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    "Heppner Gazette Ti
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, Sept. 4, 1947
Volume 64, Number 24
T. J. Humphreys .
Answers Death Call
In Portland Friday
Was in Hospital
For Treatment As
Summons Came
T. J. Humphreys, druggist in
Heppner for nearly halt a cen
tury, died Friday morning at the
Coffey Memorial hospital in
Portland where he had gone ear
lier in the week for treatment.
Although he had been falling in
health for some time, family
and friends were not prepared
for the news. His daughters,
Misses Leta Humphreys of
Heppner and Evelyn Humphreys
of San Francisco, had planned to
Join him in the city and both
rushed there as soon as the
news came of his death.
Funeral services were held in
Portland Tuesday, followed by
Interment in the family, plot in
Hillsboro beside the grave of
Mrs. Humphreys who preceded
him in death several years ago.
The name Humphreys has
been 'associated with the drug
business in Heppner for nearly
half a century. Mr. Humphreys
often told how he arrived in
Heppner at 3 o'clock one morn
ing In the year 1900 and by 7
o'clock had landed himself a
Job as pharmacist in the store
operated by E. J. Slocum, pio
neer druggist. After two years
with Mr. Slocum he accepted a
position in the Conser and War
ren drug store. After working
for this firm a year he bought
Mr. Warren's interest in the
store, making him the proprie
tor, in a sense, as George Conser,
the partner, was cashier of the
First National bank. There were
four doctors in the town, Dr. P.
B. McSwords, a victim of the
Heppner flood of 1903; Dr. E. R.
Swinburne, Dr E. R. Hunlock and
Dr. D. J. McFaul.
In 1904 Mr. Humphreys bought
Mr. Conser's share of the busi
ness. The store at that time was
located where the Gonty Shoe
store now stands and included,
with the drug stock, the office
and switchboard of the Pacific
Telephone & Telegraph com
pany. Later the store was mov
ed to the corner of Main and
Center streets, earlier location of
the Slocum drug store, but lik
ing the old location best, he
moved back up the street and
remained until 1918 when he
bought the stone building on the
corner of Main and Willow
streets from Frank Roberts.
Here, in 1932, his daughter Leta
joined him in operating the
store. A graduate of North Pa
cific college in Portland, she had
worked as pharmacist in Eugene,
Santa Barbara, and Long Beach,
C'al., hospitals, gaining exper
ience that has proved valuable
in developing the local drug
store Into one of the substantial
businesses of the community.
Mr. Humphreys had been a
lifelong member of the Chris
tian church. He was a quiet, ef
ficient man whose reliability
and friendliness bound him to
a large circle of friends.
Surviving are the two daugh
ters, Leta of Heppner and Eve
lyn of San Francisco, and a Son,
Roland Humphreys, whose home
is In the east; a sister who re
sides in Washington, a grand
daughter and several nieces and
Frank Rumble brought a
handful of peaches to this of
fice last Friday morning, the last
of a crop borne by a three-year-old
seedling tree. He said he
had to pick about half of the
crop to save the tree from break
ing down. The fruit was of good
flavor and supplied further evi
dence that good fruit can be
grown here.
Visitors to the county clerVs
office in the courthouse are stop
ped short at the door by a new
desk which has been installed
during the past week. The desk
is the work of County Clerk Bar
low and is a neat Job of the
ilnet maker's art.
Miss Leta Humphreys return
ed to Heppner Wednesday eve
ning from Hillsboro where she
attended final rlteff- for her fa
ther, the late T. J. Humphreys.
She was accompanied by her
sister, Miss Evelyn Humphreys
"f S;m Francisco and her broth
er, Roland Humphreys of rhila
','lplila, who will remain here
several days. The Humphreys
''rug store was reopened this
lomlng after being closed for
everal days.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis
ent n busy week end some
"lug on the order of a bus drlv
er's holiday. Scheduled to nt
tend three weddings during the
brief Labor Day holiday they
managed to make two of them,
one In Portland and the other
In John Day.
The Women's Auxiliary of All
" '"t" Hnlseonal church will re
time meeting schedule Sept. 12
at the parish houso,
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Lee Beckner, extensive wheatraiser and stockman of the lone
section, has headed the Heppner Rodeo for several yars and long
has been one of the most familiar figures at the big show. An
expert horseman, he takes great pleasure in helping to stage the
Rodeo and devotes much time to making it a success from year
to year.
lone School Set
For Resumption Of
Classes Monday
With a teaching staff of eight
teachers signed up, the lone
school will start off the school
year at 9 o'clock Monday morn
ing, Sept. 8, - announces B. C.
Forsythe, superintendent. School
will be in session until 12 o'
clock, when the students will be
excused for the rest of the day
to prepare to return Tuesday
morning to take up work in ear
nest. First and second grades will
be taught by Mrs. Ada Emert;
third and fourth, Mrs. Beulah
Lundell; fifth and sixth, Mrs.
Gladys Ely, and seventh and
eighth, Mrs. Bertha Severin.
In the high school, Francis Ely
will have charge of athletics
and commerce; Elmer Shiffer,
science and shop; Miss Mary
Bracked, English and girls phy
sical education, and Mr. Forsy
the, science and mathematics.
Henry Clark is school custod
ian. All new students other than
the first grade will have, their
credentials checked with their
teachers. Those In the first
grade will check with Mrs. Em
ert. Mr. Forsythe calls attention to
the state requirement that, a
child must be six years of age
on or before November 1 to be
accepted for registration. Those
not meeting the requirement wil.
not enter school until the follow
ing year.
Wilma Dalzell of lone and
Jerry Beaver of Boardman left
Wednesday for Salem to enter
the Judging contest for picking
the top 4-H club girl and boy of
the state at the state fair.
The contest is being held to
day and the Morrow county en
trants will return home Friday.
Services were held at 2 p. in.
Tuesday at Folsom's In Pendle
ton for Mrs Eva Amanda Steph
ens, 89-year-old Pendleton pio
neer woman who had been a
resident of the area since 1880.
Mrs. Stephens died Friday, Aug.
A native of Iowa, she was a
member of the Pendleton Tio
neer club and of the Pendleton
Grain Growers auxiliary.
Survivors are two sons, Claude
Hanscom of Pendleton and Wil
liam Ilansconi of Portland, three
daughters, Mrs. Anna Furnish
and Mrs. Henry Struve of Pen
dleton and Mrs. Henry Hill of
La Grande; six grandchildren,
Mrs. Blanche Larrabee, Roy Fur
nish and Mrs. Myron Ramey,
Pendelton; Mrs. Blaine Isom,
Heppner; Jack Stevenson, Port
land, and Mrs. Ruth Mohl, Guam
and three greatgrandchildren,
Allison Furnish and Kent Larra
bee, Pendleton, and Harriet Is
om of Heppner.
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Mr. and Mrs. John Fuiten and
children arrived in Heppner
Motiay evening frojn Bay City,
en route to Springfield, Mo.,
where John will enter a semin
ary of the Assembly of God
church for one year, and possi
bly two. The Fuitens have been
engaged in church work at Bay
Jerry Saylor deputy grand
master of the Masonic lodge, was
a visitor at the meeting, of Hepp
ner chapter No. 69, A. F. & A. M.
Tuesday evening. While hern,
Mr. Saylor made arrangements
for a district meeting to be held
in Heppner Nov. 3. His home is
In Ilermlston.
Ruth chapter No. 32, O.E.S.,
will resume active meetings Fri
day evening, Sept, 12, This will
be an Important meeting and an
tendance of all members Is urg
ed by the worthy matron, Mr.
Tom Wells.
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Although county officers do
not wark on Saturday after
noons. County Clerk C. W. Bar
low announces that his office
will be kept open until 8 p.
m., Saturday, Sept. 6 to afford
tardy registrants an oportun
ity to register for the forthcom
ing special state election. The
clerk is not anticipating a big
rush of voters but the office
will be open for whoever may
wish to drop in and register.
School Program,
Regulations Set
Up By Supt. Tetz
Supt. Henry Tetz has set up
the opening day and regular
school schedules in the follow
ing outline:
Opening day: Monday, Sep
tember 8, 8:45 School will be
dismissed at 2:30 on the first day
but at 3:52 thereafter. New ele
mentary students entering Hepp
ner schools for the first time
will report to a desk in the
main hallway to be directed to
the home rooms. Transferring
and new high school students
will report to the main office on
the second floor for registration.
High school students will pay
book rental and fees and check
out textbooks from 9:00 to 10:00
after reporting to the s'udy hall
at 8:45. Short periods of the reg
ular classes will be held for the
remainder of the day.
The regular school day will be
from 8:45 to 3:52. The high
school will have seven periods as
formerly to provide for a wider
curriculum offering and a band
period with as few conflicts as
possible. The noon hour will be
from 12:20 to 1:10 with the
younger children being dismiss
ed earlier both at noon and at
the end of the day.
Cafeteria: The cafeteria kit
chen is being built and new
equipment installed to make it
one of the finest kitchens. It
will be opened about the first of
October as in former years. Chil
dren should bring their own lun
ches or plan to go home for
lunch until that time.
Change in rooms: First grade
room added to provide for a large
incoming class and it will be in
the former sixth grade room
which will be moved to the for
mer eighth grade room. The
eighth grade will be "elevated"
to the high school floor in the
room which was formerly the
typing room. Typing students
will work in the former recrea
tion room.
Last Rites Held
Wednesday P. M.
For W. P. Hill
Services were held at 2 o'clock
p. m. Wednesday at the Phelps
Funeral Home chapel for W. P.
Hill, a resident of Heppner since
1900, whose death occurred Sun
dya at the family residence.
Rev. J. Palmer Sorlein of the
Methodist church officiated and
Interment was in the Heppner
Masonic cemetery.
Wllbem Paige Hill, a native
of North Carolina, was born Ap
ril 9, 1870. He came to Heppner
In 1900 and had been a resident
here ever since. He was married
In 1903 to Eva Margaret Phelps.
Ho followed carpentering for
many years and later took up a
homestead on Willow creek
about six miles southeast of
Heppner where the family resid
ed until 1939. The children hav
ing grown up he and Mrs. Hill
moved back to town. Due to an
Injury sustained while farming,
Mr. Hill had been an invalid for
several years, although able to
get around town and look after
business matters.
ftesides the wife, Eva, he Is
survived by six children, Harold
of Heppner; Claude of Portland;
Virginia Vanderhoof, Auburn,
Wash.; Archie. Heppner; Betty
Vinson, Kent, Wash., and Rufus,
Louisville, Ky.i 17 grnndrMH.
ren and three great-grandchildren,
Heppner Turns Out
In Numbers For
Dress-Up Parade
By Ruth Payne
Heppner was well represented
at the dress-up parade in Pen
dieton Saturday night. In the
parade were Queen Merlyn and
Princesses Francine, Laurel, Shir
ley and Corabelle of the Hepp-
ner Rodeo; the Heppner school
band, looking very smart in their
new full-dress uniforms; and a
mounted delegation of the Wran
glers club, some of whom were
carrying attractive purple ban
ners with the club insignia let
tered in gold. Among those
from this community viewing the
parade from the sidelines were
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Miller, Bob
Mollahan, Bob Dobbs, Mr. and
Mrs. Edmond Gonty, Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Grabill, Mrs. Muriel
Rice, Harvey White, Mis. Mary
Wallace, Terrel Benge, Mr. and
Mrs. William Furlong, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Payne, Roy Quacken
bush, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Grace Hughes has return
ed from Portland where she had
been visiting with her daugtiter,
Edna Hughes
Among those going to Hood
River Monday to attend the wed
ding of Miss Mary Jean Clark,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay
Clark of Hood River and formerly
of Heppner to Robert Moon of
White Salmon, Wash., were Mr.
and Mrs. James Farley Sr., Joe
Farley, Bill Kenny, Misses Jean
Turner, Cecelia and Marie Hea
ly and Mr. and Mrs. John Mon
ahan of Condon.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gentry
and children, Phyllis and Gary,
returned to their home In Bend
Monday after spending the week
end here with his aunt, Mrs. Al
ice Gentry and other relatives.
They were enroute from Portland
where they visited with Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Gentry.
Wally Cross of Coquille and
Norman Webb of Tlgard were re
cent' over-night guests of Joe
Hughes Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Munkers
made a business trip to Pendle
ton the end of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Clemens
and children have returned to
their home in San Bernardino,
Cal., after spending some time
with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eng
kraf. Mr. and Mrs. Engkraf ac
companied them as far as Dee.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pierson and
daughters have returned from a
short vacation at Seaside.
John Sutherland who has been
working in and around Heppner
for the past few weeks left Sat
urday for his home in Portland.
Miss Betty Lovgren is working
at the Heppner branch of the
First National Bank of Portland,
taking the position recently re
signed by Mrs. Norman Berg
slrom (Barbara Ledbetter).
Miss Doris Schaffer left Mon
day for Pendleton where she is
entering nurses training at St.
Anthony's hospital. She was tak
en to Pendleton by Mr. and Mrs.
Jess Beardsley and James Or
wick who were going over on
Mrs. Jeanette Huddleston and
daughters motored to Portland
Saturday to spend a few days
visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson
motored to Pasco to spend the
week end with Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Parker: Mrs. Clive Hus
ton who had been visiting in
Pasco for the past week, return
ed to Heppner with them Mon
day. Miss Marguerite Glavey has
returned from Seattle where she
had been attending the summer
sessions of the University of
Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Engkraf were Mr. and
Mrs. George Engkraf and son of
Yakima who spent the Labor
Day week end in Heppner; and
Mrs. Harvey Bauman and daugh
ters, Marjorie and Caroline, of
Nampa, Idaho. Mrs. Bauman was
accompanied to Heppner by Bev
erly and Nadine Clark who had
been attending beauty school in
Idaho and who will remain here
ifntil after the Rodeo.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fraters
and children of Enterprise were
week end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
James Brannon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hanna Jr.
and son left Saturday for Mon
tana to visit with her parents.
Mrs. Laurence Miles was call
ed to Boise, Idaho, Saturday by
the serious illness of her moth
er. Mrs. Miles went from Pen
dleton via United Airlines.
Mr. and Mrs. Willred Quartar
oil of San Pablo, Cal., were
guests last week of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry O'Donnell Jr. They were
accompanied. to Heppner by Mrs.
Sylvia Niekerson who visited
with Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Don
nell Sr. and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Coxen of
Chula Vista, Cal., visited In
Heppner the first of the week
with Mr. and Mrs. Willard Blake.
Misses Ceci Ma and Marie Ilea
ly of Portland spent the week
end here at 'the farm home of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. William Kirk of
Belllngham, Wash., visited in
Heppner the fore part of the
week. They were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Scrllsmier.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Kelthley
and children returned Monday
from a fishing trip In the John
Local Band Takes
Honors At Dress-Up
Parade Saturday
Award Includes
$100 Check Given
By Contract Firm
Heppner's school band sprang
a surprise at Pendleton Satur
day evening when the annual
Dress-Up parade judges award
ed the local musicians first
place in band competition. With
the award was attached a check
for $100, posted by the MeCor
mack Construction company of
Pendleton a nice bit of change
which has been applied to the
bands uniform obligation, ac
cording to Director Billy Cochell.
there were four bands in the
parade, McLaughlin high school,
Pendleton, Irrigon and Heppner.
All were larger bands than the
Heppner band but none were
quite as well prepared for com
petitive marching as the local
group. The time put in on prac
tice and committing several
pieces to memory was the thing
that counted when the band
marched past the judges' stand.
Director Cochell and William
McCaleb, drill master, have
been receiving plaudits from
band suporters during the week.
The two leaders were confronted
with the task of whipping a
group of inexperienced young
musicians into shape in a com
paratively short time. Attend
ance at rehearsals did not reach
anything like a full complement
until the last week prior to the
parade and this gave little en
couragement that Heppner had
a chance to win. After perform
ing at the Umatilla county fair
Friday, where the band would
have taken first place if there
had been awards Cochell began
to breathe easier and to grasp
at a hope for recognition at Pen
dleton. The band will be given an
other opportunity to appear in
marching formation this week
end when it will appear in the
Kodeo parade Saturday morning.
Day section. Thev returned hv
way of Baker where thev visited
Mrs. Keithley's relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Si ark and
daughters arrived Sunday from
Hay, Wash., and will visit until
after the Rodeo at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott Furlong.
J. C. Owens, who had been in
Hay during the summer, accom
panied them to Heppner and
will remain for a time.
Mrs. Ralph Thompson made a
business trip to Walla Walla on
Mr. and Mrs. John Engkraf of
Portland are visiting this week
with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eng
kraf and attending the Heppner
Mrs. Bettv Lawrencp has nnr.
chased a house in Pendleton and
is moving there, having sold her
Heppner property to Dr. J. E. Pal
mer of Camas, Wash. Dr. Palmer
is opening a dental office in
the First National Bank build
ing. Everett Hadlev who has been
working at Pasco for the past
several years arrived Saturday
to spend a week in Heppner and
Hardman before returning to
Richland, Wash., where he has
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hodge Jr.
returned Monday evening from
Portland where they spent the
week end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ambrose VV. Chapin.
Lawrence Becket made a bus
iness trip to Portland the first
of the week. He returned, Wed
nesday evening.
Mrs. Alex Thompson has been
appointed secretary-treasurer of
the Heppner Public Library as
sociation to fill the vacancy cre
ated by the resignation of Mrs.
Frank Engkraf.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Green mo
tored to Milton -Free water Sun
day, taking their daughter Lou
ise who will teach in the Free
water schools this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stuart of
Albany and Mr. and Mrs. Blaine
Elliott and two daughters of Mil
ton have returned to their homes
after visiting here with Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Huston.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cleveland
who have been spending the
summer at the coast returned
to their farm on Willow creek
the end of the week.
Mrs. Lillian Clogston Iras re
turned from a short visit with
her sister, Esther Harris, in Los'
Angeles and brother, Roscoe
Johnson, in San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Nys have
returned from a short vacation
at the coast.
Mrs. Cecelia Dixman and
daughter, Ada Irene, of San
Francisco are visiting until after
Rodeo with her parents. Mr. anil
Mrs. Frank Fraters at their farm
home in Eightmile.
Claude C. Courier of Gibbon Is
visiting this week in Heppner
with W. L. McCaleb and other
Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Hynd of
Ukiah were transacting busi
ness in Heppner Wednesday.
Miss Helen Dohertv Is here
from Vallejo, Cal., and will visit
with relativse until after Rodeo.
I ?leMeHyn anHer Rojim
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For the next three days Queen Merlyn and her four attendants will reign supreme over the
. Rodeo and attendant events. The young ladies have had a busy season with pre-Rodeo dances
and attending other shows and now, the moment is at hand for the big event of their young
lives the 23rd annual Heppner Rodeo. From left to right they are Princesses Laurel Palmateer,
Shirley Wilkinson, Queen Merlyn I, Princesses Corabelle Nutting and Francine Hisler.
Attention of county fair and
Rodeo patrons is called to the
4-H club style show to be held
at the dance pavilion at 8 p.
m. Friday.
The clubbers will model clo
thes they have made during
the course of their projects this
season. This event is free and
the 4-H clubs will be pleased
to greet a full house.
Warning on Polio
Issued By County
Finance Chairman
This is the season of the year
when infantile paralysis geis in
its hardest licks and it is a time
to take every precaution againbt
spread of the disease, said Fran
cis Niekerson, chairman of the
polio committee in Morrow coun
ty in commenting on the epi
demic at present occupying the
attention of medical authorities
at Ontario and in the state of
"People should not wait to see
what turn a child's condition is
going to take, if the child shows'
unusual symptoms of illness, but!
should call a physician at once, i
If it is a matter of finances there ;
is no need to hold back, either,
for there is a sufficient fund in
the bank to meet doctoring ex
pense in case of polio," Nieker
son declared.
Parents are urged to watch
their children closely, particular
ly as to diet and rest, the chair
man explained. A tired body orj
an undernourished body is more
susceptible to the polio germ I
than is a vigorous, well nourish
ed body. If these rules are fol
lowed the danger of an epidem
ic is largely removed.
Harry Van Horn took charge
of the Warner store in Lexington
Tuesday morning following sev
eral days of trade negotiations
and invoicing. He is being as
sisted by his brother in operat
ing the new business which is
the only mercantile establish
ment in the town.
Van Horn first entered the
store business in the county in
the fall of 1912 when he and Roy
Quackenbush bought the Hepp
ner Red & White grocery from
M. D. Clark. He sold his interest
in the store to Quackenlmsh in
1916 and since that time has
been selling insurance. He and
his family will continue to
make their home in Heppner as
long as the housing situation
gets no better.
lone News Items of the Week
By Echo Palmateer
Delbert Emert moved his cat
tle out of the mountains last
week. This herd which is one
of the finest In Oregon is be
tween 500 and 600 liead. They
were on summer range on Kellev
prairie which is owned by Mr.
Emert. The trek to and from the
mountains is a semi annual ev
ent, reminiscent of the old days.
The distance covered is approx
imately 100 miles and takes
about four and a half days. De
spite the hard work it is thor
oughly enjoyed by all who par
ticipate. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kay and
Mr. and Mrs. John Bryson spent
last week end nt Otitis creek on
Mt. Adams picking huckleber-
.ies. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Good-
ric hand son Norman of Ilustim.
Wash., accompanied them.
Garland Swanson and young
son Johnny celebrated their joint
brllhday on Thursday, Aug. 'S.
The Birthday club held Its
monthly party at the Congrega
tional church parlors on Friday
of last week. The honor guests
were Mrs. Walter Corley, Mrs.
Paul O'Meara and Mrs. Elsie
Peterson. The hostesses were
McCurdy Outlines
Parade Formation
Harlan D. McCurdy Sr., direc
tor of the Rodeo parade, this
morning released an outline for
the formation of the big annual
feature which will be held at 10
o'clock Saturday morning. Leaf
lets have been prepared and pass
ed out to persons signifying their
intention of placing entries in
the parade, The formation will
be as follows:
Baltimore" at Main facing east
American flag, state flag,
Heppner High School band,
Queen Merlyn and attendants,
girls with pennants, Heppner
Rodeo president and directors,
Baltimore at Gale facing east
Pendleton Round-Up Queen
and attendants, Round-Up pres
ident and directors, Mustangers.
Baltimore facing east Herm
iston queen and attendants, Trail
Dusters, John Day queen and
her group of riders, any other
guest queen, any past queens.
Horse entries on Gale below
Baltimore facing south.
All children meet at old pav
ilion. All floats on Church street
facing Main street. All floats to
be judged at starting point.
All queens and attendants are
invited to a luncheon at the An
na Bayless home, south of the
court house, Saturday, after par
ade. Trail Dusters. Wranglers and
Mustangers luncheon at the Bill
Greener home west of Rodeo
grounds, after parade.
Rodeo starts promptly at 1:30
Miss Nora Dwyer
Becomes Bride of
John S. Crawford
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ho
bart M. Lovett in Berkeley. Cal..
was the scene of a quiet wed
ding ceremony Sunday, August
24, when Miss Nora Dwyer,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
A. Dwyer of Gleneden Beach.
Ore., was united in marriage
with John S. Crawford, son of
Mrs. Lera Crawford of Berkeley,
the Rev. B. C. Watson, pastor of
the University Christian church
performing the ceremony in the
presence of relatives of the
groom and the two brothers of
the bride. After a short honey
moon the young couple will
make their home in Portland.
The groom is a native son of
Heppner, a graduate of Heppner
high school and of the Univer
sity of Oregon. He attained the
rank of ensign in the navy dur
ing the war and is now engaged
as an accountant with a Port
land firm.
Mrs. Win. Seehafer, Mrs. Vernon
Christopherson and Mrs. Alfred
Friends will be glad to know
that little Johnny Rea recover
ed sufficiently to return home
last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hietmann
and daughter Ruby Ann spent
a few days In The Dalles last
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Smith took
a 10-tlay vacation trip through
eastern Washington.
Billy and Mildred Seehafer,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Wm,
Seehafer. returned from a visit
in Corvallis last Wednesday.
Miss Dorothy Bergstrom was
honored with a bridal shower
Saturday. August 30, at Willows
grange hall. The hostess was
Mrs. John Eubanks. Miss Berg
strom received many lovely and
useru! gifts, fake,' ice cream
and coffee were served by the
Mrs. Berl AUers received a
painful Injury Sunday when a
Jar slipped from a cupboard and
broke in her hand. It was nee
essary to take ten stitches to
close the gashes in throe fingers.
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Hours for closing during the
Rodeo have been set by the
merchants' committee of the
Heppner chamber of commerce.
The schedule was announced
this morning by Jack O'Con
nor, chairman, as follows::
All business houses will be
closed during the time o! Ro
deo performances and will op
en immediately following the
afternoon shows.
All places of business will
close during the parade Satur
day morning.
Everything is in readiness for
opening of the 1947 Hennner Ro
deo. The stock is on hand, the
Meeker carnival is set up, cow
hands are arriving and Mel
Masters and his orchestra are
here from The Dalles to "strike
up the band" at 9:30 this eve
ning at the dance pavilion.
The old town presents a gala
spirit, with streets and buildings
decorated and concessions of one
kind and another set up along
the Main drag. The water de
partment has leveled off the dirt
piles along the water line to
make it easier for cars to park
and while some difficulty has
been experienced in making
connections of new mains it is
expected that the water supply
will be up to normal by this
During the past week much
Rodeo finery has been in evi
dence, due to the efforts of the
Junior chamber of commerce.
Numerous citizens have been ob
served wearing peculiar garb as
a penalty for not living up to
the rules and there has been a
lot of fun. Look out the Jaycees
are not through with the kan
garoo court. You may be the
next victim!
Burial services were scheduled
for 2 o'clock this afternoon at
Ritter for William F. Hodge, Rit
ter cattleman, who iv
Sunday evening at the McMur
do cabin in the Potimtt
district. The body was brought
to the Phelps Funeral hone in
Heppner which made funeral ar
rangements. Hodge, in company with three
other cattlemen of Ritter.
eigh Weaver, Warren Constant
and Sam Woods, was riding for
cattle in the Potamus area. The
men camped at the MrMurdo
cabin and all had retired before
10 o'clock. Shortly after 10
Hodge left the cabin .-t '
body was found about an hour
later. Word was sent to Hcpp.
ner and Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman
and Coroner Dr. A. D. McMurdo
went to the scene and ir,,. i
thp body to Heppner.
Hodge came to this section
from Montana and oftic;ls v.er.
endeavoring Wednes1 ,
tact relatives thought to reside
at Havre.
lone, in common with the
country generally, is in t'.e
midst of a building pr"i'" m-i
provide needed romu. W. R.
Went worth has practically com
pleted his new I1 tc';sn:ith
machine shop. The new plant
will enable Mr. Wentuonh to
C.'irrV Oil V,.r 'r.iim.l , i r. 1 1 1 .' it.,,.
on his bale-loaders anil oilier
specialties. Mat Hal' i ,
well along on a new frame :cs
trienee and despite In; s i -i.
years is doing nwst of 'he build
ing himself. Go.-ilun White i.i
completing bis re iiiei-c
per Main street. This nh t -t-i
onstrates the iim nf ee.-i ent
blocks in home b-iiMnu: .mil i :
creating a lot of Interest. The
Kietmann .slum building li now
completely roofed. 'I his nl is
unique in that the new con-, 'rue
lion goes over ami around the
old and business Is i rr n ' ! on
as usual.
Guests a I the v,i
'mme are Mr. and Mrs. FAnr
Synolil of Spokane an ! i !
of DeSmet, Idaho. Mn. SytioM