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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, April 28, 1949
NATION At EDITORIAL
The Tourist Crop
There is one crop not commonly associated with
what we term as industry, yet it is one that
brings millions of dollars to Oregon each season
the tourist crop.
Checked to no small degree in ISMS by the un
precedented flood waters of the Columbia basin,
the tourist crop as an industry is expected to
bound back this season and there are forces at
work to educate the people up to the idea of cash
ing in on this outside money. One of the out
Standing features of the educational program is
the training of our residents to become hosts to
the tourists. There are many angles to this and
perhaps the most important one is that of direct
ing attention of the residents to the fact that they
have an interest in the tourist business, at least
to the extent of making or trying to make the vis
itor from beyond our borders feel welcome in
To impress Oregon residents with the import
ance of the tourist business. Governor Douglas
McKay has designated the week from May 2
through 8 as Tourist Host Week. The Oregon Ad
vertising club, through its Tourist Promotion com
mittee, is coordinating a statewide program for
observance of this week. A tourist week caravan
will visit eleven Oregon cities; there will be 15
minute transcriptions featuring the Portland Sym
phonic choir, to be played on all Oregon radio
stations during the week; window cards, banners
and other display materials have been prepared
all of which is designed to make Oregonians ap
preciate Oregon. The importance of courteous
service, accurate information and good accommo
dations for tourist guests is being emphasized.
It is not likely that this particular region will
be overrun by tourists, yet if we make an effort
to be good hosts to the few that may come this
way we will be laying the foundation for a more
extensive visitation from strangers, some of whom
may be looking for the very things we have to
offer the homeseeker.
Needed Improvements Should
Not Be Discouraged
Residents of Gale and adjacent streets have
signed a petition asking for the formation of an
improvement district for the purpose of coping
with the drainage problem. It is the desire of the
petitioners to have Gale street and the streets
crossing it graded and to put in curbing. In order
to make the job permanent and provide better
drainage it will be necessary to pave the street
from curb to curb. To leave a strip of unpaved
roadway on either side of the present pavement
would be to invite recurring damage, both in re
spect to the usual quantity of mud in the spring
run offs and the probability that the gutters
would be washed out
In planning the improvement work the city
council contemplated doing the paving work from
the center strip to the curbs. It later developed
that there would have to be an increase in the
budget and the budget committee, in session with
members of the council Monday evening, did not
see fit to include funds for this improvement
work or the city's part, to be more specific and
unless the petitioners wish to assume the extra
assessment it is more than likely none of the
work will be done.
There is an alternative and that is for the citi
zens included in the proposed improvement dis
trict to appear before the council and budget
committee and ask that funds for the paving be
included. That isn't saying that the request will
or will not be granted, but it is safe to say that
it will not be given consideration unless a show
ing is made by those interested in having the im
Other residents should attend the budget hear
ing, the date of which will be announced later,
and learn the nature of the proposed improve
ments. It may appear, without investigating the
plans, that the city would be placed in a position
of playing favoritism. This is not the case. The
city has an obligation to meet when the property
owners express a willingness to bear a certain
amount of the improvement expense and any
other section may petition the same as the Gale
street district and the city will be under obliga
tion to meet a certain share of the expense. It
might be that the grading and curbing could be
done this year in the proposed district and anoth
er district Chase street, for example could be
taken up next year, and so on until the town be
comes standardized as to grades and curbing.
In any event, citizens interested in street and
other improvements will do well to keep in touch
with the council. After all, it is not the council's
money that is being spent and the city officials
are merely trying to spend available funds where
they will do the most good.
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30 YEARS A0
Heppner Gazette Times.
Thursday, Ma? 1. 1919
Closing exercises by three
schools were enjoyed last Friday
at Lena. The program preceded
a big feed in the grove at the
cross roads. Teachers taking part
were Misses Josephine McDevitt,
Myrtle Miller and Grace Leath
ers. The Ladies Civic club gave a
program at the Star theater Wed
nesday evening. Some films were
run through by Mr. Sigsbee and
several young women sold can
dies and ice cream cones through
the audience. The net results
were better than S100. The ladies
are very much pleased over this,
their first venture in raising
funds for civic improvement.
. Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Crawford
returned Tuesday from a visit of
I several days at Eugene and Port
land. While in Eugene Mr. Craw
ford attended a conference of the
I newspaper men of the state.
Mrs. Oscar Borg departed for
Portland Monday to spend a
short time visiting in the city.
' Miss Margaret O'Rourke went
to Portland Thursday to inter
view the federal authorities in
regards to her passport for Ire
land. Miss O'Rourke had contem
plated returning to her home as
soon as the war closed but the
government discourages ocean
travel at present.
John Elder returned to Heppner
this morning. He returned from
France about the first of April.
He will go on to Ritter where his
Alva Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jeff Jones of this city, reached
home from overseas Tuesday ev
ening. Alva spent 17 months in
France in active service in the
T. E. Chidsey and wife return
ed home Tuesday from Pendle
ton. They went over to attend
the Oddfellows' cerebration.
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Vincent of
Butter Creek have been spending
the week in Heppner, guests at
the home of Mrs. Mattie Adkins.
The stock of the Case Furni
ture Company is being moved
this week from the old Heppner
block to the new building just
north of the Oddfellows hall.
The I. O. O. F. lodge of lone
will sponsor a clean-up day at
the cemetery on Saturday, May 7.
Everyone interested is urged to
be on hand at 9 o'clock on that
date. Potluck dinner will be serv
ed at the lodge hall for participants.
STATE OWNED CARS
No more joy rides for state of-
fcials or employees In state-own
ed cars, says the state board of
The joint ways and means
committee of the state legslature
requested the board to see that
each car be distinctly marked
and any exemptions be approved
by the board; that low priced
cars be purchased so far as pos
sible and exceptions be approved
by the board; that each state de
partment be responsible for the
use of cars under its control and
that no car be used for personal
Business or pleasure These re
commendations were adoted by
the board. Others suggested but
not adopted were the establish
ment of car pools for employees:
that cars be painted a special
color and that officials and em
ployees be prohibited from stor
ing cars at their homes.
FAIR WEATHER TIMES
'Thirty thousand unemployed
were back on the payroll on
"Seasonal decline in unemploy
ment has ceased and the Spring
recovery is now developing.
"Resumption of activity in log
ging and lumbering is taking
"Heavy inventories in consum
er goods, particularly household
commodities, is resulting in sell
ing campaigns to attract buyers
and lower their sales resistance.'
says John W. Kelly, executive di
rector of the post war readjust
ment commission in his monthly
report to Governor Douglas Mc
Kay. Kelly also reports there are
$72,000,000 of new projects an
nounced, wth millions more to
come during the year.
Portland has announced $21,
501,3S6; Salem, $3,721,992; Al
bany, $753,126; Eugene, $646,000.
Approximately 60 House and
Senate bills passed by the legis
lature during the closing hours
were signed Saturday by Senate
President William E. Walsh and
Speaker of the House Frank Van
Dyke President Walsh became
governor pro tempore Sunday
when Governor Douglas McKay
left the state on his way to
Bellingham, Washington, to at
tend a meeting of the Pacfic
Northwest Trade associatidn.
Governor McKay addressed the
association banquet Monday eve
ning. Walsh and VanDyke left
for Sacramento Wednesday to
attend a meeting of the Inter
state Affairs commission Presi
dent and Mrs. Walsh with son
William will reestablish their
temporary residence in Salem
next month. President Walsh
must devote much time to the
many interim committees meet
ing in the capitol and will be
governor pro tempore during
most of the month of June when
Governor McKay will be attend
ing to state business at meetings
in eastern states.
Shrine Rodeo To
Draw High Class
Talent of West
Portland, April 21. (Special)
If kids from 8 to 80 get a kick
out of horses the Al Kader temple
of the Shrine will have plenty to
Signed for the Shrine Greater
Rodeo this week are Roy Roger's
famous horse "Trigger Jr.," and
his Liberty Horses along with
"Red Pony." They are scheduled
to appear May 14 to 22 at the
Pacific International Exposition
buildings in Portland.
Red Pony sprang into interna
tional fame recently as the star
of Republic's motion picture, "The
Red Pony" which was written by
the famed author, John Stein
beck. Roger's Liberty horses also ap
peared in that picture and proved
a sensation as the eight matched
steeds work a complete program
med outline without the use of
verbal command therefore the
"Trigger, Jr.," of course is a
name familiar to every American
boy and girl and his ability to
take verbal commands has made
him one of the greatest equine
stars of the silver screen.
Headquarters for the Shrine
Greater Rodeo are set up at 430
Southwest Sixth Avenue, Port
land 4, Oregon, where mail or
ders for tickets are now being
Right now is
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We'll offer a generous allowance
on your old refrigerator
when you get a brand new
Don't wait for hot lummer weather
when old refrigerators break down.
It'll cost you too much. Trade in your
old refrigerator now! Depending on
the age, make and condition of your
old refrigerator, we'll make you a
generous allowance on a new Frigid
aire...with all these newest, modem
The Elks Club
e Meter-Miser mechanism
e Exclusive Ouickube Trays
e Big Freezer Storage
e Glass-lopped Hydrator
e Cold Storage Tray
e Non-tilt Shelves
1 -Piece Lifetim Porcelain
Ask About Convenient Terms
Heppner Appliance Company
For the Price
Meet to Eat
Roy & Betty Lieuallen
"Not interested," said the state
board of control when the mat
ter came up of accepting the As
toria Naval hospital for free to
be used as a hospital or for edu
cational purposes. The same of
fer was made to the legislature
but that body pigeon-holed the
proffer. The Baptist Youth Insti
tute has made a request for the
property and buildings to be
used used as a boarding school
for crippled and dependent children
Evidently the state board of
control estimates there will be a
heavy increase in auto licenses
in 1950. This week they awarded
a contract to a Portland firm to
deliver 740,740 pairs of the newt
permanent automobile license
plates at 27 cents a pair. The
next lowest bid was 29.7 cents a
The new plates wll be issued
each month to groups of owners
according to their alphabetical
NEW HOSPITAL COTTAGES
Construction of 12 motor courts
to house state employes at the
state hospital farm near Salem
was approved this week by the
slate board of control.
Club at Boardman
Goes Into Action
The 4-H Tumble-Weed Beef
club met at the home of Delores
Carlson Wednesday evening.
Members of this club are paying
dues of 50 cents for caps and all
clubs are saving "Queen Bees"
pattern coupons for silverware
for the clubhouse. Refreshments
of jello and cake were served.
Next meeting will be at the home
of Jackie and Richard Mulligan.
Mrs. LaVern Partlow, seventh
and eighth grade teacher, and
eight students from the four up
per grades motored to Irrigon
Wednesday, April 20 to partake
in the county spelling contest.
Marie Potts, fifth grader, tied for
third place. Others going were
Delores Carlson, David Miles,
Nancy Califf, Viola Worden, Lar
ry Thorpe, Marlene Fisk and
Ladies Aid Missionary met at
the home of Mrs. Tim Rippee
Thursday. The first quarter fi
nance group had charge of the
program and served the lunch
eon. Chairman in charge was
Mrs. Seth Russell, with Mrs.
Hugh Brown and Mrs. Ralph Ear
wood assisting. Next missionary
meeting will be May 18 at 2 p.
m. and will be at the home of
Mrs. George Gustin.
The Boardman Softball team
was winner over the Phillips 66
Oilers last week with a score of
25-22. Players for Boardman are
pitchers, Russell DeMauro and
Gump (Andy) Jones; catcher,
Bill Garner; others, Duane Brown
Clayton Allen, Ike Murphy. Lloyd
Ikey, Frank Colclessor, Bill Mil
ler and Alfred Archer. Monday
night will be a jamboree for all
learns in the league, playing on
the Hermiston field.
Mrs. Robert Wilson was pleas
antly surprised last week when
ladies came to wish her a happy
birthday. They were Mesdames
Jack Mulligan, Ray Brown, Wal
ter Wyss, Earl Briggs, Charles
Anderegg, Bill Earnberg, Robert
Fortner, and Miss Margaret Gllis,
county health nurse.
Continued on Fm Eight
Mrs. M. E. Cotter came up from
The Dalles for a few days last
week. She reports Mr. Cotter as
slowly mproving at the hosptal.
The cost of the project was es
timated to be $35,000 wtih smoe
materials salvaged from the
wreckage of an old ward build
ing. Also approved was a proposal
to advertise for bids on the con
structor of a superintendent's
; residence at the Oregon boys'
school at Woodburn. Cost is esti
' mated at $16,500.
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Prom and Banquet
Big Social Success
DATES TO REMEMBER:
April 29 Mother and daughter
banquet 6:30 p. m., Congrega
May 7 Clean-up at cemetery.
Potluck dinner at noon at I.
O. O. F. hall.
May 3 Legion and auxiliary
meeting 8 p. m.
May 4 Eastern Star social meet
ing at hall.
May 5 Rebekah meeting 8 p. m.
May 6 Operetta, "The Gypsy
Rover," at gymnasum.
April 30 DeMolay dance at Le
The Junior-Senior banquet and
prom were held in the school
gym Friday evening, April 22.
The theme of the decorations in
the gym was "April Showers,"
which consisted of light blue
stieamers, parasols on the ceil
ing and pastel streamers on the
sides with while picket fences,
wheelbarrows loaded with flow
ers, a lily pond with model ducks
around it. Apple blossoms and
lilacs were used over the rooms
and spring flowers in the win
dow boxes. The menu was pine
apple cocktail, crab salad, baked
ham, sweet potatoes, green beans
rolls, butter, olives, pickles, cel
ery, strawberries and ice cream
The progra mduring the ban
quet was as follows:
Toastmistress, Lola Ann Mc
Cabe; welcome, Robert Peterson;
Senior response, Walter Berg
Strom; will, Helmuth Hermann;
history, Mary Holtz; prophecy,
The tables were decorated in
the class colors, crimson and
gold, with gold candles and tal
isman roses. A Pendleton orch
estra played for the prom and
during intermission little Linda
Ha Worsen gave a recitation and
song, and two numbers were
rendered by the girls glee club,
accompanied by Mrs. Mary Hen-
dnckson. Punch and cookies
were served at this time. The
lone PTA served the banquet.
The seniors are Clifford Aldrich,
Helen Fay Baker, Walter Berg
strom, Fayne Ely, Helmuth Her
mann, Mary Holtz, Gene Ransier,
and Arthur W'arren.
Among those from here at
tending the Flying Farmers
meeting at Lexington airport
Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. John
Ballentyne, Mrs. Mary Hendrick
son, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swan
son and Mr. and Mrs. B. C. For
sythe. A potluck dinner was serv
ed at noon.
The Misses Janet Mason and
Jean Ann Swanson were hostess
es at an Easter party last week
at the Garland Swanson home
where they entertained the pre
school children. They served Jel
lo, cookies and punch.
The 1 11 Beef club met at the E.
M. Baker ranch Sunday after
noon. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson An
derson and children and E. S.
Stultz attended the meeting Re
freshments were served after the
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Women's A f feral
Mrs. Omar Rietmann and Mrs.
Victor Rietmann left for Portland
Sunday. They will attend the
state P-TA convention at Eugene
this week as delegates from lone.
Rev. Edwin D. Kellogg of
Clackamas gave the sermon at
the Co-operative church Sunday
morning In the absence of Rev.
Alfred Shirley. Rev. Kellogg is
the father of Mrs. Feathers of
Lexington. He was accompanied
by his wife. Rev. Shirley filled
the pulpit of the Clackamas Con
gregational church Sunday.
Jack Ball, son of Elmer Ball,
was badly bruised when a trac
tor which he was driving for Bill
Seehafer tipped over on him.
Among those going to Pendle
ton last week were Mr. and Mrs.
Cleo Drake and son Ernie, Mrs.
Ida Coleman, Mrs. Hazel Beers,
Mrs. Echo Palmateer, Mrs. Del
bert Emert and Mrs. Mary Emert.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul O'Meara and
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Aldrich and
son Charles visited Mr. O Mear
a's brother in Wasco Sunday.
The social meeting of the Top
ic club met at the home of Mrs.
Harlan McCurdy Saturday after
noon where the members were
entertained at dessert bridge.
Four tables were in play. Win
ning prizes were, high, Mrs. Cleo
Drake; second. Mrs. Victor Riet
mann; jack high, Mrs. Paul Pet
tyjohn. Hostesses were Mrs. R.
E. Lundell, Mrs. Sam McMillan
and Mrs. McCurdy.
Mr. and Mrs. Crcston Black
from near Portland are staying
at the Oscar Lundell home. Mr.
Black is an electrician and they
are opening up an electrical ap
pliance shop adjacent to the
Swanson store. Mrs. Black has
been clerking at the Swanson
store during the illness of Mrs.
The auxiliary of the American
Legion held Initiation at the reg
ular meeting April 19, when six
members were received. The Le
gionnaires were guests. A pro
gram was given as follows: A
talk on Child Welfare, Mrs. Vic
tor Rietmann; talk by James
Barnett, commander; songs by
Patricia and Delores Drake, ac
companied by Mrs. Cleo Drake;
reading by RubyAnn Rietmann,
and a talk by Mrs. Eldon Pad
berg, auxiliary president. Lunch
eon was sened in the dining
room from tables decorated with
candles and daffodils. The re
Miss Francine Ely, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Ely and
Delmar Crawford, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wate Crawford, were mar
Frday, April 22 at Stevenson,
Wash., Ilev. J. II. Avery officiat
ing. Mr and Mrs. George S.
Schmidt of Portland were the at
tendants. Mrs. Schmidt is a cou
sin of the groom. The bride wore
a pink wool suit, a pink hat,
black accessories and a purple
orchid. Mrs. Crawford is a grad
uate of the lone schools and is
employed at the Heppner bank.
Mr. Crawford also attended the
lone schools and was wth the
U. S. navy. They will live in the
new Case apartments in Hepp
ner. Mrs. Crawford will continue
her work at the bank and Mr.
Crawford will help his father on
the farm near lone.
Word was received of the
death of the Infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Myers of Mis
souri last week.
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