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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, February 17, 1949
Volume 65, Number 43
Services For S. G.
McMillan Will Be
Held 2 P.M. Friday
Lexington Farmer "
Dies in Portland
Memorial services will be held
at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday at the
Lexington Christian church for
Samuel G. McMillan whose death
occurred Tuesday in Portland. He
had been suffering from a heart
ailment for the past six months
and had been in Portland during
that time. His condition had Im
proved somewhat and he was
planning to return to his home
in Lexington, and his death came
as a shock to relatives and
Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien, pastor
of the Heppner Methodist church,
will officiate at the services. In
terment will be in the Lexington
Mr. McMillan was born Sep
tember 1, 1876 at Mohawk, Tenn.
He had farmed many years north
of Lexington and was one of the
substantial citizens of that com
(Obituary will appear next
Crop Insurance To
Be In Force in 5,
E. Oregon Counties
Crop insurance for 1949 will be
In force for wheat In the five
eastern Oregon counties of Gil
liam, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla
and Union. Including contracts
carried over there will be 666
contracts In force on 1170 units
for 1919, covering 296,399 acres
of wheat, according to the local
Do wheat growers need crop
insurance? Experience in 1948 in
dicates that it might come In
handy. There were no losses in
Gilliam and Morrow counties and
only one loss In Sherman coun
ty. In Union county 24 farms had
losses amounting to 6000 bushels,
but in Umatilla county a hall
storm caused losses of 110,000
bushels of wheat on 100 farms.
This represents a loss of around
$200,000 that was met by the Fed
eral Crop Insurance program.
Crop insurance salesmen con
tacting wheal growers on the 1949
crop insurance program report
that there Is a belter understand
ing of the objectives and opera
tions of the Federal Crop Insur
ance program than ever before.
Although the final date for sign
ing crop Insurance applications
covering the 1919 crop is over,
farmers in the above mentioned
counties are urged to take out
contracts for 1958 and future
Plan Camera Club
Desirous of learning more about
picture taking, camera enthusi
asts of the community will meet
Friday evening with the object in
view of forming a camera club.
The meeting will be held at
the Heppner Photo Studio, with
Louis Lyons acting as adviser.
The hour Is 7:30 p.m.
It Is hoped that camera owners
will join in the movement. It will
be an opportunity to learn how
to got bettor results In photo
graphy and could lead to the
production of some fine scenic
views right around this neck of
Clair Cox Takes
Bride in Portland
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cox have
received word from their son
Clair that he was married Mon
day, February 14. The bride was
Miss Charlotte E. Hood, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Hood of
Bessemer, North Carolina.
Dr. Lawrence Nye performed
the ceremony in the chapel of the
First Methodist church, Portland,
In the presence of Mr. and Mrs.
Horace Bcckhnm, attendants.
Clair is the eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Cox and has made his
home in Portland the past sev
BODY ENROUTE HOME
Mrs. Harris Hancock of Arbuck
le, Calif., wired the Gazette Times
Wednesday that the remains of
Clarence Thompson Harris are
enroute there -from the Pacific
area where he lost his life during
the war. More detailed lnforma
tlon will be made available when
released by the chief of the Am
erican Graves Registration divl
Crocket Sprouls came up from
Oakland, Calif., last Thursday to
take over management of the
Heppner Appliance company. He
is returning to Oakland today to
close up business affairs and will
be back shortly to assume his
new position. Mrs. Sprouls Is run
ning the business in her hug
Why do people feel they must
run to a fire? Is It because there
is so little of an exciting nature
going on around town or is it a
morbid craving to see things go
up in smoke? Whatever it is, the
council should pass an ordinance,
or the legislature should pass a
law making it a misdemeanor or
something for people other than
members of the fire department
or owners of the property, should
they be away when fire breaks
out, to pile In their cars and rush
to the scene. Only the sheerest
luck or by the grace of God has
there not been serious handicaps
to the lire department, to say
nothing of a bad accident. Have
you ever stopped to ask yourself,
AVhat business have I here?
Fire fighting is serious business.
The firemen, volunteer or paid.
study methods of combating the
flames and it is their duty to
arrive at the scene as fast as they
can. Oftentimes a few seconds
may mean the difference between
saving or losing a property.
Would you feel kindly toward
yourself if you were the cause
of such a delay?
There is a law, whether of com.
mon understanding or by statute
we are unable to state, that when
the fire siren blows, all cars or
motor vehicles of any type are
to park or at least clear the road
way that may be taken by the
fire department. This does not
mean that some wise guy should
dash around a block and come
in at a distant intersection in or
der to beat the department to the
fire. The best policy would be
to park and stay parked until the
fire fighting equipment returns
from the scene. If you must run
to the fire, go by your own mo
tive power it will take less room.
And another thing, If you must
go to the fire, keep at a safe dis
tance. That high pressure tank
is a dangerous piece of equip
ment. Should the hose kink and
burst, someone will be sure to
get hurt, if not killed. The fire
men have to take that risk, but
there is no call whatever for on
lookers to stick their necks out,
so to speak.
"Yep," said grandpa, "newspa
pers are just like women."
"But Gramp," said his college
grandson, "I don't get it. What
do you mean?"
"Well, son," said Grandpa, "it's
like this. They both have forms,
back numbers are not in demand,
they always have the last word,
they are well worth looking over,
they have a good deal of influ
ence, you can't believe all they
say, there's small demand for the
bold-faced type, and every man
should have one of his own and
not borrow his neighbor's."
Standing in line has become a
habit with many of our citizens
the past few days. Saturday eve
ning a long queue of people wait
ed in line about the spacious
dance hall of the lone American
Legion building for an opportun
ity to get Into the dining hall
where the ladies of the Topic
club were serving one of their
famous smorgasbord dinners. It
was a patient throng for most of
them knew what was In store for
them and they would not have
missed this opportunity to par
take of the culinary offerings of
the lone ladies if they knew they
would have to remain in line an
hour or two.
Tuesday noon the line formed
again yes, marly of the same
people at the Braden Tractor &
Equipment company store in
Heppner. It was John Deere Day
and the people had been invited
to participate in a free lunch and
an afternqon of entertainment at
the expense of the host concern.
There were hundreds of people
in both instances and so far as
has been learned, none went
away hungry at either place. Be
sides the good food dispensed,
these were occasions for friends
to meet and visit and for new
neighbors to become acquainted.
We are strong for such meetings
and it is a great thing that mod
ern transportation has done In
making these gatherings county-
wide in scope.
And now to the weather. It
looks at this writing as If there
might be a break in the half
nelson Old Man Winter has held
for several months and that
spring if we are to have any
weather coming under that clas
sification is just around the
corner. Whatever may be in store
In the weeks to come is not in the
realm of a country editor to fore
tell, but we do know that right
at present the country hereabouts
is softening up, the frost Is leav
ing the,ground and the strain of
travel upon roads and highways
is plainly discernible. That much
resembles spring, because it is
now past mid-February and too
late for a January thaw. Besides
that, the sheepmen are scurrying
around preparing to welcome the
little lambs that, heedless of the
advice of a brilliant official of
the late lamented OPA, are in
clined to put in their appearance
when nature, and not the brain
trusters, fixes the date for their
"Daddy, I saw mama kiss the
Ice man this morning."
"Ye gods! She wastes her time
on him when we owe the grocer
People Stand In
Line Long Time at
By Echo Palmateer
DATES TO REMEMBER
Feb. 18 HEC of Willows
grange at the home of Mrs. Etta
Brlstow in the afternoon.
Feb. 18 The regular meeting
of Willows grange at 8 p.m. This
date had been changed to Friday
night on account of the Elks an
nual at Heppner the 19th.
Feb. 23 lone P-TA meeting at
a at the school.
Feb. 25 Three Links club.
Feb. 26 Study meeting of the
Topic club at the home of Mrs,
B. C. Forsythe.
The lone Legion hall was
crowded to capacity Saturday
night when over 300 people were
served at the smorgasbord din
ner sponsored by the Topic club.
Swedish dishes such as lutefish,
sill, meat balls and sweet beans
and also American dishes were
served from a table with a St.
Valentine's motif as a center
piece. The dinner tables were
decorated with red and white
crepe paper, white candles with
red hearts and silver streamers
and red potted tulips. Those serv
ing wore red, white and blue caps
and aprons. Bridge, pinochle and
Chinese checkers were played af
ter the dinner.
Those winning prizes were:
Contract bridge high, Mrs. Ted
Plerson, and second, Mrs. Scou
ten; auction bridge high, Mrs.
Fred Mankin, and second, Mrs.
Ella Davidson; pinochle high,
Mrs. Billy Padberg and Julian
Rauch, and second, Mrs. G. Her
mann and Father Francis Mc-
Cormack; Chinese checkers high,
Mrs. Ida Coleman, and second,
Markham Baker. Door prizes
were won by Mrs. Vernon Mun
kers and Mrs. C. C. Dunham.
Around $400 was taken in. After
a few expenses are deducted the
balance will go to the IMIA. It
is hoped that a swimming pool
will be started as soon as possi
Mrs. Gordon White and daugh
ter Lona, Mrs. Tom White and
Mrs. Clarence Brenner and little
Leonard Eubanks made a trip to
Portland February 4.
Gordon White, John Eubanks
and Mineth McClain went to
Portland the first part of last
Mrs. Brenner took Leonard Eu
banks home to his mother, Mrs.
Charlotte Eubanks of Portland,
and also visited her mother, Mrs.
Vela Eubanks. Mrs. Gordon White
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Shifter of Forest Grove.
She reports that her son Charles
and Roland Bergstrom, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Bergstrom. were in
itiated into the Alpha Zeta fra
ternity at Pacific university.
lone lost hteir basketball game
at Boardman Tuesday, Feb. &
This is the first league game they
lost. They won from Irrigon here
last Friday evening, 5117. The
girls volleyball team won in their
game with Irrigon Friday and
with Hermlston Wednesday of
Lee Beckner is home from the
Mid Columbia hospital at The
Dalles and is able to be up and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeSpain
and son Bobby Lee spent Sun
day with his sister and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lindy of Pen
dleton. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Morgan
returned home from Portland last
week, where they visited rela
tives. They report that Arthur
Crawford is out of the hospital
again and Is staying with his
sister, Mrs. John Voorhees.
Mrs. Ada Cannon and son Tru
man spent Saturday night in
lone. Mrs. Cannon was on her
way home to Heppner. She had
been visiting in Portland for the
The Maranathas met at the
Congregational church Wednes
day of last week as the roads
were Impassable to the Verner
Troedson home. Mrs. Marion Pal.
mer and Mrs. Earl McKlnney
were hostesses. The door prize, a
potted plant, was received by
Mrs. Sam McMillan.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pettyjohn
and son Jimmy of Adams visited
at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Lindsay, last
week. The Pettyjohns plan on
moving to The Dalles the first of
March, where he will still work
for the telephone company.
Those attending the prelimin
ary cotton dress shop at Board-
man Monday were Mrs. E. M.
Baker, Mrs. Omar Rielmann, Mrs.
L. A. McCabe, Mrs. Bryce Keene,
Mrs. Sam Esteb, Mrs. Wm. See
hnfer, Mrs. Walter Corley, Mrs.
Larry Fletcher, Mrs. Donald Hoi
Iker, Mrs. Echo Palmateer,
Oral Palmateer of Salem visit
ed at the home of his cousin,
Mrs. H. O. Ely, last week.
Mrs. Edith Nichoson returned
last week from Sania Monica,
Cal., where she spent the winter
with her sister, Mrs. James Coss
man. Mrs. Walter Roberts, lone post
mistress, reports the following
money turned in to the March of
Dimes: School $44.60, coin collec
tors $18.77, March of Dimes cards
$186.21, for a total of $257.58.
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This is a picture of the emer
gency ambulance which the
Veterans of Foreign Wars are
sponsoring for use in the coun
ty. It is a special job put out
Dorothy Cutsforth Becomes Bride of
Richard Zita in Saturday Ceremony
By Ruth F. Payne
February 17. 18. 19 Sub-dis
trict basketball tournament, Con
Fphnmrv IS First meetine of
Camera club, Heppner Photo Stu
dio. February 19 B.. P. O. Elks
52nd aniversary celebration.
February 25 Card narty. St.
Patrick's Altar society.
February jm District conven
tion, Oddfellows lodge hall.
March 1 Pancake luncheon.
All Saints Episcopal parish house.
At a nuptial mass at 10:30 Sat
urday morning at St. Patrick's
Roman Catholic church, Miss Dor
othy Cutsforth, daughter of Or-
ville .W. Cutsforth of Lexington
and Mrs. Alta Kenny of Hepp
ner, became the bride of F. Rich
ard Zita, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. J. Zita of New Britain, Conn.
with Rev. Francis McCormack
reading the double ring service.
The bride, given in marriage by
her father, wore a gown of white
chantilly lace over satin made
with fitted bodice, long button
sleeves, sweetheart neckline and
full court train. Her fingertip veil
was held by a pill-box hat of
white satin. She wore a single
strand of pearls and carried a
cascade bouquet of red roses and
hyacinth flowerettes on a white
Miss Vesta Cutsforth, maid of
honor, wore a frock of orchid lace
and net over matching satin,
made with long fitted bodice and
bouffant skirt. Her pill-box hat
was of the same material. She
wore matching lace mitts and
carried a nosegay bouquet of
white Ophelia roses.
The bridesmaids were Misses
Fay Cutsforlh and Barbara Slo-cum-.
Miss Cutsforth wore a gown
of pink net over satin and Miss
Slocum was dressed in blue net
over satin. The dresses were made
with fitted bodice and bouffant
skirt worn with a net stole. Each
carried nosegay bouquets of
Robert Kilkenny was best man
and ushers were Gene Cutsforth
and Jack Edmondson of Portland.
Mrs. Betty Lawrence of Pendle
ton sang "Ave Maria" accompan
ied by Miss Marguerite Glavey,
who also played the wedding
The altar was decorated with
bouquets of pink tulips and snap
dragons. For the daughter's wedding,
Mrs. Kenny chose a maroon
colored gabardine suit with grey
accessories and a white orchid
Mrs. Orville Cutsforth wore a
green suit with black accessories
and a lavendar orchid.
Following the ceremony, a re
ception was held in the church
parlors. The four-tiered, oblong,
pedestal wedding cake was dec
orated In pastels with a minia
ture bride ffnd groom atop the
cake. On either side was placed
similar bridesmaids' cakes dec
orated to match the color of the
bridesmaids' gowns and on each
was placed a miniature brides
maid. After the bride and groom had
cut the first piece of wedding
cake, Mrs. Don Pointer continued
with the cutting. Mrs. Lester Wy.
man poured and assisting about
the rooms were Mrs. Harry O'
Donnell Sr., Mrs. Rose Francis,
and Mrs. Peggy Greenup. Miss
Rita Dell Johnson was in charge
of the guest book and Miss Bar
bara Sherman, the gift table.
For going away, the bride chose
a green gabardine suit with
brown accessories and an orchid
corsage. They will live in New
Britain, Conn., where the groom
will attend the University of
The extensive remodeling of
the Oddfellows hall is nearing
completion with final touches be
ing added to the game and read
ing rooms. These rooms are lo
cated at the front of the building
in the space that was once oc
cupied by office rentals. The
game room is approximately 21
ft. by 40 ft. and Is finished in
white plastered walls with ivory
woodwork. The floor covering is
of asphalt tile In a geometric de
sign of green, maroon and Ivory
squares. Venetian blinds have
been installed on the windows
across the front of the room and
heat is supplied by a hot air oil
furnace. The reading room will
be furnished with overstuffed
furniture, lamps, radio and all
the comforts of home. The en
by the Cadillac Motor company
and will be completely equip
ped for emergency service.
Donations for the ambulance
fund are it! 11 coming in and
trance hall is finished with
cream colored walls and walnut
woodwork and on the floor is a
buff asphalt tile. The "stairway,
leading up Main street, was en
larged in the early spring of last
year and is attractively decor
ated with a wainscoting of pine
paneling and upper walls of sun
shine yellow. On the stairs is the
same type of tile as was used in
the entrance halls which lead to
the various rooms of the main
lodge hall. At that time also a
new hot water heater, electric
stove, and floor covering were
added to the kitchen. Another
heating unit, similar to that in
stalled in the game room is used
to heat the main dining room
and lodge hall. Adjacent to the
reading room is the ladies' room
which will be decorated and fur
nished by the Rebekahs.
! Future plans include the in
stallation of a snack bar in the
game room and the complete re
decoration of the lodge and din
When the job is completed, the
Heppner I. O. O. F. will have one
of the most modern lodge build
ings in eastern Oregon.
The Women's Auxiliary of All
Saints Episcopal church met on
Thursday afternoon at the parish
hall with Mrs. R. B. Rice and Mrs.
Richard Wells as hostesses. Plans
were made for the annual pan
cake luncheon which will be held
at the parish house on March 1
Mrs. John Bergstrom, Mrs. R. D.
Allstott and Mrs. Harold Becket
entertained the Carnation club at
K Bermtrom anartment in the
Case building Thursday evening.
Present were Mesdames Ethelyn
Pierson, Melba Quackenbush,
Christine Burkenbine, Mabel
Heath, Ida V'arra, Hazel Hart,
Beulah Barkla, Lucille Grady,
Sylvia McDaniel, Beryna Sham
blin, Clara B. Gertson, Ellen
Moore, Adelle Hannan, and Lu-
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Case mo
tored up from their home in
Clatskanie Sunday to spend a
few days visiting his father, M.
L. Case, who has been confined
to his home by illness for the
past several weeks. Mr. Case is
up and about at present.
Mrs. Sam McMillan and Mrs.
Bert Mason of lone were shop
ping in Heppner Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baker of
Eightmile returned the last of
the week from a vacation trip to
the Hawaiian islands. Mr. Baker
reports a wonderful time in the
islands and is especially grateful
to have missed the most severe
winter this section has experienc
ed in rfiany years.
Russell Brady, REA engineer of
Walla Walla, was a business vis
itor in Heppner Friday.
Albert Massey is seriously ill
in Providence hospital in Portland
following a major operation there
recently. Mrs. Massey; her mo
ther, Mrs. Alma Morgan, and Ray
Massey are in the city to be near
Thomas Black and Norman Gil;
hrist of the Bonneville Power
administration, Walla Walla,
were looking after business mat
ters in Heppner the last of the
Fred Rugg and Gene Cutsforth
came up from Portland over the
week end to attend the Cutsforth
Zita nuptials. They returned to
the city Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Alta Brown is vacationing
at Monterey, Cal., having gone
south the first of the month.
New books received recently at
the Heppner public library in
clude: Galesworthy, "Forsyte Sa
ga"; Smith, "I Capture the Cas
tle"; Huggins, 'The Red Chair
Walts"; Cohen, "More Beautiful
Than Murder," and non-fiction.
Sanford, "The Healing Light."
Plans fgor a public card party
are being made by the altar guild
of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic
church. This event has been
scheduled for the evening of Fob.
ruary 25 at the parish hall.
Lynn Hagan, aged 2, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Hagan, suf
fered a bruised left hand and
shock Tuesday when she ran her
hand through the wringer of the
washing machine. She was treat
ed at the office of a local physi
cian. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dick mo
tored to Portland Sunday to spend
a few days looking after business
matters in the city. Mrs. B. C.
Forsythe is staying with Laddie
and Stuart during their absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Donnell
and Mrs. Virgil Fisher made a
business trip to Pendleton Wednesday.
during the past week funds
have been received from Irvln
Rauch, Kinzua Pine Mills, J. E.
Stephens, Will Hynd. Heppner
Farm Home, Rural
Thirteen women from lone,
Lexngton, Irrigon and Heppner
met at the courthouse Wednesday
afternoon and set up a work
schedule for the Farm Home arid
Rural Life committee as a unit
of the county planning confer
ence. With Mrs. Norman Nelson,
chairman, conducting the meet
ing, the following suggestions
were offered as needing immedi
Care and treatment of new ma
terials; a countryside meeting on
sanitation, including sewage dis
posal and testing for pure water.
The delegation also felt that
something should be done rela
tive to roadside parks, places
where people wishing to stop for
rest and refreshment could find
facilities for setting out lunches,
making coffee, etc
To get their program underway,
Mrs. Nelson appointed commit
tees to study phases of their pro
gram. Mrs. Ernest Heliker of lone
is chairman of a group to study
the feasibility of picnic areas
along the highways; Mrs. Ralph
Thompson heads the group to
confer with the county court rel
ative to public use of the court
house park, and Mrs. Markham
Baker's group will put the "bee"
on Heppner officials to get some
thing done relative to providing
public rest rooms.
Healy Truck Burns
On Mountain Road
James Healy suffered the loss
of his gas truck by fire Wednes
day on the road between Spray
and Heppner. The rig was return
ng to Heppner empty when the
Healy says the tank was dam
aged very little and that the
chassis and tires took the brunt
of the fire. A truck left for scene
this morning to bring the rig to
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
letter is being published at the
request of the author with the
feeling that it is of public inter
est: Honorable Conley Lanham, May
or of the City of Heppner and
members of the Council of the
City of Heppner, Heppner, Ore.
I herewith submit my resigna
tion as a member of the budget
committee of the City of Heppner
to take effect immediately.
When the mayor and council of
an incorporated City by their ac
tions in the disbursement of pub
lic funds knowingly exceed the
budgeted items as fixed by the
budget committee and as approv
ed by the voters of the City of
Heppner in a special election, it
appears that it is useless for any
body to act as a member of the
budget committee who is not a
member of the City council. The
council with the consent of the
mayor, in increasing the salaries
for personal services and in es
tablishing salaries for the mayor
and members of the council, have
not only exceeded the amounts
placed in the budget as approved,
but they have also violated the
revised charter for the City of
Heppner. I am referring namely
to the placing of the City super
intendent's salary at $4,800.00 per
year, the chief of City police at
$3,600.00 per year, the mayor's
salary at $600.00 per year and the
councilmens' salaries at $5.00 per
meeting per member, all of which
exceed the items budgeted, and
some of which are in direct vio
lation with provisions of the City
The mayor and the councilmen
of the City cf Heppner when they
became candidates for office
were well aware of the fact that
said offices drew no salaries and
l he appointed officials should
have boon aware of the budgeted
salaries when they accepted em
ployment. I am opposed to the establish
ment or increase of any salaries
during the term of office for
which an official is elected or
appointed. If any increases are to
be granted, they should not take
effect until after the expiration of
the terms of offices of the coun
cil that granted them.
Very trulv vours,
P. W. MAHONEY.
Mrs. Conley Lanham motored
to Pendleton Tuesday to spend
the day shopping and visiting
For Large Crowd
Heppner lodge No. 358, B. P. O.
Elks, is preparing to entertain a
capacity crowd Saturday alter
noon and evening on the occa
sion of the annual Washington's
birthday ball. Members and their
ladies from all over the district
will be in attendance.
In addition to initiatory work
for the members in the afternoon
and a card party for the ladies,
there will be featured entertain
ment in connection with the ball
including some high class im
ported vaudeville talent,
Grade Ponies Win
Tourney at Condon
By Jack Sumner
The Ponies played Arlington as
an opener for the one-day tourn
ament at Condon. At the end of
the first quarter the score was in
favor of Arlington, 2-8. After two
quick budkets Heppner got its
bearings. At the end of the first
half the score was 7-11 in favor
of Arlington. It was not until the
second half that the Ponies start
ed to roll in the points. They held
Arlington down to 4 points in the
second half. At game time it was
Heppner's ball game with the
score of 15-25.
The second game played was
won by Fossil over Condon, 19-21.
That evening Arlington and
Condon battled it out for third
place. Arlington was beaten by
The final game for the cham
pionship was played by Fossil
and Heppner. Fossil rolled in the
first 4 points, but at the end of
the quarter the score was in fav
or of Heppner, 12-7. The Ponies
made only 2 points in the second
quarter, 10-14 being the score at
half-time. The four-point lead
lengthened into 10 points at
game time. The final score was
16-26 in Heppner's favor.
Heppner, 25 Arlington, 15
Sumner, 14 g 2, West
Ployhar, 2 g 6, Sherrell
Harshman, 4 c . 2, Clarizio
Marlatt, 4 f Adams
Taylor f 4, Macomber
Mollahan, 1 s 1, Harford
Heppner, 26 Fossil, 16
Mollahan g Newton
Ployhar, 4 ,.. g. 1, Nelson
Sumner, 12 c 11, Bell
Marlatt, 10 f 1, Mabe
Harshman f 3, Younce
A. T. Jenkins, grade principal,
is the Ponies' coach.
Some very good subsituting
was done for Kenneth Cutsforth.
He is a- guard on the first five.
He was unable to be there be
cause of a cold. The trophy was
awarded to Jack Sumner, captain,
for the Ponies. It can now be
seen in the trophy case of Hepp
ner high school.
The following players were
named all-stars: Richard Sher
rell, Arlington; Darrel Ployhar,
Heppner; Bill Ihrig, Condon; Bill
Bell, Fossil; Jack Sumner, Hepp
ner; Jack West, Arlington; Mike
Younce, Fossil, and Tommy Neel,
Mrs. Medlock Dies
At Omak Hospital
Mrs. Roy Gentry writes this
newspaper from her home in
Omak, Wash., that her mother,
Mrs. Cecile Marie Medlock, pass
ed away at the Biles Memorial
hospital, Omak, on February 1
after an illness of several weeks.
Born at Eugene August 10, 1898
Mrs. Medlock spent 13 years of
her life as a resident of Heppner,
moving to Omak with her daugh
ter and family.
She is survived by two daugh
ters, Pearl Gentry of Omak and
Edith Gerber of Okanogan; four
sisters, Miss Ethel Johnson, Rose.
burg; Mrs. Edith Hall, Spring
field; Mrs. Ruth Olson, Alaska,
and Mrs. Jennie Henry, Lewistoa,
Idaho, and three brothers, Robert
Johnson, Baker, Ore.; Delbert
Johnson, Clarkston, Wash., and
Leslie Johnson, Springfield, Ore.
Interment was made in the
Omak Memorial cemetery.
PLANS TO BUILD
W. H. (Uncle Bill) Aldrich re
ports that he has purchased a lot
from the Tum-A-Lum Lumber
company on the Blanche Brown
tract near the Morrow County
Grain Growers warehouse and
plans to build a residence and
workshop on the property. He has
made application to the city for
a permit for the building and
ponding better construction wea
ther will put up a temporary
structure to house himself and
his equipment. He will be ready
to do furniture repairing within
a short time.
Cadet Fred Mankin, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frederick Mankin of
Heppner, recently received his
athletic sweater with the mana
ger's letter on It, as a reward for
his excellent work as manager of
the 1948 football varsity team
Cadet Mankin is a member of
the Leterman's club of Hill Mil
itary academy, Portland, and
a member of the junior class.
Verner Troedson of lone was a
business visitor in Heppner on
For County Offices
Find Favor Here
. Proposed Law Gets
OK When Given
Hearing at C of C
A uniform salary for county of
ficials, as proposed in a measure
up for consideration by the Ore
gon state legislature, was given
the stamp of approval by the
Heppner chamber of commerce
Monday following a discussion
of the law by Judge J. G. Barratt.
From all accounts, the measure
is more or less a defensive move
on the part of the legislators and
is designed to forestall the intro
duction of numerous salary bills
at every session. It is based on
population a zoning measure, as
it were and the rate of pay is
commensurate with the duties of
The lowest populated counties
are placed in group one, with
maximum salary for judge, sher
iff, clerk and assessor as in Mor
row county set at $3200 per year.
The treasurer would receive
$2400. In this county, the base
would mean a raise of $320 per
year for the clerk and sheriff and
$800 per year for the assessor and
judge, and about $500 for the
treasurer. The base applies only
to elective offices.
Barratt read the preamble to
the law and discussed some pha
ses to show how it will work and
how it will eliminate the repeti-.
tive applications for salary in
creases. Counties of 5,000 or less
population are placed in the first
group; the second group goes to
10,000 or under, and so on up to
the 100,000 mark and then, as
with Multnomah county, the state
steps out of the picture. Counties
that are now in group one and
which in a few years will exceed
5,000 population will automatic
ally move into the group two sal
ary rating. In the meantime,
group one counties will be pay
ing their officials a just salary
Following Judge Barratt's dis
cussion, the chamber of com
merce voted to instruct the sec
retary to inform the Morrow
county and district represent.
tives, the chairman of the com-..
mittee having jurisdiction over
the bill, and others that the group
favors its passage.
C. J. D. Bauman, chairman of
the legislative committee of the
chamber of commerce, had charge
of the program.
Normal use of electric service
can be resumed now except for
the one-hour peak period between
5 and 6 p.m., it was announced
today by .?. R. Huffman, local
manager for the Pacific Power
& Light company.
Customers of the company were
thanked warmly for their fine
cooperation in the power saving
program which pulled the entire
Pacific Northwest through the
critical shortage period of recent
'Without the wholehearted ef
forts of power users, often at con
siderable inconvenience to them
selves, it would have been impos
sible to avoid a general break
down of electric service," declar
Milder weather which increas
ed stream flew for hvdro plants
of the area, plus longer daylight
nours, made it possible to end
the voluntary power saving pro
gram put on by all private, pub
lic and federal power agencies in
the region through the Northwest
Utilities Conference committee.
In spite of the improved situa
tion, the margin between power
demand and generating capacity
remains narrow, it was warned.
Users of electricity are urged to
continue to avoid waste of power
ana to De alert tor notice of any
new critical development, whe
ther because of weather or a pos
sible breakdown of heavily-loaded
It was pointed out that even
with favorable weather and wa
ter, the power grid serving the
region has no reserve capacity.
As a result, next winter is expect
ed to bring much mure serious
power problems. The situation
cannot bo relieved until new pow-
er dams car. be completed and
put in operation.
MOVIE AT METHODIST CHURCH
"The Declaration of Imlepen
donee" is the title of a movie to
be show n at the Methodist church
next Sunday evening ai 7..') p.m.
This film is sponsored by the
Junior Youth Fellowship of the
Methodist church with Mrs. Carl
McDaniel as director. All are wel
come to come and see this film,
announces the pastor. Rev. J. Pal
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Palmateer of
lone were shopping In Heppner