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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PUBLIC AUDITOR I mm
r Gazette Times
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September 19, 1946
Volume 63, Number 26
Above Average of
For Month Bested
By .70 of an Inch
A total of 1.52 inches of rainfall
is recorded in Heppner to date
this month, which is already 26
inches more rainfall than the en
tire month of September last year,
reports kept by Len Gilliam, coun
ty observer and operator o the of
ficial weather bureau for Heppner,
Ten year averages for September
between the 30 year period of 1910
to 1D40 showed the average rainfall
for that month to be .80, records
indicated. One o the highest Sep
tember rainfalls for September re
corded was 2 21 inches of rain in
The average rainfall so far this
year is 9'J0. The annual rainfall
last year was 15.64 inches, which
was above average, Gilliam said.
The heaviest monthly rainfall this
year was in May with 2.35 inches
and one of the heaviest monthly
rainfalls recorded was in May of
last year with 2.74.
While" Gilliam refused to predict
the weather for the coming month,
only .51 inches of rain fell in Oc
tober 1945 and .78 inches in October
The average rainfall in Heppner
for the past 36 years is 12.74 inch
es. Rainlall during the past five or
six years has been considerably
heavier than the 10 or 15 year pe
riod previous, according to the
Rainfall reports have been kept
by the Gilliams for nearly 40
years. The late Frank Gilliam kept
the records for nearly 25 years
, and Len Gilliam took over the re
cording in 1933 following his fa
Mrs. J. 0. Rasmus
Opens Dress Shop
Mrs. J. O. Rasmus opened her
new ready-to-wear shop, "Norah's
Shop," in the corner of the Case
apartment building on Main street
today. Completc-ly modern, the in
terior of the shop is finished in
off-white woodwork and floral
walls and screens. The modern
counter is stained pine.
Mrs. Rasmus will carry women's,
girls' and children's clothing and
expects to expand her stock as
supplies become available.
Sales at Heppner
To Be Resumed
Due to Uie very successful auc
tion sale held at tlie S. J. Devine
ranch Tuesday, Bob Runnion, auc
tioneer, will reopen the sales yard
in North Heppner and resume all
day public auction sales about the
middle of October, he announced
"Persons wishing to sell live
stock, household goods, farm
equipment and other items should
list them with me immediately in
order to get out sale advertising at
the earliest possible date," Run
High School Squad
A squad of 40, including 11 Ut
termen, is turning out for the
Heppner high school football team,
Leonard Pate, coach, announced
The Mustangs 'play their first
game with Arlington on the local
field on Friday, Sept. 27.
Returning lettermen are Lauren
Corwin, Glen Coxen, Duane Gin
try, Clarence Greenup, Bill Lynch,
Tom Hughes, Bob Mollahan, Bus
ter Padberg, Bud Peck and Randy
LUCAS KILGORE Va
. Lucas Kilfiore, 64, died Satur
day Sept. 14, of pernicious ane
mia while being driven to Pendle
ton in the ambulance by George
Gertson. ;vilgore, who had lived
here o, ..tuily two years and own
ed a . . iiere, was born in Decatur.
Ga. ... is survived by a sister in
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday morning at the Phelps Fu
neral Home chapel with Joe Jew
ett, pastor of the Church of Christ,
officiating. Burial was in the Ma
Mr. and Mi's. Edwin Glaesmcr
who have been visiting at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Wultcr Becket,
returned Thursday to their home
In Red Bluff, Calif., where they
operate the Red Bluff hotel. Mrs
Agnes Curran accompanied them
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Mahoncy
left Sunday for a two weeks vaca
tion in California. They will vis!t
his sisters, Miss Vera Mahoncy
and Mrs. Patricia Espy, in Los
Cattle Breeders To
Hold Purebred Sale
At Moro Sept. 28
Purebred cattle breeders of the
mid-Columbia area have banded
together to Inaugurate a series of
cattle sales of which the first will
be held Sept. 28 at the fair grounds
at Moro during the county fair
Stockmen of this district have
been buying purebred cattle for
years and are rapidly assuming the
same leadership in that field that
they once held in production of
The cattle in this sale are from
proven sires and have been care
fully prepared for this sale. H. B.
Sager of Bozeman, Mont., will cry
the sale and C. W. Hickman of
the University of Idaho will place
the winners the morning of the
All cattle offered have been
tested and will go into the ring in
Weeks News From
lone and Vicinity
By Mrs. Echo Pulmatcer .
The study meeting of the Topic
club was held at the home of Mrs.
Bert Mason Saturday afternoon,
Sept. 14, with 13 members and two
guests present. The book, "Wilder
ness Adventure," was reviewed by
Mrs. Mason, ice cream and cookies
wire served by the hostesses, Mrs.
Mary Swanson. Mrs. John Ran
sier and Mrs. Mason.
Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Casselman
are moving into the W. G. Palma
te . r house.
Mrs. Bernice Harris and children
returned home Wednesday of last
week from a visit of several weeks
in California. She stopped at Cul
ver on her way home and visited
Mrs. Delia Nance and children and
Mr. and Mrs. William Burke and
lamily. Mrs. Nance and Mr. Burke
are both teaching at Culver and
were former teachers here.
The Maranatha society met at
te home of Mrs. Walter Corley
Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 11.
Cake and ice cream were served by
Mrs. Corley. There were seven
members and two guests presnet.
The Misses'Shirley Smouse and
Mildred Carlson left Friday for Eu
gene whire they will attend the
University of Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Yarnell and
son Alton left Saturday for Seattle
Alton will attend the University of
Washington this fall.
Mrs. Margaret Turner is a patient
at the' Good Samaritan hospital in
Rev. Alfred Shirley of The Dalles
has moved into the parsonage- Mrs.
Shirley will .stay at The Dalles a
couple of weeks and then join her
Mr- and Mrs. .Matthew Ball have
moved into the Elmer Ball house
and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bergstrom
will move into the house vacated
by the Balls.
Darrell McCoy, Jack Farris and
Gordon White (lew to Portland one
day last weik.
Tom White and Jack Farris went
to Idaho on a lishing trip.
Mrs. John Garvey of Vermont is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Gordon White and children
spent Friday of last week visiting
Mrs. Imogcne Mooncy is visiting
in Walla Walla.
Mrs. Steena Schlevoight under
went a major operation at the Mid-
Columbia hospital in The Dalits
Monday. Her sisters, Mrs, Clara
Munzer ol Santa Anna, Calif., and
Mrs- Helen Kyle ot Preston, Minn. I
and her niece Mis. Myrtle Barnes
of Minneapolis were with her.
Mrs. Clarence Roberts and Mrs.
Dooley of Chihalis,' Wash, were
guests at the Waller Roberts home
Sunday. The Roberts men are
Mr. and Mrs. Ckll Rea took their
son Gerald to Tlie Dalles hospital
Sunday to have his arm operated
Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Town-
send are the parents of a girl, Sue
Carrol, born at The Dalles oept.
15. She weighed 9'j pounds. Mrs.
Townsend's mother, Mrs. Bleak
man, is caring for the other chil
dren. . t . v
Mn. Ray Himbingner returned
home Sunday with her baby son,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buschke and
son Louis' will lrave Tuesday for
Portland and Albany where they
will visit relatives.
Miss Jean Gaarsland is employed
in, the office of the Heppner Lum
be companv fit Heppner.
The lone high school will have
its first foolball game here Friday
afternoon, Sept. 20, with Echo
hicli school. ,'
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Cascbeer
arp the parents of a boy.
Miss Elaine Aldrich, daughter of
Mr. and Mis. Ed Aldrich, was mar
ried to Melvin Lindquist Sept. 15
at Elk River. Minn.
Miss Gladys Brashenrs of Los
Angelis is visiting her mother,
Mrs. Dale Rav.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bushnell ol
Coquille were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Wallace Matthews over
the week-end. Mrs. Busnell is I
sister of Mr. Matthews.
.Mrs. Walter Bethuse of Scnllli
and Mrs. Sadie Olson of Spokane
were, visitors at fhe home of their
brother H. O. Ely last week. Mr.
and Mrs Fred Elv and Mrs. Will
iam Matthews left Monday for
Cnns Bav where they will visit
another brother. Charles Ely.
Miss Mary Jean Bristow, Ernest
MoCube. Rodney Crawford Jr. and
Gene Rletmnnn spent Sunday at
Baker at the Mis, Sue Collins
Plans Made For
Arrangements for the teachers'
reception, to be held Wednesday,
Sept. 25, at 8 P. m. in the parlors
of the Church of Christ, were
made at an executive committee
meeting of the Parent-Teacher as
sociation at the home of Mrs.
Tress McClintock, president, Thurs
Mrs. L. D. Tibbies, chairman of
the committees planning the re
ception, invited everyone to be
present to greet the teachers of
the Heppner school system. Other
reception committees are Mrs. Tom
Wells and Mrs. Venice Stiles, en
tertainment, and Mrs. Gus Nikan
der and Mrs. Ed Bennett, refresh
ments. Mrs. McClintock will give the
welcoming address and George
Corwin the response. Jack O'Con
nor will be master of ceremonies.
Music will include vocal solos by
Mrs. C. C. Dunham and violin so
los by Mrs. Tom Wilson, with
accompaniments by Mrs. J. O.
Other actions taken at the exec
utive , committee meeting included
the appointment of Mrs. Oscar
Rippee as vice president to fill the
vacancy created by the resigna
tion of Mrs. Orville Smith, and
Mrs. Blaine Isom as secretary to
fill the vacancy created when Mrs.
Jack Couture moved from Hepp
ner. Mrs. Merle Miller, chairman of
the program committee announced
an interesting schedule of speak
ers and entertainment for the year
and other committee members gave
reports on their activities.
New Books Ordered
For Pubic Library
New books ordered by the book'
committee of the Heppner Public
library at a meeting Tuesday af
ternoon at the home o Mrs. Blaine
E. Isom are: Adult fiction "We
Happy Few," by Howe; "Color
Blind," Halsey, and "Chloe Marr,"
Other books include 26 adult
non-fiction reference books, cov
ering a variety of topics, such as
mechanics, furniture, plastics,
drawing, plays, modern history,
bookkeeping, clothing and similar
Children's books ordered include
three non-fiction books on the so
lar system, insects and how to
make things and nine juvenile
story books of horses, dogs, the
sea and related material.
Committee members at the meet
ing were Mrs. Harold Becket, Mrs.
Conley Lanham, Mrs. Harry Van
Horn, Mrs. Orville Smith and Mrs.
Mrs. J. G. Cowins
In Car Accident
Mrs. J. G. Cowins suffered shock
and lacerations when she fell
asleep at the wheel of her car and
it overturned in the ditch a mile
east of Pilot Rock on Highway 395
Tuesday evening. Mrs. Cowins was
thrown from the car and a passing
motorist took her to Pendleton
where she received medical treat
ment. The car was severely dam
aged. Mrs. Cowins was enroute to Hot
Lake to bring her husband back
to Heppner when the accident oc
curred. A daughter, Mrs. Ruth
McNeill of Pendleton, brought her
parents back to Heppner Wednes
day. Irrigon News Notes
By Mrs. J. A. Shoun
O G. Crawford of the Gazette
Tinics was an Irrigon visitor Sun
day. Paula Haberlein lett Saturday
for Portland to enter Marylhurst
college. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hab
erlein took her to Portland.
Mrs. Lavern Wcstcott left for
Porland and Salem to visit rela
tives and friends. Her husband, S
Sgt Ralph Westcott, has gone over
seas and she is staying home with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
Mr. and Mrs. George Fathwell
and three children of Portland are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sparks.
The Leroy Mathenas are install
ing cold lockers in the Haberlein
garage which they now own.
Sam Umiker of Castle Rock ar
rived home Friday to visit his fa
mily. Kathleen has been quite ill
but is improving.
Andrew Shoun of Walla Walla is
spending some of his vacation with
his parents, the J. A. Souns.
B. P. Rand fell off a stepladder
Thursday breaking a bone in his
ankle. He has the fractured limb in
in a cast and is using crutches.
Jesse Ford, uncle of Mrs. Har
vey Warner, has been visiting the
Warner family, leaving for Forest
Grove, his home.
The Irrigon band went to Pen
dleton Friday to play in the West
ward Ho parade. School was dis
missed so most of the parents also
went to the Round-Up.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Isom are tlie
proud parents of a son born Sun
dav in the Pendleton hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dodge left
Wednesday for Wisconsin to visit
relatives and friends.
The fire protection members met
and voted to build a shelter for the
fire truck. It is in the Sparks lot
Mrs. Charles McFall left Fridny
for Portland for medical treatment.
Her sister, Mis. J. E. McCoy, just
got home from Portland where she
has been receiving treatment,
Plato H. Cosner of Irrigon was
a business visitor In Heppner
Mrs. Michael Healy of Boardman
is visiting at the home of her bro
ther, Joe Hughes, and family for
Sheriff and Mrs. C. J. D. Bau
man drove Jackson Holt to Eugene
the first of the week where he will
attend the University of Oregon
the coming year.
Adell and Lewis Forster and Joan
Corwin are spending the Week-end
in Tillamook with the Forster chil
dren's parents, Rev. and Mrs.
Frank Turner was a business vis
itor in Portland the first of the
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Burkenbine
and Mrs. Mabel Burkenbine were
business visitors in Pendleton
Mr. and Mrs. James Barratt Jr.
left this week for western Oregon
where Jim will attend Oregon
State college at Corvallis and Mrs.
Barratt will continue ' her nurse's
training at Multnomah County
hospital in Portland.
Miss Cecelia Healy, who has
been spending a two weeks' vaca
tion in Heppner with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Healy, returned
to Portland Sunday.
Jim Malchow of Pendleton spent
Wednesday at the home of his dau
ghter and husband, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Nana Goldstein who has
been visiting at the home of her
cousin. Bill Bucknum, for the past
two weeks, returned to her home
in Portland Tuesday.
Clarence Little of Spokane was a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine E.
Dinnner guests of Mrs. Lucy
Rodgers and Mrs. Sara McNamer
Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Parrish, Miss Margaret Gillis and
Mrs. Emma Evans.
Mrs. Jennie Elder returned to
her home in Bremerton, Wash, this
week after visiting here with her
daughter and husband, Mr. and
Mrs. D. A. Wilson, since rodeo.
Don Bennett, who is employed
as a telegraph operator at Arling
ton, left Thusrday for Pbrtland to
attend a special telegraphic school.
Among the Heppner people at
tending the Round-Up and parade
in Pendleton last week were Will
and David Hynd, Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Thompson, Mr. and Mrs.
Orville Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Les
ter Wyman, Dr. and Mrs. L. D
Tibbies, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Loyd,
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Dougherty and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grabill.
Mr. and Mrs. Omer McCaleb left
this week for Corvallis where he
will attend Oregon State college.
Miss Louise Green will return to
the Eastern Oregon College of Ed
ucation at La Grande.
Robert Runnion left this week
for Eugene to attend the Univers
ity of Oregon.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs- Orville
Smith over the wek-end were Mr.
Smith over the week-end were Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Donnelly and
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
and Ted Smith, manager of the
Morrow County Grain Growers,
flew to Portland and back on busi
ness Monday in Cutsforth's new
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baker and
daughter Helen Faye left Monday
by car on a vacation trip to New
York, Pennsylvania and other east
Among Heppner people in Port'
ELKS HELP ARMY RECRUITING
f"-to 1 jwiyw nivaisawwa5s;TOtt wm&iiwitmmiimt T&KP&twrl
Newly elected Grand Exalted Ruler Charles E. Broughton, of the
BPO Elks (left) warmly endoriei the program adapted toy the 800.000
membera of our 1450 Elks lodges to aid the U. 8. Army In Its new
recruiting drive, aa reported to him by Judge James T. Halllnan,
(right), chairman of the order's National Veteran Service Commie.
slon, Said Mr. Broughton, publisher of the Sheboygan, Wit., Press,
"We mutt have a substantial, well trained and well equipped army
during these critical tlmee and the Elkt art pledged to eecure ant
recruit per month for each 100 members. "
land on business Monday were
Jim Valentine, Emile Groshens and
Mr. and Mrs. Loy Turner of
Long Beach, Calif, left Monday to
visit friends in Baker after visiting
relatives in Heppner. Sunday Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. Turner entertained
with a family dinner for the visit
ors. Other guests were Mr. and
Mrs. James Valentine and daugh
ters, Frank Turner, Mrs. Edna
Turner and Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Grief of Uniontown, Wash. The
Turner men are brothers.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Runnion
of Wyoming have been visiting at
the home of his brother, .Bob Run
nion, the past week. They left
Tuesday for Yakima.
Miss Mary Paget of Nelson, B. C.
is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Ne
ville Blunt, for a month.
Mrs. Frank Turner is in a Pen
dleton hospital for observation-
Tress McDintock spent last week
in Portland on business and re
ported a scarcity of materials there..
Speaking for Henry Baker, pres
ident of the local REA who was
out of town, Orville Cutsforth op
posed the proposed merger of tne
Pacific Power and Light and the
Northwest Electric before a hear
ing in federal court in Portland
Tuesday. Charles Baker of Walla
Walla, representing a power coop
erative from that area, led the op
position to the merger.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kenny were
in Portland last week visiting their
daughter, Mrs. Bill Ricards, and
son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. M. J.
Mrs. Dick Wells left Wednesday
for Portland to attend a state ex
ecutive committee meeting and
conference of presidents and sec
retaries of the American Legion
John Skuzeski, who has been
working in the harvest here this
summer, left Wednesday for Car
son, Wash, to visit his parents be
fore entering Oregon State college
at Corvallis this fall.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie
Kenny in Pendleton during the
Round-Up were Rosetta, Tom, Jack
and Billy Healy, and James and
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wells and
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H
Shannon, enjoyed a vacation on
the coast and in central Oregon the
William Cochell, music teacher
in the Heppner schools, was in
Portland last week on business in
connection with the school band.
Mrs. Nola Hope, sister of Mrs.
Harley Anderson and Howard and
Everett Keithley, underwent a ma
jor operation in a Portland hospital
Mrs. Harold Kirkham of Cottage
Grove is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Nate
McBride this week.
John Parker of Pendleton, for
mer HeDDner resident, was here
first of the week transacting busi
ness in connection with the Hepp
ner Lumber company.
Guess of Mr. and Mrs. Glen
McLachlan over the week-end
were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Payne, her brothers, Benny Payne
and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Payne of
Grass Valliy and her sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs
Frank Emerson of The Dalles.
Mr. and Mrs. Walt Barger and
children will leave this week for
their new home in Tacoma. Faris
Prock is moving their household
Albert A. Scouten of the local
REA office left for Portland Wed
nesday . on business.
Dan Cupid Bests
Green Eyed One in
In the past six years, marriages
in Morrow county have totaled 107
compared with 58 divorces during
the same period, records at the
court house reveal.
This year leads for the number
of marriage licenses issued, with a
total of 31 filed to date. Highest
number of divorces were filed last
year, 1945, with a total of 12 com
pered with 13 marriage licenses
Yearly totals follow: 194020
marriages, seven divorces; 1941
17 marriages, eight divorces; 1942
12 marriages, five divorces; 1943
eight marriages, 10 divorces; 1944
six marriages, 10 divorces; 1945
13 marriages, 12 divorces, and
1946, to date, 31 marriages, six
New Jersey Prelate
New E. 0. Bishop
The Rev. Lane W. Barton, East
Orange, New Jersey, has been
named bishop of Eastern Oregon to
fill a vacancy created a year ago
by the transfer of Bishop William
P. Remington to the post of suf-
ragan bishop of Pennsylvania,
news dispatches revealed yester
It is assumed the new bishop
will have his headquarters in Pen
dleton. Consecration will be fol
lowed by arrival of Bishop Barton
in eastern Oregon.
LEXINGTON BUYS WATER
Lexington has purchased a mu
nicipal water softening and chlor
ination system to be installed and
operation within the next 60
days, Burton Soderberg, district
manager of the Northwest Engin
eering Products Corporation of
Portland, said here today.
Contracts for the new water sys
tem were drawn up in Heppner
Tuesday by William Batty, attor
ney for the company, and Jos, J.
Nys, local attorney.
With the appointment of Miss
Ann Jones of Texas to teach Eng
lish; home economics and social
studies at Boardman, the county
still has three vacancies in its
schools, Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, coun
ty school superintendent, said to
Teachers are still needed to teach
the 7th and 8th grades at Board-
man, the 1st and 2nd grades at lone
and the 5th and 6th grades at
Arrives From Texas
By Mrs. Flossie Coats
Miss Lois Messenger, teacher in
The Dalles, school, spent the week
end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E- T. Messenger.
Mrs. Eldon Shannon and daugh
ter Lorna returned Saturday from
Spokane where they visited the
past two weeks.
Mrs. John Yonger of Durkee ar
rived Saturday for a few days
looking after property interests.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernie McLaughlin
of Hamilton, Mont. Mont, returned
to their home Saturday. They have
been visiting at the home of Mrs-
McLaughlin s mother, Mrs. Frank
After visiting a few days at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Tannehill, Lyle left for Eu
gene where he is employed. Re
turning with him was Miss Frances
Skoubo who is entering the uni
versity. This is her second year
Mrs. Charhs Nickerson has had
as her guest her twin brother, John
Beddes of Elgin. While here they
attended the Pendleton Round-Up.
Mr. Beddes returned to his home
Bible study will be held every
Monday evening from 8 to 9 at the
home of Mrs. Eva Warner. Every
one is invited to attend.
O. G. Crawford, editor 'of the
Gazette Times, was calling on the
Miss Ann Jones arrived from
Dallas, Tex. Sunday and has taken
over her duties as teacher in the
Boardman high school. She will
have charge of the home economics
Mrs. Gus McLouth and son Lelon
motored to Portland Sunday and
returned Monday. While there they
visited Mrs. McLouth's daughter
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Putnam
of Vancouver, Wash.
Mrs. Myrtle McCutchrn of Van
couver, Wash, is visiting friends
on the project a few days. She
came from Pendleton where she
visited with a son and family, Rob
ert. The McCutchens were former
rrsidents of Boardman.
The Mcsdames Leo Root. Z J
Gillispie, Myrtle McCutcheon and
Mrs. Claude Coats motored to Pen
Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Elv and fam
ily motored to lone Sunday and
There will be a potluck dinner
Sunday, Sept- 29 at the Community
church, following tlie Sunday
school and promotion program.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Turner drove
their daughter Je-an to Eugene
over the week-end. Jean will at
tend the University of Oregon this
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nikander and
children returned Tuesday from a
buying trip in Portland.
Rites For Mrs. Stena
Schleevoight Set For
Mrs. Stena Amelia Schleevoight,
84, of lone, died Monday, Sept 16,
at the Columbia hospital in The
Dalles following a short illness.
Born In Oslo, Norway, Jan. 20,
1862, Mrs. Schleevoight came to
the United States at the age of
seven and has lived in lone for
the past several years and was a
member of the Willows grange.
Mrs. Schleevoight is survived by
two sons, Hubert Johnston, Pasco,
Wash. and Halbert Johnston,
Sioux Falls S. D.; four sisters, Ma
thilda Johnston, lone; Ina Nyquist,
Duluth, Minn.; Clara Muenzer,
Santa Ana, Calif, and Helen Kyle,
Preston, Minn.; 11 grandchildren
and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at
1p.m. this Friday at the Chris
tian church in lone, with Rev. R.
I Casselman officiating. Interment
will be- in the L O. O. F. cemetery
Former Rancher of
County Passes at
Weiser September 1
Funeral services for Clinton
Jackson, former Gilliam and Mor
row counties rancher, were held
Sept. 1 in Weiser, Idaho, follow
ing an instantaneous, fatal heart
Born Oct. 6, 1902, In Nebraska,
Mr. Jackson was brought to Ore
gon City by his parents when he
was about one year old. In 1916
the Jacksons moved to the Dryfork
district and later Mr. Jackson and
his brother, Marshall, became
ranch partners in this area. In 1931
the two brothers purchased a part
nership farm near Weiser where
they have lived since. In 1933 Mr.
Jackson married the former Ge
neva Pelkey, who taught several
years at lone.
Besides the widow, Mr. Jackson
is survived by four children,
Wayne 11, Barbara nine, Richard
three, and Patricia seven months;
four brothers, Vern Jackson, Wil
mington, Calif.; Lt. Col. William
Jackson, Lucerne, Calif.; Joe Jack
son, Seattle, and Marshall Jack
son, Weiser; three sisters, Mrs.
Harry Weingarten, Seattle; Mrs.
Floyd Sargent, Weiser, and Mrs.
Lewis Batty, Monument.
Mother of Mrs. P. A.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella
May Owen, 72, were held this
Thursday in Pendleton. Mrs. Owen
died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. P. A. Mollahan, on Monday
following an extended illness. A
rosary was held at the Folsom cha
pel in Pendleton Wednesday night
and a funeral mass was held at St
Mary's Catholic church at 9 a. m
Thursday. Interment was at the
Olney cemetery. Pallbearers were
John Kenny, John Butler, Ivan
Smith, John Nirschl, Vern Plank
and Ellery Michael.
Mrs. Owen is survived by her
husband, Fred Owen; two sons,
Fred Owen Jr. of Yakima and
Floyd Owen of Tacoma; six dau
ghters, Mrs. John Robinson of Mc-
Grath, Alberta, Mrs. Mollahan,
Heppner Mrs. Reed Harris of Ta
coma, Mrs. Bob Nirschl of Pendle
ton, Mrs. Oren Whittaker of Ev
erett, Mrs. Robert Garrett of Port
land; 28 grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren, A sister, Mrs.
Joe Schwartz of Pendleton, and a
brother, Thomas Connor of South
Dakota, also survive.
By Mrs. Mary Edwards
Miss Faye Rauch and Sylvester
Thornburg were married Monday
evening, Sept. 16 at six o'clock in
the Lutheran church at Hermiston.
After a short wedding trip the
newlyweds will be at home on the
Barratt ranch in Sand Hollow.
The Lexington high school foot
ball team will play the first game
of the season against Helix on the
home field at 2 p. m. Friday.
Miss Jo McMillan was honored
at a birthday party Sunday by the
Camp Fire group of which she is
a member. The Camp Fire girls
and Boy Scouts are giving a play,
the date of which will be announc
At a meeting of the executive
board of the P-TA Monday after
noon it was decided to hold a re
ception for the teachers at 8 o'clock
Friday evening, Sept. 27. AU
friends and patrons are urged to
Cpl Dean Hunt left Sunday to
report to his base at Fairfield-Sui-sun
AAF at Fairfield, Calif.
The student body of Lexington
high school elected officers Mon
day afternoon. Audrey Majeske
was elected president, Ronald An
stadt, vice president, Jo McMillan,
secretary and Franklin Messenger,
Bud Marshall arrived home Sun
day for a short furlough. Bud is in
the navy and was at Bikini during
the atom bomb tests.
A. F. Majiske has purchased the
former Sarah White place in town
and is busy making repairs and
getting ready to move in.
George Stcagall and wife were
visiting friends in Lexington last
week. He is a patient at tha vet
erans hospital in Walla Walla.
School Support Law
Given Boost By
Voters Urged By
Local School Head
Morrow county teachers were
urged to acquaint the people of
their various teaching localities
with the basic school support fund
measure to be voted on in the No
vember elections in an address by
George Corwin, superintendent of
the Heppner schools, at the first
fall meeting of the Morrow Coun
ty Teachers association held Tues
day night at the Heppner school.
New officers elected at the meet
ing wer B. C. Forsythe, lone, pre
sident; Leroy Darling, Irrigon, vice
president; Mrs. Gladys Ely, lone,
secretary, and Mrs. Mary Hunt,
Lexington, treasurer. Leonard Pate,
Heppner, was elected delegate and
Miss Emma Crego, Irrigon, alter
nate, to represent the county at
the Oregon Education conference
o be held in Portland in November.
B. C. Forsythe also spoke on the
school fund measure which pro
vides a state fund sufficient to
produce $50 per capita for every
census school child. The objectives
of the fund are to give every child
an equal chance by equalizing Or
egon's educational opportunities, to
stabilize school support which per
mits long-range planning to fin
ance the program with state funds
so that support need not come
through the property tax, now the
only source available to the county
and local disrict, and to attract and
keep qualified teachers by estab
lishing schools on a sound finan
Each county in Oregon has been
given a financial quoja for support
of the bill and Morrow county has
collected its allotment of $115 and
sent it to the Oregon Education
association, it was reported. The
Heppner chamber of commerce,
Parent Teachers association and
the Morrow County Teachers as
sociation contributed to the fund.
Miss Margaret Gillis, Morrow
county health nurse, spoke briefly
on the school health program.
which includes a physical examin
ation for all first graders and
freshmen. Miss Katherine Mona
han, county - home demonstration
agent, and Miss Leta Humphreys,
chairman of the board of education
for the Heppner school district,
were special guests.
Over 50 teachers with their hus
bands and wives, enjoyed a pot
luck dinner beofre the meeting.
SHRINE CLUBS MEET
Members of the Morrow County
Shrine club and auxiliary held
their first fall business meetings
and joint social evening at the
Masonic hall last Saturday even
ing. Games played during the eve
ning included bridge, with high
scores going to Mrs. Blaine E. Isom
and Dr. I D. Tibbies; pinochle,
with high scores won by Blaine
Isom and Mrs. Gordon Banker,
and Chinese checkers, with high
scores won by Mr. ana ftirs.
Markham Baker of lone.
The auxiliary voted to send a
case of cereal to the Shrine hos
pital in Portland this nwnth and
to send similar items each month
GIRL SCOUTS MEET
The Heppner Girl Scouts held
their first fall meeting at the par
ish house Wednesday afternoon
and outlined their program for the
year. Donna Gayhart was elected
secretary and Marlene Dubois was
named to take care of the scrap
book for the year.
Mrs. J. L Hamlin is Girl Scout
leader and Mrs. Charles Stout and
Mrs. Richard Hayes are assistants.
The group will meet every Wed
nesday afternoon at the parish
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