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Oiling Will Help
With March winds stirring up the dust, condi
tions on Hrppncr streets have been somewhat
reminiscent of the pre-paying era the past few
days. An exceptionally moist winter has washed
no little amount of good top soil from the hill
sides down on to the streets and as this soil has
dried it has started moving hither and yon, ac
cording to the fancy of the wind.
Our streets are getting dry and it would be a
good idea to invest some of the funds reverting to
the city from state highway funds in a new coat
of oil. This may be done if a program now under
consideration by the council is started this year.
That is to establish curb lines and extend the
paving out to those lines. Much of the existing
trouble is due to a lack of proper drainage, the
absence of established gutters to carry away the
water that accumulates during storms or from
meltinp snows. Parked vehicles gather up mud
from the undrained sides of the streets and carry
it out on to the traveled portijn and when this
mud dries wind and traffic stir up the dust. It is
disagreeable and a thwarting of the effort to keep
down the dust and provide cleaner streets and
more comfortable living conditions.
By all means, let us have more oil on the pre
sent paving if there is a fund with which to pay
for such improvement
National 4-H Club Week
This is national 4-H Club week. It is "get going
with the spring season'' time for 1.700.000 farm
boys and girls in 4-H clubs. And here is what the
clubs will do:
Without much national fanfare the boys and
girls in 74,000 clubs over the country will meet
with their adult leaders and talk over how best
to carry on their agreed-on projects; make an
inventory in order to see that they have all need
ed supplies and equipment; plan new projects;
visit other boys and girls in the community and
invite them to attend meetings, join, and help,
and plan special local public gatherings, exhibits,
citizenship ceremonies, radio programs, and other
activities to help explain club work to all, and
make it mean more to farm boys and girls as well
as to the general public.
The special theme for 4-H Club week and thru
194S is "Creating Better Homes Today for a More
Responsible Citizenship Tomorrow..'
The boys and girls who follow through with
their 4-H club work not only profit financially but
become leaders in their chosen fields of endeavor.
They learn early in life the value of being thrifty
and industrious, of getting pleasure out of worth
while enterprise instead of frivolity.
There is something for all of us in that 1948
theme, if we would but take a leaf from the 4-H
Heppner took another step forward this week
with formation here of a chapter of Soroptimist,
an international women's civic organization.
While the charter membership is comparatively
small, thete is no doubt but that as meaning and
aims of Soroptimist become better known the
membership will increase. The local chapter will
be a luncheon club with a meeting each week.
The new club will afford an outlet for business
women of the community who have little or no
time to participate in chamber of commerce and
kindred civic activities, particularly those calling
for evening meetings. The women will meet at
luncheon, just as the chamber of commerce does,
and transact club affairs during the noon hour.
Soroptimist is one more organization looking
to civic improvement, and being a women's group
will be prosecuted with more vigor than is the
it can be expected that any program taken up
usual custom of the opposite sex.
The new club is a welcome addition to the
civic and social life of the community.
30 YEARS ASO
From Heppner Gazette Times
March 7, 1918
Marguerite Hisler entertained
a number of her school mates on
her birthday last Saturday. Those
present were Mary Patterson. Ce
celia Kenny, Lovelle Lucas, Lilah
Hill, Ruby Hall, May Groshens,
Kathleen McDaid, Annie French,
Bernice Woodson, Leola Bennett,
Mary Crawford. Blanche Grosh
ens and Betty Purkey .
J. J. McMillan of Lexington has
started excavation for a fine new
P. A. Mollahan, local sheep
mi n, received a broken leg when
his horse fell with him Saturday.
Arnold Piper, young son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Piper, well known
farmers of Morrow county, receiv
ed a severe wound in the leg one
day this week when he was
charged by a mad bull. One of
the horns of the animal penetrat
ed the young man s leg and a
deep laceration was effected.
A. J. Walton, Portland contrac
tor, who arrived in the city Wed-
I nesday evening, will start work
at once to macadamize some of
the principal streets of Heppner.
E. M. Shutt has announced
himself as a candidate for shef
iff and J. A. Waters also an
nounces that he will be a candi
date to succeed himself as coun
W. O. Minor returned last week
from Portland where he sold six
head of blooded stock at the Mi
nor, Dunn and Brown Shorthorn
Greenwood Thornton has en
listed in the truck drivers' ser-
new! exciting! different!
the nearest thing
to naturally wavy hair
(all Jtr an appointment today
Alice's Beauty Shop
vice and has departed for Texas
where they are being mobilized
for immediate embarkation to
V. A. Richardson has been
making several improvements on
his Center street property. A new
wire fence is one of the improve
Freedom Train To
Visit Walla Walla
Tuesday, March 30
Carrying the documents that
symbolize the freedom and her
Judge, subject to the will of the
Train will visit Walla Walla on
March 30 where more than 100
years ago the wagon trains car
ried civilization to the Oregon
Walla Walla will be the first
stop of the train in Oregon and
Washington and the visit and
week of rededication prior to the
train's arrival are sponsored by
the Junior chamber of commerce
in cooperation with the Ameri
can Heritage Foundation.
For weeks the Junior chamber
and members of other organiza
tions have been planning the ev
ents of rededication week to be
climaxed by the visit of the train.
Some" 12 committees are planning
the various events.
Reuben Denning, general chair
man, this week approved the var
ious days to feature the week
prior to the visit of the train.
March 23 is school day, March 24
veterans' day, 4Jarch 25 labor,
agriculture and management
day, March 26 women's day,
March 27 youth day, March 28
freedom of religion day, March
29 local heritage day and March
30 train day.
At present another committee
is raising $1000 as Walla Walla s
share of the cost of the Freedom
Train. This is being done thru
solicitation and giving the people
a chance to contribute any am
The seven-car train started its
Week's Events At
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Duus are
home from Portland and Esta
cada where they visited Mrs. Du
us' relatives. They returned by
way of White Salmon where they
visited Mr. Duus' brother, John,
Rev. Walter Warner returned
home Tuesday from a Methodist
conference in Portland.
The C. A. Millers are starting
500 White Leghorn baby chicks.
Miss Beth Russell of Pendleton
spent Tuesday and Wednesday
with he. parents, Mr. and Mrs
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Whipple
had their sons home for a few
days, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Whip
ple of Seattle and Mr. and Mrs
Irvin Whipple and small son of
Mrs. Shirley Johnson of Uma
tilla and Frank Broughton were
married in Pendleton Saturday.
Mrs. Broughton spent several
months in Irrigon with her moth
er; Mrs. Fred Davis and sister.
Mrs. Joe Paul. They will be at
home in Spokane after a short
The H. H. Whipples have im
proved the looks of their home
by painting the exterior. They
are also painting the interior.
The East Side Ditch company
had a meeting at the Bill Gray-
beal home Monday evening. Re
freshments were served.
Mrs. Violet Hill took her four
daughters and Janet Stephens
and Glenda Abken to the Plamor
Skating rnk Sunday afternoon.
Horace Mulkey and Mr. and
Mrs. Lyle Matteson of Heppner
spent the week end with their
son and brothers, Gene and Lyle
Mulkey, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. George Steagall
and baby of Spray spent Satur
day at the Wm. J. Gollyhorn
Mr and Mrs. Bill Dennson of
Spray, Mrs. Lyle Matteson and
two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ho
mer Williams of Echo and Mr.
and Mrs; Arnold Gollyhorn and
children and Mr. and Mrs. John
Zabransky were dinner guests at
the Wm. Gollyhorn home Sunday.
Mrs. Ruth McCoy and son Char
les and family spent the week
end at Imbler and Island City
returning Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Zoby of Spo
kane spent two weeks with their
daughter, Mrs. John Allen and
family, going home Monday.
Warren McCoy is working on
his house again, putting in door
and window frames.
Mrs. Mabel Rand and son, Rev.
Walter Rand, and brother Harvey
Rand and family were in Walla
Walla Sunday visiting David
iiand at Whitman.
John Allen took his Boy Scout
troops on a hiking and camping
trip south of the highway Satur
day. Mr. and Mrs. Mart Abken and
Mrs. E. A. Stephens and son
Clarke took a trip to Plymouth
and Kennewick and Horse Hea
Betty and Dean Acock and
James C. Shoun went to Portland
and vicinity Saturday, returning
The Carl Haddox family were
over from Sunnyside Tuesday
evening. They attended the play,
"Aunt Susie Shoots the Works."
Nothing to Wear?
What a predicament ...
It is time then to look over your wardrobe, gather up
your soiled garments and phone 2592. We can change
that situation in a jiffy.
Free pick-up and delivery service.
Grass Gets Nod
rom Pilots For
The rapid expansion In number
of small airplane landing fields
in Oregon and the popularity of
grass runways is indicated by the
frequent requests for information
on best grasses to use for this
purpose, reports E. R. Jackman,
extension farm crops specialist at
The grass runways are far
cheaper than surfaced runways,
and in addition, pilots of small
planes prefer them to the cement
or gravel surfaces, says Jackman.
Alta fescue, chewing fescue,
and the various bent grasses pro
duced in Oregon are all used suc
cessfully for landing fields. These
provide a tough, smooth sod that
stands wear and is usable under
varying weather conditions.
Pilots say a grass runway af
fords better depth perception be
cause there are practically no
heat waves from grass, whereas
on solid runways pilots are fre
quently confused by a wavy ap
pearance, if not actual mirages.
Grass landing fields also prac
tically eliminate tire wear, pilots
report, in sharp contrast to other
types of landing fields where rap
id wear of tires is an important
item of expense.
Other advantages in grass
landing fields mentioned by pi
lots included the elimination of
dust, which causes poor visibility
on landing and wears out planes
rapidly, and the freedom from
flying gravel in the prop Wash,
which is common on gravelled
33,000 miles year-long tour last
September 17 in Philadelphia. It
carries 127 of the nation's most
priceless documents showing the
foundations and growth of Amer
The Freedom Train is, in es
sence, the spearhead of the Amer
ican Heritage Foundation s pro
gram which seeks to recreate
awareness among U. S. citizens
of their priceless heritage; and
to urge more active participation
of all citizens in civic affairs.
Most of the documents aboard
the Freedom Train have hereto
fore never been taken from their
permanent place of safe-keeping.
For the most part, custody of the
papers belongs to the Library ot
Congress, the National archives
state department and war, navy
and treasury departments. Many
private collections, notably the
Research Collection of early Am
erican memorabilia, are also well
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bucknum
entertained with dinner and
cards at their apartment on Gale
street Saturday evening. Present
were Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Van
Marter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Hodge Jr. and Don Bennett.
Town or Country
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The Heppner Gazette, established
March 30, 1883. The Heppner
Times, established November
18, 1897. Consolidated Feb. 15,
Published every Thursday and
entered at the Post Office at
Heppner, Oregon, as second
Subscription price, S2.50 a year;
single copies, 10c.
O. G. CRAWFORD
Publisher and Editor
School Bus Load
Of Kinzuans Attend
By Elsa M. Leathers
The Kinzua school bus, driven
by Lee Hoover, was taken to The
Dalles on Thursday morning to
take all the high school students
who wished to attend the sub
district tourney. The Fossil Fal
cons were defeated by St. Mary's
boys on Thursday evening. Those
going from Kinzua were Mr. and
Mrs. Forrest Graham and family,
Mrs. Lee Neth and daughter Mar
lene, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hoover
and family, Owen Leathers Jr.,
Keith Osborn, Mark Jellick, Joan
Otto, Dixie Woods and Helen
A baby daughter was born on
Thursday at The Dalles to Mr.
and Mrs. Otis Morley. She was
named Carol Levon and weighed
8 12 pounds. This is their only
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Johnson
and family visited Saturday at
Condon with Mr. Johnson's fath
er, E. E. Pryor, and motored on to
The Dalles to see the Condon Rov
er boys basketball players. Earl
Pryor is a player and also Mr.
Mrs. Charles Elliott and broth
er, John Owens, from The Dalles
were visiting a sister, Mrs. War
ren Jobe, and brother, Jack Ow
ens, over the week end.
Sterling Wahm met his wife at
Arlington Thursday evening
when she returned from Portland
with their new little adopted
daughter. They have named her
Mrs. George Green began work
ing in the confectionery on Sat
urday in the place of Bee Mor
gan who was married last week
to Stan Hadley.
Mrs. Frank Denton is clerking
at Kinzua Mercantile since Mrs
Sterling Wahm resigned to be at
home with their newly adopted
Mr. and Mrs. Baldy Reeser and
daughter of Prineville spent last
week end here with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Davis.
J. O. PETERSON
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Meetings 2nd and 4th Mondays at
8:00 p. m. In Legion Hall
Hotel Heppner Building
O. M. YEAGER
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
All kinds of carpenter work.
Modern Homes Built or Remodel
ed. Phone 1483, 41S Jones St.
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow Street Entrance
Turner, Van Marter
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 , Hepnper, Oregon
Jack A. Woodhall
Doctor oi Dental Medicine
Office First Floor Bank Bldg.
Phone 2342 Heppnei
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Phy ician & Surgeon
First National Hank Building
lies. Ph. 1162 Olfice I'h. 402
Abstracter Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in Peters Building
Box 82, Heppner, Ore.
Superior Dry Cleaning
N. D. BAILEY
Lawn Mowers Sharpened
Sewing Machines Repaired
Phone 1485 for apointment,
or call at shop.
a. U. McMurdo, M.D.
PHYSICIAN 4 SURGEON.
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Builuing
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Oilice Uo. 4 vo..i.i
House calls muue
Home Phone 258J Oti.ce 2j72
C. A. RUGGLS Hop. exciting
Blaine E. Isom
DR. J. D. PALMER
Office upstairs Rooms 11-12
First National Bank Bldg
Phones: Office 783. Home 9.12
Joe Hays, Slip Wright, Geo.!
close, Clay Phillips and Maurice
Brown of Kinzua and Andrew
Staig and George Dukek of Fossil
attended the Masonic lodge at
Heppne Friday night.
Mrs. Harry Johnson and chil
dren of Portland are visiting here
with her parents and friends for
some time, while her husband is
at sea. When he returns to Port
she will return to her home
J. D. Coleman and Geo. Close
.1 to Portland Friday on bus
Mrs. Aubria Paton and daugh-!
ter of San Diego, Cal., came to
Kinzua Thursday to i.i. :.c t .v..
home here. Mr. Palon ii :. e.;..
here for some time.
Frank Wilson spent the week
end at Mayvillt with hi-s sd.i :i,k.
family, Mr. and Mrs. M.jrris Wil
son. Lauren Haynes of Eight Mile
and Lester Harrison of Lost Val
ley were in Kinzua on business
pertaining to purchasing some
tlmeber, on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie GubsT
and small daughter of Condon
spent the week end here visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Jobe.
G-T W. nt Au colu..,.i
ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DA!X
by Heppner Altar Society
IONE LEGION HALL
SATURDAY, MARCH 13
Music by Farrow's
Men, $1.00 Lunch Served
Every way you look at it...-'
it's America's Fine Watch
AH fine watches have 17 or more jewels
but all watches that have 17 or more
jewels are not fine watches. Hamiltons are
fine all the way through. Hamilton has
made fine watches exclusively for moro
than fifty years. They'll be back soon.
May we call you when thev get here?