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2 Heppner Gazette Times, July 2, 1942
Work On Synthetic
Sewing Display Gets
Lex Meeting Lively
By MARY LUNDELL
Morrow County Pomona grange
met last Saturday with Lexington
grange. Special guests for the day
included State Chaplain Arthur
Brown of Salem, and State Grange
Deputy Chas. Wicklander of La
Some very excellent reports from
the recent state grange session held
in Milwaukie last week were given
by the delegates. The master, Min
nie McFarland, reviewed in brief
the nearly one hundred resolutions
submitted to the state body. Morton
Tompkins has been elected to head
the state as master, succeeding Ray
W. Gill who completed his tenth
year, and was not a candidate for
Morrow county is once more on
the map, this time through the
home economics department of the
grange. Fancy work sent by the
home granges to the exhibit at the
state convention resulted in one
piece being selected for display this
week in Mary Cullen's cottage, in
Portland. A history of Willows
grange, in scrap-book form, held
the attention of those attending Po
mona. The scrap-book had been
in the display at state grange.
Morrow County Pomona grange
went on record to purchase six card
tables for the recently completed
convalescent hospital in Pendleton.
This hospital is one of several be
ing built for service men.
County Agent Conrad reported
that I. Skoubo of Boardman, has
approximately 2 tons of iron rods
for sale. These rods are suitaable
for reenforcing grain bins.
As regular fire insurance does not
protect against fire caused by in
vasion, the government war risk
insurance may be had after July 1,
or when forms are available from
Washington, D. C.
An industrial survey committee
was appointed to investigate any
industrial or electrical needs for the
county. Anyone interested in this
line of public service is invited to
contact the committee and let their
wishes be known. The committee
comprises Henry Baker, Orville
Cutsforth and J. Fred Stilwell.
A resolution of interest to every
American, adopted by the Pomona
follows in part: As the serious short
age of rubber in the United States
is acute and that indications are
that the condition will become more
serious unless some new method is
put into effect, a new method to
produce synthetic rubber from sur
plus agricultural products is a fact
proven beyond a doubt by various
investigators; and as it has been re
ported from reliable sources that
a plant is nearly completed in the
state of Nebraska that would pro
duce great quantities of synthetic
rubber if material for completion of
said plant were made available.
Since Poland, Russia and Germany
have produced very successful syn
. thetic rubber for the past 15 years
from agricultural products; Morrow
County Pomona goes on record rec
ommending that every effort be ex
pended towards the solution of syn
During the lecture hour the fol
lowing was presented: Song, Old
Glory, by all; talks, state grange
session, Marjorie Gordon and Anna
Smouse; piano solo, Mrs. Helen Nel
son; articles read with comments,
Synthetic Rubber, Rev. Stilwell;
stunt song, The Spreading Chest
nut Tree, led by Chas. Wicklander;
talk, Controlling Inflation, C. D.
Conrad; report of assessment and
taxation committee, Oscar Peterson;
vocal duets, Any Bonds and Re
member Pearl Harbor, Helen and
Betty Baker; changes in laws, Mrs.
Tom Wells; vocal solo, A Medley
Rev. Stilwell; remarks by state
grange visitors, Arthur Brown and
Chas. Wicklander; highlights on
state grange session, Minnie Mc-
Hattie Johnson Lived
Lonq at Hardman
By ELSA iM. LEATHERS
Jim and Leslie Bannon are busily
engaged this week at the William
Greener ranch painting several
Mrs. William Greener returned
home this week after spending two
weeks in the Valley and seeing the
rose show at Portland.
Oscel Inskeep and Charles Eaton
visited at the Ad Inskeep home
Elmer Steers has been moving
from the W. H. French ranch, hav
ing sold his lease to Mr. French
this week. Dick Steers is employed
at Reeds mill. Elmer will also work
Mrs. J. B. Adams has been ill the
past several days in Heppner.
Boys between the ages of 18 and
20 registered at the postoffice with
Mrs. Iris Brannon in charge of reg
istration, June 30.
Mrs. Ella Bleakman has been
spending the week with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Ray Reed at Zornes camp.
She returned on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McDonald
and children visited in town Friday.
Ed McDaniel moved to Parkers
Mill Monday, where he will work.
Ivan Leathers was calling at the
Owen Leathers home Monday from
Owen McDaniel and family spent
several days in town this week from
Burton Valley. He also attended to
business in Heppner.
John Hastings and sister Larilla
and Mrs. Owen Leathers went to
Kinzua Sunday, visiting the Sabin
Hastings and the Harlan Adams.
Norvin Adams returned home
with Mrs. Leathers and is visiting
at the J. B. Adams home, too, at
Everett Hadley came over from
Kinzua Saturday and visited his
mother, Mary McDaniel.
Friends were saddened here to
hear of the death of Hattie Johnson,
a long time resident of Hardman
before going to Heppner.
PINE CITY NEWS
By BERNICE WATTENBURGER
Mr. and Mrs. William Shaar of
Hermiston called at the E. B. Wat
tenburger home Wednesday eve
ning. Misses Lucille and Darlyne Wat
tenburger spent Tuesday at the
Walter Wigglesworth home in Echo.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wattenburger
spent the week end in Long Creek
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Reid I. Buse
ick. Miss Ruth Jordan of Echo spent
Tuesday and Wednesday at the
Vogler ranch on Butter creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gibson of
Burbank, Wash., have moved to the
old Young home on Butter creek.
Mr. Gibson is working for Henry
Miss Betty Finch returned home
from Cove Friday evening.
Miss Marie Healy, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Healy of Butter
creek, is spending her vacation at
home. She works in the First Na
tional Bank of Portland.
Henry Vogler was a Pasco caller
on Friday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neill of Hepp
ner called at the Charley Morehead
FARM CHEMICALS ALLOCATED
Certain fertilizer and weed killing
chemicals have been placed under
allocation control by WPB, accord
ing to word received by the OSC
extension service. When the order
takes effect, persons requesting de
liveries of sulphate of ammonia, cy
anamid and chlorate chemicals will
need to file orders with proper
forms a month ahead of need. Users
of weed killing chlorate chemicals,
however, do not need to file a spe
cial form if they hold a U. S. ex
In the evening the fifth degree
was exemplified by the Pomona of
ficers. A word of appreciation is extend
ed to officer Flora, Vashti Saling,
and Gladys Cutsforth for the beau
tiful stage setting and arrangement
of flowers throughout the day, also
to the Lexington grange for their
Performed at Irrigon
By MRS. J. A. SHOUN
Miss Mary Stephens and little
Janet spent from Sunday to Tues
day evening in Arlington with Mr.
Mrs. C. W. Grimm and son, Frank
Rider, went to Yakima Sunday to
visit her son, Glen Rider, and fam
ily. In the afternoon they took a
trip through the valley.
C. W. and H. W. Grimm went
to Pendleton Sunday to get berry
crates. The Grimms are busy har
vesting their raspberry crop.
Glen Aldrich and Fred Mrakham
and their crews started picking the
Sweringen apricots Monday morn
ing. Mrs. Fred Adams and two sons
spent the week end with her sister,
Mrs. Eva Reynolds, at The Dalles.
Mrs. Arnberg has been ill. She
is feeling a little better.
Avery Shoun was an Irrigon vis
itor from the ranch above Heppner.
The wedding of Robert Earl Brace
and Mary Ellen Grice was solem
nized at 2:30 o'clock Sunday, June
28, at the home of the bride. Rev.
Cohorn of the Presbyterian church
read the ceremony. The bride was
lovely in a white chiffon and lace
floor-length dress. Eleanor Hunch
was bridesmaid. The best man, C.
H. Thomas, was formerly of Irrigon.
After a week's honeymoon trip to
Payette Lake, Idaho, they will be
at home at Hermiston where he
will go on with his work in the
Umatilla ordnance depot.
Mr. and Mrs. Claire Caldwell, two
daughters, and Mrs. Caldwell's mo
ther, Mrs. Jennie Pedden of Kettle
Falls, spent the week end with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Caldwell.
They took Mrs. Tom Caldwell back
with them to visit with them and
her daughter, Mrs. Robert Smith of
Portland. Mr. Caldwell works in
the shipyards. Mrs. Tom Caldwell
will also attend the camp meeting
Mrs. Stella Doll spent the week
end in Pendleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Freder
ickson spent the week end with
the Fredericksons and McCoys. Mr.
Frederickson works in the ship
yards. Mrs. Shirley Sinckart is also vis
iting at the F. C. Frederickson home.
Rev. and Mrs. Walter Warner,
Presbyterian minister and wife of
Buffalo, N. Y., left for home by way
of the Portland Rose. They took
the bus to Pendleton, stopping off
a few hours to visit with the Wm.
Kennys. They have spent the last
three weeks with his mother, Mrs.
J. W. Warner, and other relatives.
It was the first visit for six years.
Batie Rand moved his cattle thru
Irrigon from the lower pasture to
the home pasture.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Dexter of
South Tacoma came to Irrigon
Thursday to visit with the Haney
and Dexter family. They went back
Sunday, taking Mrs. Dexter's moth
er, Mrs Haney, and Grace and Wes
ley, with them for a short visit.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Acock receiv
ed their last 1200 turkeys and are
getting them nicely started.
Chas. Acock, Jr., Bob Larson and
two other boys have gone up to
Athena to work in the pea harvest.
Mrs. Stella Doll is in a critical
condition in a Pendleton hospital,
reports her father, Lee Smith.
Week at Lexington
By MARGARET SCOTT
Barbara Slocum of Heppner is
visiting Lavonne McMillan at her
home. Lavonne spent last week at
the Slocum home.
Marie and Laverne Steagall spent
Sunday at Umatilla.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott and
sons visited at the Lee Sprinkel
home in Heppner Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Whillock and
family spent Sunday in Spray. Car
la Lee remained for a viisit with
Mrs. Ralph Jackson and daughters
spent several days last week in
Portland. They were accompanied
home Sunday by Mrs. Elmer Hunt
and children who visited Mr. Hunt
in Salem. '
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Henderson
By MRS. EL.MER GRIFFITH
The marriage of Miss Ruth Craw
ford and Mr. John Voorhes was sol
emnized in Portland at the home of
Rev. Donhue, pastor of the Church
of God, who performed the cere
mony on June 12. After a honey
moon at the beach they are at home
in Portland. The bride is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Crawford
of lone, and is a graduate of lone
high school and of Marylhurst col
lege. She taught school last year
in Hood River county. Mr. Voorhes
is a graduate of Grant high school,
and at present is a radio technician
at Portland air base. He is the son
of Mrs. Myrtle Voorhes of Port
land. The marriage of Miss Rossbelle
Perry and Mr. Ray Gillete occurred
in Spokane, Wash., on June 13, the
bride's birthday. The bride is the
daughter of Ross Perry, formerly of
Morgan and now in the merchant
marine. She is a graduate of lone
high school and the University of
Oregon. Mr. Gillette is from Texas,
and is a U. of O. man.
Willows grange is sponsorng a
Fourth of July picnic at the CCC
grounds in Heppner, for the benefit
of members and their families.
Ihe lone A. F. & A. M. held a
special meeting Saturday evening.
There was work in the Fellowship
degree. This is the last meeting un
James Warfield left here Monday
night on the train for Portland,
where he will receive medical
treatment. His condition is serious.
Mrs. Ida Moore of Portland is a
guest at the home of her brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Robert Warfield, who is stationed
at Ogden, Utah, was recently made
a corporal, according to word re
ceived by relatives here.
Lyle "Pinky" Allyn is coming
home this week on furlough from
The Legion Auxiliary is asking for
donations of old phonograph rec
ords. The condition of the records
is not imoprtant, as they are to be
ground up and made into new rec
ords for use in the army camps. Ma
terials for new records can not be
obtained in any other way. The
auxiliary is also collecting used play
ing cards for use of the soldiers.
Anyone having either may leave
them with Mrs. Cleo Drake.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sherer of La
Grande spent Sunday with Mr.
Sherer's mother, Mrs. Harry Mun
kers. Other Sunday guests at the
Munkers home were Mr. and Mrs.
Doc Sherer from Heppner.
The Union Missionary society met
Thursday, with Mesdames W. J.
Blake and Mame Blake as hostesses.
Mr. and Mrs. Ivar Nelson moved
last week to Kinzua to make their
home. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carl
son moved into the apartment which
The P. N. G. met last Friday at
the home of Mrs. J. E. Swanson.
This is the last meeting until Sep
tember. Members of the Women's Topic
club were entertained last Saturday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Harry
Yarnell. Other hostesses were Mes
dames Victor Rietmann and A. W.
Lundell. Five tables of bridge were
in play and prizes were won by
Mrs. Cleo Drake and Mrs. J. E.
Swanson.. Mrs. Clara Newlin and
Mrs. Raymond Lundell won the
guest prizes. Those present were
Mesdames Charles Carlson, Clyde
Denney, C. F. Feldman, E. R. Lun
dell, Dorr Mason, Clel Rae, Omar
Rietmann, C. W. Swanson, Garland
Swanson, J. E. Swanson, Hugh
Smith, Agnes Wilcox, Amy Sperry,
Carl Allyn, Ella Davidson, E. M.
Baker, Werner Rietmann and Clif
A grass fire at the Foster Odom
ranch occupied the attention of fire
fighters for several hours on Tues-
and sons spent a few days in Port
land this week.
Lot Johnson of Spokane spent the
week end at the Edwards home.
Alva Leach of Portland is visiting
Ed Grant and Bob Burnside are
working in Athena.
Irvin Rauch is visiting at his par
Sets Open Seasons
Final hunting regulations adopted
by the Oregon State Game commis
sion on June 27 include an order for
the issuance of a number of special
tags permitting the taking of ant
lerless elk, doe deer and antelope.
Those desiring to apply for these
tags should send to the Portland
office of the game commission the
proper fee and information as to the
number and kind of hunting licen
ses held. All applications will be
held until August 1, at which time
a drawing will be held if the number
of applications exceed the quota of
tags. Otherwise, the tags will be
issued in the order applications are
made until all have been sold.
Open season for deer was set Sep
tember 26 to October 31. Three
thousand special tags at $3.50 each
will be issued for taking female,
spike or immature deer within this
period, in the same area open last
year in Grant, Harney, Crook and
Wheeler counties. Non-resident fee
for tags is $5.00.
Open season for elk was set Octo
ber 28 to November 30, inclusive for
bull elk having antlers, and limit
of one such animal, in territory open
last year in Umatilla, Union Baker,
Malheur, Grant, Harney, Morrow,
Wheeler and Gilliam counties.
Open season for pheasants, Cal
ifornia quail and Hungarian part
ridge in Morrow county was set
October 15 to November 1, inclu
sive. day afternoon. It was finally con
trolled by means of a backfire, and
only about an acre of wheat was
Clarence Harris visited his wife
and daughter Berdita Clarice at the
hospital in Pendleton Tuesday. Roy
Lindstrom accompanied him to
A group of young people enjoyed
an evening at the Foster Odom home
near Morgan Friday evening, honor
ing Mr. Odom's birthday. Those pre
sent were Larry and Cora Eller
Fletcher, Betty and Harold Hay
worth, and Marion and Dalter Farris
of Arlington, and Ted and Doris
Palmateer, June Griffith and Donald
Wetmore. Games and music were
enjoyed, and delicious refreshments
were served. f
Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. Lindstrom
were surprised with a housewarm
ing and shower at their new home
on Second street Friday night, when
a large group of friend arrived with
honking auto horns. Hostesses were
Mesdames Garland Swanson, Louis
Halvorsen, Raymond Lundell, Mar
ion Palmer and Miss Eva Swanson.
They were presented with many
nice gifts for their home.
Spokane, Wash. Pilots, observers
and radio operators of the civil air
patrol are expected within the week
to start patroling the forests of Ore
gon, Washington and California, ac
cording to P. M. Hinkley, Washing
ton state wing commander.
The giant four-motored Navy Pa
trol Bombers are the world's most
powerful planes. They cost approxi
mately $700,000 each. The Navy also
has a lighter Bomber called the
Scout Bomber which costs about
The battle for Britain was almost
lost because England had none of
these giant four-motored planes with
which to fight back. We need thou
sands of them and they are coming
off the assembly lines in our pro
duction plants at a high rate of
speed today. You can help buy
these for your Navy by purchasing
War Bonds and Stamps every pay
day. Put at least ten percent into
Bonds or Stamps and help your
county go over its Quota.
V. i rtasury Department
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