Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, February 22, 1945, Image 1

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NeWS From
The Front
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoskins Sr.
have received word that their son.
Robert, inured jrecently at Fort having started early this week, an
Benning, Ga., is able to be out of the nounces Mrs. Ted Smith, chairman
hospital for a time. Robert received of the Heppner community. Mrs.
a fracture knee and a wrenched Smith chose her district workers
hin while iummne from a plane dur-
ing training practice. He hopes to be
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able to come home for a while, ac
cording to the telegram received by
his parents.
Jeff Hayes,
AMMlc, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Hayes of Condon, Kenneth Blake, Mrs. Emery Coxen,
and Miss Bonnie Lee Rice of Con- J. Nys, Mrs, Cornett Green, Mrs.
don, were married in that city, Mrs. Alva Jones, Mrs. Fred Ross,
Wednesday, Feb. 21. The young Mrs. A. D. McMurdo, Mrs. Harvey
couple will live for the present in Bauman, Mrs. Ed Bennett, Mrs.
Seattle where he is now stationed Harvey Miller and Blaine E. Isom.
after two years in the south Pacific. Other sections of the county are
Mrs. Al Lovgren and Mrs. Louis going ahead with the canvass and it
Letrace, aunts of the groom, went is expected that the drive will be
over to Condon to attend the concluded much earlier than previ
wedding. ous vears-
"V ' " Appeals from our boys in the ser-
REPORTED MISSING vice are coming from the various
Mrs. Carl McDaniel has received- sectors. The Red Cross , has been
word that her brother, George doing a magnificent job for the ser
Smith of Condon, a merchant mar- vice men, they state, . and nearly.
ine was on board a transport that
was blown up in the Pacific and it
is reported there were no survivors.
Mrs. Albert Bailev rceived a wire
from her husband, telling of his
transfer from Florida to Hutchinson
Kansas. Mrs. Bailey will meet Slc
Bailey there where he will receive
further training.
According to information receiv
ed in a letter to his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Gilliam, Lt. Jackson Gil
liam is now in a rest camp in the
Philippines after strenuous activ
ities in the war in the Pacific.
Joe McLaughlin, S 2c, son of C.
N. McLaughlin, is home for five
days on boot leave from the naval
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inumng cemei .
is interesting to note that Joe com-
pletes the family circle, teW
fifth son in service. The other bro-
thers are Dan, GM3,c awaiting as-
signment in Florida; Jim Pfein tne
marine corps; Jack, Slc and Hugh
Pfc m the Marines.
Alton B. Christenson S3c arrived
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Thursday evening to spend part of
a 20-day leave with his mother,
Mrs. Chester Brown at Monument.
He was accompanied by Miss Jean
ette McDonald of Portland. While
in Heppner, Seaman Christenton
and Miss McDonald were guests of
Mrs. C. J. D. Bauman. Mrs. Norma
Greener came in from? Reed's Mill
to see her brother and stayed until
Monday with Mrs. Bauman.
Hcppner's town basketball team
got in the groove or on the beam
or some other type of jive Satur
day night and took the 99th Engi
neers team from Rufus to the clean
ers to the tune of 43 to 25 at the
school gymnasium.
Monday evening the 129th Engi
neers sent a quint up to redeem
the reputation of the army, which
they proceeded to do, although the
Townies gave them a run for the
money up until the final quarter
when they grew weary. The final
score was 46 to 31.
La Verne Van Marter has taken
the Townies under his wing and
Has scheduled a second game witn
tfte latn at Arlington next wecu
nesday evening. The Townies will
play lone there Friday evening of
this week.
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, February 22, 1945
Rd Cro5S Annual
Member - War Funcf
Drive Opens Here
Opening of the annual Red Cross
memership and war fund drive,
scheduled for March 1, has been set
ahead by the Morrow county chap
ter. The drive is underway here,
last week and permission was grant-
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week or so in advance of the pre
viously announced date.
Assisting Mrs. Smith are the fol
lowing people selected from several
sections ' of Heppner: Mrs. Ad
Moore, Mrs. Clyde Nutting, Mrs. J.
every man writing" about it urges
the folks at home to be just as gen
erous as circumstances will permit.
Rev. Bennie Howe is chairman of
the county chapter.
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JorgC-ISOI. Named
AS liepptierKa tiger
Glen Jorgensen, assistant -district
ranger in iy44, nas been named to
succeed Fred F. Wehmeyer as ran
ger of the Heppner district. This in
formation was released from the
headquarters of the Umatilla Nat-
ional forest at Pendleton early this
week. Jorgensen was iirst assigned,
to work in the Heppner district in
1940. He is exceptionally well qual-
ilied for the position through a
background of varied experience in
forestry work, officials declare.
Jorgensen was raised on a farm
in northeastern Washington, gradu-
ated in forestry from Washington
State college at PuUman and seryed
in various capacities on different
forests in Region gix He alsQ wag
employed by Soil Conservation
seryice as technician in range man.
agement for a His
work in Heppner district in
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that will be of real value in the
execution ot his work in the position
The new ranger and his family
have made Heppner their home for
the past year and are sincerely
pleased at the prospect of making
this place their permanent home.
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x .axe nas oeen pending se-
veral weeks was completed thi;
week when papers bearing the sig
natures of all heirs were returned,
legalizing transfer of title of the W.
E. Straight house to Mr. and Mrs.
B. C. Forsythe and Mrs. L. E. Dick
The new owners of the property
have plans" to make six apartments
of the house, which occupies a corn
Priorities for materials have been
manding site on North Court street,
granted and work will start on the
alterations shortly after the first of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Engkraf, Mr.
and Mrs. Elbert Cox and Mrs. R. C.
Lawrence are going to Pendleton
this evening to attend the concert
being given by th chorus of the St.
Joseph academy. All three families
will be represented by their daugh-
ters who are students at the school,
Pioneer Resident
Of County Dies at
Home in Lexington
Mary Ella Barnett
Located on Farm
Here 61 Years Ago
Funeral services for Mary Ella
Barnett, 80, were held at 2 o'clock
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uiis aneriioon at ine
afternoon at the Christian
Lexington with
O. Wen
dell Herbison, pastor of the Hepp-
nerChurch of Christ, officiating and
arrangements in charge of the Case
Morturary. Mrs. Barnett's death oc
curred about 11:30 a. m. Tuesday,
the result of a paralytic stroke Feb.
10 and a recurrence Monday eve
ning. She had been in poor health
for some time but was able to be
up and around most of the time un
til stricken. -
Complete funeral arrangements
had not been made in time to make
them available for publication.
However, pallbearers were selected
and include George N. Peck, Charl
es Marquardt, Alonzo Henderson,
Harry Dinges, Ralph Jackson and
Earl Warner.
Interment was made in the I. O.
O. F. cemetery at Lexington be
side the grave of her husband, the
late' William, F. Barnett, who pre
ceded, her; in death Dec. 29, 1939.
Mary Ella. Nichols was born Feb.
8. 18G5. the daughter of R. A. and
Elizabeth Nichols, who resided near
Sparta, Miss. The family moved
north to Arkansas where, on Oct,
14. 1880. she was married to Mr,
Barnett. In April 1884 they .moved
v'0'f . Morrow county where they ac
re thev ac-
quired a tract of land north of
Lexington and which is still owned
by the family. In 1902, Mr. and Mrs.
Barnett moved into Lexington, hav
ine acauired a mercantile business
which is still operated by their dau-
ghters, Miss Dona Barnett and Mrs.
Trina Parker. A few years before
Mr. Barnett passed away he built a
iarge an& comfortable residence, one
0f tne finer homes of the county
wnere he and his wife each spent
their last years.,
Mrs. Barnett had been affiliated
with the church for 60 years. She
& member of
ington church of Christ and always
took . fa &s
long as her heaith permitted.
Suxviving are two daughters,
Miss Dona Barnett and Mrs. Trina
parker: ' two sisters. Mrs. N. A.
lieacn oi .roruana ana ivirs. ivunme
U U1Cer 0t uanoma: lw Dro"
tho T. Vf. Nirhn s of Lexintrton
and R. A.
Wash., and
Nichols of
a number
of other
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Ferguson Wed
nesday received a Purple Heart
awarded posthumously to their son
Kay, who lost his life in action on
e western front Dec. 21, 1944.
Kay's parents had previously re-
ceived information that he was
buried in Belgium with regular bu-
rial service by an army chaplain,
Tuesday's release of soldiers killed
the western front contained
Kay's name, the first official men-
tion reieased to the press
Mrs. Josie Jones returned to Hep
pner Saturday evening after spend
ing several weeks in the city, called
there by the death of her son-in
law, H. L. Stiles. Mrs. Stiles came
with her and will make her home
with her mother.
Leonard Pate. DrinciDal of Her.
pner high school is reported recov-
ering slowly from a major surgical
operation performed at Pendleton
Monday. He is a sick man but has
passed the crisis, lt is stated.
OPA Orders Meat
Market to Refund
On Locker Rentals
Following a hearing here Wed
nesday evening, the OPA ordered
Mrs. Mabel Burkenbine, proprietor
of the Heppner Market, to refund on
locker rentals to the extent of $455
or thereabouts. The order specified
that Mrs Burkenbine should write
certified checks for each alleged
overcharge of locker rent, mail the
checks to the OPA office in Port
land which in turn will mail them
to renters.
Mrs. Burkenbine was accused by
the OPA of having violated a ruling
made January 1 or about that time
this year, which placed lockers un
der service rental rather than pro
perty rental. But the other side of
notified by William McCaleb
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the first of September 1944 that he
would have to raise her renl,. She
sought advice at the local office and
was informed that under the cir
cumstances she could raise her
locker rentals. This she did, then
following the. January 1 ruling she
was told that she had acted in vio
lation of the OPA law.
Members of the local price panel
hearing the testimony were Conley
Lanham, P. A. Mollahan, Mrs. Earl
Blake, Mrs. D. M. Ward, all of Hep
pner and W. B. Rice of lone. Roy
Quackenbush, -another member, re
fused to stay after hearing what the
charge was about.
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Radar OOmething
Discussed Only in
.Drtpfl. rirr pc
Radar is something about which
only those studying it know the
answers, for it has not become com
mon enough to be made a topic of
discussion except in class rooms.
that reason, Ted Ferguson,
home on leave from training base
at Corpus Christi, Tex., could not
enlighten the 30 or more folks in
attndance at Monday's luncheon of
the chamber of commerce. For the
duration, ct least, radar must re
main more or less secluded from
the public as there are features
about it which still are not known
to the enemy, Ted explained.
Raymond Parrish also was a guest
of the luncheon group and since he
expects to sign up for a course in
radar he was reluctant to discuss
the subject.
Orville Smith introduced W. B. iliary a success Monday evening. A
Kennedy, contractor and builder, talk by Dick Ferguson, home on
who has been working in Lexing- leave from navy training, and song
ton and vicinity the past year and and recitation by young people
who, Smith stated, will superintend from the school formed the major
construction of the Heppner Lum- portion of the entertainment,
ber company's new dry kiln. Ken- Ferguson spoke briefly of his ex
nedy was engaged in alteration and periences in training camp, where
construction work for the Jackson he is completing a course in radar.
Implement company and in work- A trio of high school girls, Jean
ing over several residences in Lex- Turner, Marian Miller and Carolyn
ington. He also modernized the
farm home of Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Duvall in the Blackhorse area.
B. C. Pinckney gave an account
of his experiences in trying to lo-
cate the proper authorty in relation
to the Heppner housing project. He
spent practically one half of a day
running from one building to "nnolh-
er in Portland housing government
agencies before iinding one
knew something about, the
National Defense week is being
brought to the attention of passers
by through an
attractive window
disPlay .in, the Humphreys Drug
store window. .Pictures, tiags and
other emblems signifying the things
for which America stands are
grouped in a manner to tell the
story in a graphic manner.
American Legion auxiliary and the
The window is sponsored by the
decorating is the work of Mrs. Ken.
neth Blake and Mrs. Alva Jones.
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Volume 61, Number 48 - r
New $75,000 Unit
To Be Constructed
At Sawmill Plant
Go Ahead Given
For Dry Kiln By
Heppner Lbr. Co.
Announcement of the construc
tion of a new dry kiln at the plant
of the Heppner Lumben company
was made Monday by Orville
Smith, general manager, who stat
ed that work will begin by March
1 and it is expected the new unit
will be ready for use late in June.
The kiln will be of sufficient size
to handle the entire output of the
mill and will be built at a cost of
It has been the desire of the mill
company to put up a dry kiln ever
since reconstruction of " the plant
following the fire in early 1943. ,
During the past few months it has
been impossible to keep up with
orders for dry lumber, making a
kiln daily more necessary, and it
was finally decided to go ahead with
the new unit.
While Smith did not go into de-
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structed of tile brick. It will require
five carloads of the tile and one
of cement, which indicates a size-
able structure.
A site across the railroad track
opposite' the sawmill has been se
lected as the location of the kiln.
Workmen have been busy this week
moving lumber piles off this land
sin preparation for construction
With the completion of the dry
kiln the Heppner Lumber company
will have one of the best equipped
small plants in this area. With but
few exceptions, all men employed
at the plant work under cover, in
suring as much com'.ort as possible,
for year around operation.
Workmen are engaged in install
ing a second boiler at the mill so
that when the kiln is ready for op
eration there will be plenty of steam
for all puiposes.
Youths Appear on
Auxiliary Program
Youth contributed a large share
to making the Americanism pro
gram of the American Legion aux-
Bauman, with Jean at the piano,
sang several songs, and Darrell
Blake gave a recitation.
-Ihe auxiliary voted a contnbu-
tion to the Red Cross, ordered books
for the library dedicated to the boy3
in service, and appointed a commit-
tee to arrange for r memorial to
our service men and women from
Morrow county.
Heppner's Mustang quintet will
rest while the Umatilla and Board
man teams go to John Day to try
to wrest district honors from the
boys over that way. Boardmun stop-
ped the Mustangs cold Monday eve-
ning, after Umatilla administered a
aeieat io tne local squaa rriaay
In Heppner's behalf it is only fair
to state that enlistments in the arm-
ed forces created a handicap which
Coach Pate could not overcome, es-
pecially since he was ill most oi
the season. This is no alibi it is
just the plain truth.