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Heppner Gazette Times
Volume 64, Number 47
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, February 1 2, 1948
Fossil To Host
District Casaba
Tourney Next Week
Heppner, Condon
Fossil, Arlington
Scheduled To Play
Sub-district No. 6-B will hold
Its annual basketball tournament
in Fossil gymnasium at 7:30 o'
clock, Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday nights, February 19, 20 and
21. Condon's Blue Devils and the
Heppner Mustangs will play the
first game in the double elimin.
ation contest and the Arlington
Honkers and the Fossil Falcons
will clash in the second game
the opening night of the tilt.
Friday night, the losers in the
Thursday night game will fight
it out for the right to temaln in
the tourney and Thursday night's
winners will scrap for the cham
pionship. Winner of the losers'
game and loser of the champion
ship game play for runner-up on
Saturday night, The Spray volley
ball girls and the W.C.H.S. girls
will play Saturday night's pre
liminary. Drawing for berths in the fra
cas was made at the Condon-W.C.
U.S. game in Fossil Friday night,
January 30, R. M. Boyles of Fos
sil making the arrangements and
Editor Stewart Hardie of Condon
doing the actual drawing. As all
four teams seem to be of com
paratively equal strength, fans
are predicting an unusually good
series of games. Winners of the
championship and of the runner
i:p games will represent the sub
district in the district tournament
in The Dalles, February 26, 27
and 28.
A dance in Legion hall Satur
day night after the final basket
ball game, with music furnished
by the Five Jives orchestra from
The Dalles, will conclude the
After expenses are paid, pro
ceeds from the tournament
games will be divided equally
among the four schools particip
ating. Hugh Hartman, principal of
Redmond elementary school and
referee of considerable exper
ience, will referee the games, and
will assist in selecting an all-star
team for the sub-district George
M. Sindberg, principal of Wheel
er County high school, Is host
coach; I. V. Kane, financial man
ager, and Mrs. H. J. Simmons,
general manager. O. E. Mathews
will be official scorekeeper, and
F. B. Hoover, timekeeper.
Portlander Chosen
For Jaycee Award
Climaxing one of the most suc
cessful Junior chamber of com
merce weeks in the history of the
Oregon Jaycoes was the selection
of Charles R. Holloway Jr., of
Portland, for the state distin
gulshed service award.
Mr. Holloway, who was Port
land's first Junior Citizen, was
chosen from a group of 14 young
en selected throughout the
sl. te. Each of the men was the
Junior citizen of his respective
city. The Judging committee for
the state award included Gover
nor John Hall, Secretary of State
Earl Newbry, Carl Chambers and
L. 0. Arens.
Judging was based on the
man's contribution to his com
munity through participation,
leadership, personal and business
progress, and cooperation. The
other local D.S.A. winners who
were judged along with Mr. Hol
loway were James Stillwell,
Klamath Falls; Lawrence Jensen,
St. Helens; Dave Franklin, Grants
Pass; William Black, Roseburg;
Frank Merrill, Albany; Steve An
derson, Salem; Jeck Spencer, Sil
verton; Donald Greenwood, Cor
vallis; Thad Beatty, Baker; Or
rin Waud, Tillamook; William
Barratt, Heppner; Howard Steib,
Bend, and Ed Pape, Eugene.
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Townies To Meet
Pendleton Indians
La Verne Van Marter has
scheduled the Pendleton Motor
In Theater basketball team to
play his Heppner townies at the
school gymnasium tonight at 8
The visiting aggregation is an
all-Indian team which is playing
a regular schedule in the Pendle
ton city league. They play smart
basketball and will give the Tow
nies something to think about.
Harry H. Lane, recent artlval
from Pendleton who purchased
the Morrow County Cleaners
few weeks ago, has taken over
the management of the Heppner
Laundry and the plant is func
tionlng on a regular schedule,
The plant belongs to the Joe
Westhoff estate for which the
First National Bank of Portland
is administrator. Lane plans to
make improvements to the plant
as fast as conditions will war
The World Day of Prayer moot
Ing scheduled for Friday, Feb. 13,
has been postponed until further
notice by the Union Missionary
society, sponsor of the event,
18 Cars Stalled
On South Highway
Following Dance
Drivers of 18 cars stranded in
snowdrifts on Heppner flat Sat
urday night or maybe it was
Sunday morning must have
realized what a predicament
Humpty-Dumpty was in. In place
of all the king's horses and all
the king's men, there were pre
sent the sheriff, state police and
the road equipment of the state
highway department, but these
forces could not combat the for
ces of nature when it came to re
leasing the cars from the drifted
The cars were returning from
the DeMolay dance at the Rhea
Creek grange hall when the first
car became stalled in the "S"
curve south of the Frank E. Par
ker residence. Frantic efforts to
free the car from the' rapidly
drifting snow were to no avail
and ere long the other cam
headed Heppner way arrived and
they in turn were hemmed in by
the snow.
The highway crew had cleared
the road to the grange hall and
beyond early Saturday evening
and assured the party-bound folk
that the road would be kept clear,
but at that time of the evening
it could not be forecast what the
weather would be a few hours
later. By the time the party broke
up a strong Chinook wind had
arrived and the snow, especially
on the flat, was on the move, but
definitely It had drifted beyond
the capacity of the road plows
and finally, in desperation, word
was gotten to Marcel Jones, who
took his tractor to the scene and
one by one pulled the cars thru
the barricading snow. It requir
ed a rotary to clear the road
after the cars got out of the way.
Fortunately for the trapped
people the wind was not as cold
as it had been a few hours ear
lier but sitting up there on the
hill and not knowing when they
might be released was not a plea
sant experience.
Cards, Umatillans
To Settle Little
League Leadership
lone Put Irrigon
Boardman Away fn
Past Week's Play
Championship in the Little
Wheat league will be settled Fri
day evening at lone when Uma
tilla, runner-up in the race, will
ittempt to wrest the honors from
the Cardinals, hard-playing quin
tet, who are just about as good
as anything in this territory.
lone tightened the hold on first
place the past week by dumping
two of the Little League teams
overboard. Irrigon was dropped
with a 52-30 score, while Lexing
ton was on the short end of a
39-24 score. lone led Irrigon 21
13 at half time and from then on
found the basket with regularity.
The score:
lone Irrigon
R. Doherty. 26 ... f 9, Critchlow
Bergstrom f 10, Fraser
Peterson, 7 f 1, Adams
Hermann, 1 c
Jepson, 9 c 2, Stephens
Salter, 2 g 4, Rand
G. Doherty, 2 . g 4, Poulson
Pettyjohn g
5, Papineau
2, Padberg
1, Bloodsworth
5, B. Buchanan
1, Way
Doherty, 14 f
Bergstrom, 7 ... f
Peterson, 9 , f
Hermann, 2 c
Salter, 2 g
g Messenger
The Boardman same originally
scheduled for last Friday will be
played February 20. Heppner will
play at lone next Tuesday night.
Cricket Control
Meeting Scheduled
Arrangements have been made
to hold a cricket control meeting
in Arlington on Thursday, Feb
ruary 19, according to Nelson An
derson, Morrow county agricul
tural agent. Representatives from
Gilliam and Morrow counties will
meet with specialists from Ore
gon State college and the bureau
of entomology at 1:30 p.m. in the
Vendome hotel.
The seriousness of the cricket
menace is fully recognized by
residents of the two counties and
the specialists alike and the plan
is to meet early enough to for
mulate a campaign of extermina
tion of eggs and thus prevent
further migration of the destroy
Anderson said he thought there
was little likelihood that freez
ing weather had affected the
crickets. Experiments have prov
ed that the eggs can be frozen
and thawed repeatedly without
hurting them. About the only
time they may be made infertile
by freezing is to catch' them at
just about the hatching stage
and the weather can t be depend
ed on for that.
Poison is the only effective
method and it is expected a pro
gram will be mapped out for
distributing and feeding the po
tent agent to the crickets.
Mustangs Take 2,
Lose One During
Week's B-B Play
Hermiston Turns
Tables By Beating
Heppner 37-34
The Heppner Mustangs won
two and lost one in basketball
play the past week. The loss cut
their winning streak at eight
Heppner gave Fossil their
worst defeat of the season by de
feating the Wheeler county lads
47-29 on the local court last Fri
day. Fossil led at the quarter, 8-7,
but from then on it was all
Heppner Fossil
Greenup 18 f , .. 4 Flack
Hughes f
Waters 6 f Munjai
Manners f
Sumner 5 c 12 Greenfield
Smith c
Padberg 6 g 6 Rourk
Ruhl g
Rippee 10 g 7 Mathews
Orwick 2 g
Heppner reserves also won han
dily, 43-21. Ruhl 1, Key, Orwick
12, Hammock, Smith 2, Connor 2,
Manners 6, Gabler Hughes 16,
Gunderson 4, Bennett.
Umatilla went down by a 46-21
count on the local court Saturday
night. The Mustangs started fast
and were never headed, the score
by quarters being 10-2, 26-7, and
Heppner Umatilla
Greenup 15 f 4 O'Brian
Hughes 3 f 3 Hoyt
Waters 8 f 1 Hiatt
Manners f 6 LaChance
Sumner 13 c 2 Johnson
c Read
Padberg 3 g 1 Bray
Ruhl g Overfield
Rippee 4 g 2 Thompson
Orwick g 2 Hirbig
Umatilla reserves won from the
Heppner B, 22-18.
The locals lost their first game
in the last nine starts Tuesday
when Hermiston revenged an ear
lier defeat by taking the Mus
tangs into camp 37-34. This was
one of those nights when noth
ing seemed to go right for the
Mustangs. Their ball handling
and passing were far below par,
their shooting was poor, balls
rolled around the rim of the bas
ket and dropped out
Heppner jumped to an early
6-1 lead but Hermiston tied it
up at 9-9 at the quarter and led
17-14 at the half. Hermiston held
a 25-24 edge at the end of the
third, The Mustangs seemed to
get a little excited in the fourth
and were behind by nine points
at the officials' time out. With
three minutes remaining the
Mustangs pulled themselves to
gether and played good basket
ball but time ran out before they
could close the gap.
Heppner (
Greenup 13 f
12 Miller
3 Hudson
1 Holman
10 Pierson
5 Lish
Waters 7
Sumner 7
Padberg 4
Rippee 3
2 Schoonover
1 Dughnam
g 3 Elwood
Heppner's B team also lost, for
the second time this year to the
Hermiston B squad. The visitors
proved to be a bunch of speed
merchants. The score, 43-33.
Heppner has no more games
this season. They play at Condon
Friday in a game which will de
cide the Wheat league title. The
following Tuesday they play at
lone. Although the Mustangs
have won from each of these
teams this season, the going was
tough. Condon is tied with Hepp
ner for top spot in the Big Wheat
league, while lone has already
sewed up the title of the Little
Wheat league.
The sub-district tournament
will be held at Fossil on Feb. 19,
20, 21. The purpose of this tour
ney is to determine which two
teams will represent the league
In the district tournament to be
held at The Dalles the following
Mrs. Knoblock, 79,
Dies February 1
News has been received in
Heppner that Mrs. Adam Knob
lock died February 1 in the Los
Angeles General hospital. Mrs.
Knoblock was 79 years of age at
the time of her passing.
She is survived by her sons,
Guy and Elby Fuller, and a great
grandson, Charles Lee Fuller.
Berniee Fletcher of lone, in
town Wednesday, stated that she
will open a beauty shop Monday,
February 16, In the building for
merly occupied by the Morrow
County Grain Growers as an of
floe. The building is located on
the corner east of the Brlstow
grocery, where the road to Goose
berry takes off of Main street.
She has named it Bernice's Beau'
ty shop.
Jim Valentine and Johnny By
ers are in Red Bluff, Cal., where
they went to sell some purebred
Shorthorn bulls.
Columbia Basin Wheatlands
Lose Almost Half Fertility
"Almost one-half of the origin-1
al fertility of Columbia basin
wheatlands has been lost unfler
the system of wheat summer fal
low followed in the 60 or 70 years
of cropping in this area," Merrill
Oveson, superintendent of the
Shei i an branch experiment sta
tion ixt Moro, said at the Joint an
nual meeting of the Lexington
Blow Control district, the Hepp
ner Soil Conservation district and
the Lexington Oil Co-operative
at an all-day session held at the
Lexington grange hall Monday.
Approximately 75 people attend
ed. Such practices as grass and
grass-legume rotations must be
included in the wheat ranch op
erations of the future if this lost
soil fertility is to be replaced, Ov
eson, featured speaker at the
meeting, pointed out.
"Because of the heavy rainfall
and snow this year, the applica
tion of nitrogen in the form of
50-100 pounds of ammonium sul-.
phate per acre should be profit
able on young wheat that emerg
ed in December, on volunteer
wheat in last year's stubble that
may be heavy enough for a crop
and on double cropped land that
may be seeded again this spring,"
Oveson said.
Contour farming was establish
ed on 6,250 acres of land this
year in the Heppner Soil Con
servation district, Henry Peter
son, supervisor, stated from the
Heppner Man Takes Echo Girl
In Wedding Rites Sunday
By Ruth Payne
Miss Marion Andrews, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. An
drews of Butter creek, became
the bride of Phillip W. Cohn, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cohn of
Heppn?r at an impressive wed
ding February 8, at 10:30 a. m.,
in St. Paul's Episcopal church,
Walla Walla, Wash. The double
ring service was read by the Rev.
W. A, Gilbert before the high al
tar, in the presence of the imme
diate families of the couple.
The bride wore a white wool
suit with a lavender orchid cor
sage and carried a white prayer
book. The church was decorated
with white flowers and
A wedding dinner in the Wind
sor room, Hotel Marcus Whitman,
followed after which Mr. and
Mrs. Cohn left on a wedding
trip to Spokane, Wash., and other
points. After Feb. 15 they will be
at home at 406 Cypress street,
Walla Walla, Mr. Cohn being a
business major at Whitman col
For her daughter's wedding1
Mrs. Andrews wore a three-piece
ensemble of black and white pin-'
stripe, and Mrs. Cohn, mother of
the groom, wore gray. Their cor- j
sages were of pink carnations
and gardenias.
The bride graduated from Her
miston high school and attended
' '-stern Oregon College of Educa
tion. Mr. Cohn, a Heppner high
school graduate, is a veteran of
three years in the navy and spent '
considerable time in the South :
Pacific during World War II.
Members of the two families i
present for the wedding were Mr.
and Mrs. Harry J. Andrews and
daughter Florence of Echo; Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Cohn and daugh-1
ter Sally and Mrs. Addie Patter
son of Heppner.
Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Cohn were hosts for din
ner at Hotel Marcus Whitman,
Walla Walla, for the wedding.
Miss Rosemary Doherty, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Doherty
of lone, became the bride of Ted
Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Peterson of lone, Saturday
afternoon at St. Patrick's Roman
Catholic church in Heppner with
the Rev. Father Francis McCor
mack reading the single ring cer
emony. The bride wore a grey
gabardine suit with black acces
sories and a corsage of red rose
buds. Miss Rosetta Healy, her on
ly attendant, wore a brown wool
suit and a corsage of pink snap
dragons and roses. Patrick Do
herty, cousin of the bride, was
best man. Mrs. William Richards,
Mrs. Harry O'Donnell Jr. and Miss
Marguerite Glavey sang.
Following the ceremony a re
ception was given at the home
ot Mrs. Rose Francis on South
Chase street.
The couple left for Condon
where the couple will make their
home and where Mr. Peterson is
manager of a radio shop
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bucknum
and Mrs. Fay Bucknum returned
Sunday afternoon from a week
end trip to Portland. During their
visit in the city, Mrs. Bucknum
attended a party at the Commun
ity hall in Guild's Lake, compli
menting Mrs. Marvin Brown and
Mrs. Dick Sperry on the occasion
of their birthdays. Mr. Brown and
Mr. Sperry were hosts. Among the
guests were many former Morrow
county residents including Mr.
and Mrs. Len Dempsey, Mr. and
Mrs. Elisha Sperry, Mr. and Mrs.
Ted McDald, Mr. and Mrs, Carl
Allyn, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gen
try, Mr. and Mrs. William Whit
sun, Mrs. Venice Ahalt, Mrs, Eu-
annual report of the Heppner dis
trict. This makes a total of 20,
830 acres contour farmed in this
district to date.
Other major practices estab
lished this year include crop res
idue management: 12,850 acres;
strip cropping, 115 acres; range
improvement, 46,193 acres; seed
ing range, 224 acres; seeding pas
ture, 100 acres; farm and ranch
ponds, 10; terraces, 6 miles; irri
gation and land preparation, 308
acres; improved water applica
tion, 273 acres; irrigation systems
improved, 394 acres; approved
crop rotation, 91 acres; applica
tion of fertilizers, 81 acres; seed
ing grasses and legumes, 232 ac
res. The report showed that 22 ap
plications for district assistance
have been made by farmers this
year This brings the total appli
cations to 119, covering 307,978
acres since the district was or
ganized in October, 1941. Approx
imately 350 farm units, covering
701,788 acres, operate in the
Heppner district.
Orville Cutsforth was re-elected
as supervisor of the district. Oth
er officers are Henry Peterson,
chairman; Orian Wright, treas-
' urer; John Wightman and W. E.
Hughes, supervisors, and N. C.
Anderson, secretary.
Dinner at noon was furnished
by the oil cooperative and pre
pared and served by the Home
Economics club of the Lexington
nice Warfield and Paul Aiken.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Meador
motored to Baker Saturday to
spend the week end with rela
Mrs. Ida Zinter is in Long
Creek this week visiting at the
home of her son and daughter-
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Zinter.
Mr. and Mrs. Afton Gayhart are
moving to Idaho where they will
establish a business, having sold
their logging business on Rock
creek to C. E. Lynch.
Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Van
Marter were hosts for dinner
Thursday evening at their home
in the Gilman apartments com
w.hite,ta-;i5lirpentng Joe Hughes on the oc
casion of his twenty-first birth
day. Others present were Mrs.
Muriel Rice and LaVerne Van
Marter Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Evans made
a business trip to The Dalles on
F. W. and Robert Turner return
ed Thursday evening from an ex-
tended business trip to Detroit
i and way points.
Ted Thomson is here from Los
Angeles for a visit at the home
of his mother, Mrs. Anna Q.
Mrs. Minnie Wood departed
Monday by bus for her home in
Woodburn after a week's stay
here at the home of her brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Munkers.
At the "Ladies Night" card par
ty for which the B. P. O. Elks
were hosts Thursday evening,
Mrs. David A. Wilson received
high score for bridge and Mrs.
John Saager, second. For pino
chle, Mrs. Cliff Dougherty receiv
ed high and Miss Margaret Greer,
second. Mrs. James Driscoll re
ceived the door prize. Mrs. Fred
Lucas and Mrs. Walter Becket
were hostesses for the evening.
Mrs. N. D. Bailey returned Mon
day evening from Newberg where
she spent the week end with her
sister, Mrs. Margaret Reynolds.
On Sunday, Mrs. Bailey and Mrs,
Reynolds, twins, celebrated their
birthday with a family dinner.
Joe Hughes Jr. departed Tues
day for Los Angeles where he
will enter Woodbury college for
the spring term. C. W. Bucknum
is working in the postoffice, re
placing Mr. Hughes.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Esjberg en
tertained Saturday evening at
their home on Morgan street with
a Valentine card party. Three
tables of pinochle were in play.
Present were Mr. and Mrs. Harry
rtiiuersun, ivu. anu mrs. Lveitii
Keithley, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Jones and Mr. and Mrs. James
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Davis of Cle
Elum, Wash., are guests of their
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. William Davis.
Following a custom of several
years, the Women's Auxiliary of
All Saints Episcopal church held
its annual Shrove Tuesday pan
cake luncheon at the Parish hall
this week. The event was a huge
success in that considerable more
guests were served than in years
Mrs. Charles Hodge Jr. received
word this week of the death of
her grandmother, Mrs. Thora
Chapin, of Coquille. Funeral ser
vices were held Tuesday in that
city. Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Cha
i pin motored to Coquille earlier
in the week
Mrs. Florence Green entertain
ed the Bookworms club Teusday
at her home on Gale street. Mrs.
Sara McNamer reviewed the
book, "King of Adventure Ever
est," by UUman.
Mrs. Clell Rhea of lone was
trading in Heppner Tuesday.
Scout Citizen at Work
More than 2.000.000 members
will observe Boy Scout Week, Feb. 6th to 12th, marking the 38th
anniversary of the organization. This year Boy Scouts are empha
sizing conservation of food and natural resources, planting gardens,
safety and fire prevention, home repairs and personal health check
up. Scouting promotes world peace through World Jamborees and
practical help among 42 nations with 4,409,780 members. Through
Its World Friendship Fund of voluntary gifts the Boy Scouts of
America helps Scouts overseas to rebuild their units. So far, more
thaa 3,000 tons of equipment have been shipped. Above is the
official poster marking the Scout
A Dawn to Dusk campaign to
raise finances to maintain the
Boy Scout program in Heppner
and the Blue Mountain council
will be conducted on Tuesday,
February 17.
Twenty men will assist in sell
ing the Boy Scout program to the
citizens of Heppner and sur
rounding territory starting at a
breakfast at 7:30 in the Elkhorn
restaurant on this one day cam
paign, states J. O. Turner, chair
man. Working with Mr. Turner
are E. E. Gonty, Willard Blake.
Charles Hodge Jr. and Dr. C. C.
Dunham, who are serving as
team captains.
The funds raised are to be used
by the Blue Mountain council to
aid in the scouting program in
eight counties in Oregon and four
in Washington.
The Blue Mountain council is
one of the largest councils in ter
ritory in the Pacific northwest
There are more than 1650 scouts,
boys 12 years old or over; 1495
cubs, bovs 9. 10 and 11 years old;
135 senior scouts, young men 15
years and over, in the whole pro
gram OI scouung in una vuuhui.
Heppner has one ot tne troops,
number 61, with Frank Davis as
scoutmaster and Francis Nicker
son as assistant. Cub pack num
ber 61 with Steve Thompson as
cubmaster and Jack O'connor as
the assistant is part of the cub
packs in the council. Serving on
the scout committees are Ted
Smith as the chairman of the
scout troop committee; Henry
Tetz, Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien, C.
J. D. Bauman and LaVerne Van
Marter. Conley Lanham is the
Chairman of the cub pack com
mittee, assisted by Orville Smith,
Rev. Frances McCormack and Dr.
L. D. Tibbies as institutional rep
resentative. The Heppner cham
ber of commerce sponsors the cub
pack and the American Legion
post 87 sponsors the scout troop.
A son. James Gregory, was
born Monday, Feb. 9, to Mr. and
Mrs. James Johnston at St. An
thony's hospital in Pendleton.
Henry Stoller of Portland was
renewing acquaintances and
transacting business in the city
Tuesday. Mr. Stoller was at one
time an employee of the former
First National Bank of Heppner.
HaD Wood of Portland was a
business visitor in Heppner Mon
day. Mr. Wood has just purchas
ed a residence in Pendleton and
about April 1 he and Mrs. Wood
will move there to make their
Fred and Bob Hosklns of Rhea
creek were business visitors in
Heppner Tuesday.
Mrs. Nellie Anderson returned
Tuesday evening from Portland
where she had been attending
buyeis' market and visiting her
sister, Mrs. J. E. Lawrence. Over
the week end Mrs. Lawrence and
Mrs. Anderson went to Ocean
Lake where the Lawrences have
a cottage. During this time they
experienced the 75-mile an hour
gale that hit the coast with last
week's heavy storms.
Kenneth Batty of Kimberly was
a business visitor in Heppner on
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Murdock were
over from their farm in the Kah
ler Basin district looking after
business matters the first of the
According to word received In
Heppner, Stanley Minor Is visit
Ing the J. A. Waters's in Downey,
Cal., and expects to return home
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Preliminary Plans
Laid For County
Speech Festival
Preliminary plans for the Mor
row county speech festival were
laid Friday evening when the
speech festival committee met to
prepare for the event scheduled
to be held at Heppner March 26.
The high school program for
the festival will consist of after
dinner speaking, oratory, mem
orized humorous selections, poet
ry reading from book or manu
script, extemporaneous speaking,
panel discussions and one-act
Story telling, poetry and prose
reading from books or manu
scripts and memorized humorous
selections will be the portion of
the grade schools.
Grades 5 and 6, and 7 and 8
may participate and each school
may send one participant in eac'
event from grades 5 and 6 and
one from grades 7 and 8.
The same rules and regulations
governing the state speech f"'
val will be used in the county
P-TA Plans Party
Saturday Evening
A basket lunch, for which the
gents are expected to pay liber
ally, and an old time dance are
on the calendar for the Heppner
Parent-Teacher association at the
school house Saturday evening.
The hour is 8 o'clock and the
place is the music room. Proceeds
from the sale of baskets will be
added to the time clock fund
which is being sponsored by the
Members and their families
comprise the guest list but it is
surmised that any friends of ed
ucation wishing to make a con
tribution to the clock fund will
not be turned away.
Mrs. John Saager left Saturday
for Albany where she spent the
week end with relatives. Later.
Mrs. Saager will attend buyers'
market in Portland and will re
turn to Heppner about February
Mr. and Mrs. Avery Campbell
of Fossil were week-end visitors
in Heppner.
Mrs. Kathleen Kinonan of Ray
mond, Wash., is visiting in Hepp
ner at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Cunning
ham. Mrs. Kinonan came for the
funeral services for her sister, the
late Mrs. Helen Moyer.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Scouten mo
tored to Pendleton Sunday morn
ing where they took the train for
Portland where Mr. Scouten spent
the week attending to business
Francis Nickerson, in collabor
ation with his wife and Walt Bar
ger, has completed a book, "This
is Morrow County," which Is al
ready gaining considerable clrcu
lation in the county. Nickerson
has made an offer to the Hepp
ner chamber of commerce to use
the material in making up ad
vertislng folders for out-of coun
ty circulation. Those desiring the
v uuumets snumu contact Mr. JtiCK
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erson In person
Realty Purchases
May Mean Housing
Activity Here Soon
Blanche Brown Tract
Sold in Lots, Deed
Record Shows
Deed recordings of recent date
at the court house may indicate
that the housing shortage which
has plagued Heppner for several
years is about to be relieved. It
is understood that the Blanche
Brown tract in the north part of
town has been sold off in lots,
and the records show that deeds
have been filed as follows:
Blanche Brown to Charles Stout
et ux. Lot 3 and W 12 lot 2, Riv
erside addition.
Blanche Brown to Ned Sweek
et ux, W 12 lot 5, all lot 6, Riv
erside addition.
Blanche Brown to Fay Buck
num, lot 14, Riverside addition.
Blanche Brown to Ray Massey
et ux, all lot 1. E 12 lot 2, Riv
erside addition.
Blanche Brown to Isaac H. Cole
et ux, lot 13, Riverside addition.
Blanche Brown to B. F. Eberhardt
Jr., et ux, lot 4 and E 12 lot 5.
Riverside addition.
Blanche Brown to B. F. Eber
hardt et ux, lot 7, Riverside addi
tion. Other Heppner property deeds
recorded include City of Heppner
to 1. G. Barratt et ux, lot 3, block
1, Original Town of Heppner.
City of Heppner to Myra F.
Peck, tract 209, Heppner.
E. M. Gibson to Clarence Wise
et ux, fraction block 2, Ayers 2nd
addition to Heppner.
Lulu Rumble et vir to Fred Lor
enzen et ux, W 76 feet lot 7, block
1, Ayers first addition to Hepp-"
Fred Lorenzen Jr. et ux to
Thomas Howell, W 76 feet lot 7,
block 1, Ayers first addition to
Richard T. Hayes et ux to Fran
cis B. Nickerson et ux, lots 1 and
2, block 3, Jones addition to
Three Irrigon transactions were
recorded during the same period:
Paul C. Varner et ux to J. W.
Tertelling et al, fraction blocks
34, 35, 36 and 37, Irrigon; W. E.
Dexter et ux to Floyd J. Hobbs
et ux, fraction lots 6 and 7, block
24, E. Irrigon acreage; Sarah E.
Gollyhorn to William I. Golly
horn (undivided 13 interest)
lots 2 and 3, block 35, W. Irrigon
Richard E. Schoonover et ux to
Ed Grant, lots 1 and 2, block 9,
Erwin Schedules
Special Sale Of
Livestock Feb. 19
Harold Erwin stated Wednes
day that he had secured 165 head
of cattle at Caldwell, Ida., which
he will sell at a special auction
at the Heppner Sales Yard Thurs
day, February 19. The stock is
all young cows, with 40 head of
two-year-old heifers ready to
calve this spring.
Erwin was aware of the de
mand here for good breeding
stock and did not hesitate to buy
the lot. He said a good many
of the stockmen of this area are
looking for breeding stock. Those
he bought are all good quality
Members of Rhea Creek grange
are looking forward to a potluck
dinner at the grange hall Satur
day evening. The get-together
will be in the nature of a party
ana the evening following the
dinner will be spent in playing
The main dish will be furnish
ed and the members are being
asked to take a salad or dessert.
Beauford F. Miller, evangelist
has opened a special bible rev ival
meeting at the Assembly of God
church. Services are being held
at 7:4a each evening except Mon
day, with a children's hour dally
at 4 p.m.
The evening meetings Include
singing, bible study and pictures
on the screen.
William F. Barratt, president of
the local Junior chamber of com
merce, will attend the state con
vention of the organization to be
held in Grants Pass the latter
part of next week. Barratt was
one among 12 young men consid
ered for the state distinguished
citizen honor awarded by the
state Jaycee, the honor going to
a Portland young man.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Turner and
daughter, Ginny Lou, and Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Crawford and son,
John Douglas, were weeK-iv
itors at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. O. Turner, coming from Incur
homes in Portland.
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The Degree of Honor will hold
a cooked food sale beginning at
10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 14
at the Red & White grocery store,
A good variety of home cooked
foods will be offered.