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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, March 16, 1950
Volume 66, Number 52
Sale of Branch
Stores in Oregon
Takes Over Stocks
And Sales Agencies
Sale of Braden Tractor i
Equipment company's four Ore
gon branches to the Empire Ma
chinery company, with head
quarters at Pendleton, was an
nounced today by Clarence Brad
en, manager, at Walla Walla.
The branches at Pendleton,
Heppner, Athena and Arlington
are conveyed In the transaction.
Braden will retain his Walla
Walla and Dayton outlets and
also retains all the real estate
of the six properties. Empire Ma.
chinery will occupy the quarters
In the Oregon towns under lease.
Management of the new Ore
gon corporation will be vested
in Jack Whlteman of Pendleton,
who previously has operated an
auto parts and supply business
there with his brother, S. O.
Whlteman. The latter intends to
carry on In that enterprise, hav
ing purchased Jack Whlteman's
Many employes of the Braden
organization in the Oregon towns
have purchased stock In the new
corporation and only one change
in personnel is announced.
That takes Howard Stone, Arl
ington manager, to Walla Walla
to be general manager for Brad
en's Walla Walla and Dayton
Braden, in announcing the
sale, spoke in highest terms of
the successors, stating, in a
letter to the public that "we feel
sure you will find them the kind
of people with whom you will
want to be associated."
Both companies are distributors
for Caterpillar and John Deere
equipment and Implements, as
well as other farming, logging
and construction equipment.
Braden, a resident of Walla
Walla since 1900, spent 10 years
in the automotive parts business
before purchasing the Walla
Walla and Pendleton stores of the
A. E. Page Machinery company
effective January 1, 1931.
Branches at Heppner. Arling
ton, Athena and Dayton were
added by Braden In the Interim.
The Braden firm had grown to
be one of the Inland Empire's
largest of Its kind.
In recent years Braden, besides
managing this farflung organiza.
Hon, has given Increasingly of
his lime to the community af
fairs In Walla Walla anqMo the
management of farming interests
Whiteman, general manager of
the Empire company, Is a son
of Otis Whiteman, who has
farmed both in Whitman county
and in the Spofford district of
Umatilla county, and has been
among the civic leaders In the
This was sack lunch day at the
Soroptimlst club of Heppner and
the meeting was held at the
Crawford home, with Mrs. C. C.
Dunham as hostess. The program
was music and Miss Marylou Fer.
guson presented four piano solos
which completely captivated her
The March birthdays were ob
served at today's meeting, with
a cake and ice cream in the St.
Patrick motif. The table decora
tions are also In keeping with
the 17th of March.
Plans relative to their several
projects were discussed. The In
vitation was read from the Sorop
timlst club of Salem to attend
the Northwest Regional confer
ence of Soroptimists to be held
held there April 14-17. The mayor
of Salem has officially declared
Sunday, April 16 as annual "Blos
som Day" in honor of the viisting
Soropllmlsts, Several from here
expect to be in attendance at the
LODGE MEETING RALLY
Sans Soucl Rebekah lodge will
meet at 7 p. m. Friday, it was an
nounced this morning.
Not Definitely Set,
Opening date for the Morrow
County Memorial hospital ha
been tentatively set for June 1
or thereabouts, P. W. Mahoney,
chairman of the hospital com
mittee stated to the Heppner
chamber of commerce at the
Monday luncheon. Matters over
which the committee have no
control have arisen which have
made it Impossible to set a def
nite date, Mahoney explained.
One of the chief reasons for
the delay has been the Inability
.0 get delivery on metal beds.
Latest Information relative to
ihe beds Is that they will arrive
ibout the middle of May. Delay
was caused by the steel strike,
It was stated.
The committee chairman asked
the people to be patient about
visiting the hospital. It has been
necessary to keep the building
locked until installations are all
made and when everything Is in
readiness the committee, the
manager and the county court
will be more than pleased to
show visitors around, the chair
TRIP SOUTH BLENDED
WINTER AND SUMMER
The day Mr. and Mrs. John
Lane lefa Heppner for a tour
of California, John took pictures
of the snow ridge in the center
of Heppner's Main street. He con
tinued his picture taking as they
motored along the Columbia and
In Portland and other points en
route to California. They passed
through and beyond Dunsmulr,
Calif, before they began to get
out of the snow belt, but by the
time they reached southern Cal
ifornia they found springlike con.
ditlons and spent several weeks
basking in the warmer clime.
Returning home Mr. Lane of
fered to bet members of his party
that he could show them snow
drifts In Portland. This was at
least two weeks after the snow
had disappeared generally, but
he couldn't get a taker. Sure
enough, in East Portland there
were unmelted drifts, but John
couldn't pick up some easy mon
ey from that fact.
It was a bit disappointing to
have to give up the spring weath
er and return to th enorth, but
having been used to the home
brand of climate for many years
and knowing what to expect they
have not found life too hard to
Park Plans Give n
Fresh Impetus ot
JC Social Meeting
Fresh impetus was given the
city park plans at the meeting
of the Jaycees and Jay-ettes Wed.
nesciay evening when members
of the park committee were pres
ent to discuss the question and
review progress on the project
to date. It was the monthly Joint
meeting of the two groups in
which potluck dinner Is served,
and affairs in which they have
a common interest are discussed.
Mrs. Edwin Dick was in charge
of the program and introduced
O. G. Crawford, chairman of the
park committee, who gave an
over all picture of the project and
stated that the commltte had de
cided to wait until the county
moved off of the lower end of the
property before launching a
movement to carry out the plans.
Glenn Parsons, committee mem
ber, offered his services in help
ing to map out plans and made
his word good by drafting a ten
tative plan before retiring last
night. Mayor Conley Lanham
stated that the city Is still de
sirous of having the property im
proved and that facilities of the
city will be put at the disposal
of the park committee wherever
Another meting will be held
soon, headed by the park com
mittee, to look into the possibility
of getting organized for immedi
ate work on the park.
Mrs. Ed Gonty, Mrs. Richard
O'Shea and Mrs. Kemp Dick were
hostesses for last night's party.
Following the program, bridge,
canasta and pinochle were played
with Mrs. Edwin Dick taking
the honors in bridge, Mrs. Everett
Keithley in canasta, and W, J.
Farra in pinochle.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Parsons, Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Erwln, and Mr.
and Mrs. O. G. Crawford were
Two Heppner High
Students Place in
Dist. Speech Fest
Two Heppner high school stu
dents placed in the district
speech festival held at Mllton-
Freewater Friday. Darlcne Wise
captured second place in the
panel discussion and Joanne
Bothwell placed third in the hu
Competing from Heppner were
Jim Smith, Mickey Lanham, Dar
lene Wise, Joanne Bothwell and
Move Launched to Build
Fund Campaign at
A committee of representatives
from several organizations of the
city met Tuesday evening at the
Legion hall and laid plans for
launching a campaign to build
a Boy Scout cabin in Heppner.
Committeemen present were
given contact assignments to
make and report back at a meet
ing to be held at the civic center
the evening of Friday, March 24,
when it is hoped that final plans
for the financial campaign will
Bill Davis, Scout master, has
drawn ud the nlans as Illustrator!
in the accompanying picture and
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small. The building will be
32x54 feet and will be located on
a lot near the creek bank op
posite the Union Pacific stock
yards. The 50x100 foot lot has
been donated by P. W. Mahoney
and will be deeded to Troop 61
in care of the sponsoring organi
zation, which at present Is Hepp
ner post of the American Legion.
Davis has investigated costs
and has received gratifying co
operation from building material
manufacturers and dealers. It
will require approximately 15,
000 feet of lumber, on which the
To Meet Monday
Hunters and anglers of the
county are being urged to attend
meeting at the courthouse In
Heppner at 8 o'clock p.m. Mon
day. Object of the meeting, ac
cording to Willard Blake, is to
revive the organization and get
program of activity started
right away. A feature of the
business session will be the nom.
(nation and election of officers.
Highlight of the meeting will
be the showing of two wildlife
films by a representative of the
federal wildlife division. . .
Anyone interested in wild life
has a cordial invitation to at
tend the meeting, Blake said.
A drivers license examiner will
be on duty at the city hall in
Heppner between the hours of
10 a. m. and 4 p. m. Tuesday,
March 21. Persons wishing li
censes or permits to drive are
asked to get in touch with the
examiner well ahead of the
scheduled closing hour in order
to assure completion of their ap
plications with a minimum of
Roads For Every
Section of County
Roads for every section of the
county, usable roads, that is, are
Included in the program mapped
by the county court. This does
not mean highways in the ac
cepted term of the day, but it is
the court s desire to build a
system of roads that will provide
safe and practical transportation
throughout the year. This, in ef
fect, was the gist of a talk made
by Judge Garnet Barratt before
the chamber of commerce lunch
eon group Monday noon at the
To give hearers a better un
derstanding of the problems con
fronting the court, the Judge dis
played a map including the
roads and highways ot the coun
ty. This showed 162 miles of
state oiled highways within the
borders of the county. Unfinished
is the portion of the Oregon
Washington highway from Lena
to the Umatilla county line, ap
proximately 10 miles. A crew will
be moving in soon to oil an ad
ditional six miles of the Hepp
ner . Spray highway between
Hardman and the mouth of Chap.
The court is not Inclined to
undertake an oiling program on
the county-operated roads. With
the possible exception of about
four miles of the Rletmann grade
out of lone, there will be no
further work of that kind, at least
until trunk and spur roads lead
ing into the various districts
have been improved. That will
require several years. It will be
necessary to re-oil the lone
Gooseberry section of some eight
miles which is in poor condition
at present, but no extensions are
contemplated out ot county road
funds, the Judge said.
Mrs. Charles Flint left by Union
Pacific Streamliner from Pendle
ton Wednesday evening for Ames,
Iowa to spend several days with
her husband and her family. She
will be gone 10 days. Mr. Flint
will graduate from the Iowa State
college in June.
i tJ yJvl
Heppner Lumber company has
set a price or wu. Yemeni win
cost $216; gravel $45; windows
$85; roofing $60, and nails $50,
for a total of $856.
To cover everything, Davis
estimates it will require approx
imately $1,500. That is on a basis
of erecting the structure by vol
untary work, and he has assur
ance of enough working equip
ment and skilled workmen to
make the building operation a
matter of short duration.
There is nothing elaborate
about the plans. The designer
had in mind something that will
Scout; and Parents Join at Dinner and
Court of Honor Saturday Evening
Over one hundred Boy Scouts,
Cub Scouts and parents attended
the banquet and Court of Honor
held Saturday evening at the Le
gion Hall. Rev. Elvon Tull was
generla chairman of the event
and was ably assisted by Bill
Davis, Scout Master. Robert La
mont, scout executive and Jerry
Jessup, president of the Blue
Mountain Council, Walla Walla,
were present for the affair.
Immediately following the din
ner, Don Bennett, Cub Master,
presented bob-cat pins to those
cub scouts who were eligible for
them. After this, a thirty minute
technicolor film, 'The Realm of
Wildlife." was shown by Ken
neth Keeling of the U. S. Forest
Service. This film showed the
various wild animals, their nat
ural habitat and food and stres
sed the importance of keeping
wild game within the iixea
The Court of Honor was pre
sided over by Robert La mont
scout executive, in place of led
Smith who was unable to attend.
Scouts promoted to second class
Include Victor Groshen, Raymond
Grady, Neil Beamer, Mike Mona
han, Gary Jones and Arlo Mc
Roberts. These badges were pre
sented by Basil Burnstad. Boys
advancing to First Class Scouts
were Jim Wightman, Stephen
Green, Melvin Olson, Carl Olson
and Nelson Connor with Glen
Parsons making the presentation
of badges. Jerry Jessup, president
ot me mue Mountain council,
presented badges to the follow
ing Life Scouts, Wesley Marlatt,
Jim Green ana Terry inompson.
Twenty members of the Morrow
County Shrine Club and Auxil
iary who reside at Kinzua were
hosts Saturday evening at the
Masonic Hall in Heppner for din.
ner and the regular meeting of
the club. At this time Miss
Blanche Davis of Lonerock was
chosen as princess to represent
the Morrow County Shrine Club
and Auxiliary at the Shrine
Rodeo which is to be held in
Portland April 21 through 30.
Other contestants were Miss
Marylou Ferguson of Heppner
and Miss Virginia Smith of lone.
As part of the evening's enter
tainment, Miss Ferguson played
several piano solos and Miss
Davis gave a very clever imper
sonation of the radio character,
J. L. Rosewall of Enterprise
was a weekend guest of Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Rosewall. The gentle
men are brothers.
Roy Campbell of Lexington was
shopping in Heppner Monday.
Onez Parker is here from Ever
ett, Washington for a visit with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. f rank
Mr. and Mrs. Carlvie Teague
and son, Carl of Montrose, Colo
were recent houseguests of Mrs.
Teague's father, Roy Thomas and
Mrs. Thomas. Carl has Just been
discharged from the U. S. Navy
and was met In California by
Girl Sout week is being ob
served in Heppner by the various
troops. Troop No. 1 under the
leadership of Mrs. Stephen
Thompson, have a very interest
ing project displayed in the win.
dow of Humphrey's Drug Store.
In the center of the display is a
large globe of the world. This is
surrounded by cleverly made
rag dolls, dressed in the costume
of each nation, and attached by
a string to that particular spot
on the globe which is the coun
try represented by the doll. The
American flag, scout banner and
pledge make a colorful backdrop
to the arrangement. The dolls
were made and dressed by the
memebrs of the troop and clearly
Boy Scout Cabin
be practical, not too difficult to
maintain, and most of all a plant
not requiring a heavy financial
investment. The Forest Service
has promised to make available
lodgepole pine which will be
split and used for the outside
walls. The floor will be of con
crete, tarpaper roofing will
be used, the windows will be
plain (barn type, Davis explain
ed), and there will be no fancy
adornments that cost money and
have no practical value. A fire
place may be Included if some
one volunteers to build
Davis is not including
show that a good deal of time
and thought went into their con
struction. Ervin Anderson motored to
Pendleton Sunday to visit his
mother who is in a convalescent
Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Van
Marter drove to Pendleton Mon
day evening to attend a dinner
party tor which Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Hodge, Jr. were hosts.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Parker
Returned to their home in Pasco
.-.!. day after spending the week
end here with her parents, Mr.
ana Mrs. unve Huston.
Charles Shoene of Ritter was a
business visitor in Heppner the
first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. David Wilson, Mr.
and Mrs. Alva Jones, Mrs. Ray
mond Ferguson, Mrs. Leonard
Schwarz and Mrs. J. O. Turner
were in Portland Monday to at
tend the funeral services for the
late Mrs. Wiliam V. Crawford.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Palmer
of Lexington were business visi
tors in Heppner Monday.
Brownie Scout Troop No. 3 held
its annual birthday party at the
civic center Monday after school.
Guests were the members of
Mrs. Keith Sluyter's troop. Thirty.
one youngsters were present.
Mothers present included Mes-
dames Nels Anderson, A. W.
Casebeer, Keith Sluyter, J. W.
Farra, Victor Groshens. M. R.
Wightman. Richard Meador and
(Miss Leona Graham. Birthday
cake, ice cream slices and cool
aid were served.
Mrs. Merle Kirk, Mrs. Donald
Robinson, Mrs. Letha Archer, Mrs.
Alex Green and Mrs. Blanche
Brown motored to Stanfield Sat
urday evening to attend the open
meeting of Ualtee Rebekah lodge
at which time the Decoration of
Chivalry was conferred upon Mrs.
Norman Hanna of Stanfield. The
ceremony presented by the Odd
Fellows Canton No. 3 and the
Ladles Auxiliary Patriarchs Mil
itant of Pendleton was well at
tended by Rebekahs and Odd
Fellows from Several Eastern
Oregon cities. After the closing
ceremonies, the grand march was
presented followed by a well
rounded program of entertain
ment of trio singing, tap and bal
let dancing, piano solos and hu
morous recitations. Former Hepp
nerites, Mr. and Mrs. Oral M.
Scott, now of Hermiston, were
present for the evening.
Mrs. Allen Case left Sunday for
Portland where she was called
by the illness of her mother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Depree of
Longvlew and Mr. and Mrs. R.
E. Arrington of Cumberland, Wn,
spent the week end here with the
ladies' parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.
Several members of Willows
Lodge No 66, I.O.O.F. drove over James Kenny of Heppner, was
to Pendleton Tuesday evening recently initiated into member
taking two candidates, Thomas ship of the EOC chapter of Phi
Allen and Robert Waggoner, who Bpta sigma, national education
were given the first degree of fraternity. Eligibility for mem-
i,iiKc. unicia iiiiniiB
he trip included N. D. Bailey, .
Jesse C. Payne, Jack Edmondson,
Durward Tash, R. G. McMurtry
and Mac McRoberts.
W. R. Van Dursal, regional
chief of operations of the Soil
Conservation Service, Portland,
was an official visitor to the
Heppner district Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Avers. Mrs.
J. C. Payne and Michael Furlong
motored to The Dalles Wednes-
day to spend the day with Mr.
and Mrs. Burl Coxen and Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Austin
Mrs. W. H Cleveland has re
turned from a fortnight's visit
to Portland and Gresham.
Peter Slevens of Boardman was
a business visitor in Heppner
To meet building demands and
to cover the expenses of two boys
on a trip to Valley Forge, Pa. to
attend the International conven
tion of Boy Scouts, the committee
set up a budget of $2500. Some
pledges have been received and
assurances have been given that
checks will be forthcoming. The
committee is looking forward to
generous response from the pub
lic and hopes to make the build
ing a reality as soon as materials
it, but can De assemDiea ana construc
it in ' tion work done.
Mrs. Akers First
To Turn in Report
Mrs. Burl Akers of the Goose
berry section gained the honor of
being the first Red Cross worker
to report in the 1950 Fund Cam
paign for the Morrow County
Chapter of the Red Cross which
will last through the month of
March. From twenty contributors
she received $130 which sets a
high standard for the campaign.
Since the list of workers was
published in last week's paper
four new workers have been ad
ded. They are Mrs. Frank Wil
kinson, Willow Creek; Mrs. Earl
McKlnney, Lower Rhea Creek;
Mrs. David Reitmann, North of
lone and Mrs. Ruby O. Roberts,
lone. Residents of lone are asked
to take their contributions to Mrs.
Roberts at the postoffice. lone
will not be solicited door to door
because of the inability of the
leaders of the campaign to se
cure anyone to head up the soli
Boardman to Host
Grade, High School
Schools of the county will be
guests of the Boardman school
Friday when both grade and high
school students converge here for
the annual school speech festi
val. The festival will have the
cooperation of the Eastern Ore
gon College of Education which
is providing the judges, Dr. Roy
Skeen and Alvin Kaiser.
The following program has
been arranged: 1 to 1:30, general
assemly in the school auditorium.
One-thirty to 4, grade school
will meet in auditorium; high
school in oom 1 of high school.
4:15 to 5:45, free movie (first
5:15 to 6:15, dinner in cafeteria.
5:45 to 7:15, second showing of
7:30, one-act plays by the high
schools. Intermission numbers
will be taken from grade school
Heppner high school will be
represented by Marion Green,
Darlene Wise, Jim Smith, Mickey
Lanham, Mary Gunderson, Vern
Bell, Joanne Bothwell, Jim Or
wick, Jerry Sttles and Loren
Piper. Grade school representa
tives are Ronald Currln, Carl
Olson, Sally Palmer, Larry Lind
sey, Marilyn Munkers, Victor
Groshen, Alice Peterson and
KPrs,jn u hnsi'd on scholastic
lp ls.Dabea on, sinoiastic
ability and personal qualities
necessary for success as a teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. Gail Gronewald
and son of Walla Walla were
weekend guests of her aunt and
uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
RETURN FROM CUBA
Mr- and Mrs' Orvllle Smith re
turned Tuesday evening from
their airplane trip to Cuba. The
air caravan encountered high
winds on the island and con
templated deep sea fishing trips
nad t0 be cancelled because of
the rough teus.
Duty Of Operating
Rests With V.F.W.
Morrow's county s fine new
Cadillac ambulance, now on duty
In Heppner, will be operated by
the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
sponsors of the "White Angel."
This decision has been made
through the concurrence of do
nors, who felt that the veterans
were entitled to this recogni
tion. In preparation for operation of
the ambulance, several veterans
took and passed the Red Crss
course in first aid the past year.
They will continue their training
in driving and handling the
equipment, which is Just about
the last word In ambulance ser
Many people have Inspected
the ambulance since Frank Turn
er brought it from Portland the
middle of last week and only
words of admiration have re
sulted. It is equipped to haul
four patients, should occasion
arise, and has facilities for first
aid which make it a virtual hos
pital on wheels.
James H. Driscoll, representing
the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
attended the chamber of com
merce Monday noon and express,
ed the thanks of his organiza
tion for the support given in
raising the funds for purchase of
the ambulance. The thanks were
to all who had contributed.
STANDARD OIL SALESMAN
LOCATES IN HEPPNER
G. C. M. Smith, general sales
man for the Standard Oil com
pany covering the east end of
The Dalles district, has located
in Heppner after working his dis
trict out of The Dalles since tak
ing over the position left open
by the death of Jack Harris early
last year. Mr. Smith has rented
an apartment at the James Hager
residence on South Chase street
He has a wife and three chil
dren. The east Dalles territory com
prises Arlington, Condon, Fossil,
Heppner and lone.
Lone Rock Lass
For Shrine Rodeo
Kinzua Shriners and their
wives motored to Heppner Sat
urday afternoon to attend the
Morrow county bhnne club meet
ing. George Close, president of
the club presided. At this time a
princess for the annual Shrine
rodeo to be held in Portland in
April was chosen. Of the three
candidates proposed .Miss
Blanche Davis, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Emmett Davis of Lone
Rock was successful. The others
were Virginia Smith of lone and
Marylou Ferguson of Heppner.
Having lived her life on a stock
ranch, Miss Davis is an experi
enced horse-woman. She was
queen of the Arlington rodeo one
year. She is a graduate of the
Condon high school. As represent
ative of the Morrow County
Shrine club she will be in the
voting for the queen of the
Shrine rodeo, April 21-29.
A delicious steak dinner was
served at the Masonic hall under
the direction of James C. Walker.
Attending from Kinzua and Fos
sil were Mr. and Mrs. George
Close, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. James C.
Walker, Mr. and Mrs Clay Phil
lips, Mr. and Mrs. Slip Wright,
Mr. and Mrs. John Mills, and
Joe Hays, Kinzua, and Mr. and
Mrs. Rollo Woods, Mr. and Mrs.
Warren Cook, Andrew Staig and
Mrs. George Dukek of Fossil.
William (Pop' Owens was laid
to rest Tuesday afternoon at Fos
sil. He passed away at The Dalles
Saturday after a long illness. He
was 81 years old. He is survived
by several children, two of whom,
Nancy, Joe and Jack Owens, live
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Cook, Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Matteson and
Don Brock motored to Yakima
Sunday where they had an audi
tion on Station KIT
Mrs. Matt Jurlck returned home
Saturday evening after spending
Thursday and Friday at The
Dalles where she underwent a
series of x-rays for an internal
disorder. She has been placed on
a rigid diet and will return to
her doctor in a few days.
Mrs. Glen Williams was hostess
for a bridal shower Saturday
afternoon in honor of Mrs. Bill
Marvin Jones returned to work
Tuesday after having his fore
arm painfully Injured in the rol
lers of the re-saw last week. The
arm wasn't broken, as x-rays
taken at Condon revealed.
Howad Bird went to Arlington
Wednesday evening to get Mrs.
Bird who was returning from
Portland where she has spent
the past two weeks taking med
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Galyean
and daughter Roberta of Rose
burg have been the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hopkins for
several days. Former residents
here they have been visiting nu
Mrs. Betty Shell spent Friday
and Saturday at Arlington visit
ing at the home of her son Bill
(Continued on Pge 6)
Only One Office
Gives Promise of
Two Out Of Five
Filings Are For
Only one office which is to be
filled at the biennial state elec
tion this year attracted more
than one candidate. This was
the office of treasurer for Mor
row county. There is no inter
party rivalry at that, since one
candidate filed for the repub
lican nomination and one for the
Seven candidates in all filed
up to and including March 10.
Two of these, state representa
tive and county attorney, file
with the secretary of state, leav
ing five aspirants for office who
file with the county clerk.
Since L. W. Briggs, veteran
treasurer, decided not to enter
the race, Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, who
is teaching her last year of school
prior to retirement, was prevailed
upon to file for the office as the
republican candidate. At the
same time, Mrs. Lester Wyman
(I lene Kilkenny), decided to file
on the democratic ticket.
One of the surprises coming out
of the filing was that Ralph
Thopmosn, the surprise being on
him. Thompson had decided he
would not be a candidate to suc
ceed himself and thought he was
out of the race. His friends who
thought otherwise and petitions
were circulated at the last min
ute and were filled Just about
as fast as the circulators could
present them to voters in differ
ent parts of the county. With
this kind of support brought into
evidence there was nothing the
commissioner could do but drop
into the clerk's office and file.
W. O. Dix has qualified for
the office of assessor to succeed
himself, as have J. O. Hager of
the 6th district and W. E. Garner
of the 5th district for the posts
of Justice of the peace.
Bradley Fancher has filed for
county attorney and Henry Peter
son for representative from the
22nd district. Both are republi
Final Rites Held
Tuesday For Mrs.
Family and friends were shock,
ed and deeply grieved at the
passing of Mrs William V. Craw.
ford in Portland Friday afternoon,
March 10. Death came without
warning while she was in a hos
pital receiving treatment.
Memorial services were held at
St. Michael's and All Angels Epi
scopal church in Portland at 10
o'clock a. m., Monday, and the
body was brought to Heppner
that afternoon. Graveside services
were conducted by Rev. Elvon L.
Tull at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Pall
bearers were Alva W. Jones,
Floyd Jones, J. O. Turner, Leon
ard Schwarz, R. B. Ferguson and
Dr. C. C Dunham.
Isabel Wilson was born Jan
uary 1, 1902 in Ireland. She was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Wilson who. going
through grade and high schools
here, and on November 15, 1922,
married William V. Crawford, a
Heppner native son. They resided
in Portland for some time and
moved to San Francisco where Mr
Crawford was engaged in the in
surance business for a number of
years. About 12 years ago they
returned to Portland where they
Surviving besides the husband
are their two daughters, Nan,
Mrs. Richard Zeisler of Portland,
and JoAnn, Mrs. Richard Horton,
of Los Angeles, four brothers,
Robert Wilson, Boardman; George
Wilson, Hood River; James Wil
son, Portland, and David Wil
son, Heppner; three sisters, Mrs.
lohn Dobson, who resides in Ire
land; Mrs. Jess Deos, Hood River
and Mrs. Alva Jones. Heppner.
Accompanying the faimly from
Portland were Creston Maddock
and Mr. Hayes of the Royalty
Group insurance office where Mr.
CTawford is employed.
TORE OP HOTEL ROOM
William Edward DeLay, a re
cent arrival from Texas, was
taken into custody Tuesday eve
ning by Officer Charles Gomil
lion and Sheriff C. J. Bauman
for creating a disturbance at Ho
tel Heppner. The officers report
ed that DeLay. Just about wreck
ed the bedroom in which he was
Mrs. Ruth Valentine entertain
ed several young guests Wednes
day evening at a dinner party In
nonor or her daughter Karen's
10th birthday. The guest list In
cluded Peggy Applegate, Joann
Brosnan, Carol Groshen, Phyllis
Uuackenbush, Janice Beamer
Helen and Jean Marie Grahum
and Kay Valentine.