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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, October 10, 1946
Volume 63, Number 29
4-H Beef Clubbers
Doing OK at P. I.,
County Agent Says
Two Successful in
Taming Animals in
Wild Calf Scramble
Morrow county 4-H clubbers, of
wnien there is a good representa
tion, are doing all rieht bv them.
selves at the Pacific International
rjcposition in Portland this week.
That is the word received by the
Gazette Times from Nelson Ander
son, county agent, who is in charge
of the group. The youngsters have
been receiving premiums and re
cognition at the big show, bring
ing their county to the fore, the
The 4-H clubbers have a full
schedule of activities at Camp
Plummer. All beef calves were in
place at the opening of the show
Saturday and will be on display
during the week before being de
livered to their buyers Saturday
morning. The 4th fat steer auction
sale was held Wednesday at which
Morrow county members had nine
A new event, the "calf scram
ble," where eight calves art turn
ed loose at each rodeo and horse
show performance for 16 members
to scramble around over has prov
ed a popular innovation for club
members, their parents, and the
rodeo audiences. Three Morrow
county club members, Ronald Ba
ker, Helmuth Herman and "Fritz"
Cutsforth, are contestants and two
of them, Baker and Herman, were
successful in taming wild calves
which are theirs for the catching.
The calves, of the Angus steer type
will be brought home and fed foi
exhibition at the 1947 P. I.
Accompanying the club members
to Portland were Mr. and Mrs. E
M. Baker of lone, Mr. and Mrs. O.
W. Cutsforth, Lexington, Mr. and
Mrs. John Graves, Heppner, and
Mrs. G. Herman, lone.
Brother of Mrs. C. P.
Brown Polio Victim
Mrs. C. P. Brown and other re
latives living in this area received
word the past week of the death
of her brother, Jack Spurlock, at
Porterville, Calif., on Sept. 24. Mr.
Spurlock was the victim of polio
myelitis, contracted during an epi
demic at Porterville, and was ill
about one week. Burial was at
Ava Mo., home of the Spurlock
He is survived by his wife and
three daughters, two sisters, Mrs.
C. P. Brown of Heppner and Mrs.
Roy Johnson of Pendleton, and one
brother, Milton Spurlock, of Pen
dleton. Austin Goodman of Portland was
a visitor the past week at the home
of his sister and brother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brown. He
came primarily on a hunting trip
and was successful in bagging a
Bend Rector Will
Speak Monday Night
Archdeacon Neville Blunt re
ceived word Wednsday from Rev
G. R. V. Bolster of Bend stating
that he will visit All Saints Epis
copal church Monday evening, Oct.
14. Rev. Bolster is rector of Trln
ity church at Bend.
The visitation is being made by
Rev. Bolster for the purpose of re
porting on the general convention
of the church held in Philadelphia.
in September. He was the clerical
delegate from the eastern Oregon
Mrs. Lorena McNair, grand wor
thy matron and Miss Edna Da ugh
erty, grand organist, of the Order
of Eastern Star for Oregon, were
luncheon guests Thursday of Dr.
and Mrs. C. C. Dunham and Mr.
and Mrs. O. G. Crawford at the
Lucas Place. The visitors are res
idents of Ashland, former home of
the Heppner folks.
RKCENT OREGON VISITOR
Senator Wherry of Nebraska,
republican whip in the United
States senate, announced on a
recent visit to Oregon that he
would seek abolishment of the
OI'A. The senator visited sever
al western states and found aan
llmcnt Increasing in favor of dli
rnntlnuins the government ag-
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Happenings mf the
Week at Beardman
Mar. Charles Anderegg was call
ed to Portland Saturday. Her son,
Bill Garrivson was seriously hurt
in a saw mill. One foot was cut
off and the other badly hurt .
Dale Russell and Janice Evelyn
West of Arlington were married
Saturday, Oct 5 at the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey West Sr.
A reception was given after the
ceremony at the Christian church.
After a few days wedding tnp the
young couple will be at home in
Boardman. Dale is the eldest son
of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Russell and
is employed as third trick operator
Ladies Aid met at the home of
Mrs. Marie Lehmen Wednesday.
There was a good attendance and
the committee served a delicious
lunch. Committee members were
Mrs. Russell Miller, John Partlow,
Wyn Dyer and the hostess.
Hilma Lee Tyler spent several
days last week with Etta Jones,
also calling on other friends.
Msr. Earl Briggs left for Port
land Friday to spend a week with
Mr. Briggs' nephew and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reed.
Mrs. Esther Knight and children
moved to Pendleton Sunday where
they will make their home.
Lelon and Wesley McLouth mo
tored to Tauchet, Wash. Thursday
to visit a brother and family Mr.
and Mrs. Albert McLouth.
Vernon Russell came from O.S.C.
at Corvallis Friday to spend the
week-end with his parents Mr. and
Mrs. S. C. Russell and to attend
the wedding of his brother Dale,
returning to school Sunday.
Mrs. Leo Putman and son Robert
and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Forrest
Putman of Vancouver, Wash, were
week-end guests at the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. Cus McLouth.
Roy Ball Jr. took his mother,
Mrs. Roy Ball and Mrs. Adeline
Baker to Heppner Saturday to at
tend the nutrition meet held there.
Mrs. William Lilly and sons Bob
and Richard of Bamhart drove
down Saturday to attend Pomona
grange and to visit friends.
Mr and Mrs. Basil Cramer left
for Spokane last week to be gone
several days visiting Mrs. Cramer's
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brown motor
ed to Pendleton Saturday. Mrs.
Brown went to consult a physician
about an infected finger.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Miller and
children Jimmie and Patsy motor
ed to Portland Sunday to be gone
Audrey Wilson of The Dalles
spent the week-end with her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wilson.
Audrey is attending school in The
Dalles and living with her sister,
Mrs. Elsie McCaskey.
Clifford Pool left Saturday for
the Carolina Islands. He is em
ployed by Pomeroy and Company
contractors, and will gone about a
year. Mrs. Pool went as far as San
rtancisco with nun but wiu reiurn
later to their farm here. Mr. and
Mrs. Archer will be in charge of
the farm during the Pools' absence.
Lois Messenger spent the week
end with her parvnts, Mr. and Mrs.
Ii T. Messenger, returning to ner
scnool in The Dalies Sunday. Mrs.
Messenger is still unable to be out.
Eastern Oregon Post
According to the East Oregonian
of Oct. 8, the Rev. Line W. Barton,
rector of Grace church, Orange, N.
J., has accepted an appointment as
bishop of eastern Oregon, Episcopal
While the bishop-elect has made
no definite announcement, it is ex
pec ted that he will make Pendle
ton his headquarters, occupying the
bishopric formerly the home of
Bishop William P. Remington, now
suffragan bishop of Pennsylvania,
whom Mr. Barton will succeed.
Consecration of Mr. Barton will
be In Norwalk, 0., his birthplace
Nov. 26, after which he and his
wife will visit the district. They
will return to New Jersey for
Christmas but will return to east
ern Oregon early next year.
Dr. und Ms. A. D. McMurdo
attended a meeting of the Medical
society In Pendleton Thursday.
Mrs. J. O. Rasmus, proprietor
of Nora's Shop, Is spending the
week In Portland buying stock
Mrs. Elbert Cox Is "keeping store"
in her absence.
Mr, and Mrs. J. D. French of
Gurdane were business visitors in
Melvln Mover was taken by am
bulance to a Pendleton hospital
Tuesday suffering from an attack
Mr. and Msr. W. C. Rosewall
drove to Walla Walla Tuesday af
temoon when Mrs. Rosewall enter'
td St. Mary's hospital for major
25th of October
Day Scheduled For
Triple A, Extension
And Soil Services
Morrow county farmers will have
an oportunity to study farm-tes'-H
methods of combatting wind and
water erosion at the Columbh B .
sin Conservation Field Day Oct.
25, it was announced early this
week by the Morrow county AA
New conservation practices for
coping with erosion problems com
mon to wheat farms in the entire
area will be inspected during an
all-day tour to start at Arlington
at 9 a.m. the announcement said.
All county growers are being in
cited to join those from th? four
other Columbia basin counties in
seeing how conservation farming
pays off both in better yields and
in torjs of topsoil saved, Th,
county committee is making ar
rangements for a special caravan
from this county, and hopes that
at least 100 wheat growers will at
tend the tour.
The field day is being arranged
by the state PMA committee, in
cooperation with the Soil Cons r
vation service and the Oregon
State college extension service.
Some progress has been made
toward conservation farming in
Morrow county in the past decade.
But the survey of conservation
needs on county farms made last
spring shows that the surface has
barely been scratched in checking
soil erosion and depletion. Each
year more fertility is being taken
out than is. b.ing put back, and
a little more topsoil is being lost
through washing and blowing. It is
a matter of great concern to all,
and this field day has been ar
ranged to demonstrate what can
be dpne and the help that is
available for doing it, the commit
tee pointed out.
Count Draws 60
Days and $150 Fine
Sixty days in jail and a fine of
$150 and costs was the sentence
meted out to Patrick "Seaman Pat"
Doherty when he appeared before
Justice of the Peace J. O. Hag'er on
a charge of driving while drunk.
Doherty's arrest followed an acci
dent near Lexington Friday night
in which he allegedly crashed two
cars with serious damage to one
and minor damage to the other.
The badly damaged car belong
ed to Gary Galenbeck, who, with
Billy French was taking a short
ride following the show. Galen
beck had just bought the car, a
1929 model, from Hubert Wilson
and got it out of the garage Friday
evening after it had undergone an
overhaul job. The boys drove to
Lexington and were returning to
Heppner when they saw another
car approaching in the middle ol
the highway. Galenbeck staled that
he got out on the shoulder of the
road to avoid being hit but could
n't dodge the oncoming car. A se
cond car following the Galenbeck
car also was hit but was not seri
ously damaged. Galenbeck s car is
almost a total loss.
Doherty was driving James Mo-
nahan's car and was minus a uii-
vcr's license when taken uuo cus
tody by Sheriit C. J. I), bauman.
Grand Lodge Officers
Pay Official Visit
' Locust chapter No. 121, Order of
the Eastern Star was hostess Wed
nesday evening to the lodges of
the district when the worthy grand
matron, Mrs. Lorena McNair oi
Ashland, paid an official visit. Mrs
McNair was accompanied by Miss
Edna Daugherty of Ashland, grand
Ruth chapter of Heppner exem
plified tlie initiatory work and the
balloting, while the hostess chapter
conducted the opening and closing
ceremonies, and later served re
freshments. During the social hour Miss Dau
gherty, who is a concert pianist,
played two numbers to the delight
of the gathering.
Mrs. Lela S. Brown tins week
announced the engagement of her
daughter, Darleen Biddle, to Rob
ert M. Hoskins, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Hoskins of lone. The
wedding date has been set for 8
o'clock p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at
the Cooperative Church of lone.
An Invitation is extende-d to re
latives and friends to attend.
The bride-to-be was queen ot the
1946 Heppner Rodeo. She is a
graduate of lone high school and
a popular young lady of lone and
vicinity. The groom also is n grad
veteran of World War II.
uate of lone high school and a
MRS. MARGARET HAVEL V
Kidnaped woman found safe.
ERNEST WILLIAM AVERY
Nabbed at Heppner.
Of Fr3 Press
Our American way of life will
be preserved so long as we main
tain a fre:1 press. That, in effect,
was the pi:.: of a talk delivered by
Francis Nickerson on behalf of Na
lional Newsp. per week b.fore the
luncheon forum of the Heppner
chamber of commerce Monday
noon at th Lucas place.
Nickerson recited a brief history
of the progress oi printing and the
newsp:.per industry from the time
of th-j intiuJuciion of the Guten
berg press, showing what a promi
nent pait the press has played in
the a Va:-Cv of civilization, not
alone as it dispenser of news bid,
in the inuuling ot public opinicnj
as well. He stated his belief that !
although at one time th nev. s, ;,- I
pers mij-'ht have been guilty uf j
selling out to selfish groups, and j
as to thai he had no defir.il-.' '
proof, h. is quite ceitain that the
press today is tnut pendent m
thought and action and as such
is truly demoe'Kitic.
Pcferrinii' to errors occinriMtt ir.
the newspapers, th speaker was
of the (jiiui'.i lint ediiors are
or. I s luit'i. :i 'i .0 the rest of the
popuhi.ion onj that many tim
th.y are vi' :im.; of t; Ise rcv ts
( F.. Carlson, former Goosebor-
T.-E vn:rH3fnviss mam knows "which wav
Tiiii WitO CLOWS?., r .ICI'Af-.ED FOR WHATEVER
MAY COt.-.E. I'.r 10 TETTER ACLE TO TAKE
:.- s ADVANTAGE C, OPFCfiTUNITIES AS THEY ARISE.
1 (t' . : .si.' . ,
Its WEATHERvVISE to put money into
U.S. SAVINGS BONDS, LIFE INSURANCE AND SAVINGS
ACCOUNTS. ..WITH THESE RESERVES SAFEGUARDING
OUR FAMILIES' FUTURE, WE ARC FREER TO SEEK
OPPORTUNITIES FOR FINANCIAL. BETTERMENT
AND THE BUILDINS Of FULLER LIVES.
ALVIN (BUD) DAHL
Taken with Mrs. Havely.
JESS W. NEAL
Silent after capture.
-Courtesy ci Morning Oregonian
ry wheat rancher and now a resi
d nt of Woodburn, was a guest at
Ehet iff C. J. D. Bauman, asked
'o say- a word about the bandit
capture snid it could all be sum
med up in one brief sentence
'Tor once the- law got the breaks."
Rev. J. P. Sorlein, new pastor
of tile Methodist church, was in
troduced as a new- member of the
lunchi on group.
R p. Gilos L. French of Moro will
discuss, m asures on the November
ballot for the benefit of the lunch
eon group at next Monday's meet-
1! p. eseii'u.tive Lowell Stockman
v as a Heppner visitor the fore
part of the week looking over the
political situation and checking
mu.iers. He h'-s been over a large
part of his district and finds thing's
fnvorab! , pi litically speaking.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Ferguson ac
e',:.ip:i .fed by Mr. and Mrs. J. O.
Ttt-iier drove to Portland the first
of thr v.rrk to attend the Pacific
r-fe-.national exposition. The mayor
al o sprnt ss-me time in Salem on
iv sines s.
arf t; -2ssai
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Wecfc'i News From
lone and Vicinity
By Mrs. Echo Palmateer
The C. A. Warrens are moving
back on their ranch. They have
be: n living in Heppner for a while.
lone teachers attended the in
stitute in Pendleon Las week.
Mr. and Msr. E. M. Baker and
children attended the Pacific In
ternation Stock Show in Portland.
The boys Ronald and Dwane took
their 4-H club calves to the show.
The Ameca club eld a fool sale
at the Bristow store Saturday and
had good results.
Harold Rietmann, son of Mr. and
Mrs. David Rietmann, celebrated
his fourth birthday at his home
Oct 4 with a party.
lone defeaed Athena in a 6-man
football game here last week 25
to 6. They will play at Pilot Rock
Friday, Oct. 11.
).Ir! Vela Smith of Portland
and Mrs. Letha Harr of Idaho are
visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Brenner. Mrs. Smith
is a daughter and Mrs. Harr a
niece of Mrs. Brenner.
Everett Heliker of Los Angeles
is visiting at the home of his uncle,
The PJi.G. club met atthe I.
0. O. F. hall Friday at an all day
day meeting with potluck dinner
Miss Gwen Coleman started to
work in the county agent's office
Sunday was Promotion day at
the Cooperative Sunday school.
Special numbers on the program
were a song by Delores Drake
and Joan Coleman, song by Ernie
Drake and Larry Rietmann.
Mrs. Amy .Matthews and Mrs.
Kye Matthews of Roseburg are
guests at the Wallace Matthews
home. They are sister and niece of
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Normoyle
are the parents of a girl, Gayla
Lee, born at Pendleton Oct 4.
. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Eubanks of
Portland are the parents of a boy,
Leonard LeRoy, born Oct. 5. Mrs.
Eubanks was the former Charlotte
Dinner guests at the H. O. Ely
home at Morgan Sunday were Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Stone and niece
of Sela Wash., Mrs. Sadie Olson of
Spokane, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace
Matte ws and niece, Jackie Matt
hews, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ely, Mr.
and Mrs. Berl Akers and boys, Mr.
and Mrs. Francis Ely, George Ely
and Henry DeShazcr. Mrs. Stone
is a cousin of the Elys. n
Everyone is rejoicing over the
Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Casselman
and granddaughter Janice took a
trip through Idaho last week.
Mrs. Alfred Shirley arrived in
lone last Friday from The Dales
She and Rev. Shirley are now liv
ing in the parsonage.
Among those getting deer are
Cleo Drake, James McCabe, Ver
non Brown, Lowell Clark, Dick
Kennedy, the George Snyder and
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ekstrom
left this week on a trip. Mr. Ek
Strom's mother, Mrs. Freda Ek
strom of Portland is taking care of
Carl Troedson arrived home last
week from an airplane trip to
Sweden. On the way over he went
from Pendleton to New York but
was grounded 23 hours due to bad
storms. He then flew from New
York to Sweden. Coming back he
left Copenhagen Denmark at 1:30
a m. Oct. 2 and arrived m Spokane
Wash at 10:00 a.m. Oct 3. He stop
ped at Shannon, Ireland and Gan
der, New Foundland. He changed
planes in New York, slopped for
gas at Minneapolis, Minn., changed
planes at Spokane and flew on to
Pendleton. He reports a grand trip
and enjoyed traveling by air.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 1. Hovde and
Dr. and Mrs. McGlenning of Port
land were week-end guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Mason.
Mustangs Hold Baby
Bucks to 0-0 Tie
While particulars are lacking on
teaturcs of the game, Supt. George
Cowin informs the Gazette Times
that the Heppner high Mustang's
put up a good scrap against the
Second string Buckeroos at Pen
dleton Wednesday afttrnoon, Oct.
2 and tied the score 0-all.
This gives the Mustangs an early
ison record of no defeats, hav
ing defeated the Arlington Honkers
-1-0 on Friday, Sept 27. Corwin
states the Mustangs . could have
run up a bigg, r score but it is
not tlie policy of Coach Pate to do
The local boys are pointing to
wards the nutting with tlie Con
don Blue Devils at Condon this
Friday. The "Devils" have an im
pressive record so far and- the Mus
tangs will not be overlooking any
chances to se-ore,
in KM) UNKUAL HtRE
Here to attend tlie funeral of
George Lawrence Stevenson Sun
day afternoon were Mrs. Elsie
Stevenson and Mr. and Mrs. John
Freund and daughter Jean of The
Dalles, Mrs. Joan Warren of Port
land, and William Driskell and sot.
Clydo of Pendleton.
Bandit Trail Ends
Here as Police Nab
Pair Sunday P.M.
Pomona Grange In
Favor Purchase of
By Mary Lundt'll, Secretary
Morrow county Pomona grange
met Saturday, Oct. 5 at Boardman
with Greenfield grange as hosts.
Several resolutions of interest to
the public were acted upon. One
was the utilization of Camp Adair
hospital and area, now declared
surplus property, as suitable for
care ot aged dep nctents needing
proper care and hospitalization,
and approve the purchase of said
property by the state for that pur
pose. law making it compulsory on the
Another resolution tavored a
courts to pass s:ntence on care
lessness, unlawful shooting, or
criminal intent while hunting. The
purpose is to potect companion
hunters from accidents by careless
Another resolution pertaining to
hunting would protect unantlered
deer, anelope and elk trough non
issuing of special permits in closed
seasons which has become common
practice in some communities.
Two other resolutions, one per
taining to flight pilots, that they
circle the field to an altitude of
1500 feet before taking aff, and
that this height be maintained to
avoid "hedge hopping" and "buzz
ing" farm and poultry yards; and
that farmers be permitted the full
36 months period to prove reactors
in herds, to Bangs Disease control
tests, before animals are slaught
ered. Francis Nickerson and Mabel
Crawford were elected to fill the
vacancies of assistant steward's and
Flora's stations, respectively.
Programs presented by Worthy
Lecturer was both interesting and
instructive: song, "Church in the
WUdwood"; talk by Miss Gillis,
county health nurse; recitation,
Mrs. Toedson; vocal duet, Frances
Skoubo and Margaret Thorpe;
round table discussion on bills for
IVovember ballot led byGiles
Pomona grange voted to allow
$25.00 toward national grange
building fund and $5 to the enter
taining grange to cover expenses
Degree work was exemplified to
a class of 10 candidates by Green
Next Pomona will meet with
Lexington grange in January.
New Mill To Cut
Dee Cox limber
A new sawmill enterprise for
this area was announced early this
week with the arrival of machi
nery from St. Louis, Mo. The
equipment is being installed on the
Dee Cox place on the east fork of
Willow creek where approximate
ly 2,000,000 feet of umber is ready
to be cut.
The new mill is the property of
Broadfoot Brothers of St. Louis.
They have operated a number of
years in the hardwood cutting of
that region and decided to go in
for pine and kindred woods.
Output of the new plant, which
has a capacity of 20,000 leet daily,
is being taken by a Detroit firm
ior which Robert V. Turner is re
presentative. The mill will be rea
dy for sawing in about 15 days.
The lumber w ill be shipped out ol
Fills Social Evening
sion Friday evening, the members
of Sans Souci Rebekah lodge "roll
ed back the rug'' and with Mrs.
Clive Huston and Roy Quacken-
bush furnishing the music indulged
in a happy hour or two of old
Mrs. Alex Green headed the re
freshment committee which in
cluded Mrs. Hilma Anderson, Mrs
Alice Gentry, Mrs. Cornett Green
and Mrs. William Barkla that ser
ved sandwiches, pickles, olives, tea
wrul coffee. " ' .
TIME TO PAY DVKS
TO HEALTH 'ASSOCIATION
Word comes from the MCPHA
Morrow County Public Health os
sociatiem that . the treasurer. . is
mbrfe'than anxious to write re
ceipts for dues, but- tliat members
are not mindful of that fact and
tlie money is not ceinung in. At 2i
wills per member it is felt that
every family in the county should
Tp exeditp ceillections, a com
mitte. including Mrs. Fred Parrish,
Mrs. Tress Me'Clintock. Mrs. Doug
las Drake and Mrs. Lucy Rodger
has been named and th Be ladies
will be 'looking for an early pay
Three young bandits reached
the end of a trail of crime late
Sunday afternoon when two of
them, Ernest William Avery and
Jess W. Neal, were taken into cus
tody in Heppner by Officer Char
les Gomillion and Russell Wright,
and the third, Alvin "Bud" Dahl,
turrendered at the trio's mountain
hideout about 12 miles south of
Hardman. It was the end of a
state -wide search for the trio and
their captive, Mrs. Margaret Have
ly, whom they forced to go with
them after they held up the R. &
R. Shake shop in east Portland
where Mrs. Havely was temporar
ily in charge.
First intimation that there were
bandits in this area came last week
when Sheriff Bauman and state
police were notified .to be on tha
lookout. The officers, when advis
ed that one of the trio, Neal had
lived in the west end of Morrow
county, made a search of the Rock
creek canyon but found no evi
dence of a visitation there. The
outlaws stole a car owned by a
man named Vause a Hermiston
and' after looting the Fred Mc
Murray house there headed to
ward Portland. Following the
stick-up of the Shake shop and
the kidnaping of Mrs. Havely
they headed for eastern Oregon,
planning to put their' captive on
a bus at Pendleton and send her
home. Reaching Arlington they
apparently changed their minds
and eventually wound up in Mor
Preparing for a- hideout of a
month or possibly longer, the trio
looted several places, taking bed
ding, cooking utensils, clothing,
guns, ammunition anything they
felt would be useful while wait
ing for the hunt to cool off. They
bragged to Mrs. Havely that they
would nevar be taken, that they
were prepared to shoot it out with
the cops. . ,
Stories of the capture have been
well publicized through the daily
press, but some of the local angles
have remained untold. The capture
of Avery and Neal is an interest
ing story in itself and merits more '
attention than it has received.
Answering the telephone at the
Heppner hotel office Sunday af
ternoon, H. A. Sanders, manager,
was asked if there was a police
official around. It so happened
that Officer Charles Gomillion
was in the lobby and he answered
the call. Informed-that the fellows
answering the description of Av
ery and Neal had left Hardman
for Heppner and that they should
be arriving in a few minutes, Go-
million went into action. He ask
ed Sanders if he had a rifle and
Sanders replied that he had
two high powered hunting rifles
upstairs v which he produced in
short order. Turning to Russell
Wright who was sitting in the lob
by, Gomillion said, "I don't be
lieve I can handle two rifles. Russ,
don't you want to take one of
them?" Wrigt replied in the af
firmative and the two men left
the hotel and entered Gomillion's
car. The officer figured on getting
the drop on the bandits when they
stopped at the intersection at the
Gilliam & Bisbee corner, but in
stead they pulled over by the
Hodge Chevrolet service depart
ment, having come to town look
ing' for car service. Gomillion mov
ed alongside the green sedan and
covered the occupants with his re
volver, while Wright moved around
to the opposite side with the rifle.
The bad, bad men realized they
had come to the end of the trail.
It took some time to break the
captives down and get them to re
Veal the hideout and when they
iinally gave in, Sherifi Bauman
and the two Multnomah county
deputies, Louis Kcstner and
George Miniclly, took Avery to the
cabin 12 miles south of Hardman
While Avery told Dahl that the jig
was up and for him to come out
with is hands high in the air.
Dahl made no movement and Mi
nicllypushed the dnor open far
enough to see inside. Dahl was on
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