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Heppner Gazette Times
Hepppner, Oregon, Thursday, February 6, 1947
Volume 63, Number 46
Rep. 22nd District
The third week of the legisla
ture resulted in little action, at
least apparent action. Most of
the bills are in or are in process
of being written, so they are be
ing discussed.
The tax program so far re
volves around the proposals of
the state tax study commission
and except for a sales tax,. which
is being written, and one or two
minor measures it is the only
program before the legislators.
Whether it will be adopted or
not cannot be foretold as the
committees are now getting ac
quainted with the provisions.
Hearings started the first of the
week, the first bill to be consid
ered being the resolution for a
popular vote on changes, in "the
six per cent limitation.
The tax commission suggested
thai the constitution be amend
ed to make certain that the lim
itation applied' only to property
taxes and to permit municipal
bodies to establish a new tax
base by a vote of the people.
Further hearings are being
held on the basic school bill dis
tribution bill, which has had
a hard week. Portland school
board members and taxpayers
discovered, belatedly, that the
bill will multiply their tax prob
lems. Had they known as much
last November, there would
have been no bill at all. In
reality Portland can hardly get
along with the amount it would
get under the basic bill now
under discussion. Portland's tax
levy for schools is not high, be
ing 10.9 mills, smaller than
many districts up-state.
The district has not made full
use of its six per cent increase
each year and has trouble get
ting enough money. Voters there
generally defeat any special tax
levies and the school population
is much greater than it was
before the influx of workers
from the east and south.
As it stands at this writing it
seems unlikely that the bill
would pass in its present form.
There are many things about it
that are Incompletely worked
out and it definitely gives the
bigger schools a break in some
things. Any employee who must
have a teacher's certificate is
considered a teacher, which
would include those who teach
kindergarten, adult classes,
night classes and so forth, none
of which the small schools can
Little progress has been made
on the budget, that is little that
shows up. The ways and means
sub committees are working ev
ery day and when their final re
ports are in and the entire com
mittee gets them added up
something will begin to Jell.
Band Invited to
Play February 27
At Echo Tourney
Heppner's school band has
been invited to play during the
district basketball tourney at
Echo and has been scheduled
for the evening of February 27,
states Billy Cochell, director. In
vitations have been extended to
all school bands of the district
to play on different evenings.
Not only will the band go to
Echo, but the newly organized
team of baton twirlers will be
Introduced to the tournament
audience. Both organizations
are working faithfully ' to be
able to give a good account of
Both band and twirlers club
will perform this Friday eve
ning at the basketball game be
tween Heppner and Lexington.
The organizations will put on a
special drill at half time.
Donations for the band uni
form fund amount to $175 to
date. Of this the fire depart
ment Rave $100, the Rebekah
lodge $15 and private contribu
tions total $70.
News Briefs
MrsT Edwin Bucknum return
ed Thursday night from Los An
geles where she went the pre
vious :: turday to attend her
son's wedding. She returned
two ('.. ys ahead of her original
plans. On the trip south the
plane from Pendleton was rout
ed via Salt Lake instead of
Portland due to weather condi
tions. It was rough going but
Mrs. Bucknum says she didn't
perform any differently to the
rest of the passengers and
some of the crew members. The
trip home was made under dif
ferent conditions and her faith
In air travel was restored.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Leathers
and son of Kinzua were in Hep-
pner Monday to attend the fu
neral of Mr. Leathers' brother,
"Mit" Leathers.
The Altar society of St. Pat
rick's Catholic church, will have
a card and bingo parly in the
parish hall Tuesday evening,
Feb. 11. The party will start at
8 o'clock.
Many Youngsters
Given Awards at
Achievement Party
4-H. Clubs Show
Progress in Work
During Past Year
Activities of 4-H club young
sters during the past year were
recognized Saturday " evening
during the annual achievement
party held at the Lexington
grange hall. First year pins,
second year cards, third year
pins, fifth and sixth year pins
were awarded and one girl, Jo
Anne Graves, received a gold
pin for completing nine years of
4-H club work.
A polluck dinner opened the
party at 6:30 p.m. It being the
young people's own affair they
were fed first. When 'the de
mands of the inner man had
been met everybody assembled
in the grange hall where the
4-H'ers did most of the enter
taining. The beef club group
sprang a surprise by introduc
ing an orchestra made up of the
club's members and assisted by
Mr. Nelson, music supervisor of
the lone school, and Mrs. Mark
ham Baken at the piano. The
group played several numbers.
Later, the Baker brothers, Ron
ald and Duane, played two num
bers, Duane soloing on clarinet
and Ronald accompanying on
the piano. A group of lone club
girls sang a song learned at the
411 summer school at Corvallis.
Cal Monroe, former Gilliam
county agent and now assistant
state club leader, was the speak
er of the evening and three
films of 4-H summer school life
were shown in addition to one
film on soil erosion and what is
being done about it.
Miss Katherine Monahan, the
home demonstration agent, and
Nelson Anderson, county agri
cultural agent, made awards to
the following 4-H club members:
First year pins Walter Ger
ard, Clair Hunt, Sally McLough-
lin, Yvonne Breeding, Ins
Bloodsworth, Larry Lindsey, Ter
ry McLoughlin, Florence Schoon
over, Dianna Steagall, Patricia
McMillan of Lexington; Patsy
Albert, Bernice Huston, Glenda
Davidson, Wanda Hodge, Bever
ly Burnside, Dorothy Snow, Ro
bert Buschke, Jerry Buschke,
Nancy Eberhardt, Eleanor Rice,
Dorothy French, Beth Ball, Har
riet Isom of Heppner; Eileen
Biddle of lone; Donald Dweak
and Jack Smith of Irrigon; Jan
et Wright and Rita McDaniel of
Hardman; Ronald Baker, lone;
Duane Baker, lone; Allen Hugh
es. Heppner; James Wightman,
Heppner; Pat Cutsforth, Lexing
ton. A list of awards will be pub
lished next week.
At the C. C. Carmichacl home
the first of the week were many
out-of-town guests here for the
funeral of Eugene Milton Leath
ers. From Vancouver were Mrs.
N. H. Leathers, Mrs. Elden Em
ery, Mrs.. Joy Lund and Otto
Leathers. Mr. and Mrs. Ladd
Sherman and daughters came
from Hermiston and Mr. and
Mrs. W. M. Eubanks from Ar
lington. Mr. and Mrs. Owen
Leathers and son Junior came
from Kinzua. Here from Port
land is Vernon Leathers.
Veterans Urged to
Claim Exemptions
Veterans having 40 percent or
more disability rating are en
titled to $1000 exemption on
their property taxes. The same
ruling applies to widows of vet
erans, this newspaper has been
Veterans' organizations are
urging all ex-GI's qualifying
under the ruling to secure ap
plication blanks, fill them out
and turn them in at the asses
sor's office prior to April 30. The
county assessor's office has the
Around Town
Mr. and Mrs. John Brosnan
returned early last week from
a vacation trip which took them
to Tucson, Ariz., home of Mrs.
Brosnan's sister, Mrs. Zilpha Cor
ral. They left homo December
19. spending seven weeks in tne
south seeing many sights and
looking up old friends. Ort the
return trip two days were spent
with Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Well
meyer at Vista, Calif., nnd on
the way south they spent two
days with Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Fleet at their home In Klamath
Falls. The Fleets formerly llv
od here, Mrs. Fleet being the
former Margaret Wlnnard. Mr.
Fleet was at one time employed
at the Humphreys Drug com
pany. The trip south was made
over highway 97 and the return
by 101, the coast highway. John
reports that ho picked his first
orange on this trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace D. El
dred of Mosler, parents of Mrs
Wlllard Warren, spent the week
end at the Warren home In
Stamps cost dollars lots of
'em in China. No three cents
or anything like that will get a
piece of mail into the postoffice.
Eddie Chinn has been receiv
ing some letters from the old
country and the postage bill
would be stupendous if Chinese
dollars rated the value of Am
erican dollars (albeit- the letter
don't rate so much any more).
One letter required $300 to mail,
another $400 and the third now
hold your breath $1800.
The force at the local postof
fice is trying to figure the dis
crepancy in the first class mail
rates, inasmuch as the letters
were practically the same
weight and all sealed.
Site for County
Fair Offered By
lone City Council
While not making an open
bid, the town fathers of lone
have assured the county court
that they will provide a site if
the court and the to-be-appoint
ed county fair board should de
cide to establish the fair grounds
outside of Heppner.
Following the stalemate
reached between the court and
the city of Heppner last fall, the
Morrow county farm bureau, in
terested in seeing a county fair
inaugurated in 1947, asked other
communities what they could
and would do towards providing
sites. lone responded with an
offer of suitable ground within
the limits of the town. In addi
tion the mayor and council as
sured the county court that they
would cooperate in every way
possible to make the project a
The lone council's letter was
read at the meeting of the farm
bureau in the Willows grange
hall Monday evening. Ther was
some discussion which brought
out the point that if Heppner
is not interested or if Heppner
and the county court can't get
together on their much discuss
ed trade, a move should be
made to locate the fair else
Tom Wilson, director of the
Heppner Soil Conservation ser
vice district was the featured
speaker at the farm bureau
meeting. He gave a most en
lightening word picture of the
causes for conservation prac
tices and with the aid of pic
ture slides revealed many glar
ing samples of sou erosion in
our own county. Showing what
the older countries of the world
are doing and have been doing
for ages to combat soil erosion,
Mr. Wilson displayed pictures
he took while stationed in Ger
many two years ago. The views
not only revealed beautiful
farm country but graphically de
picted the type of farming
which has proved successful in
combatting erosion.
As a summary to the first pail
of his talk, Mr. Wilson stated
that this country's road back
from Pearl Harbor is as nothing
compared to the long road back
in rebuilding our topsoil, with
out which we cannot survive.
The ladies of the farm bu
reau served lunch at 9:30, fol
lowing which a business session
was held. The bureau passed a
resolution supporting House Bill
176 and another seeking to have
airplane owners pay a gasoline
tax rather than a direct tax on
the machines.
Marshall Swearingen, execu
tive secretary of the Oregon
Farm Bureau federation, and W.
A. McClintock, Umatilla county
rancher, responded to introduc
tions by making talks. McClin
tock told of some phases of the
work done at the national farm
bureau convention in San Fran
cisco, reports on which were
given by George Peck and Or
ville Cutsforth. Swearingen
making his first appearance In
the county in his official capa
city, made a pep talk on mem
bership and the objectives of the
The evening's program open
ed with several numbers by the
lone school band and the glee
i 1..L
An Invitation from the Goose
berry people for the bureau to
meet in the parish hall of Val
by church was accepted. The
meeting will be held the first
Monday In April.
It Is not too late to remit for
Christmas seals, according to
Mrs. Oscar Ripioe, seal sale
chairman. Those having seal;
for which the money has not
been sent in should do so with
out further delay, she urges.
Remittances should be made
to Mrs. Harley Anderson, treas
urer of Morrow County Public
Health association, Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Fetch and
family are moving from the
Cliff Dougherty ranch near Lex
ington to Mr. Dougherty's Sand
Hollow ranch, known as the
B;vrratt place. Their son, Larry
will stay at Mrs. Allyn's and
finish this year of school here
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Acton of Echo
will move on to the ranch vacat
ed by the Fetch's.
lone and Heppner
In lie for Little
Wheat League Lead
Improved Cardinals
Stop Mustangs at
lone 23 to 18
By Bob Mollahan
Little Wheat League Standings
Won Lost Pet
lone 5
Heppner 5
Boardman 3
Umatilla 2
Lexington 1
Irrigon 0
As a result of their 23-18 tri
umph over the Heppner Mus
tangs Tuesday Coach Francis
Ely's hard-driving, much-improved
Cardinals of lone high
school are now tied with the
Mustangs for the No. 1 spot in
Little Wheat League standings.
Since there are but four con
ference games apiece left they
will be crucial ones in the race
for the title.
February 7, Friday, Heppner
plays Lexington at Heppner and
the 11th, the following Tuesday,
the Mustangs travel to Umatilla.
Last Friday the HHS varsity
crew unleashed a pulverizing
scoring attack in the opening
half and then staved off the
Boardman Yellow Jackets' as
sault in the final half to ring up
a 23-19 victory at boardman.
This win marked the Heppner
outfit's twelfth triumph out of
13 starts so far this season.
The score:
Heppner (23) (19) Boardman
Mollahan 7 f 4 Brower
Greenup 9 f 8 Jones
Parrish 4 c 7 Carlson
Corwin g Beaver
Padberg 1 g Carpenter
Substitutes for Heppner: L.
Rippee, D. Rippee 2; Boardman:
Robertson, Ball.
The Colts defeated the Board-
man B squad 29-25, coming
back in the final period drive
fter trailing jor three quarters.
Kenny Schunk, Bud Peck, Bob
Bennett scored 12, 8 and 6 points
respectively for Heppner.
The lone lineup:
Heppner (18) (23) lone
Mollahan 2 f 8 Drake
Greenup 3 f 3 Xtoherty
Parrish 5 c 4 Bergstrom
Padberg 5 g 6 Ball
Corwin g 2 Rietmann
Heppner substitutes: L. Rip
pee 3, D. Rippee.
Man Injured When
Car Leaves Highway
wayne u. Lewis ot The Dalles
suffered several fractured ribs
and injury to one foot Monday
morning when his car upset a
short distance south of Jordan.
Lewis was enroute to Heppner
hen the accident happened.
A short distance this side of
driveway into the Clel Rae place
Lewis took his eye off the road
for an instant only to find the
car leaving the road. Due to the
soft shoulder of the highway he
lost control of the car, resulting
in injuries to himself and ser
ious damage to the car.
Lewis is milk inspector for
the state department of agricul
ture and was on a routine in
spection trip to this section of
is territory. He was brought
to the Heppner hotel where ris
injuries were taken care of. An
other department car came for
him this morning to remove
him to his home in The Dalles.
The final meeting of the Ad
ult Home Economics class is
scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6.
At this time there will be a
style show of finished dresses
and some instruction on the
care of clothing.
Mrs. Grace Tyler came from
Portland Tuesday and was call
ing on friends, returning home
on Saturday. Her daughter Hil
ma Lee came up on Saturday to
attend the "March of Dimes"
dance, going on to Kinzua to
spend a few days with Mr. and
Mrs. Alan Billings.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Billings
were also here to attend the
'March of Dimes dance Satur
day. They were at the Dewey
West home.
Mrs. Root, the local commit
tee chairman reports $219.90 for
the "March of Dimes" from this
district. This is much more than
could be reported last year.
Mrs. Adeline Baker and sons
Harold and Willard and his fa
mily were shopping in Walla
Walla Saturday.
Mrs. Mabel Montgomery, a
grade teacher spent the week
end in Prosser, Wash, with her
daughter and family.
An 8-pound son was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Cropper
Sunday, Feb. 2 at the Walla
Walla hospital. Mother and son
are reported to be doing nicely
This is the third child for the
Monday night a miscellane
ous shower was given at the
grange hall for Mr. Reese whoso
house and all Its contents burn
ed Tuesday of last week. Mr
Reese received many useful
gifts which will aid him in set
ting up housekeeping again.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Root had as
Continued on page 8
Fire Department
Aids Uniform Fund
The Heppner Volunteer Fire
department started the ball
rolling for new uniforms for the
Heppner school band this week
by donating $100 to the cause.
This is the first donation receiv
ed from an organization and it
is expected that other groups
will follow suit with various
Fire Chief Blain Isom stated
that the gift is more meritorious
when it is remembered that the
fire department has no source
of revenue other than through
entertainments or dances and
and that nothing has been done
to augment the finances of the
firemen since Christmas time
Moisture in January 1947
was 25 of an inch better than
in the same month 1946, ac-
Coding to Leonard Carlson, co
operative weather observer for
the Gooseberry section. In 1946
precipitation amounted to .85
of an inch while in 1947 a total
of 1.10 inches was recorded at
the Carlson station.
January 12 one inch of snow
fell and on the 13th three
inches fell, making a total of
four inches of the beatuiful
which had disappeared by the
16th. Heaviest rainfall was Jan.
13 with .25 and lightest was the
10th with .06.
Money Still Coming
In For Polio Fund
Last week. Francis Nickerson
had arrived at a state where he
was willing to place himself in
the mediocre class as a fund
campaign manager. The polio
drive was over and he was far
from his goal. He just knew
that the quota he had set would
mg ones would say, "that Nick
not be filled and that the know
isn't so hot when it comes to
raising money."
He was not talking in such
vein this week, and although he
could not release final figures
he admitted that he is sleeping
well at nights and that his ap
petite has been restored to nor
maland that's saying quite a
lot, (the appetite, that is).
"Nick" wishes to call to the
attention of late donors the fin
al date of the polio campaign.
While the official closing date
wss Jan. 30, there is still time
to turn in contributions before
the books on the 1947 campaign
close. His final report and re
mittance to the National Foun
dation for Infantile Paralysis
go in eb. 15.
Vows Taken Friday
A high school romance started
when the contracting parties
were students of Heppner high
school several years ago was
culminated Friday morning
when Miss Betty Robinson and
Emmet Kenny took the marriage
vows at St. Patrick's Catholic
church in Heppner. The service
was held at 10 o'clock, with
Rev. Francis McComack officiat
ing. The bride, granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Shannon,
wore an aqua suit with black
accessories. She was attended
by the groom's sister, Miss Pat
ircia Kenny, who wore a brown
suit. The bride's corsage was
pink and white gardenias and
the bridesmaid's was white gar
denias. The altar was banked
with pink carnations. White
candles were used.
The bridegroom was attended
by his cousin, Jack Healy. Mrs.
Eddie Kenny of Pendleton play
ed the wedding music and Billy
Kenny, brother of the groom,
sang Ave Maria.
The bride was given in mar
riage by Tom Wells. Only im
mediate families were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wells served
wedding breakfast at their
home following the ceremony.
The newlyweds are honey
mooning in Spokane and will
probably make their home in
The Dalles where Mr. Kenny is
employed by the Pacific Tele
phone and Telegraph company.
Mr. Kenny, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Kenny of Heppner
served three years in the arm
ed forces. Mrs. Kenny has been
employed the past five years at
the plant of the Certainteed
Products company, Richmond.
California. Both arc graduates
of Heppner high school.
Forester's Sister
Morse's Secretary
Joe Gjertson, assistant rang
er in the Heppner forest area.
has a pass to the United States
senate and he's not too sure he
will get to use It. As a matter
of fact, he is Inclined to con
sider the card more In the na
ture of a souvenir, but at least
he can show it to his friends
and say he could attend a sen
ate session or two if he wished.
The truth is that Gjorson's
sister is a secretary In the office
of Senator Wayne Morse and she
wanted the big brother to know-
that she could do a little wire
pulling on her own account In
Confusion on the Potomac,"
Final Rites For
Dr. Lawrence Held
Sunday Afternoon
Capacity of Elks
Hall Taxed With
Sorrowing Friends
A crowd of sorrowing friends
that taxed the capacity of the
Elks hall gathered Sunday af
ternoon to pay a final tribute
to the memory of Dr. Richard C.
Lawrence, whose death resulted
from an accident on the Ever
green highway a few miles
from Washougal, Wash., Thurs
day, Jan. 30. The Elks funeral
service was used, with Rev.
Francis McCormack reading the
scripture passage and deliver
ing the eulogy. Miss Marguerite
Glavey sang an Ave Maria, ac
companied by Mrs. C. C. Car-
michael. Interment followed in
the Heppner Masonic cemetery
where the American Legion
graveside service was used.
Richard Curtis Lawrence was
born Nov. 27, 1902, at Pendle
ton, the son of Richard Curtis
and Ada Carter Lawrence. He
attended grade and high school
in Pendleton and spent one year
at Washington State college,
Pulman, going from there to
North Pacific Dental college,
Portland, from which he grad
uated in 1927 and established a
practice in Pendleton the same
year. On Dec. 12, 1930 he was
married to Isabella Heffern, the
ceremony taking place in St.
Mary's rectory, Ft. McKenna.
Two children were born to this
union, Elizabeth Ann, 15 and
Tricia Louise, 13, who, with the
mother survive.
The family moved to Heppner
March 17 1934 and Dr. Law
rence entered into the fraternal
and civic life of the community.
Having joined the Officers' Re
serve in 1927, he was called to
active duty Aug. 4, 1942 and re
mained in the service until May
25, 1945 seeing service with the
medical corps in the United
States and England. He held
the rank of captain. He saw
much of the bombing and straf
ing of England by the Germans.
Returning to his home in the lit
tle town he loved so well he
once more established his den
tal practice and at the time of
his death was the only dentist
Wednesday evening, Jan. 29,
accompanied by Dr. S. E. Allen
of Pendleton, Dr. Lawrence
started for Seattle to attend a
dental meeting. About seven
miles below Washougal, Wash.,
the car left the roadway and
plunged over a high embank
ment. The time was given as
1:30 a.m. Dr. Allen, seriously
injured but able to extricate
himself from the wreckage,
found his way to the highway
where he was discovered in an
unconscious state. Taken to a
hospital he rallied sufficiently
to tell part of the story and of
ficers were directed to the spot
where the car containing the
lifeless body of Dr. Lawence was
found. He was driving when
the accident happened and ap
parently became drowsy.
Leathers Services
Held Here Monday
Funeral services for Eugene
Milton Leathers, who passed
away in Bakersfield, Calif., Jan.
29, 1947, were held at the Phelps
Funeral Home chapel, Heppner,
Monday afternoon. Rev. J. Pal
mer Sorlein, pastor of the Meth
odist church, officiated. Inter
ment was in the I. O. O. F. cem
etery at Hardman.
Mr. Leathers, familiarly
known as "Mit" to his many
friends, was 61 at the time of
his death. Born in Lawrence
burg, Kentucky, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. M. H. Leathers, he
came to Morrow county at the
age of seven. With his parents
and two sisters he settled on a
farm in Eightmilc. Later they
moved to Hardman where Mr.
Leathers completed his educa
tion in the public schools.
On Jan. 28, 1906, he married
Golda Ashhaugh and to this un
ion three children were born.
Mit was an ardent lover of na
ture and music, and his friends
always found his home a center
of musical entertainment. He
mastered the violin at an early
age, and will long be remember
ed by the people who knew him
for his individual style.
He is survived by a son, Loren
F. Leathers, now with the Mer
chant Marine service, and s
daughter, Mrs. Ladd Sherman
of Hermiston. Besides his two
children he leaves his mother
Mrs. M. H. Leathers of Portland;
three brothers, Otto E. Leathers,
Vancouver, Wash., Owen Loath
ers, Kinzua. Vernon R. Leathers
of Portland, and three sisters
Mrs. Joy Lund and Mrs. E. Don
Emry of Vancouver, and Mrs. C
C. Carmichacl of Lexington.
A change in the schedule of
visits by the Veterans Adminis
(ration representative has been
announced. Hereafter there will
be a representative In Heppner
on the first and third Tuesday:
of each month rather than each
Wedding Event of
Sunday Afternoon
By Mrs. Clarence Hayes
The wedding of Miss Edythe
Adele Graves and Mr. Leonard
Lee Munkers, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Munkers, was solem
nized Sunday afternoon in the
Congregational church at Lex
ington. The ceremony was per
formed before a lattice covered
with ivy, white stock, and yel
low acacia.
The bride was given in mar
riage by her brother, John
Graves. She wore a bright net
and lace dress with a fingertip
veil. She carried a prayerbook
and a" white orchid with a show
er of fresia.
Mrs. Orville Cutsforth, the
bride's sister, was matron of
honor. She wore an aqua voile
dressed and carried talisman
roses. The Misses Jo Anne and
Pauline Graves, nieces of the
bride, were bridesmaids, wear
ing similar dresses of pink and
blue net. They carried match
ing muffs of blue iris, pink car
nations, white gardenias and
white and yellow daisies. Kay
Yarnell was flower girl in blue
net and carried a colonial nose
gay. Michael Graves was ring
Joe Way was best man and
Vernon Munkers and Archie
Munkers, brothers of the bride
groom, were ushers.
The double ring ceremony
was performed by the bride's
brother, Rev. Shelby Graves, of
the Church of God of Heppner.
The bridegroom's mother was
attired in a henna suit with
black accessories and wore a
corsage of white gardenias.
Preceding the ceremony, Mrs.
Vernon Munkers sang "Because"
and "I Love You Truly," accom
panied by Miss Louise Hunt,
who also played the wedding
march. The candles were lighted
by Miss Estelle Ledbetter.
Immediately following the
ceremony a reception was held
in the church parlor. Mrs. Elsie
Beach cut the cake, and Mrs.
LawTence Palmer and Mrs. Dee
Cox poured. Assisting about the
room were Mrs. Gus McMillan,
Mrs. George Allyn, Mrs. Roy
Campbell and Mrs. George Peck.
Mrs. John Graves and Mrs.
George Graves were in charge
of the gift table, and Mrs. Ar
chie Munkers attended the guest
After the ceremony the young
couple left on a two weeks hon
eymoon, destination unknown to
Mr. and Mrs. Don Gosnell and
daughter Donna were called to
Elma, Wash., last week by the
death of their brother-in-law,
Lewie Fezer.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Graves of
Bliss, Idaho, were visiting at the
Orville Cutsforth and George
Graves homes a few days last
week. While in this county they
also visited John Graves and
Shelby Graves in Heppner. From
here they were going to Salem
and on to California.
Edward Hunt, son of Alex
Hunt, is taking a course in tel
egraphy in Spokane, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones of
Union are spending the winter
here with their son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Cecili
Jones. The elder Mrs. Jones has
not been well and was taken to
Heppner one day last week to
see the physician.
Mrs. George Steagall is a pa
tient in the St. Anthony's hos
pital in Pendleton.
Miss Louise Hunt has joined
the choral society of Heppner.
She drives up each Monday eve
ning with Mrs. Nelson and Mrs.
Carmichael who also belong to
the society.
Tuesday evening, February 2S
the Amacetia club met at the
home of Mrs. Jack Forsythe. Af
ter a short business session, the
evening was spent in playing pi
nochle. Mrs. Al Fetch won high
prize and Mrs. Cliff Yarnell won
low. Those present were Mrs.
C. C. Carmichael, Mrs. Archie
Munkers, Mrs. Ed McFadden,
Mrs. Randall Martin, Mrs. Or
ville Cutsforth, Mrs. George
Graves, Mrs. Ed Grant, Mrs. Ro
ger Anderson, Mrs. Al Fetch,
Mrs. Cliff Yarnell, Mrs. Clar
ence Hayes and Mrs. Jack For-
Light Snowfall
Worry to Forest Officials
Quantities of snow will have
to fall in the Blue mountains
between now and the first of
April if the forest areas are not
to be subjected to serious fire
conditions during the summer.
Not only must there be snow
fall but the white blanket must
remain on at least until winter
officially ends (whenever that
is) if the demon fire is to be
held In leash during 1947. The
present situation definitely has
the forest officials worried.
Returning from a snow meas
uring excursion to Jones prairie
the first of the week, Ranger
Glen Parsons stated that the
snow covering in the mountains
would scarcely average more
than four inches. On Jones prai
rie where measurements ar tak
en to ascertain the moisture con
Jackson Company
Announces Sale of
Implement Store
Me rvin Leonard of
Walla Walla Buys
Lexington Plant
One of the most important
deals in recent years took place
at Lexington last week when
Mervin Leonard, former mana
ger of the White Bros. Imple
ment company, Walla Walla,
purchased the implement store
and machine shops of the Jack
son Implement company. Mr.
Leonard at the same time ac
quired the International Harves
ter franchise in the county
which has been a substantial
part of the Jackson Implement
company's operations.
The new owner has named his
establishment the Lexington
Implement company.
Ralph Jackson, owner and op
erator of the Jackson Implement
company, started the business
on the 25th of January, 1935, and
ran it a few days more than 12
years. He had been a resident
of the county for 11 years before
entering the business and was
thoroughly familiar with the
needs of the farmers. The pre
sent location of the concern was
built in 1943 when a complete
and modern line of hardware
was installed and an up-to-the-
minute machine shop put in.
The building is a block long and
especial attention was given to
arranging and equipping the
machine shop for the handling
of all kinds of machinery as
well as the repair of automo
biles and trucks.
Jackson has stated that he
and his family have no inten
tion of leaving Morrow county.
He has ranch interests which
will occupy his time and besides,
as he put it, why leave a section
that has done so well by him
and which he knows will con
tinue to be kind to him.
Mr. Leonard took over the
management of the concern on
February 1. He has been with
the White Bros. Implement
company for a number of years
and is thoroughly familiar with
the International line since the
Whites have the franchise in the
Walla W'alla district
Sentence Passed
On Wayward Youth
Millard Ray Schooley, 20, was
sentenced to two years in the
Oregon penitentiary Wednesday
when the youth appeared before
Judge Calvin L. Sweek and pled
guilty to a charge of theft of an
automobile. Schooley was ar
rested following the theft of a
car at Boardman, near where he
was arrested by state police. He
has been in the Morrow county
jail several weeks awaiting sen
tence. Schooley once served a 12
months term in the Preston
school of Industry at lone, Calif.,
a detention home for wayward
youth. It is understood he has
a charge of some kind hanging
over him in California.
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nomemaker UnitS
dChClUle MeetinQS
The first February home ex
tension unit meeting on "Kit
chens More Livable'' will be
held in Boardman, Tuesday,
February 11, 1947. at the Nate
Thorpe home by Mrs. Mabel C.
Mack, assistant state home de
monstration leader of Corvallis.
This meeting is scheduled
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a
potluck lunch at noon. Every
homemaker of the Boardman
community is invited to attend.
The same meeting will be
given in Irrigon on Wednesday,
Feb. 12, at the A. C. Houghton
home from 1:30 to 4 .m. by the
home demonstration agent, Ka
therine Monahan. Every home
maker in the Irrigon community
is invited to come.
On Thursday. Feb. 13. ail the
women of the Heppner commu
nity are invited to a potluck
luncheon at the Gene Ferguson
home at 12 noon. The homem.ik
ers are asked to bring cit'irr
salad or sandwiches to the
Heppner meeting.
In Mountains
tent, the snow ran in dept'i from
21) to 2S inches, or an averige
depth of 25.2 inches. The snow
was melting while Parsons and
Marvin Bennett of the district
office at Pendleton were in the
mountains and as much as four
inches had run off while they
were up there.
The foresters are hopeful that
February will he a stormy
month and thai, while it may be
raining In the open country
snow will fall in the timbered
areas. They not only have the
elements to deal with but have
to figure how I hoy ran prepare
to meet the fire hiird on a
curtailed financial budget. Out
side of these major worries, the
life of a forester Is I'Jsl a howl
of cherries, the boy In the ran
ger's office admit.