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4 Heppner Gozette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Moy 27, 1948
Schools Slated To
Open at Irrigon
By Grace Shoun
Trip Assembly of God church
and the Baptist Community
church are both going to have
their vacation bible school from
June 7 to IS. The Assembly will
be held in the forenoon and the
other In the afternoon. Both are
using home talent, but Rev. Has
lern will help the Community
church the last week.
Miss Mary Jean Rochou and
small sister, Margery Kay, arriv
ed Sunday to visit their sister,
Mrs. Ray Cosner, and family.
The Irrigon housewives are
busy canning their asparagus at
the Hermiston cannery.
Miss Betty Acock of Pendleton
spent Sunday in Irrigon.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Phaneuf re
turned from Seattle Monday eve
ning after a few days spent with
Mr. Phaneuf's mother who cele
brated her 80th birthday Friday
The Graybeal and McCoy fam
ilies attended a wedding recep
tion at the Mack Graybeal home
for the Max Graybeais, Jr. Mack
Graybeal and Miss Lois Brooks
were married at Pasco and came
back to the Graybeal home for
the reception. Both the young
people are well known here and
will be at home at Ordnance af
ter a short honeymoon trip.
James Guerin. S.N., of Whitby
Island spent the week-end with
his mother, Mrs. Bill Graybeal,
goning back Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Rand were
in Walla Walla Sunday.
George Voile and Clarke Ste
phens went back to Kennewick
Saturday. They had been home
for a few days as it was too wet
to work in the field.
The Columbia river is really
Rolland Ottostrom also went to
Portland Monday night, to return
Melon weather is here and the
melon men are trving to repair
the damage so much cold weath
er caused earlier.
Roy Stamp of Heppner was an
Irrigon visiior Friday.
Sam Umiker returned to his
work in Pendleton Monday night
after spending the week end here
with his family.
Dr. J. Perry Conder of Milton
was an Irrigon visitor Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Pelton went
to Portland Monday.
Barbara Provancho of Umatilla
spent Monday and Tuesday with
Mr. and Mrs V. J. Gollyhorn
and son Howard spent Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Cris Strauser have
sold their farm to Mr. Robbins
of Umatilla and left for Portland
Tuesday. Billy Steagall accom
panied them down to visit his
father, Dave Steagall, and fam
ily. Robert Kenney went to Portland
Sunday to spend some time with
his mother, Mrs. Dave Steagall,
Gene Mulkey and Herbert Rand
left Sunday for Olex where they
have employment for the sum
mer. Mrs. George Russell and sons,
George and Carl, and Mrs. E. L.
Rucker and daughter Jo Ann, and
Donald Adams attended the Ar
lngton high school graduation
Friday. Louis Rucker was among
the graduates. He finished there
this year, having had the rest of
his school education in Irrigon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Thompson
and son Ronald tried fishing over
the week end above Heppner with
The Irrigon school is closing
this week with the baccalaureate
sermon Sunday evening at the
Assembly of God church by Rev.
A. B. Turner. Jack E. White is
the only graduate of a class of
seven. James and Marietta Had
dox moved to Madras. Louis
Rucker finished his last year in
Arlington where he is employed
Norma Mathena also finished at
Arlington, and Harriet Smith and
Ester Cosner dropped earlier in
- . From where I sit ... fu .In Ma rs U
Mitiw ,,s Leap Year' cir,s!
First girl in our town to "get her
Bin on Leap Year was the Cop
pers' daughter. Jane, who wed Bill
Webster's boy last Saturday.
When I asked Bill Jr. if it was
true that Janey really did the pro
posing, Bill said : No, but she made
it plain she'd make an ideal wife.
Instead of looking for diversion or
excitement every evening, she was
content to chat beside the fire.
"I could plainly see," says Bill,
that we'd really have a happy
home life which is just exactly
what I want from marriage."
I know it's usual for older folks to
shake their beads over the younger
generation. (It's gone on for hun
dreds of years, now.)
But from where I sit, young
people of marrying age today are
every bit as commendable as their
elders were in their temperance
(a glass of beer for instance), tol
erance, and common sense. So to
Jane and Bill the best of luck!
Boy Scout Award
Displayed at Kinzua;
By Elsa M. Leathers
The statue for the outstanding
Scout award is on display at the
Kinzua Mercantile this week. The
following sponsors for troop S2
are the American Legion. 2
scouts: local scout committee. 1;
Kinzua Mercantile, 1; Claud Eng
land (pastime). 1; Herb Wright
(service station), 1; local union
2916. 1; John Mills (Standard In
surance Co.), 1; Women's club, 1.
Each sponsor will make 1 or 2
scouts happy by a week vacation
spent at summer camp. Wallowa
Kinzua has only two high
school students in the class that
graduated on Tuesday night from
the Fossil high school, Miss Dor
othy Hoover, daughter of Post
master Bert and Mrs. Hoover, and
Bill Leitzel, son of Frank Leitzel.
Not many Kinzua people turn
ed out to vote since only 121 votes
were cast. The election board
was Beth Miller, chairman; 1 1 a h
Bird, judge; Evelyn Smith, Marie
Wall, Ersel Mills, clerks; assist
ing were Mrs. Harve Boyer, Jim
my Walker, Roy Woods, Ivar Nel
son, Fred Smith.
A large crow d of people accom
panied the ball team to Wasco
on Sunday. Wasco won by a
score of 6 to 3. Kinzua plays
lone on the home diamond Sun
day. Several Masons and their wiv
es and friends went to lone Fri
day evening to attend the meet
ing there. Ivar Nelson took his
Master degree in the Masons.
Others were Mr. and Mrs. Slip
Wright and Ethel Mitchell, Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Armstrong, Clay
Phillips, Sterling Wham, Jimmy
Walker. George Close, Johnny
-Mills, bladge Rushing, Joe Hays
Al Rudd and Frank Riley.
Mr. and Mrs. Delvin McDaniel
left Friday to spend the week end
at Pendleton with friends and
relatives. Mrs. McDaniel remain
ed at Heppner to have dental
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson
day for their picnic. The grades
are joining the community in a
picnic with the refreshments fur
nished by the mothers.
The graduation exercises wi
be held Thursday evening with
Supt. Henry Tetz of Heppner as
Jack White is the only senior.
The eighth grade graduates
will be Lorraine Carter, James
Kenney, LeRoy Conners, Gerald
Hinkley and James Keith Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Konen
and children, Richard and Helen
left Tuesday morning for their
home at Kendrick, Idaho, after
spending a few days with Mrs.
Konen s sisters, Mrs. James Hen
derson and Mrs. Minnie Fraser.
They brought the mother of all
the women, Mrs. Amelia Riley,
down to visit the daughters here.
The high school is planning on
going to Lehman springs Thurs-
what it takes to handle
CALLS A DAY
O DPT" if
1. Down the Una come telephone instru
ments. ..your first link with an amazing sys
tem. They're sensitive and complex but just
small part of the facilities required to con
nect your home with millions of others
and handle nineteen million calls a day.
That's Pacific Telephone's present average.
In 1940 it was 11,000,000 calls a day.
2. Intricate twitching equipment like
this must be practically custom made and in
Stalled before telephones can be used. You've
probably never seen it. ..but it's on the job
every time you make a call And there's still
more to the story. Land and buildings and
other equipment must be provided all of
4. Where does the
money come from?
Millions of new working dol
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prove ervit...must come, not
ron trlc-phone Mils, but from
thousands of people who put
their savings to work in ibe
telephone business. To attract
thex working dollars, we must
pa a reasonable amount for
their un. This depends on the
It ot our services at fur and
3. "Roadways of speech".. .telephone
lines and cables. ..have to be ready to carry
the calls. There's nearly fourteen million
miles of wire now at work in the West...and
more is being added every day. Handling
more calls than ever in our history keeps all
our facilities mighty busy along with the
telephone people who man them.
The Pacific Telephone
() and Telegraph Company
More than 70,000 people working together to fur
nish ever-better telephone service to the West
Central Oregon Plateau Appeals
To Motorlog Party From Portland
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You haven't seen the West,
the wild and woolly West, until
you've seen the high desert
country oi Eastern Oregon.
Here's a land as big as the
combined states of New Jersey,
Maryland, Delaware, Connecti
cut and Rhode Island, where
the deer and the antelope still
roam, where you can almost see
the bend ot the earth and the
silence is deafening.
We explored this high desert
of Central Oregon from the
hurricane deck of the Oregon
Motor association's AAA tour
car the other day, in a 450-mile
triangle bounded by Bend and
Burns, with Lakeview at the
southern apex, and we're still
Leave Bend headed east to
ward Burns as we did and you
Immediately climb up Horse
ridge onto what the pioneers
knew as the high desert, 4000
feet in elevation. First spot you
hit. if you don't happen to be
looking the other way and miss
it altogether, is mighty Millican.
You've heard of one-man
towns. Well, this is it. the orig
inal one-man town, the biggest,
littlest town in the West. For
many years it had but one resi
dent, Billy Rahn. The wartime
boom has quadrupled its popu
lation probably the greatest
growth recorded by any incor
porated town, but it is still a
one-man town. W. A. Mellen
Is the man.
Rest of the population, as
shown on the census rolls, are
Mellen's wife and two small
With this introduction you
will think you're drunk when
vou droD down out of an end
less plateau of sagebrush and
greasewood into Burns to find
yourself suddenly confronted
with one of the big sawmills
of the West, the Edward Hines
Lumber company and not a
tree in sight. The logs are
freighted 50 miles from the
Ponderosa pine forests on the
company's own permanent rail
road. Don't miss the Malheur bird
refuge, 25 miles south of Burns.
On the 158,000 primitive acres
of lake and marshland in this
biggest and finest game refuge
in the West are found hundreds
of species of rare and plentiful
Back to the high desert and
the high sagebrush. Fill your
tanks with gas and keep them
filled, for this is a lonesome
Next stop on the southern
Map above shows route taken
by motorlog party from Port
land via Mt. Hood Loop high
way and Wapinitia cut-off to
Bend then over plateau triangle.
swing toward Lakeview is
Wagontire because the rusting
tire of a massacred emigrant's
wagon still hangs forlornly on
a juniper tree up on the moun
tain side. Bitter feucis were once
fought over the waterholes here.
All is peaceful now.
Look ahead as you roil
through the greasewood desert
south to Lakeview. There lies
A. Conan Doyle's lost world.
High above the highway towers
tlie ominous 2500-foot escarp
ment of Abert's rim, called one
of the highest fault scarps in
the United States. At its base
lies the unreal waters of Abert
lake, one of the largest, but
shallowest, in the state, 30 miles
long, but only six feet deep at
At the south end of Abert
lake we turned north again at
Valley Falls and meandered
northwest through he Chewau
can marshes to Paisley in the
heart of the rich cattle country
of the Summer lake valley.
Mule Deer Aggressive
Along the shores of Summer
lake, under the. snow-crusted
brow of Winter ridge, lies the
state's game refuge and public
shooting grounds something
new in game "growing and har
vesting. Just north of the game refuge
we saw 16 of the most beautiful
mule deer a hunter could rieaw
bead on. They kept chasing us
off the road all the way to
Topping the ridge at Picture
Rock pass (4830 feet), we saw
what some old maps still de
scribe as a lake. Silver lake.
Silver lake itself, once a 20.
square-mile body of water six.
miles east of the town, is gone.
You can see the bed of the
lake blowing across the road
southeast of town about 15
If you want to steep your soul
in solitude, if you want to pio
neer as the pioneers pioneered,
but do it sittuig down in air
conditioned comfort on modern,
high speed highways, try this
High Desert triangle.
Yours, ' LEV
two weeks, was called to work at
the store in Mrs. Frank Denton's
place while the latter Is sick with
the mumps. Mrs. Wright was
checker at the store for several
Mr. and Mrs. B. Brown and
daughter of Heppner were visit
ing friends here Friday, the
Heppner mill being laid off due
to log shortage.
Harlan Schroder left this week
to visit a sister, Mrs Pearl Walk
er, who is HI at MeComb, Miss.
He expected to be gone two
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Woods
and Dixie and Mrs. Wm. Phillips
and daughter, Mrs. Monte Beard,
were in The Dalles Thursday on
Mrs. Earl Swanson of Free
water is visiting her daughter's
home, Mrs. Frank Denton's.
Mrs. Joe Schott and Bill Leitzel
motored to The Dalles to attend
the high school graduation exer
cises Thursday evening. Mr. and
Mrs. Schott's daughter, Lillian,
was one of the class of 85 who
received diplomas. They return
ed to Kinzua Friday p.m.
Mrs. Ralph Moore and Mrs.
Marvin Jackson were hostesses
for a surprise stork shower giv
en to Mrs. High Cook on Tuesday
evening. Many friends were there
and she received beautiful pre
sents. Refreshments were served.
Mr. Kdge is improving slowly
at The Dalles hospital where he
was taken when he received a
.broken hip when he fell off the
cabin he was building. Mr. Kdge
had contracted to build several
two-room cabins that are to he
moved to Camp 5 and he fell from
the top of one of these, breaking
his hip. His son Art is working
on the cabins now.
The qualifications for. both the
Presidential and Vice-Presidential
candidates as stated in the
Constitution, are that they he at
least 35 years of age, natural born
citizens, and residents in the U.
S. for more than 14 years.
and children of Vancouver, Wn.,
spent the week end here visiting
friends and at the Harve Boyer
home. Mrs. Boyer returned home
with her daughter to spend the
Mrs. Bob Laughlin entertained
her Sunday school class with a
picnic Sunday. Eight girls be
sides Mrs. Laughlin and small
son were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Owens and
children were at Pendleton Sat
urday seeing a dentist.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wright and
son went to The Dalles Saturday
to consult a doctor and shop.
Mrs. Jerry Rood motored to
Portland Thursday to consult a
skin specialist. While there she
visited in Vancouver, Wash., with
Evelyn O'Rear and family. Mr.
and Mrs. Art Watson accompan
ied her to Portland and stayed.
Mrs. Rood returned home Satur
day. Louie Canick went to Camp 5
to work in the timber.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hines and
daughter Ginger and Mr. and
Mrs. Owen Leathers Sr. went to
Pendleton Saturday to see an op
tician. They also visited in Hepp
ner and Lexington.
John Asher returned to his
home here after spending some
time at John Day doetoring.While
there he was at the home of his
Mr. and Mrs. Stan Hadley were
In Kinzua Saturday. They have
moved to their home at Camp 5
from Fossil. Mrs. Hartley's par
ents and brothers are here visit-
Drive down to the
Vcitory Cafe at lone
and eat a wholesome
your choice from the
You are always welcome
Roy and Betty Lleuallen
ing from Windover, !Cy., Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Morgan, Jacky and
Lillian Searcy returned to Kin
zua from Condon where she had
spent the past week taking care
of her mother, Hattie High, who
Mrs. Bill Wright, who has been
working at the factory the past
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