Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, June 29, 1944, Image 1

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Heppner Business
Hounses to Remain
Closed Over Fourth
Majority to Take
Advantage of 3-day
Week-end Lay-off
' Thirty business houses of Hepp-
ner have signified their intention
to remain closed over the Fourth
of July 26 of them from Saturday
night to Wednesday morning, two
of them Mondav and Tuesday only
and two of them Tuesday or.lv.
Scotty's will be open Sunday hci
Of the latter four McAtee's and
closed Monday and Tuesday, and
the Heppner Cafe and the Elkhorn
Restaurant will close Tuesday only,
The three-day closing is being
made to permit employer and em-
loye alike a brief vacation, since
the manpower shortage has, cur-
tailed leaves from work. It will be u$ have leift the county for mili
the last -opportunity before starting tary service.
of the grain harvest for a general Wages paid in 1943 are prevail
holiday and will permit those who ing this season and in the main
can to take a long-postponed trip, are being accepted. One combine
to catch up on their fishing, or.
perhaps do a litttle yard cleaning ably above that being offered but back from Pasco naval station by 1,1 "c aul,.b department Irve man
. and work in the garden. without call so far. ' a group of committee members who save his pocketbook, a
It is possible that the nearby prospects have improved visited there as guests of the Red j . confident tint school suit of clothes 'an overcoat but
mountains will atttract a goodly in the Pas week or two and while Cross field director and through the j ' ' f his mother left the house with no
number and in this respect local there is nothing in sight to com kindness of Mrs. Fred Mankin in m jj; . of tenchers and hopc! Hung , more than her night gown
officials state that the forest is at Pare wiih the tee previous sea- using her car. and a robe which Irve picked up
its best right now. "I hope the sons, reports indicate good produe "Pasco air station is an opera- tion to oth?r maUers pertaining to IS were leaving. Neighbors
people wil avail themselves of this tion in most sections of the county, tional base for the carrier arm of 1he EChooi ror a fcw -weeks. aroused by the calls for help- rushed
opportunity -to spend a day or two Some grain growers state that the the fleet. Almost 50 percent of the Helen Esudello has been in nd carried out a refigerator and
in the mountains," stated Ranger wheat has outgrown the weeds and mcn stationed there have returned eected as commercial teacher in a fcw other articles before the en
Fred Wehmeyer. "They are at ih? stands look much better than from active sea duty to take fur- h hh s.hool She tauffht at Al- lire structure was in flames. Other
their best now and I believe many
pecpie wiij De surprised at wnat
they will find. Of course, there is
the usual word of caution about
fire. That danger is ever present
and we must always be on guard,
especially now when there is :
critical shortage of manpower and
a corresponding shortage of lum-
ber. Every precaution must be ta-
can't get enough fire fighters with-
out drawing on the logging crews
and when we do that we slow
down tlie production of lumber
which is so vital to the prose
of Uie war. More crating and wood-
en dox maienai is oeing usea now
l j i i i
than ever before and the flow of
lumber to hirpins centers must
not be retarded
the forest will bear these mmortant
f( ; 1 u i j- i
ill uuiiu elliu ue KUUU lUIt'bl-
ers," he concluded.
Mrs. Ida Fell and Mrs. E'.ler
CI "nCUf .&atYrday
mgm guests oi ivirs. Josie Jones,
the three ladies attending the out-
door services and picnic dinner at
the heme of Mrs. Percy Hughes on
Effects of Trashy Fallow on
Wheat Observed by Farmers
The effects of trashy fallow on same time placed the wheat down d their daughter, Mrs. Don Ro
stand, quality and possible yield of jn the moisture where it came up mine, are enjoying a vacation in
wheat was observed first hand by
aboulj; 25 farmers on the Frank
Anderson farm at a short evening
tour June 21.
The particular piece of ground
under observation was a 35 acre
tillage trial conducted by Joe Bel-
vi A rlnck foot tvnp of imnlpmpnt
anger, of the soil conservation ser-
.had been used for both plowing and
some of the cultivation which left
all of the 1942 crop of stubble on
the surface of the soil.
The wheat on this trial is better
than most of the wheat around,
which, according to Belanger, is
due probably more to the type of
seeding implement than to the fact
that the stubble was left on the
surface. Because of the heavy
amount of stubble, a deep furrow
type of drill had to be used to
dear the trash away which at the
Labor Supply Fair
As Grain Harvest
In County Nears
Some Help From
Outside ReDorted
By Labor Office
Labor is not plentiful in the sen
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that farmers may hire at will, but
"' aic iainy weii sup-
P accordinS to R. B. Rice, in
charge of the farm labor office in
Heppner. A few men are drifting in
from the outside and more are ex-
pected by the time grain cutting
gets under way, which will prob-
ably be about July 10.
A great many jobs are being
filled by grade school youngsters,
both boys and girls, Rice stated,
This help, augmented ,by hands
irom tne outside will probably
constitute the harvest force, since
most youths of high school age and
operator is asking a scalet consider-
a tew weeks ago. Estimates as high
ua u ua" alc lci"iKU
some districts but in the main the
ieid wul run ircm 30 bushels -
down, in the opinion of those who
have given the current crop some
study. Showers earlier m the month
and continued cool weather have
combined to fill the heads and
pand the yield.
LOUnTV dendS Nine
AJn fur'ma Monfh
men 'Wring VlOlim
Nlne Morrow county young men
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n me l0rCeS- ,U!
Ti ro onto ro,n tha nnmr cinr) tnni' t n a
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lf 1 V T 1
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'"" VVl on leguiar
reauest.inff immediate inducti.
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ieiii June lor active dutv witn
the navy. Included were Walter J.
Skuzeski, James G. Bavratt, Pat-
rick R. O'Brien and Marshall Lov-
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weaving on June a lor active
duty with the army were Herbert
D. Si.hunk, Robert M. Hoskins,
Robert B. Crowell and Johnie C.
quickly and made a better start
than seedlings next to it
with a regular type drill.
It is not Belanger's contention
that ejvertyonie should switch to
the type of equipment that he ia
using on the trial, even if this
equipment was available. He feels
that farmers should be pretty sure
of the tyPe of equipment they need
before they make a change,
Similar trials are being carried
on in other Columbia Basin coun-
ties also in Morrow county on the
Louis Bergevin and Lee Beckner
farms. Another such trial has also
been started on the Frank ,Ander-
son farm making it possible for
those with wind and water erosion
problems to observe the effects of
utilizing the stubble to the fullest
extent for erosion control.
Oregon, Thursday, June
Bond Sales Reach 70
Percent County Quota
Morrow county citizens will have
to rally around the next few days
if the $356,000, Fifth War Loan
quota is to go over the tofp. To
date, with only nine days' of the
xampaign left, approximately 70 per
cent of the quota has been taken
and this by a comparatively few
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buyers, bond officials state. Unless
us a urautu picn-up in pur-
chases over this week-end the com-
mittee will feel compelled to launch
a house-to-house canvass, and it
is strongly desired to avoid this
step inasmuch as everybody is busy
and it is somewhat of an imposi-
tion on solicitors to ask them to
take the field.
The last check-up, made Wed-
nesday showed $260,269 had been
invested in the government secur-
mes. rnis leaves more than yu,uuu
County Committee
Provides Articles
For Pasco Station
mis is a report oi lacts orougnt
ther training and refresher courses.
iNaiuraiiy tneir iamines rusn mere
to greet them and , stay for their
retention there." Many of these fa-
milies are living under poor living
conditions even paying $G0 a month
for , basement rooms.
"There seems to be 'nothing the
iJl lit: IVitJUIlLHlII tlllllJ cl 1 1 ( 1 ilUhUILd
council or county committees can
do, about the miserable housing
conditions but a few things have
been done by our local 'group to
make life a bit easier for the en-
listed w sent thre unrin.
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TM-ArtnitirtM unit I I tvin rm nn ifnn
UUU1.L1U11 U111L Will 1 1 1 a TV C: . ail 11 1111
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are needed; and a carpet sweeper.
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M; Linnie Loudan of Condon.
vvc BtIU lu UW Ilew retuIUiS
and Part of wU1 8 to thc
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Waves as thev have a Victrola but
iust two recn
Mrs. George Corwin returned the cal Gamble Store, returned this ceived a b,0d transfusion yester
r.t e u i, t,. v r ir. ...i u ua.V aiternoon.
where she attended the conference
of the Columbia district of the
-Methodist church.. She brought
word that Rev. Bennie Howe has
been returned to the pastorate of
the Heppner church for another
year. Rev. Howe and Mrs. Howe
western Oregon this week.
Mrs. Cora Phplns of Pendleton
yira of La Grande and
Mrs. Phelp's granddaughter, Mar-
cielle Miller of Idaho, attended the
outdoor church services and picnic
at the home of Mrs. Percy Hughes
on Little Buttercreek Sunday.
D. W. Glasgow, former , manager
of the Morrow County Grain
Growers, Inc., is in the county this
week auditing the books of the con-
cern. Glasgow makes his home in
Due to the triple holiday the
Eastern Star picnic scheduled for
Sunday has been postponed
29, 1944
to be raised before July 8 if Mor-
row is to be counted among the
counties of the state attaining the
quota during the campaign period,
The Star theater bond premiere
attracted upwards of 130 purchas-
ers Tuesday evening A comolete
return on the
o -
has not been submitted but it is
mougni 10 nave represented mod-
est sales largely. The audience felt
well repaid by .the program the
Abbott & Costello film, "Hit the
Ice" and the vocal numbers by
Mrs. Clyde Dunham, accompanied
by Marylou Ferguson.
Chairman P. W. Mahoney wishes
to call attention to prospective
purchasers that the Tax series C
bonds will not be on'sale after July
8. This is the type that may be used
to apply on paying iederai taxes,
Teacher List Filled
In Heppner Schoo!
With the hiring of three teachers
this week the positions .are all filled
" .r T 1
sea ast year anj. comcf highly
Mrs. Hettie Rhodes who taught
last year at Dufur, has been elect-
ed to teach English. She, too, is a
perience. '
teacher of a number of years ex-
The fourth grade position, made
VclUdllL IJ V lilt: ItralLiJlei LlvJI I Ul 1VJ.1 a,
William Davis, will be taught by
Miss Elsie Jenny from Benchland,
u. ivx vv cu u i wi veu worn
1T HT TIT 1 1 .. .1
Saturday ot the passing of her sis-
ter Mrs. Eudora Anderson, whose
aeaui occurrea on mat aay. ser-
i . i .1,1 rt
vices were held Monrlav and inter-TE.
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ment was made in the Rose Citv
: T il J ...ui, u t
City chapter of the Order of Eas
tern Star in charge. Mrs. Anderson
i c cl l ti rrrl V.ir -irt,Vi4- n Vi 1 1 r v rri
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and one brother, Chance
Wilson of Monument. Mis. Ward
7aa a""" "U1 al"1 3
rn.,U T onVintv, ,Mrno P tth 1-
was called by the illness of his
mother who is now improved.
Don Winsfo-.v of thc Navy
Ll. (iiundr. Frank M.irtinck
w f&Vr-
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In Midnight Fire
Bennett Residence
Reduced to Ashes;
Very Little Saved
Fire which apparently was start-
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ed by defective wiring comDletelv
destroyed the home of Mrs. Ellen
Bennett and her son Irve Bennett
last night. The home was located
in south Heppner, outside of the
city limits and beyond the city
water line. The fire department
responded, taking the grass fire
fighting equipment which aided
materially in preventing spread of
blaze to neighboring residences
and property.
li ve Bennett was awakened by
the smell of smoke and got up to
see where it was coming from. He
discovered fire playing around the
electric light wiring in the front
room and going to the rear of the
house discovered that the whole
roof was ablaze. He called his mo-
, ' , ' 1IW T ms T"
Uer who got,. a"d went to Ae
phone to notify the operator to
neighbors rushed to the assistance
OI iVi,s- Bennett who is past 92
vears ot aSe and aided her until
ner omer son- d Bennett arrived
W1U1 nis car ar"d took her to his
family and friends were busy
todav making a new wardrobe for
Mrs. BenniMit.
Vincd years, is withstanding the
sho,ck 1uiie well,
. Tne 'm was turned in around
1 a. m.
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mrS. uucy Kodgers returned
Tuesday irom SeatUe
Je where she
spent several weeks helDin take
care oi her dauchler-in-law. .Mra
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MrS. TumCf GrOYelv
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III in Portland
Report comes from St. Vinrwit'a
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uhP"ai m foruand that Mrs. F.
W' Turner submitted to
a maior
operation Wednesday morning and
is in a serious condition Slic
Up to press time this afternoon
no further word has come and
friends and relatives alike are
hoping for a cheering report very
Mr. Turner and Howard Swick,
Mrs. Turner's nephew are in the
city with her.
v-anning v-iud Needs
i t
vaairionai Members
A 'group of girls met with Mrs.
CC. Dunham, 4-H club activities
director, Wednesday evening in the
county agent's office and formed a
canning club. Merlene Miller was
chosen president; Carol Miller, vice '
president; Beverly Yocum, secre
tary, and Shirley Yocum, reporter.
An effort is being made to inter
est more girls of the community in
this project, Division I canning,
which requires only 25 quarts of
fruit of two varieties. Girls inter
ested should contact any of the of
ficers or Mrs. Dunham, phone 882.
Mrs.. Nellie Anderson, proprietor ,
of Nell's Beauty Shop, was called
to Portland the past week-end by
the serious illness of her father. ,