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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 30, 1945)
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About Over for
Youth of County
OK Here Reports
Supt. Geo. Corwin
With school opening scheduled
for Monday, Sept. 10, a little more
than a week remains of the summer
vacation and teachers and students
alike will get all they can out of
the Lahor Day holiday and the few
remaining "free" days before set
ting their course in the general di
rection of the house of knowledge
on the hill.
All is in readiness at the Hepp
ner school, according to Supt. Geo
rge Corwin, who stated early to
day that his organization is com
tion to the teaching staff is Mrs.
plete as of this date. Latest addi
Kathryn Christensen of La Grande
who will fill the vacancy made by
resignation of Mrs. Don Romine.
She formerly taught in the Free
water school. This completes the
primary department, other mem
bers of which are Mrs. Edna Tur
ner, first grade and Mrs. .W. O. Dix,
second grade. Mrs. Ethel Adams
has the third grade, Mrs. Leonard
Pate the fourth, Miss Marguerite
Glavey fifth, Miss Rose Hoosier
sixth. Mrs. Lena Kelly seventh, and
Everett Smitth eighth grade and
In the high school, Mrs. Irl Clary
is down for bookkeeping and social
science; Miss Janet Curtis, English
and girls' physical education; Mrs.
Helena Estudillo, commercial; Mar
vin Wightman, agricuclture; Mrs.
Ellis Carlson, home economics, and
Leonard Pate, principal, coach and
science. Everett Smith will again
have charge of the band.
Kathryn Howell, member of the
class of 1945, will be in charge of
the business office. Mrs. Ora Wy.
land and Mrs. Lewis will assist
N. D. Bailey with the janitor work,
and Mrs. Effie Morgan and Mrs.
Grace Hughes will be the cafeteria
school orincioal's office will be
Supt. Corwin states that the high
open the afternoons of Wednesday,
Thursday,, and Friday. Sept 5-6-7,
There may be a scarcity of huck
leberries in eastern Oregon but not
in the Mt. Adams district of east
ern Washington. Proof of this was
learned Tuesday eveinng when C.
A. Minor dropped into the G-T
office and presented the ..family"
with a quart of the luscious fruit.
Mr. Minor and nephew. Stanley Mi
nor, spent several days in the lim
itless Mt. Adams patches and pick
ed about 19 gallons. ;The former
Heppner resident now makes his
home at Dallesport, Wash, with
his son Ellis and family but re
tains his mountain camps in this
area for hunting and fishing. He
expects to set up camp at the
mouth of Potamus creek in time
for the deer hunting season.
CANNING SUGAR ISSUED
AS OF AUG. 9
The local office of OPA announ
ces that issuance of canning sugar
has been resumed as of Aug. 9. Ten
pounds per persosn is being allow
ed to those who have not received
canning sugar previously.
GUESTS FROM SEATTLE
Mr. and Mrs. Jack O'Connor en
joyed a visit this week from Mrs.
O'Connor's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.
L. Hopkins, and sister, Joan, of Se
attle who arrived Sunday and left
for home today.
Regular meeting of Heppner
lodge No. 69 A. F. & A. M. will be
held Tuesday evening, Sept. 3.
Third degree and refreshments.
USS Missouri to Be
rl'rW 1WTW sWP3S.
The United States Navy's mighty 45,000-ton battleship, the USS MISSOURI, will end her World
War II career in a blaze of glory Aug. 31, 1945, in Tokyo Bay, when she serves as the scene of the
historic unconditional surrender of Japan to the United Nations. Proudly bearing the name of the home
state of President Harry S. Truman, the fighting U SS MISSOURI has been named bv General nf the
Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander, as the locale of the formal ending of the war
in the Pacific. Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief of the United States Pacific
Fleet and Pacific Ocean Area, will sign for the United States, General of the Army MacArthur, for the
Allied Forces which fought in the Pacific. The USS MISSOURI was launched Jan. 29, 1944. Con
struction was ordered June 12, 1940. Her keel was laid on Jan. 6, 1941, at the New York Navy yard.
Director for New
Morrow county was given recog
nition on the newly formed organi
zation which has as its objective the
manufacture of wheat dextrose at
The Dalles when O. W. Cutsforth
of Lexington was elected to the
board ot directors. Cutsforth was
one of the farmers from this coun
ty attending the meeting in The
Dalles last week and returned from
the "port city quite enthused over
the prospects of the new concern,
bnth as a successful venture and
through its success the handling of
While no surplus is in evidence
at this time it is certain there
will be such a contingency as soon
as world affairs have become ad
justed to peace conditions, the Lex
ington man stated. It is then that
dextrose manufactur and other
methods of conservation will play
their part in reducing surplus
stocks of wheat,
Growers of Rex wheat will be
pleased to learn that dextrose man
uacturers look with favor on it be.
cause of its low protein content.
Rex runs about seven and one-half
per cent protein and also contains
a rich vitamin found in carrots
Availability of Bonneville power,
and with rail, highway and river
transDortation in abundance, The
Dalles is considered an ideal loca-
tion for a dextrose plant.
HARRY H. LINDSEY
Harry H. Lindsey, 62, died Aug.
20 at Olympia, Wash. He leaves his
Francis H. Lindsey of the U. S.
wife. Grace, of Olympia, one son,
army, two brothers, Frank H. of
lone and Fred W. of Salem, two
issters. Mrs. J. E. Crabtree and
C. Brock of Salem, andi1"'"' a."r , ( n
and nephews. He
was at one time a resident of Mor
Those from lone attending the
funeral were Mrs. Louis Halvorsen
and Frank Lindsey; from Lexing
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Munkers.
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
VISITING MRS. SCHERZINGER
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Harnette
and son Melvin of Lebanon are
visiting at the home of Mrs. Har
nettte's mother, Mrs. Charlotte
Scherzinger. Little Melvin came
prepared for big game hunting, ex
pecting to kill a bear, a coyote and
maybe some of these Eastern Ore
gon ghosts he'd been hearing of.
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, August 30, 1945
Scene of Historic Jap
IF YOU WOULD RETURN
HOME SAFE AND SOUND
OBSERVE THESE RULES
We are approaching the La
bor Day holiday. Travel will be
much heavier than it has been
for several years. There is ur
gent need for utmost caution
in observing motoring rules.
Secretary of State Robert S.
Farrell. Jr. has issued five rules
for safe driving and suggests
their observance in the Interest
of accident prevention and ve
hicle and tire conservation:
(1.) Drive at a speed safe in
the light of traffic conditions.
(2.) Never pass on curves or
at hill crests.
(3.) Keep in line when caught
in a long line of cars. Jockeying
in and ' out of the right-hand
traffic lane is dangerous in con
(4.) Avoid driving if drow
sy. Have an alternate driver, or
stop at the side of the road for
(5.) Observe traffic regula
tionsat all times.
"Our first post-war Labor
Day holiday period need not
be marred by tragic traffic ac
cidents if individual drivers
will accept their responsibilities
in avoiding them," Farrell said.
A. S. Akers is negotiating for the
lot just north of the R, L. Benge
residence and it is stated he plans
erection of a duplex on the pro
perty. The lot is one tendered by
Mr. and Mrs. Benge as a site for
proposed Morrow county hospital.
It is nicely loocated and should be
about the right piece of ground for
the type of building Mr. Akers
contemplates putting up.
GETS DISTRICT RANGER JOB
Earl Simonton, assistant ranger
in .the Heppner district since last
t-eiie, vvaau. tn.'j. win iuave neie
Saturday to take up his new duties.
The house occupied by the Simon
tons has been purchased by Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Hall who will take
possession the first of the week.
SHERMAN AGENT TO JUDGE
County Agent Leroy Wright of
Sherman county will come to Hep
pner Sept. 8 to judge the exhibits
of the Morrow county 4-H beef
FIGHT DESCHUTES FIRE
Glen Parsons and Earl Simonton
of the Heppner ranger distrtict
were called to Jefferson county to
assist in fighting the Mt. Jefferson
Queen's Dance to
Marking the concluding chapter
in a series of dances held since late
July, the Queen's dance will bring
the pre-Rodeo social season to a
close Saturday evening. From then
deo until the show closes Sunday
on everything will be strictly ro
afernoon, Sept. 9. -
Queen Colleen I and her royal
court, Attendants Dorothy, Dar
lene. Joan Marie and Jo Anne, will
be presened in full rodeo dress
and it is urged that all others at
tending the dance dress to carry
out the rodeo tradition. No one will
be barred for not dressing up but
it is felt that cowboy and cowgirl
regalia will be more in keeping
with the spirit of the occasion.
Jim's Cascadians of The Dalles
will be on hand to furnish the mu
sic for the Queen's dance. This mu
sical aggregation has been retained
to play for the Rodeo dances.
Chairman Bob Runnion states
that admission to the Queen's dance
will be the same as at the previous
dances, one dollar for men and 50
cents for women. There will be
an advance in rodeo dance admis
sions, with the men paying $1.50
plus tax. Women's tickets will re
main at 42 plus eight.
A concession has been given the
local Civilian Air Patrol unit to op
erate the refreshment stand at the
fair pavilion. Funds realized from
this venture are to be used by the
CAP in outfitting a recreation hall
for the young people of the com
muniy. SURPRISE PARTY
Mrs. Alex Green was pleasantly
surprised Sunday when two neigh
bor lamilies dropped in after the
morning church service to spend
the afternoon, the occasion being
Mrs. Green's birthday. The nice
part of it twas that the guests
brought their dinners with them
and after disposing of the food
they spent the afternoon visiting.
RETURN FROM CITY
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Turner were
in Portland for a portion 'of last
week where Mrs. Turner consult
ed her physician. He pronounced
her condition as very good.
INSTALLS NEW X-RAY
Dr. A. D. McMurdo is the proud
possessor of a brand new x-ray
machine installed this week. It is
the latest thing in x-rays and will
reveal eVeryning, including your
Volume 62, Number 23 a r
Attendance at 21st
To Set New High
Many Coming From
Attendance at the 1945 Heppner
Rodeo gives promise of establish
ing a new high, based on early es
timates. Inquiries about the show
are coming in from all directions
and it appears that accommodations
will be at a premium. The housing
committee is still urging people
with spare rooms to list them with
the association secretary so that
there will not be a mad scramble
at the last moment to provide quar
ters for visitors.
A trip into neighboring counties
was made over the week-end by
the publicity chairman and family
and everywhere along the line
keen interest was displayed in the
forthcoming show. There were no
inquiries about accommodation but
many people said they are coming
and that Heppner had never let
them down and they would get
along all right.
During the past week prepara
tions have gone forward and now
the grounds are in good condition
and plans for running the program
through are all set. Due to an un
usually large number of entries in
roping and bronc riding it may be
necessary to hold elimination con
tests in the forenoon so that the
afternoon show can be put through
with as little delay as possible. ,
There is one disappointment in
this year's show and that is the
lack of a carnival. Efforts were
made to secure one but those con
Heppner will have to carry on
tocted had previous bookings so
without this type of night and in
Arrangements have been com
pleted to exhibit 4-H club beef in
the arena at Saturday's show. This
is the only active livesock group
in the county this year.
Plans for the parade have not
been made available for publica
tion. It will be held Saturday fore
noon and it is understood that any
one having a float, a saddle horse,
team or any other animal or ve
hicle suitable for the parade is
urged to enter it. This applies to
people outside of the county as well
as local folks and it is hoped that
some of the riding clubs in neigh
boring counties will have sizeable
LONG DISTANCE CALL
Excitement and joy ran high at
the H. D. McCurdy home Wednes
day afernoon when Harlan Jr. call
ed them .by telephone from a rest
resort in Switzerland. He is en
joying a week's furlough and seem
ed to .be in fine health. Except for
an occasional fading out of tones
he could be heard as plainly as if
the call were a local one. The con
versation lasted three minutes and
now it seems but a pleasant dream.
Sgt. McCurdy's wife and baby are
here with his parentst, while he is
a member of the army of occupa
tion in Europe. ,
CUTS WHEAT ON HILL
A combine crew was busy all
last week working on the wheat
land just west of town which be
longs to F. S. Parker. Speculations
have been rife on the yield. Some
of the curbstone farmers predicted
Mr. Parker would not even turn
a machine in the field. Others
ventured it might go to eight bu
shels. All were wrong as the grain
made 16 bushels o the acre and is
of very fine quality. The winds did
not blow it away, the sun did not
cook it, the rains did not catch it.
Mr. Parker is pleased with the re
turns, and now everybody else can