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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, July 21, 1949
Horse Dies, Auto
Wrecked as Twain
Meet on Highway
By MILLIE WILSON
Bucky Leathers had the mis
fortune to hit a horse on the
highway near the Kldon Cum
ming's ranch, the first of the
week. Burky escaped with a few
cuts and scratches but his car
was badly wrecked and the horse
Bill Settle drove to Prairie City
last Friday after his wife, who
recently underwent surgery at the
Blue Mountain hospital. He was
accompanied by his daughter,
Mrs. Moya Oilman. Mrs. Settle
will stay at the home of her dau
ghter while convalescing.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cox of Top
are the owners of a new truck.
Doc Hinton moved Mrs. D. R.
baker's household furnishings to
Taeoma, Wash, last Saturday.
Mrs. Louie Grant of Albany is
visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Rex Sweek this week. Mrs,
Grant and Mrs. Sweek are sisters.
Mrs. Mabel Janney and friends
of John Day are visiting at the
home of Mrs. Janney's brother,
Barbara Wyland is helping Mrs.
Bill Munday during haying.
Patsy Hicks, a niece of Mrs.
Margery Round, is helping with
the work at the Bob Holmes home.
Le Roy Roberts of The Dalles is
staying at the Orval Wyland
Bud Engle of Courtrock was in
town Frdiay evening to attend a
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cutts
drove to Heppner to see a show
on Friday night They were ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Dew
Norris Stubblefield took Larry
Greg's place working for Chet
Brown during fire season.
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Hynd and
daughter, Mrs. Ida Bleakman and
Miss Rhoene Bleakman returned
Saturday from a three-week va
cation. Part of their time was
spent in Canada visiting rela
tives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Clive Taylor and
gTandson of Springfield were
week-end guests at the George
George Van of Clatskanie spent
a few days at the L. S. ranch.
Ilfie Bagley of John Day spent
the week-end with her sister, Mrs.
A very pretty bridal shower
was given this week in honor of
Miss Bertine Leathers. Miss Lea
thers received many beautiful
and useful gifts. Lovely refresh
ments were served by the host
esses, Lois Bleakman and Ona
Morrow County Grain Growers, Inc.
MMr.MdMrt Aubry cmm have '
sold their place on Cottonwood to I
the Blue Mountain Mills Compa
ny. Mr. and Mrs. Crum went to
John Day on Friday to finish the
transaction. They are at present
working at the Monument look
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Gilman and
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Gilman are
very enthusiastic over the road
the County Court had built from
Wall Creek to the Gilman Flats.
It makes them happy indeed to
be able to drive their car all the
way home and they wish to ex
press their appreciation to the
Allen Lee from the state board
of education in Salem, met with
the school boards in a joint
meeting on Friday night to dis
cuss and work out plans for a
G. I. school in Monument
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Beall of Port
land spent a few days in Monu
ment visiting and renewing ac
quaintances. They were with the
Soil Conservation Service here
some years ago.
Clarence Yoeman, Inspector, of
John Day, was at the Monument
guard station on business one
day this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Brown left
for Idaho after visiting at the
home of their son, Chet Brown,
since July 4.
Week-end guests over the 4th
at the Chet Browns were his bro
ther Ace and family of Hunting
ton. Mr. and Mrs. A. Lundholm of
Lebanon stopped in to see the
Browns last week-end. Mrs.
Lundholm is a sister of Chefs.
The maintenance crew from
Sisters is here staying at the
guard station and working on the
The Lookout at Rudio, Al Her
wick, had to leave on account of
poor health. Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Thomas of Prineviile took over
Mrs. Frank Tanner from The
Dalles, arrived in Monument Sat
urday to visit her son, Orvil Wy
land and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Hinton and
daughter, Mary Ella spent the
week-end at Happy Jack visiting
Mrs. Nona Healy and children
drove up from Portland for a two
weeks visit with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Dempsey Boyer, and her
brother, Stanley Boyer.
Mrs. Lottie Foss from Boise is
visiting her mother, Josie Round
and her sister Mamie Ferguson,
also her brother Ed Round and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bronson
are here from Portland visiting
his sister and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Mel Round.
Mr. and Mrs. Mead Gilman and
son Dennie spent their two weeks
vacation in traveling. They vis-
Board of Directors and
County Grain Growers, Inc.
Extend to Every Person
who in any way assisted in
combatting the fire which destroyed the Heppner plant
We want especially to commend the Heppner Fire Depart
ment for not only fighting the fire through to the end but
for keeping watch throughout the night; to thank Jack
Loyd for his valuable aid in saving our records, and to ex
press our deep appreciation to the neighboring communi
ties who sent their fire fighting equipment to assist us in
our hour of need.
It was a hopeless fight from the beginning to save the
buildings, but the work of the departments and the peo
ple prevented a serious property loss to surrounding neigh
bors, and for this we are truly thankful.
We wish to assure the people of Heppner and vicinity that
plans for a new elevator and feed plant are already under
consideration and will be pushed as fast as possible when
the rush of the harvest season is over. Temporary office
quarters have been set up in the Farra building and our
feed business will be re-established as soon as suitable
quarters can be obtained. Our phone number is the same-
Call 302 for further information
Tc Beginning of Grain Growers Plant
II ? esfcS&cSS
In the '20's the Farmers Warehouse company started construc
tion of warehouse and elevator facilities on the opposite side of the
track from the Heppner warehouse, then operated by the late Phil
Cohn. The plant grew under the FWC and later, when purchased by
the Morrow County Grain Growers ,Inc. was expanded to a total
elevator capacity of 277,000 bushels, including the 22,000 bushel
addition made this spring.
MNNESOTANS TO PICNIC
The Minnesota State Society of
Portland has chosen July 31 as
the date and Jantzen Beach park
as the local' for the organiza
tion's annual pcnic, according to
announcement received from F.
G. Quimby, president.
One of the greatest picnics of
all times is King planned, it is
stated, with Minnesotans from all
H-.rts of Oregtn and Washington
c.pected to it end.
ited their son and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Mead Gilman Jr. and daugh
ter in Laramie, Wyoming. On
their way home they were sight
seeing in Nebraska, South Dakota
Yellowstone Park and other plac
es of interest.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sweek made
a business trip to Portland last
week. They returned on Tues
day. Victor and Loren Wiese from
Freewater are visiting their
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Fleming. They expect their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Vic Wiese to
come for them Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Spike Miller were
business visitors in Pendleton on
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Holmes took
their infant son to Pendleton on
Saturday for a medical checkup.
Queen And Court
Shirley Wilkinson, queen of the
forthcoming Morrow county ro
deo, was accompanied to Elgin
Saturday by Princesses Ingrid
Hermann, Faye Cutsforth, Dor
othy Wiglesworth, and Betty Wal
ker. The queen and her court
rode n the Elgin Stampede days
parade on Sunday morning and
again in the Grand Entry in the
Chaperoned by Mrs. Eslie Wal
ker, the girls drove to Elgin Sat
urday. They saw the last half of
the night show, then attended the
rodeo dance. After taking part in
the activities on Sunday, they
returned home. Eslie Walker and
Harold Erwin drove the girls' hor
ses to the show in a truck provid
ed by Steve Thompson.
Dr. and Mrs. Bernard McMurdo
and son Bryc of San Mateo,
C'Jif. left today for their home
after spending a few days with
the doctor's parents, Dr. and Mrs.
A. l McMuruo. Coming via
Port.'and, the visitors were joined
by Cnarles E. (Ted) McMurdo,
who spent the week-end here
v.th his parents
lone Folks Shower
V By ECHO PALMATEER
A miscellaneous shower was
given in hono of Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Lindstrom at the Legion hall
Saturday afternoon. They receiv
ed many lovely and useful gifts.
Cake and coffee were served from
a table decorated with yellow
and green crepe paper and green
candles and flowers. Hostesses
were Mrs. Franklin Lindstrom,
Mrs. Clifford McCabe, Mrs. Mary
Swanson, Mrs. Oscar Lundell,
Mrs. E. R. Lundell, Mrs. Algott
Lundell, Mrs. Ethel Stewart, Mrs.
Garland Swanson, Mrs. Roy Lind
strom and Mrs. Berl Akers.
Mrs. Harry Cool and daughter
Maud of Chelan, Wash, visited
relatives here last week.
Mrs. Donald Ball was called to
Hebo Sunday on account of the
death of her father, Cecil Sher
man, who was killed Friday when
a rock fell on him while working
on a rock crusher. He will be
buried in Baker Thursday He is
survived by his wife, a son, Dale,
and daughter, Mrs. Ball.
Mrs. Robert Hodgins of La
Grande arrived at the O. L. Lun
dell home Monday to visit her
husband who is plasterer at the
new Garland Swanson residence
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Sarver and
son Billy of Kennewick, Wash.
visited at the Echo Palmateer
Joe Gaarsland and Glenn Solo
mon of Battle Lake, Minn, are
here during harvest.
Mrs. Hazel Beers of Eagle Creek
arrived Sunday at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Echo Palmateer.
She is helping cook at the Ted
Palmateer ranch during harvest,
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Crawford
Jr. and daughter Nancy Jean left
for their home in Portland after
spending two weeks here.
Gary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clar
ence Brenner, was ill with
throat infection and was treated
at a hospital in The Dalles last
Word was received of the death
of Mrs. C. W. (Delia) Mobley
Saturday at Bend. She is surviv
ed by her husband, and a broth
er, Charles Elgin of Mollala. Fu
neral services were Tuesday. Mrs.
Mobley lived in lone about 13
Mr. and Mrs. John Bryson spent
the week-end in the mountains,
Delbert Emert and daughter
Mary arrived from Oakland, Cal,
last week by plane. Mrs. Emert
is staying in California.
Mrs. Carl Tillman and daugh
ter Ruth of Kansas City, Mo. are
visiting her brother, Wate Craw
ford. They plan to visit here and
in Portland most of the summer.
Mrs. Tillman has not been west
for 40 years.
Mrs. Warren Crutcher of Boring
and her son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Borsted
of Corvallis, spent the week-end
here. Mrs. Crutcher is a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Llnds
The floors In the gymnasium
and grade school are being sand
ed and the desks and walls are
being refinished. Harkins of Wal
la Walla is doing the work.
Miss Ingrid Hermann, rodeo
princess from lone, accompanied
Queen Shirley and other princess
es to Elgin over the week-end.
The regular meeting of Willows
grange was held Saturday even
ing. Little Linda Halvorsen re
cited several numbers. Lunch
was served by Mrs. Addie Salter,
Mrs. Vernn Brown and Mrs. Sam
The HEC of Willows grange
met at the home of Mrs. Ernest
Heliker Friday afternoon. After
the business meeting a program
was conducted by Mrs. O. L.
Lundell, the theme being "Bos
ton Tea Party." Article were read
by Mrs. M. E. Cotter, Mrs. Heliker,
Mrs. Echo Palmateer and Mrs.
Lundell. Games were played, ex
hibits on China and Japan were
on display. Refreshments of ice
tea, punch and cookies were serv
ed by the hostesses, Mrs. John
Bryson, Mrs. Lana Padberg and
The Maranathas met at the
home of Mrs. Echo Palmateer
Wednesday of last week. Re
freshments were served after the
meeting by Mrs. Sam McMillan
and Mrs. Palmateer. Mrs. Alfred
Shirley won the guest prize.
Frank Lundell and son Merle
arrived from Portland Saturday
and went on to La Grande, Merle
will stay with his aunt and uncle,
Mr. and Mrs. Clell Rea, at Stan
field. Mike Cotter left for his home in
Austin, Minn, after a visit of a
week with his uncle, M. E. Cotter.
He went by train.
Miss Eunice Peterson entertain
ed the following guests at her
home In honor of Miss Martha
Hanson of Portland who is visit
ing at the Oscar Peterson home:
Mr. and Mrs Tad Miller, Rollo
Crawford, Bobby and Billy Riet-
mann, Alton Yarnell, Rod Kvlstad
of Astoria, and Gerald Peterson
who was home from Portland.
Refreshments were served and
croquet and other games were
played. Miss Hanson and Donald
Peterson will be married in Aug
L. L. Pavld of Sacramento, Cal.
is visiting at the home of his
cousin, Mrs. Omar Rletmann. Mr.
Pavld is French Instructor at Sac
ramento Junior college. He and
the Rletmann family spent Sun
day at the McNary dam and visit
ing an uncle, H. G. Voruz, at
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Matthews
were The Dalles visitors Tuesday
of last week.
Mrs. Gordon White and daugh
ter Lona, Mrs. T. N. White and
son Dale and Mrs. Imogene Moo
ney were Walla Walla visitors
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Barry and
daughter of Fresno, Calif, were
visitors at the James Lindsay
home last week.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
July 22 Three Linds club of Re
ekahs at hall in afternoon.
Movie each Wednesday evening
on the Athletic field.
Gordon White has purchased a
large school bus.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Palmateer
were week-end visitors at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Healy, on Butter creek.
Rev. W. W. Head of Cathlamet,
Wash, donated several books to
the library. I
Mrs. Harlan McCurdy Jr. and
daughters visited at the Harlan
McCurdy Sr. home last week
while her husband attended the
national Elks convention.
H. O. Ely, George Ely and Allen
Ely spent a couple of days fisti
ng at McKay dam last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Painter of
Pendleton visited at the home ot
his daughter, Mrs. Robert De
Clifford Yarnell of Vancouver,
Wash, visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Yarnell Friday.
He purchased the Klinger ranch
Miss Sandra McMillan of Hills
boro visited at the home of her
uncle, Sam McMillan, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buschke
and son of Los Angeles are visit
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Buschke, at Morgan. Henry is on
the Los Angeles police force.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Heliker
were Portland visitors last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Blann of
Boardman were visitors at the
Harry Yarnell home last week.
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to thank the friends and
neighbors who undoubtedly pre
vented my home from burning
during the warehouse fire.
MRS. MARY STOUT
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks
to all who worked so hard in sav
ing our home Monday.
The Glenn McLacbJan Family
Heppner Ph. 112
The Dalles Phone 2635
114 E. 2nd SL
"We Go Anywhere.Anytime"
AL HINT'S ORCHESTRA
Admission: $1.50 per Person - Tax Included
Sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce
(Observe change of date)
1:30 P. M.
Regular Run of Livestock.
HEPPNER SALES YARD
HAROLD ERWIN, Operator
John Varner, Auctioneer Harry Dingei, Clerk
Burns Out Camp
Of Umatilla Man
John Myers 72-year-old resl
dent of Umatilla county, was
burned painfully about his head
and hands Monday night when
gasoline lantern exploded inside
a small tent he had erected in the
vacant lot behind the Morrow
county creamery. The tent and
virtually all of Myers' personal
effects were destroyed by the re
Myers, who was looking for
work as a header tender, had
been in Heppner for several days
before the accident. He said the
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lantern exploded while he was
attempting to fill it exactly as he
had been doing for 10 years.
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