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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, November 28, 1946
Volume 63, Number 36
New Building at
Chase and May to
House Radio Shop
Up Building for
, Pendleton Man
Work started the first of the week
on a new building at the corner of
May and Chase streets which when
completed will house a radio sales
and repair shop. Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Barkla are putting up the
building for George Matthews of
Pendleton. It is hoped to have the
structure completed by the first of
the year, depending, of course, upon
ability to get materials and the
condition of the weather.
The new building will be 28 by 32
feet and is being built in the center
of the lot rather than on the comer
or up to the sidewalk.
Matthews is an experienced radio
man and contemplates carrying a
complete line pf radios, parts and
Work on the Rosewall .and
Schwarz buildings is progressing.
Framework is up on both buildings
and they will be enclosed as rapid
ly as workmen can put them to
gether. G. A. Farrens is rushing the fin
ishing work on his residence at
May and Court opposite the Sch
warz building, where he is convert
ing the house to a duplex.
Town Casaba Play
Basketball-minded folk should be
able to enjoy themselves in Hepp
ner this winter. Following on the
heels of the announcement that the
townies will again be in the field
comes a statement that the Amer
ican Legion is sponsoring the form
ation of a town league. It is the
hope of the legion to get at least
four teams entered and more if
sponsors can be found for them.
Object of the league, according
to Willard Blake who is represent
ing the legion, is to have something
for the former service men to do
and at the same time reduce bulg
At present but one organization
the legion has accepted sponsor
ship of a team. The Veterans of
Foreign Wars have been invited to
enter a team, and probably will do
so. Any other organization or bus
iness house, or individual interested
in helping form the league is asked
to contact Blake or Dean Gilman.
The same goes for players. The
legion would like to get a list ready
to submit to prospective sponsors.
For December 7
Preparations for the annual ba
zaar held by the Women's auxiliary
of All Saints Episcopal church are
nearly completed. The affair will
be held Saturday, December 7, be
ginning at 2 p.m. in the parish
Ladies in need of such articles
should be able to make a good se
lection from the more than 100 ap
rons and the 12 pairs of pillow
cases the auxiliary members have
made for the bazaar. There will be
many other items of handiwork, be
sides cooked foods. Tea will be
served during the afternoon.
A feature of the bazaar will be
a fish pond conducted by the girls
of Scout Troop II and their leader,
Mrs. H. A. Cohn.
Six Books Added
To Library Shelf
The Union Missionary society of
Heppner has just added six new
books to its shelf in the Heppner
Public library. They are ,'The Naz-
arene" by Asch and "The Apostle '
by Asch; "Between the Americas"
by Stowell. "Star of India" by Rose,
"South China Folk" by Hollister,
and "The Lure of Africa" by Pat
ton. The library board also announces
the arrival of several non-fiction
books that should prove of interest
to a wide variety of readers: "The
American Diesel Engines by Goad,
"Brown and Sharpe Handbook," a
guide for young machinists, by the
publishers of the same name; I
"V.-getable .cyclopedia" and "Gar
C. nsr'i cuiUe" by Tiedjcns; "The
C Ju.'...e History of American
Liuiaiuic, ' and "Bookkeeping and
Accounting," by Rosenkampff.
White Gift Plan
Sunday wUl be White Gift
Christmas at All Saints Episcopal
church school, at which time the
children will take gifts to be for
warded to a children's home at
All gifts will be wrapped in white
and tagged for a boy or girl of
certain age. The gifts will be dis'
tributcd among' the children at the
home at Christmas time.
Mrs. Madge Bryant Is back
work at the Case Furniture com'
pany after an absence of two weeks
due to illness with the flu,
C. A. Office
4-H CLUBS ORGANIZE
November 1 of every year marks
the beginning of a new 4-H club
year. Every standard club that or
ganizes has a leader who guides
the club members in their work.
The members of each club elect
their officers. The following 4-H
clubs have selected their leaders
and elected officers. Two lone 4-H
health clubs have organized wth
Mrs. R. R. Severin and Mrs. Gladys
Ely as leaders. The officers of ths
seventh and eighth grade club are
Elise Bauernfeind, president; Roger
Kincaid, vice president, and Fern
The lone fifth and sixth grades
have Duane Baker as president,
Herbert Peterson, vies president;
and Wilda Dalzell, secretary.
The Boardman fifth and sixth
grades organized a 4-H health club
wth Mrs. Mabel C. Montgomery,
leader. The president is Robert
Fortner; Jerry Beaver, vice presi
dent, and Ellen Cassidy, secretary.
Boardman seventh and eighth
grades organized a 4-H health club
with Mrs. Jaros as leader.
The upper grades of the Lexing
ton school organized a 4-H health
club with Mr. Ludwig, leader. Their
officers are Beverly Nolan, presi
dent; Jerry Moreland, vice presi
dent, and Betty Lou Messenger, sec
retary. Mrs. Ronald Black of Boardman
will lead a 4-H clothing II club.
Most of the girls of this club have
completed three or more club pro
jects in previous years. Their offi
cers are Nancy Rands, president;
Carol Robertson, vice-president,
and Gracia Veele, secretary.
A 4-H clothing I club was organ
ized in Irrigon with Mrs. Don Ken
ny as leader. The girls elected
Shirley Smith, president; Helen
Steagall, vice president, and Carol
Mrs. La Verne Henderson of Lex
ington will lead a boys' 4-H club
in a home woodworking project.
The boys elected Asa Way, presi
dent; Billy Steagall, vice president,
and Clair Hunt as secretary.
A group of lone girls who have
been in many clubs together -organized
a cooking II club. Ruby
Ann Reitmann will be their presi
dent; Jane Seehafer, vice president,
and Patricia Drake, secretary. Mrs.
L. A. McCabe will lead this group.
A 4-H homemaking I club was
formed in Heppner with Mrs. Har
old Bccket as leader. The officers of
the club are Kathleen Orwick, pres
ident; Dorothy French, vice presi
dent; Eleanor Rice, secretary.
Mrs. Norman Nelson of Lexing
ton entertained the older 4-H girls
and their mothers of the Lexington
area at their home where they or
ganized a clothing III club. The
girls elected Faye Cutsforth, pres
ident; June Van Winkle, vice pres
ident; Bettey Graves, secretary,
and Vesta Cutsforth, song leader.
This brings the total of 4-H club
enrollment in Morrow county to ap
proximately 165 for the new club
year. More clubs will be ready to
organize in the near future. Any
boy or girl who is interested in 4-H
work contact either the county ag
ent or the home demonstration ag
ent. Some of the newly organized
clubs will still add new members
while other new clubs will be form-
COTTON DRESS WORKSHOP
A cotton dress workshop was
conducted by the extension service
at the Willows grange hall in lone
on November 18, 19 and 20. A work
shop is limited to twenty home-
makers of the county. Each of the
eight home economics units of Mor
row county were entitled to at least
two to make a dress and each wo
man has a. helper to assist her be
cause of the limited time' to con
struct a dress.
The women received instruction
in pattern and material selection,
pattern alterations, fitUng and fin
ishes of a garment. Ilia women
were especially impressed with the
simple practical method of putting
a placket zipper in a dress, and
the easy method used in fitting
sleeves which could be used in bet
ter dresses, coats and suits.
Eight dresses were constructed
at the workshop at a total cost of
thirty dollars and one cent. The
women figured they saved fifty-
seven dollars and twenty-two cents
on these dresses. This proves that
sewing at home really saves. This
cotton dress workshop could be re
peated in the county under the di
rection of the extension service ei
ther as a county-wide project or as
a community project.
Mrs. Marjorie Tye White, acting
specialist in clothing and textiles,
Corvallis, and Zaneta Reiner, home
demonstration agent at large, Pen
dleton, were here to assist Kathcr-
ine Monahan, Morrow county dem
onstration aKent. with the cotton
CAP MEETING SCHEDULED
A meeting of the Civilian Air
patrol has been scheduled for 7:30
p.m., Tuesday, December 3, at the
Lexington airport. Jack Forsythe
will Instruct In ground and pre-
flight training for cadets and adult
R. B. Rands, business man of
Boardman. was transacting business
in Heppner Monday.
vests and the many other blessings that have been ours during the past months the return of our loved ones from the battle fronts,
above all else yet there remain many things to be done to restore our national life to a real peacetime basis to assure those who yet
live that they did not fight in vain.
We may well be thankful that despite the threats to our way of life, America still is the land of opportunity, still the most out
standing example of a successful workable democracy. Our people have shown that they wish to continue along the path that has
led our nation to a position of leadership in world affairs. We have gained that goal through our belief in the equality of mankind.
Our young men fought, bled and died to uphold tint principle. It is fitting that before we partake of the bountiful feast we, pay
homage to those who fought to preserve America and the freedom of peoples throughout the world.
Lodge of Sorrow
To Be Held Sunday
At Elks Temple
Lodge members and the public
are reminded that the annual lodge
of sorrow will be held in the lodge
hall at the Elks temple Sunday,
December 1. A program honoring
the memory of lodge brothers who
have passed on during the current
year will open at 2:30 p. m.
' Francis Nickerson will deliver the
eulogy and soloists will be Miss
Marguerite Glavey and Billy Coch
ell. The program includes the follow
Funeral march while members
enter, Mrs. Tom Wells.
Opening ceremonies of the lodge.
Invocation, Rev. J. Palmer Sor
lein. Solo, "Face to Face," Marguerite
Rollcall of departed brothers.
Solo, "One Sweetly Solemn
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eremones ot me loage.
Aaaess, crouier rrancis rucker-
Solo, "Thanks Be to God," Mar
'Auld Lang Syne, lodge and au
Closing ceremonies, benediction.
Departed members of Heppner
lodge No. 358 whose names will be
called are Phil Newman and C. F.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Instone are
spending a few days here this week
looking aflei' business matters
Since leaving the Butter creek
ranch about a year ago they have
spent much of their time roving
the western states with their car
and trailer house. They will go
from here to California to spend
Mrs. Joe Hughes returned Mon
day from Corvallis where she at
tended the OSC homecoming fes
tivities and witnessed the OSC-Or-egon
football game. She reports
seeing former Heppner residents in
Corvallis, among them Mrs. Wil
liam Anliorn, nee Irene Beamer,
and Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Brown. Mis.
Anhorn lives at Central Point and
the Browns are residents of Albany
where he operates an automotive
business. Brown at one tmo was
manager of the now Interior Ware
house company plant here.
Word was brought to Heppner
the first of the week that Erik
Bergstiorh's condition is greatly
improved and that he will be able
to return home from The Dalles
hospital in a few days.
A son, Clair Jr.. was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Clair Marvel of Arlington
Monday, Nov. 25, at The Dalles.
Mrs. Marvel is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs, Homer Green of Eight
Glenn McMurtry, who is employ-
ed at Mcssner, spent the week end
j here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs,
Weeks Happenings at lone
Charles Doherty of U. S. army,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Doherty,
is home and is expecting his dis
The 4-H club girls met at the
home, of Mrs. Cleo Drake Saturday
and got started on their cooking II
The social club of the Eastern
Star will meet at the home of Mrs.
Walter Dobyns December 4.
Among those going to Portland
and to the O. S. C.-Oregon game
at Corvallis last week were Rollo
Crawford, Ernest McCabe, Pete
Cannon, Robert Drake, Hal old Sni
der and Robert Rietmann.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Normoyle are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Larry Preuse
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Seehafer and
daughter Mildred are visiting rel
atives in Corvallis.
Mrs. Grace Mizner of Portland
and Frank Wood of Riverside, Cal.,
were married at the Fred Mankin
home, November 22. Mrs. Wood is
the mother of Mrs. Mankin. The
couple will live in California.
Mrs. Ida Coleman received word
Saturday morning of the death of
her father in Parman, Minnesota.
Delight Biddle is recovering from
an appendicitis operation.
Robert Lawlor of the U. S. army
is visiting at the home of his sister,
Mrs. Wilbur Akers. He will re
ceive his discharge in December.
A junior Christian Endeavor was
organized with Mis. Markham Bak
er as leader and will meet at the
Congregational church parlors ev-
I R. G. McMurtry. Glenn was acconv
panicd to Heppner by his grand-
mother, Mrs. Adella Duran of Uma
tilla, and Mr. and Mrs. Loren Gen
try who came to visit Mrs. Alice
Gentry and other relatives. The
Gentrys live in Canada. Glenn and
Mrs. Duran returned to Umatilla
Guests at the L. E. Dick Sr. home
are Mr. Dick's mother, Mrs. Rose
Willson of Rimini, Mont, and his
sister, Mrs. A. J. McDonald of
Lt. Col. Edward Burchcll and
family arrived in Heppner Tuesday
to spend Thanksgiving with Mrs.
Burchell's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Pat Healy. The Burchells spent the
homecoming week end at Oregon
Stale college and then came on to
Heppner. They will leave Friday to
rtuin to Monterey, Cal., where the
lieutenant colonel is stationed.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Blake and
Beverly will spend Thanksgiving
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs
Kenneth Blake, at Redmond, re
maining there for the balance of
Week-end guests at the John
Kenny home were Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Richards of Portland and the
Eddy Kenny family of Pendleton
Mrs. Richards is a daughter and
Eddy a son of the John Kennys.
C. N. Jones took delivery on a
19-10 Ford four-door sedan Tues-
day from the Rosewall Motor conv
ery Sunday evening at 5:45. The
following officers were elected:
President, Ronald Baker; vice pres
ident. Jane Seehafer; secretary, Du
ane Baker; treasurer, Joan Cole
man;, reporter, Dolores Drake. The
high school group meet at the same
place at 7 o'clock each Sunday eve
ning. At a recent H.E.C. of Willows
grange meeting the following offi
cers were elected: Chairman, Mrs.
Wate Ciawford; vice chairman, Mrs.
Sam Esteb; treasurer, Mrs. Lewis
Halvorsen, and secretary
Mrs Berl :
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Halvorsen , SISnea Ior Bam wun Lonaon, c os
are the parents of a son, Joe Lewis, j sil and Herrmston. He is looking
born November 21 at The Dalles. I frwfd to, 6tting Pendleton on
He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces. I Ae dot,ed line and may reach out
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Padberg are
the parents of a girl, Tura Ann.
born November 22 at Pendleton.
MY. and Mrs. Henry Baker are the
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Ely were
Pendleton visitors Saturday.
lone's first basketball game was
held here Thursday evening, No
vember 21, with Hermiston. lone
lost by a score of 22-26. lone went
I to Hermiston Saturday night and
again lost, the score being 22-23 in
favor of Hermiston.
Mr. and Mrs. Werner Rietmann
returned a week ago Sunday from
Salt Lake City where they attended
a Federal Crop Insurance meeting
of eight western states. Mr. Riet
mann was the .policyholder from
Oregon. Murl Cummings, state crop
insurance director, and John Shep-
IRRIGON NEWS .
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Minnick of
Pendleton spent Sunday in Irrigon
Thev are newlyweds. They were
married Nov. 15 at Pendleton.. She
was Patricia Markham, daughter of
Mrs. Harry Smith. She graduated
from the Irrigon high school and is
working in the Pendleton telephone
office. He is the son of Roy Min
nick and spent about four years in
the navy, mostly in the South Seas.
Mrs. Sid Burnett and Loraine
Carter were baptized "at Hermiston
Sunday afternoon. Most of the con
gregation went up after the morn
ing service to see them baptized.
They also had a potluck dinner at
The Ladies auxiliary of the Irri
gon fire department met at the
Smith home Sunday afternoon. They
planned a bazaar and a blanket
sale to help the firemen's finances
Mrs. Sam Uniiker is to have her
sister, Mrs. Ben Netter and family
Mr, and Mrs. Edgar Rush and
two children from Illinois spent
from Saturday to Sunday evening
with his aunt, Mrs. Fred Adams
They were returning home through
The Dalles and California.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Warner
were Pendleton visitors Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shoun and
son Steven and Lynn Basclin spent
Tuesday with the J. A. Shouns
Mr. and Mrs. William Olmstead
have moved to Irrigon. They are
living in a trailer house on the W
L. Olnistend place.
W. L. Olmstead has gone to Har
risburg to work in a sawmill.
Coach Earl Golden had a party
lor hi football team Wednesday
As we c:it;r th.h day of thanksgiving,
let not our minds dwell wholly upon the
feast. The Thanksgiving dinner is truly
a part of the observance, but in the light
of things which have made history in
recent years, it should be considered in
cidental rather than primary.
We are erateful for the bountiful har-
With football out of the way, at
tention is being turned to basket
ball and from all reports Heppner
will see plenty of this sport during
the coming months.
La Verne Van Marter informs this
newspaper that he will again lead
a town team through a schedule
that wul lnclu1e some ot the best
teams in this area. So far he has
Talent is plentiful hereabouts and
with Bill Ulrich, Don Evans, Wade
Bothwell, Frank Davis, Don Fleck,
Fred Hoskins, Doug Drake, Harry
O'Donnell, Joe Aiken, Kenny Hoyt
and Chuck Hodge as a nucleus he
expects to develop a team to com
pete with the best the territory has
- Van is endeavoring to arrange
his schedule at an early date to
submit to the school authorities.
Use of the school gymnasium has
been promised so long as town and
school schedules do not conflict.
herd, state AAA committeeman, al
The following football boys were
entertained at a banquet at the Ma
sonic hall November 20 by the Ma
sons and Eastern Star: Harlan
Crawford, Gene Bauernfeind, Cliff
Aldrich, Fayne Ely, Gene Ransier,
Jimmy Pettyjohn, Art Bergstrom,
Tommy Bristow, Walt Bergstrom,
Hilmuth Hermann, Bruce Smith,
David Barnett, Bob Drake, Billy
Rietmann, Louis Carlson, Gaylord
Salter, Don Ball, Ross Doherty, Art
Warren, Robert Peterson.
The regular meeting of the lone
P-TA was held Monday night.
Plans for constructing a swimming
tank were discussed. Cake and
coffee were served in the lunch
room bv the committee, Mrs. E. J
Bristow, Mrs. David Rietmann and
Mrs. Cleo Drake.
Rev. and Mrs. Joe Stevens and
Jimmy and Mrs. Ruby runcaid
were Portland visitors last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Simmons
and two children of Roseburg are
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace
Matthews. Mrs. Simmons is a niece
of Mr. Matthews.
The PNG club of the Rebekahs
met at their hall Friday afternoon
with Mrs. Fred Ely hostess.
evening. Mrs. Golden served re
The Assembly of God had a
youth rally Friday night with the
churches of Pilot Rock, Pendleton
and Hermiston participating.
The Assembly of God church is
having a homecoming meeting
Thursday for the members outside
of Irrigon. Those include Mr. and
Mrs. Chester Wilson and three chil
dren, and Mrs. Wilson's mother,
Mrs. Eva Fagerstrom and sister
Jiey and brother Wayne Fager
strom who arrived Saturday, and
Lavelle and Delpha Markham who
will be here Thursday.
Patrons' Aid Sought
In Evening Load
Of Christmas Mail
Although Thanksgiving is not
over, evidence that Christmas is
just in the offing is seen in the in
creased mail arriving at the local
postoffice. Confronted with this
additional volume, which will reach
extended proportions within a short
time, James Driscoll, acting post
master, has prepared some sugges
tions which each and every patron
of the post office should accept as
rules to follow until after the holi
day rush is over. It will take but
a minute or so of your time to read
them. Here they are:
DO NOT FORGET to mail your
Christmas gift parcels early. Ex
treme care should be used to see
that all parcels are securely packed
to avoid possible damage by break
age, or loss by coming unwrapped.
Parcels whose outer wrapping con
sists of tissue paper and tied with
Christmas ribbons, look nice when
sent, but rarely reach their destin
ation except in shabby condition.
Use good strong cartons, and heavy
paper for the outside wrapping.
AIRMAIL is now only 5 cents an
ounce anywhere in the United
States, to our possessions, to Can
ada, and to Mexico. USE AIRMAHj
If there is any doubt of your ad
dressee's present address, send your
Christmas cards with a three cent
stamp. Cards mailed with Vi cent
stamps cannot be forwarded.
Patrons are urged to familiarize
themselves with the use of Postal
Notes for making remittances up to
$10.00. The fees are less than money
orders. We can give you faster ser
vice at the post office window. The
faster we can serve you, the less
expense it is to the gpvernmnt
This ppst office will remain open
all day Saturday, December 7, 14
and 21. Wtih the cooperation of the
public in mailing early, we feel that
we can handle the rush season
without the use of additional tem
James H. Driscoll,
Memorial Service at
Memorial services were .held
Sunday afternoon at the Congre
gational church honoring the boys
of the community who fought in
World War II. A bountiful dinner
was served at noon after which
Rev. Elbert Moreland conducted
the memorial services. The program
was under the drection of Mr.
Metzelfelt of Walla Walla and con
sisted of three numbers, "Battle
Hymn of the Republic," "Juanita"
and "When Johnny Comes March
ing Home" by the group chorus; a
brass ensemble, "What a Friend We
Have in Jesus," by Trumart Mes
senger Jr., Clare Hunt, cornetists
and Franklin Messenger and Nor
man Ruhl, trombones.
A vocal quartet, Faye Munkers,
Margery Carmichael, Truman Mes
senger and Franklin Messenger,
sang "Make Me a Blessing Today."
The program concluded with the
audience singing "America," during
which time Truman Messenger pre
sented the three gold star mothers
with a beautiful potted flower each
in memory of their sons who did
Among those from here attend
ing the big football game at Cor
vallis Saturday were Mr. 'and Mrs.
Kenneth Peck, William Ludwig,
Curt Ludwig and Ronald Ansted
and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dinges.
Miss Edith Edwards of Spokane
is spending the holidays with her
Dean Hunt arrived home Friday,
having received his discharge from
Mrs. George Peck has arrived
home after several weeks spent at
Corvallis with her sister who has
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McMillan
were business visitors in Hermiston
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Padberg an
nounce the arrival of a new grand
daughter, Lura Anne, born Friday,
Nov. 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Pad
berg at Pendleton. The little lady
weighed 8 pounds.
The Ladies Aid of Lexington is
planning a bazaar for the after
noon of Dec. 11 at the Aid room
in the Congregational church.
There will be a silver tea in con
nection with the bazaar.
Mrs. Effie N. Parkins, a pioneer
of Lexington, died Nov. 16 at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Foster
Dalv, at Palouse, Wash. Surviving
is another daughter, Mrs. Walter
Parvin, and a son, Wilbur Parkins,
seven grandchildren, 11 great
grand children and one great great
grandchild, and two sisters, Nettie
Crow of Armstrong B. C. and Syl
via Beymer of Stanfield. Funeral
services were held from the Chris
tian church in Palouse on Thursday
Nov. 21, with Rev. Geo. Bushell
oi delating. Interment was in Green
wood cemetery at Palouse.
Mrs. Parkins was a daughter of
one of the oldest pioneers of Lex'
ington, Mrs. Sarah Booher.
The Lexington Camp Fire Girls
are sponsoring a card party at the
Leach hall Saturday night, Nov
30, .beginning at 7:30.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Warner of
Portland are spending the Thanks
giving holidays at the Earl Warner
May Bring 1946
Total to Normal
9.99 Inches Fall
Up to Oct. With
Present Month Wet
Final tabulations for October and
November were not available from
the record kept by Len Gilliam, but
it is expected that the month of No
vember will pull this section out
of the slump and put 1946 in the
average column. Should December
also prove to be a wet month it
could be that precipitation would
go a little above the average, which
for many years prior to the "war
period ran about 12 inches.
Up to October 1, a total of 9 99
inches fell in the Heppner area.
March, with 2.05 and May with 2.35
were the heavy precipitation
months, with June, 1.68, and Sep
tember, 152, next in line. August
scratched through with a scant .05,
while July showed a fall of 23. In
January there was .73 and in March
70. October was a comparatively
light month but November has been
on the damp side.
Compared with 1945, this year's
record is not so good. A total of
15.64 inches fell last year to hold
well above the 10-year average,
Warm winds, commonly referred
to as chinooks, have prevailed here,
particularly in the territory south
of Heppner. Last Friday morning
when snow fell from Heppner
north, people comng in from the
hill country paralleling the moun
tains reporting a chinook in pro
gress. The snow melted off around
Heppner before the warm current
struck the territory to the north.
During most of this week there has
been rain and the creeks are ourr
rying quite a heavy run-off. '
Football enthusiasts who left here
Friday for Corvallis found the go
ing rather rough through the Col
umbia gorge but there have been
no reports of anyone missing the
game. All visitors to the valley the
past week end are agreed that it
was wet in that part of the state.
Farm Bureau To
Meet December 2
An important meeting of the Mor
row County Farm Bureau will be
held Monday evening, December 2,
at Rhea Creek Grange hall, it was
announced Tuesday by Oscar E.
H. I. Story, secretary of the state
farm bureau, will be here from
Pendleton to discuss some phases
of the bureau's work throughout
the state, and local people will re
view the resolutions passed at the
state convention at Hood River
Refreshments will be served fol-
lowng the meeting.
The membership commtitee has
been asked to meet at the hall at
Past Matrons Dine
At Huston Home
Mrs. E. R. Huston was hostess
to the Past Matrons club of the
Order of Eastern Star at her home
Monday evening. It was the annual
dinner of the club and was prepar
ed and served by the losing one
half of the group in a contest which
ran throughout the year. Assisting
Mrs. Huston were Mrs. J. O. Tur
ner, Mrs. Claude Graham, Mrs. An
na Bayless, Mrs. Harry Tamblyn
and Mrs. W. O. Dix.
At a business meeting held fol
lowing the dinner, officers for the
ensuing year were elected including
Mrs. Earle Gilliam, president; Mrs.
Huston, vice-president, and Mrs.
TO HAVE FISH POND
AT EPISCOPAL BAZAAR
By Joanne Bothwell,
At a meeting Novcnvlier 25 of
Girl Scout Troop II, Mrs. Raymond
Ferguson taught the girls some En
glish folk tunes. They are now
working on the World Knowledge
badge in the international friend
As the troop treasury is low, lt
was decided to have a fish pond
to make money. The Episcopal aux
iliary has very kindly asked us to
have a fish pond at their bazaar,
which will be held December 7 t
the parish house, at 2 p. m. This will
be a super colossal fish tiond with
something in it for grownups an
well as children. Every body plcasu
remember the Girl Scout fish pond.
ASSISTANT RAM.KB AKK1VKS
A van of the Pcnlaiid Bios, of
Pendleton arrived in Ili'jupnOr Wed
nesday morning from Twisp, Wu.ih.,
bringing the household gooili of
Mr. and Mm. Joe Gjertsun. Mr.
Gjertson is the new assistant forent
ranger for the Heppner division of
the Umatilla National forest, uc
ccedng Glen Parsons who moved
up to ranger following transfer of
Glenn Jorgeiwon to the ixmt of tim
ber sales manager for the district.
He is a graduate of the Univiity
of Minnesota, class of 1937,