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2 Heppner Gazette Times, November 16, 1944
News Notes of Comings and
Goings in lone and Vicinity
Br JWS. OKL&B, RTETMASN
The mystery of the hickory spoke
in the McMurray tree has bee
solved! In a letter to Mrs. McMur
ray from Mrs. Loren Hale (Ina Mc
Murray) she writes: "Now, I must
give you the straight of the hckory
buggy spoke, which you found in
the tree, or at lteast I can if it wlas
'found in the tree just west of the
front gate at the north end of the
yard. (It was.) We moved into that
house about the first of June 1909.
when those trees were only 9 or 10
years old, and either that summer
or the next, a gentleman by the
name of Mr Woodpecker came in
search of a location for a home for
himself and bride. They must have
been an aristocratic couple for they
passed up all the trees around the
back yard and started excavating
J or a home in one of our nicest
trees right in the front yard. They
did this without leave or license
from us and we may have left them
alone, but they did not have the
manners to clean up their chips and
if we tried to get an early morning
nap, Mr and Mrs Woodpecker were
digging and hammering on the new
home and dropping their white
chips on our front lawn, all around
the root of the tree, and neither
shooting nor shooing would drive
"So, when wte were about to the
end of our wits, we decided to fill
the hole up, and it is la little
hazy in my mind but I suppose we
chose the spokte in order to get
something too heavy for them to
lift out, and so hard they could not
pick it to pieces and muss the yard
with it. They gave up and in an
incredible time the wound in the
tree was healed over and forgotten.
But either that couple or some of
th!e children or grandchildren kept
coming back and trying to get even
with us. They succeeded in making
a hole through the roof of that tall
cupalo or whatever you call it. If
you" don't believe this ask Henry
Clark. He mended that roof when
working for us there once. Perhaps
when we .last painted the house.
Now I have solved the Hickory
Spoke question for you, and the
next question is, who is going to
pay me the $64.00?"
Ralph Akers returned from Eu
gene Tuesday by ambulance. His
dauter, Mrs. Robert Heald ac
companied him. Mr. Akers was able
in spite of the long trip, to go to
the polls and cast his ballot in the
Mrs. C. W. Burton of Portland
arrived Nov. G for a week's visit
with her mother, Mrs. Lana Pad
berg. She returned to her home
Tuesday of this week Mrs. Pad
berg, Mr and Mrs Darrell and
children and Arlie Padberg made
the trip to Portland with her. They
will also visit Mis. Clarence Kruse
of Oswego, another daughter of
The returns from the Rebekab
sale and dinner on election day
amounted to $90.00.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Beasley of
Portland were Sunday overnight
quests of Mrs. Ella Davidson, sister-in-law
of Mrs Beasley. ,
Mrs. Clifford McCabe underwent
a major operation Thursday at St.
Anthony's hospital in Pendleton.
Mrs. Ethel SDewart of Portland,
mother of Mrs. McCabe is here
to be with her daughter for a time.
Bert Botts- who is employed in
Portland is home for a few days.
Fred Buchanan is at Ritter Hot
springs for the benefit of the baths
for his rheumatism.
The Maranatha. society held the
monthly meeting at the Congrega
tional church parlors Saturday af
ternoon. The time was spent in
The Topic club met at the home
of Mrs Roy Lindstrtom Saturday
afternoon Hostesses were Mrs. Er
nest Lundell, Mrs Victor Rietmann,
Mrs. Roy Lindstrom and Mrs. Mil
ton Morgan. The articles to be re
viewed by the hostesses were
"Land of the Soviets" by Marguer
ite Ann Stewart, "I Learn About
Russians"; Roaming Russia's Cau
causus" and "Mother Volga De
fends Her Own" from the National
Geographic. The social meeting
will be at the Masonic hall at 8 p.
m. Nov. 18.
The Birthday services Sunday
evening at the Cooperative church
at which all attending brought as
many pennies as they were years
old, raised the sum of almost $12.
This money is to be used to repair
the church and parsonage. A deli
cious birthday cake covered with
cfcndbs and made by Mrs. E. M.
Baker, was served to all those
The lone P. T. A. will hold an
auction sale to raise funds for the
hot lunches Friday evening Nov. 17.
Everyone is invited to come and
bring something to auction.
Mrs. Elroy Ellis has returned to
St. Anthony hospital for further
retention. Mer mother, Mrs. Char
les Botts and other members of the
flamily spent Sunday with her.
"Uncle" Billy Thomas was quite
badly hurt last Sunday when he
fell at his home where he lives
alone. Neighbors heard him calling
for help and on investigating found
he had injured his right tleg. As
Uncle Billy is almost 100 years old
his friends are worried about his
condition. He was taken on Mon
day to the Hermiston hospital.
A. E. Stefani is having his house,
formerly owned by Mrs Eunice
Keithley, remodeled and refinished.
Lee and Tilghman Beckner re
ceived word last week of the death
of a sister in West Virginia. As fu
Washington D C they were unable
neral services were held Mondhy in
Photographers Mate lc Bert
Mason Jr. arrived home on a 30-day
leave Wednesday of last week afte1
a long deDay at the reassignment
Miss Gladys Brashears arrived at
Pendleton by plane from San Diego
last Friday. After a few days visit
here and at Lyle Wash. Miss Bra
shears will return by plane to San
Diego where she is employed by a
music company. Her parents,' Mr.
"id Mrs. Dale Ray and her brother
Claude met her at the airfield.
The Lutheran missionary meeting
was held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Ekstrom last Sunday
There was an attendance of about
40 to hear the interesting tlalk of
Miss Engelman who spent a number
of years in missionary work in
Willows grange will hold election
of officers at their meeting next
Saturday, Nov. 18. Pot luck sup
per will be served at 7 p. m. Every
member is urgled to be present to
vote for his favorite candidates.
Home Ec club will meet in the
grangje hall Friday. It will be an
all day meeting with potluck din ner
Best quality blotting paper
19x24 sheet for desk covers or vo:
smaller to suit your nyids. Gazette
Dr. J. P. Stewart ,Eye-Sight Spe
cialist of Pendleton will be at tht
HEPPNER HOTEL on WEDNES
DAY, NOVEMBER 22nd.
To Better Serve
This Cafe will re
main open during
the week and close
; SUNDAY ,
This will be our
from here on out.
Yours for the best
eats in town,
Jim Kistner Ranch
I p. m. sharp, Saturday
Having sold my ranch, known as the Burnham ranch, 1 mile
northwest of Stanfield, between the railroad track and the
Umatilla rivrr, and must give immediate possession, I will offer
for sale at public auction the following descried property:
1 International manure spreader nearly new; 1 International Far
mall tractor F-12, good shape; 1 International tractor plow, 16-in.
2-way; 1 International mower, 2 cycles; 1 International high lift
hay stacker; 1 International buck rake (horse); 2 hay rakes, one
nearly new; 1 5-ft. mower (horse); 1 riding cultivator (2-horse);
1 3-section springtooth harrow, nearly new; 1 3-section spijketoothi
harrow; 1 iron wheel wagon; 1 slip scraper; 1 2-horse fresno; 1
4-horse fresno; 1 buzz saw and mandral; 1 grain drill, 7-in. single
disc, grass seeder attachment, power lift tractor lift; 1 walking!
plow, reversible; 1 acetylene oxygen wielding and cutting outfit
complete; 1 blacksmith outfit; 1 electric drill and bits; 1 blow
torch; 1 grindstone, electric power; 1 grindstone; stationary tubs;
1 set harness.
ALL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE 1 refrigerator, 7-ft.; 1 electric
washing machine; 1 oak dining room set; 1 kitchen range, wood;
1 circulating heater and other things too numerous to mention.
LIVESTOCK 1 team gentle work horses; 1 2-year-old Holstein
hei'Ci, fresh soon; 1 2-year-old Durham heifer; 4 heifer spring
calves, dairy type. Approximately 75 tonsl good alfalfa hay.
2 dozen New Hampshire chickens.
This equipment is all in good shape
Terms of Sale: CASH
JIM KISTNER, Owner
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From training camps to fattli
fronts, wood plays a vital roll b$
the war. But soon again, wood
will be building the fences, fac
tories, homes and other essentials
of a peace-time America.
TOR A WHILE, we must wait before we can build the homes
we plan, or buy freely the thousands of other items that comei
Wood's job in war only started with the construction of hundreds
of training camps. It continues overseas wherever our troops arei
But, because civilian uses have been curtailed almost to the
vanishing point, our forests are able to meet this challenge, and
will be able to supply us in the years to come. For wood is a crop
which can be grown as a farmer grows crops of grain. Millions of'
acres of thriving seedlings are becoming our forest crops of
KINZUA PINE MILLS COMPANY