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Heppner Gazette Times
Volume 64, Number 45
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, January 29, 1948
Seven Offices To
Be Filled This
Year In County
Schools No Longer
This is the year when most of
the county officers are to be el
ected. Seven terms expire, in
cluding the judge, one commis
solner, clerk, sheriff, district at
torney, surveyor and coroner. Be
sides these, three Justice of the
peace posts ae to be filled, Lex
ington, lone and Irrigon.
There Is little stir, politically,
so far, but it is quite sure that
Judge Bert Johnson, Clerk C. W.
Barlow and .Sheriff C. J. D. Bau
man will be candidates to suc
ceed themselves. Commissioner
L. D. Neill, whose term expires
this year, states that he will not
be a candidate for another term.
He is quite emphatic about it
and does not want any move
started to get him into the race.
Mr. Neill is rounding out his
It seems likely that a district
attorney will have to be import
ed. The three Heppner attorneys
appear to be not interested and
P. W. Mahoney says he does not
want the Job either by nomina
tion or write-in and he definitely
will not file.
Passage of the school bill the
French bill has automatically
taken the office of county super
intendent off the elective list.
The new five-member county
school board is vested with the
power to apoplnt a superinten
dent, or a board clerk. It has not
been ascertained what the atti
tude of the board will be relative
to retaining the superintendent's
office, but in view of the fact that
the whole set-up is new it is rea
sonable to expect that It will be
Harry Tamblyn, elected to the
post of surveyor at the last elec
tion, did not qualify and now
that office is unfilled and will be
on the ballot this year.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo has been
coroner so many terms that it
has become a habit, so his name
will probably be on the ballot
Road Into Kinzua
From Fossil Side
By Elsa M. Leathers
The Coast Construction com
pany began work Monday crush
ing rock for the streets and roads
in Kinzua. The state has most
of its equipment at the head of
the grade and will begin work,
weather, permitting, this week.
Mrs. Howard Bird was appoint
ed chairman for the March of
Dimes drive for this district. Oth
er committee members are Mrs.
Warren Jobe, Mrs. George Smith,
Mrs. Maurice Brown, Mrs. Marion
Wright, Mrs. Ernie Wall and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Adams and
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Brisbols
played for the dance at Spray
and visited friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith were
at Mayville Sunday attending the
Ladles Aid dinner at the I.O.O.F.
Marlon Wright and John Put
nam of Fossil attended the De
Molay father and son banquet
Monday evening at Heppner. Mr.
Putnam's son was a candidate
for initiation In the order.
Mrs. Frances Wood is assisting
at the theater, selling tickets
while Mrs. Herb Wright is at
home with her daughter Patty
who has the chlckenpox.
Mrs. Atwood and granddaugh
tcr spent several days here visit
Ing her husband, Dr. Atwood
Mrs. Atwood is spending the win
tcr In Creswell where the grand
daughter is In high school. They
plan to join Dr. Atwood here as
soon as school Is out.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schott spent
the week end at The Dalles vis
iting their daughter Lillian who
is a senior In high school.
Mr. and Mrs. Kinard McDaniel
went to Hardman Saturday to vis
it their children and other rela
tlves. Mrs. McDaniel remained
there with their daughter, Mrs.
Everett Harshman, whose family
is 111 at the ranch home near
Marvin Adams and George Perk
Jelllck went to Hardman Satur
day to get a car Adams had pur
chased. Mrs. Webb, grandmother of Os
car Adams, is visiting here at
the Adams home. She is from
Joe Hays, Marlon Wright and
Clay Phillips attended Masonic
lodge In Heppner Saturday night.
Mel Wham has returned to Kin
zua after spending three weeks
at Baker visiting friends and rel
atives. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Schroder
and daughter spent several days
In Portland last week.
The factory and planer were
down the first of the week due to
a turbine needing repairs. It had
to be sent to Portland.
Continued on F Four
lone High School
Adopts Honor Roll
System in Grading
Supt. B. C. Forsythe has insti
tuted the honor roll system in the
lone high school, according to in
formation released from the of
fice of Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, county
Under this system, students
must earn grades of 2 in at least
three subjects, and 3 In the fourth
subject, as well as displaying a
high Interest in school work. Mr.
Forsythe believes that a higher
level of academic work will be
As president of the county unit
of the Oregon Education associa
tion, Mr. Forsythe has appointed
Waldo Jackson, Heppner grade
school principal, to serve on the
speech festival committee, and
Mrs. Eleanor Ball McCormlck of
the Heppner grade school to serve
on the spelling bee committee.
Mrs. Rodgers reported that the
county's five high schools are
getting under way for the second
At lone Provides
By Echo Palmateer
DATES TO REMEMEBR
January 31, 8 p.m. Card party
and smorgasbord at lone Legion
February 3 Auxiliary meeting
In afternoon; Legion meeting in
February 4 Social meeting of
Eastern Star, Mrs. Markham Ba
ker, hostess, at her home.
February 5 Union Missionary
The Ameca club held their reg
ular meeting at the Masonic hall
January 21. Court whist was play
ed with Mrs. Gordon White re
ceiving high prize and Mrs. Rich
ard Lundell, low. The following '
officers were elected for the com
ing year: President, Mrs. Earl Mc
Kinney; vice-president, Mrs. Clar
ence Brenner; secretary-treasurer,
Mrs. John Proudfoot. Apple pie
and coffee were served by the
hostesses, Mrs. Herbert Ekstom
and Mrs. Lewis Halvorsen.
The Markham Bakers were
pleasantly surprised Thursday
evening of last week when over
60 friends dropped in to spend
the evening. Mrs. Lewis Halvor
sen and Mrs. Hershall Townsend
were the hostesses for the party.
The evening was spent in play
ing cards. Refreshments of cake,
sandwiches and coffee were serv
ed. The old city hall which was
purchased by Mrs. Addie Salter,
was moved Sunday to the poper
ty here in town that she recently
Earl Morgan of Portland was in
lone Wednesday of last week on
Mrs. Wallace Matthews has
been ill with the flu the past two
Mr. McBee of Camas, Wash.,
called on his uncle, Fred Buchan
an, last week.
Francis Troedson, principal and
coach of the Spray high school,
spent the week end with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Johan Troed
son. The 4-H club girls met at the
home of Mrs. Ida Coleman Satur
day afternoon. There were seven
girls and their leader, Mrs. L. A.
McCabe, present. Their projects
are Our Home and Room Im
provement." Mrs. McCabe dem
onstrated ironing a shirt. Cake
and punch were served.
The Past Noble Grand club of
the Rebekahs met at the home of
Mrs. Charles O'Connor Friday,
Jan. 23 .The following officers
were elected: President, Mrs. Paul
Pettyjohn; secretary treasurer,
Mrs. Wallace Matthews. Refresh
ments were served by Mrs. O'
About $70 was cleared at the
March of Dimes dance at the
grange hall Saturday night. Mu
sic was furnished by a Kimberly
New books added to the lone
public library are "Heidi Grows
.Up" and "Heidi's Children," by
Spyri; "Home Country" by Ernie
Pyle and "Inside U.S.A.," by John
Edmond Brlstow painted the
Interior of his store this week
Work on the interior of the
cafeteria started Monday morn
Ing. Firtex will be put on the
walls and ceiling.
Work on the new Catholic
church is making great progress.
The sheeting is being put on the
roof and asbestos shingles will
be put on.
Wallace MatthoJ.vs has purch
ased a new Chevrolet sedan.
Al Huttt Is driving the delivery
truck for the Morrow County
Cleaners. He will gather up clo
thes to be cleaned on Wednes
days and deliver them on Satur
days. Mrs. Mary Swanson returned
home from Salem last week
where she visited her daughter
and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. El
R. C. Wentworth of Hayward,
Calif., Is visiting at the home of
his son, W. R. Wentworth.
A committee of the Maranatha
society met at the home of Mrs.
Mustangs Take 3
Games In Week Of
Condon, Echo And
Of Heppner Lads
The Heppner Mustangs stowed
a couple of close ones Into the
bag last week end in their best
games of the season to date. The
favored Condon Blue Devils fefl
30-27 on Friday and the follow
ing night the heavily favored
Echo five was edged 37-36.
Against Condon the locals
jumped to an 8-4 first quarter
lead and held a 15-13 half-time
edge. Condon came back strong
and led 23-20 at the third quar
ter mark. Heppner sewed up the
game the last quarter by sinking
four field goals and two charity
tosses while holding their rivals
to a pair from the field. The Con
don boys proved to be a team of
sharp shooters but close guard
ing by the Mustangs kept them
from getting many shots. Hepp
ner passed up two foul shots in
the last minute, electing to take
the ball out of bounds in order
to maintain possession.
Greenup (14) .... f
Waters (5) f.
Sumner (6) c
Padberg (2) .... g
Rippee (3) g
Heppner reserves won the ope
ner 27-23. Heppner players: Man
ners (5), Hughes (7), Smith (2),
Orwick (6), Bennett (5), Ruhl (2).
The Echo game was practical
ly a repetition of the one the pre
vious night. Echo led 7-3 at the
quarter and 16-11 at the half. The
Mustangs rallied the third quar
ter and racked up 19 points, lead
ing 30-26 at the end of the per
iod. Echo came back strong but
fell short by one point. Heppner
turned down three chances at
eift tosses the last thirty seconds,
preferring to take the ball out oi
bounds and keep possession.
Greenup (14) . f (2) Rhode
Waters (2) f 15) Wilkerson
Sumner (6) c (10) Snow
Rippee 12) g (3) Cotton
Padberg (3) g (4) Hale
g 2) Lilly
Heppner reserves won th3 pre
liminary game, 2513. Heppner
line up: Manners (6), Gabler,
Hughes (8), Gunderson, Smith
(2), Connor (2), Orwick UK Ben
nett (5), Ruhl, Key, Hammock.
No home games are scheduled
for this week. Heppner played at
Hermiston Wednesday and jour
neys to Arlington on Frdiay. Next
home games are witn rossu on
Feb. 6 and Umatilla on Feb. 7.
At Hermiston last night, the
Mustang A squad won, 47-36.
Greenup accounted for 19 points,
Waters 11, Sumner 6, Rippee 10,
and Padberg 1. Ruhl was in the
play but did not score.
The Mustang B squad lost, 41-
IN CRITICAL CONDITION
The condition of Nels Justus,
who has been seriously ill sev
eral days, was reported by his
physician as very critical this
morning. The ill man is suffed
ing from uremic poisoning and
other complications and little
hope is heldfor his recovery.
NOTICE TO WOMEN'S CHORUS
Due to the absence of the direc
tor who will be in Klamath Falls
next Monday night there will be
no rehearsal February 1. Will ex
pect to meet you all February 9.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Davis of Cle
Elum, Wash., are enjoying a
brief vacation at the home of
their sons, William and Ralph
in Heppner, and Jim In Bend
They will return from Bend for
a further visit here.
Noel Dobyns Tuesday of last
week and boxed clothing and
sent the boxes to Austria, the
children's farm home at Corval
lis and to the Indians at Top
Laurel Palmateer, who has
been working in Portland, is
Kev. Frank Nichols has been
on the sick list.
The American Legion and Its
auxiliary held a meeting at the
legion hull Tuesday of last week
Recruiting officers of Pendleton
showed movies of rigid airships
Mrs. Markham Baker, Mrs. No
el Dobyns, Mrs. W. R. Wentworth
and Mrs. Wm. Seehafer assisted
at a IX'Molay banquet at Hopp
ner Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nelson of
the Willamette valley are visit
ing In this community.
Larry Rletmnnn, who has beon
ill, is back In school again.
A fire broke out under the
stage at the school house about
4:30 p.m. Tuesday. It was thought
to have been from electric wires
from the furnace. The fire was
quickly put out by fire extinguishers,
Raises $80 For
March Of Dimes
A contribution of $80 was made
to the March of Dimes the first
of the week when Oscar George,
president of the Wranglers, turn
ed over that amount to Francis
Nickerson, county director of the
polio fund drive. The sum was
raised by "passing the hat" at
the Wranglers party Saturday
evening held at the Lexington
The party was well attended,
there was plenty of good food on
hand, and everybody had a fine
time, George reports.
"The Wranglers is not an or
ganization for pleasure only,"
Mr. George said. "We feel we
have a place in the community
life and want to do our part In
those things that help advance
the welfare of the county."
Evidence of this is seen in the
aid offered by the Wranglers in
stopping the advance of the Mor
mon cricket herds headed to
wards the grain fields of the
county. A drive is being planned
for early spring and since the
known habitat of the pests is
out In a region where trucks and
cars would find rough going, the
Wranglers have volunteered to
make the trip by horseback, car
rying the necessary supplies and
equipment by horseback and as
sisting in putting out the poison.
Shrine Club Host
To DeMolay Boys
Thirty boys, members of the
branch DeMolay, were banquet
ed Monday evening at the Mas
onic hall in Heppner, the Morrow
county Shrine club acting as the
host group. Each boy was ac
companied by a Shriner and It
was an evening of good fellowship.
J. G. Barratt served as master
of ceremonies and a program con
sisting of speeches and piano
music filled out the evening. Lo-
ren Piper, master councilor of the
DeMolay, spoke on What De
Molay Means to Boys." George
Dukek of Fossil spoke in behalf
of the men. Music was provided
by Mrs. C. A. Ruggles, a new
comer to Heppner, who played
several piano solos.
The Shrine club auxiliary was
responsible for preparing and
serving the dinner which brought
forth unstinted praise from the
o -v -
GOING TO CONVOCATION
Rev. and Mrs. Neville Blunt,
Mrs. M. R. Wightman and Mrs.
O. G. Crawford will leave Sunday
afternoon in the Wightman car
for Klamath Falls where they
will attend the annual convoca
tion of the District of Eastern Or
egon of the Episcopal church.
Mrs. Crawford will preside at the
meeting of the Church Women's
Service league and the other la
dies are delegates. The party ex
pects to return home Thursday.
Blaine E. Isom was in town to
day, the first time since the 9th
of Januay, the date of the acci
dent which hospitalized Mrs. Is
om's mother, Mrs. Henry Struve,
and put the Isom family out of
circulation for several days.
Bill" Is crippling around with
an injured knee but says he is
getting along alright, as are Mrs.
Isom and Harriet. Mrs. Struve
suffered the most severe injuries
and her recovery is much slower.
Harriet is now attending school
Ted Peterson was over from
Condon Tuesday attending to
News Items Of Week's Events Told In Brief
By Ruth Payne
The missionary meeting of All
Saints Episcopal Women's auxil
iary was held Thursday after
noon in the parish hall with Mrs.
Ture Peterson, missionary chair
man, in charge. Two books,
"Committed Unto Us" by Lamont
and "The Practice on the Pres
ence of God" by Brother Law
rence, were reviewed in a most
interesting manner by Mrs. Pet
erson. A gift was presented by
the auxiliary to Mrs. O. G. Craw
ford, president of the Church
Women's Service League of the
Episcopal Churches of Eastern
Oregon. Refreshments were serv
ed by the hostesses, Mrs. Frank
Wilkinson and Mrs. W. O. Bay-
Mrs. Phil Higgins is a patient
at St. Anthony's hospital, having
been taken to Pendleton the last
of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Terrel Benge wore
hosts at a dinner party Friday
evening at their home on Gale
street honoring his father, Ralph
Benge, on his 81th birthday. Oth
ers present were Mrs. Ralph
Benge and Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Smith of Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Becket and
Mrs. Charles Becket motored to
Portland Sunday to spend a few
days on business and pleasure.
They returned to Heppner Thurs
day. Mr. and Mrs. William Furlong
motored to John Day Saturday.
Going by way of Hardman and
Spray they found the roads to be
In good condition for this time
of the year with very little snow
In the mountains. After reaching
the river, there was no evidence
of snow except that which could
Future Of County's Agriculture, Roads,
Program of Agricultural Planning Conference
Friday, January 30, 1948
10:30 10:45 A.M. Opening remarks by chairman
10:45 11:00 A.M. Discussion of County's major problems by County
11:00 11:30 A.M. Farm Crops report by L. L. Houghton
11:30-12:00 M. Conservation report by W. W. Weatherford
12:00- 1:30 P.M. Plate lunch Entertainment
1:45 P.M. Mary Beth Minden, Home Economics Discussion
2:15 P.M. Farm Home and Rural Life report by Mrs. Nor
2:45 P.M.-Livestock report by Raymond Ferguson
3:15 P.M. Land Use & Economics report by M. R. Wightman
3:45 P.M. Public Education
3:45- 400 P.M. Summary of Conference by Frank L. Ballard
Cards Continue To
Lead League With
2 Wins Past Week
Both Fall Before
lone high defeated Irrigon high
Friday night at lone to remain
on top in the Little Wheat league,
lone took the lead and was never
threatened throughout the game.
Final score, 51-19.
R. Doherty (f) 8
Bergstrom (f) 4
Bristow (f) 1
Herman (c) 8
Jepsen (c) 1
Pettyjohn (g) 1
Salter (g) 0
Carlson (g) 1
Peterson (f) 0
Critchlow (f) 1
Fraser (f) 0
Stephens (c) 0
Adams (c) 2
Acock (g) 2
Paulson (g) 0
White (g) 0
Rand (g) 0
lone "B" defeated Irrigon "B"
in a preliminary, 27-14. Robert
Peterson of lone led the scoring
with 8 points
lone hi Cardinals made it two
in a row over Hermiston hi this
year by defeating Hermiston
there last Tuesday, 44-40. lone
held commanding leads of 141
at the end of the first quarter
and 22-4 at the half. Hermiston
came back strong the second half
and whittled Ione's lead down to
four points at the final whistle.
IONE fg ft f pts.
R. Doherty (f) 4 7 1 15
Bergstrom (f) 2 0 3 4
Peterson (f) 5 1 1 11
Hermr.n (c) 3 0 4 6
Jepsen (c) 0 2 5 2
Pettyjohn (g) 1 13 3
Hallec'.ay (g) 0 0 3 0
Salter (g) 115 3
Carlson (g) 0 0 10
Totals 16 12 26 44
HERMISTON fg ft f pts.
Pierson (f) 3 0 4 6
Holeman (f) 2 10 5
Hudson (f) 0 4 4 4
Dughman (c) 3 3 5 9
Lish (c) 0 12 1
Schoonover (g) 5 3 3 13
Busier (g) 0 2 2 2
Totals 13 14 20 40
Hermiston "B" defeated lone
"B" in a preliminary 43-35. Bris
tow of lone led all scorers with
be seen at timber line on the
Week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Terrel Benge were her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Smith
of Portland, and his son, Ralph
Lee, of Condon.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Vaugh
an spent Thursday in Pendleton.
A daughter, Cheryl Jean, was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gil
liam on January 25 at St. An
thony's hospital in Pendleton.
At the card party for the ladies
by the B. P. O. Elks, Thursday
evening, Mrs. Earle E. Gilliam
received high for bridge, Mrs.
Oscar George high for pinochle
and Mrs. Grace Nickerson receiv
ed the door prize. Forty-eight la
dies attended the party.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson,
Mrs. Cllve Huston and Mrs. Ber
tha Johnson motored to Pendle
Lester Gammell is ill at St, An
thony's hospital in Pendleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Graves
motored to Eugene Tuesday
They were accompanied as far as
The Dalles by Mrs. Louise Rit
chie who spent a few days in
Heppner the first of the week
Mrs. R. H. Zinter, Mrs. Chester
Keeton and Mr. and Mrs. Sid Zin
ter of Long Creek returned to
Heppner Tuesday from Clarkston,
Wn., where they were called by
the death of Mrs. Zinter's sister,
Mrs. John Getty. Funeral services
for Mrs. Getty were held in
Clarkston on Sunday.
Raymond Batty of Kimberly
was a business visitor in Hepp
Mis. Add Moore has rctumeu
home from Monument where she
Be Outlined At Planning Meet
report by Henry ietz
BERTELL MASON JR. TO
GRADUATE FROM SYRACUSE
From Syracuse university, Syr
acuse, N. Y., comes word that
Bertell Mason Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Mason of lone, will be
a member of the class of more
than 450 candidates for degrees
at the winter exercises marking
the 88th commencement at 10 a.
m., February 2, at Hendricks cha
pel. Mason, who majored in gener-
I al forestry in the New York State
i College of Forestry, will receive
a baccalaureate degree. He Is a
member of Sigma Pi Sigma and
Alpha XI Sigma, physics and for
estry honoraries, and has been
active on the staff of the Empire
Forester, publication of the fores
WHEREIN WE ERRED
The advertisement of the Gen
eral Electric company in last
week's issue of the Gazette Times
should have borne the signature
of the Heppner Hardware & El
ectric company. This correction
is being made in this manner in
lieu of space for reprinting the
advertisement, due to linotype
trouble wjiich necessitated abbre
viating the paper this week.
Advised To Give
Notice of Transfer
Student-veterans planning to
transfer to other schools were ad
vised today by the Veterans Ad
ministration to give at least 30
days' notice on their plans, if
they wish to avoid possible de-1
lays in payment of subsistence.
Leslie R. French, VA training
officer here, pointed out that
some veterans had changed
schools for winter term but might
suffer some delays on their
checks because the VA did not
have their papers for processing
To enroll at a new school the
veteran will need a supplemental
certificate of eligibility from the
VA's regional office, and this re
quires both a notice to the agency
and a statement from the present
school showing satisfactory pro
gress in studies.
The new school will enroll the
veteran without charging him tu
ition if he has this supplemental
certificate. However, if he is en
rolled in a different state, the VA
can not start paying subsistence
until his file has been transfer
red to the regional office in the
Those planning between-state
transfers therefore should submit
a request for transfer of their
files along with their request for
a supplemental certificate of eli
gibility, Leslie R. French advised.
VA authority for changing
schools is required of students
under either the GI Bill or Puhlio
I Law 16.
made a brief visit at the home
of her son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. Pirl Howell and
Ted Pierson attended a district
meeting of the Union Oil com
pany at The Dalles the first of
CMM Ellis Coxen who has been
on a 25-day furlough in Hermis
ton with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Coxen, visited in Hepp
ner the last of the week with
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Avers and
Mr. and Mrs. Burl Coxen. Chief
Coxen, who has been stationed
on Guam, will report for duty at
Albuquerque, N. Mex.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hoyt and
son expect to leave the end of
the week for Portland where Mr.
Hoyt will enter Portland univer
sity for a course in refrigera
tion. They have secured housing
Mr. and Mrs. Sie Walker enter
tained with dinner for her fath
er, George R. Mead, on his 89th
birthday, Friday, at their home
on Water street. Present besides
Mr. and Mrs. Mead were Mrs
Flora Moyer, Hermiston; Mrs.
Lillian Cook, Oregon City; Mr.
and Mrs. Phil Griffin and daugh
ter, lone; Stanley Cox and Percy
Cox of Heppner.
Mrs. Frank Anderson Is a pa
tient at the Emanuel hospital In
Portland, having undergone a
major operation there Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bailey and
baby of Kelso, Wash., are visit
ing in Heppner at the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. D.
Edward Rice returned Monday
from a business trip to Portland.
To Give Summary
P h BALLARD
Aooclatt Extension Director
Oregon 8Ut Collegt,
Farm Bureau To
Hear Educator At
lone February 2
Lester Wilcox from the state
department of education at Sa
lem will be the featured speaker
at the Morrow County Farm Bu
reau meeting to be held at Wil
lows grange hall in lone at 8 p,
m., Monday, February 2 While
Mr. Wilcox's subject has not been
announced, it is presumed that
he will discuss Oregon's educa
tional system in general, with
special emphasis on the duties
and powers of the newly formed
county school boards and the
procedure to follow In organizing
union high school districts.
It is the latter subject that brot
about the invitation to Mr. Wil
cox, inasmuch as there is some
agitation for the formation of a
union high school district com
bining the lone, Lexington and
Heppner districts and calling for
the construction of a new plant
at a point most convenient for the
greatest number of students.
J. G. Barratt has been asked to
talk on the recent- meeting of
county fair associations in Port
land. It will cover what the fu
ture has in store for both county
and state fairs. He may also be
prevailed upon to say something
about latest developments in the
proposed Morrow county hospital
George Peck will have a report
on the findings of the special
committee appointed last fall to
study road financing in the coun
ty. It is expected this will lead
to a good bit of discussion, pro
bably sparked by Barratt who is
chairman of the committee..
Oscar Peterson, secretary, while
not promising refreshments, says
he believes the committee is
strongly inclined towards having
a bite to eat at the conclusion of
Honoree At Shower
Given By Friends
Mrs. Cecil Jones
Miss Estelle Ledbetter was
honored with a bridal shower Tu
esday afternoon at the Aid room.
A lovely afternoon was spent af
ter which the bride-to-be opened
her gifts, and lovely refreshments
were served. Hostesses were the
Three Links club of Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Christoph
erscii :d Ersel were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Christopher
son over the week end. They are
The Amicitia club met at the
home of Mrs. Jack Forsythe Wed
nesday evening with Mrs. Bern
ard Doherty as co-hostess. High
was won by Mrs. Orville Cuts
forth and low by Mrs. Leonard
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jones spent
Wednesday in Walla Walla. They
were accompanied by Mrs. Lon
nie Henderson and Mrs. Rhoda
Jones. Mrs. Jones stopped off at
Touchet, Wn., where she visited
with the Col wells and Alexan
ders. Mr. and Mrs. Al Edwards have
moved to Heppner to the Case
Mrs. Vernon Christopherson.
Miss Estelle Ledbetter and Mrs.
Kenneth Marshall were Pendle
ton visitors one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. William N. Jones
of Mosier were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Cecil Jones three davs last
Lonnie Henderson was a visitor
in The Dalles Monday.
Leonard Kummerland accom
panied by his son Leonard Jr.
was taken to a Pendleton hos
pital in the ambulance Satur
day. t.imer Hunt returned from a
few days spent in Portland, Sat
urday. He drove the new Co-op
truck back which was taken
down some time ago to have new
tanks put on it.
Mrs. Lou Broadley is visiting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Pomeroy at Kelso. Wash.
The Lexington P-TA wai host
ConUnuta on Fat Four
The first event of the kind to
be held in the county since 1938,
the agricultural planning confer
ence will open at 10:30 a.m. Fri
day at the Lexington grange hall.
Bill Barratt, general chairman,
promises a fast-moving program
with something of interest in the
reports and discussions which
follow, for practically every far
mer in the county, regardless of
what his production may be.
Six conference committees
made up of farm men and wo
men from practically every sec
tion of the county have held 33
separate meetings during the
past several weeks, states Coun
ty Agent Nelson Anderson, gen
eral conference secretary, who
has been assisting various com
mittees with their work. "The
committees are seeking to find
the answer to the question of
what Morrow county farms can
produce and market to best ad
vantage during the peace-time
years ahead," said Anderson.
'They are also considering what
practices will make for lower
costs of production and greater
profits, as well as what can be
done to bring about a better farm
home and rural life in the coun
ty." Farmers and others of the
county have been duly advised
of the conference and it is expect
ed the capacity of the grange hall
will be taxed to care for the
crowd. Arrangements have been
made for entertainment from the
Heppner and Lexington schools
and a plate lunch will be served
by the ladies of the Lexington
grange home economics club.
Farm problems will not be the
only items on the program, al
though nothing will be introduc-'
ed that does not affect the farm
program. The question of roads
will be incorporated in the public
education report. Discussions will
be limited to the time allotted
for the reports, which a study of
the accompanying program will
reveal will not permit open dis
Angling Rules Set
By Commission At
The final angling regulations
for 1948 were adopted January 26
by the Oregon State Game com
mission after reconvening its
hearing from two weeks ago
when tentative regulations were
The order proposing to limit at
tractor blades to one on a line
and the number of hooks to one
set was not adopted, and the reg
ulation will remain the same as
Trout season and bag limits in
general will remain as originally
announced. The general season
will be May 1 to September 30 in
the state with the excepttion that
the season for coastal streams
will be from May 1 to October 31
above tidewater and from June
15 to October 30 in tidewater.
Minimum length limit for trout
will be eight inches in the coast
al waters and six Inches in the
rest of the state.
The season for salmon and
steelhead over 20 inches will be
the entire year for the state ex
cept that coastal streams and tri
butaries of the Columbia river be
low the city limits of St. Helens
will be closed during March and
April. The Wilson, Trask and
Nehalem rivers will be closed to
all salmon fishing from March 1
to September 15, while the Miami
river will be closed to all fishing
during the month of November.
There will be no open season in
the winter for steelhead in the
Willamette river and its tributar
ies above Oregon City falls, ex
cept the Santiam river and its
north and south forks. The bag
limit for salmon and steelhead
over twenty inches will be two a
day or four in and 7 consecutive
days or in possession, but not
more than 20 during any one
The jack salmon bag limit will
be 10 fish a day but not more
than 20 in possession at any one
time; provided that during the
open trout season the bag limit
for jack salmon Is to be counted
in and as part of the general
trout bag limit.
Last year's closure of certain
coastal tributaries will remain
in effect this year, instead of be
ing opened for summer trout fish
ing as tentatively proposed.
The regulation proposing to
close boat fishing in the Tilla
mook county streams above the
head of tidewater was rescinded
and will not be in effect.
A few changes in county regu
lations from those announced two
weeks ago also were made and
are here briefly summarized. The
complete regulations for each
county, including the regulations
left unchanged and the new ones
will be Included In the nnn'uil
angling synopsis which will b
available sometime after March
Dr. A. P. McMurdo motored to
Pendleton Tuesday evening to it'
tend a medical meeting.