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Heppner Gazette Times
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September 12, 1946
Volume 63, Number 25
Start With Only 4
Heppner Hi Shows
Grade School Less
. Schools in Morrow county are iu
fun swing with only four vacan
cies left in tho mnntv Mra luxu
Rodgcrs county superintendent,
A total Of 127 fitlirlpnta nr- on
rolled in the Heppner high school
this vcar. conioarwi with 1111 l-.i
year and 209 pupils are enrolled in
ine ileppner grades, compared with
273 last year. Enrollment in the
high school broken down by grades
shows 42 frcshmm, 29 sophomores,
W juniors and 26 seniors, George
Corwin, superintendent, reported.
The first football nrnr!ii nf tha
season was held Wednesday with
w men turning out.
County teachers not listed last
Week Who will tpaeh thio w o
Frances Ely, high school teacher
ana Mrs. Margaret Cason, primary
CAFE CLOSING FRIDAY
Harvey White announces that
the Heppner Cafe will not open its
doois rriday morning. That is the
day tile cafe remains closed to per
mit the proprietor and all the help
to take in the Pendleton Hound
Up. Guests of Dr. and Mrs. A. D.
McMurdo recently were Mrs. Lynn
Smith of Los Angeles and their
niece, Miss Marjorie Sims of Cor
valhs. On Monday Dr. and Mrs.
McMurdo drove Robert M. Mc
Murdo and Miss Sims to Pendleton
where she will visit her sisters,
Mrs. David Baum and Miss Flor
ence Sims. Robert McMurdo took
tile plane for San Francisco where
he will visit his brothers before
returning to his home in Virginia.
VARIOUS INJURIES RECEIVED
L ACCIDENTS OF WEEK
Danny Brosnan, small son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry Brosnan of Lena,
had six stitches taken on the back
of his head alter cutting it severely
when he fell from a car on the
Jack Grillin Jr. nearly severed
his nose when he ran into a tree
with his jeep last week to avoid
hitting a parked truck on a moun
tain road. Griflm was thrown
against tlie windshield at the im
pact. Several stitches were requir
ed to sew up the cut.
Max Buschke had his thumb cut
off hy a saw while working at1 the
Heppner Lumber company mill
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar George are
the parents of a 10 pound son, Da
vid Daniel, born Sept. 8 in Port
land. Major anj Mrs. Clayton Shaw
(Harriet Hagur) are the parents of
a son, weighing a little over four
pounds, bum 'luesday, Sept. 10 at
Ft. Sill, Okla. The baby is in an
incubator and Mrs. Shaw is in an
oxygen tent in critical condition,
according to word received here.
Mrs. Shaw's mother, Mrs. J. O.
Hagur, is at Ft. Sill. '
Pfc Elroy Martin arrived home
Friday on terminal leave. He will
report to Ft. Lewis for discharge
on Oct. 23.
Mrs. May Hartman has returned
to her home in Los Angeles after
spending the summer with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Mr- and Mrs. Vernon Warner of
Portland came up Friday to spend
the week-end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Warner.
Charles Breshears was honored
with a birthday dinner Friday,
Sept, 6, the occasion being his 75th
HOOKWORM (1 111 HOLDS
ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
Members of the Bookworm club
enjoyed their annual fall no-hostess
dinner Tuesday night at the
Lucas Place. New officers elected
during a short business meeting
are Mrs. Lena Smith, president;
Mrs. Florence Green, vice presi
dent; and Mrs. Frances Mitchell,
secretary. Other members present
included Miss Lulu Huger, Mrs.
Rachel Dick, Mrs. Lucy Ilodgcrs,
Mrs. Sara McNnmcr, Mrs. James
Thomson Jr., Miss Lela Humph
reys and M is. J. O. Turner,
The Kinzua Pine Mills company
is experimenting with a new type
ford on creek crossings. The new
logging road down Wilson creek
is so located that it makes two
crossings of the creek. To avoid
the expense of two bridges the
company has constructed two fords
The fords consist of a two-foot fill
over the top of a small culvert. The
fill is paved with a new road oil
known as bitumul. The bitumul is
mixed in a cement mixer with era
vcl and water and placed on the
fill at a depth of five inches. Both
the front and back slopes of the
fill are paved as well as the top
It is planned that the culvert will
handle the summer flow of the
creek, and during the spring flow
the water will go over the top of
the fill. If the experiment is sue
cessful it will revolutionize present
forest road standards on creek
crossings. On all summer roads
the fords will replace the more
Glenn Mitchell, who is head of
the Wildlife "division of the Forest
Service in Oregon and Washing
ton, and Charles Waldron, Uma
tilla forest game management tech
nician, spent two days on the
Heppner district inspecting winter
gume ranges. Both men were great
ly concerned about the depleted
condition of tlie winter range ar
eas in the north fork of the John
Day region. A severe winter would
certainly result in large starvation
loss of deer.
ine recent rains have started the
giass growing in the mountains
and it should have a fairly good
growth by the opening date of deer
About one inch of rain fell in
die lust rainv season, according to
records from the different weather
stations over the disrict.
A fire has been reported from
Wheeler Point this week and Louis
Gilliam took action on it. It was in
the vicinity of Kahler Basin and
about tliree acres in size.
Mrf. Berrv the communications
man for Umatilla, Whitman and
Wallowa forests, is on the district
looking over the communications
During the month of August,
Carl McDaniel took 70 coyotes from
Morrow county. This is more than
an average catch, according to re
cords for seasons past.
J. V. Cowdrey Buried
Here Tuesday P. M.
Services lor Joseph Virgil ow-
held from the
Philps Funeral Home chapel at 2
'!.. ..I. n m TiibciIuV UilH .ToP
o eiuvie K- ,
Jewett, pastor ' of the Heppner
Church of unrisi, oiiiciaung. in
terment was in the Heppner Masonic-cemetery.
Mr. Cowdrey pass
ed away Friday, Sept. 6, at the
home of his son Lyle in Vancouver,
Mr. Cowdrey was born in Linn
mhi n, in 1HH3 and came to
Morrow county in 1900. He mar
led Bessie Owen of Hardman in
)!- H L'.ie a rfmirlpnt of HeDD-
ner about 25 years and had spent
the past year at Vancouver wiui
us son. He worked in a shipyard
luring the war.
C. ....I, rir.. QfA illf CTtTlQ T.vlp
nA rv.nnU hnth of Vancouver.
and a brother, Jacob Cowdrey, of
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friend?
for their expressions of sympathy
in our bereavement and for the
floral tributes to the memory of
our father and brother.
Lyle and Donald Cowdrey
HILTON CLEARED OF
The death of Ferdinand De Sota
Emberger, 84, of Boardman re
sulted from an unavoidable auto
accident, it was decided at a coro
ner's inquest held Thursday at the
county court house. Ronald L. Hil
ton of Portland, driver of the car
which struck Emberger, was clear
ed of '"traffic charges.
CHANGE OF VENUE
The trial of Ernie A. Knopp of
Ronrdman. charged with posses
sion of a slot machine, will be held
bv Justice A. B. Chaffee of Board-
man, it was announced today. The
change of venue was allowed by
Justice J. O. Hager following a
motion made by the defendant.
Date of tlie trial has not been set-
Regular meeting' of Rhea Creek
grange at the hall Friday, Sept. 13,
.announces Francis Nickerson, master.
THERE S GREEN GOLD
THEM THAR HILLS
Deadline Due By
First of October
Farmers Urged to
With two weeks remaining be
fore the deadline date for insuring
winter wheat under the Federal
crop insurance program for 1947
increasing interest is being shown
by Morrow county farmers in this
phase of farm security, said Henry
Baker, chairman of the county
AAA committee, this week.
"In triple A's program of round
ed farm security, there are three
phases: Soil-conserving payments
are made to help hold the soil and
to increase fertility, thereby aid
ing production of crops; subsidies
and loans are made to hold up the
price structure of these crops, and
then comes the insurance program
to keep the farmer on the farm in
years of crop failure, over the
causes of which he has no control,"
A new contract offered in the
present sales campaign covers the
insured's acreage seeded to wheat
for grain in the three years 1947-1948-1949.
Higher yields and lower
premium -fates prevail for 1947
than those in effect under the old
contract, said Baker, adding tKat
signing the new contract automat
ically cancels the former contract
should there be one in effect. He
said it is to the advantage of all
those insured- under the old con
tract to sign a new contract.
Full information as to individual
farm yields and protective features
of Federal crop insurance may be
had by calling at the county AAA
office or contacting Mrs. Juanita
Rietmann, county salesmanager.
County OSTA Group
To Meet Tuesday
George Corwin, superintendent of
the Heppner schools, will speak on
the basic school support measure,
to be on -the November ballot, at
the first fall meeting of the Mor
row county division of the Oregon
State Teachers association to oe
held at the Heppner school Tues
day evening, Sept. 17. B. C For
svthe. superintendent of the lone
schools will discuss the responsi
bilities of teachers as citizens.
A Dotluck dinner will be held
and new officers for the county or
ganization will be elected, Mrs.
Lucy Rodgers, county school su
perintendent, said. Final reports of
last year s committees wui oe
Mrs. Sylvia McDaniel and Miss
Opal Briggs were hostesses at a
meeting' of tlie Women's Society of
Christian Service held in the base
ment of the Methodist church
Rainfall at the V- L. Carbon
ranch Sept. 6 and 7 amounted to
60-100's of an inch, according to
the rain guage.
Guests at the home or Mr. anu
Mrs. Leonard Carlson were Mr.
Mrs. John Darst and family of
Corvallis and Carl Eastman and
Elmer Lewis of Portland. Mr. East
man has just received his dis
charge from the navy after having
served overseas with the fleet dur
ing the atomic bomb test on Bikini
Sam Miller and Mrs. Sylva Page
of Prairie City were Rodeo guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Max Buschke.
Miss Doris Worden of Walla
Walla is visiting at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Worden in Eightmile while await
ing tlie opening of Eastern Oregon
College of Education at La Grande.
J. B- Coxen was coniined. to nis
home with the Hue the first part
of the week. The barber shop re
Rhort Grabill was compliment
ed with a surprise party at his
hnm Mondnv evenina' in honor of
his birthday. Friends participating
included Mr. and Mrs. Garnet
Barratt, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Case,
Mr. and Mrs. Don Fleck, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Meek, Mr. and Mrs, Bob
Runnion, Mrs. Helen Beaver, Mrs.
Ruth Sweeney and Mrs. Nora Mo
glemre. Lunch was served and the
group presented Mr. Grabill with
lone People Attend
Palmateer Rites at
Funeral services for W. G. Pal
mateer were held at the Chapman
r-uneral Home at Estacada Sent. 7.
with Rev. C A. Hawlev officiating.
interment was in the I. O. O. F.
cemetery at Estacada.
Mr. Palmateer was the son of
William F. and Phoebe Garrison
Palmateer and was born near Es
tacada May 10, 1885 and spent most
of his life at Morgan. He was en
gaged In wheat farming for many
years. He was a member of the
Morgan I. O. O. F. lodge Bunch
Grass Rebekah lodge of lone, and
of Willows grange. He is survived
by one daughter, Mrs. Cleta Jones
of Baker, two sisters Mrs. H. O-
(Minnie) Ely of Morgan and Mrs
Earl Morgan (Mattie) of Portland,
and six grandchildren.
Those attending the funeral of
W. G. Palmateer at Estacada from
here were Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Ely,
Mr. and Mrs. .Wallace Matthews,
Mr. and Mrs. Berl Akers and fam
ily, Franklin Ely, George Ely. Mrs.
Echo Palmateer and son Ted, and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ely.
lone schools opened Monday
with the following teachers: Mrs.
Margaret Cason, first and second
grades; Mrs. Algott Lundell, third
and fourth grades; Mrs. Franklin
Ely, fifth and sixth grades and
Mrs. Bertha Severn, seventh and
eighth grades. High school: B. C.
Forsythe, superindent, science and
mathematics. Francis Ely, coach
ing, commercial work; Miss Mary
Brackett English, social science,
girls' physical training. Melvin
Nelson, music, commercial; Elmer
Sniffer, shop, social science.
Mrs. Leslie Roundy and children
are visiting relatives here.
The city has been cleaning off
the weeds and tree sprouts in the
streets which is quite an improve
ment. Miss Margaret McGreer of Port
land was a recent visitor at the
Johan Troedson home.
Francis Troedson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Johan Troedson, is teaching
again at Spray. He is principal and
Carl W. Troedson left Sunday
morning for Sweden. He took a
plane from Pendleton and will fly
to New York and then fly to Swe
den. He expects to be gone about
Mrs. Fred Buchanan and Mrs.
Ida Coleman are cooking the
lunches at the school house.
Joan Coleman, daughter of Mrs.
Ida Coleman, returned last week
from Newberg where she spent
the summer with relatives.
Mrs. Ada Cannon is visiting her
children in Portland.
Kenneth Smouse and Rodney
Wentworth attended a Masonic
gathering at Malheur Caves over
the week-end. About 450 Masons
were present and they were given
a buckaroo breakfast Sunday
morning. Degree work of the lodge
was put on in the caves.
The Social club of the Eastern
Star was held at the home of Mrs.
Dixon Smith Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Berth Severn, seventh and
eighth grade teacher, is staying at
the Ernest Hcliker home.
Rodney Crawford Jr. of Port
land is visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Waite Crawford. He
recently received his discharge
from the Marines.
Mrs. Mary Swanson and daugh
ter Eva returned from a trip last
Mr. and Mrs. Ole King of Mil
waukie spent the week-end at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. James
Ernest McCabe is visiting at the
home of his sister, Mrs. Charles
Ingall, at Adams.
Mrs. Algott Lundell, Miss Mary
Brackett and Mrs. Guy Cason,
teachers in the lone schools, are
staying at the Oscar Lundell home.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bergstrom and
son Norman left for Portland Mon
day. Mr. and Mrs. John Ransier and
A. C. Swanson attended the ro
deo at Ellensburg, Wash, last week.
There will be a potluck supper
before the regular grange meeting
The Study meeting of the Topic
club will meet at the home of Mrs.
Bert Mason Saturday afternoon,
The HEC of Willows grange will
have a potluck dinner at noon at
the grange hall Sept 19.
The P-TA will have a reception
at the school house for the teachers
the evening of Sept. 20. Patrons of
the community are welcome to at
tend. The program starts at 8.
Mra. Henry Clark was seriously
ill Sunday from a bee sting. A phy
sician was called. She is reported
to be Improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Janin of Port
land were week-end guests of Mr
and Mrs. Carl Bergstrom.
Mis. Oscar Bergstrom of Port
land visited at the Erik Bergstrom
home last week.
Paul Lewis left for his home in
Seattle and will attend the Uru
versity of Washington.
Mrs. Cleta Jones and daughter
Beverly of Baker visited relatives
here a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lundell and
Kenneth Lundell of Oakland are
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Himbingner
are the parents of a boy born
Sept, S at The Dalles.
SUFFERS BROKEN LEG
Louis Bergevin of lone fell off
the fence at the rodeo Saturday
and suffered a fracture of the right
W T T W fc W
Mrs. Cyrene Barratt will leave
Saturday for Corvallis where she
will be a receptionist in the veter
ans dormitory at Oregon State the
Mr. and Mrs. Don Tunstall and
son Bob of Yakima were week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Orville
Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Lucas were his brother and
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lucas of
Yuma, Ariz- and his sister and
husband, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Fort-
ner of Portland. Rodeo guests on
Sunday were Mr. Lucas's sister,
Mrs. Mary Crawford and Malcolm
M. Crawford of Arlington and
Mrs. Mark Crawford of Seattle. On
Saturday the Lucas's daughter
and- husband, Mr. and Mrs. A R.
Former of Boardman spent the day
and attended the Rodeo.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth House and
children of Dayton were in town
for the Rodeo Saturday and Sun
Rodeo guests af Mr., and Mrs.
William F. Barratt were her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Ferguson
of Oswego and Mr. and Mrs. C.
L. Lieuallen and children. Miss Su
zanne Lieuallen and Frank Lieu
allen. Miss Lieuallen is a princess
of the Pendleton Hound-Up this
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Fouts of
Fossil were week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Engkraf.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rosewall
made a business trip to La Grande
Mr. and Mrs. Blaine E. Isom
and daughter Harriet returned
Monday from a five-day vacation
at Diamond and Crater lakes.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Miller and
daughters spent Monday in Port
land on business.
Mrs. Allen Case and daughter
Josephine left Wednesday for Eu
gene where Josephine will enter
her junior year at the University
Mr and Mrs. Jerry Acklen and
children left Sunday for their home
at Grants Pass after spending the
past two months with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dinges.
Mrs. J. E. Grimes left Sunday
for Portland following a short visit
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
' Guests of Mrr and Mrs, James
Valentine over the week-end were
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gotham of
Walla Walla, Mr. and Mrs. John
Bvers of Uniontown, Wash, and
Miss Virginia Grief and Major
McCreigh of Spokane.
Guests visiting at the A. J. Chaf
fee home over the week-end were
his brother, T. A. Chaffee of Spo
kane and his sister and husband,
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Dechenne of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Webb Jr. of
Walla Walla visited relatives In
Heppner over the Rodeo week-end.
Wt-e Tnnmafi TT. Williams of
Portland was a week-end visitor
here at the home of her sons, Owen
C. A. Office
Premium lists for the Pacific In
ternational Livestock Exposition
to be held Oct. 5-12 are out In
looking through the premium list
for the Northwest Grain show that
is held in connection with the PI,
it occurred to me that there should
be many grain exhibits from Mor
row county at the show. With the
rood nualitv m-ain raised here this
year' our farmers could make a
good showing with an exhibit. Let's
show other counties that Morrow
nan rrmw urhoflt Tf VOU have anv
questions on getting a grain exhi
bit prepared for the show, call at
iViic nffiro for information. We
have premium lists at the office
The first convention of Flying
Farmers of Washington, Idaho and
ill ho held at Felts Field,
Spokane, Wash, on Sept., 22, 23,
al 91 Th rjurrjose of this meeting
is to form individual state flying
farmers' associations. There are al
ready 20 such associations in the
Convention programs will soon
be in the hands of all Morrow
county farmers interested in agri
culture and the airplane. On the
flying line will be all types of mil
itary combat and transport air
craft including the famous B-29,
fn Inanition hu eh visitors. W.
L, Teutsch, assistant director of
extension at Oregon State college,
will attend the meeting with Ore
mn flvinu farmers durina the ses
sion All Mnrrnw Countv flvinff
farmers are urged to attend the
meeting. Hotel reservations should
be made now.
Interact in control of weeds. In
eluding moming glory, knapweed,
whita irm and Canadian thistle, bv
eliitm t,lnrnt Sa hiirh Vnrmura
who Intend to use chemical this
fall, should pick up tlie chlorate
as early as possible so that appli
cation can be made when condi
tions are favorable.
Chemical Is sold at cost at this
office. J .
mi sjr IT I
and Delhert Robinson. Mrs. Wil
liams reported the - death of her
husband in Portland on Aug. 3.
Fred Ball of Fossil was a rodeo
week-end guest at the home of
his daughter and son-in-law, Mr
and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson.
The Morrow countv Shrine club
will hold its first fall business
meeting at the Masonic hall 'this
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Doolittle of
Portland were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Devme during the rodeo.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones and
children returned last Friday from
a week's vacation at Cannon Beach,
Newport and Crater Lake.
Guy Huston left Wednesday on a
Business and pleasure trip to the
Mrs. Ethel Zeimentz has returned
from a two months trip through
British Columbia, Montana and
Spokane. Mrs Zeimentz, a cousin
of A. 3. Chaffee, makes her home
with the Chaffees.
Mr. and Mrs. Comett Green will
attend the Round-Up in Pendleton
John MacDonald and Clayton
Becker of La Grande and Bill Lan
ham of Hermiston were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Conley Lanham
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Church and
two children of Portland were Ro
deo guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Mrs. George Corwin spent Satur
day in Portland visiting Mrs. Carl
Mrs. Guy Boyer of John Day
visited Mrs. Josie Jones during the
Archdeacon and Mrs. Neville
Blunt returned this week from a
month's vacation in Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil R. Warner of
Eugene visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Barlow over the
week-end. Mrs. Warner's sister and
husband, Mri and Mrs. Robert
Walker, drove them back to Eu
gene and stopped in Portland
where Mr. Walker took his barber's
Mr. and Mrs- W. F. Barkla will
leave Saturday on a two weeks va
cation trip to Seattle and Portland
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davidson
reumed Sunday from a week's va
cation at TUlamook, Forest Grove,
and at Salem where they attended
the state fair.
Mrs. Orville Osbume of Warren-
on visited friends in Heppner over
House guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Orwick over rodeo were her
mother, Mrs. Myrtle Huddleston of
Lone Rock and Mrs. Wilma Titus
daughter, Miss Jean Dyer and Mrs.
Maurine Maidment, all of Condon.
Among prominent Pendletonians
here for the Rodeo Saturday were
Congressman Lowell Stockman
and Mrs. Stockman, Fay LeGrow,
president of the Round-Up, and
W. F. Savage of the United States
National bank, Pendleton branch.
Drr R. C. Lawrence has sold his
house on Court street to W. B.
Glaike, formerly of La Grande.
Wallace Cross of Coquule visit
ed his college roommate, Joe
Hughes, over the rodeo week-end.
Carter House of Dayton was a
week-end guest of Tom Hughes.
Former Resident Dies
At Toledo, Oregon
Miss Winifred Myers, 70. died at
the Lincoln hospital at Toledo, Ore.
Aug. 29 and funeral services were
held Sept 3 at Ocean Lake Bap
tist church, with Rev. John ft
Kimmel, pastor, officiating. Inter
ment was at the Lone Fir ceme
tery. Portland. Miss Myters' parents'
the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay
Myers, formerly operated the old
Palace hotel in Heppner. Her bro
ther-in-law, Harry Warren, was a
pioneer pharmacist in Heppner.
Miss Mvers is survived by her
sister, Mrs. Helen M. Warren, with
whom she made her home in
Among rodeo participants stay
ing at the Heppner hotel during
the show were Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Beckner, Mr. and Mrs. Harley
Tucker, Betty Willis, the Fisk bro
thers from Echo, Mary Rhea, and
LOAN IS NOT A GIFT
ITMUST BE REPAID.
DONT WASTE IT!
Wedding Bells Ring
For Irrigon Couple
Miss Wilma Roberts and Wayne
swaggert of Kansas yere married
in a beautiful service Friday eve
ning at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ro
berts, in the presence of few
relatives and friends. Miss Beth
Russell was bridesmaid and Curtis
Stephens was best man. Rev. Wal
lace Winquist performed the wed
ding ceremony and Mrs. Winquist
played the wedding march. They
are living near the Roberts home
and Mr. Swaggert is employed at
Ordnance. He had four years in the
army as a paratrooper in Italy and
Rev. Ralph DeBeor of Hermiston
was an Irrigon visitor Wednesday.
The Irrigon band and instructors
and teachers and some of the par
ents went to Heppner Friday af
ternoon and again Saturday where
the band played at the Rodeo.
Miss Ellen Rose of College Place
is teaching the Adventist school at
Peltens. She boards at Peltens and
has nine pupils.
Mrs. H. H. Whipple has had her
father, Curt Franklin and sister,
Mrs. Clarence Young of California
Mr. and Mrs. George Russell and
family went to Idaho Friday to
leave their daughter, Beth, to
start in the college year at the Uni
versity ot Idaho.
Carl Thompson and-brother-in-
law, Harry Bennett arrived from
bpokane Sunday and are visiting
the Ora Thompsons.
James Dnscoll. postmaster at
Heppner, was an Irrigon visitor
Mrs. Arthur Edwards entered
the Pendleton hospital Thursday to
be near her physician.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brownine and
daughter Delores arrived home af
ter spending a week's vacation at
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shoun were
Heppner visitors Monday.
The telephone company is laying
wire for the Irrigon telephone sys
tem. It is planned to install 30 in
the beginning, scattered around so
that everyone will be near a tele
Lee Smith has bees in a Walla
Walla hospital. He has had catar
acts removed from both eyes. Mrs.
Smith is in Walla Walla with the
H. D. Henry family.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Abken were
Pendleton visitors Wednesday. Ha
zel bteagall stayed in the store
while they were gone.
Mrs. Marshall Markham and
daughters, Mrs. Earl Connell and
Grace O'Brien and their sons were
in Pendleton Tuesday.
The William GoUyhorn family
had a surprise birthday party Fri
day honoring Mr. GoUyhorn and
son Arnold. They had a very pleas
ant party with 45 guests from
Hermiston, Umatilla and Irrigon.
Mrs. Bertha Wamick of Spokane
left for her home Tuesday after
spending a few weeks with her
brother Elmer Rucker and sister.
Mrs. A. B. Dexter and families.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Herbert and
family left for Sand Point Ida.
They took a railroad car of house
hold Toods and implements.
Marriage Event of
Mrs. Ilene Laughlin, daughter of
Mrs. Lottie Kilkenny, became the
bride of Lester Wyman, son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. J. Wyman of Prineville
at an impressive wedding in St
Patricks church Monday evening
with Father Peter Duignan reading
Te bride was attractive in a tur
quoise boucle suit and pink hat
and cloves and carried pink car
nations. Mrs. Don Greenup, sister
of the bride was matron of honor.
She wore a gray suit with fuchsia
accessories and wore an orchid. J-
C. Sumner, uncle of the groom.
was best man. Ushers were Harry
O'Donnell Jr. and Jiggs Fisk.
The bride was given away in
marriage by her brother, W. P,
Kilkenny. Mrs. Richard Lawrence
played the wedding marches on
the organ and accompanied Mrs.
Harrv ODonnell Jr. and Miss fa
tricia Kenny who sang "On This
Day, O Beautiful Mother.
Mrs. Kilkenny, mother of the
bride, wore black with a white
gardenia, and Mrs. Wyman, mother
of the groom, wore a blue suit
with a white gardenia.
A reception was held in the par
ish hall following the ceremony,
with over 100 guests attending.
Mrs. Robert Cato. sister of the,
groom, and Mrs. Harold Scrits
Mr. and Mrs. Wyman will be at
home at their new home on Can
non street following a wedding
trip,. They will accompany Mr. and
Mrs. Garnet Barratt on a trip to
Montana following the Pendleton
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Joe Jewett, Minister
Bible school 9:45 a. m. C. W. Bar
Morning worship 11 o'clock.
Communion and preaching. Ser
mon topic, "Going Forward in
Faith in an Age of Uncertainty."
Christian Endeavor 7 p. m.
Evening evangelistic service at
o'clock. Sermon topic, "The Need of
a Transformed Life."
Tuesday evening there will be a
meeting of all the Sunday school
officers and teachers in the church
bascmint. A set of slides on teach
ers' work will be shown and dis
cussed. Also the work for fall and
winter will be outlined,
Bible study and prayer meeting
Thursday evening at 8 In the west
Draws fo Close
With Sunday Show
As Best Cowboy
Mitch Owens of Fresno. Calif.
copped the trophies in the 1946
Heppner Rodeo by scoring as the
best all around cowboy and the
best krone rider.
Average winner in th hr
day show follow: Bronc riding:
Owens first; Cecil Bedford second;
Vic Matney, third, and Wayne
Johnson, fourth. Calf roDina: Oran
Fore, first; Merlin Warner, second;
Joe Kelly, third, and Zeke Thomas,
fourth. Bulldogging: Vic Matney,
lirst; Claude F. Golf, second; Bed
ford, third and Lewis Fore, fourth.
Cow nulking; Francis Stiller, first;
Chuck Irwin, second; Shamko Red
third and Joe Kelly, fourth. Bull
riding: Lewis Fore and Owens
split first and second; Virgil Hixon,
third, and a split among the bal
ance of the riders.
First day winners on Fridav in
the bronc riding gave Owens first:
Matney and Bedford split between
second and third, and a split among
the balance of the riders. Buljdog
ging: Bedford first; Shaniko Red
second; Harold Eggers third and
Goff fourth. Calf roping, first go
around: Oran Fore first; fVerne
Terjeson, second; Merlin Warner,
third and Joe Kelly fourth. Brah
ma bull riding, first go around:
Lewis Fore, first and second; third
and fourth split among balance of
10 riders. Cow milking, first go
around: Shaniko Red first; Joe
Kelly second; Volney Thomas third
and Don Evans fourth.
Saturday results: Bronc ridine:
Owens first; Bedford second; Mat
ney third and fourth split among
balance of riders. Bulldogging.
Matney first; Pete Kelly second;
Emmett Kendrick third and Lewis
Fore fourth. Calf roping, second go
round: Jim Fought first; Zeke
Thomas second; Emmett Kendrick
third and Stiller fourth. Bull rid
ing:, second go round: Owens first:
Hixon second and split among bal
ance of riders for third and fourth.
Cow milking, second go round;
Stiller first; Bob Brown second;
Chuck Irwin third and Goff fourth.
Sunday results Bronc riding:
Bedford first; Wayne Johnson sec
ond; Owens third and Matney
fourth. Bulldogging. Lewis Fore
first; Shaniko Red second; Bedford
third, and Matney fourth.
Racing results on Friday: Half
mile open Murphy Si Patton first;
Frank Swaggart second and Alex
Saluskin third. Cowgirl quarter:
Murphy St Patton first; Saluskin,
second and Swaggart third. Cow
boy quarter mile: Ray Kelly first;
Murphy & Patton second, Janice
Saturday racing results: Half
mile open: Murphy & Patton first;
Swaggart second, Saluskin third
Cowgirl Quarter mile: Murphy &
Patton first; Saluskin second, and
split on third. Cowboy quarter
mile: Murphy & Patton lirst;
Swaggart second and Hugh Cling
Sundav racing results: Three
fourths mile derby: Murphy &
Patton first; Swaggart second and
Saluskin third. Half mile open: Sa
luskin first; Swaggart second and
Murphy & Patton third. Cowgirl
quarter mile: Saluskin first; Mur
phy & Patton second and David
Wallahee third. Cowboy quarter
mile: Murphy or. Patton first;
Swaggart second and Kelly third
Prizes for best floats in the pa
rade Saturday morning were won
by the Willows grange, lone, first;
Lexington grange second and the
Pacific Power & Light company
third. Henry Rauch Jr. won first
prize for the best comic entry and
Lois Winchester won first for the
best comic horse. First prizes were
awarded to Wilbur Steagall as the
best dressed cowboy; Inez Gentry,
a former rodeo queen, best dress
ed cowgirl, and Jim Blakely, 94,
of Pendleton, as the oldest man in
the parade. He rode as a pennant
bearer with the Pendleton Mus
tangers. Howard Lindsay of Elt,1n, who
performed with his trick pony
"Peanuts" daily at the ro leo, won
th addl Given bv Bob Runnion.
At the rodeo Guy Boyer of John
Day presented W. E. Hughes, are
na director, with a special gift from
Judges at the rodeo were Walt
McKitrick and Veme Evans and
pick-up men were Harold Erwin
and Oran Fore. Special acts were
performed bv Betty Willis, trick
rider from White Salmon, Wash.,
Jimmy Dickson, rodeo clown and
his mule, "Baby Doll," Cherokee
BUI and company, whip and knife
acts, and Cecil Bedford, bull fight
ing. Harliy Tucker of Joseph fur
nished all stock for tlie event.
Clyde Nutting was announcer and
Norman Elliott of Walla Walla fur
nished the sound system.
Queen Darlcne I and her princ
esses, Jean Hanna. Betty Smeth
urst, Betty Lovgren and Gwen
Coleman, presided over the three
day event, participating in all pa
rades and the daily grand entry,
Miss Betty Welch, queen of the
John Day fair, was a guest of the
royal court and rode with them
during the rodeo.
Music for the final rodeo dances
at the fair pavilion Friday and
Saturday nights was furnished by
the Farrows orchestra of Long
The trophy for the best all
around cowboy was presented by
Cachot Therkelson, owner of the
Heppner hotel, and the silver mo
ney belt award for the bent bronc
rieter was presented by David O.
Selinick. Hollywood producer. Two
carnivals played in town during
the three-day celebration.