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4 Heppner Gazette Times, April 26, 1945
Keep Oregon Green
Snow has remained in the mountains a little
longer this season than has been the rule in re
cent years and grass should be somewhat heavier
as the growing season in the highlands progresses.
Also, present condition of grain crops indicates
there will be a good stand with a fairly heavy
yield. Grain has been retarded by backward wea
ther but with a few weeks of higher temperatures
growth will be rapid.
This appraisal sounds encouraging at this time
of year, for all of us like to. see the countryside
blanketed in greenery as well as realizing that the
granaries will again be filled. However, such rich
promise likewise is fraught with potential danger
as summer comes on. A luxuriant growth of grass
in the mountains and on the open hills presents
added difficulties in the matter of fire protection.
The forest service and the rural fire patrols sleep
with one eye open, as it were, during those months
when a carelessly tossed match or a live cigarette
butt may start a conflagration that will result in
loss of countless thousands of dollars ere it can be
brought under control. It may develop that the
forthcoming season will create weather conditions
that make forest and grass fires harder to com
bat electrical storms or exceedingly dry weather,
in either event bad hazards and it should be the
purpose of every citizen to exercise the greatest
caution when working in or traveling through
There are enemies abroad whose greatest de
light would be to witness the burning of our for
ests and crops. In no better way could they serve
their masters than to reduce the production of
lumber and grains in this devastating fashion.
Carelessness is their ally. Remember this and do
not grow careless. Be alert to the fire danger. Be
a good woodsman or a good farm worker. Be a
good citizen and Keep Oregon Green.
CARD OF TIIANKS
We wish to express our sincere
thanks and appreciation to our
many friends who were so kind
to us during our recent bereave
ment and also for the beautiful flo
The q. W. Barlow family
McCaleb left Friday for Enid, Okla.
after spending most of Omer's 21
day furlough with relatives in
Pfc Omer McCaleb and Mrs.
Several local faVnilies have been on the anx
ious seat since the big drives in Europe and the
Pacific area began. Sons, husbands, and brothers
in those sectors, moving to the front or engaged in
actual contact with the enemy, have been too oc
cupied to write the folks at home. During the past
week the tension was relieved in numerous homes
when letters came through, after many weeks of
silence, telling relatives that all was well at least
at the time of writing.
The boys in the' service realize that it is es
sential for them to keep up the morale of their
families and many letters are written under stren
uous conditions in order to relieve the tension at
home. In truth, any letter written at the front is
done at the expense of comfort to the writer, a
fact that makes the missives doubly precious.
Mrs. Spencer Akers
Laid to Rest Here
Funeral services were held at
2 o'clock p. m. Sunday at the Hep
pner Church of Christ for Mrs. A.
Spencer Akers who passed away
in Portand April 19 following a lin
gering illness. O.Wendell Herbison,
pastor, officiated and arrangements
were in charge of the Phelps Fune
ral Home. A trio, Mrs. J. W. Hiatt,
Mrs. R. B. Ferguson and Mrs. C. C.
Dunham, with Mrs J. O. Turner at
the piano, sang "The Old Rugged
Cross" and "No Night There." In
terment was made in the Heppner
Nellie Gertrude Vaughn was bom
Sept. 9, 1877, in Marshall county,
Kan., the daughter of Frank P. and
Carrie B. Vaughn. The family mov
ed to Morrow county in 1883, where
her father farmed for many years.
On Nov. 1, 1897, she was united in
marriage with A. Spencer Akers.
To this union were born three chil
dren, Mrs. C. W. Barlow of Hepp
ner, Alma Gilliam of Portland and
one girl who died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Akers lived on a
farm west of Heppner for a num
ber of years, moving to Heppner in
1907 to place their daughters in
school. They built the home now
occupied by the C. W.. Barlows
where they resided until May 1924,
when they moved to Portland.
Surviving besides the husband
and two daughters, are Mrs. Aker's
mother, Mrs. Carrie B. Vaughn of
Portland; two brothers, John of
Portland and Charles of Heppner,
and two granddaughters, Marie
Barlow and Mrs. Robert Walker of
Mrs. Akers became a member of
the Heppner Church of Christ in
1899 and remained a faithful be
liever throughout her life.
GIVES BIRTHDAY PARTY
Kay Valentine, daughter of Mr.
'and Mrs. James Valentine, observed
her eighth birthday anniversary
Tuesday by giving a party for the
second grade in the afternoon. The
affair was held in the lunch room
which made it handy for the kid
dies to get a serving of ice cream
cake and orangeade. Kay received
many nice gifts from her little
friends. Assisting the teacher, Mrs.
Edna Turner, were Mrs Stephen
Thompson, Mrs Valentine and Mrs.
R. B. Ferguson.
FRIENDS GIVE PARTY
FOR MRS. ANDERSON
Several friends of Mrs. Charles
Anderson gathered at the home of
Mattie Gentry Sunday, April 15,'
and gave her a surprise birthday
party. Mrs. Anderson has been an
invalid many years but is cheerful
and always enjoys a visit with, her
former neighbors. The group sang
old songs and visited throughout
the afternoon, closing the day with
refreshments of cake and ice cream.
Attending were Mrs. Leonard Carl
son, Mrs. Henry Peterson, Mrs. Al
gott Lundell, Mrs. Ben Anderson,
Mrs. Hilma Anderson and Mrs.
Large Clumps of Foxglove,
45c each, 3 for $1.25
Coral Bells, 25c each
Lantana, 45c each
I have plants coming in every
few days. Order your window
box and bedding plants any time
nnA I will deliver them when
For Mother's Day -
May 1 3
Corsages (Rosebuds, Gardenias,
Why not give HER her first
Cut Flowers '(Roses, Carnations,
Mixed bouquets and nosegays)
Potted Plants (Azaleas, Hydran
geas, Fuchsias, African Violets,
Gloxinias, Calceolarias, Linerar
ias, Combination Pots)
Rose Bushes and Bedding Plants
for HER garden 'J
Wear a Carnation on HER day
107 Cannon Street Phone 624
IFlowers for Every Occasion
BACK TO OVERSEAS DUTY
Major Chet Christenson has re
turned to overseas duty in the Pa
cific area, according to his mother,
Mrs. Chester Brown, who with Mr.
Brown was in Heppner Friday from
Monument. Major Christenson had
been engaged in instruction work
since some time in 1944 and was lo
cated in California.
UP FROM BOARDMAN
Lloyd Rinehart, service station
and restaurant operator at Board
man, was a business visitor in Hep
pner Monday. He has' been a resi
dent of the project town for about
a year, coming there from Union
county. He added his name to the
fast-growing list of Gazette Times
VISIT COOS BAY
The 0. Wendell Herbison family
felt Sunday afternoon for Coos Bay
to visit Mrs. Herbison's brother, a
sailor, home on leave for the first
timo in two years.
A few friends of Alice Glaub gath
ered at her home Tuesday evening
and gave her a housewarming par
ty. She recently moved into a new
apartment. Chinese checkers was
played, with high score going to
Alice Glaub and second to Loh
Matthews. The honoree received
several nice gifts and refreshments
rounded out the evening. Present
were Mynn Albert, Loda Matthews,
Elsie Cowins and the honoree.
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Dr. W. H. Rockwell
Physician & Surgeon
227 North Main St.
Office hours: 1 p. m. to 7:30 p. m.
Exam. Free. Ph. 522, Heppner. Ore.
DR. L. D. TIBBLES
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