i e t y B L I C AUDITORIUM PORTLAND, ORE. Heppner Gazette Times Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, December 16, 1948 Volume 65, Number 39 Masonic Bodies To Install Officers Saturday Evening Other Lodges Elect And Will Install Early Coming Year Lodges of Heppner have re cently held annual elections and the next activity In line for those who have not already done so is the ceremony of installation. One fraternal group, the Degree of Honor, has already held installa tion. Saturday evening, December 18, is the date chosen for the annual Joint installation of officers by the Masonic bodies, including Heppner chapter No. 69, A. F. & A. M., the Royal Arch, and the Eastern Star. The festivities will open with the serving of turkey dinner, which this year, due to the lire which seriously damaged the kitchen, is being served at so much per plate, with the ob ject in view of applying any net proceeds to the building repair fund. Officers to be installed by Chapter No. 69 include Harold Becket, worshipful master; Har ley Anderson, senior warden; Harry Van Horn, Junior warden; C. J. D. Bauman, secretary; R. B. Rice, treasurer; Paul Jones, sen ior deacon; Millard Nolan, Jun ior deacon; Dr. Clyde Dunham, senior steward; William Cox, Junior steward; Walter Becket, tyler, and O. G. Crawford, chap lain. W. R. Wentworth of lone heads the Royal Arch list of officers and will be installed as high priest. Other elective officers In clude Harry Van Horn, King; Dr. C. C. Dunham, scribe; Harry Tarn blyn, secretary; C. J. D. Bauman, treasurer, and Paul Jones, cap tain of the host. Ruth chapter No. 32, Order of the Eastern Star, will Install the following officers: Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, worthy matron; O. G. Crawford, worthy patron; JVlrs. Harley Anderson, associate ma tron; Dr. Clyde Dunham, associ ate patron; Mrs. Frank S. Parker, secretary; Mrs. C. C. Carmichacl, treasurer; Mrs. Floyd Worden, conductress; Mrs. Frank David son, associate conductress; Mrs. C. C. Dunham, Adah; Mrs. How ard Kelthley, Ruth; Mrs. Carl Bergstrom, Esther; Mrs. William Cox, Martha; Mrs. Roy Quacken bush, Electa; Shirley Wilkinson, organist; Mrs. James Hayes, mar shal; Mrs. Harold Becket, chap lain; Jean Hanna, warder, and Howard Kelthley, sentinel. ODD FELLOWS ELECT Both the Oddfellows and the Rebekahs have elected officers but will not install until some time in January. The Oddfellows will install Harold Hill as noble grand; J. C. Payne, vice grand; Durward Tash secretary, and Charles Barlow, treasurer. Names of appointive officers were not released. Mrs. N. D. Bailey has been cho sen as noble grand of the Re bekahs; Mrs. Donald Robinson, vice grand; Mrs. Frank Davidson, secretary, and Mrs. Pearl Devlne, treasurer. Appointive officers will be named later. DEGREE OF HONOR Kate Young lodge, Degree of Honor, at the last meeting in stalled Mrs. Ted Plerson as pres ident; Mrs. Carl McDaniel, pasl president; Mrs. J. R. Farra, first vice president; Adelle McAllister, second vice president; Mrs. Wal ter Barger, usher; Mrs. Gordon Grady, assistant usher; Mrs. Wm. Cunningham, inside watch; Mrs. A. R. Shamblyn, oulslde watch; Clara B. Gertson, secretary, and Mrs. Harold Hill, treasurer. At the Initiation ceremonies held Tuesday evening, two junior members were elevated to the senior lodge, Gerald Bergstrom and Robert Cunningham. Adult Initiates were Mrs. Loyal Hart, Mrs. Creston Robinson, Mrs. J. P. Sorlien- and Mrs. J. C. Payne. Farmers Urged To Shield Wheat Price Farmers of Morrow county should protect the price of their wheat by obtaining a govern ment loan or by signing a pur chase agreement, stated Henry Baker, chairman of the Morrow county ACA. December 31, 1948 is the deadline for signing a pur chase agreement or obtaining a loan. Farmers are urged to take advantage of these programs In the very near future so as lo avoid the last minute rush. Anyone desiring a farm stored loan must apply at the county office by Dccpmber 22, 1948. If you desire Information concern ing these programs, call at the county office, Baker advises. Miss Margaret Glllis, county health nurse, drove to Port land this morning. She was accompan ied by Mrs. Joe Hughes who was en route to McMinnvllle for a short visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Marshall. Return ing, Mrs. Hughes will be accom panied by her daughter, Mary Olive, and her son Tom who is a freshman at Llnfleld college, Kelley-O'Donnell Vows Spoken At Morning Ceremony On Sunday morning at 10:30 o' clock at St. Patrick's church oc curred the marriage of Miss Mary Kelley and Mr. Russell O' Donnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Har ry T. O'Donnell. The church was crowded with relatives and friends to witness the double ring ceremony performed by Rev. Francis McCormack, pastor. The bride, in a beautiful gown of white slipper satin and finger tip veil of net held in place by a coronet of seed pearls, was es corted to the altar by Mr. James Healy. Her attendants were Mrs. James Healy, matron of honor, who wore a gown of blue organza with net cap and carried an old fashioned nosegay, and Miss Ro setta Healy, maid of honor, in pink taffeta with matching cap and hand bouquet. Serving as best man was the groom's brother, Harry O'Donnell Jr. Ushers were Bud Combs of Condon and William Padbcrg. A reception in the church par lor followed the ceremony. Pre siding at the coffee table were Mrs. Agnes Curran and Mrs. J. D. Palmer. Mrs. Grace Nickcrson finished cutting the cake after the bride and groom cut the tra ditional first piece. Mrs. Harry O'Donnell was in charge of the guest book. Following a wedding journey the young couple will reside in Heppner where both are employ ed. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Kelley of Seneca, has been employed as bookkeep er in the Heppner branch of the First National Bank of Portland. Mr. O'Donnell is associated witli his parents in the O'Donnell cafe. Boardman Teams Lose and Win From Heppner Invaders The Boardman Yellow Jackets met the Heppner Mustangs on the local floor Friday, Dec. 10, and lost with a score of 28-27 in a very exciting game all the way through, and a game which was anyone's contest until the last whistle blew. The B team al so played a very exciting game which our bovs won with a score of 1815. E.' A. Knopp who was owner and operator of the Black Dahlia cafe for the past 18 months has sold to Mr. and Mrs.. Kenneth Akers, formerly of lone. Akers has taken possession and will be open for business in a few days. The Knopps moved to Arlington temporarily. The youth missionary workers, Miss Frances Foster and Miss Vadis Koonst, who have been here the past two weeks, closed their meeting Sunday night with a program review of the past two weeks. Miss Foster will return to her home In Nyssa, until after Christmas, while Miss Koonst will aid in the missionary work at Umatilla for two weeks before returning to her home in Port land. The Greenfield grange held an old fashioned basket social Sat urday night. Many were present and all reported a good time. Friends were sorry to hear of the passing away of Mrs. John Yonger December 6 at Christine. Texas. Mrs. Yonger had been ill for many months with cancer of the mouth, leaving Boardman in September with Mr. Yonger to be with her only sister, Mrs. Barnes in Texas. Mr. Yonger plans to return to Boardman for awhile. The ladies of the community enjoyed their "Mystery Sister" Christmas party at the Commun ity church, Wednesday, Dec. 15. At this time the name of each mystery sister was revealed. The afternoon was spent with a pro gram of games, and a short bus iness meeting and lunch. Both the program and lunch were taken care of by two finance com mittees, with Mrs. Florence Root and Mrs. Adeline Baker as chair men. The Christmas program at the Community church will be at 8 p. m. Wednesday evening, Dec. 22. The public is Invited to at tend. The community Christmas pro gram will be at the school audi torium at 8 p.m., December 23. The grade teachers are putting on an operetta, using all the grade lUpilS. Saturday Pendleton shoppers were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gronquist, and Miss Nancy Hands. o CHURCH OF CHRIST John D. Runyan, phone 993. Bible school, 9:45; C. W. Bar low, adult supt.; Robert Walker, Junior supt.; Mrs. Clara Gertson, primary supt. Morning worship and commun ion, 11 a.m. Sermon subject, "The Whole World Goes to Bethlehem." Christian Endeavor, 6:30; Miss Mabel Wilson, sponsor. Evening services, 7:30. At this time the choli will present "An Hour of Song," directed by Mrs. Wlllard Warren. Choir rehearsal Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Random Thoughts... Weather is a touchy subject and something about as predict able as a national election, but the people of this section have experienced none of the hazards reported thus far from other sec tions of the state and nation. There is time left for what is commonly termed a hard winter, but up to this time the "spells" we have had have been on the profit side of the ledger. Moisture has been acquired and to date there have been no hard freezes so that the ground is more or less mellow. This condition can change within a few hours, and that frequently happens, but un til it does, let us enjoy each good day, or each one that is not too bad. Of course, you have seen the decorative lights at the Intersec tions of Heppner's Main street. You can thank the chamber of commerce for financing the dec orations temporarily, that is but credit is not due the member ship as a whole for getting the decorations in place. A small group of energetic younger mem bers, headed by Jack O'Connor, retiring president, put the holi days greenery and lights in place. To them go the orchids for this week. It has not been an easy task to go to the mountains and cut the greenery, bring it to town and string it on wires and then swing the festoons from pole to pole across the Main street inter sections. Neither was it a minor or pleasant task to get the strings of lights ready and string them along with the greenery. It takes civic pride to ftirry such projects to fruition and it goes without saying that this small group of citizens has an abundance of that ingredient. This column, started Monday evening and discontinued before snow started falling, was not in tended to discuss the weather any more than that included in the opening paragraph, but since by Tuesday morning there had fallen about six inches of the "beautiful" the natural inclina tion is to talk about weather as that is the main item of interest as this is written. Right above the editorial desk hangs a wonderful piece of pho tography, a panoramic view of Heppner taken by the late B. G. Sigsbee in 1929 when a heavy fall of snow completely blanket ed the region. Not even a rock is visible on the steep hillsides. Climbing to a point where the camera would include the length and breadth of the town, as well as surrounding hills for several miles, was no easy task for Pho tographer Sigsbee and Clarence Hesseltine who helped break trail, but the intrepid camera man knew there was a rare picture in the making and he was not one to permit obstacles to stand in the way of his art. In the inter vening years, the picture, 56 inch es long by 9 inches deep, has elicited words of praise from peo ple from near and far who are both surprised and delighted with its completeness. If you were in Heppner Sat urday you must have heard chimes pealing out some of your favorite Christmas songs. And more than likely you did not have to look far to find where the musical notes were original ing. Just up there on the corner of Main and May streets where Charley Hodge's little church sits jaunlily on stilts a replica of a little country church, such as Valby, for example. With the Christmas lights burning, and chimes pealing for tunes usual ly associated with this season of the year it can not be said that Heppner is Indifferent or lacking in appreciation of the finer things. The Christmas spirit is also manifested in the windows of the business houses. Tempting gift articles are displayed tastefully. inviting prospective customers in side to see the carefully selected lines of merchandise, purchased with a view to giving local peo ple as fine values as can be found in larger places. Along this line it might be per tinent to mention that some of our merchants report an unusual ly heavy sales volume, with em phasis on last Saturday's busi ness. Several have been heard to declare the present holiday buy ing Is in excess of 1947. Two week ends remain for Christmas shopping and it may be that trade In general will be better than one year ago. o METHODIST CHURCH J. Palmer Sorlien, minister. Morning worship and sermon at 11 a.m. with special Christmas music by the choir. Mr. Paul Mc Coy, director. Sunday church school at 9:45 a.m. We have a class for every age. Youth Fel lowship class, also adult Bible class. 7 p.m., Methodist Youth Fellow ship. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bohles, counsellors. Thursday choir practice at 7:30 p.m. Womans Society of Christian Service meets the first Wednes day of each month. Christmas program by the pu pils of the church school Sunday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Women's Chorus to Give Vesper Concert at From left to right: Standing Mrs. J. O. Turner, acompan 1st; Mrs. Walter Barger, Mr. Fay Bucknura, Mn. Vernon Munkers, Mrs. Trina Parker, The Women's Chorus has ex tended an Invitation to the pub lic to attend the annual vesper service which this year will be held in the Legion hall. The date chosen is Sunday, December 19, and the hour is 4 o'clock p.m. The chorus has prepared a well balanced program of serious mu- sic and there will also be an op portunity for the audience to Join Mrs. Orval Brown Laid To Rest Here Wednesday P. M. Services were held at 2 o'clock p.m. Wednesday at the Heppner Church of Christ for Mrs. Orval Brown, who succumbed to a heart ailment Sunday, December 12, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Mendenhall, in Portland. John D. Runyan, pas tor, officiated and Mrs. C. C. Dun ham sang "In the Garden of To morrow" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" for the church ser vice and 'The Old Rugged Cross" for the Rebekah service which followed. Interment was in the Heppner Masonic cemetery. Mrs. Brown had spent the past three months in Portland where she went for the purpose of tak ing care of her son Marvin's chil dren. On November 4 she suffered a heart attack and was placed in Emanuel hospital where she remained several weeks. She had sufficiently improved to permit removal from the hospital about two weeks ago, and was prepar ing to return home Monday. In her absence, her husband had redecorated the interior of the house in preparation for her homecoming. Anna O. Parker was born April 12, 1884 at Gold Hill. With her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Parker, she came to Lexington in 1898. Four years later, July 2, 1902, she was married to Orval Brown of Heppner, the wedding taking place in the Palace hotel. She had made her home here since that time. Three children were born to the union, Velma Huebener of Heppner, and Mar vin Brown and Viola Mendelhall, both of Portland, who with the father and four grandchildren survive. She is also survived by two sisters and a brother, all of Portland, Rose Frye, Alta Perry and Charles Parker. All of these relatives, including Mrs. Perry's husband, Otis, and Kenneth Men. denhall, were here for the funer al. Mrs. Brown was a cousin of Frank E. and Loyal Parker of Heppner. She was a member of the Hepp ner thurcri of Christ, and the Rebekahs and the Degree of Hon or. Mrs. Beach Aboard Special Train To Farm Bureau Meet Among Oregon delegates to the National Farm Bureau conven tion at Atlantic City is Mrs. Elsie Beach of Lexington. Mrs. Beach went to California to make the trip east on the California Farm Bureau Federation's special train. The run through the California valleys, the stops at Phoenix, Ariz., New Orleans, and the visit to the Tennessee Valley are bringing the delegates in contact with other farm leaders across the nation, and a brief but im pressive visit to thousands of farms where the products may differ but the problems are much the same. Others from Oregon attending are President Lowell W. Steen and H. R. Weatherford, national committeeman and state field crops chairman. PAST AUX PREXIES TO HOSTESS PARTY Past presidents of the Ameri can Legion auxiliary will serve as nostesses for the annual Christ mas party to be given at 8 o' clock p.m. Tuesday, December 21, in the Legion hall. Pinochle and contract will be the diversion of the evening and there will be a gift exchange. Refreshments will be served. Mr. and Mrs. Kemp Dick took their oldest son, Dennis, to the hospital in Pendleton Monday for medical treatment, Mrs. C. C. CarmichaeL Mrs. C. C. Dunham, Mrs. Orville Smith, Mrs. E. O. Ferguson, Mrs. Nor man Nelson, Mrs. O. G. Craw ford, director. Seated Mrs. in singing several familiar Christ mas songs. Mrs. William Rawlins has been asked to read the story of the Nativity from the Book of Luke. The program as arranged by Mrs. O. G. Crawford, director, in cludes the prelude, Christmas Music, by Mrs. J. O. Turner; The First Noel, all; Beautiful Savior, Reigger chorus; Listen to the Lambs, Dett chorus; Bible read- School Christmas Program Set For Wednesday Night Heppner schools will present their annual Christmas program Wednesday evening, December 22 in the school auditorium. Set ting of the Christmas story is found in St. Luke's gospel. As the program is musical, the band, high school and grade school choruses will participate. The principal scenes of the story are in tableau. The program is scheduled for 8 p.m. and the public is cordially invited to at tend. Highway Washout Delays Return Home Of Kinzua Teams By Elsa M. Leathers The high school boys and girls basketball and volleyball teams .Ufint to Mt Vernon to play Sat urday evening. Both teams were victorious, the boys winning by 48-24, the girls, 21-25. Due to the extremely heavy rains Sat urday evening the John Day highway was washed out about five miles from Spray. Several of the cars returned to Spray and came home by the Heppner -Spray highway via Rhea creek and Condon. Forest Graham who had several of the girls, got home at 7 a.m. and Jack Owens, who had the boys, stayed at Spray and got home Sunday evening it 5. It was noted in the daily Ore gonian this week a picture of the plane carrier, Tarawa, at anchor at Tsingtao. On board this car rier is Frank L. Adams, SA, bro ther of Harlan Adams of Kinzua, and son of J. B. Adams of Hepp ner. This carrier has been in that vicinity for several months. Vernon Perry who underwent ah operation on his elbow some time ago at The Dalles returned to Kinzua Monday. He will re port back on Saturday at the hos pital. About eight inches of snow fell here Monday night and Sunday morning. It is reported that Harve Allie, who lost his thumb in the fac tory last week by a saw, is at The Dalles hospital where he is having skin grafted on the in jured hand. The Kinzua Masons attended lodge at Fossil Thursday evening when their Most Worshipful Grand Master Lloyd K. McRae of Helix was present. Mr. and Mrs. McRae came to Kinzua for the night and Andrew A. Staig, right worshipful deputy grand master, also spent the night here. Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Baker left Thursday for a vacaton trip into Mexico. The Bakers plan to re turn to Kinzua some time after the new year. o MARRIED AT HERMISTON Mrs. Alice Prock of Alice and Jeanne's Beauty shop and Robert Wagner were married Friday, December 10 at Hermiston. They will make their home In Hepp ner. o Mrs. Burton Winters is nursing a broken arm as the result of a fall at her heme in north Hepp ner Tuesday evening. Dr. J. D. Palmer has been trou bled with a lame arm for several days which has made it impos sible for him to carry on his den tal practice. He hopes to be able to resume practice shortly. Mrs. R. A. Thompson returned Saturday from Walla Walla county where she spent three weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Webb Jr. near Pres- cou. one neipea tane care oi ftirs. Webb, the former Kathryn Thompson, and Meredith Rita ! Webb, born November 12, when they returned home from the hos- pital in Walla Walla. Legion Hall Willard Warren, Mrs. Charles Ruggles, Mrs. J. Palmer Sorlien. Mrs. J. J. O'Connor, Mrs. Alfred Bergstrom, Mrs. R. B. Ferguson, Mrs. Merle Becket, Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers. ing, Mrs. Rawlins; Prayer Per fect, Speaks chorus; Oh Little Town of Bethlehem all; Lo Now a Rose, Praetorius chorus; Cher ubim Song, Tschaikowsky cho rus; It Came Upon a Midnight Clear all; Hark, Hark My Soul, Shelley chorus; Silent Night, chorus; Benediction, Summay chorus. Folowing the program the cho rus will serve tea to the guests. Mustang Quintet Makes Poor Start In Earlier Games Heppner high's Mustangs open ed the 1948-49 season by losing to the highly touted Heppner Townies (now the Shamrocks), 33-24. For three quarters the Mus tangs kept pace with the Sham rocks. The score at half stood 14 14. Waters of the Mustangs was high scorer for the game with 12 counters. Kemp led the Townies with eight. In the preliminary the Sham rock B squad trimmed the Hepp ner seconds 32-17. The lineups for the main game: Mustangs: Orwick 1, Bennett 0, Sumner 7, Waters 12, Gunderson 0; Townies: Bucknum 0, Greenup 6, Kemp 8, Scrivner 7, Padberg 2. Substitutes Mustangs: Manners 4, Ruhl, Jones, Smith, Piper. Townies: Bothwell 2, Kemp 2, O'Donnell, Ferguson 2, Campbell 4- HEPPNER VS. ECHO Heppner's Mustangs lost their second straight counter of the season to the strong Echo quin tet. The final score, 42-25. In a preliminary the Echo grade school edged the Heppner Ponies. The lineups for the main game: For Heppner: Bennett 1, Manners 3, Sumner 6, Ruhl 7, Gunderson 6, Piper '2, Jones, Smith, Green, G. Connor. For Echo: Abercrom bie 1, Wiggglesworth 1, Snow 25, McAttee 0, Lelly 4, Pamas 5, Col lingsworth 4, Reece 0, Bowman 2. HEPPNER VS. BOARDMAN Heppner won their first game of the season by edeins the Boardman Yellowjackets at Boardman, 28-27. Graham of Boardman took scoring honors with 17 counters. The Heppner B's were defeated, 18-14. The line ups, for Heppner: Bennett 4, Man ners 4, Sumner 7, Waters 10, Gun derson 1, Ruhl 2; for Boardman: Graham 17, Ball 2, Earwood 3, Miller 5, Hug, Eads. HEPPNER VS. ECHO Heppner's hard luck Mustangs lost their second encounter with the Echo Cougars, 33-17. Manners of Heppner and Ramos of Echo tied for scoring honors with 8 counters each. The lineups: For Heppner: Manners 8, Bennett 2, Sumner 5, Waters, Gunderson 1. Ruhl 1, Smith, Piper, Green, G. Connor Jones. For Echo: Ramos 8, McAtee 5, Snow 7, Lilly 6, Wig glesworth 3, Abercrombie 4, Keese, Young, Bowmr.n, D. Bow man, Collingsworth. Friday, Dec. 17, the Mustangs entertain the exceptionally strong Arlington Honkers in the local gym. The Honkers are said to have one of their best teams in years, but the Mustangs are prim ed for an upset. The tilt marks the first league game of the year. Christmas Party On Rebekah Slate Sans Souci Rebekah lodge has set Frday evening. December 17 as the date for the annual Christ, mas party, to which all Rebekahs and Oddfellows and their wives are invited. The party will follow the regular lodge meeting. Instead of the usual exchange gifts brought to the party will be sent to orphanages and other children's homes, and the com mittee in charge of the party would like to see a generous of fering. Mrs. Alex Green, Mrs. N. D. Bai ley and Mrs. Elwyn Hughes com prise the committee. Mrs. Arnold Piper reports that tier mot nor, Mrs. Mary Frad whose condition has been serious is improving and that she is ex- pected to be sufficiently recovered In a short time to be taken to her home in Portland. C. of C. Chooses Five New Directors At Monday Meeting Chrstmas street decorations and election of directors were tM principal items of business com ing before the chamber of com merce at Monday's meeting. President Jack O'Connor report ed on the work accomplished by his committee on decorations, re porting that the chamber had ad vanced funds for the purchase of lighting materials in order to get the work of installing lights and greenery done promptly. It is pro posed to ask donations from the business houses to aid in defray ing purchase costs of the light ing fixtures and these will be retained for future use. Each December the chamber of commerce elects five members of the ten-man board of directors. This year, due to resignations, it was necessary to elect six. Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, finding It impossi ble to attend the meetings and to function a3 a regular member, withdrew from the board of di rectors. She had another year to serve. John Saager was elected to fill out her term. The board of directors will meet the evening of December 22 to choose the presiding offi cers for the ensuing year. Elected Monday were Glen Parsons, Garnet Barratt, Frank Turner, Orville Smith and O. G. Crawford. Holdovers are Henry Tetz, John Saager, C. J. D. Bau man, Floyd Tolleson and Dr. L. D. Tibbies. P-TA Program At Lexington Yields Xmas Treat Fund By Mrs. C. C. Jones The P-TA of Lexington had a benefit show at the school aud itorium Friday night of last week. A good crowd was in attendance, with the proceeds going to buy the treats for the school children. The Lexington school band play ed several numbers at the be ginning of the program. The pro gram was anounced by Charlene Jones, dressed in a blue formal and Carrol Messenger, dressed in a white suit The climax of the evening were pictures shown by Clifford Yarnell with his motion picture machine, of the 4th of July parade last year, and a com edy for the youngsters, Andy The city of Lexington held its annual election last Wednesday night Those elected were, may or, George Peck; two councilmen. Leonard Munkers and Red Leon ard; recorder, Laverne Henderson and treasurer, Eileen Padberg. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Steagall have gone to Virginia to spend the winter. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Peck are the proud parents of a baby daughter born Friday in Eugene. This is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Peck. Mrs. Trina Parker received word Monday of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Brown, in Portland. Mrs. Kenneth Palmer under went a major operation in Pen dleton one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Newt O'Harra mo. tored to The Dalles Monday where they visited with their son of Klamath Falls and their daughter, Patty Darnielle, of The Dalles. Glen Griffith took possession of the local cafe one day last week. Mr. Griffith tecently purchased the cafe from Ed Grant Mrs. Merle Cornellson who has been running the cafe is taking a much deserved rest at her home. Miss Katherine Carty of Klam ath Falls is helping Mr. Griffith at the cafe. The small son of Mrs. Marjorie Houck is much improved and is home after a time spent in Pen dleton. Mrs. Sam McMillan who has been visiting in Kansas met her hus band in Portland last week where he had gone to visit his father, S. G. McMillan. Mrs. Earl War ner accompanied him to Port land, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Jones re turned Saturday from Portland where they were called to the funeral of Hank Caven Jr. of that city. Friends of the Rev. and Mrs. Hatch are sorry to learn of their plans to leave Lexington for a better position in Portland. The Lexington rental library is open every Saturday at 2:30. The library also is carrying a line of balloons to sell. ALL SAINTS MEMORIAL CHURCH (Episcopal) Holy communion, 8 a.m. The Bishop's committee and men of the church will meet in corporate communion at this hour. Church school, 9:45 a.m. Morning prayer and sermon at 11 o'clock. Christmas pageant in the church, 7 p.m., followed by Christ mas tree and refreshments in the parish house. Week-day services: Wednes days, holy communion, 10 a.m.; Fridays, holy communion, 7:30 a. m. Choir practices, girls, Wednes days at 4 p.m.; boys, Thursdays at i p.m.; adult choir, 8 p.m. Violent Quarrel Leads To Fatal Shooting Affray Arthur Hughes of Lena Succumbs To Bullet Wound Arthur "Art" Hughes is dead and his wife, Velma (Jackson) Hughes, is in the women's sec tion of the Umatilla county Jail at Pendleton following a violent quarrel at the family residence at Lena at an early hour Wed nesday morning. Hughes died from the effects of a gunshot wound which, by his wife's ad mlssion.'was inflicted by her. The story as gathered by peace officers called to the spot is that Hughes spent most of Tuesday In Pendleton on business. During his absence his wife drove to Heppner and purchased some gro ceries, issuing a check on her hus band. When he returned home in the evening, he and Tom Loyd, who had been at the ranch sev eral days, came to Heppner and spent several hours in town and it was after midnight when they returned to the ranch. Hughes was angered about the check, there having been an understand ing that she was not to write checks against his account and upbraided her about it. A quarrel ensued which quickly merged into a fight. According to the woman's statement, she was knocked down several times, the last time be side her husband's hunting rifle, a .32 caliber Winchester. He was standing about 10 feet from her, in the doorway between the liv ing room and dining room, when she seized the rifle and fired it. The bullet lodged in the upper ngnt breast, passed out of the left side of the body and on thru a panel of a dining room win dow. Hughes lived about 20 min utes, long enough for his brother Edwin to be summoned from his home, but his life ebbed away too fast for him to be able to make a statement Officer Gordon Grady of Hepp ner, who is also a deputy sheriff, was called to the scene due to the absence of Sheriff C. J. D. Bau man, who was on official busi ness to the Willamette valley. Arriving at the Hughes residence, Grady found that three men, Tom Loyd, John Hof nagle and Fred Bell had been in the house when the shooting occurred, but that none had been eyewitnesses to the tragedy. Loyd and Hofnagle had been present when, the quar rel started but retired to another part of the house. Bell, an em ploye at the ranch, was in bed upstairs. Dr. A. D. McMurdo, coroner; District Attorney P. W. Mahoney and Ralph Currin, district attorney-elect, visited the scene and after an examination of the pre mises arranged for the removal of the body to the Phelps Funer al home in Heppner. Mrs. Huehes was brought to town and detain ed until arrangements could be made for her incarceration at Pendleton. District Attorney Ma honey said he would make a thorough investigation of the case before determinine the charge to be filed against her. Artnur Lee Hughes, son of Mrs. Mabel Hughes and the late Ar thur Percy Hughes, was born at Lena December 4, 1913. He at tended the grade school in Hepp ner uniu tne lamily moved to Umapine and took his high school work at McLaughlin high school in Milton. After the family re- turned to Morrow county. Art took up stockraising. He acquired the l-ena ranch through purchase from his mother three years ago. A good handler of stock, he was greatly interested in rodeos and maintained a string of bucking horses which were used in the smaller shows in this territory. He is survived by a son, James, by a former marriage; his moth er, Mrs. Mabel Hughes of Mil ton; sister, Mrs. Lawrence Lutch er of Milton, and a brother, W. E. Hughes of Heppner. Services will be held at 10 o' clock a.m. Friday, December 17. at the All Saints Episcopal church in Heppner. with the Rev. Eric O. Robathan of Pendleton officiat ing. Interment will be in th Heppner Masonic cemetery. Child Welfare Gift Box To Be Filled Gifts of toys and stationery are needed to fill a box which the American Legion auxiliary is sponsoring in the interest of the Child Welfare Gift Shop main tained at the veterans hospital in Portland. The box from Heppner, which is at the Humphreys Drug com pany store, will be mailed De cember 20. Those interested in helping this worthy cause are urged to keep the date In mind and turn in their gifts in time to be included. Gifts contained In these boxes are for the hospitalized vets to to send to their children. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson returned this morning from Port land where they spent several days on business.