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Heppner gazette Times
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, September 23, 1948
Volume 65, Number 27
City Preparing To
Build New South
Court St. Bridge
Timber Products
Co. of Portland
Takes $7,000 Job
At the semi monthly meeting
Monday evening the city council
took steps to replace the South
Court street bridge over Willow
creek. The old structure has been
out of use since early summer,
causing considerable inconven
ience to people living in that
section of town.
It was revealed that the city
has contracted with the Timber
Structures company of Portland
for a new span. Engineer C. E.
Stockman has made up the exact
dimensions to forward to the
Portland factory, which builds
bridges and other structures from
specially treated wood. The new
span will be 50 feet in length, of
pleasing design and will cost
between $5,000 and $6,000 in
stalled. Mayor Conley Lanham reports
that the city has entered Into an
agreement with the highway
commission to have the local
maintenance crew and equipment
do the street patching. Work will
start this week if the weather is
favorable The water ditch lines
which have been more or less of
a nuisance since the new pipe
was laid a year ago have been
cleaned out in preparation for
recovering, The block on Kay
street also will be smoothed down
and patched. The current im
provement Is designed to put the
streets In a condition that the
city's patching equipment will
suffice in the future.
Another piece of work decided
upon was the matter of laying
larger drain pipes along Gilmore
street to carry off excess moisture
in heavy weather.
The council granted several
building permits, mostly for pri
vate garage construction.
McMillan Home At
Lexington Scene
Of Surprise Party
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McMillan
had as their guests last Wednes
day night the high school and
Miss Joy Gerharz and Mr. and
Mrs. Cecil Jones and family and
Mrs. Freda Majeske. The event
was Jo McMillan's birthday and
the parly was a surprise. The
evening was spent singing and
dancing, and Miss Gerharz enter
tained with her violin, playing
several lovely numbers, ana re
quests by the youngsters. After
the entertainment, refreshments
of cake, Ice cream, punch and
coffee were served.
Walt Wallis who underwent a
major operation In a Pendleton
hospital is able to be up and
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wallace
and family visited In Portland
and way points last week,
Charles Bloodsworth, who is n
patient In The Dalles hospital
is improved. Mr. Bloodsworth's
family visited him on Sunday
with Mrs. Bloodsworth returning
home and the family going back
Mrs. Rodger Anderson enter
tained the Amlcitia club at her
home on Wednesday. The eve
ning was spent playing pinochle
with second high being won by
Peggy Hayes and second low by
Mnrjorie Howk.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Griffiths
were Hermiston visitors Sunday.
Miss Edna Ivey is now staying
at the C. C. Jones home -and at
tending school In Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. C, C. Jones enter-
Friends and relatives are sorry
to hear of the illness of S. G.
(Gus) McMillan in a hospital In
Portland. Mr. McMillan was tak
en down last week, suffering
with asthma.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Chris-
topherson are spending a few
days In Lexington, packing their
things In preparation for moving
to Aurora. They report that their
small son Chuckle who recently
had a brain operation is getting
along nicely.
The executive board of the
P-TA had their first meeting last
Wednesday at the home of Mrs.
E. E. McFadden. They discussed
the teachers' reception which
will be held Friday night.
Mr and Mrs. Ed Grant and
family were guests of Mrs.
Granl's brother, Oscar Bllllngslcy
at Hood River Sunday.
tained a few friends with a pin
ochle parly Saturday night. Those
attending were Mrs. Cora War
ner, Mrs. Freda Majeske, Mr. and
Mrs. Ted McMillan, Miss Joy Ger
harz and John Spence. Refresh
ments were served late In the
Mr. and Mrs. George Peck and
Mr. and Mrs. Elwynne Peck vis
lied In The Dalles and at Mary
hill castle Sunday. They visited
Mrs. Veryl Krederlckson at the
hospital and report her much lm
Teacher Reception
Monday, Sept. 27
Plans have been completed by
the Heppner chapter of the Parent-Teacher
association for hold
ing a reception for the teachers
of the local school. At the hour
of 6:30 p.m. Monday September
27, a banquet will be served in
the Methodist church, augment
ed with a program of interest to
This event, an annual affair,
is to give school patrons and cit
izens in general an opportunity
to meet new teachers, as well as
to meet fathers and mothers of
all new children. If you are in
terested in the school, the P-TA
will be pleased to see you at the
Random Thoughts..
' It Isn't often an editor permits
personal bouquets to himself to
permeate the news columns but
occasionally something happens
to warm the cockles of his heart,
such as the following communi
cation: Dear Editor:
Your editorial regarding the
acute fire danger and articles
relative to the Show-Me trip, in
the last issue of the Gazette
Times, were very well written.
We appreciate your efforts in our
Should you have additional
space in this week's issue, I
would further appreciate having
the following printed:
Another beautiful Indian sum
mer is upon us. To many, fall
represents the most wonderful
time of the year. A bountiful har
vest has been stored and several
months of available outdoor rec
reation are here for the taking.
Few appreciate or realize the
natural wealth that Oregon still
offers to its people. The approach,
ing big game and bird hunting
seasons are a public privilege. It
is a possession that should be
cherished and preserved instead
of mutilated and abused.
To those who have not receiv
ed the October issue of Field and
Stream magazine, I plead with
you to get it, borrow it, or steal
mine, but READ Ted Trucblood's
article, "A Job for Sportsmen,"
and THINK, A more timely trea
tise on our game situation was
never conceived.
Sincerely yours,
Joe Gjertson, Forester.
Thanks, Joe. It is comforting
to hear words of praise occasion
ally. A measure of satisfaction is
derived from knowing that one's
efforts are not always In vain.
As a usual thing when the door
opens Friday morning after the
week's issue has had time to be
read, the office force wonders,
"Well, what have we done wrong
now?" The fact that some of our
readers were pleased with some
thing we wrote and told us about
it makes it easier to bear up un
der whatever crosses we may
have to bear due to our sins of
commission or omission, as the
case may be.
Doubt has been created in the
minds of some who read the story
about Yeager's wanting to reward
people for their good deeds. The
language of the article truly
made it appear that doers of good
deeds were to report them. What
was really meant and Is still the
desire of Yeager's is to award
prizes to those turning in the
best stories of good deeds done
cither to them or to someone they
know. Modesty naturally would
not permit -the doer to report his
good deeds. O. M. Yeager says
the store still stands by the prize
offer. He requests that the stor
ies be sent to Yeager's and the
prize story will be published in
the Gazette Times, along with
others throughout the month,
perhaps, if publication is sanc
tioned by both the doer and the
reporter. So now come on with
your stories.
We wonder how many Hepp
ner citizens have seen the ath
letic field at lone. If you have
not seen it it Is worth your time
and effort to driv down and have
a look. You may not be led to
remark that it is anything won
derful, but we'll bet a plugged
nickel you'll have to admit it is
pretty darned nice! But don't
come home with any delusions
of grandeur about Heppner hav
ing a sodded field or should
Rev H. E. Randolph of Port
land will hold sevices at 11 o'
clock a.m. Sunday, September 26
at the Valby Lutheran church in
Gooseberry. The church extends
a cordial welcome to the public
to attend this service.
The Rev. Eric O, Robalhnn will
administer holy communion and
deliver the morning message at
All Saints Episcopal church at 11
o'clock a.m. Sunday, September
lb. Mrs. Robnthan will accom
pany her husband to Heppner.
Jack Cavendar and Kenneth
Peck made a business trip to
Portland. .
Mrs, Jim Botts is visiting at
(he Jack Grlffen home from Sun
Rae, Texas.
Tetz-Labhart Vows
Spoken Sunday At
Church of Christ
Miss Jacqueline Tetz, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tetz of
Heppner, became the bride of
William L. Labhart, son ol Mr
and Mrs. C. W. Labhart of Cor-
vallls, at a beautiful 4 o'clock
ceremony Sunday afternoon In
the Church of Christ in Heppner
Dr. Earle P. Cochran, pastor of
the Presbyterian church In Pen
dleton, performed the single ring
The bride, given In marriage
by her father, was charming in
a white satin period gown with
fitting basque, hooped skirt,
pointed sleeves and high neck
line. Her two tier, full length
veil of white net was edged with
alencon lace and held by a lace
Dutch cap. She carried a white
prayer book and white orchid
from which cascaded stephanotis
and tiny white rosebuds tied with
satin ribbon. A rhlnestone brace
let, gift of the bridegroom was
the bride's only adornment.
Following an all white motif,
the maid of honor, Miss Marylou
Ferguson of Heppner, wore a
white faille gown with fitted bod
ice, bouffant skirt and cape
sleeves. She carried a white, yel
low and pink nosegay. The four
bridesmaids were Pat Thompson
of Springfield; Betsy Moffit, Pa
los Verdes Estates, Calif.; Mary
Curre of Los Angeles, Sigma Kap
pa sorority sisters of the bride,
and Corabelle Nutting of Hepp
ner. They wore white bengaline
gowns with bouffant skirts, fitted
bodices, and white Dutch caps,
and carried old fashioned nose
gays, two pink and two yellow.
Carrying a basket of white
rosebuds, the little flower girl,
Janet Thompson of Heppner, was
quaint in a white organdy gown
with poke bonnet and rulfled
mitts. Stephen Tetz, small bro
ther of the bride, in white linen
suit, was ring bearer.
Best man was Robert Labhart
of Corvallis, brother of the groom
Ushers were Jack Walstrum of
Omaha, Neb., Robert Porter of
Corvallis, Robert Copenhaver of
Albany and William Reiman of
Mrs. J. O. Turner played the
wedding music and John Dever
eaux of Portland sang 'Thine Is
Mine Heart Alone" and 'Through
the Years."
White dahlias and daisies,
candelabra of white tapers
against an embankment of
greenery, formed the background
for the wedding service. The tap
ers were lighted by Miss Mina
Lou Labhart of Corvallis, sister
of the groom, and Miss Sharon
McGowan of Pilot Rock, cousin
of the bride. Both wore white or
ganza, off the shoulder gowns
and tulle caps.
Parents of the bridal couple
and the bridal party received at
the recetpion held at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fer
guson on Hager street.
Following the traditional cut
Contirued on page 6
Rhea Creek grange is having a
"booster night" program at Its
hall Saturday evening, September
25. Festivities will open with a
potluck supper at 7, followed by
a short program and an evening
of fun. Special tribute will be
paid all 25 members.
The grange has extended an
invitation to anyone interested
in joining the "Patrons of Hus
bandry" to attend.
Attention is called to the clos
ing of the general trout season
at the end of September. Some
misunderstanding has existed in
that the season for coastal
streams and streams flowing into
the Columbia below St. Helens
continues until October 31. How
ever, the Deschutes, the Willam
ette and other streams flowing
into the Columbia river above the
town of St. Helens follow the
general rule and close for trout
The official synopsis should be
fishing on September 30.
consulted for special closures.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Graves
announce the approaching mar
riage of their daughter Jo Anne
lo Mr. Howard L. Pettvl nhn finn
of Mr. and Mrs. Ravmnnd Pettv.
John. The ceremony will be per-
lormea at 4 o clock p.m., Sunday,
October 17 at the Church of
Christ In HepDner. Friends are
invited to be present at the cer
emony and to attend the recep
tion which will follow immedi
aetly in the church parlors.
W. C. Rosewall was In Seattle
Tuesday to attend dedication cer
emonies of the new Ford plant
located there. It was his privilege
also to meet Henry Ford II, pros
idcht of the Ford enterprises, who
came west for the plant dedica
tion. Mrs. Al Bergstrom attended the
Oregon State Nurses convention
held in La Grande September 20
23. She was accompanied by Miss
Joan Brunz, Miss Marguerite
Firesteln and Mrs. J. Harley
Smith from veterans hospital in
Flatt Says Service
To Start Shortly
Delays in securing equipment
have necessitated postponing the
starting date of bus service be
tween Heppner and Arlington
reports Vernon Flatt of Moro, op
erator of the Union Pacific
freight service on several bran
ches, who recently submitted a
proposal for carrying passengers
on a specially constructed com
bination mail-express-passenger
Flatt called from Moro Tues
day to say that he was unable to
get delivery on a truck ordered
several weeks ago and that he
has one lined up in Portland, to
which place he was headed for
that day to see if he could not
speed up delivery. He is conn
dent he will be able to start the
service shortly after the first of
October. He was unable to get
permission to carry passengers
on any equipment in service, It
being for freight service only,
and has ordered a combination
mail - express passenger truck
that meets with the approval of
the public utilities commissioner.
News From
C. A. Office
Miss Mabel Wilson, Morrow
county home agent, arrived last
Friday morning and is busy get
ting her schedules completed for
adult and 4-H home economics
projects that will begin at once.
Miss Frances Clinton, state home
demonstration agent, accompan
ied Miss Wilson from Oregon
State college, where she had been
since September 7, until coming
to the county. While there, Miss
Wilson assisted in 4-H home ec
onomics contests at state fair and
spent the remainder of the time
in conference at the college.
In a meeting with the county
home economics committee. Fri
day, plans were discussed for
continuing the program in Mor
row county, which was discon
tinued on July 1, 1947. In plan
ning, the committee felt that 4-H
home economics should be first
on the list and so Miss Wilson
will spend the majority of the
next six weeks in 4-H club pro
ject completion as well as be
coming acquainted with leaders
and farm women. Adult work
will begin soon after November 1.
Miss Wilson is spending Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday uf
this week in Pendleton at a home
agents' district conference. She
will return to Morrow county on
Thursday and will be ready to
meet you when you find it con
venient to drop in to our office.
Several thousand pounds of
crested wheat grass seed have
been sold by Morrow county far
mers during the past week. Most
of this has been sold out of state
with some going to Denver and
Kansas City.
While there was a big variation
in yields, the average was ap-,
proximately one hundred pounds
per acre. At thirty cents a pound,
the harvest of crested wheat seed
this year has been profitable for
"Which automatic washing ma
chine shall I buy?"
That's a familiar question to
Miss Mary Beth Minden, O.S.C.
extension home management
specialist, who has recently pub
lished an easy-to-read folder en
titled "Selecting an Automatic
Washing Machine."
The folder, extension bulletin
number 519, is designed to aid in
answering some of the questions
that confront prospective purch
asers of new automatic washing
machines. The author has pre
pared a "shopping around" chart
that is included on the folder and
which may be filled in by the
housewife in order that she may
compare one make of washer
with another.
Copies of the new folder are
available through the county
agent's office.
Now that most of the crops are
off the land, it is time to com
plete conservation jobs planned
last spring. Where dirt-moving
practices have been planned and
not completed, arrangements
should be made to get the job
It is the completed conserva
tion practices and not the plans
that check and control erosion.
It is the actual terrace or sub
soiling across the slope that
checks the flow of run-off water
and the soil that It takes with it
and not the plan or thought of
doing it.
Some very effective fall tillage
as the first operation of stubble
mulch fallow has been started
throughout the county. Many
more farmers could do well to be
gin operations on this heavy
stubble this fall in order that it
can be effectively handled with
out burning during the fallow
With cattle and sheep begin
ning to be brought in off the
range, much thought should be
given to spraying thorn for lice
and ticks while they are conven
iently located for .spraying.
Spraying them early this fail
will prevent heavy infestations
of these pests through unthrlft-iness.
The Caterpillar Express
One of the outstanding floats
in the recent Morrow County
Fair and Rodeo parade, and in
fact the first prize winner was
Bob Grabill's "Caterpillar Ex
press." Grabill's choo-choo is
Hotel Lease Sold
By C. Therkelsen
To Harold Sanders
A deal was consummated the
past week wherein Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Sanders purchased the
lease held by Cachot Therkelsen
on the Hotel Heppner. The lease
is in effect as of September b.
Therkelsen leased the hotel af
ter negotiating a sale of the pro
perty for D. M. Ward, December
23, 1945. A Portland financier
was the purchaser but had no
desire to operate the business and
Therkelsen decided to lease it
and operate it by hiring a man
ager. He secured Mr. and Mrs.
Sanders who have been in charge
ever since.
Under the change of ownership
much renovating and improving
has been done, most of it by Mr.
nd Mrs. Sanders. To meet a de
mand for a women's rest room on
the ground floor, Mr. Therkelsen
authorized conversion of the room
facing Main street and between
the lobby and the barber shop
into a lounge. This has provea
to be a popular improvement
County Looked To
For Generous Gifts
To CROP Program
Oregon contributions and pled
ges to CROP, Christian Rural
Overseas program, are pouring
in ahead of actual county com
mittee organization, and before !
a single volunteer collector has
visited an Oregon farm. Churches
and individuals are receiving the
pledges and storing the foodstuffs
for CROP until such time as coun
ty committees can begin work.
This evidence of the generosity
of Oregon farm families indicates
that preliminary estimates of the
size of the Oregon CROP train
were much too low, believes Rev.
Miles G Blickenstaff, state direc
tor of CROP. P.eports in his office
from individuals in Morrow coun
ty who are supporting CROP sug
gest that more than one car will
be filled here before the Orcgo.i
CROP train is scheduled to roll
in November.
CROP is giving, in the best
American tradition, to European
and China relief, through chur
ches. The CROP program enables
farm people in this country to
load trams with things they grow
for the hungry and suffering of
other lands. Or if that is imprac
tical, they can give the cash equi
valent, usually of a day's pro
duction, to CROP workers, who
use it to buy grain, dairy pro
ducts, dried and canned fruit and
vegetables and other articles for
the train.
Lutheran World Relief. Catholic
Rural Life, Church World Service
and other churches sponsor CROP,
and supervise its distribution
abroad on the basis of need, with
out regard to race, creed or color.
Mrs. Helena Estudillo arrived
in Heppner last week In response
to an uigent call from Supt. Leo
nard Pate for a commercial tea
cher. Mrs. Estudillo was at Sa
lem at the time and preparing to
go to California for the winter.
She will slay until the end of the
month and It is expected that a
full-time teacher will be here by
that time.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ledbetter
and baby and Mrs. Ledbetter's
sister, Mrs. Gordon Shafer and
her son of Gresham were guests
at the home of Mr. add Mrs. L.
B. Ledbetter In Blackhorse over
the week end. The younger Led
betters reside in Portland. They
and Mrs. Shafer had been to the
Round-Up In Pendleton.
Mrs. Loyd Rurkenhine is in
Portland this week. Lloyd flow
her down Sunday and she Is
spending her time with her sis
ter who is a nurse in one of the
hospitals in the metropolis,
hardly built on the lines of the
giant oil burners on the main
line of the Union Pacific, but
it is a clever piece of work and
reflects great credit upon the
builder. Equipment sold by the
Booster Breakfast
Set For 8:00 A. M.
Friday Morning
Heralding the opening of the
1948 football season at Heppner
high schoolbusiness men. team,
coach and other school officials
will gather at 8 o'clock tomorrow
(Friday) morning at the Elkhorn
restaurant for the annual "boost
er breakfast"
Main purpose of the breakfast
is to get the business people lin
ed up for support of the athletic
program, not only in closing for
the afternoon games but to at
tend the games and encourage
their employes and others to do
the same and to give any sup
port deemed essential to a suc
cessful year for the high school
sports schedule.
Sponsored by the Junior cham
ber of commerce it is expected
that a more successful breakfast
meeting will be held this year
than the one in 1947.
The Lexington grange home
economics club met Thursday,
September 16, at the home of
Mrs. Anna Bayless in Heppner,
with Mrs. Frank Wilkinson as
hostess. Fourteen members were
present and work was continued
on articles for the bazaar to be
held in connection with a turkey
dinner on November 13 at the
grange hall. The club will meet
every two weeks now until after
the bazaar. The next meeting
will be on Wednesday, September
29 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of
Mrs. Myles Martin in Heppner
with Mrs. Emma Evans as assist
ant hostess.
Twenty-one members of the
senior and junior Morrow 4-H
Livestock clubs met at the Eb
Hughes ranch on Butter creek
last Sunday afternoon to work
on their club record books and
discuss nlans for the new club
year. The club year is from No
vember 1 to October 31, so club
memhers are hrineine the rec
ords on the present club year to
a close.
At this meeting, attended by 13
parents, ten children not in club
and three visiting adults, there
was much discussion on increas
ing the livestock club member
ship in Morrow county. All club
members were encouraged to look
for new members. Anyone be
tween the ages of 9 and 21 who
is interested in club work can
have further information by con
tacting any local club leader or
the county agent's office.
Local leaders John Graves and
Elmer Palmer were in charge of
the club meeting Sunday. At the
dose ot the meeting, a delicious
lunch was served by Mrs. Hughes.
All 4-H club members who have
completed their club projects for
the year are reminded that rec
ord books are due before Novem
ber 1. Turn your record book in
to your leader soon so that your
club can have a 100 per cent com
pletion. Louis Carlson, president of the
senior 4-H beef club, is com
fortably settled as a college stu
dent at Oregon State. A letter
from Louis recently stated that
he had his classes all arranged
and that he felt he would enjoy
his college work.
Recent clubs to turn in project
and secretary record books in
completing their projects were
the Cheery Handicraft, Hobby
and Art club led by Mrs. Mildred
Wright, Hardman, and the Hard
man Health club led by Mrs.
Cleo Robinson.
m rwr-ji -1 -, lit.
Braden Tractor & Equipment
company was well displayed as
the improvised locomotive pull
ed several trailers loaded with
machinery the length of the
Dr. C. C. Dunham
Heads Community
Chest Drive Here
Opening of the annual cam
paign for funds for the Oregon
Chest, more commonly known as
the community chest, got under
way here this week with the ap
pointment of Dr. C. C. Dunham of
Heppner as Morrow county chair
man. Dr. Dunham succeeds
Blaine" E. Isom who served in
that capacity for three years prior
to moving to Umatilla county
last spring.
The new director is lining up
committee members this week
and hopes to swing into action
the first of next week. In the
meantime, those wishing to make
their contributions early may
leave them with Dr. Dunham or
at the bank.
'These chest campaigns axe big
and important jobs," declared L.
A. Warner, chairman of the Ore
gon Chest. 'They are jobs for men
and women who seem too busy to
do them, yet the jobs are so im
portant that it takes these busy
people to manage them and bring
The campagn for the Oregon
Chest and its 11 participating ag
encies is usually held in each
county and city of the state in
conjunction with the campaign
for local agencies in a big teder
ated or community chest cam
paign. Plans are rapidly forming
in nearly every community for
the campaign this fall.
Seven of the participating ag
encies of the Oregon Chest pro
vide care for needy and depend
ent children from all over Ore
gon. Forty-two per cent of the
funds used by these agencies
comes from chests, while 30 per
cent comes from taxes and 28 per
I cent from fees and bequests.
These funds provide food, cloth
ing, homes, opportunities to at
tend schools and churches to
thousands of needy and depend
ent children. In short, these
funds make it possible for these
youngsters to become worthwhile
Mr. and Mrs. David Baker and
son are vacationing on the coast
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Thome of
Morgan are visiting relatives at
Funeral services were held for
Mrs. Luella Markham Baker at
Dayton, Wash., Tuesday. She died
at Spokane. Sept. 15. She was the
mother of E. Markham Baker.
A potluck dinner was held at
the Catholic church Tuesday and
the day was spent in cleaning up.
Several from here attended the
Roundl'p at Pendleton last
Mrs. Dixon Smith accompanied
her children, Barbara and Bruce
to the Willamette valley last
week where they will attend col
lege. o-
The American Legion auxiliary
opened the fall season with a
meeting at the Legion hall Tues
day evening. Mrs. Richard Wells,
delegate to the state Legion con
vention at Astoria made a report
at this time.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bleakman
drove to Hermiston Sunday, tak
ing their grandson, Norman
Bleakman, there to catch the bus
for Corvallis where he was due
Monday to register at Oregon
State college. Norman served as
lookout at Arbuckle during the
summer. He wil major in foreign
trade at the college.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Bleakman over the week end
were Mr and Mrs. Scott of
Corvallis whose son Robert was
foreman at the Bull Prairie sta
tion in the Heppner ranger dis
tric during the summer.
Road Committee Of
C-C To Appear At
Highway Meeting
Condition Of Road
To South Will Be
Reported to Group
Members of the road and high
way committee of the Heppner
chamber of commerce are busy
compiling information relative to
the condition of the Heppner-
Spray highway in preparation for
a meeting with the state high
way commission in Portland ear
ly in November, it was revealed
at the Monday luncheon of the
chamber of commerce. P. W. Ma
honey, acting for the committee
of which Dr. L. D. Tibbies is
chairman, read a letter received
from the highway commission
stating that that body would
grant representatives of the
Heppner chamber of commerce
15 minutes at a regular meeting .
in Portland on Thursday, Novem
ber 4.
Mahoney also had a letter from
R. H. Baldock, state highway
engineer, stating that he had re
quested Eddie Chidsey, district
engineer at La Grande, to come
to Heppner and accompany rep
ressntatives of the chamber of
commerce and any others inter
ested in making an inspection
trip over the Heppner-Spray route
to ascertain what condition it is
in for the purpose of recommend
ing to the commission what ac
tion should be taken. Chidsey
was due here this morning to
comply with the state engineer's
At the request of the local com
mittee, Mahoney had reported to
the commission on the condition
of the road in question and ask
ing for a hearing. It is hoped
that a little time will be given
to the discussion of the proposed,
Chapin Creek-Monument cutoff
highway to find out to what ex
tent the commission can be in
terested in the project.
In making a report to the local
club, Mahoney said the Heppner
Spray highway between Hard-
man and Spray Juncton is in
such a condition that it can hard
ly come under the heading of
highway. In many places both
surface and base are in a sad
state, making hauling or even
light travel difficult. He is con
vinced that if the road had been
kept up all the time it would
have been the source of addi
tional industry in Heppner and
was sorry to report that a plan
ing mill that could well have
been put in here is now destined
for Condon.
President Jack O'Connor called
upon Henry Tetz to make a re
port on the "Show-Me" jaunt to
the timber September 14. Tetz
was generous in his praise of the
manner in which the personnel
of the local forest office and
members of the staff at Pendleton
handled the trip. Ranger Glenn
Parsons was in charge, ably as
sisted by Glenn Jbrgenson and Al
Warren from the main office, and
according to Tetz the foresters
did a fine job of outlining the
forestry program.
The club voted that business
houses of the town should close
for the football games this fall
as in past seasons This will not
incur much loss of time due to
the fact that there are only three
home games scheduled and one
of them is the Armistice Day
game with Hermiston, leaving
only two afternoons to charge
against business. The first clos
ing will occur this Friday when
Prairie City comes to feel out
the strength of the Mustang herd.
Guest of Henry Tetz at the lun
cheon was Carl Lobhart of Cor
vallis who with Mrs. Lobhart
was here to attend the wedding
of his son William and Miss Jac
queline Tetz on Sunday after
Freshman students accepted for
admission to Eastern Oregon Col
lege from Boardman are Maxine
Elaine Ely, Mildred Lucille Mil
ler and Carolyn Joan Sicard. Joan
Marie Hisler of Heppner has also
been accepted for entrance, ac
cording to Lyle II. Johnson, reg
istrar. ATTENTION, R.AM.
There will be a special meeting
Wednesday evening, September
29, for the purpose of deciding
special matters calling for im
mediate action. It Is urgent that
all members be present. Harley
Anderson, High Priest.
Business visitors in Heppner
Wednesday from Monument were
Mrs. Will Morgan and Mr. and
Mrs. Milton. Morgan.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Warfield
visited over the week end with
Ins brother and wife, Mr. and
Mrs, Glenn Warfield. in Toledo.
Frank Gentry has purchased
the former Oscar Rippee house
on Green street. The property is
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. W. It.
Scott and son Bill who recently
moved here from Portland. Mr.
Scott is the daughter of Mrs. L.
D. Neil!.