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Work Starts on
New Residence for
W. C. Rosewalls
Given for Building
Complete New Unit
"Work on the construction of a
new $5,000 residence for Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Rosewall was start
ed Sunday- when a power shovel
from the Joelson rock crusher ex
cavated the basement; Workmen,
have been 'busy between showers
leveling off and setting cribbing for
pouring concrete and the construc
tion will go on just as fast as
weather conditions permit.
Site of the new residence is the
former Heppner Flouring Mill pro.
perty on North Court street. It is
considered one of the most desir
able lots on the street and lends it
self nicely to landscaping.
The new house will be a five
room job designed to harmonize
with the surroundings. It will have
a 67-foot frontage including' double
garage. Priority has been given for
a complete, modern equipped house
with heating allowances made for
both fireplace and furnace, and full
Since 'Heppner has not been in
cluded in a critical area, residence
construction here has been light
since the declaration of war, al
though there have been numerous
conversions. The Rosewalls had not
contemplated building their home
until after the war but the current
housing shortage left no alternative
when their present residence was
sold. Having owned the site of their
home for a number of years it was
not too difficult to secure a priority
O. M. Yeager, Howard Keithley
and Roy Thomas are doing the
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, January 18, 1945
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volume 61, Number 43--
Annual Drive for
Polio Funds Ends
31st of January
Ha rry Duvall in
Charge of Morrow
Beginning Jan. 14 the annual
March of Dimes, the fund raising
campaign to wage war on infantile
paralysis, got under way and will
be carried on through Jan. 31, ac
cording to Harry Duvall, campaign
director for Morrow county. There
is nothing in the way of giving to
the fund after Jan. 31, but it is the
purpose of those directing the na
tional drive to have the quota filled
at the end of the stated time.
While special emphasis is being
placed upon polio at this time of
year, attention is called to the fact
that a group of women in each
community is waging a year around
battle against the dreaded disease.
In Morrow county these home-front
soldierettes are led by Mrs. D. M.
Ward of Heppner, chairman of the
women's division, in this county.
Half of the money raised through
the annual March of Dimes will
stay in this section to provide aid
required bj4 polio victims regard
less of age, race, creed or color.
Stressing that while Oregon was
not one of the epidemic states in
1944, E. T. Hedlund, Oregon fund
raising chairman for the March of
Dimes Wednesday pointed out that
many victims of the 1943 epidemic
still are receiving medical care
through the various chapters in the
state. Infantile paralysis cases in
Oregon 'last year were only about 40
percent below the 1943 figure of 415
cases. Consequently, many new pa
tients were added to the chapter's
Last year the state of Oregon was
second only to the District of Co
lumbia in its per capita amount
raised through the March of Dimes
campaign. It is the hope of the lo
cal chapter that during the drive'
this county will better its last year's
average and that Oregon will again
lead the nation.
Leave your dimes with your local
postmaster and the more you
leave the better.
The Boys at
GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
An eighth air force bomber sta
tion, England! For 'exemplary be
havior, efficiency and fidelity"
while serving with the 91st bom
bardment group, a pioneer B-17
flying fortress group in the air
battle of Eurone. S Set Francis T,.
Edmondson, son of Mrs. Delia Tash
of Heppner. Ore., has been awarded
the good conduct medal ,it was an
nounced by his commanding officer.
A veteran of over 18 months over
seas, S Sgt Edmondson is one of the
men whose work is contributing to
the all-out success of the eighth air
force's daylight bombing offensive,
which paved the way for the in
vasion of western Europe and
which is now being concentrated
against the synthetic oil producing
plants and vital systems of commu
nications to soften up the' nazi war
machine for the knockout blow. The
91st group has struck over 260 times
at enemy targets.
Formerly a surveyor for U. S.
engineers, Edmondson enlisted in
the AAF Sept. 23, 1942. His wife,
Mis. Joycg Howard Edmondson
lives at 14 Stouhbridge Grove,
Pine City Ladies Club Sets High Mark
In Wartime Activity Enterprise. . . t
A communitv didn't V,aQ u.
heavily populated to accomplish big
tilings. That has been demonstrated
recently here in Morrow county
with the result that several of the
war activities have benefitted in a
substantial way. "
The fact that the Ladies club of
Pine City held an auction sale along
in December has long since ceased
to be news, but what was accom
plished at that sale will dwell in the
minds of the club and those who
attended for many, months, to say
nothing of the beneficiaries who
have received the funds. The la
dies wanted to do something for the
war effort and being few in num
ber it was decided that an auction
sale would be the best means of
raising a fund.
Having decided upon holding a
sale, the next thinig to consider was
an auctioneer, and to their minds
there was but one such gentleman
in this part of the country and that
was our good friend Bob Runnion.
From all reports Bob could have
sold the Axis on the idea of un
conditional surrender, he was so
hot that night. At any rate, patrons
from Morrow and Umatilla counties
did their best to outbid each other
and when the sale was over it was
found that the proceeds amounted
And here is what the ladies did
with their money. First, they pro
vided Christmas treats for the kid
dies for which they spent $70. Mc
Caw General hospital received $100;
the Red Cross. USO and the Pen
dleton Doughnut Hut $50 each.
These funds were just allocated a
few das ago and the money to Mc
Caw will go through the Morrow
county unit of the Blue Mountain
Camp and Hospital committee.
Can you think of a better way to
raise money, especially when some
thing worth while was put up for
every bid, and to .what better pur
pose can money be appropriated in
these days of turmoil -and suffering.
The rest of the county doffs its tile
to the Ladies Club of Pine City.
Fossil Over for
39 to 1 8 Score
Fire Loss Light
During Past Season
Althouh the fire department re
sponded to 18 calls during the year
1944. total loss was comparatively
light, the report of . Fire ChM
Blaine Isom reveals. Total loss esti
mated was $2710, , or a little over
$150 per call. ,
Of the 18 calls answered, 13 were
within the city limits and five were
s outside. Heaviest loss suffered was
$2,000 when the Rockwell residence
was badly burned. That leaves the
balance of $710 to cover the other
12 fires, some pf which were neg
ligible grass fires. Calls were ans
wered to two restaurant fires where
burning grease gave the firemen
some anxious moments.
One outside call entailing assis
tance by the firemen was the Irve
Bennett residence in south Hepp
ner, beyond the city water line.
The house was completely lost as
it had too much of a start before
the equipment could get on the
job. Use of chemicals prevented
destruction of a truck at the Hepp
ner Lumber company plant.
LOCAL MAN WINS
Albert L. Bailey, ARM3c, U. S.
Naval Reserve, son of Mr and Mrs.
N. D. Bailey, recently completed
operational training at the U. S.
Naval Air Station, Cecil Field,
Jacksonville, Fla. and was awarded
his aircrewman wings of silver and
gold, in an impressive ceremony
by Lt. Com. John M. DeVane.
Bailey to receive his wings, has
undergone a rigid and vigorous
training program in gunnery, radio,
flying and ground crew training in
SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber under
actual combat conditions.
Aircrewman Bailey will now be
assigned to an operations, squadron
aboard an aircraft carrier or at a
naval air station."
Albert ' and his bride of recent
weeks arrived in Heppner Sunday
and spent a few days with his car-
nets before going on Thursday to
San Diego to report for assignment.
LT. WILLARD JONES JOINS
SQUADRON IN ITALY
15th AAF in Italy 2nd Lt Willard
W. Jones, 23, of Irrigon, Ore., has
arrived in Italy and taken up his
duties with a 15th AAF liberator
Trained as a co-pilot for a B-24
liberator bomber, Lt. Jones has
been serving with the air force
since March 1943. He received his
commission at Blackland field, Tex.
on May 23, 1944.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Vernon
Jones of Irrigon, Ore. Lt Jones was
a student at the Eastern Oregon
College of Education prior to en
tering the armed forces.
Loss of two first string men did
not keep Heppner High's Mustangs
from maintaining the string of vic
tories run up during the current
season. The squad met Fossil on
the local floor Tuesday evening
and bowled the visitors over to the
tune of 39-18. Padberg and Pick
ens, two of the mainstays of the
Mustangs, were out due to illness
and injuries, and two subs, "Skip"
Connor and Lauren Corwin. show
ed up to good advantage.
Change in lineup was not the
only handicap that was overcome.
Supt. George Corwin, last year's
coach had to step into the breach
this week due to the illness of Leo
nard Pate, varsity coach. Pate is
in the hospital at Pendleton and
may have ssubmitted to a surgical
operation ere this and may be ab
sent for several weeks'" Corwin
took the helm and guided the boys
Connor heaved in 14 of the 39
points to capture the scoring re
cord for the game. Lauren Corwin
played a good game at guard, stay
ing in all but one and one-half
minutes of the game. Parrish at
center, Ulrich and Connor at for
ward and Ferguson and Corwin,
guards was the lineup.
The team is working hard to be
in top form for the next engage
ment which will be played at Uma
tilla Jan. 19. The river boys are
big rangy fellows and have yet to
be defeated this season. With Hep
the league Friday night's game
pner holding the same standing in
may indicate which team will like
ly be in the tourney finals.
THINKS MAYBE HE'S HEADED
FOR "WET LAND" JOB
Having for the past two years
been riding herd on "wet sailors on
dry land". Shore Police C. J. D.
Bauman thinks he might be head
ed for duty riding herd on "dry
sailors on wet land" in the near
future. That's what he told the
luncheon group of the chamber of
Bauman has finished a period of
service at Farragut and has been
ordered to report at Seattle, for
which point he left early Wednes
day morning after spending a few
days here with Mrs. Bauman and
visiting as many friends and favor
ite haunts as possible.
He entered the service in the sec
ond World War with the expecta
tion that he would see some for
eign service, but up to the present
has served as shore palice on pas
senger runs between Spokane, Se
attle, Portland and a southern run
wth a hitch at base duty at Far
Off to Good Start
ACCOUNTANT TO OPEN
OFFICE IN HOTEL
Harry Nelson, a recent arrival
from The Dalles, has rented the
room formerly occupied by the F.
W Turner company in the Hotel
Heppner building and is preparing
to open an accounting service. He
has taken temporary living quar
ters in the hotel and will bring his
family here in a few days.
Mr. Nelson has been operating an
accountant service out of The Del
les and has many accounts in Mor
row, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.
He decided Heppner is a better
location for him to handle this bus
iness and contemplates buying a
RECEIVES PURPLE HEART
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Way of Lex
ington Monday received a Purple
Heart awarded posthumously to
their son Stanley who gave his life
in the service of his country in the
Normandy camaign. The award was
made Jan. 6.
WOUNDED IN ACTION
Relatives have received word
that -Sgt Fred Ritchie of lone was
wounded while in action with the
First Army in Belgium. He has
been moved to a hospital in Eng
land and probably will be invalided
Ph. M Harold Armstrong is home
on leave, coming from St. Peters
burg, Fla. to visit" hia mother, Mrs.
NO WILFUL VIOLATIONS
OF PRICE CODE FOUND
LOCALLY. BOARD SAYS
Considerable interest was mani
fested in the visit and findings of
the OPA price specialists who
checked up on retail merchants of
(he county last week. Rumors were
abroad that several dealers would
be fined for violations, but accord
ing to P. A. Mollahan, chairman of
the rationing board, there were no
wilful violations and such as were
found were due to misinterpretation
of the rulings rather than deliber
ate attempts to circumvent the law.
Mollahan stated that Mr. Smith,
in charge of the checking up in
this area, stated that local retailers
were conlformfing closely to the
regulations and that he found it ne
cessary to make recommendation
in some instances but did not inti
mate that fines would be imposed.
Lexinton grange got off to a good
start with the new set of officers
in charge Friday night, 'reports
Mrs. R. B. Rice, newly appointed
secretary succeeding Mrs. Ann
Smouse, resigned. The new master,
R. B. Rice, had his work well in
hand and the lecturer, Mrs. J. A.
Troedson, -presented a good pro
gram. A feature of the evening was
the music by Mrs Frances Odom.
Lexington grange plans to enter
tain the Willows and Rhea Creek
granges at the next meeting, Feb.
9, at which time there will be in
itiation of all new members. The
grange will open at 7 p. m. and
there will be no program. Members
are urged to come to the meetings
early and assist the officers in op
ening on time.
PAUL BROWN WRITES
PARENTS HE IS OK
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Brown were
made happy this week upon receipt
of a postal card from their son Paul,
prisoner of war of the Japs, that
he is in good health and expressing
his happiness over hearing from
Mr. Brown got the card out of the
office and went up and down the
street showing the card to those
whom he met. The card was signed
with ink in Paul's hand writing. It
was dated May 8, 1944.
ON, WAY HOME
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Huddle
ston left Saturday for Portland on
the first leg of the long trek back
to Valdez, Alaska, after spending
a month visiting relatives and
friends in Heppner and vicinity.
House Takes Over
At C-C Luncheon
B. C. Pinckney. retiring presi
dent, turned over the gavel (which
consists of a spoon or fork applied
to a water glass) at Monday's lun
cheon to K. A. House, the new
president. "Pinck" expressed no re
grets at being relieved of the job
which he has held three of the five
years since the chamber of com
merce was formed and hoped that
his successor would find a little
more time to devote to the club
than had been his portion especially
during the past year. House stated
that he is somewhat handicapped
by lack of time but will give
his best efforts toward keeping the
Monday's program was highlight
ed with discussions of internation
al problems by two high school
boys. Ted Ferguson's subject "Big
Issues Confronting the Allies To
day" and Ray French discussed the
American foreign policy in Europe- '
SICK MAN TO HOME
According to word from Mrs. D.
E. Mitchell this morning to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Parker,
Mr. Mitchell was taken to Joseph
Tuesday from the hospital in Port
land where he has been for several
weeks. Mr. Mitchell was under a
hypo most of the time so stood the
trip fairly well. He is a native of
Joseph and was desirous of return
ing where he might see old friends.