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Red Hat Battalion
Ready to Take to
In Mule Deer of
With a world war out of the way,
attention is now focused on the
peace-time occupation of waging
war on denizens of the torest,
namely venison, mowitch, or deer.
Each man. woman, bov or eirl who
has ammunition is looking forward
to a trek into the mountains to try
his skill in dropping one of the
fleet-footed animals that at this
stage of the game mean consider
able savings in red points if you
get your points.
Cars with trailers are making
their way into the mountains south
of Heppner. Red-hatted drivers in
dicate that these outfits are not
shipyard workers returning home.
Local hunters likewise are on the
alert to be on hand at the crack of
dawn Saturday morning and not
let the "city fellers" get the edge
on them. Garages are busy getting
hunting cars conditioned to stand
the added strain of mountain
climbing; clothing stores are comb
ing limited stocks to provide suit
able wearing apparel, and food
stores are coming in for their share
of the provisions.
Effective today, Sept. 27, all fire
restrictions have been removed and
fire permits are not needed for the
hunting season. This ruling applies
to the national forest and the local
ranger's office has no information
relative to state forest areas. This
order combined with favorable
weather conditions, there having
been snow on the uplands a few
days ago, points the way to a sue-
fill hiinlincr spason.
The U.S. C. S. of the Methodist
church will hold the regular month
ly meeting at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday
at the home of Mrs.W. T. Camp
Form Unit' Here of
Council of Oregon
Republican women" of Heppner
met at the Lucas Place Wednes
day and organized a unit of the
men. They were assisted in the
Council of Oregon Republican Wo
work by Mrs. George T. Gerlinger,
president, and Miss Harriet E. Mun
roe, recording secretary of the state
group, with Mrs. John Y. Richard
son injecting enthusiasm into the
meeting with a pep talk.
Mrs. Gerlinger outlined the object
and purposes of the state organiza
tion which in brief is stated in Ar
ticle II of the constitution and by
laws: "This club is founded to ad
vance the best interests of this state
and the nation through the agency
of the Republican party; to uphold
the two party system, which is the
basis of representative government
tmder the Constitution and to study
the history and present practices of
Officers chosen for the local
group to serve until the annual
election in November, were Mrs.
Sara McNamer, chairman Mrs. O.
G. Crawford, vice-chairman, Marie
Barlow, secretary and Mrs. Frances
Mitchell. Trustees: Mrs. Grace
Nickerson, Mrs. W. O. Dix, Mrs. J.
F. Lucas, Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, Miss
Florence Bergstrom. Mrs. McNa
mer could not accept the chairman
ship and Mrs. Crawford will serve
in that capacity.
LEXINGTON MAN ABOARD
When the US3 Colorado steamed
into Tokyo bay to support the oc
cupation of Japan, at least one
Morrow county man was aboard the
mighty battleship.'Melvin L. Brady,
22, seaman first classs, USNR, of
The Colorado had been near To
kyo before sailing with American
and British warships into Sagami
bay, 18 miles from the capital, to
support first landings of airborne
troops at Atsugi airfield. She helped
at Tarawa, the Philippines, Oki
nawa and in other lesser operations
for four years.
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September 27, 1 945
MRS ESPY APPRISED OF
Official word of her husband's
death was received earlier this
week by Mrs. C. J. Esov. Jr.. who
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pine Islands. Lt. Com. Cecil J. Espy, EfL L ,"w Vv1?
Jr. died in February 1945 in a mil-jJLr nl .NatlnalT War Chest,
itarv nrison mm i .lanan It J a,nn.oun Blame E. Isom, county
age of 33 years.
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Bombed out of the U. S. navy air
station at Cavite in 1942, Lt. Com.
Espy was moved to Bataan and es
wTn the Japsced Bata nd
after the Philippines surrendered
he was interned at military camp
No. 1, Cabanatuan. In October 1944
caped from there to Corregidor
he was taken to Bilibid prison in
Manila. Drafted for slave labor in
Japan, he survived the torpedo
ing of a Japanese prison ship but
was recaptured and it is felt he
could not withstand the punishment
administered by the brutal captors.
Free Chest X-Ray
Operation of the chest x-ray ser
vice sponsored by the Oregon Tu
berculosis association was discuss
ed by Miss Margaret Gillis, county
public health nurse, at the Monday
luncheon of the chamber of com
merce. Her talk was timely inas
much as the .service will be made
available to the adult population
of Morrow county this week-end.
Miss Gillis discussed the desira
bility of having every adult x
rayed at this time and expressed
the hope that at least a majority
of people will take advantage of
the free service. Apparently heal
thy people sometimes are found to
harbor tuberculosis and the x-ray
will bring the disease to light. There
may be other diseases affecting the
lungs which need medical atten
tion and these will also be recorded.
The unit will come to Heppner
Saturday and will be in operation
from 2 to 5 p. m. There will be two
periods Monday, 10 to 12 a. m. and
1 to 4 p. m. It requires but one-half
minute to take a picture. The unit
provides private dressing rooms fori
all, and capes for the women. Re-j
suits of the x-ray are mailed to the,
person x-rayed. The public is urged I
to take advantage of this service ev
en if no appointment has been
made. The Gillander building has
been acquired for the two days.
Recent figures from the state
board of health show that a sur
vey from Jan. 1 to May 1 disclosed
193 cases of tutberculosis in the
state. Of these 112 were males and
81 females. Of the 112 males 77 were
within the age bracket of 30-59,
while the female age bracket was
Heppner's teachers were given a
royal welcome Wednesday evening
when the PTA entertained for them
in the Methodist church. Mrs. James
Valentine, program chairman, pre
sented a short but varied program
with Kenneth House as the genial
master of ceremonies. The program
consisted of a duet, Brahm's Hun
garian Rhapsody No. 6, by Mrs. J.
O. Turner and Marylou Ferguson;
an original skit, "The Triangle" by
Mr. and Mrs. O. Wendell Herbison;
Mayliss Johnson entertained with
two waltz numbers on her accordi
on; and Mrs. C. C. Dunham sang
a group of songs, A "Brown Bird
Singing" by Hayden Wood and
"The Lilac Tree" by Gartlan. At the
conclusion of the program Mr.
House introduced Harold Becket,
president of the local PTA who in
turn presented the teachers.
The remainder of the evening j
was spent in visiting with the old
teachers and becoming acquainted'
with the new , teachers. Refresh-
ments were served at the attrac-!
tively appointed table.
ARMY DUTY ENDS
Cpl Arthur L. Patterson, son of
George T. Patterson of Heppner,
has been given an honorable dis
charge from the army after 55
months of service that included . 31
months of duty in the southwest
Pacific area. He served as a driver
and electrician with the 13th Air
Force and wears the Asiatic Paci
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paign will start Monday, Oct. 1 and
continue through Oct. 31.
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Some changes have been effected
in the list of beneficiaries, with
l6 COUnTtv s cancer funddded.
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enJ" several districts in the
Rodgers, Heppner residential dis
trict'; Frank Turner, Heppner busi
ness district; O. W. Cutsforth, Lex
ington assisted by Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Hunt; V. L. Carlson, assisted
by Mrs. Charles Carlson, lone;
Mrs. Elmer Griffith, Morgan; Mrs.
John Krebs, Cecil; Mrs. Ben An
derson, Eightmile; Mrs. Cleve Van
schoiack, Sanford canyon; Mrs.
Harry Sherman, upper Willow
creek; Mrs. Sam Turner, Sand
Hollow; Mrs. W. E. Hughes, Little
Butter creek. A Boardman-Irrigon
chairman remains to be selected.
Contributions will be received at
the First National bank from per
sons unable to contact .their local
chairman Isom stated.
Farmer Group to
Meet Monday P. M. "
A meeting of the Morrow County
Farm bureau will be called at 8
p. m. Monday, Oct 1, at the Lex
ington Grange hall. This might also
be called the annual meeting as
election of officers and appointment
of committees will be part of the
order of business.
O. W. Cutsforth will discuss the
new dextrose' factory at The Dalles
and "Henry Baker will impaart lat
est developments on the REA pro
ject. Refreshments will be served and
Secretary Oscar Peterson urges a
full membership attendance as this
is an important meeting.
Chorol Club OpCDlS
SeaSOn With Dinner
Twenty-one ladies were present
at the opening supper party of the
Heppner Women's Choral club
Monday evening at the home of
Mrs. Orville Smith. A very pleas
ant evening was spent after din
ner was served. The president, Mrs.
Smith, called a short business ses
sion at which time two new officers
were elected and the new members
welcomed into the group. The new
music was handed out and sketch
ily sung and the group dismissed.
Seceral ladies were unable to be
present due to illness in many in
stances and it is hoped they will
soon be able to be in regular at
tendance. Rehearsals are set for
7:15 o'clock Monday evenings at
the home of the director, Mrs. O.
HOSPITALIZED IN PORTLAND
Communication from Mrs. Frank
Riggs of Eugene informs the Ga
zette Times that her mother, Mrs.
M. D. Clark of Heppner, is hospi
talized in Portland with a broken
ankle. Mr. and Mrs. .Clark were en
route to Eugene to visit in the
Riggs home and had accompanied
Roy Quackenbush to Portland
where Mr. and Mrs. Riggs met
them. The group decided to take a
walk before going on to Eugene and
Mrs. Clark fell off a step onto tile
lloor, breaking her leg above the
ankle and around the ankle bone.
She is in the Good Samaritan hos
pital and her doctor says she will
be on crutches in about 10 days.
OUT OF NAVY
Pharmacist Mathew J. Kenny of
Heppner was discharged from the
navy ept. 22, having enough
points to return him to civilian
life acording to notification from
the office of public relations.
HERE FOR VISIT
Here for a few days are Mr. and
Mrs. Gerald Haddox of Portland.
Mr. Haddox has received his dis
charge from the army, having spent
about twto years in the Europeaan
theater of operations. Mrs. Haddox
the former Neva Bleakman, spent
several months in Los Angeles pri
or to her husband's return.
Two Morrow County Men
Among Prisoners Released
From Jap Torture Camps
Paul Brown, Heppner and Clayton Davis,
Lexington, Safe, Says War Department
For Men Who Gave
By MRS CHRIS P. BROWN
Pres. American Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion will spon
sor another nationwide "Gifts for
Yanks Who Gave" campaign for
next Christmas. The public again
will be asked to contribute pack
ages for hospitalized service men
This program will be launched
in every community in the United
States on Oct. 1, under the leader
ship of the 12,509 posts of the Amer
ican Legion and the 9,712 units of
its auxiliary. The 1945 campaign
will be greater than last year when
the Legion and its auxiliary dis
tributed 1,179,350 packages. This
year, because of improved ship
ping conditions, we are planning to
extend distribution of these Christ
mas gifts to all American hospitals
The program will again be publi
cized on radio networks through
newspaper columns, and with the
cooperation of local merchants and
"For most of us civilians the war
ended with V-E and V-J days,"
but we must never forget that for
hundreds of thousands of our gal
lant fighting men who are in hos
pitals throughout this land of ours,
their sacrifice and suflering have
not ended. Through our program,
the American Legion and its aux
iliaries, extend an opportunity to
all the people of America to show
their gratitude to these brave men
by helping to make their 1945
Christmas holidays brighter ' and
Remember the sacrifices of these
men kept the spirit of Christmas
alive for all of us.
Pomona to Meet at
S3 card mem Oct. 6
Morrow county Pomona will
meet Oct. 6 with the Greenfield
grange at Boardman as host.
A timely program is being ar
ranged by the lecturer and one of
the features will .be a talk by El
mer McClure, state grange official.
His subject will deal with the pro
duction of dextrose from wheat.
McClure was instrumental in get
ting the Northwest Products com
tablishing a plant in Oregon and
pany of Wenatchee interested in es
has given considerable time and
study to the subject.
The afternoon program will be
open to the public.
CORA SHIPLEY KNOTTS
BURIED AT PENDLETON
Funeral services were held at 2
o'clock p. m. Wednesday at Pen
dleton for Cora Shipley Knolls who
died Sunday at the hospital in
Hood River where the family has
resided the pa.st two years.
Mrs. Knotts, who was a native of
Heppner, is survived by her hus
band, one daughter, Mrs. G. W.
Lundeen, and three sisters, Mrs. J.
H. Ferguson, Los Angeles, Mrs. W.
H. Cowins and Mrs. Dick Wells,
HOME TO STAY
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wells returned
to Heppner over the week-end
from California where Tom has
been stationed since returning to
the States. He has received his dis
charge from the Seabees and is
home to stay. Asked if he will re
sume his official duties as county
assessor he replied that he is go
ing to do some hunting first.
Volume 62, Number 27
The big news of the week insofar
as Morrow county is concerned was
information received from the war
department by two families that
their prisoner of war sons are alive
and safe in the hands of United
States forces. Mr. and Mrs. C. P.
Brown learned that their son Paul
had been released from the Japan
ese prison of Fuoka on the island
of Kyushu, restored to military ser
vice and that he will be returned
to the United States soon. Clark
Davis of Pendleton received word
Tuesday afternoon that his son Flc
Clayton Davis is alive and is in
News about Paul Brown was re
ceived about 5 p. m. Wednesday.
When Agent Floyd Tolleson called
the Brown residence, Mrs. Brown,
on her way to the telephone,
thought to herself, "This is it," not
fully convinced that it would be
good or bad if it were about Paul.
She and her husband never gave in
to the thought that their boy might
not be coming home despite the
many discouraging factors of not
hearing from him or being able to
get word about him. Thus it was
that they felt their faith fully jus
tified when the good news came.
Paul enlisted April 14 1941 at
Pendleton, volunteering for foreign
service. He sailed from San Fran
cisco June 6 of that year and ar
rived at Manila late in July. At
the time the Japs struck at Manila
he was engaged in clerical work as
well as taking his military train
ing. His last letter to his parents
was carried by . General McArthur
when he left for Australia and the
young soldier advised them of the
desperate plight of the U. S. forces
but assured them he would be all
right. He was interned in Cabana
tuan camp 1 prior to being removed
to the Japanese islands.
Paul graduated from Heppner high
school with the class of 1937 and
attended Oregon Slate college two
years prior to his enlistment.
News relative to Clayton Davis
was relayed to Mrs. Nettie Davis
and son James at Lexington, grand
mother and uncle,' respectively.
They had no word as to when Clay
ton will be home but hope and ex
pect that it will be soon. Clayton
was on the destroyer Pope which
went down under Japanese attack
in March 1942. Captured by the Ja
panese, he was reported missing in
action but no report came that he
had been lost in action and the fa
mily held to the thought that he
was a prisoner of 4war.
Clayton graduated from Lexing
ton high school with the class of
DON'T FORGET DATES FOR
Do not forget the dates for mail
ing Christmas packages overseas
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Tin cans for
sending Christmas goodies are still
available at the county agent's of
fice. The cans protect nut meats,
cookies, hard candies and fruit
cukes from damagae by heat, mois
ture and vermin, and furnish the
best assurance for food arriving in
good condition. The cans are filled
and brought back to the county
agent's ofiice for sealing and lab
eling. The only charge for this ser
vice is the initial cost of the can.
TO WINTER IN SOUTHLAND
The Frank Fraters family of Eight
Mile left Monday evening for Ber
keley, Calif., where they will spend
the winter. They expect to build a
new house on their ranch when
they return having given up the
task for the present due to scarcity
of materials. They drove to Kim
berly Monday evening to visit
friends, resuming the journey Tuesday.