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Wreck Results in
Death of Baby
Car Plunges Over
Death rode the highway Sunday
morning when the car driven by
Charles Fraters ran off the grade
between Ruggs and Hardman about
3 o'clock, resulting in injuries to
Thomas Franklin Hartford, six.
weeks old child, that proved fatal.
All occupants of the car, Mr. and
Mrs. Fraters and Les Brannon, suf
fered injuries and shock.
The party was returning from a
dance at Hardman when suddenly
the car left the road and plunged
over a 15-foot embankment, ap
parently rolling over lengthwise.
When the Dick McAllister car ar
rived shortly after, the men were
all out of the car but Mrs. Fraters
and the baby had to be taken out.
All were brought to town and the
baby died shortly after arriving
Brannon almost lost an ear in
the accident and Fraters suffered I
a serious cut on the leg and bruises were announced this week by Hen
about the head. Mrs. Fraters was'ry Baker, county chairman, who
bruised and shocked. specified that one week will be giv-
Funeral services were held at 2:30 en over at the county office for
o'clock p. m. Tuesday from the! farmers from each of seven com
Phelps Funeral Home chapel, with,munities to meet with their com-
rnterment in the Heppner Masonic ,
cemetery. The baby was born Dec.
26 at Yakima and had been taken
for adoption by Mr. and Mrs. Frat
ers. Final papers had not been re-
ceived prior to the accident.
Echo Farm Bureau
Institute Feb. 16-17
A community institute under the j
sponsorship ot the &cho arm tfu -
reau will be held in kcho eb. lb March 2; lone March 4 to 9; Lex
and 17, according to announce- ington March 11 to 16; Morgan,
ment early this week. Dr. Henry March 18 to 23; North Heppner,
Koe Cloud, eminent Indian educator ,
will speak about his people; b. ri.j
Young, manager ot the Oregon
Business and Tax Research, Port
land, will discuss tax matters, and
Henry Baker of Walla Walla, pres-
i . v -i t Tir 11
went or miana waterways, win, Four-H club leaders of the coun
talk Saturday afternoon on the;ty attended a training meeting in
timely uoiumoia river development .
projects. Rev. J. M. Cornelison oftinn nf M: a nnrpW Pm.
Pendleton will speak at 11 a. m.
Sunday at the Methodist church.
The meeting will start at 11:30
Saturday with the serving of a pot
luck dnner in the Oddfellows hall.
The meal will be in charge of Mrs.
Neil Robertson, Mrs. Carl Weltzin,
Mrs. Earl Cotton and Mrs. Homer
Coppinger. Both high school and
grade school bands wll play dur
ing the program. Echo stores will
close Saturday afternoon.
Invitations have been sent to all
Farm Bureau members and anyone
interested is urged to attend.
Services Meld Here
For Philip Doherty
Services were held at 10 o'clock
a. m. Tuesday at the St. Patrick's
Catholic church for Philip Doherty,
72, who passed away Feb. 9 at Pas
co after a lingering illness.' Inter
ment was in the Heppner Masonic
Mr. Doherty, a native of Ireland,
came to Morrow county in 1391,
WpIIs Snrinas where
Tip pnpacpd in sheep raising and
farmincr for many years.
Surviving are four sons, P. J.,
Ted and William Doherty of Pasco
and Philin Doherty ol Puyail
up, Wash., and one daughter, Mrs.j
Arthur Farance of Wala Walla;
three brothers, John P. Doherty,
Heppner, Engene Doherty, Alaska,
and Paul Doherty, Ireland, and
three sisters, Mrs. J. G. Doherty
and Mrs. W. T. Doherty of this
county and Mrs. Michael Creegan,
Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Crawford
and family are now comfortably
domiciled in their new home on
Baltimore street which they have
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers is in Eu
gene this week attendng an educa
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, February 14, 1946
Life of a P O W in
Jap Camp Revealed
By Lexington Youth
Three and a half years in a Jap
anese prison camp was long enough
to give Clayton Davis, Lexington
youth, a general idea of the Japs'
notion of how world conquerors
should act. Briefly, that notion was
if there is no occasion for pun
ishing a prisoner, make one. As a
result many a poor fellow was
soundly beaten for no offense
whatever, other than that he was
a prisoner and as such held nothing
but contempt for his captor.
Davis related briefly his ex
periences from the sinking of his
ship, the Pope, until the great
news of Japanese surrender re
sulted in his release. His ship and
a few others engaged a superior
Japanese force, upon which they
inflicted heavy damage and also
suffered heavily, and the Pope de
cided to make a run for it but was
bombed and abandoned. Davis was
in the water 56 hours before being
picked up by the Japs, but he said
he was lucky at that, inasmuch as
he eventually arrived safely home.
Dates for Farmer
Dates for Morrow county farmers
to make their 1946 AAA farm plans
unity committeemen, obtain prior
approval for the soil conserving and
soil .bui'ding practices to be per
formed, and sign their farm plans
for the year.
The seven ' communities to be
I signed up at the county office in
i elude all communities in the coun-
; ty with the exception of Boardman
and Irrigon. Special signup meet
ings will be held in the latter two
I communities at dates to be announ
. ced later. Sim-UD dates for the se
ven communities are: Alpine, Feb.
i8 to 23; Eight Mile Feb. 25 to
March 24 to 30; South Heppner-
Hardman, April 1 to 6
4-H Club Leaders
Met Here Saturday
nmn.r G,tPH.,v imHor tha r1,W
ergency . home demonstration agent
and county 4-H club leader.
Mrs. Mabel Mack, home manage
ment specialist from Oregon State
college, was present and gave in
structions on organizing and setting
demonstrations are judged at the
Twenty-one achievement pins
were awarded to 4-H clubbers
present. Other awards will be made
locally, Miss Gadeken announced.
WOULD EXTEND LIBRARY
SERVICE TIIRIJOUT COUNTY
With extension and improvement
of library service throughout the
county as its objective, the Hepp
ner Parent-Teacher association has
arranged a meeting at the school
house at 8 p. m. Monday, Feb. 18
for the purpose of presenting the
matter to other communities of the
Aside from the advantages to be
derived from more universal libra
ry system, the matter of financing
such a move will be discussed. If
a county Lbrary system were
adopted here it would necessitate
a county appropriation and it. is
the desire of the P-TA to ascertain
whether or not suth an appropria
tion should be made.
APPOINTED CROP ADJUSTER
lerrel JL. cenge has been ap
pointed Morrow county loss adjus
tor for the Federal Crop Insurance
corporation, it was announced to
day. Inspection of wheat crop da
mage and adjustments on insured
farms will be made by Mr. Benge
under the supervision of Willis C.
Boegli, state crop insurance direc
tor and George N. Peck, district
Mrs. Lonnie Henderson will be
hostess to the Lexington Home Ec
club at her home Tuesday, Feb.
18 at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m.
Credit Bureau Plan
Establishment of a credit bureau
in Heppner was under discussion
Monday when a group of represen
tative business men met at the of
fice of Turner & Van Marter Co.
immediately following the cham
ber of commerce luncheon.. D. S.
Grilley of the Pendleton Credit Bu-i
reau was present to answer ques
tions and explain the workings of
The matter of setting up a bu
reau was started in the chamber of
commerce about two years ago
when B. C. Pinckney was president.
A committee was appointed and the
proposal kept alive through the ef
forts of this group.
Francis Nickerson has agreed to
set up and operate the bureau,
having had considerable experience
during the time his father, the late
F. B. Nickerson, conducted a credit
and rating bureau.
Joseph N. Batty
Buried Here Sunday
Funeral services for Joseph N.
Batty were held Sunday afternoon
from the Methodist church, Rev.
Fletcher Forster officiating and the
Phelps Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements. Mr. Batty passed
away Feb. 7 at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Beulah Ogletree, in
Joseph Nelson Batty was born
Feb. 14, 1877 in Oakland, Oregon.
He was married to Fessie Vireta
Smith n October 1901 at The Dal
les. They moved to Morrow county
in 1915 where he engaged in farm
ing until 1939 when they moved to
Kimberley. The last weeks of his
life was spent in the home of his
Surviving are five,, children, Beu
lah Evelyn Ogletree, Lewis Clinton,
Kenneth Gale, Raymond Floyd and
Gilbert Marion Batty; -.two broth,
ers, Roy of Vancouver, Wash.,
Frank of Maupin, Ore.; four sis
ters Lois Van Lanam of Portland,
Amy Hennigan of Maupin, Elsie
Knowles of Dtffur, and Effie San
ford of Compton, Calif.; five grand
children and a number of nieces
Mr. and Mrs.
spending a few
Loyal Parker are
days in Portland
this week attending a meeting of
hardware dealers from over the
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lindstrom
of Morgan were Sunday guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A? Troedson
A group of young people from
the churches have been going out
alter services and singing to the
shut-ins of the community. The
movement started 10 weeks ago and
is participated in by 12 to 18 young
Troop 61 of the Boy Scouts of
America will be guests at the
morning service of the Methodist
church Sunday, Feb. 17.
Onez Parker was an incoming
pas"nger on Tuesday's stage for
a visit at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Parker.
Onez has been ill the past few
weeks and decided to come home
and rest up a bit.
Basketball Holds Spotlight
This Week-End in Heppner
Basketball will be king or
should we say king and queen
this week-end, with the Heppner
Townies entertaining the nationally
famous Chocolate Co-Eds on the
Heppner School gymnasium court.
It will be a new type of game for
the Townies as well as a new sen
sation for the fans.
Featured player of the Chocolates
is Helen "Streamline" Smith, the
atomic bomb of girl basketball..
S pnHing almost seven feet straight
toward the heavens, weighing a neat
ISO, Streamline carries everything
in her path to the basket. No girl
player has ever held Streamline to
less than 30 points in any game,
and very few men can stop this
mighty amazon of the hardwood
Betty Washington, forward, is no
pigmv either. She stands five feet
11 inches. Vi Casey, guard, goes
i Betty one better and measures six
feet. The measuring stick drops
perceptibly to reach two other
Order Placed Four
Years Ago Arrives
Here This Week
The extent to which the late war
affected transportation and manu
facturing was demonstrated in
Heppner this week when a ship
ment ordered four years ago was
delivered at the Rosewall Motor
company. When the order was
placed the reply from the distribu
tor was on an "if and when" basis.
Part of it, a new metal cabinet was
delivered at the time and the rest
rmained ,on order until the steel
company would be able to resume
manufacture of civilian goods.
The Rosewalls feel fortunate that
their order was filled before the
steel strike entered the picture.
V W Organizes
Unit in Heppner
Veterans of World War II, meet
ing in Heppner Friday evening, or
ganized a chapter of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars and elected the
Commander, Harlan McCurdy Jr.;
senior vice- com., Joe Aiken; junior
vice-corn., Ray Turner; quarter
master, Reese Burkenbine; post ad
vocate, James Farley; chaplain,
Francis Nickerson; surgeon, R. C.
Lawrence; trustees, Ted Reed, C. C.
Carmichael, Norman Griffin.
A meeting has been scheduled for
Friday, Feb. 15 in the council room
of the city building, Heppner, for
all eligible men who are interested
in such an organization.
In the near future the officers
will be installed in a meeting to
which the public will be invited.
Move Started for
A move to secure a permanent
home demonstration agent for Mor
row county was started Friday
when 24 men and women from all
sections of the county met at the
county agent's office to discuss the
Arnold Ebert explained the fi
nancial set-up and Mrs. Mabel
Mack gave a picture of what the
demonstration program would in
clude. Counties with 500 or more
farms may have a full-time agent
Mrs. Vernon Munkers of Lex
ington was named chairman of a
committee to promote the idea
throughout the county. Committee
members expressed a desire for
such a program.
SANDRA LEE KEITIILEY
Services were held at 2 o'clock
p. m. Saturday, Feb. 9 for Sandra
Lee Keithley, aged two years, two
months and 29 days, who passed
away Thursday morning, Feb. 7, at
St. Anthony's hospital in Pendleton.
Rev. Fletcher Forster conducted
the service which was, held in the
chapel of the Phelps Funeral Home.
Interment was in the Heppner Ma
sonic cemetery. Sandra Lee was
born Nov. 8, 1943, the youngest
child of Mr . and Mrs. Howard
Keithley of Heppner. She was ill
about a week and was taken to the
hospital when her condition be
members of the team. Bernice Mar
shall farward, stands all of five
feet in her nylons, when she can
get them, and' Harriet Harmon,
guard, can muster up four feet 11.
Kate Bard, forward, has no ad
vance iniormation relative to
height but she has a record of six
seconds flat for the 50-yard dash.
All of lis press bui'd un is not
throwing a scare into the Twnies,
although they realize that a profes
sional squad such as the Chocolates
is well primed on the line points
of the game and they expect to
learn many useful tricks.
Tickets are on sale at the office
of Turner & Van Marter. It is La
Verne Van Marter's suggestion that
you get your tickets early if you
expect to see this game from a
Townies lineup: Claude Drake,
Doufdas Drake, Fred Hoskins Jr.,
Don Evans Don Hatfield, Jack Pic
kens, Bill Ulrich, Bill Padberg. The
last two are home on leave.
Volume 62, N umber 4Y
Town to Welcome I
Folk With Dinner
Elks Hall to Be
Scene of Grand
Party on March 2
Plans have been completed for an
all-county banquet honoring men
and women of the armed forces who
have returned to civilian life and
any others who may be home at
that time but still in the service.
The affair will be held in the Elks
hall the evening of March 2 and is
being participated in by the frater
nal orders, societies, churches and
American Legion. It has been term
ed a "Welcome Home Banquet."
The dinner is the outgrowth of an
idea originating wth the American
Legion and later presented to the
Heppner chamber of commerce.
The idea crystallized into action
when Rev. Fletcher Forster was ap
pointed to represent the Legion in
getting a committee together to
form definite plans. Ths was ac
complished three weeks ago and
the first meeting was held Jan. 30
Due to numerous meetings that
night several committee members
were unable to attend but plans
were discussed which helped formu
late the final program adopted in a
meeting Feb. 7 . Working groups
have been chosen and they have
gone to work in earnest.
Mr. Forster was selected perma
nent chairman of the organization,
with Mrs. Carl McDaniel as secre
tary. The chairman has named the
following committees and chairmen
who will name their co-workers.
Menu Mrs. R. A. Thompson,
chairman; Mrs. J. F. Lucas, Mrs.
Ellis Carlson, Mrs. Agnes Cunan,
Harvey White. Mrs. Kenneth Blake
and Mrs. Frank Connor.
Soliciting V, R. Runnion, chair
man; Mrs. O. G. Haguewood, Mrs.
Cyrene Barratt, Mrs. Victor Riet
mann, Mrs. James Hams ,Mrs. Ha
ter Becket, Mrs. Harry Dinges.
Ely, Mrs. V. L. Carlson, Mrs. Wal-
Table Mrs. C. P. Brown, chair
Program Mayor J
Master of Ceremonits Judge
Organization Fletcher Forster,
chairman; Mrs. J. W. Hiatt, Mrs. R.
A. Thompson, G. A. Corwin, Mrs.
J O Hager, Mrs Carl McDaniel,
Mrs. D. E. Hudson, A. W. Jones, K.
A. House, Conley Lanham, J. J.
While the party is considered an
all-county affair that is hardly the
way to put it. It is understood that
Boardman and Irrigon, because of
their wide separation from Hepp
ner, geographically speaking, will
banquet the service folk in their
respective communities, signfying
their intention of having their ban
quets on March 2.
If you ave no idea what the sol
iciting committee is for you will
not have to wait long to learn. Bob
Runnion and his group are working
and you will not be overlooked. It
v, ill require a lot of food to handle
between SCO and 400 people.
For Shop Addition
Work of removing the buildings
at the rear oi their garage was
slnrtcd early this week by the
Rosewall Motor company in pre
paration for construction of a ma
chine shop when materials are
available. Present work is confined
to the house back of the former
Heppner Herald, the latter build
ing being used as a storage space
When Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Rosewall purchased the garago
property two years ago they stat
ed they had plans for enlarging the
plant and eventually acquiring the
vacant lots to the east extending to
Chase street. When the new shop
is completed they will have ample
space to take care of expanding
business as well as increased dis