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Meppner Gazette Times, Thursday, June 8, 1950
Commencement exercises wtre
held Thursday at the High school
auditorium. Processional was
played by Shirley Hunt; invoca
tion by Rev. Palmer Sorlien; spe
cial music, Ada May Shivers, and
address by senior class president,
Garnet Buchanan. Next on the
program was "My Task" and
"Whispering Hope" by the girl's
chorus. Next was an address by
senior class will, Marvin Way.
the 8th grade president, Asa Way;
Following this was the com
mencement address, "Living
With the Atom," by Dr. A. A.
Groening, professor of physics at
Lewis and Clark college, Port
land. Presentation of class gifts,
Charley Padberg; announcement
of elementary awards was next
with the scholarship cup going
to Betty Lou Messenger. After
this the diplomas were presented.
Following were the high school
awards, with the plaque going
to Ida Buchanan and Marvin
Way and the Beech citizenship
cup to Charley Padberg, son of.
Mr. and Mrs. Orris Padberg.
Benediction was followed by the
Recessional. High school gradu
ates were: Ida Buchanan, Charley
Padberg and Marvin Way. The
eighth grade class was Yvonne
Breeding, Joan Breeding, Glenna
urntitn, Betty Lou Messenger,
Asa Way, Beverly Nolan, Rich
ard Peck, Wilbur Steagall, and
Mrs. Bert Breeding and Mis.
Carl Breeding spent Monday at
the Elza Vinson home on Butter
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Griffith
and family were Pendleton visi
Wilbur Steagall underwent an
appendectomy at the St. Anthonys
hospital in Pendleton one day
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davidson
have rented one of the Barneit
apartments and have moved in
town from the Bernard Doherty
ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Pine Thorn
burg rented the other Barnett
apartment and moved in from
the Joe Devine ranch.
The Three-Links club held a
special meeting at the E. E. Mc
Fadden home on Monday. Plans
were made for the Morrow
County Graingrowers dinner June
12. Refreshments of coffee and
cake were served.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Jones and
family, Earl Miller and Max
Breeding were visitors last week
at La Grande, where they at
tended the graduation from high
school of Dorothy Miller, sister
of Earl Miller. They heard Pro
fessor Dubach, professor of psy
chology of Lewis and Clark Col
lege of Portland, and many years
dean of men at Oregon State
College. They were accompanied
by Charles Buchanan who was
on his way back to his school in
Baker after attending the grad
uation exercises of his sister Ida.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones and children
and Charles spent Tuesday in
Baker and Muddy Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Wallace
were Portland visitors last week.
Holly Rebekah Lodge number
139 of Lexington held initiation
June 1 and Mrs. Elwynne Peck
was initiated into the lodge.
There were 28 members present
with 12 visitors from Sans Souci
number 33 of Heppner. After
lodge refreshments of strawberry
shortcake and coffee were served
in the dining room.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rands and
family have left for Portland
where they will spend the summer.
$48 Billion In Bonds
Invested By People
Seventy-eight million people
have purchased bonds in the
amount of 48 billion since the
second world war started. This'
does not represent the number
of people or the amount of bonds
now held, but it does represent
a certain amount of stability fol
lowing the war that in all prob
ability would not have prevailed
had not millions of people been
able to cash the bonds in times
of unemployment or adversity.
That is the reason the treasury
department is urging bond buy
ing and savings accounts upon
the people now, according to Guy
H. Johnson, Umatilla county
bond chairman for the past 10
years, who spoke to the chamber
of commerce Monday noon. He
cited instances where whole com
munities passed through temp
orary depressions without serious
results to business simply be
cause most families had a few
hundred or perhaps a few thou
sand dollars invested in bonds
which they were able to cash
for living expenses. Johnson urg.
ed the people to continue buying
the bonds as a cushion in times i
of depression or temporary un
employment or business reverses.
Members present Monday who
attended the luncheon at Rhea
Creek grange hall Thursday ex
pressed the opinion that the
meeting was a success." Speaking
for the Soil Conservation Service
and the farmers, Tom Wilson
thanked the chamber of com
merce in behalf of both groups
and reported that many of the
farmers thought it was a pro
gram that should be followed
Continued from Page 1
Wash., sister of the groom, and
her two son's; Mr. and Mrs. Ste
phen Sutherland of Tonopah,
Nev.; Miss Allane Waters, Walla
Walla; W. V. Crawford, Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Crawford and Mr .and
Mrs. Donald Turner, all of Port
land, uncle and cousins of the
bride, and Mrs. Robert Runnion
Keen Interest In
Annual Farm Tour
Attention Centers ..
Methods in Vogue
Among soil conservation prac-
COUNCIL SETS UP PLAN
Continued from page one
Brown's proposal to dedicate a
street in a small addition she is
opening on the west side of
Ralph Thompson, county com
missioner, speaking for the coun.
ty court, asked the council for
cooperation in laying about 200
feet of sewer line between the
hospital filter plant and Willow
creek. The court obtained per-
tices shown on the third annual ! mission from the state board of
DIES IN PORTLAND
MRS. LENNA BROCK
Word came from Portland of
the death on June 5 of Mrs. Len
na Brock, a former resident of
Mrs. Brock is survived by two
daughters, Kathryn B. Hoffman
and Eloise B. Short, both of New
York; a sister, Miss Ethel Reid of
Portland, and six grandchildren.
She was a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. D. V. S. Reid, Mr. Reid hav
ing served as superintendent of
the Heppner schools for several
years around the turn of the cen
Funeral services were held in
Portland Wednesday afternoon.
GRADUATSS FROM OSC
Judge and Mrs. J. G. Barratt
returned Tuesday from Corvaliis
where Monday they witnessed
the graduation of Mr. Barratt's
son Jim from Oregon State col
lege. Jim, who has been sports
editor and sports reporter to the
metropolitan papers most of his
college life, was this year editor
of the Daily Barometer. He grad
uated with honors and in the fi
nal number of the Barometer for
the college year received numer
ous complimentary remarks from
the staff. Jim has accepted the
position of assistant alumni
manager and will remain on the
campus for the time being.
A notice of change of address
was received from Mrs. Richard
Zita this week, indicating that
she and her family were return
ing to New Britain, Conn, follow.
ing Mr. Zita's graduation from
the University of Missouri. Mrs
Zita is the former Dorothy Cuts
tour held last Thursday under
the sponsorship of the supervi
sors of the Heppner Soil Conser
vation district, were contour
strip cropping, stubble mulch
fallow, sod waterways, diversion
ditches, and grass-alfalfa rota
Over 50 interested ranchers and
others assembled in the morn
ing at the O. W. Cutsforth farm
at Lexington where special at
tention was given to alfalfa
grass irrigated seedings and
wheat seeded in stubble mulch
fallow prepared by the Noble
duckfoot plow. Tom Wilson, work
unit leader of the S.C.S. and Nel
son Anderson, county agent, ex
plained various practices during
A new stand of slender wheat
sown in alternate rows with win
ter barley created interest at the
Paul Brown ranch. Also on dis
play was the ordinary grain drill,
constructed with partitions in the
drill box for sowing alternate
rows, which was used for seeding
the field. Stubble mulch fallow
prepared . with the Graham-
Hoeme plow was checked on the
Soil conserving practices which
are paying off on the Bechdolt
& Sons ranch near Hardman were
inspected by the tour.' Sod water
ways seeded to pubescent wheat
grass and sheep fescue, diversion
ditches to carry run -off safely
from steeper slopes, contour strip
cropping with established stands
of alfalfa and grass in alternate
rows, and morning glory weed
control by use of 2-4-D were
In the Eightmile area strip
cropping with grass strips seed
ed in rows for seed production
was inspected at the Elmer Palm-
health to empty overflow water
from the state board of health
to empty overflow water from the
hospital sewage disposal plant
to Willow creek with the under
standing that it was not to be
a permanent arrangement. The
water will not be carried directly
into the creek but will be emp
tied into a deep well near the
creek so that further filtering
will be effected before it finally
reaches the creek channel. The
city agreed to cooperate in the
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hall are the
parents of a son born Monday
morning, June 5 at St. Anthony's
hospital in Pendleton. Mrs. Hall
is the former Harriet Ball.
er ranch. Alternate row seedings
of sweet clover and barley, and
strip cropped fields with alfalfa
grass strips were seen at the
Woodruff-Way ranch. Special in.
terest was shown in the estab
lished stand of alfalfa and grass
which was seeded in the dry
spring of 1949.
Members of the tour were
guests of the Heppner chamber
of commerce at a noon dinner
served at the Rhea creek grange
hall. Following the dinner brief
conservation talks were given by
Tom Helseth, district conserva
tionist for the SCS from Pendle
ton, and Art King, soil conserva
tion specialist from Oregon State
college. A film on the same sub
ject completed the program.
"More interest was shown in
the various types of soil conser
vation practices and more ranch
ers participated in this tour than
any of our previous tours," Tom
Resident Burned at
La Grande June 3
By Mrs. FLOSSIE COATS
Funeral services were held
Saturday at LaGiande for Benja
min F. Hill who passed away
May 30 in Portland. Mr. Hill
moved to Messner with Mrs. Hill
in April 1949, where Mrs. Hill
was agent for the Union Pacific.
Mr. Hill was also an employee
of the Union Pacific, being a re
tired agent, and in 1913 was op
erator at Coyote near Messner.
Besides his wife, Mr. Hill also
leaves four children, three daugh
ters and one son.
Mrs. Olive Attberry has been
ill for the past several weeks and
was taken to the St. Anthony's
hospital in Pendleton Thursday.
She can have visitors. Her son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Atteberry and son
Frank of Tacoma were with her
over the week-end.
Mrs. Pa.ul Smith who has been
a guest at the home of her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Nathan Thorpe, left for her
home in Union Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stoltnow
of Pilot Rock visited on the pro
Mrs. Clara Gertson of Heppner
was calling in Boardman Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Reno Wren of
Seattle returned home after the
week end here with Mrs. Wren's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Mrs. Elza Zepp of North Bend,
Wash., was a week end guest
at the home of her niece Mrs.
R. A. Fortner. Mrs. Fred Lucas,
and Mrs. Mary Van Stevens
stopped at the Fortner home
Monday afternoon enroute home
from Portland, taking Mrs. Zepp
on to Heppner that evening. Mrs.
Lucas and Mrs. Zepp are sisters.
Mrs. fortner entertained at
luncheon Monday in honor of her
Visiting this week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Tannehill
are John Rice and his son and
daughter, Robert and Carmen
Rice of St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr.
Rice is Mrs. Tannehills neohew.
This is the first time west for
the Rices. .They are returning
home Wednesday .
Sunday Greenfield grangers
observed Church Sunday, attend
ing church in a group, later hav
ing a pot luck dinner at the
Grange hall. Many members
were present and enjoyed a
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Zerba of
Walla Walla and Harold Hartle
of Pendleton were Sunday dinner
guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Marlow. Mrs. Zerba
is Mrs. Marlows aunt.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Root motored
to Pendleton Monday.
Mrs. Earl Briggs, Mrs. Jack
Mulligan, Mrs. Glen . Carpenter
and Mrs. Fred Smith motored
to Pendleton Monday.
Boardman Garden club met at
the home of Mrs. Charles Ander
egg Monday evening, June 5. This
being the last meeting of the
year, was combined with instal
lation of officers and "Sand
Flower" sister party, at which
time the mystery secret of who
was handing out the gifts of
plants, vases and shrubs was
revealed. Installing officer was
Mrs. Harry Andrews of Echo and
District Chairman, also attending
was Mrs. J. K. Alexandra of
Hermiston, both are members of
the Hermiston Garden club.
Frank Colclesser and son Dick
motored to Pilot Rick Monday.
Local boys, Donald Gillespie,
Bill Palmer and Stanley Shattuck
are playing on the Junior Legion
baseball nine, sponsored by the
American Legion of Hermiston.
L. R. Rash and Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. Rash are the new owners
of the "Old King" farm east of
town, having purchased it from
Pete Celoria. The Rash's moved
here from Hermiston.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Black, Mr.
and Mrs. Dewey West and family
motored to Timberline Lodge
Sunday, having an enjoyable
Childrens Day will be observed
at the Boardman Community
Church Sunday morning at the
Sunday school time. The program
is under the direction of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Partlow left
Monday for Junction City, where
they will attend the wedding of
Mrs. Partlows sister Miss Helen
Russell Miller spent two days
last week in Portland.
Mrs. Mabel Flint, Home Exten
sion Agent for Morrow County
the past two years was enter-,
tained at a farewell steak dinner
Thursday evening in Pendleton
by the four "Square Dance"
couple instructors of Boardman,
who are Mr. ana Mrs. Kussen
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Skou
bo, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allen
and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Garner.
Mrs. Lee Harwood spent the
week end in Seattle, going over
with her son-in-law and daugh
ter Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peters of
Mrs. B. E. Getchell and two
grandsons were dinner guests
Friday at the home of her son-in-law
and daughter Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Skoubo.
Duane Brown left Wednesday
for Portlahd where he will spend
a couple days.
Miss Louise Schunk, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schunk,
and Marvin Britt were married
Monday evening, May 29. After a
honeymoon at Wallowa Lake the
young people went to Fossil to
make their home. The bride was
a member of the 1950 graduating
class of Heppner high school.
for all occasions
In season or special
A NEW LOW
By George Peck
The nation rejoices that the
long-drawn-out Chrysler strike is
ended. Chrysler employees must
rensn tne opportunity to ilex
their muscles, pick up their
tools again, and once more to
go home each week with a full
pay envelope (that is, full except
for withholding tax and social
security deductions). The Chrys
ler wife is doubly thankful to
have that nearly full envelope
in her hands again and to have
the old man from under her feet
for several hours five days a
Chrysler management must be
heaving a sigh of relief that the
wheels are turning again. Chrys
ler stockholders are happy that
the Company is once again in a
position to earn them some re
turn on the savings they have
invested in it. The general public
is glad that Chrysler automobiles
will soon be on display in the
And once again it has been
demonstrated that no one wins
a strike. For many months to
come we will be peppered with
statistics proving that the Chrys
ler workers were the real losers,
that it will be many years of
for the increased wages it wrest
ed from the Corporation, to make
wages lost during the
It would have been a miracle
while the strike was in progress
and the warring factions were
gathered around the bargaining
table, had much bitterness not
been engendered. Both sides- ac
cording to newspaper dispatches,
indulged in considerable name
calling as tempers flared and
boiled to a fever pitch. But it re
mained for the champion of the
Chrysler workers to hurl the
crowning insult. Walter P. Reu
ther, UAW President, angrily
told a press conference that:
"Chrysler Corporation has sunk
to a low never before attained
in the auto industry."
Now, it has always been the as
sumption that honest, sincere.
capable labor leaders seek at all
times to exert every effort to
obtain increased benefits for
their constituenta A labor leader
who does not function alone
those lines is unworthy of his
hire, is a charlatan, a malefactor
obtaining money from the union
coffers under false pretenses.
a sincere union leader not onlv
strives to get the maximum
wages, the shortest hours, the
best working conditions, the
longest paid vacations and the
highest pensions, but always he
has in mind the successful op
eration of the company or com
panies employing his members.
Wisely he knows that fat wages
can only come from a fat (pros
Therefore, when Mr. Reuther
publicly proclaims that: "Chrys
ler Coropration has sunk to a
low never before attained in the
auto industry," he renders a
great disservice to his members,
the Chrysler employees. By thus
publicly besmirching the Com
pany, he throws dirt on those
he is hired to protect.
Of course, I am assuming that
Mr. Reuther enjoys the respect
of workingmen across the nation.
As a result of his vilification of
Chrysler Corporation, he has set
up a deterrent factor against the
sale of Chrysler automobiles to
American workers. If my assump
tion is incorrect, and Mr. Reuther
is not held in esteem by Ameri
ca's workers, then what he said
does not matter one iota.
Were I a Chrysler employee,
I would resent this attack upon
my employer and its resultant
effect upon me. It would be a
bitter pill to swallow to have
the representative, hired to pro
tect my interests, endangering
my earning power and perhaps
even jeojardizing my very job.
And while we are speaking of
"lows," it smacks very much of
the pot calling the kettle black.
Admission prices afternoon and evening, unless a pa
cifically advertised to be otherwise I Children I Est
Price .17, Fed. Tax ,03, Total 20o; (trade and High
School Students 12 years and overt Est. Prloe .40, S
Fed. Tax ,10, Total 60o; Adults: Est. Price .50c, Fed.
Tax .10, Total 60c. Every child oooapylng a seat '
must have a ticket
Sunday shows continuous from 1 p. m. All evening shows start at 7:30 p. m., unless otherwise
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Roddy McDowall in a good horse story.
Steamboat Around the Bend
Another reissue of one of Will Rogers'
most famous movies.
Sunday, Monday- June 11-12
Robert Taylor, John Hodiak, Arlene Dahl,
Don Taylor, Jean Hagen.
From the exciting Saturday Evening Post
Slory of Apaches vs. the Army by Luke
Short ... a really big-scale western.
Tuesday.-Wednesday, June 13-14
Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd
Charisse, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd
Excellent photography . . . clever scor
ing .. . competent performances ... all
thrse ingredients have gone into the
making of this action-laden mystery
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