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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Dec. 30, 1948
WHEN WOOL WAS
When the branch train crow
pots cars alongside a Heppner
warehouse nowadays it is for
the purpose of loading wheat
When this view was taken it
This scene has been repub
lished more than once but it
always retains interest. It turns
back the pages of history to
when Heppner was a real wool
The Palace Hotel
Some of our readers will see
nothing familiar about this pic
ture, but to older residents it
will be no strange sight The
Palace hotel, built in the early
'90's, occupied the corner where
the Rosewall garage now
stands. It was the meeting
place of ranchers, traveling
salesmen, business men and
just folks. Fire broke out in the
hotel on July 4 .1918. destroy
ing the building and contents
and before being brought un
der control spread to the blocks
to the south and burned out
most of four blocks.
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Built of native basalt rock
and trimmed with Wallowa
county sandstone, the Morrow
county courthouse has long
been considered one of the bet
ter buildings of that type in
this part of the country.
lown Crier Calls
lone Folks Out To
Town Hall Meeting
By Eclio Palmatccr ,
Tlie town cripr and the ringing
of the city bell wore heard all
over town Monday night an
nouncing the town meeting at the
Legion hall. Over 70 townfolk at
tended the meeting which was
conducted by Mayor Garland
Swanson. A financial report was
given by the treasurer of the
money taken In and spent by the
city the past year. Civic prob
lems were discussed such as wa
ter rates, garbage disposal and
weed control In the streets and
vacant lots and other property.
All were In favor of enforcing the
city ordinance of keeping their
properly free of weeds.
Projects such as oiling Third
street, the cross streets and a
drainage system in the streets
were discussed. The hazards of
faulty sidewalks was brought up.
C). L. Lundell stated that Willows
grange Is willing to cooperate
with the city council to see what
could be done about repairing the
walks. Beautifying the park was
The people voted to make these
meetings an annual affair and
to attend lly council which
meets the first Tuesday of each
f$i&S5K fetes iA: Ksi
was for wool. Old "65" couldn't
pull many loaded freight cars
up the Willow creek grade but
she could take a string of loads
out .There were usually a bag-
center. There were times when
the sheepmen as far off as the
Bums country hauled the.r
wool here for shipment to the
big market. Buyers from the
The Town's Founder
People of later generations
often ask about the origin cf
the town and why it is callei
Heppner. By a lucky stroke this
picture of Henry Hepp.ie,
founder of the town to which
he gave his name, was found
among some cast olf cuts. It is
a block print made from a pic
ture when Mr. Heppner was a
When residents of the west
end of Umatilla county decided
they wanted a county of their
own. Hon. . L. Morrow van one
of the most active men in help
ing them to realize their ambi
tion. In appreciation of the ser
vices of this early-day business
man, the citizens of the newly
formed county asked that it be
Sandwiches, doughnuts and
coffee were served after the meet
ing. DATES TO REMEMBER
Jan. 4 Meeting of the auxil
iary at 8 p.m.
Jan. 5 Social meeting of the
Eastern Star In the afternoon at
Mrs. Bert Mason's.
Jan. 6 Rcbekah meeting and
Installation ol officers, 7:30 p.m.
Jan, 7 Demonstration of "Pat
tern Alteration" at the Congrega
tional church parlors beginning
at 11:30 a.m. with pot luck din
ner at noon.
Dale While, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Tom White, was seriously Injured
in an accident when a pickup in
which ho was riding went over
a 50-foot bank near Phil Griffin's
house Saturday evening. He was
taken to The Dalles hospital and
the next day to the Emanuel hos
pital in Portland. He was oper
ated on Monday night for a skull
fracture. He has never regained
consciousness. Dale, Cecil Pad
berg and Fred Painter were on
their way to Charles Carlson's to
do the chores. Mr. and Mrs. Tom
While and Gordon White are In
Portland wilh him.
Mrs. Prank Nichols of Ordnance
was in lone one day last week.
She stated that her son Lyle was
now home from the hospital and
is much Improved.
Jack Bailey of Albany was an
lone visitor Monday, He and his
family spent Christmas at The
Dalles, Mr, Bailey has a farm
'Gave Name to C
gags car and one or more pas
senger coaches for the light
draft engine to drag up the
leading wool manufacturing
centers came here to bid on the
clips .numbers of them amount
ing to several thousand fleeces.
near Albany and also attends
, Oregon State college.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Heimbigner
and children spent last week willi
rclati'.ts in Odsesa, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. McBee of Pendic-
1 tun spent Christmas with her
i brother, Fred Buchanan, and
Mr. and Mrs. tarl Balch and
son Dick of Cottage Grove spent
the holidays with their daugmer,
Mrs. Clifford Carlson.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carlson
I visited Mr. and Mrs. Kmil Carl-
ison at Woodburn and Mr. and
Mrs. Stewart at Silverton last
i Charles White, son of Mr. and
Airs. Gordon White, is spending
his vacation here. He is a stu
dent at Pacific university,
j Mrs. K. P. Day of Kansas is
I visiting her husband during the
'holiday. Mr. Day is the depot
I Miss Betty Ball of Arlington
spent Christmas with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ball.
Mrs. Kdna arnell of Portland
is visiting at the home of her
! daughter, Mrs. Chas. O'Connor.
I Harry Yarnell received word
i Monday of the death of his fath-
I or. George larnell, of Btckleton.
I Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Yarnell and
family will attend the funeral
services at Bickleton. Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Roundy
and children of Kennewick. Wn..
spent Christmas at the John Bry
Holiday visitors at the Ray
Barnett home were their daugh
ter Mary of Seattle and Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Taylor of Idaho. Mrs.
Barnett went to Seattle with her
daughter for a short visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Mat
ihews lelt Sunday for Roseburg
lo attend a Mattews reunion
Buddy, small son of Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Benton is in t lie
hospital at The Dalles with a
Miss Francine Ely of The Dal
les spent the week end with her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
SteWart Aldrich of Seattle spent
the holidays wilh his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Aldrich.
-Teachers going away for Christ
mas were E. S. Siultz to his home
in Portland. Miss Mary Lund to
Pocatello, Idaho, Miss Mary
Bracket! to Rufus. and Francis
Ely and wife to Salem.
Mr. and Mrs. George Holder
man of Corvallis spent Christmas
with her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
The Misses Joan and Snooky
Simmons of Kelso. Wash., are vis
iting at the home of their uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John
Ransier, at Morgan.
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Kietmann
and sons Clone and Larry left
Friday of last week for Portland
and (hen on to California where
they will visit relatives.
Reginald and Alfred Shirley Jr.
are spending the holidays with
their parents, Rev. and Mrs. A.
Shirley. The hoys are students
at University of Oregon and Ore
gon State, respectively.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Healy and
daughter, Jean Marie, of Rock
away spent Christmas with her
mother, Mrs. Ida Coleman.
Eunice Peterson, who has been
at the Emanuel hospital in Port
land for several months under
treatment for rheumatic- arthrit
is. Is home somewhat improved,
reports her father, Oscar E. Pet
erson. Helping Eunice to celebrate her
birthday Wednesday evening,
Dec. 22, were Hie following: Mr.
and Mrs. Pete Cannon, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Iloskins, Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin t'l'ad) Miller, Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Stefani Jr., Shirley
Smouse, Barbara Smith, Joyce
Salter, Rollo Crwaford, George
Griffith, Carl Marquardt, Gene
Rlelmanti, Robert and Hill io Joe
Rletmann, Pat, Tommy and Ross
Doherty, Jimmy and David Bar
nett, Harold Snider, Gaylord Sal
: - B
ter, Wallace Coleman, Bobby
'Drake, John Skuzeski, Louis Carl
json, Bob Jepson, and Donald and
: Gerald Peterson.
Almosl everyone of thee wire
! friends from Eunice's high school
' days at the lone high school.
Many lovely gifts were received.
The evening was spent visiting
and playing games. Refreshments
were served by Mrs. Peterson.
Miss Mildred Carlson of Eu
gene spent Christmas wilh her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Carlson. She came from Eugene
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kormoyle
and cvhildren of Portland visited
relatives here Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan McCurdy
Sr. are visiting relatives in Cal
ifornia. They spent Christmas
with their son-in-law and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Len Oilman.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bergstrom
spent Christmas with Mrs. Berg
slrorn's father, Artie Jackson, who
is a patient in the veterans hos
pitay in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hardesty of
Portland spent the week end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Christmas guests at the Henry
Peterson home were Mr. and Mrs.
John Skuzeski of Corvallis and
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Peterson and
daughter of The Dalles. The Ted
Petersons also visited her moth
er, Mrs. Marjorie Doherty.
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Dobyns and
daughter Dorothy spent Christ
mas with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Ware, of Olympia, Wn.
Robert Jepsen is visiting his
sister and brother-in-law, Mr. anfl
Mrs. Elmer Newton, at Coos Bay.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Howk and
family of Troutdale spent Christ,
mas wilh relatives here.
Miss June Griffith who has
been employed at Prineville and
Redmond is visit-ne; her mo' he
Mrs. Fannie Griffith.
Mrs. Edith Nichoson and
daughter Alice flew to "Santa
Monica, Cal., last week where
they are visiting Mrs. Nichoson's
sister and family, Mrs. James
Wallace Lundell of Portland is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs
W. E. McCoy and son Gerald
relumed last week from a two
weeks' visit in Kansas.
Mrs. Sam McMillan underwent
a major operation at the Miri-
Columbia hospital in The Dalles
Mr. and Mrs. Hraold Martin
jand sons and Lowell Clark of Her
Imiston spent the holidays at the
i Henry Clark home.
I Mr. and Mrs. David Ely and
I daughter Lois of Pendleton spent
Christmas with his parents, Mt
and Mrs. Fred Ely, at Morgan.
Mr. and Mrs. John Eubanks
and children and Earl, Morgan
spent the holidays at the Earl
Morgan home in Portland.
.Holiday visitors at the Mark- ;
ham Baker home were Mr. and j
Mrs. Kedrick Baker and family '
and Mr. and Mrs. Amiel Van Bu
ren and family all of Kahlotus.
Wash., and Mr. and Mrs. H. Jan
sen of Vancouver. Wash. The
Messrs. Baker are brothers and
Mrs. Van Buren and Mrs. Jansen
are their sisters.
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Boardman 4-H Beef
Club Prepares For
Activiiies of 1949
By Mrs. Flossie Co;.ts
The 4-H Beef club met at the
home of Marie Polts on Decem
ber 15 for their first meeting and
the following officers were el
ected: President, Richard Mulli
gan; .vice president, Michael Stai
cup; secretary, Gracia Veelle; as
sistant secretary, Deloris Carlson;
treasurer, Oscar Veelle; reporter,
Marie Potts; song and yell lead
er, Jack Mulligan. Name chosen
for the club was Tumblewyed
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Taylor and
family arrived from Leroy, Minn.,
and are . living in their trailer
house on the Robert Bell farm,
of which they will take posses
sion when the Bells move to their
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zerba, nee
r,-.sie jones, 01 renaieion, anu
Esther Jones were Christmas din
ner guests at the home of the
girls' mother, Mrs. Blanche Jones,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marlow,
sons Harold and Darrell ww
Christmas dinner gueksts at the
home of Mrs. Marlow's aunt and
uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Knud -
son. of Weston.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Marvel and,1
The annual Christmas tree and
program was held at the school
house Thursday evening, Dec. 2,'j.
The program consisted of Christ
mas carols by the high school
girls' chorus, a welcome commit
tee of first graders, two plays
Santa's Christmas Eve," and "On
the Road to Bethlehem. All the
school was worked in to the pro- Christmas at the home of the lad
gram. The directors were Miss , ies' aunt there. Mr. and Mrs. Spa
Mary Lund, Mrs. Earl McCabe, !gle ' returned to their home In
Mrs. Algott Lundell. Mrs. Frank- : Salem Tuesday,
lin Ely and B. C. Forsythe. Miss I Mr. and Mis. Z. J. Gillespie atrl
Mary Brackett was make-up di- son Donald were Christmas din
rector and Clifford Aldrich and ner guests at the Claud Coats
Fayne Ely were stage managers, home.
After the program Santa Clans I Mr. and Mrs. Neil Bleaknev .m fl
ea me and gave treats of candy,
nuts and oranges to all.
10 Off On AH Tire Purch ases
Between NOW and JANUARY 5th at Heppner
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New Compact Design Famous Meter-Miser mechanism
Bigger, colder Super-Freezer Chest Full-width, roller-
bearing Hydrator with glass top All-alum'
proof shelves Kar.dy basket-drawer for pack,
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Heppner Appliance Co.
hildren, Roberta and Gary, of
Bickleton, Wash., spent Christ
mas at the home of Mrs. Marvel's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Blann. Other guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Seely of Bickleton, and
Mr. and Mrs. C. Clark of Hermis
ton. Christmas evening giies's st
the Frank Marlow home were Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Ransier a:id
daughter of Orovillo, Cal., who
are here spending the Christmas eymoon trip the young couple
vacation wilh Ransier's mother. I will make their home here. Mr.
Mrs. Nora Ransier, and other rel- and Mrs. W. E. Garner motored
atives in Pendleton. j to Hood River Saturday afternoon
Mrs. Margaret Klitz spent t0 attend the wedding, Mr. Gar
. hristmas with her son Noel Klitz ner being one of the ushers,
-nd family of La Grande, return- j Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cole re
ing to her work Monday. (turned home Monday evening af-
Lyle Tannehill of Eugene was t!r spending ten days in Portland
a holiday guest at the no.ne ofjwith relatives. ' .
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde I Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Ely and
Tannehill. Mr. and Mrs. Donald family were Christmas dinner
Tannehill were also dinner guests I guests at-the home of Mr. Ely's
Christmas. parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Ely,
Mr. and Mrs. Russell D-Mfi'roat Morgan,
and daughter of Klamath Falls' Sunday dinner guests at the
spent the holidays with their ' Elvin Ely home were Mr. and
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul De-.Mrs. Dean Ekleberry and family
Mauro, and Mr. and Mrs. I. Skou- of Hermiston, also Mr. and MlS.
bo. , Chas. Chandler and familv of
I n. rtu-uuiiy 01 laeoma. wn.,
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i arrived Thursday evening after
;his mother, Mrs. Olive Atleberry,
iwho returned with him and will
spend the winter in Taeoma.
j The operetta. "Red Candler,"
was presented Thursday evening
at the school house auditorium
I under direction of the four grade
teachers, Mrs. LaVerne Partlow,
Mrs. H. Wilson. Mrs. Laura Rowe
and Mrs. Zoe Billings. All the
prade children huH n nnrt in thic
elaborate program which display
ed much work on the directors'
part. The high school also pre
sented a pageant, ' Binh of the
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harwood,
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Spagle and
children returned from Kellogg,
Idaho, Monday after spending
I son Pat stopped for a short visit 1
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
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Claud Coats Monday evening, en
route home from a visit with their
son and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Bleakney of Raymond.
Isaac Murphy, owner and op
erator of Norm's motor count,
was married to Nona Nunamaker,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roj
Nunamaker, in Hood River, De.
cember 26, at 2 p.m. at the Epis
copal church. After a short hon-
' r.. , i ..
Talked to some editors who run
my column in their papers in
states where there's mostly cattle
and sheep raising about the dif
ferences there might be between
farming and ranching.
And they told me: "Joe, there's
no real difference between cattle
men and farmers. We make our
living from the land like your folks
do; we have the same 4-H Clubs
and Granges; the same problems
of prices and marketing.
"When it comes to recreation,
we have the same liking to get to
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Nettie U. Barton
Nettie U. Barton passed away
December 17 at Riverside, Cal..
following a lingering Illness.
Memorial services were held in
that ci'y eDcemher 20 .with in
terment in Olivewood cemetery.
Nettie U. Davis was born at
Lexington July 3, 1TO to Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Davis. She attended
public school there and gradu
ated from the Lexington high
school .later attending Pacific
university where she studied mu
sic. She was a member of the
Presbyterian church and the
She was married to Walter C.
Barton at Lexington June 22, 1917.
Surviving are the husband, a
daughter, Shirley Fauteck of
Mahnomen, Minn.; a son, Walter
C. Barton Jr., and a grandson.
Phillip Barton Fauteck of Mah
nomen; her mother, Mrs. W. J.
Davis, Lexington, and the follow.
ing brothers and sisters: Clarke
F. Davis, Pendleton; James L.
Davis, Lexington; Albert Glenn
Davis, Bend; Mrs. Lucy S. Pointer,
Seattle; Mrs. Mable Gray, Stan
field, and Mrs. Gladistine Mike
sell, Toppenish, Wash.
I sit ... 61 Joe Marsh
gether now and then for a barbe
cue and a friendly glass of beer."
And from where I sit, that about
sums if op. Ranchers may hare
different names for things or grow
different crops. But all over Amer
ica folks who work the land share
those common traits of hard work,
sober moderation, and good fellow
ship, whether they're growing cat
tle for beef, or barley for good
American beer and ale.
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