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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, May 25, 1944
Volume 61 , Number 9
Adds Chapter, in
All Farm Groups
Local Groups to
Be Included in
June 2 Meeting
Representatives from granges,
lodges, schools, civic clubs, church
es and the public in general are in
vited to attend the afternoon meet
ing of the Blue Mountain Camp
and Hospital council when it as
sembles in monthly session at the
Elks hall in Heppner Friday June
2. This information was given by
The Farm Federation of Ameri- Mrs. Ralph Thompson, chairman of
Many Voters Stay
Away From Polls
On Primary Day
Choose Sept. 7-8-9
For '44 Show Date
About .50 Percent
Vote Recorded in
State and Counjy
Morrow county ran true to form rodeo.
the Decision to hold
September 7-8-9 is the date cho
sen by the directors for the Hepp
ner rodeo. This announcement was
made Monday at the chamber of
commerce luncheon by C. D. Con
rad, who,' while not a director of
the rodeo - association, will have
charge of the 4-H club fair which
will be held in connection with the
Class of 1944 to
Dr. Cornish Will
To 18 Seniors
Commencement week in Hepp
the show was ner high school got under way
r-a xAAaA nnrtVir linlr Ha ranifllv tho Mnrrntu. fVMiTitv Mwrvrnittee earlv :jL . . .i
"" "f v - -V - - wiui uie rest or tne state in
I . 1 hit io - 1 4Ui- wlv AU - U v- V. n K ncn .
growing cnain may xo wnen a um. w u- primary election last Fridav. m- maA- nc,,vQn ,. m. fi...nr.av vainer uHtl. Knlnnrooto
group of Morrow county farmers groups and the people general cording about a 50 was st demand services fit gasium.
met at the Lexington grange hall will make it a point to attend the republicans showed about for -t demand ig mQre week senbrs have
and formed a new chapter Approx- meeting and learn wf 57 percent the registered strength ent in neighboring communities taking the final steps completing
imately 50 farmers enrolled in the the council is accomplishing in the democrats feU to around 40 rf where is their WQrk and ev
organization, and i is expected work of assistmg service men and percent mark making ayerage tiem, for find them prepared to receive their
many more will fall in line. in rehaMitatmg those who already approximately 50 percent reas(m and fact such CQveted
Heading a delegation from Uma- have suffered from the war. . was expected prior d. showg are evived elsewhere Dr. N. a Comish) professor of
7 L"UI1 " - r j j T ectlon' both Sprague and Holman the directors decided to go ahead business administration, at the Uni-
VIcrllL OX uie VvTtrgOIl r clIIIL DUicaU wu-.-vii. iicio CAiciiucu oil iiivJia
federation, who was the principal tion to the Gray Ladies chairman
ini?. Included in the erouD were Lo- dent of the Veterans hospital at
' well Steen, chairman Umatilla that place
had good leads in this county, and choose the date. Conrad stated versity of Oregon, will deliver the
speaker at the organization meet- of Walla Walla and the supermten- tWQ to Qne receivins 341 to asl , to ,mderwrite the show and Ivan Parker will handle the awards.
his opponent's. 180. Holman led that in all probabiity some of the while Supt. George Corwin will
Mnrsp. Kv 108 vntoc ORG. t-i-ltQ A i ...411 1 U nA nrnuinf nlofo t 1T! T
county Farm Bureau; Mr. and Mrs mg of the needs of total of yotes wag accorded Ae Howeve assuranoe has re. Humphreys, chairman of the school
; Mn" t- -T.H WinTn'iS other "didates for senator, ceived from Kinzua that a large board, who will present the diplo-
Engdahl, Mr. and Mrs. Don Camer- Thompson said banjos and guitars Black 3Q McBride u and Fishpr nntacro f tuA flnr1 ramn maS. Norbert Ppsw. ni.nkt Ci.i
oon, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hunter and are greatly in demand even not 55. Qn the democratic ticket wmis mployees will given an . play the prelude and processional;
nt r, rP wW akn. Mahon!y' unopposed received 167 tunity to attend the rodeo. the invocation will be made by
others - ; m the best of condition. Band in- ir0t,.r j j -..- . . . i
, . . , j , Mahoney, unopposed received 167 tunitv to attend the rodeo,
. ogu irtis. vi vLu.siun va3 a votes. He will face Cordon in the
chosen president of the new group, larly trumpets and saxophones. Any election s
u. w. uutsiorm was namea iirst nviiiS - an iiiaunxiiiciii, np,,j -i4o vnt f i,-
vice president, Henry Peterson, se
cond vice president, and Oscar Pe
terson, secretary and treasurer.
Speaking of the farm federation,
George Peck stated that its main
objective is to form a mouthpiece
should contact Mrs. Thompson.
With only one contest for county
office there was little local inter
est. Pat Mollahan gave C. J. D.
Bauman a close run for sheriff, col-
otven young men iuuiug cu 1pfvHr, oo, t, . o , ,
for' all farm groups to speak through Portland for preinduetion physical trolmans 314 y '
in legislative matters and in aE examination May 17 have been ac- Count clerk c w Barlow
things concerning the fanner and cepted for navy service, including
agriculture. It is plainly a business marine corps and coast guard. The a nnnt ?, K1ft T T:11
association and is designed to work list includes Claude W. Drake Wal- candidate to
P. W. Mahoney reported on the
railroad situation, stating that tem
porarily, at least, the branch line is
enjoying daily service. .This is due
to an increased volume of freight
on both the Condon and Heppner
branches. There is nothing to the
Archdeacon Neville Blunt, and the
girls' chorus under the direction of
Mrs. Fred Hoskins will sing two
Highlight of the , pre-cornmence-ment
activities was the junion-se-
nior banquet and prom Saturday
rumor that springs up periodically fvening. The banquet was served
that the company is getting ready T" ul Uir V1 nsi easement
to abandon these lines, Mahoney F'
l i i r"
L. D. Neill, TEACHER SHORTAGE STILL
u: lr . , .
wuh and not against other agricul- ter Skuzeski, Patrick R. O'Brien, c . " ," ' Z IT ' "Ti .." ,
James G. Barratt. Jr.. and Herman T " . rrr"w " oui1- ueorge . oorwin s neaiui
tural units. The federation is grow
ing, Peck stated, and now has a J. Green, all of Heppner and Ray
membership of more than 700,000 mond McCoy of Irrigon and James
farmers. It is particularly strong irt E. Tyler of Umatilla.
the east, midwest and south. In the Herbert D. Schunk of
westt, California is the only state and Raymond A. Houser
wih a noticeable membership, while boro qualified for general military
xarrau received 1X8 republi- breaks down, don't be surnrised if
can write-in votes and 23 demo- his physician diagnoses it as "teach
cratic votes to land the
Hpnnnw Un for county commissioner, short and no foolin'.
of Hils- ttenry Gorger of lone tallied
by the mothers of the junior class.
om there the young people and
their guests repaired to the high
school gymnasium which has been
beautifully decorated for the event.
Following is a brief outline of
each graduate's high school acti
vities and future plans.
Betty Jane Adams will enter Ore-
A short time
ting under way with
over 1,000 affiliates.
Supper was served to 65 atten
dants at the meeting by the ladies
of the Lexington grange.
gon btate coJIlege for Home En.
hopes to work in office this sum-
41 .write-in votes from that section , " " Z V t Z nJZZ:, "1! actv?
of the countv J O Hacr uajio oSu, in lovi, v,uiv.ui aiuwiuiwu emtuis, wae oi amcuuons is
w uwu ana supervise department
m Herpner district with a vote of F T f . b Howard Pettviohn.. hMW lrn
i-iOok at tne score now: c ,
Miss Miriam Moyer, Home Ec ' at hoie l.Ia?t
i . , , . , 'Jns summer, enter service thiq fall
teacher, resigned. Corwin was for- Hobby, hunting.
tunate to hire a successor in the Merlyn Kirk: queen of 1944 prom;
person of Mrs. Ellis Carlson, wife leader of the band; editor of He
of one of the foresters stationed hisch; draws, hopes to attend art
nere. inen XNorbert .Peavy turned school later. Plans to help on fath-
vvin a nouceauie meiiiuersjiip, wiuie vjuo-uicu s1-"1-"" Q county J O H I? ' """i ouuuui.cu
in Oregon the movement is just get- service with the army, and Gordon nommated for wice ' f . W8S that 311 he needed was a m&h school tc
tins under wav with somethins T. O'Brien of Heppner for limited r , 1 " peaCe principal. That was a few days ago. st
service with the army.
Heppner Have Short Career
BETTER THAN CHRISTMAS
HflV rssA TWTvo Roi4 Macnn ni Trme
v-i r-troA a l.r from their here Tuesday
juivc iv. " J1 . i , ,
son Bert Mason, Jr. Pho M lc, from .aieion io spena a lew nours
somewhere in the South Pacific. Zarm$ up some matters
This column Ls privileged to pub- Pcipal item on the docket was
lish the letter in part. . checking on birth certificates Sev-
9-May 1944 e PeoPle were on hand with evi
n P i. i , dence that they had been born and
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local board for the examination Z,?r;itrepUblt,Ca7VOte' 65, Ttal
on. -.nr-i- t t j democratic vote, 247.
were Therman O. Martin of Board- '
man who qualified for the navy
and Glen A. Irby, Ain R. Boyd and
Ralph O, Wilson, all of
who qualified for service with the Two youths, 16 and 17 years of 111 his resignation. Corwin is look- ter's ranch this year. Ambition to
army- age, today are reflecting over the in for a successor. That leaves two operate newspaper.
. , " - , . error of their ways behind the bars Positions unfilled in the high school. Laurel Ball, active in band, treas-
Judge SweeK HOldS of the Morrow county jail The Geor& Unn engaged to w' nW working in P-
Short Term Court boys, James Abel, Winlock, Wash., teach in the grade school, has re- 'HeJen
Jud,e CalvTn L. Swk held court f? S.5-!ff A?? SV OSC this faU Z
Z r . " , icarnmg tnai crime doesn't , pay, ,1Ui,UdUU Uda eieciea sup- Home Ec. Heads tennis Ladder, stu-
corrang over irom smce ii,-: liti wtirl o .uoii erintendent. And to caD the climax. Hon Kr ,n'
money in an easy manner didn't an Cupid entered the picture and Herbert Schunk, hopes eventual
pan out. caused another grade teacher to de- to become physical ed instructor.
The boys are charged with forg- cide to "P rom Heppner pay- Entering army soon. Pres. of band,
ing the name of John Skuzeski in ro11- Miss Lela Peterson this week .ris d Dorothy Worden, both
checks which they had purloined announced her forth-coming mar-
at the Heppner Cleaners and cash- ria&e 10 Everett bmitn, grade prm
will work at home on ranch this
summer and enter EOCE in fall.
Active in many school
Yesterday morning was Christ- jgj ef SfiS T " TOothyS SLSSS
as-I ate my fourth and fifth real, "Z"!1; pany store. The discrepancy was from teaching. ; Mav oueen in iunW nnrl SPnw
mas I ate my
and the sheriffs
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l.-i. oercfc xiieie were uuitrrs wno wisiiea ui
and drank my first cup of milk in "ie office notified. A brief search lo
14 months. You will never, so long Jer st;d m uma im cated the "financiers" near the
as you live, be able to realize how er s u y. Union Pacific depot where they
good that milk tasted. Had I the PETE WIGHTMAN LOSES were trying to thumb a ride out of
Literary ability to express what I LIFE IN CAR ACCIDENT tovm- They are under $500 bail
felt about that milk as I sipped it pete Wiehtman, brother of John Pending action of the. circuit court.
"Oh, whoa is me," sez George.
Early Morning Fire
Hits Rockwell Home
iviay queen in junior and senior
years. Doris secretary of student
Jean Rauch, transfer from Lex
ington, work at home this summer,
hopes to enter Oregon State this fall
- Continued on Pag Eight
Bill Isom and his crew of smoke " '
chasers were called out bright and PAYS SHORT VISIT
early Friday morning to quench a Thinking he was strong enough
fire at the W. H. Rockwell home, to spend a few days at the old
Startng at the rear of the house homestead, Harry French came up
day evening, was so in demand as the fire was eating into the inner from the coast last week and hied
walls when discovered. Dr. and Mrs. himself out to the stock ranch south
Rockwell were asleep in an ad- of Hardman. It didn't take long for
He was billed for The Dalles Jlning room and were awakened him to discover the high altitude is
Wednesday evening, lone Thursday D a crackling sound and the smell no friend of his and he was in
evening and Heppner Friday eve- smoe- By the time the depart- Heppner Sunday looking for a ride
ning. At The Dalles, the Kiwanis ment couli arrive flames had to Arlington to catch a train back
club insisted that he remain and eaten their way under the floor of tothe coast.
speak before the luncheon group at e bedroom. ' j
noon today. It was found that the The rear of the house was badly GUEST 0F BURGESS'S
fll'TITt) X' C fTMTIi 1 . .1 .1 1 1 . .1 f ... . r t . ti 1, i
main to be proved oy tne test or . " . , , . . a, occu -j o - -
jjjjjg J. J. wigntman was around greet- program nour at lone lor nim to into tne main part ol the building o Mr. ancr Mrs. J. M. Uurgess m
The' new skipper has already ing rienas this morning after an risk accepting the invitation. The and after some cleaning up business Milton Friday and Saturday. Ac
made an "extremely favorable im- aDSence 01 several weeks. He re- Kiwanians solved the problem by was resumed. Dr. Rockwell had a companying Mrs. Rodgers to Milton
pression in the squadron. His speech turned the last of the week from chartering a plane to lly him to clinic in progress and this was in- were Mrs Percy Hughes, Mrs. Anna
at the ceremony of his succession to Portland where he submitted to an lone.- A landing field was picked terrupted but a few hours. Bayless and Mrs. Blanche Brown
the command consisted of about 10 Peration He k about recovered out northeast of town and several Cause of the blaze has not been The Heppner group attended the
cliDDed words since which he has 1110 UJIleB! a"u nopes 10 De as cais parKea ai cuiiereni spots to ueierrrunea oui is uiougnt to nave ueuiuauim ui .uie episcopal cnurcn
CwiunuM on np Kigni ew cu ever ui a ouun, uiiie. guiue uiepiioi onto uie ngni strip, ueen uue u ueiecuve wirmg.
drop by drop and rolled it about and Robert Wightman of Heppner, cpirAKpR rniuir i;v , ,
rv, (nn,K T Wr,n.ld makf. Lamb's ,nc Ull i Q 1 ortiAKLR COMES BY AIR
r.i. Pct Pier cm,n A4- iU J: J Ur- N- D- Comish, who Will ad
liiro u romrvlaint tn th Pure Foods i Q ,Q uiu,n dress e graduating ciass here Fri
.uav, u -v w a v, 41 C TTli V 11V1I1 AiaillOUUlg)
commission. Ana men we naa muK ienna. ino particulars were given , , ' , , 7 , . .
otrain tw momirff. The zonular in tn Krif tel0rrnm o, Pubhc speaker that part of his ltin
scuttlebutt is that the captain, while pner relatives are awaiting further erfy 1x3(1 to, ,made by airPlarie,
visiting at an advanced base, had a news. J
quesion aroused in his mind as to 'Pete formerly lived here and was
why the food should be so good associated with his brothers in op
where transportation and other fa- eration of the Alfalfa Lawn dairy,
cilities are so scarce and so lousy His home has been near Harrisburg
here where we have practically ev- since 1919.
erything. Anyhow the results
in Milton Friday night.