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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, April 6, 1944
Volume 61 , Number 2
Draft List To Be
In Coming Weeks
All Available Men
To Be Drawn, Says
Draft list are being gone over
wth a fine tooth comb and every
available prospect's papers are be-
tr rf m iron n yy wvyrtcarvim CO-Jinn 1T1 f in
an effort to meet the demands for
member of the local draft board,
told members of Heppner chamber
of commerce at the weekly lunch
The board plays no favorites, the
act on any case wnere a reiauve u
some other cause for doubt is being
tive of one of the board members,
vinciriarort in rata rvr h tHr itriei
decision is left with, a neutral board.
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This is necessary to protect both
the inductee am
d the , board from
i ii i r i f-i i. ihiiii
Kclainins the ruling on who
HhaU be given deferment, Johnson
t!lo rrtv ,,ndpr consideration
must be a key man in a critical in-
jw )f v.a i in thP wfi srouD 18-
or ulnHnn vrac of r,hvsical
,'r '. j o,.Qna
nf'Pf'l fir MHlllllUclLj la liu aaoun"
F IldllLUl-Clf lO nu o.jov...-"
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that a registrant will not be called
up again and he is quite certain
tliat in view of the present deficien-
cy in the drait not a few rejectees
:n l fiY vo-pvamina-
W fTnn wrT also
came i n- for considerable
cussion. His conclusion
the older men and 4-F' group will
be faced with the task of carrying
( on the home front if the quota de
'maiided by the armed services is
io be met.
Mrs. A. M. Phelps
Passes at Bend
Mrs. A. M. Phelps, former resi
dent of Heppner, was laid to rest
) P.cnrI Saturday. Anril 1, accord-
ing to information sent here early en and information imparted to displayed Friday evening when the'
this week. Death occurred at the St. parents of the participating children junior class of Heppner high school
Charles hospital following a brief relative to conditions governing the presented tire three-act comedy,
illness. Services were held from -the campaign. No guns will be used in "Tiptoe Inn." Doubtiless many of
Niswonger and Winslow funeral the hunt, Isom stated. e several hundred people witness
chapel with Rev. R. H. Prentice of- ing the offerings of the young
Burial was in Greenwood Churches fro JOIIl people went to the gym with a feel-
Born in 18G5 at Marion, Iowa,
Mrs. Phelps was approaching 79
years of age. With her husband and
children she came to Heppner in
1905 and made her home here for at b:to a. m. bunday at tne unurcn ot situations in wnicn eacn memoer formation reieascd this week. This meat business both as a retailer and
25 years. Mr. Phelps engaged in the cf Chri;;t. Participating will be, the of the cast becomes involved . ig -n rdercnce to Boy Scout work a buyer and seler, He was aso en
grocery business most of the time Church of Christ, the Assembly of Getting into the imxups and get- ;,nd igures show that whereas there gaged in the sheep business with
during their residence here. God and the Methodist church. tag out again provided the young were tw troopg at county &t the late,R,A ThompSOn and d
Surviving, besides the husband Following the service, breakfast actors with vehicles for exercising beginning of lm one each at a parlnerslup with the late Percy
are one daughter, Elizabeth Phelps will be served in the dining room their talents and many hearty Heppner and Leton, there are Hughes in buying and shippng
of Vancouver, Wash.; one son Mar-
shall Phelps, of Bend; a sister, Ber-
tha MarshaU, ot nawau, ana one
SECOND SURVEY REVEALS
A second survey of retail estab-
lishments by the price panel found
5 stores conforming and 13 guilty of
minor infractions but all agreed to
get in line. Monday was spent down
Willow creek and Tuesday ihe panel
and chairman of the board visited
Boardman and Irrigon.
LEXlMilUN Uikuuin ci.ui
Garden planning should be based
a nprsnn's diet, likes and dis-
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likes, County Agent C. D. Conrad
told the Lexington 4-H Garden club
at its meeting Friday afternoon. The
club is gettting down to business
imrl making a thorough study ot
problems to De met in laying um,
. i : . 1 -f. rfr.t.rlartc
planning anu. wuug iui 6lu"'
The next meeting will be held
Jpril 14. There will be reports on
' 1 3 .1 4- ifttitrnl
member is to submit a plan of his
- garden plot .
MAYOR TURNER TELLS OF
HEf PNER FLOOD OVER KOIN
Heppner's disastrous flood of June
14, 1903 was the subject of. a talk
given in Portland Wednesday eve
ning by Mayor J. O, Turner.. This
talk was one of a series sponsored
by the Pacific Power & Light Co.
and the Northwestern Electric Co.,
to acquaint the citizens of Oregon
and Washington with their own
states, particularly the areas served
by the two. concerns.
Mayor Turner spoke over station
KOIN between 9:30 and 10 p. m.
Due to the fact that the G-T radio
refused to tune in on the station
this newspaper is unaoie 10 cum-
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Mrs. Turner accompanied
husband to the city.
P.-T. A Schedules
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Three speakers have Deen scnea-
uled by the Parent-Teachers assoc-
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day eVetni"g' r n r3
will discuss some aspects of the 4-
it J Unrmt,r .Inhn Tl'll tpn
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wm on Ul
state suPPort ror nooib.
The nominating committee -will
rePort md sSe candates . or
cffice for next year and e
leses lur Ule t,vt;""l&
j . r i.1 IVTvm T-v V
Bergstrom, chairman; Mrs. Harold
Hill, Mrs. J. L. Hamlin. Mrs. Earl
, , A 1. n lU J
Tlob-c Mc ArphlP PnrmPrtf and
T . , "n
Mrs. Raymond Pettyjohn, will serve
MeetUngs ot the r-lA have oeen
well attended to date, theie being an
average of 50 or more. The a.socia
tion is Literesled in seeing every
nm'DTit onrl -fripnrl nf fvlnrat.ion nar-
the work. . ;
Magpie Egg Hunt ,
To Be Organized
A meeting to complete organiza
tion details for the annual magpie
egg hunt will be held at 7:30 p. rn.
Thursday April 13 at the Elks hall,
announces Blaine Isom, president of
the Morrow County Hunters and
Teams for the hunt will be chos-
I C C
An master sunrise service nas
Been arranged oy tnree 01 tienp-
ners cnurcnes wnicn win, oe
in the cnurcn casement.
nERE F()R jeral
Mrs Nam Kummp nf Snokani.
sister of Mrs. C. W. McNamer, ar-
rived this morning to attend funeral
services for Mr. McNamer Friday
mrtmintf Arrivincf this affpmnon
were Mr. McNamer's sister. ' Mrs.
Blanche Moore of Pbrtand, and Mrs.
Lucy Butler Nelson, a close friend
of Mrs McNamer's from Skamania,
Kenneth Blake received word
Wedneday of the death by drown-
ing of his brother Merle's 10- year
0id son Bobbie in Oswego lake,
Kih anH Kis fafVmr. WiMard
Blake, left this morning for Oswego
to attend the funeral.
Miss Betty Jean Robinson
t ii -i:f : j;, ,roniV
ociic, uoui., JO opcnUu.s a.
Vinro visitintf Vior mint. Mrs. Tom
Wells, her grandparents, Mr. and
ivxrs. rx. o. oiiazmuii, ana uuiei iw
nf 1VPS. RVlP Will lfflVP this week
end to resume her work at Berke
ley APrU 13-
Date for Cleanup
Set by Mayor and
April 7-14 Time
Chosen to Make
rVwlnrincf in Faunr nf n tfonoral
cpanim .11',. tu itA, tu mavor
, rmmp Mnndav Pvenintr sot the
for annual spring removal
of rubbish and; dirt in general. All
citizens - have been asked to parti
cipate in the movement during the
week April t-14.
In setting the date, the city fa
thers emphaticaly stated that the
citv will not provide free hauling
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but a manpower shortage
.r Thoro nmc enmo H ,in
w . intiv wna jwhv
now. There was some discussion
about furnishing a truck for some
tr, A-rAw arA nwoTr tradK
Jm anri hon aursir
, nrnnortv wnprs wi,n milst nav
ui i wi j t-
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ior service- was deemed more
advisable f0r TOle to the
conveyances regularly engagea in
cin. i,pr ar mSnv drives
for war financing, the council is
leaving it up to the property own-
eis an'd tenants to go about the
iCieanuT) on their own initiative. It is
U.K1. .y, rnnp will dean
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meir own Premlse3 DUl Wlil I10L
mdined t(J work on neigKboring
vacant lots. The city made no pro-
vision for uking care of this phase
of the cleanup However, in the in
terests of satety, some of the haz-
wm be removed jf the fire de
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porunent nas 10 get out anu uu u,
pai uneiii ii w .u, uo.
trash on the walks or in front of
your property to wait for the city
wagon to haul it away. Contact one
oi the delivery wagons for that ser
vice. The cost will not be much if
you have your stuff ready to go.
Talent in Class Play
No small amount of talent w
ing that they were doing their duty.
only to come away convinced that
me-y would nave misseci a treat iwa
tney stayed at nome
xiptoe inn is a cievei oiunuu
wugns ior tne
dent mat trie cat nau iae.i u.e
rnnrhintf t .Miss Mardock seriously
, is- i i t'
won laurels for
mDE snoRT VISIX
Lt. Norton King and Mrs. King
arrived Saturday, March 25, from
Oklahoma,, where Norton finished a
course in advanced aviation. After
spending a day visiting Mrs. Kings
mother, Mrs. Hilma Anderson, and
other relatives, they went to Port-
land where, the young flyer entrain-
ed for one of those unknown desti-
nations, presumably an embarkation
point. Mrs. King has returned here
for the duration, if her husband is
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on his way across.
BACK IN STATES
Lyle Cox, AMMljc, is back in the
of states, according to his father, EI7
W.rt fnv wVio statps that his son
y - -- - -
called him lrom Alameda, Lain,
about a week ago. Lyle s outfit has
- wcu irw
- temnorarilv. He expects to pay the
- home folks a visit but could not
ALEUT VETERAN VISITING
PARENTS THIS WEEK
. Home for he first time in two
years, Lt. Donald Drake is enjoy
ing the privilege of setting his feet
under the parental table. Accom
panied by Mra Drake .and their
little son, Lt. Drake is spending a
week or so at the Ray Drake farm
home in Sand Hollow, where the
green hills are balm to his eyes but
the slightly summerish temperature
makes him a bit uncomfortable af
ter about two years spent in Alaska
and the Aleutians.
For the past several mouths Drake
was stationed about 10 miles from
1 f 1 TT i X
me camP wxlere P1- vawter rap
ker was based1 and the two Hepp
ner soldiers visited frequently.
Cub Scout Pack
Organized This Week
Boys in the age group 9-11 have
riven an opportunity to learn
ihe mdhnents of sxmtme through
or scouting through
m here this week of
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the organization here this week of
a cue scout pac. oixieen ooys,
a cud scout roacK. oixteen novs
have been assigned to Ihe two dens
led bv Mrs. Florence Green and
Mrs. Conley Lanham. Other leaders
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are omey iannam, urvuie omiui
ana unaries stout. uuren. wnro
ana an aojer xuive uft-n scuieu
by their scoutmaster to serve
chiefs of the two dens.
Many other boys have signified
an interest in joining the cubs, ac-
ii,, tr ii tt' i 1 i l
coming to fi.ennem mcKenixraom
assistant scout executive of the Blue
Mountain council, 'who directed the
ftvrfnn xinnU- ThOGo irr1lfhG
"e-"-" ' r
will be absorbed ut l the pack as fast
as new dens can be organized 'and
they are advised by Scout officials
to keep in touch with the cubmas
ter or the den leaders.
BROTHERS VISIT IN
jj AjuiN'S MET R01'
Mrs. Lera Crawford is in receipt
of a letter from her son, Midship
man Hugh Crawford, telling of a
week-end spent with his brother,
Ensign John Crawford, who came
from Boston to New York to visit
him. The two Heppner young mfn
dined in the officer's quarters of one
of the swankey hotels, made a visit
to -the top floor of the Empire Slate
building and climaxed the visit by
witnessing Paul Robeson's portrayal
of Shakespeare's Othello. The boys
are uiging their mother to go to
New York at the time of Hugh's
graduation from midshipman's
sihccl, and there are signs that she
SCOUTING ON UPGRADE
i MORROW COUNTY
cccuting hys ken definitely on
upgrade in Morrow county dur-
. t according to in
now troops at lone, and Boardman
& ge& gcout SM at
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J-exington and a cub pacK in nep-
pner. A total of 89 boys and 18 yearg ago decided to enter the local
adult leaders are involved in the political field by running for coun
program. ty commissioner. Any worthy en-
In addition to the Boy Scout ac-
tivities, a large group of girls have
been enrolled in Girl Scout work in
recent weeks in Heppner.
LFXINrT0N jj, scno0i
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rivii.iii i-au wn.ui
Announcement is made .by the
Lexington high school that a three-
act comedy, "Sadie of the U. S. A. ,
wm De presented at tne scnooi au-
ditorium on the evening of April 11
The plot is built around a girl's ef-
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",uiedK uf ""B.11
upon oiowing up tne muniuuns
works. The olav teems with action.
funny lines and hilarious situations.
Sjponsors of the play guarantee
an evenintf of rare entertainment
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and more uian your moneys worth
at the extremely popular prices.
Judge Bert Johnson will be the
grange baturday evening.
Stroke Fatal to
C. W. McNamer,
Death Comes as
County Court Is
About to Take Up
A stroke induced by a blood clot
caused the death of C. W. McNa
mer about 10:30 Wednesday morn
ing. The commissioner had entered
the county judge's office just prior
to the opening of the court session
when the attack came. Dr. A. D. Ma
Murdo was called as was Mrs. Mo
Namtr, and they worked over the
prostrate man for half an hour or
more before the end came.
Mr. MclNamers passing was a
shock. 10 vie comrauniiy as ne naa
attending to business affah,
community as he had'
d workine on uig ranch since re
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turning from California Due to the
i..t i i. l i j
, u: irir ru
uit iingauii(i 111 ma cixicuict iiciu aiiu
appeared to standing up to the
It was his to be busy
to keep in touch with his various
interests, and this left him no time
for worry over his physical condi
tion. Services will be held at 10 o'clock
a. m. Friday from the Masonic hall.
Archdeacon Neville Blunt will offi
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ciate. Arrangements are in charge of
Phelps Funeral Home. The body
wi be taken q Forest
where final rites and commitment
will be held Saturday.
Conrad Wilbur, McNamer wa3
born Nov. 29, 1875 to Nehemiah and
Nancy Kirts McNamer, near Forest
Grove,. Oregon He attended .the .
Forest Grove public schools and
Paulie university where he was the
first football coach. In 1398, he and
his brother struck out for Alaska to
make their fortunes in the gold
fields. Five years were spent in the
north. At one time word reached
his people that he and his brother
had Peiishcd- After waiting for
somf time and receiving no word
lu U1L iauves ana
townspeople conduceld memorial
services in their honor. Shortly
thereafter the brothers landed in
Seattle and soon convinced their
people that they were very much
1 In May 191G Mr. McNamer bought
the lone Meat market and on July
24 of the same year he married
Sarah Rcdgers at Walla Walla. They
made their home at lone until Au-
gust 1922 when they moved to Hop:
pner where he continued in the
cattle. He took an active part in civ-
i(J a backer and rect.
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or oi me neppner Koueo, ana two
teifprise for the good of Heppner
and the county could always count
on support from him and in his
quiet way he helped many less for-
tunate in Ume of thclr nee(L
, Fraternally, Mr. McNamer was a
niCmber of Heppner lodge No 69 A.
F & u; Eastem star both
of ilevprieti and held a life mem-
kersuip m Delphian lodge, Knights
of Pythias, at Forest Grove.
Survivors are Mrs. McNamer and
i ma wsra
his sister. Mrs. Blanche Moore of
Mr. and Mrs. Hanson Hughes re
turned Saturday from Portland
where thev snent a counlo of weeks
during which time Hanson under
went a check-up on his physical
condition. His friends have been
pleased to see him out on the street