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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, January 26, 1950
Volume 66, Number 43
Curfew And Sewer
Problems Ocfcupy
Council Session
Members Sanction
Overflow Line'For
Hospital Disposal
Heppner's official body, the
city council, had numeous items
of business to discuss in the
semi-monthly meeting Monday
evening. The unusual volume
was due to the fact that the reg
ular session was passed up be
cause of illness of two council
members and also to the visit of
Judge J. G. Baratt who had a
problem in connection with the
hospital to present.
The judge first outlined the
difficulties confronting the court
in obtaining proper sewage drain
age from the hospital building.
He explained that the plans had
been changed three times and
that in desperation he went to
Portland to talk things out with
the state board of health. He was
able to convince the board that
the plan to drain the overflow
from the septic tanks into the
hillside on the western slope
would prove impractical and of
fered an alternative to run a
drainage line into Hlnton creek
from the north side of the build
ing. After considering that angle
it was agreed that the line to
Hinton creek would be serving
the hospital only and since the
board agreed that drainage into
a creek would be permitted on a
temporary basis ,the Judge hit
on the idea of running the line
to Willow ceek in a manner to
serve numerous residences along
North Court street. His proposi
tion to the council was to gain
that body's approval on a basis
of making the line permanent
and so constructed as to be at
tached to a trunk line of the city
sewer system, If and when it is
built. He expressed regret that
the city had not been able to go
ahead with the proposed sewer
system, stating that if it were
now under construction the court
would be in a position to make
a substantial donation In lieu of
having to construct a sewage
disposal system for the hospital.
The council approved Judge
Barrratt's proposal which is that
property owners Joining In use
of the line will help the county
in defraying the expense incurcd
by its construction.
Another matter in which the
Judge was Interested was the
subject of Juvenile delinquency.
While pointing to the fact that
delinquency in the city as well
as the county is at a low level
he felt that the curfew law
should be enforced and that the
police officers should be backed
up in their efforts to carry out
the terms of the ordinance. Some
discussion was devoted to the pa
rental responsibility phase which
some cities of the state have had
In force for some time and it was
suggested that it would be a
good thing to pass a similar or
dinance here.
Water users have been noti
fied that there will be no meter
readings in January and that ad
Justments will be made after the
Febuary readings.
Newest 4-H club in Morrow
county is a tractor maintenance
club organized this week at lone.
Officers of the club have not been
elected but will be chosen from
members, Ronald and Duane Ba
ker, Herbert and Dick Ekstrom,
Malcolm and Leland McKinney
and Loy Keane.
Art Stefan! Jr. is the local lead
er of the club. He attended a
tractor maintenance clinic spon
sored by General Petroleum com
puny at Portland Jan. 16 and 17,
This is a second training meet
ing for leaders held this fall, the
first being held at Corvallis Oct
30, Nov 1 and 2.
Art should have the medal for
the bravest 4-H leader of the
week since he was one of five
who braved the storm to Portland
which kept away many leaders
in western Oregon.
This tractor maintenance club
will study safety, operators man
ual, air cleaner service, cooling
system service, spark plugs, wlr
lug, battery service, carburetlon
and lubrication.
Joe Prlvett, Heppner ,has re
cently purchased a Poland China
gilt from the 4-H club herd own
ed by Mike Stalcup, Boardman.
This is Joe's first year as an ag
ricultural club member, although
he has carried several projects.
He is enthused over his new pro
ject which will give him a start
in the swine business.
Mrs. L. B. Ledbetter, in town
Saturday from the ranch in
Blackhorse, reported the birth of
a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy
Ledbetter January 5 in Portland,
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs,
L. B. Ledbetter of Heppner and
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Berg of
Ames, Iowa.
Republican governors have ha
bit of recognizing the judicial
merits of Earl C. Latourette, dem
ocrat of Oregon City.
Last week Governor Douglas
McKay elevated Latourette from
the circuit court bench to the
state supreme court. Another re.
publican governor, A W. Norblad,
appointed Latourette circuit
Judge of the Clackamas judicial
Justice Latourette took the po
sition made vacant by the resig
nation of Justice E. M. Page who
resigned to regain his health.
Governor McKay appointed Ralph
Holman of Oregon City to suc
ceed Latourette.
Judge Holman's appointment
was the seventh provision made
within a year by Governor Mo
Kay in filling supreme and cir
cuit court vacancies.
Last week Milk Administrator
Ohlsen denied Safeway stores' re-J
quest to sell milk in Salem that
had been produced in the Salem
area and processed in their Port
land plant. The request was op
posed by two Salem milk dis
tributors. Safeway will appeal the deci
sion of the Milk Administrator
whom they accuse of "fostering
monopoly." The fight is expected
to go far. This case evidently is
only shadow boxing for a real
fight in the supreme court, pos
sibly in the legislature or even
an appeal to the voters next No
vember to amend the statute.
Three state penitentiary con
victs died last week end from
drinking wood alcohol. All were
employed as cooks. They are Ed
ward Reese, 24; Samuel E. Ma-
lone, 43; and Daniel Rivenhark,
40. Warden George Alexander
said Reese, who was cooking at
the prison hospital, admitted tak.
ing the alcohol from the hos
pital laboratory.
Twenty per cent of tne state's
10.275 employees will receive
salarly increases this month av
eraging $10. 'The pay Increases
were made to above average
workers only and is not a blan
ket raise," explained James E.
Clinton, acting director of the
state civil service commission.
Clinton also announced plans
for state civil service examina
tions for hospital workers, affect
ing about 600 state employees.
A veteran Salem automobile
dealer, Doug McKay by name, is
sued a word of fatherly advice
on Monday to motorists who may
have a hard time starting their
cars during the cold weather.
The dealer who, Incidentally
Is governor of Oregon, said that
most of the cold weather trouble
called to his attention involved
dead batteries. He said that bat
teries have little chance to charge
during short trips from home to
work and suggested that drivers
depress their clutches when they
step on the starter and thus re
lieve batteries of the pull caused
by working against heavy trans
mission grease.
"Better than that if at all pos
sible," dealer McKay added,
leave the car at home until driv
ing conditions are safer."
It's not Insomnia that made
the state tax commission count
sheep. The law says they have
to make an animal census. They
found there are more sheep In
Oregon than any other kind of
animals, 956,495 of them. Cattle
are second with 718, 012 .then
come pigs, 58,020, horses and
mules 52,940.
Douglas county has the most
sheep, 80,864. Malheur Is the big.
gest livestock county with 80,912
head of cattle and 38,342 sheep.
It could have been the gover
nors good intentions that
brought the welcomed thaw.
Wednesday Governor Douglas
McKay directed that national
Guard personnel and equipment
be made available in cities which
are experiencing difficulty in
handling the heavy snowfall. The
Air Guard's four planes with five
full-time pilots have been alert
ed to fly on mercy flights.
"All Guard units in Oregon,
with a total complement of 2500
men, have Q I type trucks and
hand tools suitable for handling
snow," the governor explained.
"In addition, bulldozers and oth
or engineer's equipment Is situ
ated in Portland, Hood River and
The governor said his order
also covered the 53 Guard armor
ies In the state which might be
used to harbor persons stranded
by tangencies of weather.
Then came the thaw,
Shamrocks Raise
Season Average in
Past Week's Play
Hang Up Scoring
Record in Game
With Lex Townies
Those Shamrocks, Heppner's
red hot independent basketball
team, did it again this past week
as they claimed two more vic
tims in their drive for league
championship honors.
The green and white clad
Shamrocks ran wild at Lexington
a week ago as they won by the
awesome score of 102 to 18. In
winning, the Shamrocks set a
new league record for the most
points scored in a single game,
and Harold Whltbeck, Heppner
guard, established an individual
scoring record as he rang up 42
Monday night the Shamrocks
dumped the visiting lone Legion
team 70 to 35. After a hard
fought, low-scoring first quarter
which ended with Heppner lead
ing 11 to 7, the Shamrocks found
the range to run away with the
The season's record for the
Heppnerites thus far is 11 wins
and only 2 losses ,one loss being
at the hands of Irrigon in the
opening game of the season and
the other administered by the
Kansas City Stars. In the 14
games played the Shamrocks
have averaged 61 points per
game while holding their op
ponents to an average of 35
Monday, January 30, the Hep
pner Shamrocks will play host
to the visiting Pendleton Motor
In, all Indian team. This game
will be the first test of strength
between the locals and a repre
sentative of the Pendleton lea
gue. The Motor In team has won
6 games and lost 3 in league play
while the Shamrocks have a
league record in this area of 8
wins and 1 loss.
This game Monday night is be.
ing played by both teams for the
benefit of the March of Dimes.
Two games are scheduled with
the "B" preliminary to start at
Mustangs Bow To
Hermiston Twice,
Defeat Irrigonians
It may have been the weather,
but after two defeats by the same
team within five days the Hepp
ner Mustangs ae about convinc
ed that the Hermiston Bulldogs
are too much for them this year.
Friday night the Bulldogs
came to Heppner and tamed the
Mustangs to the tune of 55-43 The
local boys couldn't find the hoop
with enough regularity while the
visitors found It not too difficult
to register. Melvin Piper held the
scoring honors for his team, ac
counting for 14 points.
Tuesday evening the Mustangs
traveled to Hermiston to try to
return the compliment but found
that 12-point margin could not
He broken, the Bulldogs taking
the long end of a 51-39 score.
The Heppner lads could neither
hit the basket or stop the Bull
dogs, although at one point in
the game Hermiston was only
three points in the lead. This
was for a brief period and Her
miston got hot again and pulled
away to a safe lead. Orwick was
high scorer for Heppner ,with 14
Saturday evening the Mustangs
drove to Irrigon and came away
with a 44-25 victory. Neither team
did much in the first quarter,
which ended with Irrigon out in
front, 5-2. The Mustangs over
came this lead and ran ahead to
lead 16-11 by the end of the half.
In the third quarter ,the lead was
ten points, 2919, and the Hepp
ner boys added 15 points in the
final canto while Irrigon was gar
nering six. Ruhl did the honors
for the Mustangs, scoring 20
Where The Soil Goes
Soil conservation is a subject
close to the heart of the average
forester, and to Ranger Glenn
Parsons It is almost an obsession.
He puts over a lesson on the sub
ject wherever occasion presents
itself and so it was that when
Willow creek was swollen with
the murky water of the run-off
the past week end, the ranger
look a quart jar and dipped it
full of the mud-freighted fluid
He took the jar to his office where
the.- sediment was permitted to
settle to the bottom. Almost an
inch of good lopsoll was captured
in one quart of water. "I dread
to think of what will be the con
dltion here In a few years hence
unless effective conservation me
thods are universally adopted,"
Parsons said,
Steps For Establishing Union High School
Outlined by County
For the benefit of all who may
has prepared a copy of the steps for establishing a union high school
based on the school law.
1. Petitions to your district boundary board are first obtained
from all of the school districts involved, including the high school
districts. These petitions are not filed, however, until
2. Each high school holds an election to vote on whether or not
It wishes to be included in the high school district.
3. If the vote is affirmative in the high school districts, the pe
titions are filed with the district boundilry board. If the vote is
negative in any high school district, it is necessary to start all over
again with new petitions, leavlr.?
4. Assuming that the vote is affirmative in all the high school
districts and the petitions filed, the district boundary board sets a
date for a hearing on the formation of a union high school district.
If no remonstrances are filed, signed by 10 legal voters from a par
ticular district, the boundary board proceeds to declare the union
high school legally organized. If
more districts, the boundary board then calls lor an election in an
of the districts except the high school districts which have previous,
ly voted. A majority of the districts outside the high school districts
must vote for the proposition and also a majority of the votes cast
in said districts must be for a union high school in order for it to
be formed.
Impressive Degree of
Employed in Annual
Mrs. Ida Farra was Installed
as president of the Degree of Hon
or at impressive ceremonies Tues
day evening in the Legion hall.
Other officers installed included
Adelle Hannan ,vice president;
Ruth McCoy .second vice pesi-
dent; Clara B. Gertson .financial
secretary; Ruth Payne, treasurer;
Ethelyn Pierson ,past president;
Hazel Hart, usher; Patricia Pier-1
son, assistant usher; Katie Cun
ningham, inside guardian; Nancy
Sluyter, outside guadian; Mabel
Flint, musician; Dorothy Apple-
gate, left assist.; Bernya Sham-
blyn, Theta Stratton, Virginia
Barger and Eileen Saling .degree
staff. Installing officers were pas!
state president Clara Gertson
and past presidents Gladys Con
nor and Mary McMurtry. Follow
ing the installation, refeshments
were served by the hostesses,
Ethelyn Pierson, Ruth Bergstrom,
Virgnia Barger and Patricia
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dobbs mo
tored to Pendleton Tuesday and
from there Mrs. Dobbs took the
train for Portland where she will
remain with her uncle and aunt,
Dr and Mrs Ben Phillips for a
month or six weeks. Wednesday
evening before her departure,
Mrs Dobos was the honoree at a
stork shower at the Furlong resi.
dence on Jones street for which
Mrs. Adelle Hannan and Mrs. J.
Payne were hostesses. Present
were Mesdames Clive Huston, F.
Parker, Walter Becket, Edwin
Wilson, Fay Bucknum, LaVerne
Van Marter, Ted Hart, Durward
Tash, Bonnie Vincent, and Bonnie
and Roberta Hannan and Shirlee
Gaines. Refreshments were serv
ed by the hostesses.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson left
Monday for Portland where they
will stay for several weeks. They
were accompanied that far by
Mrs. Don Jones who was enroule
to her home in Medford after a.
M.An'n ,.Iei tnin (IfttV. ha. Ho,,.
week's visit here with her dau
ghter, Mrs. Robert Wright and fa
mily. Oyer the weekend Mrs Jones
was a nouse guesi ui ner sisiri,
Mrs. John Bergstrom.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fraters re-
iu.mru oui.uajr evc...? i.um
Dalles where they visited rela
tives over the weekend after an
unsuccessful attempt to go into
Portland. They were able to go
as far as Hood River but were
turned back there because of
road conditions in the gorge.
Mrs. Nellie Anderson left Fri
day for Portland to attend buy
ers maket. She expected to return
to Heppner Thursday.
Mrs. Grace Nickerson entertain
ed her bridge club at dinner Sat
urday evening at her home on
Green street. Present were Mes
dames C. W. McNamer, E. E.
Gilliam and J. J. Nys.
Mrs. Lillian Cook of Oregon
Oregon Shorthorn
Breeder Schedule
fourth Annual Sale
Announcement was made this
week of the forthcoming fourth
annual show and sale of the
Oregon Shorthorn Breeders' asso
ciation March 1 and 2 at Prine
vllle. Consignors from all over
the Pacific northwest will be
showing their produce in the
beef type.
All bulls entered in the sale
will be graded first, with those
grading A or better going on for
placings. Females in the show
will be judged by two prominent
Shorthorn breeders selected by
the sales committee.
Joe Johnson, Oregon State col
lege, and Herman Oliver .John
Day have been asked to do the
grading. Auctioneer will be Nor
man G. Warsinske, Billings Mon
tana. The sales committee includ
es Millard R Eakln, Powell Butte;
J. F. Short, Redmond, and R. R.
Raymond, Helix.
A state income tax agent will
be at the courthouse In Heppner
from 8 a. m. to 12 noon, March 9
according to Information received
from the state tax commission.
Superintendent Tetz
be interested, Supt. Henry Tetz
oJ. the district with the negative
remonstrances are filed by one or
Honor Ceremony
Installation Rites
City, Ms. Etta Dollarhide of Se
attle, and Mrs. Flora Moyer of
Hermiston are here to be with
their father. George Mead, who
is seriously ill at the home of an
other daughter, Mrs. Sie Walker.
Mrs. Susie Hughes was taken
to St. Anthony's hospital Tuesday
as a result of injuries received
in a fall at her home. She suf-
feed a broken nip Done.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hayes
were here from Arlington Monday
afternoon to visit her mother,
Mrs. Grace Nickerson. In telling
of the explosion that completely
wrecked the Oregon Tail cafe
thee Sunday, Mrs. Hayes said
that all windows up and down
Main street were shattered as
well as those in the schoolhouse
on the hill, and the cars parked
in front of the building were bad.
ly damaged.
A daughter, Linda Sue, weigh
ing 6 pounds 12 ounces, was born
January 23 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul
McCoy at St. Anthony s hospital
in Pendleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McDaniel are
the paents of a daughter born
Saturday. January 21, at St. An
thony's hospital in Pedleton. She
has been named Georgina Beryl
and is the McDaniels' second
A party was held Monday af
ternoon at the kindergarten
complimenting Christopher (Kit)
George on the occasion of his
sixth birthday. Refreshments of
birthday cake and ice cream were
served. That evening, Kit was
honor guest at a birthday dinner
at his home. Present were Mrs.
Sadie Sigsbee, Mr. and Mrs. Emile
Groshens, Mr. and Ms. W. O.
George and David
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wells left
for Portland the last of the week.
Mr. Wells expected to enter the
veterans hospital for an opera
tion. Mr QnH Trc Tntin RorffBlrnm
d ,ra,d and' Maril motored
to Hemiston Sunday to visit their
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
R D Alls(ott Jr
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nOT ot ' . m . ,.
slreet- present were Mr. and Mrs,
W. O. Dix, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Parrish, Mrs. C. W. McNamer and
Mrs. Lucy Rodgers.
Mrs. Walter Barger entertained
with a party Tuesday afternoon
for her daughter Patty on her
fifth birthday. Pesent woje Shan
non Mahoney, Camela Dunham,
Mary Shannon, Rogena Rae Wag
goner, Nina McCoy, Vicki Scan
Ion, Marlene Hildebrand, Jeanne
and Patti Collins, Vicki and Con
nie Barger. Balloon favors were
given to each child. Prizes for
games were won by Shannon Ma
honey and Mary Shannon. Re
freshments of birthday cake and
ice cream were served.
Oregon donors to overseas re
lief through CARE are advised
to mail their orders direct to
CARE, 20 Broad Street, New York
N. Y., as the Portland CARE
office is being closed this week.
During its slightly more than
two years the CARE station in
Portland has received nearly
$170,000 In donations for food and
textile parcels, much of this from
Oregon communities outside of
Declining receipts over the
country for the overseas program
have made economies necessary
in CARE operations, it was stat
ed. However, CARE is definitely
staying in business.
Many critical areas still exist
in western Europe and Asia, such
as Greece. CARE has delivered
more than 9,000,000 parcels since
the war, most of them containing
At present, some emphasis is
being shifted to the new book
program to build up universities
and trade schools in devastated
Mrs. J. O. Rasmus, proprietor
of Norah's Shop, left from Ten
dleton Sunday by plane for
Portland to attend buyers' week
"21'ers Receive
Enlightenment on
Political Duties
Weather Prevents
Several "Inductees"
From Attending
A combination of bad weather
and numerous other engagements
was responsible for a ligth at
tendance at the "Club 21" dinner
at the Legion hall Wednesday
evening. Even a number of peo
ple who had purchased tickets
did not show up. Of the 55 in
vited guests, the 21'ers", only
four appeared. At that, some 50
plates were served by the Jay-C-ettes,
who distinguished them
selves as cooks and waitresses.
When Walter Dennis, Voung
Democrat speaker, got to his feet
he said apologies for the turnout
were not in order. From his ex
perience in going out to attend
political meetings he felt that the
group in front of him was a good
Due to forces over which no one
had control, the Republican spea
ker, Representative Sell of The
Dalles, did not make it to Hepp
ner. His place was taken by Judge
J. G. Barratt, who did a credit
able job of pinch hitting on the
spur of the moment, although he
didn't class himself as a "young"
Partisan politics was lacking
with both speakers, although
they did not agree on some of the
problems now confronting the
state and nation. Dennis, who is
president of the Young Democrats
club of Multnomah county and
national committeeman for Ore
gon young Democrats, said he
chose the democratic party be
cause he felt the democrats can
do a better job of running govern
mental affairs. He said this in
face of the fact that only two of
his listeners admitted they were
democrats. He urged the new cit
izens to study both parties care
fully, their accomplishments and
principles, before deciding which
one to choose.
Judge Barratt told of some of
the things the young men should
be interested in and invited them
to attend sessions of the county
court to learn some of the pro
cesses of democracy at work. He
introduced one subject which
brought a sharp disagreement
from Mr. Dennis the question of
reapportionment of senators. The
judge strongly favors the French
plan while Dennis is a fervent ad
vocate of the Neuberger plan. The
French plan calls for one senator
from each county ,with reappor
tionment of representatives on a
population basis. The Neuberger
plan would reapportion the sen
ators on the population basis
which would give western Oregon
25 and the 18 counties of eastern
Oregon five.
Mayor Conley Lanham was the
first speaker and pursued the
line of thought presented by the
other speakers. He, too, issued an
invitation to the new citizens to
gain first hand knowledge of de
mocraey at work by attending
sessions of the city council.
The four 21'ers responding to
the invitation were Donald Ben
nett, Lyle Huston, Glen McMur
trey and Eldon Tucker.
Jack O'Connor was called upon
to present the citizenship award
to N C. Anderson, chosen the
county's first citizen for 1949 and
a candidate for state honors in
last week's canvass by the Junior
chamber of commerce. This is a
story within itself and will be
given more attention next week
Charles M. Cox, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Cox of Heppner and
Miss Lois Sturdevant .daughter
of Mr and Mrs. Charles Sturde
vant of Pendleton were married
Saturday. January 21 at the Bap
tist church in Pendlckm. After a
short trip to Idaho and a few
days in Heppner they will be at
home in Pendleton.
Mr; Cox. a veteran of World
War II ,is in charge of the Vet
erans Administration office at
Due to the extemely cold wea
titer, the members of the Sorop
timist Club of Heppner had lunch
in the main dining room at the
Elkhorn today. The guest speak
er could not be present because of
of road conditions so the time
was devoted to reading the re
cent letters the various members
had received from the women of
the Soroptimist Club of Tarn
worth, England. Undoubtedly
some sort of record was made for
the letters were passed around
the table and except for an oc
casional comment or question,
very little talking was indulged
in. It was an unusual procedure
and the letters from the English
women were highly Interesting.
Mrs. Conley Lanham returned
Tuesday from Rochester, Minn.,
after being away for a few weeks.
She went to consult a physician
at the Mayo Bros, clinic.
Snow To Depth Of
31 Inches in Mts.
Before Thaw Cam
Snow had reached a depth of
31 inches on Big Rock flat In the
Blue Mountains south of Hepp-
'ner before the thaw started the
middle of last week, states Glenn
Parsons, ranger, for the Heppner
district. Parsons was out in that
vicinity on another mission and
didn't take time to make a survey
of snow conditions in general.
He thought the depth might have
diminshed to about 20 inches be
fore the thaw was checked by
this week's storm.
Marvin Bennett, Umatilla coun
ty watermaster, will come to Hep
pner next week and accompany
Whitmer Wright, local forester,
into the mountains to measure
snow in several districts.
Barratt Discusses
County's Problems
At Lunch Meeting
Selection of a county hospital
board has een completed, it was
announced Monday at the week
ly luncheon meeting of the Hepp
ner chamber of commerce. Judge
J. G. Barratt made the announce,
ment in the course of a talk on
county affairs. Attending the
meeting with Judge Barratt were
Commissioners Ralph Thompson
and Russell Miller, the court be
ing in special session to transact
business in connection with the
hospital and other county affairs.
The five-man board, selection
of which has been in progress for
a number of weeks, includes John
Krebs, Cecil, one year; Harry Du-
vall, Heppner, two years; J. J.
O'Connor, Heppner, three years;
Mrs. Fred Smith, Boardman, four
years, and P. W. Mahoney, Hepp
ner, five years.
Judge Barratt reported that the
hospital building is nearly com
pleted and that with the install
ation of some equipment and
completion of the sewage dispos
al unit it will be ready to turn
over by the contracting firm.
The duty of the hospital board
will be to watch over the opera
tion of the establishment, to
choose the staff and to tansact
such other business as may ap
pear from time to time.
Lexington Teams
Defeat Spray On
Basketball Court
Saturday the Lexington grade
and high school teams went to
Spray where their grade and B
teams won and the A team won.
The girls volley ball team lost
51 to 20.
Saturday the Oddfellows of the
Lexington lodge held installation
of elective officers who were Ro
ger Anderson, noble grand ;E. E.
McFadden vice grand; W. E. Mc
Millan secretary and Elmer
Hunt as treasurer. Thursday eve
ning at the regular meeting the
appointive officers will be seated.
Mr. and Mrs. Armin Wihlon
were hosts to a pinochle and ca
nasta party at their home Satur
day night. Those attending were
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Peck, Mr. and
Mrs. Hermann Wallace, Mr. and
Mrs. Norman Nelson, Mr. and
Mrs. Gerald Baker, Mr. and Mrs.
C. C. Jones and Mr .and Mrs Jack
Miller of Heppner. Winning high
in pinochle was Mrs. Jones and
in canasta Mrs. Baker.
Mrs. Ronald Ansted of Echo is
spending some time at the home
of her parents, Mr .and Mrs. Ad
olf Majeske.
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Martin
had as their guests Saturday
night, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Munkers, Mr. and Mrs. Randy
Lott, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ander
son and Al Winkleman.
Mr. and Mrs. Orris Padberg
visited their daughter and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Vinson at
Kimberley over the week end.
Mrs. Earl Warner, who under
went a major operation in the
hospital in Pendleton is reported
to be getting along as well as
can be expected. Mr. Warner and
Mrs. Lou Bradley visited her
there Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Breeding had
the misfortune to wreck their car
on the way to the dance at Mon
ument Saturday.
Practice is coming along fine
on the play Mumbo Jumbo to be
given Feb. 8.
triday Umatilla basket ball
teams motored to Lexington and
defeated the local boys 29-28. The
grade school won with a 27-19
The Lexington high school is
practicing on a play to be given
the last of February. The play is
Desperate Ambrose, a western
farce taking place In 1880. The
leads are being taken by Ronald
tain, tharlle Padberg, Dorothy
Lourey and Eileen Shannon. The
negro comedy role Is taken byNo particulars have been recelv
Earl Miller, with John Edwards ed about his condition.
Winter Returns To
Region Following
Melting of Snow
Zero Temperatures
Again Prevail As
Light Snow Falls
Just when the populace was
beginning to entertain visions of
spring, the weather man changed
his mind and blew back over a
large part of the country leaving
more snow and zero tempera
tures in his wake. The natives
hereabout enjoyed a breather of
about four days, during which
time most of the ground was
black and temperatures from 35
to over 50 prevailed.
People driving up Willow creek
some 15 miles Wednesday of last
week reported that a Chinook was
in progress up there. By Friday
the warm wind put in its appear
ance in the vicinity of Heppner
and had gotten down to business
by Saturday. The approximate
11 inches of snow disappeared
for the most part, although the
streets in Heppner were never
fully cleared before the second
storm broke Tuesday and deposit
ed two or three more inches of
snow over the land. Snow has
been falling since early morning
today with no apparent let-up in
That the earlier snow was a
good thing for the region is seen
in the report of Leonard Carlson,
weather observer for the Goose
berry district. His records show
that snow to the amount of 18
inches has fallen since January
1 not including the covering and
that falling since Tuesday. The
18 inches of snow represents 1.68
inches of moisture. Added to that
is more moisture resulting from
several showers of rain, and al
together the precipitation may
amount to two inches or better
for the month.
While the creeks showed some
swelling as a result of the thaw,
most of the moisture soaked in
as there was little frost in the
Farm Bureau Sets
N.eeting For Feb. 6
At Lexington Grange
Continued bad weather has
led the Morrow County Farm Bu
reau to change its meeting sche
duled for February 6 from the
Rhea Creek grange hall to the
Lexington Grange hall, announ
ces Markham Baker, president.
This will be the regular meet
ing of the bureau and it is ex
pected that a goodly number of
members and friends will be on
hand to participate in the dis
cussion of some important ques
tions confronting the farmers at
this time.
In addition to the regular bus
iness and the discussions ,a film
will be shown. The meeting will
open at 8 p. m.
Miss Mary Gearhart and Car
roll V. Freeman, both young
people of Heppner ,vere mar
ried Friday .January 13, at Lew-
iston, Idaho. The bride ,a grad
uate of Heppner high school, has
been employed at Saager's Phar
macy since the close of school
last spring and will continue
there for the present. The groom
is employed in ranch work near
Audrey Caroline Gentry, 67,
died this morning at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rood in
Elgin where she has been cared
for in recent months. She had
been ill for several years. Funeral
arrangements had not been made
up to a late hour today.
Born, January 13, 1950, to Mr.
and Mrs. Elmo M. Hinkley o'
Irrigon, a son. He has been nr fl
ed Kenneth Alva.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Klinger
were hosts to a canasta party at
their home Friday night. A buf
fet lunch was served to the fol
lowing guests ,Mr. and Mrs. Ran.
dy Lott. Mr. and Mrs. Roger
Campbell., Mr. and Mrs. David
Crozier, Mr. and Mrs. John Led
better, and Clarence Buchanan of
Lexington and Mr. and Mrs. Dean
Hunt of Heppner. The door prize
was won by David Crozier and
low score by Dean Hunt.
Mrs. Ina Nichols suffered a
painful injury Tuesday when she
fell and broke her arm.
Word was received hen- that
Loren Mikesell suffered a stroke
at his home in Toppenish, Sun
day. He was removed to a Yak
ima hospital where he Is in ser
ious condition. Merritt Gray and
Laurel Ruhl took his mother. Mrs.
W. E. Mikesell, to Yakima Tues
day. Buddy Peck, four year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry (',. Peck,
is seriously 111 with a ruptured
It Is reported that the Infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dinges
is again hospitalized In Portland.