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ppner Gazette Times
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September 26, 1946
Volume 63, Number 27
Hunting Season To
Open September 28
local nimrods are polishing their
rifles and donning red hats in pre
paration for the first day of hunt
ing season which opens this Sat
urday, Sept. 28, and extends thru
Oct. 25. C. W. Barlow, county
clerk, reports that licenses are be
ing issued at about the same rate
as last year.
The bag limit is one deer, either
black tail or mule, having not less
than forked antlers. A short sea
son for archers will be open from
September 28 to October 6 in a
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"Now when visitors come to Oregcn we can show them that the true
spirit of western hospitality as soon as they enter our state," said Judge
Bert Johnson, Morrow counly Keep Oregon Green chairman, in com
menting on the beautiful outdoor marker-signs erected at four main
highway entrance points to Oregon hy the State Highway Commission.
'These signs carry a dual message," lhe chairman pointed out. "They
first extend an official welcome to Oregon by an official agency of the
state, the Oregon State Highway Commission, and they thev ask the
visitor to be careful with fire and help protect our wonderful forest
Already four signs have been built and are in place at Rmiet ,nar
the Longview bridge; on the Coast highway near Brookings; on the
Redwoods highway south of Grants Pass; at the summit of the Siskivou
mountains south of Ashland The Commission has approved construction
of a fifth south of Klamath Falls mar the California line.
"4-H CLUBS ACTIVE IN -PEACE
AS IN WAR"
Above illustration thowi Stanley Brown, of Carlton, Oregon
with Champion Fat Lamb.
During the war years, the boys
and girls of the 4-H Clubs
throughout America formed one
of our first lines of defense.
Now that peace has returned to
thq world, these youthful farmers
are performing uuties which are
equally Important They are help
ing to keep up the nation's food
production at a time when starv
ing people the worlt". over need
help and need It badly.
As In past years, the Pacific
International Livestock Exposi
tion will work very closely with
4-H Clubs, encouraging them to
.greater efforts when these efforts
are sorely needed. The Pacific
Northwest holds an enviable rec
ord in number of such clubs. Here
in this section of the country
there are about 5000 4-H Clubs
which boast a membership of
sore ' ',000 active boys and girls.
I lured above is a typical 4-H
Ck.j member, Stanley Brown of
Carlton, Oregon. Stanley has par
ticipated in club work for some
ten years the maximum period
a boy may remain active under
existing club rules. The photo
graph shows him with a champ
ion fat lamb exhibited at the
1937 show and the smile on his
face indicates the pride he feels
In his accomplishment, Stanley
has also received high recogni
tion for his showing of beef
Stanley's grandfather, Frank
Brown, is one of the original or
ganizers of the Pacific Interna
tional Livestock Exposition, To
day he is one of the trustees of
the organization. During his more
active years, he was a widely
known exhibitor of sheep and
small portion of the Deschutes
game refuge for deer of either sex.
A portion of the Canyon Creek
refuge will be open to archers to
take deer of either sex from Oct. 9
The first of the special deer
shoots will be held in the Burnt
River area for deer of either sex
from Sept. 22 to 27. Only 100 tags
were authorized lur this hunt and
hunters will be required to check
in and out of the area at Hereford.
All checking stations maintained
by the game commission for spe
cial deer and 'elk shoots will open
at noon, one and one-half days be
fore the opening .of each season
and remain open until 5 p. m. the
day following the " end of the
Frank Brown, Jr., Stanley!
father, is also well known and
nationally recognized as an ex
cattle. He has- been a judge at
International Livestock shows at
hibitor of sheep and shorthorn
Chicago and at Toronto, Canada.
Stanley's successful career as
a 4-H' Club member and as
prize winning exhibitor has been
duplicated by many boys and
girls residing in .the Pad fie
Northwest These young peopl
will be much in evidence at the
forthcoming show of the Pacific
International Livestock Exposi
tion. In addition to these popular
4-H activities, there will be num
erous exhibits at- the Exposition
including those featuring Beef
and Dairy Cattle, Sheep and
Goats, Hogs, Horses, Poultry, Pet
Stock, Dogs, Land Products and
Industrial Exhibits. In addition to
these will be the usual number of
special exhibits which will prove,
as in the past, of great Interest
In all, there will be nineteen Sep.
arate and distinct shows.
Entertainment features t h 1 1
year, according to T, B. Wilcox,
Jr., President of the Exposition,
will include the customary brll
liqnt Horse Show and thrilling
Rodeo, the Calf Scramble which
will be of very special interest to
4-H boys, Carol Henry and
' Sweetheart," America's premier
High School horse, and the fam
ous Portland Police Band. .,
This year's show, in so far as
entertainment is concerned, will
unquestionably set a new high
standard. At least such a result
is confidently anticipated by Wil
cox and bis associates.
Lifted in Forested
.Areas of District
Hunters Urged to
Fire closures on all areas within
and adjacent to the Umatilla Na
tional forest except the Mill Creek
watershed, are lifted effective at
once, stated Carl Ewing, supervisor
of the district, this morning.
Early rains have made forested
areas fairly safe for the present,
Ewing said, but warned that any
protracted dry spell would again
dry out the forest fuels. Forest
users, especially hunters, should
continue to use all precautions to
keep camp and warming fires
from escaping and be sure all light
ed materials are out' before leav-
ling them. The campfire permit and
no smoKing wnne traveling rules
will be suspended September 30.
Foresters are elated at the ex
cellent fire record this sason. Of
117 firrs only nine were caused by
man. This is less than eight percent.
probably the lowest percentage
ever attained on this forest.
Glen Jorgensen, local ranger in
charge of the Heppner district, ex
presses sincere appreciation for the
cooperation of the forest using pub
lic in preventing forest fires and
also for help in suppressing the 20
firts started by lightning in the
local area. '
FOREST AND RANGE NEWS
' Carl Ewing, supervisor, and John
Clouston, range examiner, both of
Pendleton, are on the district this
Glenn Parsons and Ken Keeling
are scaling timber in the Harring
ton creek area.
, The lookout on Arbuckle moun
tain, Harold Sanders Jr., has ternv
inated his job and plans on going to
Bert Mason Jr. who has been
assisting Ken Keeling in cruising
this summer, has taken a plane for
Syracuse, N. Y. to attend Syra
Louis Gilliam and Orville Corley
are trying to replenish the fuel
supply for the district by cutting
wood at Opal and Tupper this
All of the sheepmen have left
the national forest ranges. The
middle of September is the latest
any of the sheep stay in the for
ests. Grazing sason for cattle rang
es closes Oct. 15.
Examination of the grass reseed
ing done in the fall of 1944 on the
Mahogany Ridge burn indicates
that the seeding was very succcss
lul. Wherever the ground fuels
were heavy enough to leave a bed
of ashes, a good stand of grass was
obtained. Areas where the original
ground cover was composed of sage
brush and scattered junipers, suit
able seed bed was lacking and the
reseeding results were a failure.
Grass species most successful were
crested wheat, timothy, big blue
grass, orchard grass, tall meadow
oatgrass, chewings fescue, and
Vows Taken In
At a 7:30 o'clock wedding cere
mony performed Wednesday eve
ning, Sept. 25, at the Augustana
Lutheran church in Portland, Miss
Florence Bergstrom and Lawrence
Bcckct, well known Heppner
young people, exchanged marriage
The bride was attractive in an
iiutumn green suit with gray ac
cessories and wore a white orchid
Miss Esther Bergstrom, sister of
the bride, was bridesmaid and
wore a brown suit with brown ac
cessories. Best man was Henry
Suter of Portland.
Attending the wedding from
Heppner were Mrs. Louise King,
James J. Farley and Miss Esther
Both Mr. and Mrs. Bccket grad
uated from the Heppner high
school. Mr. Bccket, son of Mr. end
Mrs. Walter Bccket of Heppner,
was in the Pacific with the army
about four years. Mrs. Bccket has
been employed as secretary in the
eoiuity agent's office and treasurer
of the AAA.
Following a wedding trip to the
coast, Mr. and Mis. Beckct will
live at the Becket ranch at Eight
Mile where he is engaged in
Bee Club Report
Hy Betty Graves
The 4-H Beef club met Sept 15
at tile home of Nelson Anderson,
county agent,. There were 13 mem
County fair and Pacific Inter
national were discussed.
The next meeting will be Oct. 20
at the John Graves ranch. It will
be the closing meeting for the 1945
4 Beef club and the opening of
the 1940-47 season. All members
and members' parents are invited
to attend. Also, new prospects who
wish to join and their parents are
' Cl.ilr Younir nnd E. M. Corrlgan
auditors from the secretary of
slate's office in Salem, are audit
ing books at the county court house
Growth of Air Travel
Justifies Flying Field
A new 45x35 foot concrete shop
and classroom facilities to comply
with regulations for a G I flight
training course, which it is expect
ed to open in about six weeks, is
under construction at the Lexing
ton airport, Jack Forsythe, owner
of the Forsythe Flying Service,
Any G I can take a primary
flight course up to a private license
under the GI bill, Forsythe pointed
out Four planes, including a four
passenger Stinson, two two-passenger
Aeroncas and one two-passenger
Luscombe are now based at
the field. Jay Landis and Forsythe
are instructors. As soon as the new
shop is completed a full time air
plane mechanic will be employed
Garland Swanson of lone was
elected secretary-treasurer of the
Oregon organization of Flying Far
mers Monday at a convention of
Flying Farmers held in Spokane
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of
Morrow county people also at
tending the convention were Or
ville Cutsforth, one of the delegates
from eastern Oregon who flew
there in his new Aeronca Champ
ion; Alonzo Henderson, mayor of
Lexington, Milton Morgan and
Lloyd Rice, both of lone. Flying to
Spokane with Jack Forsythe were
Albert Lindstrom, Franklin Lind
strom and Garland Swanson, all of
"Purpose of the convention, spon
sored by the Farm Trio Weeklies
of Oregon, Washington and Idaho
in conjunction with the state col
leges of the three states, is to or
ganize the state groups, aid farm
ers in their flying and to promote
flying among them," Forsythe ex
plained. The town of Lexington is com
pleting the one large hangar at the
News Briefs Around Town
Word has been received that
Mrs Oavton Shaw (Harriet Hager)
has been released from the oxygen
tent and is slowly improving at
th homital in Ft Sill. Okla. Her
baby son is also out of the incu
bator and improving sausfactorialy.
Hennnpr students who are leav
ing this week and next to attend
Oregon State college in Corvaliis
Howard Pettviohn. Robert
Van Schoiack. Betty Jane Adams,
Joene Brown, Howard Gilliam, Ted
Ferguson. Helen Blake and Hugh
Misa Mariorie Sims and her
friend. Miss Josephine Price of
Corvaliis, left Monday for Corvaliis
after visiting Miss Sims aunt and
uncle, Dr. and Mrs. A. D. McMur-
do. Thev will resume their studies
at Oregon State college.
rut-nf-town visitors in Heppner
Monday were Fred Magill of Cecil,
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. McGough from
Rhea creek and Mr. and Mrs. Cleo
Drake of lone.
I and Mrs A. D. McMurdo
left Wednesday for Portland where
they will visit their son and wile,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McMurdo,
and will continue to Gearhart
where Dr. McMurdo will attend a
medical meeting. Thev were ac
companied by Mrs. Ed Hunt who
will visit her sister in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Farrens
and small son left Sunday for
Portland where they will take the
train to Chicago, Mrs. Farrens' for
mer home. Mr- Farrens, a former
ensign in the navv and employ
ed by the forest service this sum
mer, plans to enter Northwestern
iniversity for the mid-winter term.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ayers of But
i r creek are the rjarents of a dau
ghter, Rae Kathleen, born in Pen
dleton Sept. 21.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas are
taking a month's vacation with re
latives in Colorado.
T Herbert Poulsen and Dr.
Ethel Poulsen and their daughter
of Cambridge, 111. are staying at
thi Henoner hotel a few days while
looking over their ranch interests
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Carlson have
been spending a few days in the
county this week, coming trom
their new home at Woodburn, to
which Dlace thev moved a few
weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. Carlson
have retired from farming, whicn
thev followed so successfully for
many years in the Gooseberry sec
tion, having turned operation ot tno
ranch over to their son Charles,
will enjoy the fruits of their labors
in the salubrious Willamette valley.
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Beard of Kla
math Falls will be guests of Mr-
and Mrs. Bert Kane during the
first two weeks of hunting season.
Beards and Mrs. Kane recently re
MirmJ from a fishinu' trip south of
the Grangeville country in Idaho.
Mr, and Mrs. Harvey Miller of
Portland were week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Smith, bat
nvdav pvonina Mr. and Mrs. Miller
were soccial guests at a politick
dinner ' given by members of the
Sewing club and their husbanets
at the Smith home and were pre
sented a Eoing-awav gift
Mrs. Etta C. Hunt of Portland
has been visiting relatives in the
counlv the Past month.
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Bibby and
James Valentine left Sunday for
Portland with a shipment of cattle.
airport and laying a concrete floor
for it Forsythe said. When the
rains begin the runways will be
graded and improved and the road
and taxi strips will be graveled.
The Flying Service, which has
been in operation a year, has in
creased its planes from one 2-pass-
enger Taylorcraft to the four
planes previously listed. Opera
tions began on the field with no
buildings. Interest in the port and
service has increased all the time
and in the spring it is hoped to
increase the number of planes.
"The biggest item of business at
the field at present is in charter
flying," Forsythe disclosed. "Over
100 hours of flying time were char
tered both this month and last
Charter flights to date have been
as far east as Chicago and Mis
souri and south to Sacramento.
The majority of flights, however,
are made to Portland, Spokane
and Seattle. An average of four or
five transient planes use the field
each week for gassing up or bring
ing people to visit in the valley."
A Email amount of plane cargo
service has been done, mainly dur
ing harvest to obtain parts for
Interest in student flying is also
increasing, with about 25 students
now taking lessons, Forsythe said.
Students who have soloed are Ver
non M linkers, Archie M linkers,
Orville Cutsforth, Gene Rietmann,
Kenneth Smouse, Leonard M link
ers. Garland Swanson, C. C. Car
michael, Lloyd Rice, Earl McKin
ney, Loyd Burkenbine, Jack Mer
rill, and one girl, Joene Brown.
Miss Brown is the first of the
students to get her pilot license,
which she received Wednesday
morning at Pendleton,
Mr, and Mrs. Roy Hams and son
Jack of Portland will be guests of
Mrs. Hams' mother, Mrs. Emma
Ashinhust and Mr. Hams' brother,
Jim Hams and family in Hard
man during the hunting season
The brothers plan a hunting trip
during the Portlander's visit here.
Mr. and Mrs. John Brosnan and
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch of But
ter creek were business visitors in
Heppner this week.
Mrs. Lucy Rodgrs was hostess
to the Bookworm club Tuesday
evening. Mrs. J. O. Turner review
ed the book, "The American."
Mrs. Loyal Parker was hostess
to the Past Matrons club for their
first fall meeting Monday evening.
A social evening was enjoyed fol
lowing a short business session.
Bird study was enjoyed by mem
bers of the Brownie Scouts at a
meeting held Tuesday afternoon in
the basement of the Christian
church. Mrs. Stephen Thompson
leader, and Mrs. Conley Lanham,
assistant directed the meeting. The
Scouts are members of the Junior
Mrs. J. K. Charlton of Baker has
been visiting at the home of her
son, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becket,
the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Winchester,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mankin and
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith re
turned Monday from a weeks
horseback trip around by Hard-
man to Ditch creek and back, cov
ering nearly 100 miles. The party
stopped over at the Winchester
cabm on Ditch creek.
Walter Luckman returned this
week from Nevada where he has
been visiting friends. He is pre
paring to make a trip to his native
England to spend the winter.
Mrs. Anna McNamee has sold
the former Gammell property on
Chase street to Harry Munkers of
lone. The Munkers have moved
into their new home.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Engkraf and
Harry and Jule Wampo were sal
mon fishing at Celilo Sunday. They
returned with one 30-pound and
one 28-pound salmon.
Announcements have been re
ceived hire of the marriage of Miss
Margaret Brugman to Lloyd Collins
of Portland on Aug. 31 in that city.
Mrs. Adolph Hayden and daugh
ter of Stanficld visited Friday and
Saturday with her mother, Mrs. S
Mr. and Mrs. John Saager and
Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Ison enjoyed
a drive around the John Day loop
Frank Turner drove to Pendleton
Sunday and brought back Mrs.
Turner who had been there in a
hospital under observation the past
Miss Margaret Hughlctt, high
school home economics teacher,
moved to one of the Court apart
ments last week.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Turner this week are their son,
R. V. Turner, and son-in-law, Fred
Allison, both of Portland.
Service discharges were filed at
county clerk's ofiice this week for
Edgar Ottis East, Dlzcll G. Loyd,
and Robert Franklin Blackwell.
Mrs. Florence Paul left tlus week
for Portland where she will spend
the winter. .
Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman made a
business rip to The Dalles Tuesday
Week's News From
lone and Vicinity
By Mrs. Echo Pahnateer
The Social club of the Eastern
Star will meet Oct 2 at the Ma
sonic hall for a clean up day, with
potluck dinner at noon.
The Ameca club met Wednesday
of last week at the home of Mrs.
Richard Lundell, with 19 members
present Mrs. Lloyd Morgan assist
ed Mrs. Lundell. The afternoon
was spent at playing court whist
Mr. and Mrs. Charles O'Connor
and June Griffith spent last week
Mrs. Omar Rietmann and son
Gene are leaving Tuesday morning
for Corvaliis where Gene will at
tend Oregon State college.
Garland Swanson, Franklin and
Albert Lindstrom flew to Spokane
with Jack Forsythe Monday morn
ing to attend a three-day conven
tion for the purpose of organizing
"Flying Farmers'" club. Milton
Morgan and Lloyd Rice drove over.
The Clyde Denneys and Mrs. Ag-
ness Wilcox have purchased a
home in Portland next to Mrs. Inez
Norman and Roland Bergstrom
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Berg
strom, are attending Pacific uni
versity at Forest Grove.
Willows grange held its regular
meeting Saturday night A potluck
supper was served before grange.
The dance which was scheduled
for Saturday night was cancelled.
Mrs. Blaine Blackwell of Salem
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Sam
The HEC of Willows grange
met at the home of Mrs. Donald
Heliker Thursday, Sept. 19 in an all
day meeting, with a potluck dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rietmann
received word from their son Rob
ert whq is in the U. S. army that
he is on his way home from Japan
where he has been stationed for
There has been some more mov
ing in this vicinity in recent weeks.
Fred Pettyjohn purchased and
moved on the Mason ranch on
Rhea creek. The Alvin Bunch's
moved into the house on the Fred
Mankin place that was vacated by
the Pettyjohns. Mr. and Mrs.
Franklin Ely of Morgan moved into
the Oscar Peterson house that was
vacated by the Bunch s. Mr. and
Mrs. Susie McCoy purchased the
Robert Bo Us house and moved into
S. L. 'Wiles has purchased a new
station wagon to be used as a
Fred Severs of Hermiston is con
ducting skating at the American
Legion hall over week-ends.
Ted Griffin is attending denial
school at Vanport.
Continued on Fact six
Land Leveling Work
Gets Under Way on
Rhea Creek Ranch
Tjnd leveline orjerations were
started on the Ed Rugg ranch on
Rhoa creek this week following
completion of work on the Newt
O'Harra ranch in Lexington, Wenry
Peterson chairman of the boara
of supervisors of the Heppner
Soil Conservation district said to
FWnro movuiB' his eauipment to
Rhea creek. Richard Maeder, con
tractor from Pendleton, leveled
bottom land for Delbert Emert at
lone, Peterson said. One 8-acre
MA of it-Heated bottom land nas
been completed at the Rugg ranch
and leveling has b?cn started on
another 7-acre field.
nthnr soil conservation work be-
in the HeDBner district
this month includes the installation
of contour terraces on the Kalpn
Beamer ranch for peimanent guide
lines in contour operations and
the seeding of gulleys to grass on
the Blue Mt Ranch operated by
N ivrsonnel furnished to tne
Heppner district by the Soil Con
servation Service include Arthur
C. L. Jetley, civil engineer, and
Jess Paine, engineering aid.
Engineering surveys for conser
vation work are furnished by SCS
technicians cooperating with the
Heppner Soil Conservation dis
trict with offices in the bank build
ing, Peterson said.
ATS MORE LISTINGS
FOR BIG AUCTION SALE
Bob Runnion says folks are nst
i tnff with him for his big
mid-October sale but that he needs
lot more listings before he starts
People desiring to sell ott some
iVioir urrilu property, no mat
ter what it is, should get in touch
with Runnion immediately.
TEMPORARY JUDGE NAMED
Judge Ralph S. Hamilton ot oena
r.. hen anoointed circuit judge
for the Umatilla-Morrow district
for a period of 60 days to fill in
during the absence of Judge Calvin
L. Sweek who is ill.
The Morrow County Public
Health association will meet Mon
day, Sept. 30, at 8 p. m. in the of
fice of Mrs. Clara B. Gertson in
.r. rilu huildinff.
The new pastor of the Methodist
church, the Rev. J. Palmer Sorlein
of Mohall, N. D-, is expected to be
here to fill the pulpit Oct S.
Feted Last Night
Teachers in the Heppner schools
were special guests at a reception
held. Wednesday night at Church of
Christ under the direction of the
Mrs- Tress McClintock, president
of P-TA, gave the welcoming ad
dress and George Corwtn, school
superintendent gave the response
Jack O'Connor was master of cere
monies and music was furnished by
Mrs. C. C. Dunham, Mrs. Tom Wil
son and Mrs. J. O. Turner, and
readings by Carolyn Miller.
Preceding the reception, teach
ers were dinner guests at various
Heppner homes. Mrs. Edna Turner
was entertained at dinner by Mrs.
Hazel Benge; Mr. and Mrs. W. O.
Dix were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Gonty; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas
Ogletree were entertained by Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Davis and Mrs.
Ethel Adams and Miss Margaret
Hughlett were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Stephen Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pate were
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Blaine Isom; Miss Marguerite Gla
vey and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Er-
win were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Becket; Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Davis were entertained at the Or
ville Smith home, and Mr- and Mrs.
Sam McMillan were, at the Joe
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Miller en
tertained for Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Smith; Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Fer
guson had as guests Mr. and Mrs.
Irl Clary, and Mr- and Mrs. R. B.
Rice had Mrs. Helena Estudillo as
a dinner guest
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wightman
were dinner guests of Mr- and Mrs.
Frank Connor; Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Corwin were guests at the Tress
McClintock home, and Mr. and
Mrs. William Cochell were guests
at the L. E. Dick Jr. home.
ANDREW VAN SCHOIACK
WEDS PORTLAND GIRL
Mrs. Beth Evancho of Portland
became the bride of Andrew Van
Schoiack at a simple wedding cer
emony in the Baptist manse in
Walla Walla Saturday afternoon,
Sept. 14, with the Rev. Clankenhorn
officiating. The bride, daughter of
Mrs. Frank Barclay and Marion
Van Schoiack of Portland, was at
tractive in a blue ensemble and
carried red roses. The groom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Van
The couple returned from a wed
ding trip in Washington on Sun
day and will make their home at
the Van Schoiack ranch where Mr.
Van Schoiack and his father are
IMPROVES OFFICE SPACE
Alterations have been completed
in the office of Dr. C. C. Dunham
this week which will permit ot
more space for treating rooms. Di
viding the former waiting room in
half. Dr. Dunham now has ade
quate waiting room and private
office separate from his treating
The work was done by Howard
Keithley, local contractor.
Gus Nikander returned to work
Monday after being confined to his
home with flu the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Lynch moved
last week from the Case apartments
to a cabin at the former CCC camp.
Mr. and Mrs- George Corwin and
family moved this week' from the
Anna Q. Thomson house on Balti
more to the Harvey Miller house
on North Court.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Petty and
family have purchased the Simpson
Halley home in the north end of
town and moved here from La
Grande this week. He will be em
ploye! by Afton Gayhart.
Steward Cole is re-decorating
Mrs. Anna Q. Thomson's apart
ments on Court street
Mr. and Mrs. J. C Wegner have
moved into one of the Case apart
ments recently vacated by Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Bergstrom who have mov
ed to lone. Mr. Wegner is in charge
of the road grading on the Lexing-
Mr. and Mrs. Don Fleck and Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Grabill visited
friends in Dayton over the week
end. Mrs. T. E. Claire of Portland vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lucas over
the week-end enroute home from
a vacation in Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. Faris Prock and
daugter returned Sunday night
from Tacoma where they moved
the Walt Barger family. Mr. Barger,
public accountant, will remain in
Heppner until January before re
joining his family.
Miss Marie Healy is convalescing
at the home of her parents, Mr.
and, Mrs. John Healy. She has been
under medical observation in a
Pendleton hospital the past three
Mr. and Mrs. Buce Lindsey spent
the week-end at Boardman with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R.
L. W. Briggs, county treasurer,
was confined to his home with the
flu the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones re
turned Satuday from Eugene where
they left their daughter, Loma
Mae, who will enter her junior year
at Nortwcst Christian college. An
other daughter, Mrs. N. O. Wash
burn, accompanied them on the
Sell Retail Branch
Of Dairy Business
Umatilla Co-op of
Hermiston to Take
Up Milk Delivery
Following over 41 years In the
dairy business in this locality, the
Wightman Brothers, operators of
the Alfalfa Lawn Dairy, have sold
the retail part of their business and
the processing plant located below
town to the Umatilla Cooperative
Creamery of Hermiston. The Co
op will take over the operation Oct.
1 and distribute from the Heppner
plant with the regular daily de
livery. The Wightman brothers will keep
all their cattle and ranches and
operate on a wholesale basis, John
Wightman said. Mr. and Mrs
Wightman plan to remain on the
Blue Mt ranch in the summer and
winter in Heppner. Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Graham will continue to
live on the upper ranch on Willow
creek and Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Wightman will remain on the low
er Willow creek ranch. The dairy
herd consists of registered and
grade Guernseys and Ayrshires.
Operation of the retail business,
which includes Heppner, Lexing
ton, lone and Kinzua, will be man
aged by Herman McNeill, who will
move with his family into the for
mer Wightman apartment Oct 1.
Herman Plass, manager of the
Umatilla Cooperative Creamery, in
Heppner this week stated that the
Co-op expects to give the consum
ers the best quality products and
service as they have received in
the past by the Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
The Co-op will carry a full line of
ttairy products, including cream,
cheese and butter, Mr. Plass said.
'We hope to make and keep as
many friends as the Alfalfa Lawn
Dairy has in this area," Plass stat
John and Robert Wightman
started the dairy August 1, 1905,
just 41 years ago last month. Driv
en by one horse, John Wighman
ran the first regular milk wagon
that was used in Heppner. Later
the first Heppner milk wagon came
to a tragic end when Hallowe'en
pranksters dumped it in a gully
below town and a new wagon had
to be shipped from the east at
considerable freight expense.
. The Wightmans milked between
20 and 25 head of cattle when the
dairy was first opened and at the
peak of their business milked about
70 head. The first milking machine
was installed in 1924 and a raw
milk plant was installed in con
nection with the milk house when
they built a new barn in 1911. The
first pasteurization plant was in- :
stalled in 1927. Eleven years later
the barn and pasteurization plant
were burned to the ground, July
1938. The present pasteurization
plant on the highway below town
was finished in 1940.
Man Dies at Sea
Word has .been received by Mrs.
Elsie Stevenson of Portland of the
death at sea of her son, Geoge Law
ence "Steve" Stevenson, 37, it was
learned in Heppner yesterday by
Mrs. Glenn Hayes, an aunt of the
deceased. The body will arrive in
Seattle Sunday, Sept. 29, and burial
will be in Heppner with funeral
arrangements to be announced la
ter. Stevenson, who was bom in Hep
pner and attended the Heppner
schools, joined the merchant ma
rines after receiving his discharge
from the army. Previously he had
worked for the Shell Oil Co. in
Arlington, The Dalles and Port
land. Besides his mother, he is surviv
ed by a sister, Mrs. John Freund,
and a niece. Miss Jean Freund, of
Joe Hughes Jr. left Wednesday
for McMinnville where he will live
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Keith
Marshall, until January when e
will enter the University of On g in
at Eugene. Mr. Marshall is attend
ing Linfield college.
Jack Parrish and Glen Cox n
arrived in Heppner Friday from
Valdez, Alaska where they worked
for the Alaskan Road Commission
since the middle of May. They re
sumed their studies at Heppner
high school this week.
Miss Margaret Gillis, county
health nurse, Dr. A. D. McMurdo,
county physician, and Mrs. Lucy
Rixlgers, county school superinten
dent, were in Boardman Monday
giving school physical examina
tions. Business visitors in Heppner the
first of the week included Hi rnian
I. Klendwurth of Hatton, Wash.,
Oien O. Brace of Gilliam county
and A. C. Keene and son Iirye
Harvey White, proprietor of the
Heppner Cafe, returned Wednesday
from a flight trip to Wyoming, Col
orado and Utah points. This was
the first time he had iuktn to the
air since l'J22 and he found a great
differenc in the planes of the two
Mrs. Lee Howell went te Port
land Saturday to be with her mo
ther, Mrs. Mary Sowers, wlio u
recuperating from a recent operation.