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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, March 7, 1946
Volume 62, Number 5(P
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Group to Work
As Unit in Matters
Of County Interest
Believing that in unity there is
strength, school directors and clerks
of the county Wednesday afternoon
formed a county organization of
school boards in a meeting held
in the court room at the county
courthouse. The meeting was ar
ranged by County Supt. Mrs. Lucy
Rodgers who has been working for
some time to get such a move un
derway. Directors and clerks were asked
to bring in their problems for open
discussion and this they did.
B. C. Forsythe, superintendent of
the lone schools discussed mainte
nance of plant. He stated that pu
pils, parents and school adminis
trators all are responsible for the
care of school property. It requires
cooperation of all to keep the plant
in good running condition and that
he plans a holiday soon when the
pupils and community will be in
vited to come and help clean up the
buildings and grounds.
Oscar Peterson spoke on school
transportation, which he declared
is a matter for each district to
handle in its own way as each has
own peculiar problems.
Lester Wilcox of the state depart
ment of -education presented his
views on school laws enacted by
the 1945 slate legislature. He placed
special emphasis ion House Bill 80,
better known as the French bill
designed to equalize school taxes
throughout the county to make it
possible for the' weaker districts to
enjoy more of the facilities found in
the stronger districts. He also noted
the trend toward consolidation of
schools all over the state. Prepa
ration of budgets was another topic
treated by Mr. Wilcox and he join'
ed in the discussion by Supt.
George Corwin of the Heppner
schools who spoke on the adminis
trator's point of view in relation to
hiring of teachers and scale of
wages. A. C. Houghton of Irrigon
discussed the same subject from
the school board's point of view.
Plans were laid to perfect a per
manent organization and the group
will meet in April for that purpose.
Harold Becket was named tempo
rary president and Oscar Peterson
Funeral Rites Held
For Edward J. Keller
Funeral rites were held for Ed
ward J. Keller, 73, Saturday, Feb.
23 at Jennings La. Mr. Keller
passed away Feb. 20 after an ill
ness extending over the past year,
during which time he suffered sev
eral strokes. He died at the resi
dence of his son, Dr. J. A. Keller,
with whom he made his home.
Born in Marine, 111., Mr. Keller
spent his life in the north until two
years ago when he left his home in
Wisconsin to live with his son in
Louisiana. He spent several years
in Morrow county and had many
friends here who will regret to
learn of his passing. Besides the wi
dow, he is survived by three sons,
Dr, J. A. Keller, Jennings, La.; Dr.
E. M. Keller, Beaver Dam, Wis., and
Frank Keller of Muskegon, Mich.
NOTICE TO CHORUS MEMBERS
Next Monday evening, March 11
each member of the Womens chor
us is urged to be present at rehear
sal and an important business meet
ing following. If unable to attend
please notify the director.
Seeks Second Term
Ready to Move to
New Lockers Now
In Use at lone's
Pending completion of some of
the store furniture and its instal
lation, things are about in readi
ness to move the A. C. Swanson
grocery from its present location in
lone to the Bert Mason corner
which Mr. Swanson bought last
June. Things have progressed far
enough that the proprietor has
planned a house warming at the
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Robert S. Farrell Jr., secretary of jnew 11115 eT
Hi wiiiuii lime viaiujia wui uc
shown through the new storage
plant and given an opportunity to
see what the new market service
state, today announced he would be
a candidate in the May primaries
for re-election to that office. Serv-
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er of the he ise cf representatives, , ,
j ill tr over the counters and other equip-
, r . . , . . i i ment Tvill be moved to the rear of
eon s three principle officials. Far- . , , , .
. . . . . I the room and an orchestra will
a. naive c uregun ne m,, , efit 0f those wn0 delight in tripping
guns pruuiciiis aim i.c ui UaUf fnt,
Paddy Wagon Good
Petty Crime Brake
A combination county.city "paddy-wagon"
would be a good way to
put a brake on petty crimes, in the
opinion of Sheriff Clarence Bau
man who once more is in harness
after helping , settle the little dif
ference between " Uncle Sam and
"If some of the boys who get a
little out of line now and then were
aware that their actions would lead
to a ride in the 'wagon ' they ,
might not get too hilarious. Be
sides, it's no easy job to carry a
drunk up the hill to the county
jail. Neither is it practical to get
the old city truck out and load it
up with inebriated cargo. I think
it would be a good investment for
the county and city to buy a nice j
little black ranel truck that could
be used as a patrol wagon on Sat
urday nights and other occasions
that call for extra policing."
Anyone who has not had the
privilege of hauling a drunk in his
car and cleaning the car up after
wards will not readily see the
sheriffs way but all he asks is
The new market will be one of
the county's finest and will pro
vide shopping facilities for the
people of lone and vicinity on a par
with larger centers.
Construction of the cold storage
plant was in charge of W. B. Ken
nedy, Corvallis contractor who has
been employed regularly in Mor
row county the past two years and
! who superintended the building of
the dry kiln at the Heppner Lum
ber company plant. Kennedy . had
the following to say about the new
"The locker room and cooler are
no doubt without a peer in eastern
Oregon. Four hundred sixteen lock
ers have been built. The locker
room as well as the meat cooling
rcom is insulated with eight inches
oi firtex between the old and new
concrete floors. Both ends, sides
and ceilings have eight to 12 inches
Continued on Fage Five
Half Hour Service
At Star Theater
A union service observing the
World Day of Prayer will be held
at the Star Theater from 12:30 to 1
o'clock p. m. Friday. Business
houses are urged to close for this
one-half hour service.
O. Wendell Herbison, pastor of
Hejppner Church of Christ, will
preside at the meeting for which
the following program has been
Prelude, "O Rest in- the Lord,
wait patiently for Him," Mrs. Flet
Hymn, "Sweet Hour of Prayer."
Prayers led by Archdeacon Ne
Hymn, "Lord for Tomorrow and
Scripture, O. Wendell Herbison.
Hymn "How Gentle God's Com
Meditation, Rev. Forster. .
Postlude, "The Heavens Declare
His Glory," Mrs. Forster.
Fire in Upstairs of
Bank Building Does
More Than 300
Served at- Banquet
No small amount of excitement
was created Tuesday evening
about six o'clock when the fire de
partment was called out to sup
press a fire in the First National
bank building. It took the depart
ment some little time to bring the
blaze under control but not until
considerable damage had been
Of undetermined origin, the fire
started in the room formerly occu
pied by Dr. Dwight Miller as his
operating room. It was burning it
self free of the room in several di
rections when water from the truck
pump was applied. Doors leading in
to the room were badly damaged,
as was the window in the north
wall. A cupboard left by Dr. Mil
ler was destroyed and walls ceil
ings and floor will need repairing.
Workmen had just finished re
decorating the room prior to it be
ing taken by the Rural Electrifi
cation Administration as an office
Practically the entire upper floor
suffered smoke damage and will
have to be redecorated.
Success was written all over,
f.hrough and around the "Welcome
Home" banquet served to more
llian 30A TVTnrrmxr nnnv nanr1o
that the skeptical try it once and1 hl . p . f. m . .
he's sure they will favor the wagon. . nn1v j:BnTmn:nWt
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Mrs. Frank Connor has been ill
for several days and pneumonia
fas feared for a time. With rest and
care she will be able to avert that program for the social hour.
While on the subject it comes to
mind that Washington state high
way patrolmen ride their beats in
panel body trucks. The rigs are
light but efficient.
With New Aeronca
Jack Forsythe, manager of Lex
ington airport, returned Wednes
day from Portland in a new Aer
onca training plane which will be
put into service at once at the port.
The new plane is a three-place job,
pilot and two passengers, and will
be used for both training and pas
Ray Massey accompanied For
sythe to Portland and flew .tht old
plane back. Massey has. over 100
hours solo flying to his credit, re
ceiving his training at Pendleton in
the early part of the war.
SHRINE MEETING SATURDAY
A joint meeting of the Morrow
County Shrine club and the Shrine
auxiliary will be held at 8 o'clock
Saturday evening following sepa
rate meetings earlier in the eve
ning. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Ball and
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Blake will
have charge of the refreshments
and Mrs. Floyd Worden and Mrs.
Frank Wilkinson are arranging the
Taylor Choice of
Farm Bureau for
expressed was that more of the
veterans were not there, and this
is not to say that the veterans did
not turn out, for they did. More of
them would have made just that
much more of a party of it and
brought greater joy to those re
sponsible for staging the affair.
There was plenty of good food
which was served by a corps of
high school girls under the direc
tion of Mrs. Ellis -Carlson, home ec
onomics teacher at the Heppner
school. And there1' was a splendid
program to round out an evening
proclaimed by many of the veterans
as a highlight in their lives.
The veterans entered into the
spirit of the occasion by. joining
lustily in the group singing. Each
of the three veteran speakers left
something with their hearers to
ponder over, and from all appear
ances vets and civilians alike did
ample justice to the food. Judge
Bert Johnson was on his toes as
emcee, injecting wit and humor in
to 'his introductions and at times
assuming a serious attitude. Fran
cis Nickerson, Clarence Bauman
Jiggs Fisk and Father Francis Mc-
Cormack were the speakers, Mrs.
Clyde Dunham soloist, Mrs. O. G.
Crawford song leader, Mrs. J. O.
Turner accompanist. Rev. Fletcher
Forster offered prayer at the close
of the program.
Robert Taylor of Helix is the
choice of the Morrow County Farm
Bureau for Oregon director on the
Northwest farm bureau counci
That was the sentiment put in a
motion and passed at the meeting
of the local group at the Rhea
Creek grange hall Monday evening,
Taylor, recently resigned state
AAA director, is looked upon by
the bureau as the strongest man
for the position. He was present at
the meeting Monday evening, not
as a candidate for the job but to
discuss the subject, "Wheat and
the Farm Bureau."
Red Cross Drive
To Be Launched
Designed to Raise
Fund of $3,000
Monday, March 11 is the date
selected by the Morrow county
chapter of the American Red Cross
to launch the annual membership
campaign. The drive started that
day will continue throughout the
month in an effort to meet the
county's share of the national $100,
000,000 Red Cross fund, $2,000.
The 1946 campaign theme is "War
is never over for the Red Cross."
The battle goes on for our men in
uniform who are destined to re
main overseas indefinitely; for the
men in hospitals in this country
and overseas, .and for the veterans
through the home service.
"This organization still has a big
job ahead giving emergency assis
tance to the war's victims through
the sister Red Cross societies and
other welfare agencies as long as
needed," Chairman Jack O'Connor
Business establishments and
plants in Heppner are being con
tacted this week and no employes
will be solicited on the job. They
will, however, be contacted at
their places of residence by the
Solcitor chairmen for the several
districts in the county have been
named and include the following:
Rhea Creek (upper and lower) E.
E. Rugg, assistant, Mrs. Ray Wright;
Eight Mile, Mrs. Ben Anderson, as
sstant, Mrs. Clive Huston; Heppner
Hill, Mrs. C. N. Jones, assistant O.
G. Hague wood; Willow creek, Mrs.
Ralph Thompson; Balm Fork, Mrs.
Hugh Smith; Hinton Creek," Mrs.
Don Greenup; Gooseberry,
Leonard Carlson, assistant
Algott Lundell; Lexington,
Vernon Munkers, assistant,
Kenneth Marshall; lone, Mrs. Roy
Lindstrom, assistant Mrs. Gar
Swanson, Mrs. Charles Carlson;
Cecil, Mrs. Herbert Hynd; Morgan,
Mrs. Ed Buschke, assistant Mrs.
Martin Bauernfeind; Lena, Mrs.
Edwin Hughes; Pine City, Mrs.
Marion Finch; Alpine, Mrs. W. J.
Doherly; Sand Hollow, Mrs. James
Valentine; Irrigon, Mrs. A. C.
Houghton; Boardman, Mrs. Clyde
Tannehill; Ilurdman, Mrs. J. E.
Hams, and Reed's Mill, Mrs. Fred
Grain Moving Out
On Heppner Branch
Pressing demand for milling
wheat has caused a pickup in,
branch line freight traffic and ex
tra trains are being run to keep
the precious grain rolling toward
terminal docks. An extra is plying
the Heppner and Condon branches,
alternating the schedule of the reg
Tere has been a pickup in lum-
e rarm Bureau. , v. i.
Taylor gave an over all picture of ?
the wheat situation from 1932 un
til 1942. This covered a decade;
wherein the wheatraiser experienc
ed poor crops, low prices and much
legislation. Then in the early '40's
came a turn in the tide. Moisture
was more plentiful and prices be
gan moving upward. Measures
sought and obtained by the farmers
in the dark days have been retain
ed to a large extent and the farm
er's chief concern as in the past is
with the weather.
The speaker stated that the 1945
export of wheat was 380,000,000 bu
shels and the carryover has fallen
to the long-time low of 175,000,000
Matters of local interest were
discussed, after which there was a
social hour with refreshments.
Floyd Tolleson, who states that a
fleet of trucks has resumed hauling
from Reed's mill.
There has been a pickup in lum
the car situation and advantage is
being taken of this condition to
clear branch elevators and ware
houses so they may be readied for
the 1946 crop.
MCPIIA TO MEET
A meeitng of the Morrow Coun
ty Public Health association has
been called for 8 o'clock Monday
evening, March 11 in the city hall.
Mrs. Claude Graham, president,
states that the annual business
meeting and banquet will be the
principal subject for consideration
and urges a good turnout of