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Heppner Gazette Times
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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, February 3, 1949
Volume 65, Number 46
Shamrocks Block
Fossil Ambitions
In Return Game
Local Squad Also
Drubs Lexington
Monday Evening
The Heppner Shamrocks breez
ed merrily along on the victory
trail Monday night as they
swamped the Lexington townies
by a score of 80 to 23, and then
followed suit Tuesday night when
they romped over the visiting
Fossil quintet to the tune of 55
to 39.
Tuesday night's win over Fos
sil was the Shamrock's seventh
victory in nine starts since the
first of the year, and avenged an
earlier defeat suffered by the
Shamrocks when they journeyed
to Fossil last week. Starting the
new year with a vengeance the
Shamrocks have met and defeat,
ed Condon, Fossil and Lexington,
plus two wins each over Hermis
ton and Pilot Rock. Losses have
been only to unbeaten Irrigon
and to Fossil.
Box scores for this week's
Heppner, 80 Lexington, 23
Padberg 3 f 4 Messenger
Greenup 16 f Padberg
Kemp, S. 14 ... c 10 Rauch
Scrlvner 9 g ... 1 Campbell
Kemp, J. 20 g 4 Peck
Bucknum 6 8 Munkers
Ferguson 4 s 4 Marquardt
Campbell 8 s
Heppner, 55 Fossil, 39
Greenup 24 f 17 Mathews
Padberg, Bus ... f 10 George
Kemp, S. 10 ... c 2 E. Ostrander
Kemp, J. 8 g 6 Hall
Campbell 7 g 2 Schroeder
Ferguson 4 .... s 2, L. Ostrander
Padberg, Bill 2 s Cook
Mustangs Garner
One, Lose One In
Week's Encounters
Arlington's highly touted Hon
kers took advantage of a series
of bad passes and fumbles by the
Mustangs early in the last half
there Friday evening, to gain a
40-29 decision. This period lasted
only four minutes but the Hon
kers took full advantage to rack
in 11 points.
The first half was nip and
tuck. Arlington, held to only
three field goals in the entire
first half, dunked in 8 points
from the free throw line. The
score at half was 1414.
The first lour minutes of the
second half proved disastrous for
the Mustangs as the Honkers put
the game on ice with their 14
points. Remuinder of the game
was close but the Mustangs could
not overcome that substantial
Honker lead. Bally of Arlington
took scoring honors with 14
points, followed by his teammate
Sweet with 32. Ruhl of the Mus
tangs potted 12.
Heppner's vengeful Mustangs
overcame an 18-22 halftime lead
to edge the Cardinals 39-35 in a
thrill-packed game. The game
was a toss-up for most of the
first half but a quick burst by
lone Just before the halftime
buzzer gave them a 4-polnt lead.
The Mustangs roared back In
the second half to roll in eight
straight points before the Card
inals could find themselves. The
Mustangs maintained their lead
the rest of the game with smooth
ball handling.
Bob Bennett, Mustang forward,
took scoring honors for the night
with 13 points. Norman Ruhl,
Heppner center, was close behind
with 12. Hermann was high for
lone with 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey of Kansas
who have been visiting their son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Bailey, are living In
the Jack Bailey house.
Mrs. Doris Gollyhorn is clerk
ing again at the Swanson store
after a siege of throat Infection.
Pendleton visitors last week
were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hell
ker, Mrs. Larry Fletcher, and
Wm. Seehafer.
We take this means of thank
ing friends and neighbors for
their many kindnesses during the
illness and following the death
of our loved one, and for the
many beautiful floral trbutcs to
his memory.
Mrs. Patrick Healy and
Mr. and Mis. Wick Parrlsh and
little son were brief callers in
Heppner Tuesday while returnlgn
to their home In Condon from
rcndloton. They had been In Pen
dleton for medical service for
their son. Mr. Parrish Is a brother
of Fred Parrlsh of Heppner.
your car check accl
Native of Ireland
Laid to Rest Here
Tuesday Morning
Final rites were held ' at 10
o'clock a. m. Tuesday for Patrick
Healy, long tme resident of the
county, who passed away Satur
day, January 29, at the family
residence In the Case apartments.
Services were held at St. Patrick's
Catholic church, with the Rev.
Francis McCormack officiating,
and arrangements in charge of
Phelps Funeral Home. Interment
was in the Heppner Masonic
Mr. Healy was born March 16,
1882, in County Longford, Ireland.
He came to the United States and
to Oregon in 1902 and I'1'"
many of the young men from the
Emerald Isle, engaged In the
sheep business, following that In
lustry for some 30 years. Retiring
from ranching he moved his lam.
ily to town and followed various
pursuits, bul for the most part
operated a light hauling business
until ill health forced him to give
up work about two months ago.
Mr. Healy married Margaret
Lennon in 1917. They had been
residents of adjoining counties in
Ireland but did not meet until
both were residents of Morrow
county. Five children weie born
to this union. They are James P.
of Heppner and Francis W. of
Pendleton; Mrs'. Ed Burchell (Ka
thryn) of Ft Leavenworth, Kan.;
Mrs. A. L. Daggett of Thunder
Hawk, S. D. and Patricia Healy of
Heppner. Besides his Immediate
family, he is survived, by a bro
ther, John Healy of Heppner, a
sister in San Francisco, and a
brother and sister in Ireland.
Forest Worker's
Death Shock to
Friends at Kinzua.
By Elsa M. Leathers
Word was received here this
week that "Buzz" Horace DeM r-
iss of Prineville had passed away
suddenly on Monday. This was
terrible shock to his many
friends here. He had worked on
the forest service for the past sev
eral years, and hnd been station
ed here this tall for several weeks
and was assistant last year to
Don Kyle. He was well known
in the Heppner district, having
worked that end of the forest. Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Wren and family,
state forester here, and Leonard
Samples attended the funeral at
Prineville Thursday. Buzz had
been suffering from a bad cold
and developed pneumonia. He
will be sadly missed in Kinzua.
He was 23 years old.
Earl Butler of Mayville brot
the Boy Scouts to Kinzua Satur
day to visit the scouts here. Joe
Schott took both Mr. Butler and
the boys through the mill and
Maurice Brown, pl-'tit s
tendent, showed them through
the plant, explaining the various
Mrs. Jerry Rood returned home
from Portland Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Rood had to remain there for
more treatments for skin Infec
tion on his hands.
Both the A and B strings of
basketball took a shellacking
from Arlington. The A string was
behind 10 points at the close of
the game. Many people from Kin-
zua accompaneid the teams down,
despite bad weather. Both games
with The Dalles Pappooses were
called off at Fossil and The Dal
les. The reason not known. The
girls volleyball team played Con
don Friday night.
The town team composed of
both Kinzua und Fossil boys play
ed Condon Wednesday nlcht.
Luke Hall who plays on the team
was taking other players anu Mrs.
Hall. Near Dyer park their car
turned over, going down an em
bankment about 15 feet, landing
on the top of the car, no one was
Injured. Lyle and Ed Ostrander,
Dennis Mathews and Vernon
George were with them.
Mrs. Betty Rood was hostess
Saturday afternoon for a very
lovely bridal shower given In
honor of Mrs. Kels Collins, at her
home here. Many friends were
present and she received a host
of beautiful gifts. Mrs. Bruce
Llndsey and Miss Joanne Adams
helped to serve the refresh menls.
The Amreican Legion auxiliary
Is In charge of the March of
Dimes with Mrs. Sterling Wham
as chairman. Each member will
take contributions In her locality.
Ray O'Neill and Bill Preston
went to The Dalles Saturday to
bring Mrs. Preston home from the
hospital. She Is convalescing at
her home now from a major op
eration three weens '?
Mr. and Mrs. Don Carlson were
called to Portland this week to
see Mr. Carlson's mother who is
quite ill. Their small daughter
Sue stayed with Mrs. Fred Nuby,
Mrs. Harve Allie returned to
work the first of the week Her
arm was broken in a car accident
Novcniucr ol).
Invitations are being received
for a bridal shower February 5
in honor of Mrs. Larry Cook Jr.
at Jcffmore hall with Mrs. Bert
Hoovv-i, Mrs. ueorge Smiui and
Gussle McQueen hostesses.
Continued on page six
County's Granges
To Contribute To
Pomona Program
Granges of the county will par
tlcipate in the all-day program of
the Pomona grange which will be
held at the Lexington grange hall
Saturday, February 5. As arrang
ed, the activities will begin with
the business session, followed by
dinner at noon, the lecturer's
program In the afternoon, supper
in the evening, followed by de
gree work and winding up with
a social time.
The lecturer's program will
start at 2:30. The public is invited
to attend. Ed Bell, administrator
of the Oregon Wheat commis
sion, will be the principal speak
er. Other features of the program
will be C. J. D. Bauman and mem
bers of the county court. Special
numbers will include a piano
duet by JoJean Dix and Eleanor
Rice, representing Lexington
grange; a clarinet solo by Gerald
Bergstrom, Rhea Creek grange,
and Greenfield grange, Board
man, will have a reading by Ja
mie Stalcup and a vocal duet by
Verona Shattuck and Flossie
Willows grange will contribute
something to the program while
the Rhea Creek grange will pre
sent the Fifth degree work at
7:30 p.m. Following this Shirley
Wilkinson's all-girl orchestra will
strike up some lovely tunes for a
bit of dancing.
Yellow Jackets of
Boardman Sting
Irrigon's Comets
By Mrs. Flossie Coats
The Boardman Yellowjackets,
basketball team, met the Irrigon
Comets on the local floor Friday
evening, January 28, in the
fourth league game of this sea
son. The Yellowjackets held the
lead all through the game with
a finish score of 42-30. The line
up was:
Boardman 42 Irrigon 30
Earwood 18 f 5 Fraser
Hug 6 f Holden
Graham 8 c 15 Critchlow
II. Marlow 2 ... g 7 Paulson
Gillespie 6 g 2 B. Adams
Substitutions: Boardman, D.
Marlow 2, Palmer, Cassidy; Irri
gon, Keith 1, D. Adams, Filly.
Boardman B team lost to the
Irrigon B's with a score of 22-18.
The "March of Dimes" contest
which has taken place the last
two weeks in the grades at school
ended Friday with a total of $120,
the winning room being the first
and second grades, Mrs. Zoe Bil
lings, teacher. The remaining six
grades will entertain the winners
at a party February 4. Amounts
by rooms were, first and second,
$38.05; third and fourth, $21.45;
fifth and sixth, $26.40; seventh
and eighth, $34.10.
Glen McMurtry who has held
the third trick job at Messner
left Friday for Echo and will op
erate the second trick. Ethel Dal
ly of Portland is relieving at
Messner for a few days.
The local 4 H club council held
a meeting at the Seth Russell
nome inursuay evening, ways
and means were discussed for the
4-H club building that is to be
erected on the fair grounds. Pre
sent besides Mr. Russell were
County Agent Anderson, Miss
Mabel Wilson, home demonstra
tion agent; Mrs. Jamie Stalcup,
Mrs. Flossie Coats, Lee Pearson,
Nathan Thorpe,' Grace Miller,
Jackie and Richard Mulligan.
Mrs. Russell served refreshments
of cake and coffee.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pierott Jr.
are the proud parents of a son,
Roger Gary, born Saturday, Jan.
29, at the Walla Walla general
hospital. This is the first child
for the Pierotts and the first
grandchild for both sets of grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Pear
son, Boardman, and Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Pierott Sr., Silverado, Cal.
Thursday afternoon a group of
neighbor ladies gathered to sur
prise Mrs. Earl Briggs on her
birthday, taking the refreshments
from home. Those present were
Mrs. Geo. Gust in, Mrs. Katherine
Mulligan, Ruth Anderegg, Minnie
Wilson, Mrs. Ray Brown, Mrs.
Kate Graiulling and Mrs. Thelma
Fort tier.
Pvt. Harold Baker who is sta
tioned at Great Falls, Mont.,
spent the week end at the home
of his mother, Mrs. Adeline Baker,
and other relatives. His brother
and slster ln-law took him as far
as Rltzvillo, Wn., on the return
trip Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Billings
were called Saturday to the bed-
side of Mrs. Billings' brother, Ev
erett Hadley of Richland, Wn.
Ills mother, Mrs. Chas, McDan
Iels of Stanfield. remained at his
side. Chas. McDaniels spent Sun
day at the Billings home here.
Mr. Hadley is suffering from ul
cers. The mercury started climbing
Monday and during the middle
of the day the snow melted, but
all Indications are the mercury
will drop for a few days yet, but
not as low as last week.
Friends assembled at the R. S.
East-Lynch Nuptials Solemnized at
Methodist Church Saturday Evening
By Ruth F. Payne
The wedding of Miss Jewell
East, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ottis East of Prineville and Wil
liam Grant Lynch, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Lynch of Heppner,
was an event of Saturday. The
ceremony was performed by Rev.
J. Palmer Sorlien at 7 p.m. in the
Methodist church with the dou
ble ring service being used.
The bride, given In marriage
by her father, wore a white satin
gown fashioned with long sleeves,
sweetheart neckline and long
train. Her fingertip veil was held
in place by a coronet of orange
blossoms. She carried an arm
bouquet of pink rosebuds and
white carnations.
Miss Evonne Dougherty, maid
of honor, wore an aqua dress and
a corsage of pink rosebuds. Miss
Mary Gebhart, bridesmaid, wore
a white organdy over blue gown
and a corsagt of pink roseouds.
The bride's other attendant, Miss
Louise Schunk, wore a oiue guwn
and a corsage of yellow rosebuds.
Robert Lovgren was best man
and ushers were Malcolm East
and Lester Cox.
Soloist was Mrs. Ethel Lyng
holm and accompanist, Mrs. J..
Palmer Sorlien, who also played
the wedding marches.
The altar was beautifully dec
orated with baskets of white
chrysanthemums and yellow ro
ses. Mrs. Lynch wore a frock of
dark green and a pink rosebud
Assisting at the reception af
terward in the church parlors
were Mrs. Albert Schunk, Miss
Eunice Keithley and Miss Mary
anne Gammell and Mrs. R. F.
For going away, the bride
chose a wine suit with black and
gold accessories and a corsage of
yellow rosebuds.
Following a brief honeymoon
in Yakima, Wash., the young cou
ple will be at home in the Case
Out-of-town guests here for the
wedding were: Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Sykes of Ashland; Edgar
East and Ted Reed of Prineville;
Mr. and Mrs. W. Dorset and Mrs.
G. Sonsalla, grandparents of the
groom, Yakima.
Miss Rosetta Healy, whose wed
ding to Ted Palmateer of lone
will be an event of Saturday af
ternoon at St. Patriot s v-uuionr.
church, was complimented by
two bridal showers during the
past week. On Tuesday evening,'.
Mrs. Charles D. Hodge Jr. and
Miss Evonne Bleakman entertain
ed in her honor at the Hodge
home on Court street. Guests were
Mrs. Don Hatfield, Miss Mabel
Wilson, Miss Betty Dietz, Mrs.
Harry O'Donnell Jr., Mrs. La Verne
Van Marter, Mrs. Jack Whittle,
Mrs. Alex Thompson, Mrs. c. W.
Bucknum, Mrs. W. H. Padberg Jr,
Mrs. Russell O'Donnell ana Mrs.
Richard Hayes.
On Thursday evening Mrs. W.
J. Bucknum entertained at a
shower honoring Miss Healy.
Guests included Mrs. John Healy,
Miss Marguerite Glavey, Mrs.
Earl Gilliam, Mrs. Gertrude Ap
plegate, Mrs. Sam Turner, Mrs.
H. T. O'Donnell Sr., Mrs. Bernard
Doherty, Mrs. James Farley Sr.,
Mrs. William Richards, Mrs. Ag
nes Curran, Mrs. Harry O'Donnell.
Mrs .James Healy, Mrs. P. A. Mol
!ahan, Mrs. Edward Burchell,
Mre. a. W. Chapin, Mrs. Lester
wyman, and Mrs. Ida Coleman
and Mrs. Echo Palmateer of lone.
Gifts were sent by Miss Cecelia
Healy, Mrs. Harold Evans, Mrs.
John F. Kenny, Mrs. Rose Francis,
Mrs. A. C. Lindsey, -Mrs. Lottie
Kilkenny and Mrs. Don Greenup.
Mrs. Ida Coleman received first
prize in bingo and in the guess
ing game. Mrs. Gertrude Apple
gate received low in the guessing
game and the door prize was re
ceived by Mrs. James Farley Sr.
Mr, and Mrs. Pirl Howell motor,
ed to The Dalles the last ot me
week to attend a meeting and
banquet of Union Oil representa
tives. "Mr. and Mrs. Alex Thompson
and Mr. and Mrs. William Lab
hart entertained Saturday eve
ning with dinner and cards com
plimenting Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Bucknum on the occasion of their
second wedding" anniversary. Oth-
Wilson home Thursday for a
game of pinochle. Included were
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mulligan, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Anderegg, Mr. and Attendance at the meeting is
Mrs. Ray Brown, Mr. and Mrs. open to anyone interested in ed
Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Riddel, ucation.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Rogers, and o
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Fortner. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED
Fred Smith left Monday for Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fergu
Pendleton where he will enter the son announce the engagement of
St. Anthony's hospital for a ml- their daughter, Marylou, to Karl
nor operation, and will remain iK. Ransom, son of Mr. and Mrs.
for at least ten days. Eldon Shan
nnn Is caring for the sheep for
Mr. Smith, and Mrs. Kate Grand-
ling is staying with the young
son Ralph
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Briggs were
Sunday dinner guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Flanm
gan of Hermiston.
Max Bolms of Echo has bump
ed In and is doing the second
trick operator job at Messner de
pot, taking the place being held
by Gunner Skoubo for several
months. Skoubo will begin the
third trick on February 4.
Chas. Stoltnow motored to The
Dalles Tuesday
going after a
pickup ot groceries.
er guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Massey. High score in pinochle
was received by Mrs. Thompson
and Mr. Massey.
Mr. and Mrs. RODert Wright
made a business trip to Pendle
ton Monday.
Melvin Look returned Saturday
from The Dalles where he spent
several days during the past
week visiting with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Look.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stotts of
Lexington were business visitors
in Heppner Friday.
Everett White and L. R. Wet
more spent the week end in The
Dalles visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Batty
of Kimberly and Kenneth Batty
of Hardman were business visit
ors in Heppner Friday.
Robert Owens is a patient in
Surgeon's hospital, Seattle, hav
ing been taken there by plane
Thursday afternoon.
L. L. Howton of Lexington was
attending to business matters In
Heppner Friday
Miss Corabelle Nutting, student
nurse at St. Anthony's hospital in
Pendleton, was a week-enu guest
in Heppner at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Nut
ting. The missionary meeting of the
Women's auxiliary of All Saints
Episcopal church was held Thurs
day afternoon at the palish house
with Mrs. Anna Bayless and Mrs.
Frank Wilkinson as hostesses.
This year the group is studying
China. Mrs. R. B. Rice is mission
ary chairman.
Ralph Potter of Condon was a
business visitor in Heppner Sat
urday. Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Puff)
Rice are making an extended tour
of the East coast after attending
the inaugural ceremonies in
Washington, D. C, the last of the
month. According to word receiv
ed recently, Mr. and Mrs. Rice
were in New York City and after
a brief visit there expected to
start west.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Firrm
and son departed the last of the
week for Portland where they
will make their home. Mr. Far
rens has enrolled in Pacilic Bus
iness college and will study ac
counting. Mrs. Wendall Aldrich is a pa
tient at St. Anthony's hospital
in Pendleton.
C. J. D. Bauman made an offi
cial visit to Albany the last of
the week.
- Richard Michieli and George
Casey of Hermiston were trans
acting business in Heppner Mon
day afternoon.
Week-end visitors in Heppner
were Jess Coals of Hardman; Mr.
and Mrs. John Kenny of Sandhol-
low; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Carl
son of Gooseberry; A. M. Breed
ing of Lexington and Victor Riet-
mann of lone.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Parsons, Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. GJertson, Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Keeling and Mr.-
and Mrs. Anson Rugg motored to
Pendleton the last of the week
to attend a dinner given by the
Umatilla county personnel of the
forest service to welcome new
officers. The dinner was held at
the parish house of the Church
of the Redeemer. New officers
welcomed were Homer Ost of
Paisley, new ranger for the Walla
Walla district and J. O. Gjertson,
Heppner, who will be ranger of
the Pendleton district. Retiring
ifficers are Willis Ward, Paul
Taylor and Gerald Tucker.
Panel Discussion
Will Feature P-TA
Program Feby. 9
A panel discussion of the sub
ject, "Education for Family Liv
ing," will feature the regular
monthly meeting of the Heppner
Parent-Teacher association Wed
nesday evening, February 9, at
the school building.
Merle Becket is in charge of
the program and has arranged
for six participants, with William
F. Barratt acting as moderator.
On the line of discussion will be
'Mrs. Marie Clary, teacher; Rev.
Elvon L. Tull, Episcopal minis-
ter; Mrs. Oscar George, business
woman and member of the school
(board; Miss Mabel Wilson, home
Demonstration agent; uoya now-
,ton, wheatraiser, and Vernon
teacher and athletic
R. P. Ransom bf Seattle. Both the
bride-elect and her fiance are
students of Whitman college
where Miss Ferguson Is a mem
ber of Kappa Kappa Gamma and court house in Heppner. The corn
Mr. Ransom of Beta Theta Pi. The mittee going from Lexington in
news was told Wednesday at alclude Mrs. Glenn Griffith, Jerry
meeting of Kappa Kappa Gamma
chapter. The wedding date has
not been set.
Mrs. Crockett Sprouls arrived
from her home in Oakland the
latter part of the week and is at
present in charge of the Heppner
Appliance Co. store. Mr. Sprouls
expects to join her here In a few
I weeks, remaining in Oakland to
dispose of his business,
March of Dimes
Drive To Continue
Through Saturday .
Cold-weather polio continued
on the prowl in Oregon today,
prompting March of Dimes offi
cials to renew pleas to business
firms and individuals to throw
up a bulwark of silver and cur
rency against a possible heavy
outbreak of infantile paralysis in
the state later in the year.
The 10th case of polio reported
in the state in January occurred
at Myrtle Point, according to Dr.
E. T. Hedlund, Oregon March of
Dimes chairman, who said that
the attack had proved fatal to an
eight-year-old girl in the Coos
county town.
Last year was the fourth worst
in Oregon's polio history, and if
1949 is as serious and we think
it will be more so it Is impera
tive that the March of Dimes be
supported by everyone," Dr. Hed
lund said. He added that chair
men In the 36 Oregon counties
were seeking to raise their 1948
collections by 50 per cent.
"We have run into an unpre
cedented situation in this win
ter's bitter weather which has re
tarded the March of Dimes effort
in many communities in Oregon,"
Dr. Hedlund asserted. "For that
reason, campaigns in most coun
ties have been extended beyond
the original January 31 deadline.
The majority will continue thru
this Saturday, and none will be
extended beyond February 15."
On the bright side of the pic
ture, Dr. Hedlund reported that
about a dozen counties are doing
better than "almost ever before. '
Among the most successful cam
paigns are those in Douglas, Was
co, Baker and Linn counties, he
By Mrs. Delpha Jones
Charles Buchanan, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Buchanan, en
tered the vet's hospital in Port
land Saturday with a rheumatic
condition. Hj was taken down by
his brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Delbert Vinson.
Iris Bloodsworth was hostess
to' a surprise stork shower hon
oring her sister-in-law, Mrs. Jim
Bloodsworth ( La vonne McMillan)
at the Charles Bloodsworth ranch
on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. C. C.
Jones was co-hostess. Games were
played with O. G. Breeding and
Mrs. Clarence Hayes winning
prizes. The honoree opened her
many lovely and useful gifts, af
ter which refreshments of lemon,
cream and chocolate pie and cof
fee were served to 16 guests.
Mrs. Carl Breeding was hostess
to a surprise party Friday eve
ning, honoring her husband on
his birthday. Pinochle was played
after which refreshments of cof
fee, cake and sandwiches were
served. Those attending were Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Breeding, Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. McMillan, Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Jones, George Ervin
and the honoree and hostess, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Breeding.
Keith Gentry, who was born
here, and spent most of his grade
school years here, has been re
newing acquaintances in and
around Lexington the last two
weeks from his work in Pendle
ton. Keith is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Gentry who farmed
here for a number of years and
who have been farming in later
years at Richland.
The farming country of Lex
ington and lone district was well
represented in a very fine photo
published in Sunday's Oregon
ian, and which was taken by
one of Lexington's citizens, Jack
Forsythe. This was an aerial pho
to of the wheat fields of the dis
trict. Iris Bloodsworth, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bloodsworth,
is now employed in the phone
office in Heppner
Fred Papineau and son Wayne
were Pendleton vsitors Tuesday.
Jerry Baker, who motored to
Portland over the week end is
still visiting his wife and baby
son born last Tuesday. Mrs. Joe
Feathers is substituting at school
for Mr. Baker.
Lexington A and B teams mo
tored to Spray Friday, where
the A team lost, 20-22, and the
B team won, 16 6.
Tuesday night the A and B
teams motored to Irrigon where
they met the Irrigon teams. Next
Friday Lexington motors to lone
and on Saturday they go to Pen
delton where they will tangle
with the teams from Pendleton
Junior high at 4 p.m. This should
be a good game. The games from
then on are to be played on the
local floor with the first one be
ing Umatilla on Tuesday and
Boardman on Friday and Pendle
ton Junior high on Saturday.
Saturday the county report
card committee will meet at the
Baker and Joe Feathers.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Yarnell
motored to Portland on business
Here to attend the funeral of
the late Patrick Healy were Mrs.
Mike Healy, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
"ond Gronquist and Mr. and
Mrs. Buster Rands of Boardman
I and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Healy of
I Portland.
. Agricultural Extension Service
Oregon State College
Troubles Seldom
Come Singly, As
Local Folks Know
The saying that "troubles nev
er come singly" has been brought
home with plenty of emphasis to
Mrs. Elbert Cox during the week.
When two cars met head-on
about 50 miles south of Klamath
Falls last Saturday, one of them
was driven by Mrs. Cox's daugh
ter, Mrs. Marie Campbell of North
Richland, Wash. Mrs. Campbell
was critically injured and the two
men in the other car were killed.
Mrs. Cox could not go to her
daughter's bedside because of the
illness of her father, Irve Ben
nett She also had word that her
brother-in-law, Mrs. Ellis Irwin,
was to undergo a surgical opera
tion on Tuesday, and in the
meantime word came of the
death of Mr. Cox's mother in Vir
ginia. Mrs. Campbells father, Clar
ence Scrivner of The Dalles, went
to Yreka to be with her and is
keeping the family here posted
on her condition. '
Another angle to the collision
story is that a brother of Michael
O'Donnell, one of the" men killed,
is a resident of Heppner. He is
Charles O'Donnell and is an
employee of the Heppner Lumber
company. The local man suffer
ed an injury at the mill which
laid him off but he was able to
go to Yreka to attend his broth
er's funeral.
Basketball Game
Will Add Dollars
To March of Dimes
A boost will be given the March
of Dimes fund campaign here
Saturday evening when the Hepp
ner bhamrocks meet the Pendle
ton Motor-In Theater team in a
benefit game at the high school
gymnasium. The visiting aggre
gation is an all-Indian team with
which the local squad has met
and holds a four-point margin
over Van" Marter's marksmen.
The Shamrocks have every in
tention of evening up the score
this time.
The Indian team is leading the
Pendleton city league.
A preliminary contest will start
at 7:30 between grade school
teams of Umatilla and Heppner.
Random Thoughts...
This column will of necessity
have to be brief this week due to
a lack of space. Becouse the writ
ter has an appointment at Pen
dleton this evening it is essential
the the paper be off the press
and in the post office at a much
earlier hour than Is the usual
Weather is still the chief sub
ject of conversation and is still
holding forth under the reign of
Boreas. Haystacks are disappear
ing, but as yet there is no cause
for alarm, stockmen tell us. Con
tinued freezing weather, howev
er, may change the picture. . . .
Len Gilliam says the coldest
point recorded on the official
thermometer was 11 below zero.
There has been a change In the
city management set-p dating
from February 1. Howard Keith
ley has succeeded P. A. Mollahan
as work superintendent. This
leaves a vacancy on the citv
council. Mollahin is still In the
employ of the city and has charge
of garbage collection. Charles
Ruggles has been appointed fire
chief. More will be said about
these changes after the regular
meeting of the council Monday
Some difference of opinion pre
vails in me matter ot the ground
hog seeing his shadow Wednes
day. There was an opportunity
along about noon if the wily lit
tle animal was able to claw his
way out through the frozen
ground. As It is, we will have to
wait and see how the weather
turns out
There will be work in the Roy
al Arch degree Friday evening,
February 4. A good attendance is
greatly desired.
W. R. Wentworth, H.P,
Three Groups To
Hold Meetings at
Lex Grange Hall
W. L. Teutsch of
OSC Chosen as
Principal Speaker
Appearing as the main speaker
on the program that has been
planned for the annual combined
meetings of Heppner Soil Conser
vation district, Lexington Blow
Control district and Lexington Oil
cooperative, is William L. Teut
sch, assistant extension director,
Oregon State college. Mr. Teutsch
who has recently returned from
a year of advanced study at Har
vard university will speak on the
progress of Oregon's agriculture
during the past 25 years.
The meetings, scheduled for the
Lexington grange hall on Tues
day, February 8, will get under
way at 11 a.m. with a showing of
an entertaining film, 'The Wil
sons Go to Town." The annual
meeting of the Lexington Blow
Control district will be held be
fore noon.
As in the past the Lexington Oil
cooperative will be host at noon
to. all farmers at a dinner served
by the Lexington Grange home
economics club. This is always a
feast like the home economics
club serves at many an event.
The film, "Permanent Agricul
ture," will begin the afternoon
session which begins at 1 p.m.
This is followed by the annual
report and election of supervisor
for the Heppner Soil Conservation
district Following Mr. Teutsch's
talk on Oregon agriculture will
be the annual report and audit
of the Lexington Oil cooperative.
H. P. Williams and Walter Lo
ama of the Pacific Supply cooper,
ative, Walla Walla, will speak on
matters of interest to all oil co
operative members.
Athletic Club for
Women Organized
During Past Week
A group of between 15 and 20
younger women of the town met
at the high school gymnasium
January 26 and organized a wo
man's athletic club. JoAnne Pet
tyjohn was elected president;
Mrs. Bill Labhart, vice president;
Mary Lou George, secretary-treasurer,
and Mrs. La Verne Van
Marter, advertising manager. The
organization will have an adviser
for each sport as it is in season.
At present Miss George is coach
ing volleyball and Mrs. Labhart
In a game of volleyball at 4:30
p.m. January 28. the new club
team lost a rousing contest to
the high school girls, 21-17.
The WAC (Women's Athletic
club) plans to take each sport
in its stride volleyball and bas
ketball m winter; tennis and
softbal as soon as weather per
mits; and badminton, horseshoes
and tumbling are also included
in their list Volleyball games
with other towns are being sched
Any member of the gentler sex
who wishes to participate in the
activities is extended a cordial
welcome, says the advertising
James Henry Butler, who gave
his residence as Rufus and who
is more or less recently from Den
nison, Iowa, is in the Morrow
county jail awaiting a hearing
before Judge Homer I. Watts. But
ler, given a preliminary hearing
by Justice J. O. Hager. was plac
ed under $750 bail, which he was
unable to raise. He is under ar
rest charged with obtaining mon
ey under false pretenses, Sheriff
C. J. D. Bauman filing the com
plaint. The sheriff drove to Al
bany to pick Butler up.
Robert A. Greenlee of Wetmore
paid a fine of $150 and costs of
$4.50 when haled before Justice
Hager on a count of operating a
motor vehicle while under the in
fluence of intoxicating liquor. Of
ficer Gordon Grady filed the com.
plaint. A 60-day jail sentence
was suspended.
The danee sponsored by the
American Legion and to be given
at the Legion hall in Heppner
February 12 will be open to the
public. In announcing the party
in an earlier issue it was stated
in a manner to lend the Impres
sion that it was exclusively fur
the young people of the school.
This was in error. It is being Kv.
en as a benefit to the Future
Homemakers of America, pro
ceeds from which will tie used In
sending delegates lrom the local
chapter to the .state meeting at a
later date.
One part of the announcement
was correct, we are Informed, and
that Is that ii will he formal.
The Rev. Arthur Beckwllh, vicar
of St. Andrew's Episcopal church
at Burns, was the guest of Kev.
and Mrs. Elvon L. lull Wednes
day night, lie Is on a tour of the
churches of the Eastern Oregon