Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, November 09, 1944, Image 1

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An Eighth Air Force Liberator
Station England The 8-24 Libera
tor Four-engined Bomber group in
which Sgt Raymond H. Turner, Jr.
Heppner, Ore. is a member recent
ly was cited by Major General Wm.
E. Kepner, commanding 2nd Bom
bardment division, "for distinguish
ed and outstanding performance of
The citation in part reads, "The
devotion to duty, determination and
tenacity of purpose exhibited by
personnel of the group reflect great
credit upon themselves, their or
ganization and the United States
Army Air forces."
Pvt Earl C Hogue. has recently
arrived at Welch Convalescent hos
pital, the army's new recondition
ing center in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The carefully planned program of
physical and educational recondit
ioning not only will keep him busy
but will also return him to good
physical condition.
Pvt. Hogue is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Tilman Hogue of Heppner. He
entered the army April 1942 and
has served 27 months in the South
West Pacific. He. received the Asi
atic Pacific Theatre badge with two
Promotion of Warner A. Medlock,
23, of Heppner, to the rank of cor
poral was announced at the Boston
Port of Embarkation where he nowv
is on duty as a mechanic in a QM
truck company. A farm laborer in
civilian life, Cpl Medlock entered
the military service in October, 1942.
Pvt Charles Jackson of the army
air corps, who was injured two
weeks ago in a train collision in
Iowa while coming home from the
east on a delay enroute, arrived
last week after spending a week in
the army hospital at Fort Crook
Neb., receiving treatment for cuts
and bruises suffered on his legs,
,back and stomach. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Jackson of
Weiser, Ida. He will report to Lin
coln, Neb., where he will attend a
B-29 school. His twin brother, Frank
Jackson, radio technician in the
married last week to Miss Elverna
navy is also home on leave and was
Schneidell of New York at the
Baptist parsonage in Ontario. The
bride will accompany Mr. Jackson
to California at the termination of
his leave. Weiser American.
The two boys are grandsons of
Mrs. Wash Thompson of Heppner,
their mother being the former Pearl
Thompson, and are well known in
this vicinity.
Sgt and Mrs. Francis Healy are
the parents of a son who was born
Tuesday -in a Pendleton hospital.
Sgt Healy came from an eastern
camp to welcome his son and will
also spend a few days with relatives
in Heppner. He accompanied his
sister, Mrs. A. L. Daggett from
Mrs. Jack VanWinkle has taken
up her residence in Paso Robles,
Calif, to be near her husband who
companied by Mrs James Heal.y
is in camp close by. She was ac
who will visit her husband for a
short time. Mrs. Healy left her
young son with his grandparents,
Mr. and . Mrs. Myles Martin.
Darrell Francis Bailey is visiting
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. N. D. Bailey. Francis is on 30
day furlough from McCaw hospital
at Walla Walla where he was sent
to recouperate from a broken leg.
Mrs R B Rice has been teach
ing in Lexington the past ten days
while Mrs. Ladd Sherman in having
a vacation while her husband. Lt.
Sherman is on leave.
Heppneh, Oregon, Thursday, November 9, 1944
Council Votes to
Lease 3-C Camp
Terms Contingent
On Federal Action
Without a dissenting voice, the
Heppner city council voted Monday
evening to lease the city's share of
buildings at the former CCC camp
to the Heppner Lumber company
for a period of five years. The
lease will be made contingent up
on future action by the government
since an outright release has not
been made to the city.
Under the terms of the lease the
mill company will pay the city an
annual rental of $300 and the com
pany will be given permission to
convert some of . the buildings into
housing units. Several units have
been built and are occupied. The
company contemlplates housing 10
families at the camp.
Recommendations were made by
Mayor Turner for several thousand
feet of new water pipe. It was re
vealed that most of the pipe now
in use was laid in 1892 and that
new pipe will have to be laid
soon to avoid serious trouble. Sam
ples of Transite, a composition pipe
marketed by the Johns-Mansville
corporation, were displayed and the
mayor read figures on the cost as
well as information regarding the
high service value of that type of
conduit. Although recognizing the
necessity of relaying numerous
mains, the mayor and council have
not been able to figure the labor
angle and until this is solved it is
likely the town will have to view
the water situation with alarm.
Do You Know
the location of any county mach
inery or equipment of any kind? If
so, the county court would like to
have you tell what you know. From
have been loaned out to help re
time to time pieces of equipment
pair roads where the county crew
had no jurisdiction. Some of these
machines or tools have not found
their way back to the county sheds.
It is invoice time and the court
would like to get a line on all of
the stuff Those having information
about any of this material are urg
ed by the court to turn i in at
Pupils of the 7th and 8th grades
gave a farewell party in honor of
Mrs. Norbert Peavy Friday after
noon. Mrs. Peavy is leaving this
week-end for Portland to make her
home, her husband having been
elected to teach in the Washington
high school. The young folks pre
sented Mrs. Peavy with a going
away gift. Refreshments were serv
ed also.
Of a group of inductees recently
going up for examination, four
were accepted and have been as
signed to training duty. Dick Tho
mas Wilkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Wilkinson of Heppner, and
Ain Boyd of Missouri, former em
ployee at the, Wilkinson ranch, were
accepted for army duty. James Ty
ler, son of Mrs Grace Forbes of
Boardman and Roland Bergstrom,
son of Carl Bergstrom of Eight
Mile, were inducted into the navy.
Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Turnage of
Maysville, Mo., parents of Mrs. L.
D. Tibbies, are guests at the Tib
bies home, where they expect to
remain for an extended visit.
Heppner Americian Legion and
auxiliary will be hosts to Hermiston
post and unit on Saturday, Nov. 11.
There will be a pot luck dinner
in Legion hall at 6 p. m. for all
Legion and auxiliary members and
their families. All ex-service men
or women are extended an invitation.
What Happened to
The City Ballots?
The Gazette Times along with
many other citizens is wondering
what happened to the ballots cast
in TuesdRy's election for Heppner
city officials. A search at the court
house and the city hall failed to
reveal figures showing the outcome
of the city election. There was no
contest and it is understood that a
good vote was polled, but who
counted the ballots?
City officials were questioned and
they too were in a quandry. It has
been the custom for the counting
board to count the city ballots but
apparently that was not done this
year. (The G-T news sleuth will
continue the search until the mys
tery is revealed.)
Business Houses
To Close Saturday
Blaine Elliott, chairman of the
merchants committtee of the cham
ber of commerce, announced Wed
nesday morning that he had con.
tacted the business houses of the
city and that in most instances
doors will remain closed Saturday,
Armistice day. Most of the places
have signs in their windows indi
cating' that they will observe the
Timely Program
Features Meeting
"A program featuring timely subu
jects w!as the bill of fare at the
regular meeting of , the Heppner
Parent-Teacher association held in
th music room of the school Wed
nesday evening, with Mrs. Stephen
Thompson presiding."
Heralding the approaching seal
sale, a skit "This is my Story" was
given by Mrs George Gertsen, Mr.
and Mrs. Everett Smith, Don Strait,
Harold Becket, Patricia Lawrence,
Mrs Ture Peterson and Alice, and
Mrs Lucy Rodgers. Marcile Piper
played an accordion solo accom
panied by Betty Baker on the piano.
Equalized educational opportuni
ty was the theme of a symposium.
George Corwin spoke on problems
of an administrator, Mrs Rodgers
outlined what a child should expect
of his school, Leonard Pate gave
Continued on Fage Five
Two Dances Listed
At Grange Hall
Two Benefit dances have been
scheduled at the Rhea Creek grange
hall, one for Saturday night, Nov.
11 and the other for the following
Saturday night, Nov. 18.
An Armistice day dance is the
offering of the American Legion
and auxiliary of Heppner, funds
from which will be devoted to ac
tivities supported by the organiza
tions in caring for World War I vet
erans, as well as returning veterans
of the present conflict. The dance
will be preceded by a dinner in
town in which the local groups will
play host to the Hermisfon post
and auxiliary.
Funds accruing from the dance
on Nov. 18 will be applied to activ
ities carried by the Rhea Creek
grange in behalf of the McCaw
General hospital at Walla Walla.
This grange has been making a no
table contribution to the camp and
hospital service both in funds and
Early in the recent political cam
paign, W O Dix bet Jos. J. Nys a
quart of ice cream that Roosevelt
couldn't be defeated. Not that Dix
was supporting the president, oh no.
He just had the right hunch. Later
on the wager was expanded to in
clude one whole dollar. Nys took
it avidly. So come Wednesday
the loser hied himself to the court
house with a quart of ice cream
and the dollar and paid the bet
off. And that wasn't all he took
a cake along just to show that he
is not a poor loser.
Strong Approval
Accorded Hospital
With a vote of 954 for and 278
against, Morrow county people
strongly endorsed the county
court's proposal for levying a two
mill tax annually for a period of
not more than five years for the
purpose of constructing and main
taining a county owned general
hospital. As the vote indicates, no
extensive opposition developed and,
returns indicate that tthe greatest
objecion was registered from one
section of the county.
No immediate action will be tak
en by the county court but the
matter will come 'up for considera
tion when that body returns from
the annual Oregon Counties assoc
iation convention which will be
held in Portland Nov. 15, 16 and 17.
Court of Honor and
Dinner Scout Fare
"Happy Boys and Pleased Par
ents" was the theme of Monday
cafeteria and music room as the
evening's gathering in the school
Boy Scouts of Troop 61, Heppner,
were the hosts at a combination
banquet and Court of Honor.
Guests of the Scouts included
paients, Cub Scouts of Heppner,
and scouts and leaders from lone
and Lexington. Following the ban
quet which began at 6:30 p. m. the
group assembled in the music room
where a Court of Honor was held.
The Cub Scouts who had ach
ieved advancement were awarded
badges, and following this the boys
who had earned awards gave dem
onstrations of first aid, signaling
and safety.
' Ken Hickenbottom, assistant ex
ecutive of the Blue Mountain coun
cil, supervised the Court of Honor
and presented emblems to all the
scouts who had alttended summer
camp at Wallowa lake. He also
spoke briefly on the work done in
scouting in the Blue Mountain area
the past year and the plans for
scouting in the coming year.
Retuins from the four counties
of the district show Henry Peterson
of Morrow county and Giles L.
French of Sherman county will
again represent the 22nd district
in the legislature.
While losing out in Morrow coun
ty by a naiTow margin, French
came up strong in Gilliam, Sher
man and Wheeler counties for a
total vote of 2343. Peterson, slightly
less popular in the neighboring
counties, wound up with a vote of
2574. Mrs. McFarland trailed with
a total vote of 1374.
The Heppner high Mustangs were
a well-named team Friday as they
galloped roughshod to an easy vic
tory over the Condon high Blue
Devils by the lopsided margin of
40 to 0.
With a new back field combina
tion of Ulrich, Hughes, Buster Pad
berg and Archie Padberg, the Mus
tangs unleashed a powerful run
ning attack that piled up six touch
downs in three quarters. At the
start of the fourth period the en
tire Heppner second team took ov
er and, though unable to score,
more than held their own against
the visitors.
That malady of mumps which has
entered so many Heppner homes in
recent weeks invaded the sacred
precincts of tbe Gazette Times and
removed from active duty the inval
uable office devil, otherwise ans
wering to the name of Lauren Cor
win. According to reports the vic
tim got quite swelled up on both
sides but the realization that he
can play no more football this fall
somewhat deflated him.
Volume 61 , Number 33 0 q S
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Oregon Goes GOP
On Most Counts
Morrow Cdtinty in
Accord With State
Results of Tuesday's election in
Morrow county show that the trend
was the same here as in most of the
state with Roosevelt receiving a
small majority and republican can
didates for congress and senate poIU
ing heavy majorities. Contests for
district and, county offices were
without competitive spirit and only
one surprise was sprung that of
Mrs. Minnie McFarland in register
ing two more votes than Giles
French in the race for the legisla
ture. Interest in the national ticket
prompted a good turnout of voters.
With a total vote of 1596 for pres
ident it is indicated that a generous
75 percent of the voters rnarked
their ballots. Total registration in
Aie county is 2094. Of the ballots
cast 93 were service men's votes,
County Clerk Barlow announcinig
that of the 127 ballots mailed to
service people that many were re
turned for the count.
Main interest centered in the
presidential race. Early returns in
dicated that Mr. Dewey had carried
the county, but later evidence waj
against him and in the completed
unofficial count the president came
out 89 votes to the good. Total:
Dewey 747; Roosevelt 836. Eleven
votes were garnered by Norman
Thomas and two went to Claude A.
In the senatorial face, Guy Cor
'don received a vote of confidence
over Willis Mahoney, 934" to 559.
Wayne Morse kept the democrats
from sending Mr. Smith to Wash
ington, 865 to 569.
Congressman Lowell Stockman
ran up a score about in accordance
with the difference in height be
tween himself and Charles Shorb,
the county tally showing Stockman
1090, Shorb 384.
Leslie Scott pushed out ahead of
William T. Lambert to cop the
county majority for state treasurer,
89G to 492.
George Neuner, successful candi
date for the office of state attorney,
lost in Morrow county to his oppo
nent, Bruce Spaulding, 635 to 735.
Coming down to the legislative
battle, Mrs. Minnie McFarland
nosed Giles French out by two
votes, 562 to 560. In turn, apparent
ly the same voters who split their
allegiance in this race, at the same
time marked a cross after number
28, giving Henry Peterson the ex
act total of 1122 (add it up.) How
ever, Mrs. McFarland's strength
was in Morrow county, for French
and Peterson outdistanced her in
the other counties of the district.
Unbpptfsed were P. W. Mahoney
for district attorney, 1269 votes; L.
D. Neill, county commissioner, 1199;
J G Barratt, county commissioner,
1238; Chas W. Barlow, county clerk,
1328; A D McMurdo, county coro
ner, 1268 A little opposition devel
oped in the sheriff vote, C. J. D.
Bauman receiving 1202 and P. A.
Mollahan, write-in complimentary
vote, 136. J. O. Hager, justice of the
peace for Heppner was accorded
519 votes and A. B. Chaffee, Board
man, 127.
The bank bill was approved 783
to 288; managerial form of county
government 421, yes, 549 no; Ore
gon war Veteran fund 622 yes, 527
no; regulation of voting privilege
forfeiture 526 yes, 486 no; Educa
tional aid 804 yes, 383 no; tax or
retail sales 372 yes, 769 no; Burke
bill 809 yes, 437 no; public school
support 582 yes, 583 no; Little
Townsend bill 488 yes, 721 no;
county hospital 954 yes, 278 no;
non partisan J O. Bailey 875; Ar.
thur D. Hay 781, Hall S. Luck 771;
C. L. Sweek, circuit judge, 1184;
Lucy Rodgers 1083.
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