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    Heppner Gazette Times
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, July 22, 1948 '
Volume 65, Number 18
Former Lexington
Mayor Summoned
By Death Sunday
Thomas L. Barnett
Was Resident of
County 64 Years
Services were held at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday from the Christian
church in Lexington for Thomas
L. Barnett, former mayor of Lex
ington and a resident of Morrow
county for 64 years. Mr. Barnett
passed away Sunday at the hos
pital in Hermiston where he wps
taken several months ago for
treatment and care. Rev. George
H. Hatch, pastor, conducted the
services. Mrs. C. C. Carmichael
presided at the piano and accom
panied Mrs. Vernon Munkers and
Mrs. Don Campbell who sang the
hymns. Interment was in the
Penland cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Geo.
Allyn, E. J. Evans, A. M. Ed
wards, Walter Eubanks, Ralph
Phillips, C. R. McAllister, Ralph
Benge and C. C. Carmichael. Act
ive Pallbearers, George N. Peck,
Harry Dinges, Charles Marquardt,
Roy Campbell, Fred Danielson
and Newt O'Harra.
Born September 8, 1861, to L.
W. and Juliann Barnett in Har
den county, Tenn., Mr. Barnett
was 86 years, 10 months and 10
days of age at the time of his
passing. His boyhood days were
spent in Tennessee and in 1884
he came to Morrow county, liv
ing in and around Lexington for
64 years. He was mayor of Lex
ington for at least 14 years, dur
ing which time he manifested a
great interest in improvement
projects In his community. He
was Instrumental in getting the
road to the cemetery graveled
and in paving C street in Lex
ington, and working faithfully
for the completion of the new
water system which was accom
plished in 1910. His fraternal ac
tivities consisted of membership
In the I.O.O.F. and Rebekah lod
ges. Kind and considerate of others,
"Uncle Tom" was a good neigh
bor and friend to all.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs.
Julia Cypert of Walla Walla, and
nieces and nephews as follows:
Mrs. Tacle Parker, Heppner; Mrs.
Grace Mitchell, Tacoma; Mrs.
Inez Loney, Walla Walla; Mrs.
Mary Hall, Los Angeles, and Mrs.
Trina Parker and Miss Dona E.
Barnett, Lexington.
Certified Seed To
Be Available For
1949 Wheat Crops
Farmers of Morrow county are
assured of a considerable supply
of clean seed wheat for the 1949
crop season. This assurance is a
result of the field inspection for
certified seed wheat in several
fields last week, states N. C. An
derson, county agent. Fields of
Rex M l and Elgin wheat on the
Frank Anderson, Kenneth Smouse
and Bill Barratt farms passed in
spection for certification. Harold
Black, extension specialist In
see;! certification, Oregon State
colege, made the Inspections, In
cluding 596 acres of Rex M l and
100 acres of Elgin. A bin sample
is necessary to further check the
eligibility of the wheat before
certification can be completed
With heavy Infestations of rye
and off-type variety volunteer
wheat In many of the fields this
year there should be a great de
mand for this certified seed. Cor
titled seed has been selling for
about fifty cents above market
price to reimburse growers for
the trouble and added expense
In production.
Seedling Inspections of the
creeping alfalfa being grown by
L. L. Howton and Harold Wright,
Heppner, were made by Mr. Black
on this same trip to Morrow coun
ty last week. The alfalfa, being
grown for seed under contract
with E. P. Burltngame and Sons,
Forest Grove, is doing very well
Fields will become well estab
lished this year and should pro
duce a good seed crop in 1949
Forty-seven acres of White
Rose potatoes grown by Miller
Brothers at Boardman were pass
ed in the ring rot inspection made
by Mr. Black earlier this month
A drivers license examiner will
be at the court house in Heppner
between the hours of 10 a.m. and
4 p.m. Saturday, July 24. Persons
wishing licenses or permits to
drive should contact the examln
er well ahead of the scheduled
closing time In order to have their
applications processed.
Mrs. Wendall Cleveland and
Mrs. A. D. McMurdo are vacation
ing In Vlctrola, B. C, for ten
days and are expected to return
home the last of this week. Be
fore returning to Heppner, they
will visit in Greshnm and Port
land with relatives for several
days. During Mrs. Cleveland's
nhennpp Mm MnilHp nnhtann Ifl
assisting with work at the ranch,
Community Chest Set Up to Support
Welfare Work in Local Communities
Purposes of the community
chest were discussed Monday at
the chamber of commerce lun
cheon by Mr. Johnson, represent
ing the Oregon Community Chest.
He used a chart to aid in pre
senting the various agencies serv
ed by the chest and to show how
much of the amounts raised in
the several counties remain at
home to support local civic and
welfare work.
"Where your community chest
contributions go" was the subject
of Mr. Johnson's talk. The June
30 issue of "Chest News," official
organ of the organization, is in
effect the same subject matter
and contains the following infor
mation: Total contributions reported to
date in the 36 Oregon counties
during 1947 chest campaigns, $1,
863,688.85. Amount reported as
raised for Oregon chest agencies,
$113,206.72. Balance remaining in
various counties, $1,450,482.13.
Practically all of the $1,450,
482.13 left in the various coun
ties from the 1947 campaigns is
being used to aid character-
building and welfare agencies
right in the local communities.
Among these agencies are the
Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, Ca
tholic Charities, Girl Scouts, Sal
vation Army, Volunteers of Am
erica, Y.M.C.A., Y.W.L.A., ana
many others of a strictly local
The Oregon Chest's share,
$413,206.72, with the exception of
a small amount allowed for ad
ministration and campaign ex-
penses, goes to the following ag-
Stroke Is Fatal
To Guy Huston,
Pioneer Rancher
Guy Huston, pioneer rancher
of Morrow county and for the past
18 months a resident of Yacolt,
Wash., died at 7:05 a.m. Wednes
day at the Hotel Heppner follow
ing a stroke which he suffered
about 10 o'clock Monday evening
few hours after he and Mrs.
Huston arrived from their Washi
ngton home. It was the first
time he had visited Heppner
since last fall at which time be
had planned to return early in
the spring to visit his relatives
and attend to business matters.
Services will be held at 2 o'
clock p.m. Friday from the Hepp
ner Church of Christ, with the
pastor, John Runyan, officiating
and arrangements in charge of
Phelps Funeral home. Interment
will be made in the Heppner Ma
sonic cemetery.
Guy Huston was born May 24,
1874 near Tangent, Oregon. He
was the eldest son of the late
Luther Huston who farmed many
years near Eight Mile center. The
family moved to Morrow county
in 1884 and Guv made his home
in the Eight Mile section until
about 18 months ago when he
bought a little place near Yacolt',
Wash., and turned the ranch over
to his sons, Myron and Woodrow.
He was a great lover of fine hor
ses and always kept at least a
few of the show variety along
with heavy draft horses for farm
He married Elsa Farmer In 1001
and to this union four children
were born, Milo, of Madras; My
ron and Woodrow, and Mrs. Leo
nard Rill of Heppner. Mrs. Huston
died in 1943 and on October 10,
1916 he married Clara Slocum,
who survives. Other survivors be
sides his children and Mrs. Hus
ton are two brothers, Claude and
Clive of Heppner; a sister, Mrs.
Leonard Barr of Redmond, and
nine grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fraters mo-
tored lo John Day Saturday to
spend the week end visiting rela
tives and transacting business.
Fireless Season S.o
Danger Not Present, Co. Agent Says
Morrow county has been quite
fortunate to date In reference to
grass fires. With the exception of
a few small fires In the range
land in north Morrow county,
where one farmer was quite ser
iously burned, there have been
no fires reported. However, as
harvest begins, with grass and
grain reaching maturity and con
centrated activity In these fields
there are bound to be some fires.
With the growth of grass and
grain as it is there fires could be
very serious in loss to crops, buil
ding, livestock, and human lives,
states N. C. Anderson, Morrow
county agricultural agent.
Each year fire losses occur
when someone attempts to do
some burning of a small nrea
around farms or waste lots. These
fires are dangerous and in many
cases result In loss of crops or
property. At the same time there
are laws that apply to such burn
ing. It might be well to call to
the attention of farmers and rural
residents some of these laws;
The Permit Law: Persons who
wish to burn forest land, grass,
grain stubble or stumps must se
cure written permission from a
encies rendering services to peo
ple from all the counties of Ore
gon: Albertina Kerr Homes, The
Boys' and Grls' Aid Society, Ca
tholic Children Bureau, Child
ren's Farm Home, Oregon Mental
Hygiene Society, Oregon Prison
Association, Salvation Army's
White Shield Home, Volunteers of
America's Mother's and Child
ren's Home, and Y.M.C.A. Armed
Services Program.
Some of the things accomplish
ed by the Oregon Chest agencies
in 1947 and made possible by
your dollars: 3,086 children from
all counties of Oregon received
the necessities of life; 464,571
days of care provided these chil
dren by the seven child-caring
agencies. Approximately 2,500
other cases received some help
directly in the counties at home.
Provided food, clothing, homes,
opportunity to attend churches
and schools to the needy and
dependent children of Oregon.
Started many children on the
road to becoming useful, worth
while citizens. Brought help and
comfort to many peolpe in trou
ble. Aided in preventing mental
ilness and helped many who are
mentally ill through a broad ed
ucational program featuring bet
ter care. Made possible a home
like place for relaxation for many
of the young men who are serv
ing in the armed forces.
"The needy children, all those
facing trouble, those mentally ill,
the young service men all these
people are our neighbors and
friends. Surely everyone wants
to lend a helping hand," Johnson
Purchase Agreement
Program Offered to
County's Farmers
The Purchase Agreement pro
gram is now being offered to
Morrow county farmers. One pro
ducer may obtain both the reg
ular CCC loan and the purchase
agreement, provided they are
completed by December 31, 1948.
Under the purchase agreement
program CCC will purchase eli
gible wheat represented by a
warehouse receipt or eligible
wheat delivered to CCC at the
Morrow county loan rate of $2.02
per bushel of No. 1 wheat.
It should be clearly understood
that the signing of a purchase
agreement does not bind the pro
ducer in any -way but merely
gives him the opportunity of sell
ing his wheat to CCC for $2.02,
if he so desires. A producer has
his wheat under his own posses
sion at all times and may sell
through regular trade channels
at any time.
Further information concerning
this program may be obtained at
the AAA office In Heppner.
Attention is called to a new
Federal Crop Insurance program
that is being offered this year in
Morrow county which will guar
antee a certain number of bush
els to sell at this guaranteed
price. Your guaranteed bushels
will depend upon which of the
eight areas in Morrow county in
which your farm is located.
Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Parker
and children of Hood River and
Lorene Mitchell, who is working
during the summer at The Dal
les, were week-end guests at the
Frank S. Parker home. Jay and
Tony Parker, sons of Mr. and Mrs.
John Parker of Pendleton were
also guests of their grandparents
for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shurte of Los
Angeles Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mer
ritt of Pasco and Mr. and Mrs.
Johnny Merritt and daughter of
Wapato, Wash., were week-end
visitors at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Schwarz, and are the
children of Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Merritt, former Heppner resi
dents. Mr. Shurte is the son of
the late Mrs. Lena Snell Shurte,
former superintendent of schools
for Morrow county
Far No Indication
fire varden during the closed
season which runs normally from
May 15 to December 31.
Cigarette and Match Law: Dur
Inc the closed season, It is unlaw
ful for anyone to throw away
lighted tobacco, matches or other
material on any forest lann, pri
vate road, public highway or rail
road right of way.
Campfire Law: Persons build
ing campfires on land not their
own are required to clear the
ground immediately around the
fire. Campfires must not oe ion
Closure Law: The governors
proclamation may totally or par
tlally close such forest areas to
all forms of use where lire aan
ger is considered especially dan
Of course those laws will not
nut out a fire that has once start
ed. Many farmers have bought
hitih pressure sprHyers for weed
control and livestock spraying
within the past year. The county
agent suggests that these spray
ers be adjusted to their maxl
mum pressure and kept full of
water, located conveniently for
fire control during the harvest
Second Place Group at Wheat League
lip 0 "jWy
One of the featured events at the Eastern
Oregon Wheat League 4-H Livestock show held
at The Dalles is the county herd contest. Each
county enters a herd of five uniform calves, a
herdsman is chosen and the judging is on.
This year, Betty Graves was herdsman for the
Passes Suddenly
Sunday Morning
Death came suddenly to Mrs.
J. H. Padberg at the family resi
dence in Heppner Sunday morn
ing at the hour of 3 o clock, the
cause being attributed to a blood
clot. She had been up and around
as usual until the evening before
and showed no signs of imme
diate danger.
Services were held at 2 o'clock
p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist
church in Heppner, with the Rev.
J. Palmer Sorlien officiating. In
terment was in the I.O.O.F. cem
etery at Lexington.
Dora Delia Lieuallen was born
April 22, 1878 at Weston. Her
parents, Ransom and Mary Lieu
allen, were among the early pio
neer settlers of that district.' She
was one of a family of four boys
and two girls. In 1888 the fam
ily moved to Lexington where
she attended school. She was
united in marriage with John H.
Padberg March 17, 1897. To tMs
union two sons were born, Oris
and Archie, both of whom, with
the father, survive. Mr. and M.S..
Padberg moved on to the ranch
seven miles south of Lexington
in 1906, which was their home un
til 1943 when, due to the ill
health of Mr. Padberg, they mov
ed to Heppner, first living In the
McCaleb apartments and then
in the house on north Main
street which they purchased from
P. A. Mollohan in 1945. During
Mr. Padberg's long illness It is
faithful wife was ever at his side
and through her gentle ministra
tions he was restored to health.
Besides her immediate family,
she is survived by a brother who
lives in Walla Walla, seven
grandchildren and four great
Colored Team Has
Easy Time With
Local Ball Squad
By Jim Barratt
Heppner fans several hundred
strong turned out en masse on
Wednesday evening to the Rodeo
field diamond and witnessed the
alented and famed Harlem Globe
Trotter barnstorming nine crunch
the Heppner Townies 19 to 1 in a
one-sided contest highlighted by
five towering home runs over the
before impregnable centerfield
Limiting the locals to but four
safeties, resulting in a single run
when Catcher Red Groves tallied
in the fourth via Al Massey's dou
ble, Harlemite hurler Bouie had
excellent support from his speedy
and clever mates in handcuffing
the Townies.
Heavy artillery of the Globe
Trotter's attack included out
fielders Miles and Wheeler, each
credited with two home runs,
both consecutive in the fourth
and sixth frames. Each of the
Trotters with the exception of
Bouie hit safely at least once or
more times.
Four local hurlers were called
in for mound duty but all wore
easy meat for the hardened and
experienced colored ballplayers.
Harlan MeCurdy started for
Heppner, followed by Manager
Carmen Broadfoot in the fourth,
Ray Massey in the first of the
seventh, with Bill Burknum
bringing down the curtain the
last of the seventh when the
game was called for darkness.
Ed Mamman, white clown trav
eling with the Trotters, added
jest and merriment to the contest'
with his crowd-pleasing tactics
Mrs. Eldon Kenton and chil
dren returned to their home in
Salem Wednesday after a week's
visit here with her father, L. D.
Neill and Mrs. Ne'll. The two
older Kenton children, Sharon
and Vlckl, who have been visit
ing the Nellls for the past two
weeks, returned to Salem with
I their mother,
Morrow county group and the entry was award
ed second place in a showing of 11 entries.
In the picture, left to right are Rita Craves,
Jane Seehafer, Ida Lee Chapel, Ingrid Hermann,
Duane Baker, County Agent Anderson, and
Betty Graves.
Many Activities Make up Busy Week
In Heppner and Surrounding Area
By Ruth Payne
The Wranglers club held a
week-end picnic and ride at the
Mankin mountain ranch south of
Hardman. A barbecued steak
supper Saturday night and a
cowboy breakfast Sunday morn
ing were served to some 75
guests. Luncheon on Sunday was
served at the Buschke cabin on
Chapin creek after a ride from
the Mankin ranch to this point.
Hosts for the affair were Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Mankin Mr. and Mrs.
Everett Harshman, Mr. and Mrs.
Harlan MeCurdy Sr., Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Evans, Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Buschke, Mr. and Mrs.
John Saager and Mr. and Mrs.
Conley Lanham.
Miss Margaret Gillis departed
Saturday for a week's vacation at
the coast. Miss Gillis will visit
friends at Newport and other
Lincoln county beaches.
Mr. and Mrs. George Gertson
left Saturday for Havre, Mont.,
where they will visit for a week
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Hermon Gertson. Going by way
of Spokane, they will spend a
short time with Mr. Gertson's bro
ther, Ernest, and family. They
planned to return by the southern
route through Idaho.
Mrs. Leonard Barr of Red
mond arrived in Heppner Tues
day evening, called by the illness
and death of her brother, Guy
Huston. Mrs. Barr is a guest at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clive
Huston during her stay in Hepp
ner. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis have
returned from a vacation trip to
Canada. They visited friends in
northern Washington during
their trip.
Glenn Jones of Portland was a
week-end guest at the home of
his mother, Mrs. Jeff Jones. Mr.
Jones remarked that the crops
throughout Morrow county seem
unusually good this year.
Mrs. Gene Juratsch and chil
dren of Hermiston and Mrs. Mary
Hall of Walla Walla were week
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
E. Parker. Mrs. Juratsch has only
recently moved to Hermiston
from Canoga Park, Cal., and is a
niece of Mrs. Parker.
Eddie Chidsey of La Grande
was a business visitor in Hepp
ner Friday.
Homer Beale of Pendleton was
transacting business in Hcppivr
the last of the week.
Bill Doherty was in town from
his farm in the Sand Hollow dis
trict Friday afternoon. He is har
vesting at present and reports
the yield unusually high for that
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Dix and
Jojean motored to Portland the
end of the week to attend the Dix
family reunion. Mr. Dix and Jo
jean returned to Heppner Sun
day evening while Mrs. Dix con
tinued on to Seattle where she
will visit friends for a time. .
Mr. and Mrs. William Coombs
of Pendleton spent Sunday in
Heppner with Mr. and Mrs. Ev
erett Keithley.
Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson
and two daughters of Los Angel
es are guests this week at the
home of her brother-in-law and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Massey.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Nolan are
the parents of a daughter, born
Thursday, July 15, at the Corda
Saling home in Heppner..
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Glaesmer of
Red Bluff, Cal., stopped briefly
in Heppner Friday to visit Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Becket. Mr. and
Mrs. Glaesmer were en route to
British Columbia for a vacation.
Mrs. Albert Massey and family
and Miss Colleen Miller spent
Monday shopping in Pendleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gilliam
moved to Condon during the week
end. Mr. Gilliam who has boon
employed by the forest service in
Heppner will work as farm plan
ner for the Soil Conservation Ser
vice with headquarters in Con
don. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hall re
turned the first of the week from
a honeymoon trip to California.
Beverly Clark departed for hor
home in Nampa, Idaho, Monday
after a fortnight's visit in Hepp
ner with Rita Dell and Carolyn
Johnson. Miss Clark also visited
with Miss Virginia Smith in lone
while visiting in Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson Holley
are the parents of a daughter
born Wednesday, July 15, at the
Riverside hospital in Pendleton.
Mrs. Henry Tetz is a patient at
St. Anthony's hospital in Pendle
ton, having been taken over the
last of the week.
Mrs. Frank Howell was over
from Top the first of the week
looking after business matters
and visiting relatives in Hepp
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller, REA
official of Washington, D., C, ar
rived in Heppner the first of the
week. The Millers came to Hepp
ner from Havre, Mont., where he
had been making an official
check of the rural electrification
project in that area.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ayers made
a business trip to Hermiston on
Monday. r
Peter Mansen of Newberg was
a business visitor in Heppner on
Tuesday. Mr. Mansen, a florist in
Newberg, is spending a few days
in eastern Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Evans had
as their guests the first of the
week Mr. and Mrs. Nick Fehmer
ling of Portland. Mrs. Evans and
Mrs. Fehmerling are sisters. They
also visited at the home of her
parents Mr. and Mrs. Ben Busch
Mrs. Fay Bucknum is assisting
in the Case Furniture store this
week during the absence of Mr.
and Mrs. Allen Case who are in
Seattle attending buyers' mar
ket. Mrs. Alma Morgan has return
ed to her position as clerk in
Humphreys Drug store after a
vacation trip to Naches, Wash.,
where she visited with her son,
Marvin, and his family.
Miss Catherine Peterson of Se
attle, former youth worker for the
Episcopal Missionary district of
eastern Oregon, was a guest at
the home of Mrs. Blanch Brown
the first of the week. Miss Pet
erson, who is spending a month
vacationing in Oregon, left Wed
nesday for Pendleton to visit
Week-end houseguests of Mrs.
Lucy Peterson were her brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
John Spittle, and Miss Diana
Ware of San Francisco.
Mrs. Ottis East returned Sat
urday from Portland where she
had been with her daughter, Mrs.
Ralph Sikes of Ashland who re
cently underwent a major oper
ation at the Good Samaritan hos
pital in Portland. Mr. East and
Mrs. Lester Cox motored to the
city after Mrs. East.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Chaffee have
returned from a vacation trip to
Spokane and other points of in
terest in Washington. During
their trip they visited at the
Grand Coulee dam.
Jim Warren of Condon spent
a few days in Heppner the first
of the week looking after busi
ness matters and visiting friends.
Mrs. Ethel Ziemantz has re
turned from Seattle where she
spent the past few weeks with
her daughter. Mrs. Ziemantz re
sides at the Chaffee apartments.
Mr. and Mrs Ed Bennett Mr.
and Mrs. Alva Jones and Mr. and
Mrs. D. A. Wilson have returned
from a week-end fishing trip to
Paulina lake. They report a good
catch and a very enjoyable trip
with weather conditions ideal.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo returned on
Saturday evening from San Fran
cisco whore he was called by the
death of his sister-in-law Mrs.
Percy MeMurdo. Before returning
homo, Dr. McMurdo visited in San
Mateo with his son and daughter-in-law,
Dr. and Mrs. Bernard
McMurdo and in San Jose with
his brother, Col. Charles McMur
do. Among shoppers from lone In
Heppner Tuesday wore Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Heliker, Mrs. Neil Do
herty and son Charles and Mrs.
Milton Morgan Jr.
Mrs. Millie Hammond of Idaho
and Thomas S. Howell of Hepp
ner wore married at the Chris
tian church in Moscow, Idaho, the
end of the wook. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Mr. Stlen
kle of the Christian church.
Alterations Will
Give New Look to
Thomson Building
Alterations now underway on
the Thomson building, when
completed will give it the "new
look." That's what the workmen
on the job say and they have al
ready removed about everytning
familiar to the building in pre
paration for adding the new
touch. f
During the past ween rapiafl
oroeress has been made in re7
moving partitions, and the entire
front of that section of the build
ing to be used for a super mar
ket. All that remains to be re
moved is the fancy work at the
top, and its hours are numbered.
The ceiling Is being lowered to
a level with the top of the old
windows and an entirely new
front will be put in.
An anti-kibitzer fence has been
constructed on the walk in front
of the market side of the build
ing, but even at that the work
is going along nicely and there
is promise that the alterations
will be completed on time.
lone Couple See
Real Hail Storm
On Eastern Trip
By Echo Palmateer
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Cotter ar-
rivedUiome Friday evening of last
week from a six weeks trip. They
spent most of the time with Mr.
Cotter's brother, A. M. Cotter, at
Austin, Minn. They also visited
visited Yelowstone park and saw
the Rushmore rock. They reported
a very enjoyable trip and exper
ienced some hot weather and
three hail storms which destroy
ed a large amount of wheat. One
hail storm at Rochester, Minn.,
was three feet deep and bull
dozers had to be used to clear the
July 23 Three Links club meet
ing at the Rebekah hall.
July 25 Baseball game on the
turfed field. Kinzua and lone.
July 31 Princess of the Rodeo
dance at the Grange halL
August 7 Pomona grange at
Willows Grange hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Crawford
Jr. of Portland spent the week
end with her mother, Mrs. Ida
Coleman. They brought Mrs.
Coleman's daughters, Sue and
Annbelle, who have been visiting
there, home with them.
Mrs. Leonard Stract who has
been visiting her mother, Mrs.
Echo Palmateer, left Sunday for
Portland where she will spend a
few days before leaving for her
home in San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. Alley Peck and
children of Crabtree were recent
visitors at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buschke,
of Morgan.
Joel Engelman accidentally in
jured his eye while working at
the Co-op in Lexington one day
last week. He spent a few days
in the hospital at Pendleton and
returned home Saturday. His eye
is much improved.
The Maranatha society met at
the home of Mrs. Echo Palmateer
Wednesday, July 14. They decid
ed to have tables made for the
dining room of the church. Re
freshments were served by the
Mrs. Berl Akers returned home
from The Dales hospital Satur
day. Louis Buschke of Morgan is a
patient in the veterans hospital
in Portland.
Walter Dobyns purchased the
George Carkhuff property which
was sold at public auction Sat
urday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmo McMillan
of Salem spent a few days last
week with her mother, Mrs. Mary
Harvesting is pretty well under
way in this community. Good
yields are reported.
The tax levy for the purpose of
building a teacherage was voted
down at a special election Friday
afternoon, July 16.
Mrs. William Lundy and
daughter Sharon of Pendleton
spent the week end at the home
of her brother, Robert DeSpain.
Jack Bailey reported that his
mother, Mrs. Walter Bailey, who
lives at The Dalles underwent an
appendectomy at The Dalles hos-
pital recently.
W. E. McCoy has resigned his
position as marshal and water su
perintendent and is working for
Arthur Stetani Sr.
The HEC of Willows grange
held their meeting at the home
of Mrs. Ernest Heliker Friday af
ternoon, July 16. Refreshments
were served after the meeting.
The Topic club members were
entertained at a picnic at Grant
Olden s Sunday. A potluck din
ner was served. The hostesses
were Mrs. Omar Rietmann, Mrs.
Gordon White and Mrs. C. W
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Weir of Ta
coma, Wash., are visiting at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. Noel
Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson and
son and Mrs. Doris Gollyhorn left
last week on a trip to Yellow
stone park.
Heppner Softball
Champs Take One
From Pendleton
Rodeo Field Crowd
Sees One of Best
Games of Season
By Jim Barratt
Six hit hurlings by Southpaw
Herb Schunk and a timely sixth
frame single by Outfielder Bill
Blake enabled the Heppner Amer
ican Legion nine to outscore the
highly-favored Pendleton Eagles
15 to 12 here Sunday in an ab
breviated Softball tilt. The
Round-Up City lads had previous
ly bested Heppner in their first
meeting at Pendleton by a 24 to
16 score.
The Legionnaires, top local
Softball aggregation, broke up a
two-all knot in the third inning
jumping on Eagle chucker Thur-
man for six runs. Pendleton took
advantage of a pair of Heppner
bungles in the fourth to chase
in three runs, adding three more
in the fifth to again throw the
game Into a deadlock.
Heppner went into its half of
the sixth frame one run behind
when, with two men on bases
and two out, Blake batted out a
sharp single over second which
scored infielders Van Horn and
Barger. The Legionnaires tallied
five more runs in the sixth while
holding Pendleton to three scores
in the seventh and final inning.
Spectators agreed the diamond
tussle was one of the best games
of the season, with each team
committing a minimum of errors
and giving more tight and ag
gressive performances than us
ual. It is expected a third game
will be scheduled in the future
as each team has one win over
the other to its credit.
Padberg, B., 2 5 2
Van Horn, ss 2 0
Barratt, J., 1 4 2
Barger, 3 3 1
Schunk, p ..3 2
Bennett, c 1
Blake, cf 4
Bothwell, rf 3
Padberg, A., If 3
Edmondson, If 1
29 10
Thurman, p .... 4 0
Denny, c 4 0
Weber, cf 3 1
Bender, 2 3 1
Clark, ss 3 0
Hunter, B., 1 3 2
Chisholm, If 3 0
Hunter, D., If 0 0
Hunter, K., rf 4 1
Sham, 3 2
2 2
6 12
Umpires: Tibbies, Davis
Keithley. Game time: 1 hr. 35
Heppner Smothers
Arlington, 20 to 3
Three circuit blows hv HeDD-
nerites Jimmie Boland, Ray Mas
sev and Red Grove nacpH thp
Townies' baseball club to a 20 to
S win over Arlington last Sunday,
in a fray shortened to seven in
nings by the host river town
Rav Massev wpnt thp routp fnr
the Townies and scattered the Ar
lington hits to the extent Hepp
ner was never in daneer Hits
were a dime-a-dozen by the win
ners with Harlan MeCurdy blast
ing out two doubles.
Second Dlaee runp in thp lpa.
gue ladder is the prize this Sun-
aay aiternoon with Condon fur-
nisning tne opposition against
the Townies here on the Rodeo
field. As the league now ctanria
Wasco is In the coveted first place
touowed closely by Condon and
then Heppner.
o .
A CroUD of civic ppntpr narlr
enthusiasts met at the Dark Fri-
day evening ostensibly to do
some worn on tne project, but
after partaking of a bountiful
picnic dinner thprp wa llttlp In.
clination to indulge in physical
Some discussion was held re.
gardine develonmpnt nf th
grounds and it was decided that
the things most needed to be
done can not be accomplished un
til after harvest, or along In Sep.
tember some time. In the mean
time, the park is available to
those wishing to use it for pic
Graveside services werp cm.
ducted by the Rev. Neville Blunt
at 11 o'clock a.m. Monday for
Vern Buschke. Infant sun of Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Buschke, The
child was dead when born Sun
day, July 18. Interment was In
the Heppner Masonic cemetery.
Vern is survived by the parents
and two brothers.
Mr and Mrs. Robert D. Run
nlon returned Tuesday evening
from their wedding trip and will
be here for a few days before
parting for Eugene where they
will establish their home. Mr.
and Mrs. Runnlon were tnnrrie
in St. Patrick's church July 10.