in
Vallejo. The bride wore a blue suit
and the bridegroom, who is in the
army air corps and stationed at
March field, wore his uniform.
Mr. an Mrs. Clyde Stewart of Ar
cada, California, arrived Saturday
for a visit with Mrs. Stewart's son,
Arthur Ritchie, and her daughters,
Mrs. Franklin Linstrom and Mrs.
Mrs. , Roy W. Lindstrom returned
Sunday to her school at Monmouth
after spending the week end with
. her husband here,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Linn re
turned to Portland Thursday after
several days spent here at the home
of Mr. Linn's parents.
Mr., and Mrs. J. W. Howk and
daughter Lois visited Mrs. Howk's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Linn on.
Sunday. Their son Alan, who Wad
spent the school vacation here, re
turned to Condon with them.
A physician, was called from
Heppner Saturday to attend Mrs.
J. W. Schleevoight. She is reported
to be somewhat better.
Mrs. Arthur Ritchie went to Port
land the last of the week to visit
her father, and while she was there
her father was seized with a heart
attack and died instantly. He is sur
vived by six chilren, three of them
Mrs. Victor Rietmann and Mrs.
David Rietmann were hostesses last
Wednesday afternoon for a bridge
party at the David Rietmann home,
honoring their sisterrin-law, Mrs.
Victor Peterson of The Dalles.
Miss Bertha Akers is now in gov
ernment service at Camp Lewis with
the rank of lieutenant. She is a
trained nurse and the daughter of
R. M. Akers.
Mrs. Clarence Harris was honored
Friday afternoon by a large shower
for which Mesdames Garland Swan
son, Franklin Lindstrom, Clifford
McCabe, Louis Halvorsen, and Mat
thew Gordon were hostesses.
The Women's Topic club was en
tertained at the home of Mrs. Clel
Rae Saturday afternoon with a
bridge party. Other hostesses were
Mesdames Frank Lundell, M. E. Cot-
Sew for Red Cross
By ELSA M. LEATHERS
The ladies of Hardman who sew
for the Red Cross divided the sew
ing this time with the mill ladies.
Little girls' dresses were made this
Herman Neilson who has farmed
in the Rood canyon section for many
years moved to Heppner Thursday
and came to Hardman on Monday
to arrange for his mail to stay at
Heppner. He recently purchased the
Frank Turner residence.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Lovgren and son
visited in town Sunday before go
ing to Eight Mile to see about his
Henry Happold was in town Sun
day to see Carey Hastings. Shearing
will start soon. Since Carey was at
the McCurdy place Mrs. Hastings
and daughters went to get him Sun
day. He expects to leave Wednesday
R. H. Steers started working at
Reed's mill Monday morning.
Ed McDaniel returned home Sun-
day from the Jim Burnside ranch
where he helped in lambing.
Misses Vera and Romona McDan
iel and Rita Mclntyre returned to
Heppner Sunday for school.
Miss Lois Hewitt who has taught
the primary room two successive
years here has accepted a position at
Milton-Freewater, her home. She
will instruct the sixth grade.
Archie Bechdolt went to Board
man to visit his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Bechdolt, on Thursday.
A large number of townspeople
of the community attended the sale
in Heppner Thursday.
Esther Burnside and children vis
ited a couple of days here from
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Saling and
family of Pendleton visited Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. McDonald over Friday
night. Mr. Saling is fireman at the
Pendleton air base.
Those visiting in town over Sun
day were Bob Rogers of Kinzua,
Joe Mahon from Pilot Rock, the
Victor Lovgrens from Eight Mile.
PINE CITY NEWS
The Lena grange ladies met Wed
nesday afternoon at the Bernice
Wattenburger home with ten mem
bers present and seven visitors. A
business meeting was held and lunch
was served at 4 o'clock. The small
children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch and
daughters and C. H. Bartholomew
and Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wattenburg
er and children were Pendleton call
Mr. and Mrs. .Marion Finch and
and daughters spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Eb Hughes of Lena.
Jim McCarty had a rather light
stroke last Thursday. He is at the
home of his brother, Bill McCarty.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pettyjohn
and family of Heppner spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ayers.
Mrs. Mary Ritchie and daughter
Hazel and Bill Westermeyer spent
Sunday and Monday with Mr. and
Mrs. Clayton Ayers.
Mrs. E. B. Wattenburger and
daughter spent Sunay with Mrs.
Walter Wigglesworth at Echo.
Clayton Ayers, Jasper Myers and
Burl Wattenburger attended a meet
ing in Echo Sunday evening of the
home guards. Jasper Myers signed
Mrs. John Harrison returned home
to Eugene Monday. She had been
visiting Mrs. George Currin at Lena.
Mrs. George Harris of Hermiston
spent Sunday night and Monday
visiting the Roy Neill home.
T. P. & L. GIVES AIR PROGRAM
Starting at 9:30 last evening, a
new radio program, "Northwest
Neighbors" was presented for the
first time by Pacific Power and
Light company in cooperation with
Northwestern Electric company. It
will be produced weekly on Wed
nesdays at 9:30 hereafter. Origin
ating through the studio of KOIN
in Portland, stations assisting in the
broadcast are KIT, Yakima; KUJ,
Walla Walla; KWRC, Pendleton;
KODL, The Dalles; KBND, Bend,
and KAST, Astoria.
ter, and Elmer Griffith. Those win
ning prizes were Mrs. E. R. Lundell,
Mrs. C. W. Swanson and Mrs. Ella
Davidson. The next meeting will be
held at the home of Mrs. C. W.
Swanson on April 10.
Local Cantata to be
Given at Lexington
By MARGARET SCOTT
Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Herman and
children of Chicago are visiting at
the homes of Mrs. Herman's broth
ers, Julian and Henry Rauch. This
is the first time Henry has seen his
sister in 34 years. The Hermans
plan to make their home here and
their daughter, aged eight, and son,
aged eleven, will attend the local
The H. E. C. club will meet at the
Red Cross sewing room in Heppner
on April 9 and will assist in the
Red Cross sewing.
The Heppner churches will present
their Easter cantata in the local
Christian church on Friday evening.
Easter morning there will be a short
program at the church at 11 o'clock
following Sunday school at 10. Ev
eryone is 'cordially invited to attend
April 11 is grange night and a
busy time it will be. There will be
a class of fourteen to receive the
first and second degrees, and there
will also be voting for state grange
officers. So every member is urged
to be present and on (time promptly
at 8 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jackson took
their youngest daughter Carol to
Pendleton Wednesday for a medical
It failed to get in this column that
when Mary Edwards returned from
her recent trip to California she
was accompanied home by her 5-year-old
niece, Clara, who will make
her home with the Edwards'.
Mary Buchanan of The Dalles
spent last week at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bu
chanan. The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Eber Hanks has been named
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Vinson are
the parents of a son, Harvey Louis,
born Friday at the Oris Padberg
Mrs. Laurel Ruhl and sons went
to Stanfield Tuesday to get Mrs.
Gene Gray for a short visit here.
t Mrs. Nettie Davis and Jimmy
moved to the Ralph Phillips' house
Wednesday and Mr. and Mrs. Laurel
Ruhl and sons moved to the Davis
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carmichael
spent several days in Portland last
Colleen McMillan who is attend
ing school in Heppner spent the
week end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. McMillan.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott and
Vera Whillock spent Saturday in
Friday evening Sandra Whillock,
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl a Whillock, caught her hand in
an electric saw and cut her finger
severely. She was taken to Hepp
ner for medical treatment.
Gerry Cutler spent Tuesday in
Pendleton visiting her grandfather,
Special Easter Services
Slated at Boardman
By MRS. CLAUD COATS
Mrs. Phil Jones, Gerald Jones and
wife of Hermiston visited at the
Blanche Jones home Wednesday.
All the seniors except Russell and
Angelia DeMauro went to Pendleton
Wednesday to have their pictures
H. E. C. meets Wednesday at the
home of Mrs. L. Root. Pay luncheon
promptly at 1 o'clock.
Silver tea met this week at the
home of Mrs. Chas. Dillon.
Mr. an Mrs. Warren Dillon of
Walla Walla were week-end guests
of Mr. Dillon's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Dillon.
Special Easter services will be
held at the Community church Sun
day morning at 9:45. The Sunday
school program will follow at 10:45
with several numbers from primary
department, also some from the oth
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Tannehill and
Mabel Allen motored to The Dalles
Tuesday, where Mr. Tannehill con
sulted a doctor.
Funeral services were held Friday
in Lewiston, Idaho, for Julian Darr,
former resident of Boardman.
Mr. and Mrs. George McNabb of
The Dalles were week-end guests
ly Joe Marsh
BESTstorekeeper I ever knew was a
fellow named Sam Abernethy.
Sam's specialty was to take over
some run-down store that some
body else had given up as a failure.
Then Sam would turn it into a gold
"But the most important thing
of all," he used to say, "is to re
member who's Boss!"
"You may think you are Boss of
your business . . . but you're not.
The Public, your customers, are the
real bosses . . . and you've got to
run your business the way they
That little statement of Sam's
made a big impression on me . . .
particularly since it certainly
seemed to work so well in Sam's
And Sam isn't the only one. I
see the beer industry feels the
same way . . . certainly, the brew
ers believe in running their busi
ness the way you and I would like
to see it run.
Folks like us like to see beer
sold in clean, quiet, decent places.
No. 34 of a Series
U. P. Scholarships
Given 17 Leading
4-H Club Members
Seventeen boys and girls chosen
as the outstanding club members of
their respective counties have just
been named as recipients of the an
nual Carl Raymond Gray college
scholarships awarded by the Union
Pacific railroad in counties served
by its lines.
The list of winners was selected
and recommended by county and
state 4-H club specialists of the O.
S. C. extension service, and has just
been approved by Joe W. Jarvis,
Omaha, supervisor of agricultural
development for the railroad. Each
of the scholarship winners is either
a senior or a junior in high school
and will use the $100 award to enter
Oregon State college, either in the
at Mrs. McNabb's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Gorham.
Crystal Barlow was in Portland
over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Zearl Gillespie and
sons visited over the week end with
Mr. Gillespie's brother and family,
Art Gillespies of Walla Walla.
Mr. and Mrs. George Ransier of
Echo were here Sunday afternoon
visiting Dan Ransier and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gorham return
ed Sunday from Spokane where they
had been visiting at the home of
Mrs. Gorham's brother, Lyle Blay
den. The annual Congregational meet- '
ing was held Monday evening in the
church basement with about 25 pre
sent. Mrs. Russell was elected sec
retary; Mrs. A. Fisher and Leo Potts,
trustees; Mrs. A. Baker and W. Lay,
elders. This was followed by an
oyster supper with a big crowd present.
Package of 4 20c
All kinds. 2 years old, will bloom
this year. Each 30c
Gilliam & Bisbee
om where I sit . . .
Well ... the brewers feel the same
way about it. They don't want their
beer sold in wrong surroundings.
They know it doesn't pay. And they
know it hurts the good name of
I was reading the other day how
the brewers and the beer distribu- ,
tors work together and cooperate
with law enforcement authorities.
The idea is to make careless beer
retailers clean up their places and
practices ... or close up.
It's a good plan . . . and it seems
to me it ought to work. I under
stand it is already in operation in
a number of states and is being
It's a mighty fine thing when a
great industry has the gumption
to do a job like that on its own
initiative. And if Sam Abernethy
was right, the brewers should be
mighty successful . . . because
they're running their business the
way the public wants to see it run.
Copyright, 1942, Brewing Industry Foundation
fall of 1942 or 1943.
In approving the recommended
list, Mr. Jarvis praised the accom
plishments of the club members, a
number of whom he knew personal
ly from previous experience in this
state. The awards are announced
this year just prior to national 4-H
mobilization week, April 5 to 10. The
Baker, Dorothy Green, Haines, and
alternate, Wanda Creger, Haines;
Clatsop, Mary Ann Tittinger, Astor
ia; Crook, Percy Reynolds, Prine
ville; Deschutes, Shirley Helmholtz,
Redmond, and alternate, Warren
Cyrus, Redmond; Gilliam, Janet
Boyer, Condon; Grant county, Jessie
Lee Moore, Dayville, and alternate,
Karlin Merrill, Monument; Harney,
Margaret Thies, Burns; Hood River,
Georgiana Moore, Hood River, and
alternate, Fred Moe, Odell.
Malheur, Susan Zamora, Nyssa,
and alternate, Walter Duncan, Wil
lowcreek; Morrow, Dick Edmondson,
Heppner; Multnomah, Lillian Ander
egg, Portland; Sherman, Cassie von
Borstel, Grass Valley, and alternate,
Robert von Borstel, Grass Valley;
Umatilla, Laura Jean Hampton,
Pendleton, and alternate, David Du
fur, Hermiston; Union, Robert Che
nault, La Grande; Wallowa, Betty
Ann Warnock, Imnaha; Wasco, Bet
ty Jo Chastain, Maupin, and alter
nate, Dorcas Crabtree, Maupin;
Wheeler, Frederick Metteer, Fossil,
and alternate, Betty Mathews, Kin
zua. TYPING CONTEST CANCELLED
Oregon State College The Oregon
state typing and shorthand contest,
held annually here for the past 20
years, has been cancelled for this
year because kof transportation dif
ficulties. Many schools that have
participated regularly sent word that
they would be unable to make
travel arrangements this year.