Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, April 27, 1944, Image 1

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JOINS NAVY
Rood L. Ekleberry, formerly of
lone, was recently inducted into
the navy at Portland.
NOW IN ASTORIA
Ted Peterson, Petty Officer 2c, is
new stationed at Tongue Point
.bare near Astoria, according to his
lather, Henry Peterson, who was a
Heppner business visitor Monday,
led spent a year or more in Texas
Leloie being transferred.
RETURNS TO CAMP
Jrckson Holt let Sunday ror Co1
orado where he has been in train
ing for several months. He spent a
furlough here visiting his mother,
Mm C. J. D. Bauman, and grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cantwell.
HERE FROM MISSOURI
Henry Aiken Jr., known to fam
ily and friends as "Dub", is spend-,
ing a week with his parents, Mr.
ynd Mrs. Henry Aiken, coming from
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He re
cently finished a course at Kansas
State college and was transferred to
Fort Leonard Wood along wr l
1000 other trainees.
HERE ON FURLOUGH
After serving 18 months with the
army on Kodiak Island, 2nd Lt.
John E. Hayes has returned to the
states and is at present visiting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. I.
lhompson. He was accompanied by
his sister, Miss Jean Hayes. Mrs.
lhompson is their aunt.
INJURY RETARDS INDUCTION
James' C. Lovgren, scheduled to
report lor duty in the army April 13
has been granted indefinite defer
ment due to a serious injury receiv
ed shortly prior to the induction
date. Kenneth L. Robertson of
Boardman was inducted on April 13,
while Robert O. Smith of the same
place reported April 25 ior immed
iate induction and was assigned as
an air cadet. He is the son of Paul
Smith of Boardman.
Music Groups to
Present Extravaganza
Friday, May 5 is the date selected
by the music departments of tlv
Heppner schools for presentation of
a song and dance extravaganza and
"Hepr America Singing", a program
designed to replace the annual
school music festival which has
been dropped for the duration.
This is the first time a musical
Vent of this nature has been pre
sented in the local school.
It is a development of America's
music' through the depiction of
characteristic songs and dances
from, each period of the nation's
evolution. With a modern family's
day dreams and a radio program
the audience will be carried back
to the first Thanksgiving. Then
starting forward on the strains of
a colonial minuet, the listener joinst
some negro laborers in a favorite
spiritual. Entering into an Ozark
, folk dance he sings and dances
through the Civii War, the Gay1
Nineties, the west's beginning, early
California with its Spanish atmos-
phcre, biting light opera to the bra
vado of the first World War, and
finally back to our own time of
brave people trying' to crush fear
with song.
There will be no charge for the
performance, which will be held at
the ' high school gymnasium.
LENA WAS OMITTED
In submitting his report to the
Gazette Times last week, Rev. Bei.
nie Howe, chairman of the Morrow
county Red Cross chapter, inadver
tently failed to enumerate the Lena
district contribution. This section,
with Mrs. Mabel Hughes as chair
man, raised $93 towards the Ameri
can Red Cross war fund.
Heppner,
Imposing Sum to
Be on Hand for
Post-War Projects
Federal, State and
Municipal Funds
Re'no Marshaled
nbiif wo"ks oTvierts for the post and magazines which later in the and are asked to bring their bun
v!r rrr try oon now roirp-pr( ?n day will be hauled by truck to dies to1 the county fair pavilion
rci'materl vpfv . of SSt7.000.000. Stanfield and loaded on a railway where it is to be loaded onto a truck
'n-.r.co proiects will cover several car. and hauled to Stanfield.
vears, until private industrv hs All persons participating in the Collections will be conducted at
vpn vf.nr)i;tQ.r t revnp-timo rro- drive are asked to tie the papers Lexington and lone and contribu
dnr.'on. What private industry will and magazies in- bundles, or to box tions from the surrounding areas
rin :q lirrp,V g co,cpt f0- a them in cartons, and place them on will be welcomed. Each town is
disposition not to discuss plans and the front walk where they may be working singly but all will ship
thereby notify comrtitors, but it is readily picked up. This is not a collections to the main line where a
ssumed h?t industry can account waste paper drive; neither is it a carload is being made up.
V $200,000,000. Su.ch is the report - '
of Governor Earl Snell's postwar
re-ad;ustment . and development
commission.
As, catalogued by the commission,
federal projects represent $233,280.
000; state projects, $68,920,000; coun
ty projects $13,160.00; city projects,
$1,370,000.
. Federal projects authorized and Prlem of filling their teaching nee Anabei lurner. An ex
tentative include navigation, flood ranks states Countv Superintendent penenoed pilot herself Mrs. Allison
octroi,' power, irrigation and graz- Lucy E. Rodgers. There is no smug was able to describe the things you
ing. These are the postwar shelf satisfaction , apparent in any of the do and dont do whi e in control of
prepared by .congress. State project schools over the prospect of having levers of a gasoline sky-buggy,
range from. immediate construction oomglete teacher lists, although Havmg had a crack-up or two, she
to graduzl expansion or rehabili- most of the schools have but one or advised picking a soft place to land
totion of existing institutions. two vacancies, to fill. . as the first consideration-if one has
Of Oregon's' 36 counties, 19 have Mos recent , gap in. the teacher time to do any selecting,
not filed their projects but the 17 ranks was e resignaton of Supt. F. Mrs. Allison was introduced by
that have nresen formidahl W. Harter of Boardman, who has-her father F. W. Turner who also
showing. This is also true of the
inyniciralities '-although'" only 20 in
Ihe state have listed projects. Ihe
bsentees are studying their prob
lems and attempting to decide wht,
projects are most needed in the
county or municipality. Some of the
delay is due to. the fact that not all
communities have registered eiig;
neers to prepare estimates of cost
and blueprints.
municipalities in Oregon will each
have projects, yet a majority will
. .l "rajuiitjf wm
and the 36 counties also, as the
counties must submit their plans to
the state highway commission.
The public works is at best only
ai stop-gap to serve until private
enterprise can absorb the load of
imtmrjlovment. To d :itp Pfsrr rri t n
ty has reported that it can finance
itself 100 percent without federal
assistance, although if the federal
government is prepared to help, the
county will not accept a loan of
more than 50 percent and will not
surrender control.
Counties propose to take care of
xneir own resments witn their pre-
jecte and are basing the public
works program on their estimated
prospective needs.
W"TT-
ON TRIP TO RLNO
Mrs. Mabel Hughes and her sister,
Mrs. Bertrand Warren of Walla
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Walla, left Tuesday for Reno, Nev.
where Mrs. Hughes is scheduled to
aunA en f u,sfi p
the Episcopal church. Enroute
south, Mrs. Hughes will meet with
women's auuxiliaries of the several
churches in her capacity as presi
dent of the women's service league
of the Eastern Oregon diocese.
CALL I OH PRACTICE
Members of the Heppner Wom
en's Choral club are urged to be
at the high school gym for rehear
sal promptly at 7 p. m. . next Tues
day night. Ihe concert date is set
for Tuesday night May 9 at which - ''band -others of Cubs will attend these
time me chorus will make its fust m meomgs to see their 'joys perfoim-
public appearance and it is hoped. TO PIIESENT TLTILS ing and advancing from- rank to
a large crowd will be present to Mrs. J. O. Turner has selected rank. For the present no meeting
hear them. Miss Marylou Ferguson Saturday evening April 29 as the has been scheduled until all the
will be guest soloist with the group, date for her annual recital when dens are properly organized and
w presenl tier piano pupils functioning according to plan.
BUSINESS VISITOR a( for home. Mrs. Turner has a fine Members acting as a committee
T. R. Murdoock, successful stock class and each will contribute to in charge of the program of Cub
rancher of the Spray country, was "the evening's program and parents bing are Conley Lanhani, chairn.an;
transacting business in Heppner and friends are anticipating the Orville Smith, trearurer and Charles
Wednesday. event with pleasure. Stout in charge of achievements.
Oregon, Thursday, April
Boy Scout Paper Drive
Saturday Headl'mer
Arrangements have been com-
pleted for the Boy Scoutpaper sal-
vage drive which will open Satur-
day morning and be closed as fast
as facilities will permit. Three
trucks have been secured for pick-
ing up the bundles of newspapers
Schools Looking
For Teachers to
Close Up Ranks
School boards and superinten-
dents are still wrestling with the
entered the, 'United States civil ser
vice ... lie is m . iseatue - at present
vice, presumably in recruiting ser
taking a 27-day training course. A
successor has not been chosen.
The Lexington school board has
signed a contract with Mrs. Bethel
Taylor as superintendent. Mrs. Tay
lor formerly taught at Lexington
and m recent vears has keen in the
high school at Mollala.
Horace G. Holcomb has siened a
cntract to superintend the lone
sstem next year. Holcomb came to
, m i i
lone in midyear, iwo nign scnooi
positions remain to be filled there,
At TTorvnnpr Rum. fiMinw Cnr-
win is still seeking a high school
principal and one other instructor.
The district is
offering attractive
salaries for these positions but so
far there have been no takers
Band Dance on
Slate for Apri 29
Saturday night April 29, is the
date selected by the Heppner schoij
hand for presenting the annua
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v winu;
will be used to buy uniforms and
trumonts after the war. The Elks
hall will be used and the Men
About Town haye been retained to
r .
As add:d attractions the May
queen and princesses, chosen by Lie
Dtuu:iit wisely iiviiL uic acuiui jcijs
w& be announced and majorettes
will present a twirling routine.
present a twirling
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G:30 p. m. Saturday evening.
JOHN WIGIITMAN BETTER
J. J. Wightman is recovering
from a major operation to which he
submitted in Portland last weeK.
This word was brought home bv
his daughter, Mrs. Claude Graham
anri Mrs D M. Ward, whn amnm-
panied him to the city and remained
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garbage collecting campaign. The
government wants old newspapers
and magazines only at this time and
any other material will not be gath-
ered by the Scouts,
People residing in the country
are urged to participate in the drive
Hints on Aviation
Given at Luncheon
Pointers on learning to pilot an
airplane were given some 30 peo-
Ple attending the Monday luncheon
a the Lucas place by Mrs. Fred Al-
introduced two guests, Mrs. Bert
rand Warren of Walla Walla and
her sister, Mrs. Mabel Hughes,' to
whom he referred as "the chamber
of commerce of Lena."
Cubbing Trend on
Upswing Locally
Members of the community who
have contributed in the recent drive
for scouting and those who are oth-
e interested in the promotion
f this healthy activity will be
released to note that fjuhhinn' is on
-
the upward trend according to Rev.
11,l'ul ivii-uumuiv,
irancis ivu-vormicK., nn ocoui-
ater- s third den has
bee" organized and wiU function
old Hill, who will act as Cub mo
ther. Scout Francis Plumer.dore will
be the new Den chief.
To date a total of 24 Cubs has
been registered in three Dens. The
other Den mothers are Mrs. Cor ett
M onley Lanham Cub 'mother
for Dtn No. 2. For the present Mr;.
K. A House is acting as Cub mother
for Mrg Green who has bcen
antined of scarlet fever Jn
meantime Mjs House and Mrs
Fnmk Connor w kind under
takLn c b h
Cubs registered in Den No 1, un
der leadershi of Dcn chiuf
.
in. Friday at the House home. Cubs
to No 2 with
,
at 4
p. m. each Monday afternoon at the
Lnnham home. Cubs to be register-
ed in the newly formed Den No. 3
will meet every Tuesday afternoo
at Mrs. Hill's home.
The Cub master and Den mothers
are gratified with the results and
tlie interest which the Cabs are
showing in the program of their
activities, Father McCormick statis.
Jn addition a Pact meeting is to be
held each month in which all thre-i
are to participate. It is hoped that
Volume 61, Number 5
Politics Coming
To Fore as Primary
Date Approaches
Sprague, Holman
Sentiment Leading
In this Section
A noticeable pick-up in poitical
sentiment has been apparent in re
cent days and as the date of the pri
mary election draws closer there is
more evidence of definite declara
tion For certain candidates. No po
litical scraps have developed but
mosit of the voters have settled on
the candidates they will support
and are asserting their beliefs in or
der to find out how the other fel
low stands.
A definite trend towards Holman
and Sprague for United States sen
ators has been noted the past few
days, with expressions favoring
their nomination and election heard
in every direction. Voters refuse to
believe the campaign slurs hurled at
Holman and prefer to keep a senior
senator on the job rather than
putting two new ones in at the
same time.
Former Governor Siprague, on a
visit to eastern Oregon this week,
may not visit Morrow county but
his strength is increasing daily and
there are signs that he will poll a
strong vote here. Voters feel they
know him while Mr. Cordon has
never visited the district and has
had little to do with state affairs.
Sprague is viewed as the outstand
ing candidate for the office and will
receive active support from his ad
mirers. There appears to be little stir in
democratic ranks over the senatori
al race. Edgar Smith appears to be
the popular favorite in the race to
unseat Holman and nothing has
been heard of the other race.
Coming down to the local politi
cal front, there seems to be no one
available for the unexpired term of
the late C. W. McNamer. One tried
and truue citizen politely refused to
allow his name to be mentioned
when approached on the subject
and so far as is known there are no
volunteers for the job. Voters may
write in their preference, so there
is no telling who will get the nomi
nation. Delivery of the ballots was made
the first of the week and Clerk C.
W. Barlow has been mailing out
absentee .ballots to service people
and war workers. Several service
men home on leave and furlough
not the soldiers and sailors in dis
have cast their ballots. Whether or
tant places will respond remains to
be seen.
Runnion to Stage
Sale on May 6
V. R. "Bob" Runnion has set May
6 as the date of his second auction
sale to be held at the sales v. 1 in
north Heppner. The first sale, held
April 15, proved a success in bring
ing buyers and sellers together and
Runnion plans to carry on until
harvest time: Following the harvest
he will resume the sales in the fall.
Livestock is a feature of the yard
sales and for the coming event mor .
than 150 head of cattle will be on
the block. Work horses and saddle
horses and some farm equipmenc
are being offered. Information rela
tive to stock certification may be
found in Runnion's advertisement
on another page in this issue of the
Gazette Times.
UNDERGOES OPERATION
Leonard Schwarz submitted to a
major surgical operation at The
Dalles Tuesday and is reported on
the high road to recovery. Mrs.
Schwarz accompanied him to The
Dalles and will remain with him
until he is able to leave the hospital.