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Heppner Gazette Times
Volume 65, Number 40
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, December 23, 1 948
Heppner Shamrocks
Post Double Win
Oyer Lexington
Locals Also Take
Close Game From
Arlington Townies
By Jim Barratt
The Heppner Shamrocks Invad
ed the lair of the Lexington
Townies Tuesday night and em
erged with a twin victory over
two scrappy teams lacking re
serve strength. The Heppner
hoopsters traveled to Condon on
Wednesday night for a twin bill
with the highly-touted Condon
Rover Boys.
Jumping into 10 to 4 lead in
the first quarter of the "A" squad
game, Coach LaVerne Van Mar
ter Injected an entire new team
of reserves who ran wild at Lex
ington's expense, potting 20
points In one quarter while hold
ing the host team to no counters.
The Heppnerites coasted on to
a 55 to 16 victory with Buster
Padberg and J. Kemp sharing
scoring honors with 10 points.
The Shamrock "B" squad, com
posed mostly of college returnees,
had little trouble In winning a
48 to 6 contest. The victors ex
perienced too much shooting abil
ity and court legerdemain for the
hosts to keep up an equal pace.
(55) ileppner A Lex A (16)
Ulrich f Padberg
Greenup 8 f 8 Peck
Kemp, S. 6
Campbell 4
Barratt, J. 7
Skuzeskl 8
c b Kaucn
. g 2 Marquardt
g Ledbetter
s Miller
-.... Bloodsworth
Kemp, J. 10 s
Hatfield, Dale 2 s
Padberg, B. 10 s
(48) Heppner B Lex B (6)
Hatfield, Don 7 f 3 Miller
Scott 6 . f 2 Bloodsworth
Schunk c Munkers
Bennett 10 - g Messenger
Barratt, J. 10 ... g 1 Buchanan
Skuzeskl 3- s Ledbetter
Hatfield, Doug 4 s Campbell, R.
Hughes I s
Hatfield, Dale 7 s
Referee: Archie Padberg.
Arlington Townies found them
selves two points shy when the
final gun went off last Thursday,
as the Heppner Shamrocks an
nexed a 51 to 49 win over the
river team. The game was played
at Heppner.
The accurate shooting eye of
Heppner center S. Kemp proved
the margin of victory as he can
ned 17 polnls for high honors.
Arlington Forward Romine was
close behind with 15.
Other players for Heppner:
Padberg 2, Ulrich 4, Campbell 6,
Greenup 12, Kemp, J. 2, Both
well, Ferguson and Scrlvner 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wells arriv
ed home Sunday evening from
Elkhart, Indiana, where Tom has
been since early June and Mrs.
Wells since early September. Tom
has not finished his course in
musical instrument repair and
will return to Elkhart next week
to remain another month. They
came via San Francisco and pick
ed up the children of Mr. and
Mrs. Billy Cochell. Mrs. Wells will
take care of them until her son
Is back on his feet, or until he
and Mrs. Cochell can arrange to
have them with them. Billy Is
hospitalized in a veterans hos
pital in the bay area and as yet
the physicians have not deter
mined the exact nature of his
ailment. Billy's spirits were pret
ty low until it was found that
the suposed heart trouble was
due to a pressure of a tumor on
heart and lung and not a pul
monary weakness. Family and
friends are wishing for him a
speedy recovery.
Here Friday to attend funeral
services for the late Arthur
Hughes were Mrs. Mabel Hughes,
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lutcher,
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Ayers and Mr.
and Mrs, Records of Milton; Mrs.
Elsie Lasater of Pendleton; Dr.
and Mrs. Will Hughes of Walla
Walla; Mrs. John Talbot of Port
land; Mrs. Marjorie Hughes and
son Jlmmic, Monument; Guy
Boyer of John Day, and Rev. and
Mrs. Raymond Gayle of Hermls
ton and Milton.
Mrs. Clara Chapman, 88, resi
dent of lone for many years, died
Tuesday night in Pendleton after
a lingering illness. The body was
cremated Wednesday and there
was no funeral service. She Is
survived by her .husband.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cason were
In from Rock creek Monday do
ing some shopping and mailing
Christmas presents. They report
the Rock creek grade In fair con
dition, following work by the
county road crew, but more work
is needed to make travel and
hauling less a chore.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don
Hntfleld this week are Mr. Hat
field's brothers, Douglas and Dale
Hatfield, students at Oregon
State college.
Girl Scout Troop
Number One Holds
Christmas Party
Girl Scout Troop number one
held a Christmas party in the
Masonic hall on Monday, Decem
ber 20. The girls were given a
Christmas quiz and were read
the story, "Christmas at the Whit
man Mission."
As It Is .a tradition of the troop,
the members made decorations
for their gayly lighted tree. Un
der it each girl placed a gift
which she had made for another
girl in the troop. These hand
made gifts proved to be very
clever and showed that the girls
are beginning to be quite adept
at crafts. They consisted of ap
rons, sachet bags, beads, doll fur
niture, lapel pins, handkerchiefs,
candy, a knitting box, etc. Each
girl voted for the gift which she
would like most to receive. Judy
Thompson s necklace and brace
let set made of candle drippings
received the most votes. She was
awarded a Girl Scout pocket size
Refreshments of holly decorat
ed cup cakes, hot mulled elder,
and popcorn balls were served.
"Happy Birtnday was sung to
Peggy Wightman and Nancy
This troop has assembled,
mended, and shipped enough
clothing to completely outfit 12
foreign children. These were
mailed to the American Friends
society who in turn will send
them abroad to be delivered,
whenever possible, by Girl Scouts
and Girl Guides in the commun
ity where they are received.' Each
girl in the troop made, from used
woolen material, either a cap,
Jacket, scarf, or mittens which
were used to help complete the
The troop members fashioned
miniature wreaths of holly and
evergreens and topped them with
a bright red bow. They delivered
these to people in the commun
ity who have helped them dur
ing the past year.
They also embroidered and
hemmed tea towels to present to
their mothers as Christmas gifts.
The troop will not meet again
until January 3.
Kinzuans Observe
35th Anniversary
With Large Party
By Elsa M. Leathers
Mr. and Mrs. Claud England
held open house at Jeffmore hall
Friday night . to their many
friends here and at Fossil and
Mayville, celebrating their 25th
wedding anniversary. They re
ceived many beautiful gifts, in
cluding a floor lamp, a hassock,
a silver set of creamer and sugar
with tray, linens, a coffee urn
and many other beautiful gifts.
Coffee and doughnuts were serv
ed between 9 and 1 a.m. Dancing
was enjoyed by the large crowd.
The basketball boys of Kinzua
and Fossil high school lost their
first game of the season to Cori
don by 10 points, Friday eve
ning. They have beat eight games
out of nine games played. On
Saturday night the boys beat Mi.
Vernon on their own floor. The
score was practically double. The
girls also beat the visiting girls
team of volleyball.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Leathers
Sr. and Nona Graham went to Ar
lington Sunday afternoon to meet
their son, Owen Leathers Jr., SA
and H. Norvin Adams, SA from
San Diego, Cal. They are on boat
leave for the holidays. Miss Dot
tle Hoover accompanied the boys
from Portland to her home here.
While In Arlington they visited
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Eubanks.
The Ladies club has placed a
box at the mercantile store for
gifts of toys and games to be
given to the Doernbecker hospit
al at Portland.
The auxiliary ladles held their
Christmas party at Mrs. Harlan
Schroeder's Monday evening.
Gifts were exchanged after the
business meeting. The ladles al
so served the lunch at the Gun
club shoot Sunday. Chill beans,
coffee and pie were sold.
Al Harvey visited the week end
here from Portland, coming up
with Clarence Warren and visit
ed at Spray before coming here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Armstrong
spent the week end at The Dal
les. They met Mrs. Armstrong's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hash of
Vancouver, who will spend the
Christmas holidays here. Vern
Perry accompanied the Arm
strongs to The Dalles for check
up on his arm recently operated
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Phillips
spent Saturday at Heppner where
they attended the Installation of
officers of the Masonic lodge.
The trophies for rifle, shotgun,
pistol and all around that have
been on display at the store by
the Rod and Gun club finals were
shot Sunday with Marvin Htnes
getting the rifle, George Dukek
of Fossil, shotgun, Layton Tripp,
pistol and all around. A dinner
will be given at which time the
trophies will be presented, some
time early In the new year.
Lexington School
Presents Annual
Yuletide Program
By Delpha Jones
The Lexington school present
ed its annual Christmas program
last Friday evening with a large
crowd in attendance. The pro
gram was titled, "Christmas Eve
!" ?hh"
stage was built to resemble a toy
shop full of dolls with shelves
built across the back
on which
were boys and girls dressed as
dolls of different nations. The
high school chorus sang several
numbers before and during in
termission accompanied by Betty
Messenger. After the program
Santa appeared and gave out
treats. Director was Miss Joy Ger
harz, and makeup director, Jerry
The Amicitia club met at the
home of Mrs. Gladys CutsfortfV
last week. Election of officers
was held with Mrs. Peggy Hayes,
president, and Mrs. Eileen Pad
berg as secretary-treasurer.
Miss Joy Gerharz left Saturday
for her home in Lander, Wyom
ing, where she will spend the
Christmas holidays with her par
The Ne-Top Pew Campfire Girls
held their annual vesper services
In the Christian church last
Thursday night. The program
opened with Miss Jo Gerharz
playing two numbers on her vio
lin, "White Christmas" and -"Silent
Night," with the verse sung
as a solo by Phylis Nolan. A solo
by Patty McMillan, and a duet,
"Away in a Manger" by Betty
Messenger and Beverly Nolan.
Mr. Hatch then gave a talk on
'Love for Mankind" after which
they sang "Hark the Herald An
gels Sing." .The girls were lovely
in pastel colored formats. The
vesper services are one of the
requirements of the Campfire
Girls and the public is always
cordially invited to attend.
The Christian and Congrega
tional Sunday schools held their
Christmas program Sunday night
at the Christian church with each
class adding something to it, and
colored slides shown of the birth
of Christ. Mr. Hatch gave a short
talk on leaving the church and
thanked the congregation for
their help and attendance in the
past. Mr. Hatch ended the pro
gram with a reading, 'The Little
Fir Tree," accompanied by Betty
Mrs. Sam McMillan was a The
Dulles visitor Thursday as were
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McMillan.
Mrs. Carl Whillock of Heppner
has been helping her mother.
Mrs. Chas. Breshears, in the local
postoffice during the Christmas
Mrs. K. K. Marshall is in the
hospital in Pendleton pending an
operation in a week or so. Mr.
Marshall took her over last Mon
day. Mr. and Mrs. Sam McMillan
are moving into the house of his
father. S. G. McMillan, while the
McMillans are in Portland where
S. G. is receiving medical atten
tion. Mrs. Majoric Ilouck returned to
Portland Saturday where she had
taken her small son who was in
a critical condition with a skin
Infection, to Doernbecker hospit
al. Mrs. Joe Feathers is substitut
ing in the local high school for
three days in place of Miss Joy
The high school students went
on a tour of the grade school
rooms Wedsnesday morning to
see the decorations. Miss Mor
riman's room, the 7th and 8th
grades, seems to be the one pick
ed for the outstanding display.
The Lexington basketball
teams motored to Mitchell where
both A and B strings were defeat
ed. The A string was defeated
23-26 with Ray Paplneau as high
point man, and the B string was
defeated 6-20 with Ronald Fahl
as high point man.
, ,
Jasper Crawford
Mrs. Echo
Mrs. C. C.
Christmas Comes To
Vets in Ward Seven
By Mrs. Ralph Thompson
Ten trees sparkled on porches
and In rooms, more beautiful this
year due to new lights and orna
ments, gift of lone Rebekah
lodge. Wreaths were hung In all
the rooms, gift of so many kind
hearted folks of Morrow county.
Gaily wrapped cherry plants were
placed here and there through
the wards, gift of other Morrow
county people, as well as four
!i Frank Ycgs of
Hermiston, who always help us
at Christmas time. The Heppner
'ehamher of commerce also boueht
, ...,
wicauia, une ui men jute cus
toms each year.
As we went through the ward
we carried plants on the three
shelf table, gift of Home Ec club
of Willows grange, and its tem
ple bell, gift of lone American
Legion auxiliary will bring news
of good things all through the
year. They also gave a cherry
plant. The table will carry gifts
all year which your Red Cross
money provides as well as the
gifts from the Heppner Elks
Sixty gifts were given by three
granges, Rhea Creek, Lexington
and Willows, as well as by peo
ple of Heppner. Special gifts were
home-made cookies from Mrs.
Ethel Adams and Mrs. Clive Hus
ton; a three-year subscription to
Life magazine from some lone
folks and a generous sum of
money for phone calls home from
Eastern Star Social club of lone.
As usual the Rebekah and De
gree of Honor lodges in Heppner
gave wanted magazine subscrip
tions. The beautifully wrapped
presents will be given out at a
special party on Thursday. Fruit
cake, cookies and punch will be
a gift from the Heppner Lumber
company, their second year' to
play Santa Claus.
To all of you go grateful thanks
from each patient as I visited
with all of them this week. Also
grateful thanks from your Mor
row county committee as so much
is done so graciously.
Funeral services for James
Samuel Malchow, 62, were held
at Folsom's Chapel In Pendleton
Monday afternoon, with burial in
Olney cemetery.. Rev. Elvon L.
Tull of All Saints church, Hepp
ner, officiated. Born In Jackson
county, Minn., Mr. Malchow
came to Pendleton five years ago
and engaged in the service sta
tion and used car business. In his
last illness he was brought to
the home of his daughter here
where he died last Thursday. He
is survived by three children,
Charles Malchow, Aberdeen, S. D.
Mrs. Flora Calkins, San Diego,
Calif., and Mrs. Conley Lanham,
Heppner, and eight brothers and
Mary Ellen Frad died Dec. 21
in Portland and funeral services
are being held at 2 p. m. today
at the Chapel of Jacobson Fam
ily's Southeast Mortuary, with
interment in Lincoln Memorial
Park. She is the mother of Mrs. !
Arnold Pieper of Lexington.
Two Irrigon Men
In December Draft
Morrow county will send two
men to service in the December
call from the tri-county draft
board, announces Jack F. Com
bes, secretary of local board No.
31. Both from Irrigon, the men
are Clarke Lee Stephens and
Lawrence Mercer Smith, both ag
ed 21.
Gale O. Marvel, 23, Arlington
and Ersel H. Osborne, 21, Mitch
ell, were the other men selected
to fill out the district's call for
four men.
W. T. Forthman and son and
daughter of Boardman were at
tending to tax matters at the
courthouse Tuesday. They are
newcomers to the project town.
will leave Thurs-
w mm-mm,
. $r ttmtru Sljta
Mr, and Mrs. 0.
Mrs. C. C.
Palmateer, lone
Jones, Lexington
Officials Discuss School Budgets of County
At Dinner Meeting Monday Evening
Annual Christmas
Program Pleases
Capacity Audience
A beautiful Yultide gift was
presented to the citizens of Hepp
ner Wednesday evening when the
schools presented their annual
Christmas program. The gymnas
sium was crowded wth proud
parents and friends who were
most appreciative of the efforts
of the performers and of the ad
ults behind the scenes whose un
tiring efforts made the evening
Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien gave the
invocation, which was followed
by a band number, "Yuletide Ech
oes," a group of Christmas selec
tions. The Christmas Story was
presented by band, the high
school girls chorus and the grade
school chorus. Bob Bennett nar
rated the Story of the Nativity as
presented by St. Luke, which was
presented in tableau while th;
well loved Christmas music de
veloped the theme.
A group of little folk from the
first and second grades sang
"Away in a Manger." Pat Kirk
and Terry Thompson played a
flute duet at this time.
A chorus of angels with wings
and one celestial harp was pre-
sented from the fourth and fifth
grades The upper grades sang
from the balcony and swelled the
strains The high school girls in
formal dresses, and the band in
uniform made a colorful picture
uii me SLdgc.
Merlene Miller sang "Cantique
de Noel" and Verne Bell sang
"We Three Kings of Orient Are."
Both were accompanied by the
band and presented themselves
very well.
Tableau characters were Mar
lene DuBois, as Mary; Bob Berg
strom, Joseph; Wesley Marlatt,
Jack Sumner and Kenneth Cuts
forth, the shepherds; Donald
Blake, Lynn Rill and Phil Smith,
wise men, and angel, Rachel Cox.
Robert Collins is director of
music and as ably assisted by
the other members of the faculty.
:.The evening's entertainment
was concluded by Rev. Francis
McCormack who pronounced the
Smethurst Chosen
Wranglers Prexy
The Wranglers club, in sessian
December 14 at the office of Tur
ner, Van Marter & Co., elected
William Smethurst of Lexington
president for the ensuing year;
Archie Murchison, vice president
and Marian Murchison, secretary-treasurer.
Plans were made for club ac
tivities for the coming year.
Membership of the group has
grown to 86, including numerous
families. Interest in the activities
is growing and it is expected
another year will show a larger
A drivers license examiner
will be on duty in Heppner be
tween the hours of 10 a.m. and
4 p.m. Tuesday, December 28.
holding forth at the city hall.
Persons wishing licenses or per-
jmits to drive are asked to get in
touch with the examiner well
ahead of the scheduled closing
hour in order to assure comple
tion of their applications with a
minimum of delay.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gilliam !
are among the Morrow county
colony at Oregon State college
who are home for the holidays.
They are dividing their time be
tween the E. E. Gilliam and Earl
Blake homes.
(ClfrMmatf 1948
G. Crawford
Mrs. Claud Coats, Boardman
Mrs. Elsa Leathers, Kinzua
Vesper Concert and
Tea Fine Success
Seating capacity of the Amer
ican Legion hall was taxed Sun
day afternoon to accommodate
the audience that turned out to
attend the vesper service and tea
given by the Women's Chorus.
There was some difficulty in ne
gotiating the steep ground to the
hall, due to melting snowr but
this did not deter those who were
eager to hear the fine program
presented by the chorus.
The chorus was in good voice
and left nothing to be desired,
except more of the same high
quality music which has charac
terized the organization from the
Following the concert many of
the concert goers remained to
participate in the tea served by
me lauies 01 me iiiuius, auiy
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Random Thoughts...
Well, here it is right on the
eve of Christmas and what do you
think? We ve got our Christmas
shopping taken care of. For once
we have avoided the last -minute
crush and won't have to evn go
over to town unless out of cur
iosity to see how our former fel-
tnw-Qiiffprprc Kro farinp From thp
, ooks of thi tnis shoppillg ssa.
Lon there shoulcin.t be much 0f
a crush on christmas eve, but of
j course there may be quife a num.
j ber of foIks wno wi1 discovt,r
th ,eft someone off their list
and in that event wl1 have t0
hllrrv tn th c,nrponrnp slnrP
and try to pick out something
irom uie sduiy utp.eicu sius. ;
ims na ueni a Suou suuppiiiB
season for Heppner stores. The
prepared for a good business and
have not been disappointed. The
turnover has been heavy. This
has not only been- apparent in
purchases taken home locally but
in the enormous volume of out
going mail run through the local
May we be pardoned if we di
gress a bit and implore our cor
respondents such of them as do
not send in their weekly contri
butions by Tuesday morning it-)
please make an effort to mail
earlier next week. This is holiday
time and the personnel of the
little old shop on West Willow
street would greatly relish, and
appreciate, an opportunity to turn
the key in the door on a working
day and just loaf. If the corres
pondence could be on hand by
Tuesday morning, it may be pos
sible for us to get the mail all
out of the way by Thursday and
permit a little vacation.
The snow which fell to a depih
of six inches or more last week
and gave promise of a white
Christmas fell victim to a Chin
ook wind by Sunday and the
hills and valleys are again bare.
Cattle again are pasturing in the
fields and iht threat of a long
feeding period has been checked,
for the time being at least. It is
not likely that feed supplies
would play out, but stockmen were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ear- Teachers are reluctant to go
more than likely would grow wood and family, Mr. and Mrs. j into new communities where the
weary of a day in and dav out i Arnin Hug and family. Mr. and, housing situation is difficult and
feeding program over a period of Mrs. Robert Haiwood. into areas too far removed from
several months. j Mildred Miller. Evelyn Miller, the population centers.
o iMaxine Ely. and Carolyn Sicard ) Student transportation is a
2ND DEGREE COUNT FILED 'are home "from La Grande to large item and a special problem
Dstrict Attornev P. W. Mahon-. spend the holidays. They are all i in the sparsely settled sections,
ev last Thursday filed a'eharge 'students at EOCE. I However, there is little or no re-
of second degree murder against I Gary Petteys of Pendleton ar- ( lief in sight and Morrow county
Mrs. Velma Hughes in the slay- j rived Sunday for the holidays has to face its school transport
ing of her husband. Arthur Lee 'with his grandparents. Mr. r.ndjtion budget. The tentative bud
hi,pK ' ' I Mrs. N. A. Macomber. ! get for transportation is better
The Willing Workers of the
iiniinnpr rhnivli of Christ at the
regularmonth.lv dinner meeting
December 15 had a gift exchange for Eugene where he will spend no appreciable saving would be
and a Christmas program. Flates Christmas with another daughter made in the transportation bud
were served to 32 members, jand family. get short of an improvement in
Mr I aura Pnup 3rH anit 4th or construction of artenuatp roads
T. W. Allen
C. of C. Directors
Choose Leaders
For Ensuing Year
Installation of
Officers Planned
Early in January
Election of officers to serve
through the ensuing year was the
order of business of the board
of directors of the Heppner Cham
ber of commerce Tuesday eve
ning. Under the rules of the or-
j ganization, elective officers are
cnosen irom we Doara oi airec-
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surer being selected either from
the board or from the member
ship at large.
O. G. Crawford will head the
group the coming year. Orville
Smith was chosen first vice pres
ident, and Floyd Tolleson, second
vice president.
Louis Lyons, who was named
assistant secetary early in the
year and who has been acting
secretary since the resignation of
Frank Davis, w as named the head
man in that department. Merle
Becket was retained as treasurer.
The directors decided to put
more formality into the annual
installation and a plan was for
mulated for staging a dinner
about the middle of January, at
which time the officers will be
inducted. Invitations will be ex
tcnded to pe(,ple from all parts
o tne county with the hope that
wi be a representative get
together. Negotiations have been
opened with the American Le
gion for use of the hall and as
soon as a date is fixed commit
tees will go to work on the ban
quet. Some projects set in motion
during the current year will be
followed up during the coming
year and there are new problems
concerning the town and county
that will claim the attention of
the chamber of commerce in the
1 months to come.
Boardman People
Leave lo Attend
Anniversary Event
By Mrs. Flossie Coats
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cole left
Saturday for Portland where they
with other relatives will celebrate
the 65th wedding anniversary of j wide survey of teachers' salaries
Mrs. Cole's parents, Mr. and Mrs. jand the possible, or probable, in
G. V. Pew, on December 19. Mr. j crease for the next school year.
Cole will also visit a brother who This schedule was used as the
he has not seen for 17 years. The : basis for arriving at the teaching
Coles will remain in the valley budget for the various schools,
until after Christmas. Gaylord i which would be presented, like
Giady of Ordnance is on the the other items of the budgets,
farm of the Coles. for the consideration of the Rural
Pendelton shoppers Saturday School board.
j V. W. Hartle of Helix spent the
. week end with his son-in-law
and daughter. Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Marlow, leaving Monday
day for Nampa. Idaho, to spend
the holidavs with sisters. Mi
Joan McKenna will also leave for
Coos Bay for the holidays with
her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Kenna. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McDaniel
of Stanfield wore Saturday guests
at the home of their son-in-law
and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Spagle and
family of Salem, with Mr. 'and
Mrs. Robert llarwood, left Friday
1 for
Kellogg, Idaho, to have
Christmas with relatives.
Christmas program at the
Community church was Wednes
day evening. Numbers were
Christmas carols, readings and
song by the primary department,
and pantomime by the larger
The community Christmas pro
gram was Thursday evening, an
operetta. "Red Candles" being
given by the grades under the
direction of the four grade teach
ers. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Root and
sons of Athena spent Christmas
at the home of Root's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Leo Hoot.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Macomber
1 and son Lee of Arlington were
dinner guests Sunday at the home
t HI- r.. M f..,.nrW.,
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tonur'ied on page 0
"When we go over a budget we
just have a mass of cold figures,
a lot of which we don't under
stand," J. J. Nys. chairman of the
Rural School board, told school
officials of the county Monday
evening at a dinner meming held
in the Heppner school and at
tended by representatives from
the five town schools, Irrigon,
Boardman, lone, Lexington, and
Heppner. The meeting was held
at the invitation of the Rural
School board, the members of
which served as hosts for the din
ner. Adding a note of enjoyment to
the serious business at hand was
a selection of Christmas carols
played by the brass ensemble of
the Heppner school band.
Opening the business meeting.
Mr. Nys stated that the purpose
of the meeting was to get ac
quainted and to discuss district
problems and the Rural School
board's problems. .. that each
school board is a unit in itself
and looks, naturally, at its own
, ... ,., A'h , u.j
unit. The Rural School board
looks at the entire county as one
unit that there are a lot of prob
lems we don't understand if we
can get together and discuss our
problems we are in a better posi
tion to try to work them out.
- Referring to the opening state
ment, the chairman continued:
"Some items are not segregated,
so we feel if we can discuss the
items we do not understand, some
of them may be justified; we may
feel sqme of the items are too
high but an explanation may
show they are not. Or, we may
feel some budget is too low; if
it can be justified, well and good,
but if not, we may feel justified
in raising it. We do not like defi
cits! They must be made up, if
they continue they are going to
pymamid and will have to be
made up later. We want a well
balanced budget. This is a new
law. There aie a lot of things we
do rrot know about the law; there
will no doubt be a considerable
number of changes. We believe
that by meeting together we can
do much better work, by getting
acquainted with the various
school boards and by the various
school board members getting ac
quainted with each other. All
have problems, some think their
problems are great but when you
hear the other school's problems,
perhaps yours aren't half as bad
as the others' are."
The budget for each school was
presented and discussed thor
oughly. The two subjects receiv
ing the greatest attention, the re
sult, of course, of being two of
the largest and most important
items, were instruction salaries
and student transportation.
On the matter of instruction
salaries, a committee of teachers
of the county presented a budget
for the guidance of the Rural
School board members, which
schedule was based on a state-
1 than SSO.000 tor Morrow county.
j After a thorough discussion of
.the transportation problem it
was the consensus of opinion that
'where the school busses have to
Another item coming in for
much comment was maintenance
and repairs. Under the standard
ization procedure, much work has
had to be done to bring the phys
ical plants up to the standards
set by the state department.
The members of the Rural
School board were impressed by
the amount of work and careful
attention to detail that had been
given the budgets by the various
Continued on page six
Mr. and Mrs. Charles HugijU's
and daughter Constance drove to
Moro Tuesday to attend the fun
eral services fur Mr. Uuggle.s's
grandmother. Mrs. Lucy Ruggles,
whoso death occurred l ist Friday.
A pioneer of Sherman county, th?
obituary prepared f"r the final
rites contains much that Is typ
ical of the earlier days in east
ern Oregon and will be publish
ed in our ne.t issue.
The courthouse "garig" gave a
farewell party honnring Juilg"1
Bert Johnson and Commissioner
l. d. Nej Monday afternoon.
The Christinas tree was in plaee
i in the corridor and the retiring
it: i V.
. j on icia is were rt meniu--M-u j