Image provided by: Morrow County Museum; Heppner, OR
About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (June 10, 1948)
P 'J E L I C A 'J D I T 0 P. I 'J
Heppner Gazette Times
Heppner, Orefon, Thursday, June 10, 1948
Volume 65, Number 12
Bond lection For
Sewer System Set
For Vote This Fall
Council To Test
On Finance Plan
Initial steps were taken Mon
day evening of this week look
ing to the eventual construction
of a sewage disposal system in
Heppner when the city council
passed a motion calling for a
bond election on the date of the
biennial city election next No
vember. This will be the first di
rect step of the city government
to test the sentiment of the
town's taxpayers relative to the
proposed improvement, or ral ti
er to the method of paying for
it, and if the bond issue should
be rejected it will be necessary
to resort to direct taxation or
some other method.
It is estimated that construc
tion of a disposal plant and the
running of sewer lines to serve
the residential districts and bus
iness section will run in the
neighborhood of $275,000. Of this
amount there is now $50,000 on
hand to be used for that purpose
and it Is likely that receipts will
more than likely absorb the re
maining $75,000, leaving a bal
ance of $200,000 to be raised by
the sale of bonds. It is estimated
the bond Issue will be amortized
within 20 years, with payments
made annually. This will afford
an op,jortunity for newcomers as
well as present residents to pay
out on the bonds on a monthly
service basis in the same man
ner the water service is paid for.
TO SET CLOCKS AHEAD
Of second importance on the
council's special meeting was
adoption of daylight saving
time, thus placing Heppner in
line with other towns of the re
gion, lone and Lexington had
made no move to change to day
light saving the first of the week
and no intimation has come that
they will adopt It. Condon, Ar
lington, Pendleton and the towns
of western Umatilla county mov
ed ahead last week.
The council will ask the peo
ple of the town to advance the
clocks one hour at midnight June
Heavy rains have caused con
siderable trouble at the city's
dump ground. Ditches have been
washed and the debris has been
carried across the county road
on to the property of Peter Len
non. Lack of control over trashy
rubbish also causes Inconven
ience to Mr Lennon. The council
took cognizance of the damage
to his property resulting from the
rains and granted him $10 to cov
er expense of cleaning up the
debris washed on to his property.
On the second count, Dr. L. D.
Tibbies, chairman of the health
committee, announced that he
has formulated a letter to be
submitted to the residents of the
community relative to the dis
posal of garbage and how it shall
be handled at the dump ground.
This will entail fencing off the
grounds and placing a caretaker
there for two or three days each
week. Individuals will be per
mitted to haul their refuse to the
yard on those days, when the
caretaker will permit them to
enter. Those not wishing to haul
their refuse will be offered the
services of a garbage truck, for
which a nominal charge will be
made. The caretaker will dis
pose of garbage as it Is delivered
at the grounds and this will go
far toward eliminating the nui
sance of loose papers blowing
around over the adjoining prop
erties. Ted Thomson appeared before
the council and asked that the
city consider the proposiiton of
removing between 150 and 200
cubic yards of dirt from the hill
side at the west end of Baltimore
street to better facilitate traffic
Parking of cars is hazardous and
the condition of the street, which
dead ends against the steep hill
side, is such as to prohibit the
turning of cars or trucks. The
council consented to give the pro
posal some study, as well as to
look Into the condition of some
other streets that have similar
Stipt. Pat Mollahnn gave a re
port on the water system, which
Is considered In good condition
at the present. Ho also reported
on street work and oilier matters
coming under his supervision.
The slorms have caused him to
keep qulle a street crew at work
and so far the will of nature has
prevailed, altho noticeable im
provement has been made. The
city's tar wagon iias been re
paired and put back into service.
This has made it possible to
patch some of the slreest where
the filling of chuckholes is all
that Is required. Some of the
thoroughfares, like K street, will
probably require a general over
If all goes well, the swimming
pool will open tomorrow (frl
day). Miss Jackie Tetz will be
In charge of the pool, where she
will give swimming Instruction.
Stanley Minor will be the "sanl
tary engineer" as ho was last
year, swing that the pool is kept
In proper condition,
To Hold Forth At
Amateur talent was on display
at the Star theater Wednesday
evening under the sponsorship
of the Soroptimist club. A wide
range of entertainment made up
the program, including hillbilly
music by Harold Erwin and Burch
Roberts, legerdemain by Jack
Yeager, School Days tap dance
by Lois Key and Pat Pierson,
songs by Delight Biddle, Apache
dance by Hoy Carter and Mal
colm East, The Waltz reading
by Jane Huslon Rawlins, a danc
ing skit by the Gold Dust twins
Donna Gayhart and Eleanor Rice,
style revue of the gay '90's in
cluding Mrs. Jack O'Connor, Mrs.
Frances Mitchell, Maxine East
and Mrs. Fay Bucknum. The Bar
ber Shop quartet sang a few
choruses during the revue and
Mrs. Willard Warren concluded
the revue with the singing of Al
ice Blue Gown.
The amateur performers will
appear again this evening and
the theater will again show the
picture, "Always Together."
Several prizes were given last
night and an equal number will
be given this evening. The mys-
lery man turned out to be the
Gazette Times editor and Mrs.
Robert Walker guessed the right
name. Mrs. O. G. Crawford acted
Along Wide Front'
During the past week the large
bands of crickets southwest of
Boardman were brought under
control. Control work is being
concentrated to the baiting of
small bands behind holding lines
in the western part of Morrow
county and-oast of Juniper can
yon In northeastern Morrow coun
A plane, furnished by the bu-
eau of entomology, was used in
spreading approximately 3M)
pounds of bait in rough terrain
to protect the cleaned up area
in Morrow county.
Ground crews are now baiting
in early morning, beginning at 4
o'clock as the bait remains moist
longer than during the heat of
the day, consequently resulting
in a better kill.
Contributing to the excellent
control work being carried out
by the crews is the contribution
of voluntary farmer and county
funds which were used to put the
crews on a seven-day week. With
out this help from the county it
is felt that many of the bait lines
would have been lost during
days off, with a poor control re
sulting. A total of 726 1 2 labor
hours has been furnished by Gil
liam and Morrow counties to
Fed! Wheat Crop
Work on eight coverage and
rate areas for the new federal
crop insurance program has now
been completed in Morrow coun
ty by the local Production and
Marketing committee, slates N.
C. Anderson, county agent.
The PMA office, located here,
is now ready to receive applica
tions for crop insurance for the
1919 program. Ranchers holding
contracts under the federal crop
Insurance program have the op
tion of changing to the new form
of Insurance if they choose to do
so, Anderson declares. However,
present Insurance contracts hav
ing one or more years to run will
remain in force without change
If the option is not used.
Henry Baker, Morrow county
AAA chairman, points out that a
principal change in the wheal
Insurance program is that rates
and coverages will not be figur
ed on an area basis ralher than
on an Individual farm basis as
has been done in the past. Mor
row county has been divided in
to eight coverage areas based on
the soil productivity. Kales as
fixed by the county PMA com
mittee will vary from a low of
eight bushels per acre to a high
of 22, and up, bushels. The rates
are fixed on the risk Involved In
producing a crop.
Although the Insurance rates
are stated in terms' of bushels,
provision is made for converting
them to cash for premium pay
ments, Baker stales.
Under the new program a dis
count system has been worked
out for premium payment based
on the number of acres of wheat
Involved anil the timeliness of
County PMA office personnel
will be glad to explain provisions
of Hie changed Insurance pro
gram to wheat ranchers, Ander
Mrs. Mabel Hughes of Milton
and Mrs. Elsie Lasater of Pen
dleton were brief business visit
ors In Heppner Wednesday.
Weddings Highlight News Of Yeek
As Young People
By Ruth Payne
Miss Yvonne Hastings, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hast
ings, became the bride of Roger
Connor, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Connor, at a 2:30 cere
mony Sunday afternoon at the
Connor home on Gilmore street.
The Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien read
the double ring service.
The bride, given in marriage
by her father, wore a russet wool
suit with green accessories and
carried a white prayer book with
a shower of Vanda orchids and
lily of the valley.
She was attended by Miss
Joyce Buschke who wore a pale
pink suit with white accessories
and a corsage of Rapture roses.
Miss Clarice Hastings was flower
girl and carried a nosegay bou
quet of Rapture roses, pink sweet
peas and lily of the valley.
Francis Connor was best man
and Wendall Connor was ring
bearer. For her daughter's wedding,
Mrs. Hastings chose a navy blue
crepe frock with black accessor
ies and a corsage of Rapture ros
es. Mrs. Connor wore a gray crepe
dress with black accessories and
a cbrsage of Rapture roses. The
bride's grandmother, Mrs. Sam
McDaniel, wore a black print
dress with a corsage of pink and
white carnations. The groom's
grandmother, Mrs. T. W. Rippee
of Boardman, chose a dress of
navy blue print silk with black
accessories. Her corsage was of
pink and white carnations.
Immediately following the cer
emony a reception was held on
the lawn of the Connor home.
The bride and groom cut the first
slice of wedding cake and Miss
Colleen Connor continued with
cutting and serving the cake. '
Mrs. Walter Barger served punch 1
and Mrs. William C. Collins I
poured coffee. Assisting about
the rooms were Misses Beverly
Maness and Eileen Ball. Miss
Rita Dell Johnson had charge of
the guest book.
After a brief honeymoon trip,
Mr. and Mrs. Connor will be at
home in the Ferguson court
During the week preceding the
wedding, Mrs. Connor was com
plimented at two showers. Wed
nesday evening, Miss Joan Hosier
and Mrs. Raymond French en
tertained in her honor at the
home of Mrs. Rose French and
on Saturday evening, Mrs. Victor
Johnson was hostess for a mis
cellaneous shower for Mrs. Con
nor. KNOXPARRISH NUPTIALS
The Wasco Methodist church
was the scene of the nuptials
June 6 of Miss Jessie Knox,
daughter of Mr. Frank Knox of
Wasco and Raymond Parrish, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parrish of
Heppner. The double ring service
was read by the Rev. Carl Stirlie
at 2 p.m. The bride, given in
marriage by her father, was at
tired In an aqua crepe afternoon
frock with a pink picture hat
and pink accessories. She car
ried a white Bible and a small
bouquet of white rosebuds.
Mrs. Lewis Hastings of Wasco,
matron of honor, wore a grey and
white printed sheer with a grey
picture nat and a corsage of yel
low carnations. Miss Eula More
house, who lighted the candles,
wore a beige crepe afternoon
dress with white lace hat and a
corsage of gardenias.
Mrs J T Johnson, at the organ.
played the wedding marches and
accompanied Mrs. Margaret
Proudfoot of Seattle. Wash., who
sang, "I Love You Truly."
Paul Wallace of Wasco was
best man and Tom Huddleston
of Lonerock and Larry Nesbit of
Wasco were ushers.
Mrs. Fred aPrrish, mother of
the groom, wore a royal blue suit
and hat with a corsage of pink
The church was bcautifullv
decorated with baskets of iris,
Columbine and spirea and with
tall candelabra holding lone
Immediately following the cer
emony a reception was held In
the church parlors. The tea ta
ble was beautiful with a lace
cloth, centerpiece of sweetpeas
and forget-me-nots and the tiered
brides cake. After the bride and
groom had cut the first slice of
cake, Mrs. Sara MrNamer of
Heppner continued with tlu cut-
.ting and serving of the cake.
Mrs. Dorothy Collins, sister of the
bride, served punch and Mrs. Lu
cy Rodgers poured coffee. Assist
ing about the rooms and with the
serving, were Mrs. Bobbie Root,
Mrs. Mabel White and Mrs. Her
ring. Mrs Margaret Wallace had
charge of the guest book.
For going away Mrs. Parrish
chose a white suit with pink ac
cessories and a corsage of white
Preceding the wedding. Mr. and
Mis. Fred Parrish, parents of flic
groom, assisted by Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Eskelson, and Mrs. Ewlng
Hynd of Uklah, were hosts at a
12:30 buffet luncheon for the
bridal party and friends at the
dining room of the Hotel Wasco.
Out-of-town guests present for
the wedding were Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Knox of Wamlc; Mr. and
Mrs. Syril Kriger of Portland; Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Collins and son
of Pasco; Mrs. Owen McGill and
son of Wamlc; Mr. and Mrs. Wll
Ham Huddleston and Tom Hud.
Meet At Altar
dleston of Lonerock; Mrs. Garnet
Burns of Condon; Mr. and Mrs.
David A. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs.
Alva Jones, Mrs. Sara McNamer
and Mrs. Lucy Rodgers of Hepp
Work on the survey of some
412 miles of distribution line for
the rural electrification project
throughout Morrow and Gilliam
counties began Monday under
the direction of Robert Stephens,
The Dalles, resident engineer for
A surprise linen shower was
given for Miss Maxine East at
the meeting of the Soroptimist
club at its noon luncheon Thurs
day at the Elkhorn restaurant.
Miss East has chosen June 19
as the date of her marriage to
Lester Cox of Lexington.
The Women's Auxiliary of All
Saints Episcopal church enter
tained with a birthday luncheon
and cards at the parish hall,
June 3. Following the luncheon,
cards were played. Mrs. Venice
Stiles received high for pinochle
and Mrs. Clarence Rosewall, high
Initiation ceremonies were held
at the recent meeting of the Am
erican Legion auxilithy at the
Legion hall. Candidates were
Mesdames W. H. Padberg, A. A.
Scouten, Louis Gilliam and Alex
Thompson. Past Presidents Mil
lie Evans, Ruth Tamblyn, Ethel
Adams, Sybil Wells, Lucille Wil
son and Helen Cohn presented
the work. Pianist was Mrs. J. O.
Weekend houseguests of Mr.
and Mrs. D. P. "Phelan were her
nieces and nephews, Mr. and Mrs.
George Maus of Monticello,
Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. A. Steen
of Minneapolis, Minn., and two
sisters of the Benedictine order,
Sister Scholastica of St. Paul,
Minn., 'and Sister Mary Gertrude
of St. Cloud, Minn. The party de
parted Tuesday morning for a
tour of the Oregon coast before
returning to Minnesota.
Word has been received by
Heppner relatives that Mrs.
James Lovgren underwent a ma
jor operation at a Redmond hos
pital Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Lov
gren recently moved to Sisters.
Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Osmin were Mr. and Mrs.
Don Jones of Roseburg and Mr.
and Mrs. Merle Plank of Port
land. Mrs. Jones remained for a
more extended visit .and the oth
ers returned to their homes the
first of the week
Steward Cole returned the end
of the week from a visit in Ad
ams and Joseph with relatives.
Jimmy Orwick left Friday for
Milton where he will be emplo
ed in the pea harvest for t
next few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Loyd motor
ed to John Day the last of the
week to attend the wedding of
her sister, Miss Joyce Trowbride,
and Robert Hales, an event of
Sunday. Mrs. Loyd was one of
Recent houseguests of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Hisler were Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Barton of Coquille,
who same up to attend the grad
uation exercises of Joan Hisler.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stewart of
Jacksonville, Ala., are spending
this week here with her uncle,
Floyd Tollison and Mrs. Tollison.
Among those from Heppner
shopping in Pendleton Saturday
were Mr. and Mrs. David Wilson,
Mrs. Stephen Thompson, Ed Bres
lin, Eileen and Beth Ball; Mrs.
Hubert Hudson and Mrs. Paul
Mrs. Anna Bayless entered St.
Anthony's hospital in Pendleton
the first of the week.
Roy Gentry departed Tuesday
for his home in Okanogan, Wn.
after spending the past ten days
here with his mother, Mrs. Ordne
Word has been received of the
death of Mrs. Ada Bloom at her
home in Albany Saturday. Mrs.
Bloom was a sister of Mrs. E. E.
Huston and was well known in
Heppner, having spent consider
able time here. At present Mrs.
Huston is In The Dalles to be
near Mr. Huston who recently
underwent a major operation at
a hospital there.
Mrs. Lucy Rodgers and Mrs.
Fred Parrish motored to Pendle
ton Monday afternoon. From
there, Mrs. Rodgers flew to Sa
lem where she will attend a con
ference of Oregon county school
superintendents. Following the
conference, Mrs. Rodgers will
continue on to Fresno, Cal for a
visit with her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Victor Buchanan and will
return to Heppner about June 18
Dan Brock left Tuesday after
noon for his home in Dayville
after a week's visit here with rel
atives and friends.
Joe Hughes Jr. left Monday for
Alaska where he will spend the
next three months working. Mr.
Hughes planned to fly from Port
land. He expects to return to
Los Angeles in September to
complete his studies at Wood
The Three Links club of Holly
lodge of Rebekahs at Lexington
Is sponsoring a miscellaneous
shower for the benefit of Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Way and Joe Way,
victims of the Vanport flood. The
affair will be held at the I.O.O.F
hall in Lexington at 2 p.m., Sun
day, June 13. The public is in
vited to participate.
Gets Underway On
In Monday Opener
Softball play got underway
Monday evening at the Rodeo
park when the American Legion
team, defending 1947 champion,
smothered the Hodge Chevrolet
team 28-10. Schunk and Bennett
formed the battery for the de
fenders and Fox, Scanlon and
Pettey did the honors for the
A three-games-a-week sched
ule has been completed and there
will be games throughout the
month of June, with the season
closing on July 2. The schedule,
with the game already played,
includes the following: Wednes
day, June 9, Rosewall vs. Elks;
Friday, June 11, Hodge vs. Rose
Second week Monday, Elks vs.
Legion; Wednesday, Legion vs.
Rosewall; Friday, Elks vs. Hodge.
Third week Monday, June 21,
Hodge vs. Legion; Wednesday,
Elks vs. Rosewall; Friday, Rose
wall vs. Hodge.
Fourth week Monday, June
28, Legion vs. Elks; Wednesday,
Rosewall vs. Legion; Friday,
July 2, Hodge vs. Elks.
There will be no switching of
players from one team to anoth
er under the 1948 rules. Special
rules call for no spikes; runner
on third base cannot go to home
plate on a passed pitched ball,
and all cards must be turned in
by June 10.
Under the 1947 schedule there
was' no restricton relative to
players shifting from one team
to the other when their respective
teams were not engaged in play.
An effort is being made this year
to establish a clearer champion
ship record and players will be
permitted the privilege of ap
pearing on the team with which
they originally signed.
Provides Fun For
Riders And Guests
Members of the Wranglers,
young and old, had a lot of fun
and provided entertainment for
many visitors Sunday afternoon
at the Rodeo field in the annual
Heyday, contest event for the rid
ing club. There was a lot of clean
sport indulged in and everybody
came away well satisfied.
Forming a parade down town
the performers rode to the
grounds where a grand entry was
made and the show was on. Stake
races, bending stake races, and
musical ropes were some of the
games played. The junior boot
race displayed skilled horseman
ship among the younger set,
while calf roping and wild cow
milking events, using the Art
Hughes stock, tested the dexter
ity of the adult members. A cow
cutting contest was participated
in by both cowboys and cowgirls
and displayed the fact that the
Wranglers are no amateurs when
it comes to handling cattle.
One of the features of the af
ternoon was the saddle horse
show. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Man
kin paraded their stylish Tennes
see Walkers; Merle Becket exhib
ited his five-gaitee American
Saddler, and Merlyn Kirk dis
played her young Arabian stal-
ion at the halter.
Heppner Wins 9-5
From Fossil Sunday
McCurdy went all the way Sun
day at Fossil when Heppner took
the Wheeler county boys to the
tune of 9-5 in a regularly sched
uled Wheat-Timber league game.
While Heppner was adding a
few points to the percentage col
umn, Wasco batted out a victory
over lone on the Lexington field.
7-3. lone was holding the Slier
manites to an even score until
'ate In the game when the vis
itors got in some stick work and
took a safe lead.
lone and Heppner will cross
hats Sunday at the Lexington
field. The game will start at 2:30
WEATHER CHART FOR MAY
Total precipitation, 3.15 inches.
Number rainy days, 17.
Total precipitation, January 1
June 1, 13.50 inches.
Total precipitation July 1, 1947
June 1, 1948, 23.25 inches.
One-half inch fell Thursday
night, June 3, according to L. V.
Fred Nichoson suffered a se
vere stroke at his home in lone
Wednesday afternoon and his
condition is considered serious.
He was working on the roof of
his home during the forenoon
and shortly after eating lunch
was seized with the attack.
Severe Storm Leaves Damage
In Wake Wednesday Evening
Whereat a large part of the Pacific coast area ha changed
to daylight saving time, causing much confusion of time for
those communities remaining on standad time, and
Whereas many requests have come from the people of our
community to change to daylight saving time, and the City
Council in special session Monday evening, June 7 did heed
these requests and passed a motion calling for moving the time
ahead, exercising the authority vested in me, I hereby proclaim
the hour of midnight Saturday, June 12, as the time to set time
pieces ahead one hour and that the City of Heppner remain on
said daylight saving time until September 30, 1348.
Mayor of the City of Heppner
Rugged Individualism Loses Firm
Supporter In Death of James Carty
Funeral services were held at
lrj o'clock a.m. Saturday for
James Carty, pioneer sheepman
of Morrow county whose death
occurred Thursday, June 3, at
his home near Heppner Junction.
Rev. Francis McCormack con
ducted the service at St. Patrick's
church and interment was made
made in the Heppner Masonic
cemetery. A large concourse of
friends assembled at the church
for the services to pay a last tri
bute to the memory of one whose
long residence in the county
marked him as one of the truly
pioneer ranchers and stockmen.
Coming to this section as a
young man Mr. Carty found it a
land of "wide open spaces" where
one gifted with a stout heart and
ample physical equipment could
carve out his fortune. Jim Carty
was that kind of a man. He ac
quired ranch property in the
Wells Springs neighborhood and
engaged in the sheep business.
In those days the flockmaster
ranged his sheep in the moun
tains on land set apart by mu
tual arrangement with other
flockmasters. This situation pre
vailed until the time of Gifford
Pinchot, when the United States
Forest service was set up, and
restrictions began to appear here
and there that were displeasing
to all users of the mountain pas
tures until they became accus
tomed to the change. Each step
towards the present-day set up,
including fermation of grazing
districts in the "sand" country,
scene of Mr. Carty's life-long op
erations, he saw his horizon nar
rowed to almost his deeded prop
To Celebrate In
Plans for an old-time celebra
tion are underway at Lexington,
reports Ed Grant, chairman of the
program committee, who says
that nothing is being overlooked
to Make July 4 a full day of en
tertainment. In reverting to the old-time
class of celebration, the com
mittee is planning on a home
talent production where the
visitors all will have an oppor
tunity to participate. There will
be various kinds of races; speech
es on patriotic subjects; fireworks
in fact, the program will in
clude all the ingredients that go
into the making of an old-time
Fourth of July celebration, Grant
Mrs. C. C. Carmichael heads
the parade committee and she,
with other committee heads, will
have more specific information
to give the public at a later date.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Coldwell of
Ritzville, Wn., were week-end
houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. J.
HIGH WATER AT UMATILLA
Photographer Louis Lyons
found the Pendleton Grain
growers elevator forming an
island, as it were, last Friday
when he visited Umatilla to
erty lines. He accepted the In
evitable, but not willingly. His
independent spirit rebelled
against being fenced in, and
when the U. S. army came along
and chose part of his ranch for
a bombing field he felt he was
being pushed out, but there was
nothing he could do about it, so
he and his son Pat (Packy) ac
cepted the government's terms
and moved to the mouth of Wil
low creek where they continued
their ranch operations on a
A large man, Mr. Carty was
one of the most striking exam
ples of rugged individualism in
this part of the country. His
death has removed one of the
few remaining ranchers who op
erated on a lareg scale in the
free pasture days.
Born April 11 1864 In Aughavas,
County Leitrim, Ireland, Mr. Car
ty came to the States in 1890
with the late John Kilkenny. He
went to work for Barney Doherty
where he became interested in
the sheep business. In 1898 he
returned to Ireland and there .on
the 4th of July claimed Maria
Curran as his bride. Returning to
this country, they, settled on the
Tub Springs ranch on lower Jun
iper canyon where they engaged
in the sheep business.
Three children were born to
this union, all of whom survive.
They are Ann Smith, Burlingame,
Calif.; Mary Doherty, Butte,
Mont., and Pat Carty of Cecil.
One brother, William Carty of
Cecil, and two sisters, Mary Ann
Carty and B. Carty of New York
City also survive.
AT SATURDAY PARTY
Anouncement of the engage
ment and forthcoming marriage
of their daughter Marie to Ray
Patterson was made Saturday
evening by Mr. and Mrs. Harley
Anderson at a dinner party giv
en at their country residence in
Eight Mile. The wedding cere
mony will be performed at 2 o'
clock p.m. Saturday, June 26 at
the Anderson home. Friends of
the couple have been extended
an invitation to attend.
The guest list at the announce
ment party included Mr. and Mrs.
B. E. Isom and daughter Harriet.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Palmer and
children, Sally and Rodger, Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Palmer, Mr.
and Mrs. R. D. Allstott, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Ruggles, Mrs. Lena
Searcy, Betty Lovgren. Eunice
Marie Keithley, Ray Patterson,
and Mr. and Mrs. Anderson.
VERNE RICKETTS DRAWS
3 12 YEARS PRISON TERM
Verne Ricketts, tried in circuit
court last week on a charge of
issuing checks without sufficient
funds, was found guilty on two
counts and Judge Homer I. Watts
sentenced him to three years on
one and six months on the other.
Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman took
Ricketts to Salem Monday to
start serving out the sentence.
MdiiftiM hi Iffi I mi
take some pictures of the flood
in that vicinity. The old Col
umbia is "heap big" at the
damsite town, with the water
spreading over the tracks of the
A severe thunder storm which
swept over the south half of the
county late Wednesday after
noon struck with considerable
force in the Blackhorse district,
swelling the dry creek bed into
a raging stream for a short time.
When the volume of water reach
ed Lexington it broke the dike
above the Lexington Oil Co-operative
plant and the stream head
ed down the street in the direc
tion of Willow creek on the op
posite side of town.
Ed Grant's service station
seems to have taken the brunt
of the flood and word from there
this morning was to the effect
that the flood left from three to
four inches of mud in the station.
It is also reported that four
bridges on Blackhorse were wash
It was reported in Heppner ear
ly this morning that highway
traffic between Heppner and
Pendleton is being routed over
the Pilot Rock route due to the
storm, but this is without veri
fication. The storm apparently struck
with considerable force in the
lower Gooseberry section and it is
reported that the road to the
Charles McElligott ranch is im
Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman report
ed this morning that he encoun
tered considerable difficulty get
ting across Butter creek near the
Bill Kilkenny place last night
due to mud and debris on the
highway washed in by the storm.
He also stated that the Yarnell
pastime in Lexington received a
generous share of the overflow in
Traffic between Pendleton and
Heppner is being diverted over
the Pilot Rock route pending
clearing of the Lexington-Jarmon
stretch and repairing of bridges.
No apparent damage was done
on the upper Butter creek roads,
but Sand Hollow and lower But
ter creek were heavily damaged.
Ralph Loveless drove in from
Pendleton about 9:30 today and
reported the road via Pilot Rock
in good condition.
Heppner FFA Boy
Places First In
Training received in the agri
cultural classes taught at Hepp
ner high school stood Gerald
Bergstrom in good stead this past
week end when attending the
Eastern Oregon Livestock show.
Gerald, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Bergstrom, placed first in judg
ing, with a perfect score for both
breeding beef cattle and fat cat
tle. Also winning honors at the
livestock show was Clyde Allstott,
whose Hereford yearling heifer
placed third. Gerald Bergstrom's
two-year-old Hereford likewise
was a third place winner. Cecil
Rill, also representing the Hepp
ner FFA, entered the judging
contests during the three days of
the show. The boys were accom
panied by John Bergstrom and
Francis Cook, Smith-Hughes In
structor at Heppner.
Other high schools competing
in the show this year were Board
man, Pendleton, Mac Hi, Lostine,
La Grande, Enterprise, Wallowa,
Baker, Imbler, Elgin, Adrian,
Redmond, and Union.
UNION MISSIONARY SOCIETY
The Union Missionary society
will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday,
June 17, at the Methodist church.
An interesting program has been
arranged and the church women
of the community are urged to
Union Pacific System, as the
railroad crossing arm Indicates.
A small army oi workmen was
busy on a diking program to
hold the water back from as
much oi the town as possible.