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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, October 6, 1949
Volume 66, Number 29
Wheeler High at
Fossil Friday P: M.
Heppner Lads Find
Their Strength in
Winning 40 to 0
Heppner high school's football
warrors, the Mustangs, really got
underway Friday afternoon when
they met the Wheeler high school
pigskin squad at Fossil. Plays
clicked and the ball carriers got
some real experience In crossing
the goal line by defeating the
Fossil lads 40to 0.
The first half started good for
the Mustangs when, after a ser
ies of six runs, Melvin Piper
threw a long pass to Jack Sumner
for the first touchdown. Attempt
for the conversion by Bergstrom
failed. After several trips up and
down the field, Heppner finally
took the ball for the second touch
down of the game. Try for conver
sion was successful, with Gary
Connor making the point. Thus
the half ended after a little more
scrimmage with neither side do
The second half started with
Heppner kicking to Fossil. The
Fossil lads started with a lot of
spirit but seemed to lose some of
it when Heppner started to hold
them. After much changing hands
of the ball, Piper threw a long
pass to tnd Gary Connor to en
able Ruhl to go over, on the next
play, for a touchdown. The con
version again was made by Berg
strom. Ruhl with good blocking
seemed to dominate the field by
running several plays for the
next touchdown, also making the
conversion. Again the passing
hair, Piper, connected with End
Connor for another tally. Fossil
held to stop the conversion. The
play of the game was when Ruhl
kicked a long one down the field
with Piper colliding with the ball
carrier In a manner to make him
lose the ball. Peck, right guard
for Heppner, recovered on the
two yard line. The next play Ruhl
went over for the final tally.
Bergstrom made the conversion.
Heppner showed improvement
in blocking and tackling over
previous Rames. The reserves saw
action in the last few minutes of
The current rains, putting an
end to a long period of drouth,
reminds us of a much earlier era
in Heppner history when a sim
ilar "spell" of weather prevailed.
Someone met the late W. O. Mi
nor on the street one morning
and In lieu of somthing else to
say remarked, "Do you think it
will ever rain?" To which Minor
replied, "If it doesn't it will be
an awful long dry spell."
To be frank about it the writer,
trying not to be classed with
those who claim to have special
gifts for prophesying the weather,
replied to a similar question by
saying It would rain by next
A town's Main street might be
termed its "show window", for it
is along the "main drag" that the
stranger within the gates gets
the first impression. The condi
tion of buildings, the allure of
store fronts Including their out
ward appearance and the types
of window displays, and the type
and width of sidewalks. All these
things are factors in giving a
stranger the Inner picture or the
real spirit of a community.
During the past three years
much progress has been made in
Heppner In presenting this pic
ture, not only to the stranger
within the gates, but In revealing
to our own people the spirit that
causes a town to be classed as
"good." The sidewalks have been
filled in to full width on Main
street; the streets throughout the
business district are cleaned at
regular Intervals, trash from the
alleys Is moved out daily, and all
in all, our town puts up a respec
table appearance. It Is not perfect
far from that hut the appear
ances to date present a civic spi
rit In which we may all take jus
The Improvements have not
been confined to the business sec.
tion by any means. The residen
tial districts, aside from the many
new homes built and under con
struction, show many signs of
of alterations, painting and other
evidences of modernizing. The
good work goes on and maybe
some day there will be enough
housing to care for all who want
to come and live in our little
While on the subject of Im
provements, this writer learned
at council meeting Monday eve
ning that the sewer system pro
posal rests in the hands of the
bond attorney for the present.
With one attorney to serve the
state of Oregon and sections of
Washington and Idaho, it takes
some time to cover the territory,
especially with so many places
carrying on improvement pro.
grams caling for bond Issues. If
and when the city gets the opin
ion of the attorney there will be
action on the sewer system project,
Heppner C-C Backs
Union Pacific in
Reasoning that there could be
no special advantage to local
shippers In transfer of freight
from Union Pacific lines to the
Denver, Rio Grande & Western
the Heppner chamber of com
merce Monday passed a resolu
tion backing the stand of the
Union Pacific System against the
petition of the rival railroad now
under study by the Interstate
Commerce commission. In taking
this stand, the local chamber of
commerce is acting in harmony
with most of the business men's
groups throughout the territory
served by the Union Pacific, es
peclally in the northwest states.
A report on the budworm con
trol campaign prepared by Glenn
Jorgenson of the Pendleton of
fice of the Umatilla national for
est was read at Monday's meet
ing and the C-C passed a second
resolution urging that a special
fund be set up by congress to
make it possible to start a con
trol program at the earliest pos
sible date. It is estimated that a
sum of $1,500,000 will be needed
to carry on the control work need.
ed in the infested area.
Jack O'Connor announced that
the annual football booster
breakfast will be served in the
luncheon room of the Elkhorn
cafe at 7:15 Friday morning. He
also urged that business houses
close during the games, of which
there will be five at home this
year. Last year's gate receipts
showed a material increase over
previous seasons with the places
of business remaining closed, and
O'Connor thinks the attendance
can be still further boosted if the
same policy is followed this year.
S. C. Russell House
At Hood River Lost
In Midnight Blaze
By MRS. FLOSSIE COATS
Fire of undetermined origin
destroyed the 16 room house on
the S. C. Russell farm near Hood
River Friday night. Mr. and Mrs.
Dale Russell and son, also Ver
non Russell, who live on the farm
were in the house at the time it
caught fire. Mrs. Russell, getting
up to feed the baby, discovered
the fire in the attic. The Russell's
were able to save some of their
furniture. Among the articles
saved was a grand piano which
had belonged to Dale Russell's
grandmother and is about 75
Friends were shocked to learn
of the death of Mrs. Elva Cramer
in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Oc
tober 1. Death was due to a heart
attack. Earl Cramer and Mr. and
Mrs. Bernie McLaughlin left Mon
day to attend the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Rogers
are the parents of a baby son,
Guy Duane, born September 27
at the St. Anthony's hospital. This
Is the third son for the Rogers'.
Tlllicum club met at the home
of Mrs. Eldon Shannon Wednes
Heber Booth was an overnight
guest of his cousins, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Nickerson, leaving Thurs
day for Spokane. Mrs. Esther
Knight went as far as Pendleton
with him, returning later on the
Miss Asta Skoubo is spending
her vacation with her parents,
Mr. Aid Mrs. Adolf Skoubo, Miss
Skoubo is nursing in the St. Vin
cent's hospital in Portland.
Mrs. W. R. Wyrick of Pendleton
visited at the W. L. Blann home
this week. Mrs. Wyrick stopped
off on her way home after at
tending the state WCTU convenl
tion in rrinevllle. She and Mrs.
Blann are sisters.
Sunday guests of Rev. and Mrs.
C. A. Hawley were their son and
daughter-in-law. Mx. and Mrs.
Elbert Hawley and family of
Nora Ransler spent the week
end in La Grande with her son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Marvin Ransler.
Boardman high school football
team was defeated by the Lexing
ton team Friday with a score of
Duane Brown who is a student
at Lewis and Clark college, Port
land, spent the week-end with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Thursday visitors at the Frank
Marlow home were his mother,
Mrs. Julia Marlow, and a brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Thurman, all of Pendleton.
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Maeomber
motored to Tendleton Saturday.
County Clerk and Mrs. C. W.
Barlow of Heppner visited Mr.
and Mrs. Claud Coats Sunday, al
so Mrs. Zearl Gillespie.
Boardman Garden club met at
the home of Mrs. Jack Mulligan
Monday evening in regular ses
sion. Many members were pre
sent, also six guests. Mrs. Mulli
gan served dainty refreshments.
Discussions of storing bulbs and
caring for plants in winter were
Mrs. Earl Briggs and Mrs. Jack
Mulligan motored to Pendleton
Easy to Raise Says
In California, raising fruits and
vegetables on family garden plots
is easy they grow in abundance,
but it requires a considerable
amount of persistence to get rid
of the surplus, writes Fred Weh
myer, former forest ranger and
resident of Heppner now residing
at Vista, Calif.
"Had thought I would be up
that way again this year but time
has flown until autumn is with
us," he writes. "I succeeded in
raising quite a bit of fruit and
vegetables, all of which I have
been successful in giving away.
No small feat where such things
grow in abundance. , . Personally,
my health fluctuates almost as
rapidly as our weather and the
policies of our state department.
"Low values of things produc
ed and high values of things pur
chased, coupled with ever mount
ing taxes, have a few folks here
worried, tho the great mass of
our good citizenry are little per
turbed. Still not entirely sober
from the New Deal binge, no
"Hope to see you next year.
Had so many kind and sincere
friends in Morrow county and ad
joining John Day valley that I
doubt of being able to stay away
Heppner unit American Legion
auxiliary started Its year's activ
ities under the leadership of Mrs.
Otto Steinke, president, with Mrs.
D. E. Hudson, first vice president
Mrs. Floyd Worden, second vice
president; Mrs. Kemp Dick, secre
tary-treasurer; Mrs. James Healy,
chaplain, and Mrs. Charles Has
void, historian, as her assistants.
Serving as standing committee
chairmen are Mrs. W. A. Blake,
Americanism; Mrs. Jack Van
Winkle, child welfrae; Mrs. James
Healy, community service; Mrs.
Sam Turner, constitution by-laws
and legislative; Mrs. Russell
O'Donnell, Girls' State; Mrs. W. H.
I. Padberg, membership; Mrs. Al
Huit, music and Pan American;
Mrs. Chris Brown, national secur
ity; Mrs. Bert Scouten, poppy;
Mrs. Wm. Richards, poppy poster;
Mrs. Richard Wells, publicity;
Mrs. James Farley, rehabilitation;
Mrs. D. E. Hudson, Junior activ
ities; Mrs. Richard Wells, past
Membership activities have
started, with a get-together meet
ing planned for the evening of
October 7 at the Legion hall.
Mrs. Richard Wells spent sev
eral days in Portland where she
met her sister, Mrs. E. H. Pixley,
from Pittsburg, Pa. Mr. Pixley
will join his wife at Eugene to
visit his people a few days and
then they will fly to Honolulu for
a two weeks vacation before re
turning to their home in the east.
Mrs. Fay Bucknum is leaving
early Friday morning for Los An
geles to have three weeks with
her son Bill and family.
Kenneth Orwick visited his fa
mily at Lone Rock over the week
end and also his grandmother,
Mrs. Guy Huddleston.
Sale Of "E" Bonds
Basis in Oregon
Sales of E Bonds to Oregon
people held up well during the
month of August, according to a
statement just issued by Mr. E.
C. Sammon, chairman of the
Oregon savings bonds committee.
Sales of these "small man's Bonds
totalled $2,844,034, a sum slighty
in excess of E Bond sales for the
same month in 1948. According to
Sammons, federal reserve bank
figures show strangely enough
that maturities and cash-ins of
savings bonds by Oregon people
were almost exactly the same as
for the same month in 1948, am
ounting to $4,069,279.
The federal reserve figures in
dicate, according to Sammons,
that the relative position of Ore
gon people In regard to sales and
redemptions of savings bonds has
changed dramatically within the
year. At the end of the second
third of 1948, Oregon people had
bought approximately $2 million
less bonds than they had cashed
in or matured. At the end of Au
gust, 1949 they had purchased
roughly 2Vmillion more savings
bonds than they had matured or
cashed. Inasmuch as the amount
of maturities in the state this
year Is considerably greater than
it was a year ago, it is quite clear,
Sammons says, that the number
of people cashing in bonds In Or.
cgon prior to maturity has de
County Savings Bonds Chair
man Mrs. Oscar George has re
ceived from the state savings
bonds office figures Indicating
that the people of Morrow coun
ty purchased a total of &24,394
savings bonds during August
E bonds. Maturities and cash-ins
with $22,894 of this total being In
within the county last month
There was a crow, so the
story goes, who was very
thirsty. At last he came
upon some water in a pitch
er. The water was too low
for his short beak, and ha
was not strong enough to spill the pitcher. Alter a little
thought he dropped pebbles in the pitcher to raise the water
level and quenched his thirst Your newspaper knows how
to use its resources to get you the important news which is
1949 Slogan Back To Jefferson Day
By ROBERT McLEAN
President Assciated Press
One day's news may help to decide whether the children
go on a picnic, whether a business man makes an investment.
In larger spheres, the news can result In the overturn of gov
ernments, change the opinion of millions. As recently as
eight years ago it was the news of one day, Pearl Harbor,
that steeled a whole nation for war.
News, therefore, is the raw material from which you form
your conclusions, on matters large and small. No act of
government or of any government official may deny you, a
citizen of the United States, the information you need to form
your conclusions. That guarantee is written into the Consti
tution. The constitutional guarantee of free speech and of a free
press was inserted not for the benefit of the press but for the
benefit of the people. It was written to protect the people,
protect them against government's tendency to meddle with,
Invade and control the streams of information to which the
public is entitled.
The Bill of Rights imposes on the government no duty to
inform the people; It extends to the government no license
to do so.
It reserves to the people alone the right to determine for
themselves what they shall read, what they shall hear, and
what they shall think.
The Newspeper Week theme is "Freedom goes where the
newspaper goes." This is 1949's way of paraphrasing the
immortal words of America's most profound philosopher,
Thomas Jefferson: "Were it left to me to decide whether we
should have a government without newspapers or newspapers
without a government, I should not hesitate to prefer the
latter . . When the press is free and every man able to
read, all is safe."
Briefs of Community ..
By RUTH PAYNE
Representatives of the Degree
of Honor motored to John Day
Monday to attend the golden an.
niversary celebration of Margaret
E. lodge. Following a luncheon in
the Fraternal hall in Canyon City,
a model lodge meeting was held
during which the Heppner group
presented the initiatory degree for
a class of eight candidates. Those
participating in this were Ethelyn
Pierson, president; Ida Farra,
vice president; Ruth Payne, sec
ond vice president; Katie Cun
ningham, inner watch; Carolyn
and Patricia Pierson, ushers; and
Melba Quackenbush, Bea Barkla,
Ruth Bergstrom and Mildred
Bergstrom, escort staff. They were
assisted by Minnie Card of Tabor
lodge, Portland, as past president
and Minta Hess of Parkrose lodge,
Portland as pianist, Following the
afternoon session, a banquet was
held in the Anchor club in John
Day. Keynote of the evening ses
sion of the meeting was har
mony and service in home and
community. During this time ad.
dresses of welcome were made by
Mayor W. A. McKrola of John
Day and Mayor Eugene Parrish
of Canyon City. The program in
cluded several musical numbers,
talks by state and national offi
cers and a history of the organi
zation by Mrs. Murrel Phillips of
John Day. At the conclusion of
the evening session, a large
birthday cake, decorated in gold
frosting, was presented to the
hostess lodge. Other lodges repre
sented were Pendleton, Baker,
and Parkrose, Tabor and Mount
Hood lodges of Portland. State
and national officers present In
cluded national treasurer and
state director, Mrs. Ethel Lind
holm of Portland; national com
mitteewoman and state organi
zer, Mrs. Minnie Card of Port
land; state president, Mrs. Blan
che Buckley of St. Helens; state
vice-president, Mrs. Irene Scott
and state past president Mrs.
Edith Rinehart of John Day.
Six tables of pinochle and three
tables of bridge were in play at
the American Legion auxiliary
benefit card party at the Legion
hall Friday evening. In pinochle
Jack Van Winkle received high
and Bill Heath, consolation; and
in bridge, Mrs. Harold Colin re
ceived high and Conley Lanham
consolation. Refreshments wore
Mrs. J. Palmer Sorlein has re
sumed her teaching in the Lex
ington schools after an enforced
absence of six weeks due to ill
ness. Mrs. Josephine Mahoney en
tertained with a dinner party at
her home Sunday afternoon. The
guests were Mrs. Pearl Carter,
Frank W. Turner and Frank W.
Baker of Stockton, Calif. Dinner
was served in the garden house.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Morgan
of Monument are the parents of
a 712 pound baby boy born Oct.
4 at the Corda Salins home in
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas have
returned from Walla Walla and
The Dalles where they spent sev
eral days during the past week.
Mrs. Ellis Irwin departed
Thursday tor her home in Port
land after visiting here for scr-
eral days at the home of her fa
ther Irv Bennett snd her sister,
CROW AND THE
Mrs. Elbert Cox.
S. L. Key and grandson, Dar
rell Key, of Milton were Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Troop No. 4 of the Girl Scouts
held its first meeting of the fall
season in the basement of the
Christian church Monday after
noon at which time election of
officers was held. Judy Barger
was elected president, Patsy Mc
Donald, vice president; Roberta
Hannan, secretary; Virginia Gon
ty, treasurer and Deloris Easter,
hostess. There are 14 girls in the
troop. Mrs. Adelle Hannon is
Among those from Heppner
planning to attend the Pacific
International in Portland next
week are Mrs. Linnie Louden and
Mr. and Mrs. Cornett Green and
son Jim, who will exhibit his
prize winning calf.
Crockett Sprouls and daughter
Janet, spent Tuesday in Pendle
ton attending an appliance show.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gilliam
and daughter Mary Jo and Mrs.
Earl Gilliam motored to Hermis
ton Saturday to visit Rev. and
Mrs. Jackson Gilliam.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Fancher
and son of Portland arrived In
Heppner Monday. Mr. Fancher
has been appointed by Governor
McKay to fill the unexpired term
of District Attorney Ralph Currin,
resigned. They will live in the
Thomson apartments on Balti
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson
have returned from a motor trip
to Crater Lake and the Oregon
Coast. During their trip they vis
ited with Mr. and Mrs. Estes L.
Morton who have just completed
a new summer home at Wecoma
Beach. The Mortons' son Jack, is
an instructor In the Newberg
high school this year.
Mrs. Izetta May and Miss Vada
Fancher of the state health de
partment, Salem, are spending
this week in Morrow county giv
ing audiometer tests to all school
Mr. and Mrs. Ted McMurdo
and family of Portland are
guests of his parents, Dr. and
Mrs. A. D. McMurdo. During the
visit Dr. Mc Murdo and Ted are
enjoying some hunting.
James Wilson, Portland, for
merly of Heppner, has sailed
from New York on the Queen
Mary for Ireland where he will
spend some time visiting his for
mer home and a sister, Mrs. Ka
Guests, for the hunting season,
of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Huston
are Dr. and Mrs. Ben Phillips, Ira
Phillips and Mark Hale of Port
land. The party Is at the Huston
cabin on Chapin creek. "
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Irwin of
Pendleton were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. William Rich
ards. Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Donnefl,
Sr. departed Monday by motor
for a month's sojourn in Califor
nia. They expect to visit in Val
lejo, San Jose, San Francisco and
Virginia City, Mr. O'Donnell's
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Halseth re
turned the last of the week from
Montana where they have been
visiting relatives. They spent
some time in Spokane while
STORES CLOSING FOR
CAME TOMORROW P. M.
Business houses of Heppner
have indicated that they will
close their doors during foot
ball game time tomorrow (Fri
day) afternoon. This assurance
was given by a majority of the
places visited by a Junior cham
ber of commerce committee and
it is expected that all the plac
es will fall in line.
Arrangements have been
completed for the kick-off
breakfast which will be held
at 7:15 Friday morning at the
Elkhorn lunch room.
Boy Scout Board
Meet in Pendleton.
The Blue Mountain Council of
the Boy Scouts of America met in
the Kiwanis cabin at Pendleton
Tuesday for the annual meeting.
Scout. Executive R. D. McDermott
presented the annual report of
the council and announced his
resignation to accept a similar
position in Montana.
The executive committee of the
council is interviewing candidat
es to find a successor to "Chief"
McDermott. Four field executives
in addition to the "chief make
up the professional staff of the
Chairman Ted Smith of the
Morrow county district attended
in his official capacity as a mem
ber of the council. Other scouters
who attended the "campers din
ner" were Rev. E. L. Tull, Bill
Richards and Henry Tetz.
The local scouters reported the
fine work done by the scout troop
under the capable direction of
Bill Davis. The scouts have made
outstanding advances in merit
ratings toward higher rank in
the Boy Scout organization.
Clarey Shuzette, weighing 7
pounds, 11 ounces was born Sept.
15 to Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Zubeck.
Mis. Zubeck will be remembered
as Miss Mildred Clary, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Irl Clary.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sanders
left by car this morning at a
very early hour for Spokane to
get acquainted with their new
granddaughter, born this morn
ing to Mr. and Mrs. Harold San
A note from Mrs. Richard Zita,
nee Dorothy Cutsforth, states that
she and her husband have re
turned to Columbia Mo. where
Mr. Zita will complete his work
at the University. They have been
in New Britain, Conn.
Miss Betty Adams spent the
week-end at the home of her mo
ther, Mrs. Floyd Adams. Accom
panying Miss Adams from Vale,
where she teaches home econom
ics in the high school, were sev
eral students, including Betty
Jordan, Darlene Madison, Charles
Palmer, and Wayne Yoshikani.
The group came Friday night and
left Sunday. They enjoyed a visit
to the Adams ranch near Hard
man and were shown other sec
tions of the county, all of which
they greatly enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Thompson
of Seattle are visiting their son-
in- law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. D. Jones Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rotzien and
children of Portland were guests
for three days at the home of his
uncle, Henry Schwarz, and Mrs.
Schwarz. They came Sunday and
returned home Wednesday.
Mrs. Nellie Anderson has been
moved from the Moore Convales
cent home in Weston to the Pen
dleton Sanitarium, in charge of
Mrs. Gladys Hayes, at 211 SE
Mrs. Mary Tucker returned to
her home in Stanfield today af
ter visiting at the home of Mrs.
Alena Anderson for a few days.
She is recovering from a recent
injury which necessitated hospi
talization for five days.
Mrs. Boyd Redding and daugh
ter Shari Dee left by airliner from
Portland the first of the week for
their home in Los Angeles after
a visit with Oregon relatives and
friends. Mr. Redding accompan
ied them to Heppner for a visit
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Al
ena Anderson and returned to
Los Angeles while his wife and
daughter remained in Portland to
visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
San Souci Rebekah lodge will
meet Friday evening, October 7.
Important business is on the ag
enda and a full attendance of the
membership is desired.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. R.
Shamblyn are his mother, Mrs.
Nellie Shamblyn, Mr. and Mrs.
R. O. Burcham and Mrs.. Nancy
Burcham of Baxter Springs, Kan.
Heppner Market is undergoing
a complete renovation and rear
rangement at the hands of the
proprietors, Mrs. Mabel Burken
bine and sons, Loyd and Merle.
The new arrangement will pro
vide space for more stock and for
greater shopping convenience.
Among the noteworthy im
provements along the "main
drag" Is the freshly painted and
decorated Aiken building. The
nicely blended colors and the ar
tistic lettering of the sign make
this one of the neatest fronts on
Mrs. Leatha Archer is spending
her vacation papering and paint
ing her residence.
Schools Of County
Show Increase Of
47 Over Past Year
Morrow county schools show an
increase of 47 pupils this year
over that of last year during the
first report month announces
Henry Tetz, superintendent. This
increase is reflected entirely in
the first grade which shows 48
increase over that of last year.
The total enrollment for the
elementary schools is 634, as fol
lows: Heppner 315, Irrigon 109,
lone 102, Boardman 73, Lexing
ton 63, and Hardman 11. The first
grades lead, with 112 enrolled
and the fifth grade its nearest
competitolr with 105. The fourth
grade has the least enrolled, 61.
Total enrollment of the high
schools is 250, an increase of
eight over last year. The reports
show 118 enrolled at Heppner, 43
at Boardman, 38 at lone, 33 at
Irrigon, and 18 at Lexington.
It is interesting to note that
the high school enrollment will
be 342 in 1953 if pupils presently
enrolled continue in Morrow coun
ty schools until that time, says
Supt. Henry Tetz. The high school
enrollment will be 381 in 1958
under similar conditions, he
An error appears in the pric
ing in the J. C Penney Co. ad.
The second item in the coat
advertisement should read
$34.75 instead of S39.7S.
Public utility assessments have
increased approximately $24,000,
000 during the past year.
Timber Fire Quickly
Quenched By Kinzua
By ELSA M. LEATHERS
A fire, caused by a careless
camper in Lost Valley Monday,
was soon under control, but the
fire crew from the factory was
called to the scene.
Regardless of the dry weather
In this locality, many of the hun
ters brought nice deer into town
on the opening day. The list in
cluded Arden Kipp, Ernie Wall,
Kinard McDaniel, Jack Sitton,
Hildred Hines, Howard Bird, Slip
Wright, Mrs. Wade Hyte, Elsa M.
Leathers, Morris Brown, Bill
Wright, Elmer Neatherod.
Thursday and Friday were en
joyed by the high school students
as on those days the freshmen
were initiated into high school.
Each one had to stay dressed up
for the Heppner-Fossil football
Heppner's football boys beat
Fossil Friday, 33-0.
The escaped convict from Sa
lem, Leo Williams, was around
Kinzua for a couple of days He,
with his mother and stepfather,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis, Ived
here about five years ago. Many
oi me people nere Knew mm. nc
was picked up on Waterman flat
during the week-end.
Hugh Armstrong of Billings,
Mont, spent several days here
visiting his father, J. B., and both
J. B. and Mrs. Armstrong accom
panied him to Portland over the
Clarence Briggs, business man
ager for the Eastern Oregon A.
F. of L., spent a day here the first
of the week attending to business
of the local union.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Graham
took their son Roger to a doctor
at Fossil Friday at noon where he
was x-rayed for a badly sprained
wrist. It was believed It may have
a broken bone.
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Rogers and
baby were visiting at the home
of his sisters, Mrs. Homer Davis
and Mrs. Ralph Moore, Tuesday
from Lone Rock. They are in eas
tern Oregon for hunting.
Ethel Mitchell spent several
days this week at The Dalles
where she was having dental
Forrest (Case) Adams of Hepp
ner was visiting at the home of
his brother here Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Robison of
Boardman was visiting friends
here Sunday. They had been vis
iting Mrs. Robison s father at
John Day and stopped by here
to see friends. The Robisons lived
here for many years before mov
ing to their ranch near Board-
Mrs. Mark Samples and child
ren spent the week-end at Soap
Lake visiting a sister. They ac
companied Frank Hebbert over.
He Is Mrs. Samples' brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hasvold
and children returned Friday
from Aberdeen, S. D. where they
spent two weeks. Returning home
they spent a night with Mr. and
Mrs. Waldo Jackson in Cheney,
Wash., who sent greetings to their
many Heppner friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tamblyn
returned Sunday from a vacation
trip to California.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Turner drove
to Portland over the week-end to
see their grandson, Jeffrey Ogden,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Tur
ner. J. O. Sr. returned home the
first of the week but Mrs. Turner
will remain in the city for two
Rain, Snow Greet
Hunters in Area
South of Heppner
By Farmers Late I in
Not only have the fall rains
started in this region, but they
are being followed closely by
snow, according to reports com
ing into town today from the
higher country. Tuesday nighty
rain in the lowlands was changed
to snow when it reached the Blue
mountains, and today the snow
had chased the rain as far out as
the Rhea creek hills south of
The rains and snow are not
only timely in the mountains,
where all danger of timber fires
may be said to have been elim
inated, but have brought cheer
to the farmers and stockmen of
the region. Grain growers who
have already seeded have been
greatly cheered by arrival of
much-needed moisture, and those
who were waiting for rain are
now enabled to do their seeding
as the weather permits.
It is doubtful if the weather
will add much to the success of
hunters, what with most of the
first week gone and many deer
already in the bag. However, with
snow on the ground it may be
easier to stalk the game.
Tuesday night's heavy rain
brought ,26 of an inch of moist
ure to Heppner and vicinity, ac
cording to Len Gilliam, local
weather observer. Showers falling
since that time may have brought
the precipitation to .50 of an inch.
Rainfall throughout the summer
was almost nil, there being but
30 of an inch recorded over a
period of four months.
Oregon and Oregon's Secretary
of State Earl T. Newbry were sig
nally honored at the annual con
vention of the American Associa
tion of Motor Vehicle Administra
tors at Oklahoma City last week
when Mr. Newbry was elected
president of the association and
invited the AAMVA to hold the
1950 meeting in Portland. The in
vitation was unanimously ac
cepted. Comanche tribal snake dancers
gave a special performance for
the new president of the associa
tion, presented him with a gor
geous Comanche head-dress and
instalied him as a member of
A survey made this week shows
rents are adjusting and building
has been accelerated since rent
controls were lifted in Salem sev
en weeks ago. Rentals in the low
er brackets have in some cases
increased slightly. Rents in the
higher priced apartments have
been lowered. Plans for construc
tion of several apartment build
ings have been announced within
the past month, one building
with 101 units, two with 80 units
and four of 20. Rents of apart
ments will range from $50 to $125
BLUE BOOK? SOONI
Publication of the Oregon Blue
Book has been delayed and the
price raised from 25 cents to 50
cents a copy. However, it is now
on the press and announcement
has been made that it will be
ready for distribution about Oc
The cover has a green back
ground and feature photo
graph of iiie siate capitol.
ASSESSED VALUATIONS UP
An increase of nearly 10 per
cent in the assessed valuation of
property in Oregon is shown by
the report of county assessors of
the state in a release Just made
by Carl Chambers, chairman of
the state tax commission.
Assessments for taxation pur
poses totaled $1,539,029,071 this
The value of real property show
ed a higher per centage of in
crease than personal property.
Real property totals were $:K!9.-
948,690 and persohal property
KILLED BUCK AND A BEAR
Terrel Benge and Gene Fergu
son returned today from a suc
cessful hunting trip, both bag
ging their bucks. On the way
back after getting his deer, Fer
guson met up with a bear which
he proceeded to addto his list of
The local postofflce Is wonder
ing how far the Route 2 bounds
extend, for when "Buck" Padberg
returned from his rounds today
he had nice buck strapped to
his car. Probably had to shoot the
animal to keep from running over