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Heppner Gazette Times
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, August 26, 1948
Volume 65, Number 23
Registration For
Armed Services To
Open August 30
Offi ces Set Up In
Three Towns to Aid
Young Registrants
President Truman has pro
claimed the Initial Registration
In the States, Alaska, Hawaii and
the District of Columbia for the
period August 30-September 18,
1948, both dates inclusive. The
persons to be registered and the
dates fixed for them to present
themselves are as follows:
August 30 Men born in 1922,
after August 20, 1922; August 31
Soptember 1 men born in 1923;
September 2-3 men born in 1924;
September 4-7 men born in 192'5;
September 8-9 men born In 1926;
September 10-11 men born in
1927; September 13-14 men born
In 1928; September 15-16 men
born in 1929; September 1718
men born in 1930, prior to Sep
tember 19, 1930.
"And thereafter in the 'Contin
uing Registration' as men become
18 years of age, within five days
of the 18th anniversary of the
day of their birth," the proclama
tion continues.
Arrangements have been made
in Morrow county to care for the
registrations. Mrs. Grace Fields,
who had charge of the draft
board office during the war, has
volunteered to handle the regis
trations at Heppner and will be
on duty at the Heppner city hall
between the hours of 7 a.m. and
11:30 a.m. during the period list
ed above. A. C. Houghton at Ir
rigon and F. C. Russell at Board
man will be in charge of the reg
istrations in the northern part of
the county.
Since this service Is on a vol
untary basis the registrars will
appreciate cooperation of the reg
istrants, particularly In the case
of Mrs. Fields who has regular
work in the afternoon.
Random Thoughts..
Do you want a Job for which
the remuneration is the satisfac
tion of having done the best you
could in behalf of your fellow
man? If so, the Heppner chamber
of commerce would like to have
your name.
At Monday's luncheon meeting
It developed that three county
directorships for statewide and
national fund raising agencies
are or will be open the end of the
year. First, there is the commun
ity chest, a state. agency. Blaine
E. Isom headed this movement
for three years, automatically re
tiring when he moved out of the
county early this year. He com
pleted his campaign for 1948 and
asked to have a new director ap
pointed. Now comes Francis Nlckerson
with the information that he is
moving to Chicago and with
great reluctance will have to sur
render the chairmanship of the
March of Dimes organization in
the county. "Nick" has conduct
ed the campaign through two
successful seasons and has the
work set up in such a mannef
that a new director will have
practically nothing to do Just
the same things he has had to do
(and we hope he will not come
in and tell the writer what a high
regard he has for editorial truth).
Last, but not least, there is
the matter of the American Red
Cross chairmanship. Jack O'Con
nor says he posolutely and abso
tlvely will not carry on any long
er than the end of his term. Like
"Nick" he is reluctant to retire
but feels that some other worthy
soul should be accorded the hon
or for a year or two or long en
ough to have his or her name
recorded in the Red Cross hall of
Now, there you are. Three high
ly honorable tasks, awaiting
three honorable takers.
Laying aside any tendency to
be facetious, this is a serious
matter and calls for serious con
sideration. The three men men
tioned herein have done good
Jobs with these more or less
thankless tasks and have not on
ly the thanks of organizations
they served but the people of the
county as well.
While rambling down the
column It occurs that there might
be a solution to this and other
problems confronting the com
munity wherein volunteer leader
ship and assistance are depended
upon. Considerable sums of mon
ey are raised during the year and
much valuable time of certain of
our citizens is required in hand
ling these financial campaigns
and other activities. Take the
fair and rodeo, and the secretary
ship of the chamber of commerce
all non-paying activities that
take a heavy toll in time and pa
tience of those who carry on the
work Why not merge all of these
jobs Into one, with each contrtb
utlng a proportionate share in
making up a sufficient fund to
warrant a year-round Job for a
competent person.
C. R. McAllister is spending a
few days in Portland, having left
for the city sunaay.
Due to several conflicting
engagements and disagree
able weather this week mak
ing practice impractical, the
swim class program schedul
ed for Sunday afternoon, Au
gust 29 has been postponed.
Announcement wil be made
later regarding the date.
Friends Gather To
Honor Vicar And
Mrs. Neville Blunt
There was a large ingathering
of church membership and
friends, Including several min
isters of the Eastern Oregon dis
trict at the parish house of All
Saints Episcopal church Tuesday
evening honoring the retiring vi
car, Rev. Neville Blunt and Mrs.
Blunt. There was a potluck din
ner at 6:30, after which there was
a short program of talks by Rev.
Clarence Kopp of St. Peter's
church, La Grande; Rev. E. O.
Robathan, Church of the Redeem
er, Pendleton, and Francis Nick
erson of Heppner, and two vocal
solos by Mrs. Ture Peterson, ac
companied by Mrs. Blunt.
Special guests besides Mr. Kopp
and Mr. Robathan, were Mrs.
Kopp, Mrs. Robathan and son Da
vid; Rev. Arthur Beckwith, Mrs.
Beckwith and Mrs. Louise Plant
of St. Andrews church, Burns;
Rev. Harold E. Parrott and sons
Edgar and John, St. Stephen's,
Baker; Rev. C. L. Callahan, St.
Matthew's, Ontario; Miss Sophia
Robertson, Pendleton, and Miss
Hazel Morrison, chairman of iso
lated and rural work in the dis
trict, Klamath Falls.
Mrs. R. B .Rice paid a tribute
to Mr. and Mrs. Blunt and then
presented Mrs. Blunt with a go
ing away gift.
The Blunts are leaving the first
of the week for Medford to make
their home.
Mrs. V. R. Runnion
Succumbs to Long
Illness Sunday
Following an illness of several
years, death came to the relief of
Mrs. V. R. Runnion about 9:30
Sunday evening at the family
residence in southeast Heppner.
She had hovered near the border
for several weeks and after a mo
ment of wakefulness Sunday
morning slept peacefully on to
the end.
Services were held at 2 o'clock
p.m. in the Masonic hall under
the auspices of Ruth chapter No.
32, Order of the Eastern Star, with
the Rev. Neville Blunt reading
the scriptures and the prayers
from the Episcopal prayer book.
Hymns were sung by Mrs. Fred
Hoskins Jr. and Charles Barlow,
accompanied by Mrs C, C. Car
michael, lodge organistThe hall
was tastefully decorated with the
floral tributes of sorrowing
friends who had throughout her
long illness sought to aid and
comfort her.
Pallbearers were George Sny
der, Robert Grabill, Edward Ac
ton, E. C. Dougherty, Dale Brown
and J. G. Barratt.
The graveside service of the
Rebekahs was given by the offi
cers of Sans Souci Rebekah lodge.
Susie May Freel was born April
22, 1899 at Crawford, Neb. She
was married to V. R. Runnion at
Lewiston, Idaho, on December
20, 1933. They moved to Oregon
in 1936, locating at Heppner
which Was her home to the time
of death.
Besides her husband she is sur
vived by two children of previous
marriage, Harold C. Hovet of Port
land and Mrs. Ruth Gosney of
Hood River, and two children of
Mr. Runnion, Robert Runnion Jr.
of Heppner and Mrs. Geraldlne
Dl Simone of Pittsburg, Pa.; five
isters, Mrs. Nora McGlemre, Van
couver, Wash.; Mrs. Violet Hal-
derman, Douglas, Wyo.; Mrs.
Henry Northness, Kalama, Wn.;
Mrs. Aleck Northness, Moril,
Neb., and Mrs. James Clapham,
Edgemont, S. D.; two brothers,
Earl and Roy Freel, both in Mon
tana, and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Runnion was a member of
the Order of Eastern Star, the Re
bekahs and the Degree of Honor.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grass! of
Walla Walla and her sister, Mrs.
Cecil Thome of Morgan, made a
trip to Portland, Seattle and
Grand Coulee last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bryson went
to Kennewlck, Wash., Sunday
and took their niece Julia Roun
dy back home.
Mrs. Gordon White and son
Charles are visiting in Forest
'John Garvcy, son-in-law of Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Bergevln, is ex
pected from Rhode Island this
week. Mrs. Garvey spent the
summer here.
Rev. Thomas Applebec of Con
don conducted services at the
Cooperative church Sunday morn
ing. Mrs. Ida Coleman and daugh
ters Sue and Annbelle, Mrs. Delia
Corson and Mrs. Echo Palmatecr
and daughter Laurel were Pen
dleton visitors Tuesday,
Water Pageant To
Feature Close of
Swimming Lessons
Plans have been completed for
the annual water pageant mark
ing the close of the 948 swimming
season at the Heppner municipal
tank. Weather permitting, the
program will be run through be
ginning at 2 o'clock p m.,Sunday,
August 29, according to Miss
Jackie Tetz, tank manager and
swimming instructor. The pa
geant is under the auspices of
the American Red Cross society,
sponsor of the summer swimming
The program will open with
ceremonies in which all will par
ticipate, followed by a novelty
race for eight girls aged six to
nine years; a race for seven boys
aged six to nine years; a race
for four boys aged 10 to 12 years,
and a race for four girls aged
10 to 12 years.
Prizes for the above races will
be donated by Orville Smith of
the Heppner Lumber company,
and local merchants, and are be
ing collected by the Jay-C-ettes.
Other numbers on the program
are a rope race by the life saving
class; a water ballet featuring
Rita Dell Johnson, Corabelle Nut
ting and Jackie Tetz, instructor;
life saving demonstration by the
class; diving demonstrations, and
water formations by all students.
The program will close with
awards and finale.
Jack O'Connor, county Red
Cross director, will act as official
The demonstrations will be
free to the public and those in
charge will be highly gratified to
see the area around the tank
filled with spectators.
Conservation Field
Day To Be Held In
Umatilla County
Morrow county farmers who
have been asking the question.
"What will I do with all the straw
I have this year," will have an
opportunity to see some of the
different methods of handling
straw on Tuesday, August 31. The
demonstration will be held in
Umatilla county on the Harold
Barnett ranch 2 miles south and
34 miles west of Adams. The
time is 10 a.m., daylight saving
Those interested will have an
opportunity to see different types
and makes of farm machinery
available for conservation farm
ing. This field has 5 to 6000
pounds of straw per acre on it
and the slope varies from 5 to 12
or 14 percent. Equipment will in
clude various types of stubble
beaters, choppers, chisels, and
discs and other implements adap
ted to fall cultivation.
The demonstration will be con
ducted under the cooperation of
the extension service, the Soil
Conservation service, the Indian
service, equipment dealers, and
Mr. Barnett.
John D. Runyan, minister,
phone 2615.
Bible school 9:45 a.m.; C. W.
Barlow, superintendent adult de
partment; Zeverly Yocom, super
intendent Junior department.
Morning worship, 11 a.m., ser
mon subject, "There Shall Be a
Evening services, 8 p.m., ser
mon subject, "A Rich Man Up a
Choir rehearsal Thursday eve
ning, 7. -Bible
study Thursday evening,
Everybody ought to have a
church home. You have a house
to live In, a garage fo your car,
you have a postoffice address for
yourself. I ask you, "Does God
know where to find you?" Let's
go to church together.
Holy communion, 8 a.m.
Holy communion, 11 a.m.
Geo. H Hatch, minister; Don
Campbell, superintendent.
Bible school meets each Sun
day morning at 10 o'clock. Wor
ship services at 11 o'clock. This
Sunday the pastor will speak of
"Expanding Horizons." At the 8
o'clock evening service we will
feature a singspiration and the
pastor will talk about "How to
Manage Trifles." The public is
cordially invited.
Schedule of services:
Mass In Heppner on the 1st
and 3rd Sundflys at 9 a.m.; 10:30
Mass In lone on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at 10:30 a.m.; 2nd
and 4th at 9 a.m.
Mass on the fifth Sunday one
mass only in Heppner at 9 a.m
on tho 2nd and 4th.
Holy days of obligation: Mass
In Heppner at 7:30 a.m.; mass
First Fridays of the month:
In lone at 9 a.m.
Mass in Heppner at 7:30.
Queen Betty
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The queen of the 1948 Mor
row County Fair or-d P.orfeo will
be the honoree at Sutu.day
night's dance in what is the
grand finale to the pre-Itideo
season. Queen Betty, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William Sme
thurst of Lexington, is no nov
ice at these affairs for she has
served in the capacity of prin
cess and knows what it is to
Briefs of Community . .
More Markets For
Northwest Wheat
Commission's Aim
Expanded markets and new
uses for Northwest wheat will be
the aim of a project outlined in
Pendleton by representatives of
Washington, Idaho arid Oregon
experiment stations, the U. S. de
partment of agriculture and the
Oregon Wheat commission.
The project, which is expected
to start about Sept. 1, will gather
complete official information
about where Northwest wheat
and flour goes.
The men who planned the pro
ject hope this information will
indicate ways of expanding these
Mr. and Mrs. John Roscoo f.om
Aden, Calif., are visiting this
week at the home of Mrs. Ros
coe's mother, Mrs Ethel Adams.
They were accompanied to Hepp
ner by Nancy Adams who had
spent the past few weeks in their
home. The Roscoes are not re
turning to Aden and will proba
bly locate in Idaho.
The Oregon Wheat commission,
which was established by the
1917 legislature, needs this infor
mation so it can develop new
and expanded markets and uses
for Northwest wheat, according
to Administrator E J. Bell.
He says that unless more mar
kets for wheat are found North
west wheat growers of this l:c.:
face a return to the days of huge
surpluses and low prices.
Development of new and ex
panded markets is one of the pri
mary aims of the wheat commis
sion. Bell termed it of- "para
mount importance."
The project, to be financed in
part by Hope-Flannagan Re
search and Marketing act funds,
is expected to supply information
that can be useu as a basis for I
future plans to increase the de-
mand for Northwest wheat,
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statricu '. ndJKy wasTgulor a we k of
wu i ,?B i I , s,a"f c,n' ' her son Oscar and family. This
wil supcn.se the project. The h w , , ,
M hnH i fcfom"llt'd'w 11 be Pu,b- to Oregon and she w as keenly in
ihhed as official statistics ot the toros(ed , h gh
,n ii H ui ii h 1 ;i i I -ih 'i ,i
who can use them for the benefit
of the Northwest wheat Industry.
The project will be financed tne
first year with $6,000 put up hy
the Research and Marketing Ad
ministration, $500 by the Oregon
ContirMed on page 6
Committee Outlines Prizes To Be
Awarded for Best Showing In Parade
Wild west shows with their ac
companying parades were not in
vogue In Shakespeare's time or
he might have been led to de
clare that "the parade's the
thing." So Important to the an
nual rodeos and fairs is the par
ade that to attempt to present
the shows without that feature
would be like trying to put mi a
play hy omitting one of the acts
As in past years about this
time, the committee in charge oi
the parade prizes has been func
tioning the past day or two and
the personnel. J. O. Turner and
D. A. Wilson, have come up with
the following schedule of prizes
for which business houses of the
community will be solicited.
Three prizes, first, second and
third, will be awarded in the float
division. There is no classifica
tion in this division.
First and second prizes will be
be the honored guest. Cowgirl
and it might be said, cow
boyregalia fits in naturally
as her attire for she has rid
den and worked with horses
since a very little girl and is
today her dad's right-band
"man" in looking after stock,
as well as wrangling a bulk
truck during harvest She has
other accomplishments but pre
fers the life of a rancher.
1t V D CiVififfaf tc at tViO
C.'L Lieuallen home in Pendle
ton where she is recovering from
the effects of a fall suffered in
the mountains while she and her
husband were at Granite with
the sheep. The Schaffers had
been huckleberrying when she
fell and broke her leg.
Mrs Merle Miller and daugh
ters Carol and Merlene went to
Portland Saturday to spend a
few days visiting before school
Dorothy, Vesta and Gene Cuts
forth, accompanied by their mo
ther, Mrs. Alta Kenny, drove to
IJortland Sunday night to be in
the city a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thomp
son and family departed Tuesday
for Portland and points along the
coat. They will go to Vancou
ver, B. C, before returning home.
They expect to enjoy a vacation
of ten days or two weeks.
Mrs. Lucy Rodgers is enjoying
house guests this week. Her
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Victor Bu
chanan, accompanied by her mo
ther, Mrs. M Smith, is here from
her home in Fresno, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grabill
and son Bobby visited in Seattle
for a few days last week and
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don
Fleck, former Heppner residents.
After a couple of days at home
they went to Portland for the
week end with Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Stefani Sr. of lone. While in Port
land thev attended the wedding
of Mr. Stefani's niece Saturday
morning. Monday morning they29 at Mayvjlle. He lived in
U'firo hack at tVioif ciistimarv ... ...
were back at their customary
tasks at the Braden Tractor &
Equipment company.
Mrs. Hilma Anderson is in Pen
dleton this week with her daugh
ter, Mrs. James J. Farley and
granddaughter, Tricia Marie.
Mrs. William Cunningham is
in St. Anthony's hospital in Pen
dleton where she underwent a
major surgery Monday.
Miss Marjorie Sims is a guest
at the home of her aunt and un
cle, Dr. and Mrs. A. D. McMurdo.
Miss Sims will be a member of
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t.D n,. n.. t 1.
"ave enjoyed staying long
or hut dreaded the long train ride
alone. With Mrs. George were
l another son, Ernest, and his two
I daughters, Ailene and Mrs. How
ard Chiles, Mr. Chiles and their
I daughter Carolyn, all of Hamil-
ton, Ohio. They left for their
homes yesterday.
awarded for the best dressed
cowboy, the best dressed cowgirl,
the oldest cowboy, the oldest cow
girl, the best comic get-up and
the host child exhibit. All must
ho in the parade.
Three impartial Judges will he
selected to name the winners.
According to the county fair
and rodeo program, the parade Is
scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Sat
urday, September 4. Those ex
pecting to participate should con.
tact Harlan MeCurdy Sr. as early
as September 2 to get division as
signments. Little intimation has been giv
en relative to floats, althoug.i it
is known that several Heppner
civic groups are planning to have
entries. With harvest later than
usual the granges have been
somewhat handicapped in get
ting together for making plans.
mere is still time to formulate
plans and carry them into reality
List Rooms Today
There will be many visitors
at the Morrow County Fair and
Rodeo who will be unable to
obtain rooms unless the home
owners consent to take them in.
Frank Turner has charge of
room solicitation and asks that
those having spare rooms list
them with him at once that he
may be able to place the visit
ors as they arrive.
It must be remembered that
the hotel cannot turn over is
rooms entirely to fair and ro
deo visitors and it is up to
home owners to suply as mafTy
as possible.
School Scheduled
To Open Tuesday,
September 7th
Everything is in readiness for
the opening of school, the date
of which has been set for Tues
day, September 7, according to
Leonard Pate, superintendent. Mr.
Pate urges that high school stu
dents register some time during
the next week so that classes
may get down to work.
Selection of teachers for the
coming term has not been an
easy task and the board of direc
tors and superintendent have
closed the ranks more than once
only to have someone withdraw.
That trouble seems to have been
met and now the greatest worry
confrontng the officials is to get
some of the new teachers housed.
Two apartments are needed and
some wish rooms in private
"It is imperative that places be
found for the teachers," Supt.
Pate said Wednesday evening.
'The situation is serious and we
are depending upon the coopera
tion of home owners in remedy
ing the situation. I hope that
people with spare rooms will list
them at the superintendent's of
fice immediately as we must
have housing for these people as
soon as they arrive."
Renovation and improvement
work have been carried on thru
out the summer and the school
plant is in good condition to start
the year's work. The new heating
plant has been enclosed, thus in
suring more efficiency from that
source. Redecorating of rooms
and some rearranging of space
on the ground floor are further
accomplishments towards secur
ing more efficiency in carrying
on the school work.
David D. McDowell
Buried Here Sunday
Services were held at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday at the Phelps Funeral
Home chapel for David Delbert
McDowell, 63, whose death occur
red Thursday, August 18, at Pen
dleton. John Runyan, pastor of
the Heppner Church of Christ, of
ficiated and Mrs. T. E. Peterson
sang hymns accompanied by Mrs.
C. C. Dunham at the piano. Inter
ment was in the Heppner Masonic
TUr TViroll irae Virr, Tn,i
Gilliam county all of his life. He
was married to Lilly May Ken
nedy of Condon on March 13, 1907
and to this union were born four
children. Mrs. McDowell and
three children preceded him in
Survivors include his daugh
ter, Mrs. Clarence Warren of
Heppner. and two sisters, Mrs.
Cassie Thompson of Pendleton
and Mrs Kathv Nelson of Dufur.
County Agent News . .
Fair time is drawing near! Pre
mium lists have been sent out to
everyone in the county that we
have on the mailing list. If you
did not get a premium list they
are available at this office.
County fairs are held for the
purpose of advancing agriculture.
Your exhibits will help to make
the fair a good one, and at the
same time you will be advancing
Morrow county's agriculture.
Whether you exhibit or not don't
forget to attisid the Morrow Coun
ty Fair and Rodeo, September 2.
3 and 4.
O. W. Cutsforth, Lexington, is
the first farmer this year to dis
pose of a large quantity of crest
ed wheat grass seed harvested
on his ranch. Mr. Cutsforth re
cently delivered two truck loads
of crested wheat to the Watts
Seed company at Parma, Idaho.
Several other farmers, among
them Kenneth Smouse of lone
and Randall Martin. Lexington,
had their seed cleaned the past
week ready for sale. Those farm
ers had their seed cleaned by Pa
cific Supply Coop., at Redmond.
Yields reported throughout the
countv arc fairly good. Sonic of
the fields were yielding 250
pounds of clean seed per acre un
til the recent wind storms which
shattered much of it out.
The county agent will attend
Umatilla Countv fair this week
end at which time he will be
Judge of the farm produce, crops
miscellaneous 411 and booth ex
hibits at this fair.
Average per capita Federal
debt Is estimated at SITS I. The
average per capita State debt is
Fair and Rodeo Plans
Taking Shape Rapidly
Construction Of
Rural Electric Line
Started This A. M.
A brand new truck with a hole
digger arrived here Thursday and
rural areas of Morrow, Gilliam
and Wheeler counties got under
way this morning, announces A.
A. Scouten, manager of the Col
umbia Basin Electric cooperative.
The first crew started at the Gla-
vey ranch on upper Rhea creek
and will work down the creek
to Ruggs.
A brand new truck with a hole
digger arrived here ednesday and
will be put into operation on the
line Friday morning, Scouten
said. Between 40 and 50 poles are
being delivered daily and the
work of erecting them and string
ing the wires will be pushed as
fast as labor and equipment will
Billy Cochell Hired
As Band Director
In Ashland Schools
Billy Cochell, director of the
Heppner school band the past two
years, has been hired as band
instructor and director of the Ash
land schools. This includes sen
ior and junior high schools and
two grade schools. The Cochells
are busy peaking up to move to
the Lithia City this week end.
Billy has been employed at the
Heppner Lumber company plant
the past few weeks and had about
made up his mind to be a lum
berman for a year at least and it
took a good bit of debating and
pondering to reach a decision to
accept. His former superintend
ent, George Corwin, helped him
make up his mind by pointing
out the advantages Ashland of
fers not only from good school
band set-up but the opportunity
to lead the city's municipal band
during the summer season. Then
there is the opportunity to do
special work at Southern Oregon
college. These things helped
make it clear to him that he
should accept and he wired his
decision Wednesday morning.
The best wishes of the com
munity go with the Cochells to
their new home.
Francis Nickerson
Takes Position in
Chicago Business
Francis Nickerson returned ov
er the week end from Chicago
where he spent a week looking
into a position offered by his
father-in-law, A. O. Bauman, who
is an economist and business an.
alyst. Nickerson has accepted
and is now in the throes" of dis
posing of his residence property
and making preparations to
move his family to the "Windy
While in the big city, "Nick"
purchased residence property in
Wilmette, Chicago suburb, secur
ing a favorable location with re
lation to school, church and shop
ping district.
Since returning to his home
town following the war, Nicker
son has been active in the civic
life of the community. He is a
member of the Heppner city
council and was the spark plug
in putting through the city-county
property trade, a matter that
created no small amount of con
troversy at the time but which
was later accepted as a move in
the right direction. He was also
a leader in the Junior chamber
of commerce and has for the past
two years headed the March of
Dimes campaign in the county
With his energy and ability it
is safe to predict that he will
make a place for himself in his
new endeavor and the Gazette
Times joins in wishing him sue
cess and happiness.
The meeting scheduled by the
O. E. S. social club for Septem
ber 4 has been postponed until
M'ptember 11, according to the
committee in charge. The meet
ing will be held in the Masonic
Miss Betty Adams entertainei
a large group of friends Morula;
evening in honor of Miss Helei
Blake, bride-elect The evenim
was pleasantly spent in the pla;
room in the basement of the Ad
a ms home. The honored gues
was presented with a wide va
ot v ot guts, ice cream, cake
coffee were served at the con
sum of the evening. Miss Blak
marriage to Howard Gilliam w
be an event of Sunday afternoon
at All Samis Episcopal church
Mrs. Bruna Edwards and chil
dren of Prossor, Wash., are visit
ing at the John Runyan home
this week. Mrs. Edwards and
Mrs. Runyan are sisters. Other
guests Tuesday were Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Pearson, also of Pros-ser.
Buildings and grounds are
rapidly taking shape for the 19-18
Morrow County Fair and Rodeo
in Heppner September 2-3-4 and
present indications are that the
public will find everything ship
shape next Thursday morning as
the annual show opens. This will
have been accomplished in the
face of erecting new buildings
and altering and renovating other
structures, announces Nelson An
derson, fair board secretary.
With the buildings and booths
in readiness to receive exhibits,
the only worry facing the fair
board is getting them filled up,
and this appeasr to be unneces
sary worry in view of the fact
that commercial exhibit booths
are more in demand. Individual
exhibitors have been a little slow
in placing requests for space due.
largely to the harvest season, and
this is expected to improve with
in the next few days. The man
agement is stressing the commer
cial, individual and farm organ
ization booths, including the
youth groups such as the 4-H
club, Future Farmers of America
and the Juvenile Grange.
Mrs. Ralph Thompson, superin
tendent of the home economics
division, suggests and urges that
prospective exhibitors study the
premium list and inform them
selves about the various classifi
cationshow many of each pro
duct to bring in, how they are
grouped, and other details.
A new feature this year is the
school exhibits division, under
supervision of Mrs. Douglas Ogle-
tree. This will include exhibits
of work done in the schools dur
ing the past year of such items
as arts, crafts, English and typ
Workmen have completed what
may be termed as a catwalk over
the alley in the new stock pavil
ion. It is seven feet above the
floor, is three feet wi le and ex
tends the length of the building.
It is for the purpose of storing
halters and other gear and could
even serve as a sleeping space
for stock tenders.
Victor Johnson, Umatilla coun
ty agricultural agent, will again
judge the livestock and crop ex
hibits. Mrs. Thalia Jeweil, home
demonstration agent in Union
county, has been retained to
judge the home economics exhi
At the rodeo grounds a crew
has been busy clearing weeds
from the arena and preparing the
track for the race program that
will be interspersed with the ro
deo events. Repairs have been
made to barns and grandstand
and everything will be in readi
ness to receive and care for the
Tucker stock and other animals
taking part in the show.
Harry French Dies
At Forest Grove
A card received by Mr and Mrs.
A. V. Wright last Saturday from
Mrs. Ada Nelson fold of the death
Thursday night of her father, W.
H. "Harry" French at a Forest
Grove hospital. Services were held
at 2 o'clock p.m. Saturday at the
Forest Grove mortuary, with in
terment in the cemetery there be
side the grave of his wife who
preceded him in death a number
of years ago.
Mr. French's passing marks the
last of a large family. He was
the youngest of 14 children and
was 84 years, six months and 13
days of age. He was a resident
of Morrow county for many years,
leaving here during the recent
ivar and making his home on the
coast for awhile, later taking res
idence with his daughter. Mrs.
Nelson, at Forest Grove. During
his residence in this county he
owned a large ranch in the Blue
mountains where he developed a
fine herd of cattle. Advancing
years forced him to dispose of
his ranch and cattle and retire to
a lower altitude. The Kinzua Pine
Mills company bought the ranch,
as it was within their timber
holdings, and later leased the
place to John Wightman, but it is
still referred to as the "French
On their first trip to the west
ern part of the United States
since coming to America in No
vember KMti. Mrs. Albert Hepp
ner and son Max of Cleveland.
Ohio, have been guests at the H.
A. l ohn home this week.
The name Heppner is not co
incidental, for Mrs Heppner's late
husband was a grand nephew of
Henry Heppner, founder of the
town to w hich he gave his name.
A representative of this news
paper was favored with an inter
view with the visitors and
due to shortage of time an I
space comment must be deferred
to a later issue. She is librarian
in the museum of art in ( love
land. Queen Betty Smethurst and
(three of her priiu-es-,i-s, (niinu
.Ruggles, Lorraine Swaggart and
I Lillian Hubbard, were gm-xls of
the Soroptimist club of Heppner
at the luncheon meeting today
(Thursday). Princesses Vent a
j Cutsforth and the chaperon of
the royal court. Mrs. H. B. Kergu
,son, were absent as they were
out of town.