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Heppner Gazette Times
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, April 8, 1948
Volume 65, Number 3
Pate To Succeed
Tetz As Supt. Of
. New Administrator
Has Been Principal
And Coach 4 Years
Leonard Pate, principal and
coach at Heppner high school the
past four years has been elected
to the post of superintendent of
the Heppner schools by the board
of directors of school district No.
1, it was announced early this
week by Harold Becket, chairman.
Pate will succeed Henry Tetz who
has been elected to the post of
county superintendent under the
new county school board set-up.
Pate is a graduate of the Neb
raska State Teachers college and
the University of Nebraska, where
he received his master's degree
in 1939. His teaching experience
includes a year as science in
structor and coach at Auburn,
Neb., principal and coach at Ong,
Neb., for one year and superin
tendent of the same school for
three more years. He was super
intendent of the Butte, - Neb.,
schools for six years before com
ing to Heppner. A visit to Oregon
in 19-10 showed him this state's
advantages, particularly in hunt
ing and fishing, and his favorite
kind of scenery. He Joined the
staff of the local school in 1944.
The school board is working on
applications for other positions
in the school and hopes to be
able to announce a full staff in
a short time.
Final Rites For
J. E. MusgraveTo
Be Held Friday
Chapel services will be held at
2 o'clock p.m., Friday, at the
Phelps Funeral home for J. E.
Musgrave, 72, who passed away
April 4 at Pendleton. Joe Jewett
will officiate and interment will
be made in the l.O.O.F. cemetery
Mr. Musgrave had been a suf
ferer from a chronic disease for
the past several years but at
tended to his affairs right up to
about two weeks ago. He built
him a little home in northeast
Heppner a year or so ago and
made daily trips to town for mail
and to attend to business matters.
Joseph Edward Musgrave was
born August 15, 1875 at Colfax,
Indiana. He became a resident of
Morrow county in 1908, first set
tling in Burton valey and in later
years moving to a small farm on
lower Rhea creek where he lived
until a few years ago. He was
married December 23, 1899 to
May Snider and to this union the
following children were born:
Gladys, Scio; Chester, Baldwin
Park, Cal.; Elmer, Hamilton; Dol
ly Thurlow, Rcnnsaeler, Ind.; Ir
is Hamilton, Watseka, 111.; Earl
and Carl, Kokomo, Ind., all of
whom survive. Other survivors
include three brothers, two sis
ters, 19 grandchildren and three
great grandchildren. A nephew,
James Marks, resides in Heppner.
CHURCH FOLK STAGE
MR. AND MRS. DOOLITTLE
Twenty-two members of the
Heppner Church of Christ de
scended upon the Lester Doolit
ties at their home on West
Church street Tuesday evening
and accorded them a welcome
home reception. Mr. and Mrs.
Doolittle recently returned to
Heppner to make their home af
ter spendng several years in
Joe Jewett, pastor of the church,
entertained the group with mo
tion pictures he has taken on his
travels, as well as some film de
picting life around the Jewett
household. Refreshments were
served at a later hour.
Those in attendance besides
Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle included
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Nell, Mrs. Jeff
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bar
low, Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Par-1
ker, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jewett, Mr.
and Mrs. E. R. Huston, Miss Leta
Humphreys, Mrs. Letha Archer,
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell, Mr. and
Mrs. C. N. Jones, Mrs. Pearl De
vine, Delbert Wright, Mr. and
Mrs. Burl Coxen, and Mrs. So
LEXINGTON YOUTH ON
HONOR ROLL AT COLLEGE
Alfred E. Van Winkle of Lex
ington represented Morrow coun
ty on the honor roll for winter
term at Oregon Slate college. He
was among the 535 students who
averaged 3.50 or better. Van Win
kle Is a sophomore in agricul
ture and carried 16 hours of col
Engineering placed the largest
number on the honor list with
business and technology follow
ing. Sophomores led the other
classes while seniors were second.
Jackson Holt of Heppner was
recently Initiated Into Theta
Delta Phi, men's scholastic hon
orary at Oregon College of Ed
ucation at Monmouth,
Terrel Benge New
Exalted Ruler Of
Heppner Lodge 358
Installation of officers for the
ensuing year was the order of
business at the regular meeting
of Heppner lodge No. 358, B.P.O.E.
Thursday evening. Terrel Benge
will head the lodge and his as
sistants include Harlan McCurdy
Jr., esteemed leading knight; J.
J. O'Connor, esteemed loyal
knight; Willard Blake, esteemed
lecturing knight; Tom Wilson, es
quire; Jack Van Winkle, tyler;
F. W. Turner, chaplain; I.. E. Bis
bee, treasurer; Frank Connor, sec
retary, and George Snyder, E. O.
Ferguson and Jim Valentine,
The new exalted ruler has
named the following committees
to serve throughout the year:
Sickness and distress J. Palmer
Sorlien, Rev. Francis McCormack,
K. W. Turner.
Lapsalion Bert Mason, lone;
Hurlan McCurdy Sr., Heppner;
Earl Warner, Lexington; Floyd
Waters, Fossil, and Jack Harris,
Auditing Jack Van Winkle,
LaVerne Van Marter and James
Rehabilitation Harold Cohn,
H. D. McCurdy Sr. and J. O. Tur
ner. Chairmen of entertainment P.
W. Mahoney, Heppner; Jack Har
ris, Condon; C. C. Carmichael,
Lexington; Charles Carlson, lone.
House committee Heppner: D
A. Wilson, Alva Jones, Jack Van
Winkle; Condon: Frank Mercer,
Gus Butler, Erne Lear.
Patrons of the rural telephone
lines running each from Hepp
ne up Hinton creek and into the
Butter creek district have reor
ganized and are preparing to re
construct the lines. Coming of the
REA service into the county ne
cessitates reconstruction, on the
one hand, and the fact that the
lines were getting in a bad state
of disrepair is another good rea
son. New poles, wire, and other
equipment are due to arrive In
Heppner today, and a contractor
will come from Milton April 16
to start the construction work.
Pendleton, March 8 Greater
use of Oregon's soft wheat flour
will be encouraged in a state
wide cake baking contest for 4-H
club members sponsored by the
Oregon Wheat commission, Ad
ministrate E. J. Bell announced
Contest details will be announ
ced later by the state 4-H club
office at Oregon State college,
All 4-H cookery and food pre
servation clubs are eligible to
participate in the food prepara
tion and preservation demonstra
tion contest announced for 1948.
Awards are sponsored by Safe
way Stores, Inc., and are given
on both the county and state
level. Each member of the high
scoring team in either food pre
paration or food preservation in
the county has a choice between
a $7.50 award to apply on a 4-H
summer school scholarship or
$7.50 each to help defray expen
ses to state fair. A $50 savings
bond is awarded to each mem
ber of the winning team at state
4-H Cookery III and IV club
members will be Interested in
learning that Safeway Stores,
Inc., are again sponsoring awards
for the Dollar Dinner contest.
Each county may send to the
state fair one member to com
pete In the junior contest for
Cookery III members who have
not passed their 15th birthday on
January 1 of this year, and one
member to compete in the senior
contest. A $15 award to apply on
a 4-H club summer school schol
arship is given to the winner In
the junior contest, and a $100 col
leg escholarship to the top place
girl In the senior contest.
House guests of Mr. and Mrs.
D. R. Tash the past week end
were Mr. and Mrs. Barnaberg,
Mrs. Zidonla W. Quick and Mrs.
Gladys Rnmmin, who were here
to attend the dedication ceremon
ies at the Legion hall Saturday
evening. Mrs. Barnaberg is state
president, Mrs. Rammln, state
secretary, and Mrs. Quick, a past
department president of the Uni
ted Spanish American War Vet
erans, being special services rep
resentatives of the organization.
They were enthusiastic about the
Heppner post's new home. Mrs.
Rnmmin lives at Medford and is
a sister of Mrs, Tash.
ATTENDED LODGE HERE
Visitors at Heppner lodge No,
69, A.F. & A.M., Tuesday evening
Included the district deputy
grand master, R, G. Snyder, of
llermlston; Lloyd K. McRae of
Pendleton, and Harry Eaton and
Enock Frledly of Helix.
Floor space was at a premium
Saturday evening when people of
this and neighboring communi-,
ties and many from outside
points gathered at the American
Legion hall to attend dedication
exercises and to enjoy the danc
ing that followed. If this particu
lar event was a criterion, the
Legionnaires may look forward to
many happy occasions in their
home which has inspired praise
and compliments from every di
rection. C. J. D. Bauman was master of
ceremonies and kept a running
fire of witty yarns in introducing
officers, visitors, and even part of
the program. The sheriff's face
grew very red, however, when la
ter it was found that he had over
looked some of the members of
the post who had taken a prom
inent part in the work on the
hall. -He was particularly cha
grined to discover that he had
not mentioned Earle Gilliam, one
of the oldest members of the post,
who did the plumbing one of
the most important bits of work
in any modern building.
Billy Cochell's trumpet trio and
girls sextet from the high school,
songs by Billy Kenny and trom
bone solos by Cochell, made up
musical part of the program. Wil
lard Blake, commander, made the
dedication, and Pete Pinney, de
puty district commander, deliv
ered the dedication speech.
When the dedication program
was over the floor was cleared
of chairs and the Rimrockers
from Monument took over and
kept the crowd tripping the light
fantastic until a late hour.
Services Held At
2 P. M.Monday
For Mrs. Harrison
. Funeral services were held at 2
o'clock p.m., Monday, from the
Phelps Funeral home chapel for
Mrs. J. W. Harrison who passed
away Friday after an extended
Illness. Rev. Shelby Graves offi
cated and Mrs. Clyde Dunham
sang. Pallbearers were Walter
Gflman, William Cunningham,
Roy Quackenbush, Sam Turner
and Clive Huston of Heppner and
Ed Grant of Lexington.
Fa Ferguson was born October
5, 1884, near Pueblo, Colo., to B.
F. and Ida Ferguson, pioneers of
that community. She was mar
ried to Horace Griggs in 1903. To
this union were born a daughter,
Mrs. Jess Orwick of Heppner, and
one son, Robert Griggs of Coos
Bay, who survive their mother.
Mr. Griggs passed away in 1911
and in 1913 she was married to
John W. Harrison, who also sur
vives. Other survivors are four
stepchildren, Mrs. Nora Myers of
The Dalles, Lester Harrison of
Condon, Mrs. Mildred Tucker of
Heppner and Mrs. Elsie Caldera
of Spray; three brothers, Lee,
Jess, and Jack Ferguson of Col
orado; 30 grandchildren and
eight great grandchildren.
ALMOST READY FOR
Writing from her residence at
5G0 Leslie Street in Salem, Mrs.
Eliza Barratt says: "Inclosed is
check for $2.50 to renew my sub
scription to the Gazette for an
other year. It is almost 49 years
since I first come to Heppner. We
have taken the Gazette all these
years. Many changes in that
"Want to congratulate you on
celebrating the 65th anniversary
of the paper. Long may you pros
per. Sincerely, Eliza Barratt."
Thank you, Mrs. Barratt.. You
will soon be a candidate for the
G-T's 50-year club. '
SPRING TERM ENROLLMENT
AT OSC PASSES 6S00 MARK
Oregon State College A spring
term enrollment of more than
6500 students at Oregon State
college has been reported by the
registrar's office, though registra
tion will continue for latecomers
until April 10.
Enrollment for this term is al
most exactly the same as it was
a year ago, though as usual in
the spring it is almost below the
70S1 registered for winter term
Considerably more than half
of the students 3614 are veter
ans. Men outnumber women
nearly three to one. The sopho
more class is the largest with
2675; followed by freshmen, 1672;
juniors. 872; seniors, 866; and
graduate students over 300. Lar
gest school is engineering with
slightly wre than 1500.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund W. Brls
tow announce the marriage of
their daughter, Mary Jean, to Er
nest MeCabe, at 3 o'clock p.m.,
Sunday, April 18, at the Co-operative
church of lone.
Friends are cordially Invited to
be present at the ceremony and
at the reception which follows
immediately at the lone Ameri
can Legion hall,
FIELD CONSERVATION DAY
Supervisers of the Heppner Soil
Conservation district attend regu- j
lar monthly district meetings at
which time conservation prob
lems within the district are given '
special attention. In this picture, 1
in the back of the table (left to
right) are Orian Wright, treasur
er; N. C. Anderson, secretary;
John Wightman, supervisor; Eb
Hughes, supervisor; Tom Wilson,
work unit conservationist; Sam
Turner and E. E. Rugg, advisory
Eunice Osmin Becomes Bride
Of Merle 6. Plank at Salem
By Ruth Payne
St. Paul's Episcopal church in
Salem was the scene of a wed
ding Saturday evening when
Miss Eunice Marie Osmin, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Os
min of Heppner became the bride
of Merle C. Plank of Salem, son
of Mrs. J. W. Sowles of Vancou
The Rev. George H. Swift, rec
tor of St. Paul's read the vows at
8 o'clock. Sping flowers, palms,
lilies and candelabra with
lighted tapers decorated the
church for the service. Miss Ar
leen Hilfiker sang 'The Lord's
Prayer" and "O Perfect Love" ac
companied by Miss Ruth Bedford
at the organ.
The bride's dress was of white
satin, styled with a round neck
line and a yoke of marquisette,
edged with brocade. The sleeves
were leg-o-mutton styling, com
ing to a point over the top of the
hand, the basque blouse buttoned
down the back with the full gath
ered skirt ending in a train. The
fingertip veil was edged with ,
lace and caught in a headdress
of lace The bride wore a double
strand of oriental pearls and car
ried a cascade bouquet of Talis
man roses and bouvardia. Mr.
Osmin gave his daughter in mar
riage. Mrs. Don W. Jones of Roseburg.
sister of the bride, was the honor
attendant and wore a powder
blue marquisette gown. She car
ried a cascade bouquet of pink
rosebuds and bouvardia.
Don Jones of Roseburg was best
man and ushers were Virgil
Schuets and Floyd Plank of Sa
lem. A reception following the ser
vice was held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ivan Osterman on Court
street. Mrs. John Bergstrom of
Heppner cut the cake and Mrs.
Max Mueller, formerly of Hepp
ner but now of Salem, poured.
Assisting about, the rooms were
Mrs. Virgl Schuets, Mrs. Earl
Strausbaugh Jr., Mrs. Ivan Oster
man, Mrs. Howard Blankley.
Misses Mary Lynch, Mary Glad
ys Turner and Patricia Powers.
For her going away outfit. Mrs.
Plank chose a suit of coral with
brown accessories with a bioge
topcoat and a corsage of yellow
Following a trip to Seattle and
Victroia, B. C, the couple will be
at home at 1853 Court street, Sa
lem, until May 1 after which date
they will move to Portland where
Mr. Plank will enter a school to
The bride was graduated from
Heppner high school and attend
ed Capital Business college in
Salem. Mr. Plank attended Sa
lem high school and the Univer
sity of Colorado.
Relatives from Heppner attend
ing the service were Mrs. John
Bergstrom, Marylin and Gerald
Bergstrom, Mr. and Mrs. R. D.
Allstott Jr. and Mrs. Robert
A surprise birthday party was
given for Mrs. Lorena Cole at the
Roy Thomas residence on Elder
street Friday afternoon with Mrs.
Thomas and Mrs. Walter Farrens
as hostesses. Present were Mes
dames Tom Fraters, Ester Burn
side, Lloyd Harshman, Charles
Stout, Frank Adkins, William
Furlong, Harvey Harshman and
J. L. Hamlin. Refreshments of
birthday cake and coffee were
served. Mrs. Cole received many
Mrs. Lucy Wright entertained
Thursday afternoon compliment
ing her daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Russell Wright, on the occasion
of her birthday. Guests were Mrs.
Delsle May Botger, Mrs. Walter
Farrens and Mrs. Lorena Cole.
A. C. L. Jetley motored to Burns
Friday to spend a week at his
home there. Mr. Jet ley's son,
West ley, Is home for a brief fur
lough from marine boot camp at
San Diego, Cal.
J. J. O'Connor motored to Wal
la Walla Monday to attend a
conference of J, C, Penney Co.
supervisors. Left to right in front
of table: Dick Meador, contrac
tor, and Ramon L. Kent, district
The supervisors at their regular
monthly meeting, Monday, April
5, made final arrangements for
Field Conservation day which is
being held at the W. W. Weath-
erford farm near Eightmile. The
date on which this will be held
is Saturday, April 17, beginning
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Musgrave
of Hamilton were were attending
to business matters in Heppner
George Gertson made a busi
ness trip to The Dalles Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gentry
and children, Phyllis and Gary,
of Bend spent the week end in
Heppner with his mother, Mrs.
Ordrie Gentry, who is ill at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Alice
Mrs. Ida Grimes left for Port
land Saturday to visit for a time
with her son-in-law and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leathers.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ross and
children and Mrs. Louise Ritchie
of The Dalles were over-Sunday
guests of Mrs. Fay Bucknum.
Harry O'Donnell departed Mon
day for Portland where he will
spend several days attending to
Mrs. Olive B. Hughes left Tu
esday for Los Angeles to be with
her mother, Mrs. Olive Bassett
who is critically ill there. Mrs.
hughes went by bus to Klamath
Falls and flew from there to sou
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Baker
are the parents of a daughter,
Janis Louise, born March 31 at
St. Anthony's hospital in Pendle
ton. Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Moore of Heppner
and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baker of
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Robison
and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Batty
of Kimberly were business visit
ors in Heppner Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Brown
of Monument were week-end
guests of Sheriff and Mrs. C. J.
D. Bauman. Mr. Brown is mayor
of Monument and Mrs. Brown is
the city treasurer.
Clyde Allstott and Carl Thorpe
motored to Condon Friday.
Week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Add Moore were their son
and daughter-in-law. Mr. and
Mrs. Emory Moore and daughters,
Darlene and Anita, of Monument.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thomp
son and children motored to Port
land Thursday for the week end.
During their stay they planned to
view the exhibits on the Freedom
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Munkers
drove to Milton-Freewater and
The Dalles Thursday to spend the
week end with relatives.
Charles Osmin, Mrs. John Berg
strom, Marilyn and Gerald Berg
strom and Mr. and Mrs. R. D. All
stott Jr. went to Salem Saturday
to attend the wedding of Mr. Os-
min's daughter, Eunice, to Merle
Plank of Vancouver, Wash. The
party returned Sunday evening.
Mrs. Osmin, who was in Salem
for several days, will visit with
friends in Portland before return
ing home later in the week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Allstott Sr.
motored to Portland Friday, tak
ing their daughter, Laurel Kay,
to the Emanuel hospital where
she is receiving medical treat
ment. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robertson
and family of Toledo visited the
last of the week in Heppner with
Mr. Robertson's mother, Mrs. Al
len Johnston and Mr. Johnston.
Mrs. W. Oscar George left Mon
day for San Francisco to attend
a regional meeting of motion pic
ture exhibitors. Mrs. Sadie M.
Sigsbee who has been spending
the winter with friends in Sou
thern California will meet Mrs.
George in San Francisco and re
turn to Heppner with her the end
of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Gonty
and children, Tommy and Vir
ginia, drove to Portland Thursday
afternoon to spend the week end.
They were accompanied by Mrs.
Gonty's father, Charles Hamrioh
of Beaverton. Mr. Hamrich has
been visiting in Heppner for the
past several days.
Mrs. Rehard Meador motored
to Baker the last of the week to
visit her mother, Mrs. Cecil Gen
try and other relatives.
Ralph Potter of Condon was
transacting business in Heppner
In County Covered
By FCI Total 141
Contracts covering wheat in
surance carried under the federal
crop insurance program total 141
in Morrow county this year, states
N. C. Anderson, county agent.
That figure has been released
by Murl E. Cummings, Portland,
state director of federal crop in
surance corporation, who adds
that for the 1947 wheat crop year
losses paid by the corporation to
taled 323 percent of premiums
colected in Morrow county. Much
of the loss, Cummings points out,
was a result of the ealy season
hail storm which totally wiped
out several county wheat hold
ings. Last year, in fact, of 144 poli
cies covering 77,142 acres of
wheat, 81 losses were paid. In the
seven years in which federal
wheat crop insurance has been
in force in Morrow county, losses
have averaged 60 percent of pre
miums collected. In 1943, no
losses were reported or paid.
According to figures released
by the U. S. department of agri
culture, wheat yields have aver
aged 15.6 bushels per acre for
the 18-year period ending with
the 1946 crop, Anderson states.
In Oregon last year, wheat in
surance losses averaged 96 per
cent of all premiums collected.
This year, federal wheat crop in
surance is being carried in only
five Oregon counties. They are,
in addition to Morrow, Gilliam,
Sherman. Umatilla and Union.
Policies total 703 for the five
Services Held At
For Mrs. Munkers
Funeral services were held at
Marie Munkers, 89, whose death
occurred Sunday at The Dalles
where she had made her home
for some time wth her daughter.
The servcies were held at Lexing
ton with Rev. Joe Jewett of Hepp
ner officiating. Interment was in
the Lexington l.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Munkers was a native Or
egonian, born in Linn county on
Sept. 24, 1858. She was married
in 1877 and her husband, the late
W. R. Munkers, preceded her to
the grave. She leaves to mourn
her passing, seven children, 17
grandchildren, 19 great grand
children and two great great
(A more complete obituary of
this Morrow county pioneer will
be given next week.-
Month Of March
March, the unpredictable
month, treated this region quite
decently so far as moisture is
concerned. What with snow, rain,
hail, tapioca and all the other
brands of moisture-laden pellets
that fall from the sky, a total of
136 inches was the precipitation
record for the month. This was
recorded at the Leonard Carlson
farm in Gooseberry and may or
may not have been the county
Weather conditions since the
first of April have been no im
provement over the March brand
and on Friday morning, April 2.
Carlson reported .50 of an inch
as the result of Thursday's pre
cpitation. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Farrens of
Ordnance were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Farrens.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Parker
visited in Heppner Monday eve
ning with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Clive Huston. The Parkers
were en route from Portland to
their home In Pasco.
Mrs. Josie Jones and Leslie
Matlock departed Monday for
Portland where they will attend
the Jackson Day dinner. They
were taken to Arlington by Joe
Aiken and took the train from
The O. E. S. social club met
Saturday afternoon at the Mas
onic temple with Mrs. Alice An
derson and Mrs. Helen Ruggles
as hostesses. High score in pino
chle was received by Mrs. Venice
Stiles and in bridge by Mrs. Sadie
Parrish. Mrs. Parrish also receiv
ed the door prize. Refreshments
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baker
spent Sunday in Pendleton visit
ing their daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Clarence Baker and young daugh
ter, Janis Louise.
A surprise party was given Fri
day evening complimenting Mrs.
James Lovgren on her birthday.
Present for the occasion were Mr.
and Mrs. Cal Sumner and chil
dren. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sumner
and baby, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ham
miek and Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Alderman and son, Duane. Re
freshments of birthday cake, ice
cream and coffee were served.
Mrs. Anna rierson has return
ed to her home in White Salmon.
Wash., after a fortnight's visit
here at the home of her son, Ted
Pierson. Mrs. Pierson visited with
relatives in Hermiston before
continuing on to her home.
Work On REA Lines
Be Started Soon
Work on constructing 400 miles
of power line is scheduled tp
start at an early date, according
to A. A. Scouten, manager of the
Columbia Basin Electric, rural el
ectrification administration pro
ject covering Morrow, Gilliam
and Wheeler counties. Materials
have been assembled at different
points and it is expected that the
contractor will be moving in
within a short time.
Construction of the high power
line to bring Bonneville power
from Hermiston to Jordan is also
scheduled to get underway soon.
The Pacific Power & Light com
pany has set aside a fund to er
ect a substation at Jordan which
will divert Bonneville power on
to bus lines of the company serv
ing Heppner, under a three-way
agreement among the utility, the
CBE and the BPA.
The 66,000-volt line from Her
miston will carry power to be
distributed over the REA lines in
the three counties.
Farley Pontiac Co.
To Have Opening
Formal opening of the Farley
Pontiac company has been set for
Saturday afternoon, April 10, ac
cording to James Farley, owner
and manager. A brand spankln'
new Pontiac '48 DeLuxe sedan
will be on display and the public
has a cordial invitation to visit
the plant between the hours of 1
and 5 o'clock to learn about the
new car and inspect the service
equipment. There will be refresh
ments. Farley has employed "Line"
Nash as mechanic and service
attendant. Nash has special
training in Hydra-Matic, the type
of drive the new Pontiac employs.
Sign To Inform
Of Meeting Night
Hereafter there will be no ex
cuse for members of the Masonic
fraternity hereabouts to blame
their "forgetters" for missing
lodge. A nice new neon sign has
been installed on the front of the
building which will tell the
members of the respective orders
which lodge is to meet on a cer
The three chapters using the
Masonic hall, Heppner lodge No.
69, A. F. & A. M., the Royal Arch,
and Ruth'chapter No. 32, O. E. S.,
joined In purchasing the sign.
Insignia of each chapter is neat
ly worked out in Neon on either
side of the sign, which is placed
directly in front of the lodge hall.
Charter Night Set
Charter night tor the newly or
ganized Soroptimist club will be
observed Saturday evening at the
Legion hall. A banquet will be
served to members and their hus
bands, visiting Soroptimists, and
local civic leaders.
Musical numbers will be offer
ed by. the Heppner Women's cho
rus and Mrs. C. C. Dunham, solo
ist. Mrs. J. O. Turner is choral
accompanist, and Mrs. Charles
Ruggles, solo accompanist.
Several cars of Soroptimists
from Baker, La Grande, Enter
prise and other clubs have sig
nified their intention of attend
ing the party.
Mrs. Lois Beil Sandall, Seattle,
immediate past president of the
American Federation of Soropti
mist clubs, will deliver the ad
dress and Mrs. Margaret Rugg of
Lakeview will make the charter
presentation. Mrs. Etta Farr Cun
ning of Baker will be the presid
BUYS LEASE AND CROP
Tom Michos. restaurant man of
Portland and extensive land ow
ner in Morrow county, last week
bought the lease and crop on his
place, the former Buschke ranch
south of Heppner. from the Wash
burn brothers. Consideration,
$12,000. The Washburns retained
all equipment and will continue
their farming operations on But
Regular meetng of the Lexing
ton grange will be held at 8 p.m.
Saturday. April 10. A program of
interest to all has been prepared
and all members are asked to
bring war souvenirs for the home
economics display table.
HOME EC CLUB APRIL 15
The Home Economics club of
the Lexington grange will meet
at 1:30 p.m., Thusday, April 15,
at the home of Mrs. Norman Nel
son. The club will continue work
on articles made of felt.
Oscar Peterson and son Ger
ald were visitors in town today
from the ranch south of lone.
This vvas Gerald's first visit to
Heppner since his accident last
summer, he having only recently
returned from Portland where he
was treated in a hospital for sev
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moore and
Judge and Mrs. Charles Burnett
of Pendleton were In Heppner on
Saturday to attend the dedcation
ceremonies of the American Le
gion hall. During their stay they
were houseguests of Dr. and Mrs.
A. D. McMurdo.
With Problem Of
Town Dads Con
Plans, Methods of
Mayor Conley Lanham and
members of the city council are
confronted with a task in provid
ing a sewage disposal system
that is causing the figurative
town brow to wrinkle. This was
evident Monday evening when
tentative plans were presented
for study and discussion.
Several interested property ow
ners were present and expressed
their views relative to trunk lines
crossing their respective places
and while acknowledging the
need for a sewer system and a
desire to cooperate they at the
same time raised and sustained
objections to some of the plans.
These details will have to be
worked out before the council can
prepare definite plans and sub
mit them to the taxpayers for ap
proval. Estimated cost of the project is
$227,000 plus, of which amount
the city can account for approx
imately 050,000 on hand. A bond
issue will be necessary to cover
the balance. Construction of
three trunk lines and numerous
laterals, as well as a disposal
plant, is contemplated.
It was stated at the meeting
Monday evening that the city
has no alternative etiher set
about to build the system or have
the state do it at local expense.
Garnet Banatt announced that
he is ready to do some terracing
on lots north of the Glenn Par
sons place on North Gilmore
street and asked permission of -the
city to put excess dirt on Gil
more street on that portion ex
tending along the upper part of
the block from the Van Horn
place to the Brown residence.
This is a dedicated street. Per
mission was granted.
L. D. Neill asked the city to
deed the lot on which Pete Pro
phet's house is located to Mr.
Prophet so he can sell the pro
perty. So ordered.
Building permits were issued to
Charles Stout, Nels Justus, A. L.
Casebeer and James Farley. An
alley between blocks 2 and 3
for which the city has no use was
ordered vacated. The street com
mittee reported nstallation of six
new lights and the changing of
all back street lights to 2 12
times their former strength. The
proposed street through the
Brown addition has been aban
donee according to the street
Full Report Given
On Results Of
As reported in the Gazette
Times last week, due to circum
stances beyond the repoter's con
trol a full account of the annual
speech festival held on March 25
could not be obtained. A complete
report is submitted herewith.
The festival was held in Hepp
ner, with student entries from
Boardman, Hardman, lone, Irri
gon, Lexington and Heppner.
High school participants were
heard in the afternoon. Principal
Leonard Pate presiding. Ratings
were excellent, good, average,
fair, and ineffective. For the sake
of brevity, initials will be used.
Poetry reading: Lola Ann Me
Cabe, lone. A; Corabelle Nutting,
Heppner, E; Beth Warner, Irrigon,
Oratory: Vesta Cutsforth, Hepp
ner, G; Ronald Baker, lone, G;
Louise Turner, Irrigon, G.
Memorized humorous selection:
Ruby Ann Rietmann, lone, A;
Carol Miller, Heppner, G; Joe Ste
vens. Irrigon, G.
After-dinner speaking: Rachel
Cox, Heppner, G; George Russell,
Irrigon, E: Jerry Waters, Heppner,
E; Rose Pierson. Heppner, G.
Panel discussion: "How may
the youth of today best prepare
for tomorrew ?" Corabelle Nut
ting. Heppner. G; Ingrid Her
mann, lone, A: Leila McLachlan,
Heppner. G; Carlotta Olden. lone,
A; Barbara Sherman, Heppner,
E; Bruce Smith, lone G. Merlene
Miller Heppner. G: Lewis Carlson,
Extempore s pea k i n g " A m e r i
ca's part in rehabilitating Eu
rope (through governmental anil
non-governmental agencies I: Lo
is Key, Heppner, G; Ross liber
ty, lone, A; Buster Padberg. Hepp
ner, E; Helmuth Hermann, lone,
The fifth, sixth, seventh and
eighth grades comprised the ele
mentary section, which was also
held in the afternoon in the gymnasium-auditorium,
GRADES 5 6
Story telling: Lynn Wright.
Heppner. (!: Wilma Hug. Board
man, G; Dorothy Dotiyns, lone,
Poetry reading: P.itsy Ann
Wright. Hardman, G; DenU
Swanson, lone E; Tom F.dwardx,