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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Feb. 24, 1949
Effects of Flood
Earlier in Week
I.''Mnpton citiwns wore thor
oughly aroused anil many frifrht
enrd hy Ihf floods on Monday
am) Tuesday. Many of (he people
had to abandon their homes
Those rnovinp 10 safer localities
inr -ludi-d Mrs. Fl.sie Peterson. Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Breeding and fam
ily. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hayes
nnd lamily, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon
PadberR. Mr. and Mrs. Orris Pad
berg suffered quite a loss. The
uater broke through at the Newt
O'Haria bain yards and came
down the street past the Green,
Warner and S. G. McMillan
homes and turned there, poing
past the Congregational church
and down to the creek. Mr. and
Mrs. Burnside Mr. and Mrs. Orris
Padberg, Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Ma
jeske and and Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Van Winkle suffered the most
damage, with the water from the
Blackhorse canyon running over
the bridge and flooding the Ma
jeskes' and other yards,
Citizens of Lexington were
deeply grieved Friday of last
week when thev laid to rest one 'feck and Roy Campbell; honor-
of their prominent citizens. Sam- ary pallbearers. R. B. Rice. J. K
uel G. McMillan. He was born Lucas. C. R. McAllister, it. u
September 1, 1ST6, in Mohawk, 1 Benge, Arthur Hunt and A. M.
Tenn . and passed on in Portland, Kdwards. who were lifelong
Oiegon, February 15, 1949. aged friends and business associ.nes.
72 years. 5 months and 11 days
He came to Oregon with his par-
Leonard Munkers sane accom
panied by Mrs. C. C. Carmichael,
cuts in lSSC at the age of ten three of Mr. McMillan's favorites,
years, and settled five miles .Face to Face." "No Night There"
and "Old Rugged Cross. Ar
rangements were in charge of
Mrs. Thelps. He and his famih
established a permanent resi
dence in Lexington from their
ranch in 19117. He was in his life
very active in the work of the
northwest of Lexington. On Sep
tember 22, 1902. he was married
to Frances Ilechtner of Leland.
Idaho. Survivors, besides his wid
ow Frances, are the following
children: Robert of Chattanooga,
Tenn.; Wayne (Pete) of Grande
Ronde: Naomi Hill, of Portland:
Sam of Lexington, and Jack of on the school board, as city
Portland. He was preceded in councilman and as mayor 01 L.ex
death by one son. Eldred, in 192S. lington. He was a member of the
at the age of 23. He is survived IL'nited Brethren church
community, serving at one time
hy 19 grandchildren as well as
brothers and sisters, Mrs. Minnie
Leonard of Spokane. Wash.; Cora
Warner of Lexington; Lou Broad
ley of Kelso. Wash.; brothers Bill
of Corvallis. r.nd J. F. of Lexing
ton, two brothers, George and Eb.
having gone before, also one sis
ter. Mrs. Pointer.
Funeral services were held at
2 p.m. Friday at the Lexington i the lone floor Wednesday night
Christian church with the Rev. with the Jack Rabbits winning.
Palmer Sorlien of Heppner offi- J29-31. This was a fine game with
ciating. Interment was in the Livery good playing on the part
0. O. F. cemetery'- t of both teams. The game was
Active pallbearers were Frank jdose and well attended by both
Parker. Gene Gray, Charles Mar- 'parties, as well as lone and Hepp
quardt, Harry Dinges, George ner. This win entitles Lexington
S. G. (Gus) was respected by
all who knew him and was a
friend to all, a good husband and
father and all friends will miss
him, especially the smaller ones
of the community, who knew him
The Lexington Jack Rabbits
played the Boardman team on
The Morrow County Court
earnestly requests the cooperation of the public
IN NOT USING THE COUNTY ROADS any
more than necessary while roads are in a thawing,
LOADED VEHICLES OF OVER 3 TONS GROSS
WEIGHT WILL BE PROHIBITED, unless under
emergency circumstances. . . Certain roads will
be posted and patroled during this emergency.
Your cooperation will be appreciated.
By Order of MORROW COUNTY COURT.
(Authority Vehicle code No. 1 1 5-394)
Elect Honoree At
Shower on 18th
By Millie Wilson
A very pretty bridal shower
was held in the school auditor
ium honoring Betty Jean Cork on
February IS. Miss Cork is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Cork and is the bride-elect of Joe
Simas. son of Daisy Simas. Their
wedding will be an event of next
week. Miss Cork was the recip
ient of many lovely and useful
presents. Delicious refreshments
were served by the hostesses,
Harriet Batty, Twilla Cumings
and Bessie Wyland. They were as
sisted by Dorothy Wyland, Bertine
Leathers and Joan Rauch.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Moore were
business visitors in Pendleton on
Thursday. On account of the
roads they went and returned by
way of Heppner.
The ice went out of the river
on Friday without doing any
great amount of damage. It was
reported that some of the ice
cakes measured 34 inches thick.
Monument grange held open
house on their social night, Feb
ruary IS. Everyone enjoyed the
old time dances until midnight
when a potluck supper was serv
ed. Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Batty went
to Heppner last week. On their
return they visited at the Ken
neth Batty home in Hardman.
Kenneth returned with them to
get his truck.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Gilman
were called to Baker on account
of the illness of their daughter,
Mrs. Charles Pope. Stanley Boyer
took them as far as John Day
early Saturday morning so they
could catch the bus.
There will be all-day meeting
in Monument next Friday with a
potluck dinner and moving pic
tures in the afternoon. Mr. Jack
son, representative of the REA,
in this district, and who has re
cently returned from Washing
ton, D. C, will have an interest
ing message for the people.
The Bill Morgan family was
i called to Heppner on Monday to
attend the funeral of Albert Mas
sey. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Aubrey have
returned from Klamath Falls
where they spent the winter. They
are now staying at the home of
Mrs. Aubrey s sister, Mrs. Jessie
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Swick and
Howard Swick were business vis
itors in John Day on Monday.
Mrs. Ruth Swick keut the baby
while they were gone.
Chris Hamilton and Theron
King drove to John Day on Mon
day. Mrs. King and son, Earl
Frank, spent the day with Mrs.
King's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bar
nard. On account of the drifting
EASTER SEAL SALE
HEADED BY VAN MARTER
Morrow county's chairman for
the annual Faster Seal sale by
the Oregon Society for Crippled
Children and Adults will be La
Verne Van Marter of Heppner, ac
cording to an announcement re
ceived from Jesse Rosenbaum of
La Grande, society president.
Rosenbaum said the sale, the
third sponsored hy the society in
Oregon, will be held from March
20 through Caster Sunday. Ap-
snow they were forced to spend S proximately 400,000 residents of
the night in Monument.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Settle and son
Delmar from Rudio creek were
doing some shopping in tow n on
Doc Hinton took Mrs. lffie Mc
Kinny to John Day on Tuesday
for a medical check-up.
Mrs. Ed Round and Daisy Si
mas were on the sick list this
Mrs. Doris Capon helped her
mother, Delsie Sweek, serve the
hot lunch at the school on Tues
day. Daisy Simas was sick with
a cold and had to remain at
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Elder from
Vale are visiting at Mr. Elder's
mother's, Mrs. Margaret Elder.
They drove to Heppner on Thurs
day. The M.M.M. club met in the
church on Thursday for their reg
ular meeting. A short business
meeting was held. They decided
to postpone their play until a
later date. A delicious potluck
lunch was served. Those present
were May De Ett Hinton, presi
dent; Martha Matteson, secre
tary; Helen Brown, Ruth Swick,
Margaret "Elder, Ella Durst,
Grace Stlrrit, Maude Harris, Faye
Sweek, Nora Boyer, Ann Johns,
sse.j j" ,4'
Week oi March 1st
CASE FURNITURE CO.
team to play in the district tourn
ament starting tonight at Echo.
Ted McMillan, John Spence
and Miss Joy Gerharz were Pen
dleton visitors one day last week.
Marvin Glascow and Ralph
Phillips of Arlington were in Lex
ington one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jones re
turned home Wednesday after
several days spent in Portland.
Bud Marshall who has served
four years with the United States
navy has returned to Lexington
to the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. K. K. Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Breeding and
son. George Ervin, were Pendle
ton visitors last Friday.
Z. Franklin Cantrell has been
called to minister to the Chrlsr
; tian church of Lexington and
j he and his wife and two children
! will move here this week. His
I late pastorate was at Stanfield.
i The Amicitia club met at the
j home of Mrs. Gladys Van Winkle
last Wednesday. Mrs. Jerry Do
herty won high and Mrs. Jack
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Warner
and John Robert McMillan of
Portland visited at the Earl War
ner home last week. They came
to attend the funeral of S. G. Mc
Millan. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jones motor
ed to Pendleton Friday, taking
their small daughter Charlene to
a physician there.
the state will receive Easter
Seals through the mail, he stated.
In announcing Van Matter's
appointment, Rosenbaum urged
the people of Morrow county to
support the sale, stating that "the
funds rerived from Easter Seals
will do much to assist the phys
ically handicapped persons of the
state, adults as well as children,"
"There are thousands of crip
pled children and adults in Ore
gon who need the help from Eas
ter Seals because they are not
eligible for assistance from any
other agency, private or public,"
Rosenbaum said. "The society
does not duplicate the services of
any other group."
The society is not interested in
whether a child or adult's condi
tion is the result of an accident
or any one of more than 2Ki
crippling diseases, but only In
whether the person needs assist
ance and cannot obtain it, the
ASSESSMENT BLANKS DUE
Assessor W. O. Dix wishes to
remind property holders who
have not turned in their assess
ment blanks that the deadline is
March 2. After that date a pen
alty of five percent is automat-
Mary Marcus and Millie Wilson Jically imposed. Only five days
The next meeting will be held remain to gel the blanks in and
at the home of Nora Boyer on 1 it is advisable to cooperate with
March 3. the assessor's office in this im-
A forest meeting for the stock- portant matter,
men of the Tamarack forest re-, --a
serve was held at the town hall
in Spray on February 17. Hugh
Johnson was again hired as Salt
er for the coming summer. Those
present from the Monument
community were Hugh Johnson,
Chet Brown, Harold Cork, George
Stirrit, Wayne Leathers, Zephyl
Harrison, Ed Kelly, Roy Bowman,
Roy Cork, Harry Capon, Henry
Cupper, Chance Wilson, George
Capon, Earl Sweek and HowarJ
Swick. Glenn Parsons, forest
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sweek and
daughter Carol and Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Bowman and family were all
having dental work done in John
Day on Wednesday.
Joe Simas and his sister, Jean
Devore, arrived late Wednesday
night from Roseburg. Mrs. Devore
will remain at the home of her
mother. Daisy Simas, until after
her brother's wedding on Febru
Virginia Smith, member of the
class of 1949, Heppner high
school, received word Wednesday
morning that her application for
admittance to the Colorado Wo
man's college, Denver, had been
accepted. The school limits en
trance to 250 freshmen each year,
drawing these from every state in
the United States and from num
erous foreign countries. Miss
Smith is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Smith of lone.
AdmlwUoa prices afternoon and taming, nnleaa vpe.
eUloalljr advertised to ba etherwieei Children i Est.
Prloe .IT, red. Tax .03, Total 10c; Grade and HMrb
School Student! U rears and over: Eit. Price .40.
Fed. Tax .10, Total 60c; Adnltn Ert. Prole .SO, Fed.
Tax .10, Total 60c Every child occupying a seat
moat haTa a ticket.
Sunday ahowi eontlnnoaa etartlr.fr at 1 p.m. All other
ihowi itarat at 7:30 p.m. BoxoIIice open evening!
until 9 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, Feb. 27-28
APARTMENT FOR PEGGY
JR4ULU4, CriLin, William Holdan, Edmund
A h'art-arrtiirni. dowrMo-tarth and honest sry
. . . Mi ji.ya and vjrr"w of a married GI at
teiHjiiijf ol under the vetpruna' bill of lights
. . . photographed in Technicolor ... a truly
great and human comedy.
Every Sunday & Monday: An
excellent N e w s r e e I with
news while it is still news!
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, MARCH J-2
THE SECRET LAND
Authentic T htiit oh-r film of " Operation Hiffh
Jutnp" ith narration hy Commander &obirt
Muutgomarjr, Li Kobart Taylor ftnd It, Van
MttfUn and purring Mie Han and Ship of th V.
ft Mavy. No ftiifr view oi the polar region have
iver liwn irffwtxj .... exrlluiic urerie and great
advent utiMi never m reened before
OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1948
The Mweop and spectacle, the impress! veneM and
beauties of the greatent sports event In the world,
enhanced by Technicolor photography. Comment
ary by Ted Hating and BUI Stern.
THURS.-FRI.-SATm MARCH 3-4-5
Sod Cameron, Cathy Downs. Anne Gwynn, Keed
Top-bracket western of the rugged days when
Texas was young. Photographed in sepla-tone.
THUNDER IN THE PINES
Timber! The booming call of lumberjack adven
ture and action. Filmed. In aepla. In the forest!
of Wisconsin. With George Beeres, Balph Byrd,
Michael Whelaa, Lyla Talbot, Marian Martin.
Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch
eon by the Women' Auxiliary of the
Episcopal Church, Tuesday, March 1st,
11:30 to 1 o'clock.
"Many times a year the people turn to the
RED CROSS . . . once a year the RED
CROSS turns to the people." Harry S. Tru
man MARCH IS RED CROSS MONTH1
NEW REDUCED PRICE
Sent to you in plain wrapper by re
turn AIRMAIL Send check or money
order for $5 we pay postage. Send
$1 with CO. D. orders,
ORDER TODAY WITH CONFIDCNCC
FROM THI ORIGINAL
HEALTH CHEMICALS C:pt. 0-1
P. 0. Box 1426, Los Angeles, Calif.
Pfc Glenn B. Coxcn, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Coxen of 616 S.W.
5th St., Pendleton, has graduated
from the draftsman course at the
USAF technical school, Ft. Fran
cis E. Warren, Wyoming, accord
ing to an announcement by Col.
John C. B. Elliott, commanding
All persons who are using shal
low wens which have been con
taminated by the recent high wa
ter should boil the water before
drinking it to prevent typhoid
fever and other infections.
Those wishing to be immun
ized against typhoid fever maj
be immunized at the office of
the county health officer free of
EXTENSION UNIT TO MEET
Mrs. Pat Mclntyre will be hos
tess to the Heppner Extension
unit Tuesday, March I. Miss Ma
bel Wilson, county home dem
onstration agent, will "discuss
small electrical equipment in the
Three Morrow county ex-GI's
recorded their service discharges
at the courthouse during the
week. William A. Zinter, lone,
who received his release on
March 28, 1916, James V. Doherty,
lone, released January 7, 1949,
and Ralph E. Currin, released
March 7, 19-16 now have the ev
idence of their resepective per
iods of service safely filed in the
archives of the office of County
Clerk C. W. Barlow.
INCOME AGENT COMING
A state Income tax agent will
be at the court house in Hepp
ner Thursday, March 3, from 8
a.m. to 12 noon to assist taxpay
ers. He will be at Kinzua Pine
Mills office from 3 to 9 p.m.,
March 1; Condon court house, 1
to 12 a.m., March 2, and at Ar
lington from 2 to 4 p.m., March 2.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS TAKE
TWELVE LIVES IN JANUARY
Oregon's lowest monthly traf
fic death toll in six years was
recorded in January when state
wide accidents claimed 12 lives.
Secretary of State Earl T. New
bry has reported.
The Wall Street Journal comes
forth with this one: A story
reaches us of a fellow who fell
behind on his installments on a
new television set. Every passing
week brought a dunning letter
each more heated than the last
Finally in desperation came the
coup de grace written to appeal
to the man's sense of shame.
"What," said the letter, "would
your neighbors think if we came
and took away your television
The response so far has stump
ed the finance experts. "I took
this matter up with the neigh
bors," wrote the delinquent, "and
they think It would be a very
The Poor Cave Man
Had No Newspaper
To Advertise In.
But You Have ! I
Thursday, March 3
More Stacker Cattle plus
Bring in what you have
We'll do our best to find a buyer.
SEE THE BRANDING AND DEHORNING CHUTE
Heppner Sales Yard
Harold Erwin, Operator
John Varner, Auctioneer Harry Dinges, Clerk
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