0 y. -3 0 N I! I 5 1 C ": I C A L SOCIETY r V B L I 0 AUDI T 0 J. 1 ' .: PORTLAND, o :! F . Heppner Gazette Times Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, Sept. 2, 1948 Volume 65, Number 24 Everything in Top Hands Here To Sign Up For Arena Events; Tucker Stock Hot To Vie With Them Staff Completed For Opening of School September 7 Cha nges Effected In Buildings; New School Buses Due Teacher positions have been filled and changes have been ef fected in the school plant to make for more efficient work Supt, Leonard Pate announced Wednesday evening In stating that everything is in readiness for the opening of school next Tuesday morning. The teaching staff now in cludes Mrs. Edna Turner, grade 1; Mrs. Beulah Ogletree, grade 2; Mrs. Margaret Cason, grades 1 and 2; Mrs. Velva Bechdolt, grade 3; Mrs. Pate, grade 4; Miss Marguerite Glavey, grade 5; Miss Virginia Bender, grades 4 and 5; Mrs Eleanor McCormick, grade 6; Mrs. Ethel Lynchholm, grade 7, and A. T. Jenkins, elementary principal. In the high school: Mrs. Marie Clary, mathematics, U. S. History and librarian; Miss Marylou George, home economics ml girls' physical education; Fran cis Cook, agriculture and general science, shop; Mrs. Aimee Kromm, commercial; Miss Marie Haas, English; Robert Collins, band; Vernon Bohles, socio-eco-nomics, geography, physical ed ucation; Leonard Pate, superin tendent, physics. Mrs. Claudine Drake Carver will be the secretary to the sup erintendent and also serve as clerk of the board of education. Other personnel includes Hu bert Wilson, maintenance engin eer; custodians of buildings, Mrs. Ora Wyland and Mrs. Jen nie Lewis; cooks, Mrs. Grace Hughes and Mrs. Effie Morgan Munkers. Due to consolidation of dis tricts, the board has ordered three new International buses. People living on upper Willow creek and "Balm Fork will be served by one bus, those on low er Khea creek and Eight Mile by another. The bus to serve lower Willow creek will not be deliver ed until later in the month and until that time students in that section will have to rely upon private transportation. The new boiler building was completed during the summer The old boiler has been removed from the main building and the nome economics room is to be enlarged by taking part of the space. The remaining portion will be used as a projection room. The building has been painted and cleaned,. Boys dressing rooms have been remodeled, new showers install ed, and new heating units are being put in the gymnasium. o Registration Of 35 Men Reported Thirty-five boys' have been re gistered at the local draft office since it opened Monday morn ing, reports Mrs. Grace Fields, registrar. No checkup on other offices of the county has been made so far, she said. Mrs. Fields keeps the office in the Heppner City hall open from 7 to 11:30 a. m. The time for Fri day and Saturday of this week will be from 7 to 9 a. m. She will keep the office open from 7 to 8 p. m. Friday evening if those wishing such accommodation will contact her. BISHOP BARTON COMING Members of the congregation have been advised by Bishop Lane W. Barton that he will visit Heppner Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12, to meet with the bishop's committee of All Saints church and to hold services on Sunday, Rev. Eric O, Rohathan of Pendleton was sched uled to hold the services at that time and will probably fill In at another date before the new vicar, Rev. Elvon Tull, arrives, October 15. Bishop Barton has been In London since the latter part of June attending the Lam beth conference and is en route home. He also attended the first World Council of Churches in ses sion at Amsterdam, Holland. START HOUSE ON HILL Work on a new residence for Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Dick was starled the first of the week. The site Is within the Barratt tract on the hillside east of the Van Horn residence. The foundation will be laid at this time and construction of the house proper may be delayed a few months, Some of the best hands in the rodeo business are on hand and signed up to participate in the 1948 Rodeo and with the Tucker stock to provide the motivating force, everything looks bright for a highly successful and competi tive exhibition. Registered and rarin' for the show to open are such well known riders and all round cow hands as Frank Mendes, Joe Ma rion, J. B. McMeans, Gene Ram bo, Jack Sherman, Jim Baine, Chuck Sheppard, Dan Poore, Barney Wilis and Cotton Rosser. Sonny Tureman is expected' to be on hand by show time, while numerous local and neighboring county iads have indicated a de sire to participate. From all accounts the Tucker horses and cattle are meaner than ever and it Is likely that reports to this effect have reach ed the boys who are working their way up td the big competi tion. Conquering these animals is a bid to the championship shows and a little practice here this week won't hurt their chan ces in their climb to the top of Rodeo showdom. The Rodeo arena is in excel lent condition. A sprinkling sys tem was installed about two weeks ago and since that time water has been played over the field until it is well soaked, but not muddy. Performers were busy Wednesday trying out the track and arena. At 1:30 p. m. today the an nouncer will call the first event the big wild west pageant will be off on its three-day run. Vis itors to the fair and rodeo win find their time well taken up from the hour of 8 a. m. until 5 p. m. or later. In the evening the Rodeo dances will provide en tertainment for those who enjoy that form of entertainment. Un fortunately, the carnival sched uled to appear here was unable to make it and the youngsters in particular will have to pro vide their own amusement. Random Thoughts.. ON BEING BURIED ALIVE That is not a pleasant pros pect or something calculated to lull one into peaceful sleep, but it all but happened at the Gaz ette Times office the past week or so. It was due to a series of circumstances over which there seemed to be no control. But we are all alive and hope to be much happier In the future. To begin with, things were dragging along In preparation for the fair and rodeo. Printing or ders were delayed because.thers had a multiplicity of duties and ' know what their work the fol could not prepare conv at an ' lowintr season wnulH he rf car,ipr da,e- There were premium ; books and different sets of blanks ior the talr and then it was dis- idoned but no man living can put covered that the souvenir pro-on the whole show himself and grams had to be gotten up and I those expected to assist should printed. All of this with about ! be assigned their tasks far en three weeks left until show time, ough ahead to have time not aooui tne time all of this broke i the printshop casting box wenl out of commission. A new ma chine was odered. It cam elast week and had to be installed. Then word came that an auto matic Job press ordered last No vember was enroute to Heppner. Preparations had to be made for receiving this Important piece of machinery. A concrete base was poured, new wiring installed and everything made ready for the erecter to put the various and sundry parts together. Howard Keithley and his crew of work men moved in on us last Thurs day night when we were strug gling to get the weekly edition off the press. The crew was here only a few hours but It made a lot of activity in one small office. In the meantime the printshop force went ahead'with the sou venir program and by Monday of this week the presswork was completed and the folding and other finishing work got under way. And then Monday evening the new press arrived at the front door aboard thp Braden truck. A window had been re moved by N. D. Bailev but that was only the beginning. After two or three hours of twisting, Proving and grunting the small but weighty machine rested up- on me concrete base. By Tuesday noon the window had . been re placed and it is expected that within the next two weeks the )ld shop will settle down to nor mal once more. One blessing In disguise was the arrival two weeks ago of Tom Allen, old time as well as mod ern printer and pressman, who has operated about every type of press used In the average pnn lery. His knowledge of handling machinery, even to unloading it from a truck proved of great ben efit in the ordeaf Monday eve ning. Following somewhat in the trail of the preceding paragraphs, especially relating to the tardi- Readiness For Closing Hours Of ' Business Houses Business houses of Hepp ner will close at noon each Fair and Rodeo and remain closed until after the Rodeo. Many Friends And Neighbors Witness Blake-Gilliam Vows In the presence of many friends and relatives gathered at All Saints Episcopal church Sunday afternoon, August 29, Helen Jo sephine Blake and Howard Ed ward Gilliam plighted their troth. Rev. Neville Blunt officiated, us ing the double ring ceremony. White gladioli and lighted tap ers graced the altar and added to the beauty of the scene. Attending the bride were Miss Lemerjane Carlson of Lebanon as maid of honor, and Joanne Blake, sister of the bride, as bride's maid. Miss Carlson wore an aqua taffeta formal with gloves to match and aqua-maline cap. Joanne wore a pink taffeta gown with long and pink maline cap. Each carried an old fash ioned nosegay. The bride approached the altar on the arm of her father. She was lovely in an ivory silk bro caded gown with finger length veil held in place by a tiara of seed pearls. She carried a white prayer book with white orchid and streamers. Mrs. Blunt played the wedding marches and accom panied Mrs. Lucy Peterson who sang Oh Perfect Love." Serving as groom's man was Harold Werth of Powell Butte. Ushers were Ben Dooley, Seaside, and Henry Somerer of Hermiston. Following the ceremony at the church the guests reassembled at the Blake ranch home for the reception. Assisting out there were Miss Betty Adams, Miss Merlyn Kirk and Mrs. Don Evans of Heppner, and Miss Marian Templeton, Enterprise, and Miss Ruth Ann Clough of Arlington. Miss Gwendolyn Jones of Port land finished cutting the wed ding cake after the bride and groom had followed the old tra dition of cutting the first piece. Donald Blake, young brother of the bride, took charge of the guest book, registering 125 names. The young couple left for a short honeymoon. They will ness in preparations for the fair and rodeo, this column would like to suggest that a meeting of fair and rodeo officials with business men and other interest ed parties be called early this fall and lay plans for the 1949 show. Specific duties should be placed in the hands of commit tees or individuals sn thev wnnlri course the idea of a paid exeeu- tive secretary is not being aban- only to plan their projects but to formulate a as well working program They Reign Over the Princess Lillian Princest Constance Tlio Rnvnl frt ,, - nt tum lOitQ H m. " "J" "":.un'Y ra,r a.na oaeo doesnt mT ;T.r " Business Houses Subscribe Over $250 In Cash and Merchandise for Parade Prizes. Over $250 in cash and merch andise prizes will be awarded various floats and participants in the Saturday parade, one of the highlighting events of the 1918 Morrow County Fair t,nj Rodeo at Heppner, parade offi cials pointed out early this week. Harlan McCurdy Sr will again handle the duties of parade di rector. A departure from the yearly parade routine will be followed Saturday with a special cash prize of $30 awarded the largest delegation of out-of-state resi dents now living in Morrow coun ty marching or riding as a group in the parde. Identifying posters naming, the state represented must be carried, so "come on you, Missounans, Pennsylvan ians, or what are you," there're prizes to be won! Parade time Saturday morning is 10 o'clock but participants should begin forming at 9 o' clock on Gale and Church stieet. The route of the parade will be the same as followed in past years, entering lower Main street from Church street and proceeding up through the city center and return. Cash prizes are as follows: Grand Sweepstakes, $25 Or ganization floats, 1st $25, 2nd $15, Briefs of Community.. Jack ParrLsh and his friond, Bill McFarland, of Condon have returned to the state from Alaska where they worked during the summer. The boys left Portland Tuesday for Klamath Falls where; iney are siuaems at the voca uonai scnooi. iney are members of the football squad and were .v.."' ..r,Ua,, u uau nu nine iu uiop uy anu visa nomE; folks. Buster Padberg returned Sat urday from Alaska where he worked during the summer. Jack Ployhar, Clarence Greenup and make their home at Corvallis where both will attend the col lege. The groom is a senior and will graduate next June. His col lege career was interrupted while he served in Uncle Sam's navy. Mrs. Gilliam was a member of the 1948 class at Oregon State and will take further work there this year. The bride is the second daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs Earl Blake and has grown to young womanhood in this area. Howard is the youngest son of Mr. and Mis. Earle Gilliam and has lived here all his life. The young couple are great favorites in the com munity and all wish them well. Out-of-town guests here for the wedding included Mrs. Mary E. Sones, Miss Gwendolyn Jones, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bollam, Mrs. Mary Hanna, Miss Helen Hanna. Norman Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Keithley Blake, Bette Belle and Jon Blake, all of Portland; Mr and Mrs. George Perry and Mrs. Frank Clapp, Pendleton; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gilliam. Condon: Mrs Annie Howells, Auburn, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. George E. Tucker, Benton City, Wash.; Mrs. A. B. Clough, Arlington; Miss Doris Blake, Enterprise, and Mrs Vic- tor J. Carlson. Lebanon. 1948 Fair and Rodeo Queen . . . n. w. nav. tne lira comely misses in a more or less informal settina and the elfect is Start of Big - 1 3rd $10. Business Floas, 1st $15. 2nd $10. Best comic, $15. Child's pet, $5. Donors of the cash prizes in clude Heppner Chamber of Com merce, $25; First National Bank, $25; Turner, Van Marter & Co., $20; Henry Aiken, $20; William Eucknum, $20; Rosewall Motor Co., $15; Harry O'Donnell, $10; Elkhorn Restaurant, $10; Cen tral Market, $5. Merchandise prizes are as fol lows: Best Dressed Cowboy, 1st 1 pas senger car tire ($20) Heppner Mo tors; 2nd Sportsman set $9.95), Saager's. Best Dressed Cowgirl, 1st 1 dress ($8.90) J. C. Penney Co.;i 2nd picture $6.75) Case Fruniture Co. Oldest Cowgirl, 1st whistling tea kettle ($4.50) Gilliam V Bis bee, and 1 case of corn ($5.00), Red & White Store; 2nd case of canned peas ($5.00) Heppner Market. Oldest Cowboy, 1st belt buck le ($11) Loyd's; 2nd Hardeman hat ($10), Wilson's. Youngest Best Dressed Cowgirl or Boy, tricycle ($15) Hodge Chev rolet Co. Largest family mounted in par ade, set fog lights ($14.40) Far ley Pontiac Co. Kenneth Schunk may remain in the north for another year and then come out to enter college. County Assessor W. O. Dix drove to Arlington Wednesday morning to meet their daughter, Mrs. Virginia Harding, who will visit a fow Have horo Mr niv ! left this morning for LaGrande to attend a aistrict meeting or as sessors. County Treasurer L. W. Briggs and daughter Opal visited Wes ton and Walla Walla last week, making the trip primarily to have new glasses fitted for Mr. Briggs. They visited his old 'home at Weston and called on friends at Milton en route to the Garden City. Mr.-and Mrs. Harry Tamblyn are leaving tonight on the Streamliner for Philadelphia 'where thev will visit their danoh. ter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jo seph Frank Jr. Mr. Tamblyn plans to be gone a month while Mrs. Tamblyn will remain for a long er visit. Joe Way, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Way of Lexington, radio maintenance technician with the civil aeronautics administration, departed the first of the week for Anchorage, Alaska. He is a graduate of Vanport college. Rev. and Mrs. Neville Blunt ' left Heppner Tuesday for their new home in Medford. They were church. guests Monday night of Dr. and An invitation has been extend Mrs. A. D. McMurdo. They drove jed to friends to attend the cere as far as Bend where they spent j mony and reception to follow. Tuesday night. I 6 Miss Marylou Ferguson was hostess to a group of friends at the Ferguson home Monday eve nlng. The occasion was a miscel laneous shower honoring Miss Jacqueline Tetz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tetz. Miss Tetz has chosen September 19 as the date for her marriage to Mr. Wil Ham Lobhart. nip -.ric"" Betty Princess Lorraine Princess Vesta look too "hossHied" In this picture, but sometimes a airl's best Douglas McKay To Appear in Parade Saturday Morning State Senator Douglas McKay of Salem, republican nominee for governor, will be in Heppner Sat urday and will ride a horse in the parade. This information was contained in a letter from Charles Bollinger who arranged the itinerary for Mr. McKay thru eastern Oregon. J. G. Barratt, chairman of the county fair board,, extended an invitation to the nominee to ride in the par ade and is making arrangements for a horse for him. Republican leaders of the county are making arrangements iu iiictri wiui mr. iucivay ai a luncheon Saturday at the Elk horn restaurant, at which time campaign plans will be discuss ed. The nominee and his party will attend the afternoon show at the fair and rodeo grounds. Flower Shop Sold By Mrs. Rodgers Sale of The Flower Shop by Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers was an nounced Wednesday evening. Mrs. Mary Stevens of John Day, county public health nurse for Grant county and a native of Heppner was the purchaser. Because Mrs. Stevens has an unfilled term to serve as county nurse, she has retained Mrs. Ted Pierson to operate the shop until she is able to come and take the management herself. Mrs. Pier son has been employed by Mrs. Rodgers the past few weeks. FORTHCOMING WEDDING OF MISS O'HARRA SET FOR SEPTEMBER 12 Mr. and Mrs. Newt O'Harra of Lexington announce the marri- age of their daughter, Mary Pat- ! ricia, to Mr. Roy Glen Darnielle I the afternoon of Sunday, Septem ber 12. The ceremony will be performed bv the Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien at the HeDDner Methodist Miss Betty Ball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Lewis Ball of lone, is working in the telephone of fice at-Arlington. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nelson and daughter Charleen of San Jose, Calif, are visiting at the home of his sister, Mrs. Johan Troed son, in lone. Fair and Livestock, Farm Products, Booth Exhibits Outnumber Management's Expectations At the rate exhibits were com ing in Wednesday, it was expect ed that all available space will be taken by the time the fair officially opens today, according to Nelson Anderson, fair board secretary. While only a few head of prize beef cattle were found in the stock pavilion shortly be fore noon Wednesday, space had been reserved and Anderson said there will be a fine showing of 4-H club and adult exhibitors' beef animals. The exhibit hall was a beehive of activity as home economics groups, teachers and individuals were hustling about getting de corations in place and preparing receive the exhibits which were scheduled to be all set by 9 a. m. today. 4-H ACTIVITIES STRESSED Since the 4-H club activities play an important part in the lair, special stress is being plac ed upon this division by the fair management. Each 4-H exhibit or has been briefed on entries and preparation of exhibits. The program on opening day is as follows: 8 a. m. All entries close. 9 a. m. 4-H agricultural con tests begin. 10 a. m. Livestock demonstra tions. 2 p. m. Showmanship con tests: l.Senior beef showman ship. 2. Junior beef showman ship. 3. Senior sheep showman ship. 4. Junior sheep showman ship. 3 p. m. Judging of livestock. 7 p. m All livestock to be sold at fat aucton to be off feed. 8 p. m.--H Style Revue at Heppner Civic Center pavilion. Friday. 8 a. m. Weigh all 4-H calves to be sold at auction. 9 am. Home economics con tests. 4 p. m. Parade of all live stock before grandstand. 7 p. m. 4-H fat auction sale' Saturday, 4 p. m. 4-H calf scramble in Rodeo arena. Fat Beef Auction Highlight of Fair Prospective buyers are remind ed that the 4-H fat auction sale will be held at 7 p. m. Friday. September 3 at the stock pavil ion on tne iair grounds. While .some local they are interested, it is hoped that there will be a good turnout and some lively bidding for the onenngs of the 4-H Beef club. Several out-of-county buyers will be on hand and both the beef club members and their advisers feel that the local buyers should make it a point to keep this ex cellent stuff at home, as far as possible. It is suggested that if individ uals feel they can not pay the prices it may be possible for several to go together and make the bids. The youngsters would rather sell their animals here, particularly those not exDeetinsr to show their stock at other fairs. Here's your chance to fill your locker with some of the best meat in anybody's country! MARIE HEALY'S WEDDING SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY Mr. and Mrs. John Healy an nounce the forthcoming marri age of their daughter. Marie Kathrine, to James Walter of Portland. The ceremony will be performed Sunday afternoon September 5 at St Patrini.-' tholic church in Heppner, Rev. rrancis McCormack officiating. There will be a reception for families of the contracting part ies and a few intimate friends. The young couple, both of whom have worked in Portland several years, will make their home in Los Angeles. Mrs. Tom Wells and her mo ther, Mrs. Maggie E. Shannon fn rnaay iorenoon on a long drive to the middle west and east, iney spent Sunday night with relatives in Kavsville I'wh j Mrs. Shannon expects to visit rel- "M-s ana mends in Missouri this winter. Mrs. Wells will go on to Elkhart. Ind., to join Mr. Wells who has been there a cou ple of months attending the c G Conn technical school for band instrument repairing. They will be in Elkhart most of this win ter. Judge Bert Johnson left this morning for Portland, taking his sister, Miss Olga Johnson, back o lortland to nretiare for srhrml Miss Johnson spent most of the summer at lone with her broth er. The judge announced that he was taking his vacation and that left Commissioners Nelll and Thompson to take care of the court business at Wednesday's session. Rev. Francis McCormack is en. Joying a vacation and is spend ing part of it in Idaho. He ex pects to return to his parish Saturday. Rodeo City To Abandon Time On Sept. 7 Mayor Says Return Made for Benefit Of School People Daylight saving time will go into the discard as of midnight September 6 and Heppner will return to standard time Tuesday morning. This was the order is sued by Mayor Conley Lanham Tuesday morning following a special meeting of the city coun cil Monday evening. The change is being made at this time to provide a common schedule for would be called upon to give, for school folk. The matter of switching back to standard time was not the reason for calling the council to gether Monday evening. Matters pertaining to extension of the water system to supply the hill section on the east side of town brought Ed Stockman, consult ing engineer here to discuss the situation with the city authori ties. Stockman told the council that to lay a 12-inch pipe line from the new reservoir to an operating level on the Barratt hill would cost approximately $30,000. He deemed this too expensive for the probable service the line would be caled upon to give, for a good many yeas at least, and offered the suggestion that the present eight-inch line serving the North Court district' could be made to answer the purpose by employing a booster pump. The council concurred in this opinion and any early develop ment of the hillside addition will be served in this manner. Man Suffers Hip Injury in Fracas Jack H. Malloy, painter of La Grande, suffered a fractured hip Tuesday night as the result of being hit and knocked to the floor in O'Donnell's cafe. Malloy was not engrossed in the melee but merely attempting to stop a bout between Russell O'Don nell and William Baumgardner. He was sitting on a stool at the lunch counter when he was struck a blow that unseated him and knocked him to the floor. He was examined by a local phy sician and an x-ray revealed he had suffered a fracture of the hip bone. An ambulance was called and he was taken to the hospital at Pendleton. Baumgardner and O'Donnell became embroiled when the for mer said something to Mrs. O' Donnell which her son resented. Maloy had previously tried to get Baumgardner to leave the cafe. Baumgardner and Malloy are members of a paint crew, Malloy being foreman of the outfit. Officer Gordon O'Grady lodged Baumgardner in jail on a charge of disorderly conduct. J. B. COOLEY DIES AT BROWNSVILLE HOME Funeral of J. B. Cooley. 37, for merly of Pendleton, was held Monday afternoon at Albany, re ports the East Oregonian. Cooley. member of a well known pioneer Oregon family, was born in Brownsville. He lived In Pendle ton for 25 years and was owner of the Smoke Shop. He left there eight years ago to return to Brownsville. Death came follow- ing a long period of illness. He leaves his widow, the for mer Ethel Sperry. to whom he was married 50 years ago, and a son. Bryson Cooley. Mrs. Cooley is a sister of the late Cora D. Crawford of Hepp ner and spent her girlhood here Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Turner went from Heppner to attend the funeral KATHLENE ROSE DALY TO BE MARRIED SATURDAY Mr. and Mrs. James Daly an nounce the nppro'iching mar riage of their daughter, Kathlene Rose, to John Koyajian of New buryport, Mass. The weddinv will be held at 10 ID a. m Sep. tember 4 at St. Mary's Catholic church in Pendleton A reception will follow at the Veterans Club n S. E. Emigrant. Their frlerwU have been extended an im-li.-i. Ion to be present. Miss Margaret Cillis drove to Portland Friday on the first leg of a vacation trip of two week. She was accompanied that fur by Mrs. Joe Hughes and Marv Olive Hughes, the lutter return ing to school at Salem.