ii ... i . r-y OREGON HISTORICAL S03IE PUBLIC AUDITORIUM P 0 R T L A !l D i ORE. $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, June 15, 1950 Volume 67, No. 13 a$ette Pioneer Memorial Hospital Dedicated Sunday P. M. Slightly overcast skies, enough to shut out the sun's glare and yet maintain a comfortable temperature, prevailed through out the hour Sunday afternoon when Judge Garnet Barratt, rep resenting the Morrow county court, made the proper remarks and performed the rites offi cially dedicating the Pioneer Memorial hospital. Several hun dred people, mostly citizens of the county, gathered on the level ed ground in front of the hospi tal building to witness the ceremonies and to go on the tour of inspection immediately following-Judge Barratt took time to re view the steps leading up to the dedication exercises, telling how the court in 1944, when Bert Johnson was judge and he and Roy Neill were the commission ers, debated the possibility of t he county's building a hospital and having convinced themselves it was feasible had submitted a proposal to the Hcppner cham ber of commerce to get an ex pression from the people. This was followed by a petition J signed by many voters to have the proposal placed on the bal lot. The proposal called for a two-mill levy to be assessed each year for a period of five years to raise at least $100,000 for the purpose of constructing and equipping a hospital. It was estimated that a suitable build ing could be built for $85,000 and the balance of the fund, with gifts from the people, would be sufficient for properly equip ping it. As it later turned out, the $107,000 obtained from the tax was not adequate to con struct the type of building de sired and the court and hospi tal committee finally concluded to take advantage of the special hospital building bill passed by congress and got assistance from the government. Later, the people subscribed an additional $30,000 or more to which the federal nrencv advanced more match money, until the fund was built up to around approximately $210,000 for construction and equipment. A significant fact brought out by the judge was that not one cent of tax money has entered into the purchase of equipment. It has all been bought by personal subscription funds. Judge Barratt introduced P. W. Mahoney, chairman of the hospi tal board, who after a few ap propriate remarks introduced George Wadill, hospital manager who, in turn introduced his hospital staff then on the job. These included Mrs. William Richards, superintendent of nurses; Mrs. Odessa Burken stock, laboratory technician; Mrs. Ida Coleman, cook; Miss Rita Kennedy, receptionist; Floyd Morris, male patient helper, and Robert Lowe, engineer. Following presentation of the dedication plaque to Chairman Mahoney, Judge Barratt intro duced the county commissioners, Ralph I. Thompson and Russell Miller, and former commission er, L. D. Neill; the members of the hospital board, Mr. Mahoney, John Krebs, J. J. O'Connor, Harry Duvall, and Mrs. Joyce Smth. Miss Opal Briggs was called to the platform and presented Gideon, bibles to the hospital in the name of her father, the late Leon W. Briggs. Rev. Francis MeCormack gave the invocation and Rev. J. Palni- Baker Judge Hears Several Cases Here Judge Forest L. Hubbard of Baker county, serving for Judge Homer I. Walls who is indisposed as the result of a highway acci dent several weeks ago, held a session of circuit court in Hepp ner Monday. Several cases were disposed of. Clove Noland, charged with assault, was given a not true bill. The same decision prevailed in the case of Leon Bentley, held on a count of obtaining money under false pretense. Philip Eugene Lowe, held on a Iarcency charge, was ordered put under observation at the Eastern Oregon hospital in Pendleton for 30 days before dis posing of the case. In the cases of Tom Fraters and James Harvey Brannon, charged with llegal possession of game, the judge ordered the fines cut in half and jail sentences sus pended on payment of the fines. Fraters paid up immediately and was released but Brannon is be ing held in the county jail pend ing payment. Five applications for registra tion of birth certificates were granted and the judge issued a decree in the, claim of E. W. Moyer vs. Chester and Irene Keet on and judgment by default in the claim of Credit. Corporation vs. W. R. Wentworth. o i Mr. and Mrs. J. J. O'Connor, Frank Connor and C. A. Ruggles returned Sunday morning from Corvallis where they attended the Elks convention. Coming back with them was Mrs. Cyrene Barratt who is visiting at the home of her son and family, the W. E. Barratts, er Sorlien offered the benedic tion. E. E. Gonty was in charge of the sound system. Visitors were formed in line and were taken in squads through the hospital. The entire operation from the furnace room to the main entrance was shown, including a stop in the kitchen where refreshments were served. From the time the visitors enter ed the building until they de parted it was one round of ex pressions of surprise and pleasure at what was seen. Visitors had an opportunity to see the latest word in hospital arrangement and equipment. To begin with, there is a doctors' private room with lounge, toilet and shower. It is but a step to the operating room, the x-ray and fracture room with its port able fracture table and latest type of x-ray. The xray room is lead lined. In a handy nook is a janitor's closet, and drug and linen rooms. The main operating room is explosion proof. It is the answer to a surgeon's dream in the mat. ter of arrangement and equip ment. The gas apparatus in cludes a four-gas unit; a new type blood pressure apparatus, a Standby Baumanometer, x-ray explosion proof illuminator, a suction pressure machine, 3,000 candlepower light over the op erating table, hydrometer, Basic Metabolar, clean-up room with scrub sinks for surgery all these and an instrument cabinet filled with every type of instrument used by surgeons are at the im mediate disposal of those work ing in the room. The sterilizing room adjoins and has everything needed in the way of preparing instruments for surgical work. At present there is but one labor room. A new type oxygen tent awaits its first patient. In the delivery room is a cradle light and a bas sinette. The delivery room, sur gery and nursery are air condi tioned and humidined. Mrs. Odessa Burkenstock says the laboratory is not "just what the doctor ordered," but is the answer to everything a labora tory technician could desire. The nursery contains six bas sinettes and an oxygen tent and has special air conditioning. The nurses' station has a special call system that would intrigue a telephone operator. - There are so many things to mention that it would require a special edition to cover every thing. Every department is of special interest. A modern kitch en is at the disposal of the cooks. It has ample refrigeration and a food closet is well stocked with canned goods. The patients' rooms are tinted in different soft tones. Even the coverlets vary in color. Several rooms are equipped with two beds and at least one will have four beds. That's on the lower floor where ambulatory cases will be taken care of. For those who have not seen the hosptal a pleasant hour or so of inspection will be most re vealing. But once the institution goes into operation on a regular schedule visiting hours will be regulated and visiting will be largely restricted to patients' rooms, mat was the object in holding the reception Sunday afternoon to give all who came an opportunity to see the build ing and its contents. High School Romance Culminates in Wedding Ceremony ! Two more members of this spring's graduating class were marrU'd Friday evening at the Methodist church. Mariene t urn er became the bride of Robert Bergslrom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl V. Bergstrom of Eight Mile. Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien performed the ceremony in the presence of immediate relatives and a tew friends. The bride and groom were at tended bv Mr. and Mrs. W. A Turner of Albuquerque, brother and sister-in-law ot tne bricie. Miss Turner, who is the daugh ter of Mrs. Fred Booker, wore a navv blue suit with white accessories and a pink rosebud corsage. Her bridesmaid wore e suil of aqua with white acccs sories . The ncwlvweds left immedi aiPlv for the coast for the week end and are now at home in the Arbor Vitae apartments. Both the young people are popular members of this year's senior class. The eroom is employed on the Frank Anderson ranch and the bride is working at the Marshall-Wells store. Ward reached Mrs. Lucy Rodgers early this afternoon ot the unexpected passing of her older son, Gene Buchanan in Seattle. Mr. Buchanan had been in poor health and had con sented to undergo surgery, which he did, and the growth proved to be malignant. Mrs. Rodgers and Mrs. Sara McNamer left at once for Seattle, Judge Barratt Delivering Dedicatory Address mllwtte ii tcF tt !tt TfV Jd hi i I i 1 . r ij'fXl Q Bp We rfon'l remember what ludae Barratt was saying at the time Louis Lyons snapped this pic- ture, but the serious mien of his countenance indicates he was in the midst of nutting over a "The Pause That Refreshes The refreshment table was set up in the hospital kitchen. The guests were served punch, coffee, cookies and ice cream as they 31 Morrow County 4-H Clubbers Go To Summer School Youngsters between the ages of 12 and 21 will predominate on the O. S. C. campus for a ten day period beginning Tuesday, June 13, as the 35th annual 4-H club summer school gets under way for 1,800 enrollees. Thirty one club members and one local leader, acting as chaperone tor Morrow county's delegation, left Tuesday morning to attend this annual 4-H feat. Those leaving from this County and the donors of their scholarships' are listed below: Dianne Van Horn, Hcppner Heppner Chamber of Commerce; Joan Wilson, Heppner Elks Club; Joan Bothwell, Heppner Lexing. ton Oil Cooperative; Sally Cohn, Heppner Soroptimist uub oi HeDuner: Patricia Peck, Heppner Lexington Grange; Janet How- ton, lone tone f-ta; Joan Breeding, Lexington Lexington Merchants and 4-H Clothing Club; Glenna Griffith, Lexington Lexington P-TA and merch ants; Betty Lou Messenger, Lex ington Rebecca Lodge and mer chants; Patsy Wright, Heppner Rhea Creek Grange; Nancy Cal- iff. Boardman Boardman Home Economics Extension Unit; Vene ta Cram, Boardman Pomona grange; Nancy Graybeal, Irrigon Irrigon merchants; Vyanna Boylan, Irrigon Irrigon P-TA and Irrigon Home Ec. Extension Unit; Edna Hoadley, Irrigon Pendleton Grain Growers; Sally Palmer, Heppner; John Brosnan, Heppner Morrow County Live stock Clubs; Neil Beamer, Hepp ner Lexington Oil Cooperative; Jimmy Wightman, Heppner Lexington Grange; Jimmy Green, Heppner Morrow County Farm Bureau; Malcolm McKinney, lone Jordan Elevator; Duane Baker, lone Oregon Wheatgrowers League, Hamlett's; Max Fussell, Boardman Boardman merch ants; Richard Barham, Boardman Continued on Page Six oood Doint. The small alcove forming the main entrance to the hospital came in handy as a platform lor the dedication ex- ercises. In the picture, reading from left to rights are Rev. Fran- t r . passed through on their inspec- tion of the building and equip- ment Mrs. H. L. Duvall served the punch and Mrs. jonn ureas lone Legion Plans Program for Fourth The eagle will scream in at least one Morrow county town the coming 4th of July. Plans are under way to observe the national birthday in a manner befitting the occasion at lone where Post No. 95, American Le gion is taking the initiative. Beginning witn a parade through town, the program will follow at the school grounds, where races, baseball and soft ball games will fill in the late morning hours and the after noon. There will be dancing in the evening, with fireworks as the light of day fades into dark ness. o ELLEN BUSEICK SCHWARTZ Services were held at 10 o'clock a.m. Wednesday at the Heppner Church of Christ for Ellen Buseick Schwartz; 74, who passed away Friday, June 9. at Portland. Glenn Warner, pastor, officiated and arrangements were in charge of the Phelps Funeral Home. Inter ment was in the Heppner Ma sonic cemetervf Mrs. Schwartz was a member of a pioneer family of Heppner, the Harts. She grew up here and was married to John Buseick who ran stock ranches in Morrow and Grant counties. A few years after Mr. Buseick's death she was mar ried to Mr. Schwartz in Portland where she made her home for manv years. Relatives in Heppner include Mrs. Alma Morgan, Raymond and Ralph Marlat, niece and nephews, respectively, and sev eral grand nieces and nephews. o WAS BANQUET SOLOIST Mrs. C. C. Dunham was soloist at the banquet of the Central- Eastern Oregon association of the Order of Eastern Star Monday evening at the Heathman hotel in Portland. Mrs. C. A. Ruggles was her accompanist. The Dun hams, accompanied by Mrs. O G. Crawford, drove to the city Sunday and returned early Tues dav morning. Mrs. Ruggles, re turning from Corvallis Sunday, met them in Portland and came on home with them, cis MeCormack, George Wadill, E. E. Gonty, P. W. Mahoney, and Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien. To Judge Barratfs right is the plaque wnicn was tne principal insiru ment ol the dedication, , .v. Z poured the coffee. Manager Wa- VJ't' Ph.' tographer Lyons snapped the picture. Ranchers Seek To Add 39210 Acres Heppner District A unanimous decision in favor of adding approximately 392, 000 acres to the Heppner Soil Conservation District was recom mended at a hearing held Mon day night at the Willows grange in lone. Approximately 30 ranch ers attended the hearing which was conducted by Wm. L. Teutsch, assistant director, ex tension service, Oregon btate college, and a member of the state soil conservation commit tee. December 16 was proposed as the day for voting on the refer endum to include all land not already in soil conservation dis tricts in Morrow county to the Heppner district. Don Mcfcjngou, lone, was recommended as poll ing superintendent and proposed Dolling places included the lone grange, Pine City school and the courthouse In Heppner. The state soil conservation committee will act on the report of the hearing submitted by Mr, Teutsch and make definite plans for the election. The hearing included a descrip tion of boundaries of the land in. volved, reading of the 30 names on the petition, notice of the petition and discussion from the group on boundary problems and reasons for joining the Heppner Soil Conservation district. o Visitors in town Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Bartholomew of Salt Lake City, Utah. They are on a vacation trip and came to the county to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bartholom ew, near Pine City. Mrs. Robert Gammell and Miss Eilene Ball wer hostesses at pink 'n' blue shower last Thurs day night honoring Mrs. Robert Kilkenny. About 20 guests assem. bled at the Van Marter home for a pleasant evening. Refrsh ments were served at a late hour. 2.45 INCHES RAINFALL IN GOOSEBERRY DURING WEEK V. L. Carlson, weather obser ver in the Gooseberry section, re ports rainfall in the amount or 2.45 inches the past week. Of this amount, 1.70 inhes fell Sun day night, the biggest rain in any one day since he has been keeping records, and that has been 15 years. There was no runoff to speak of, the observer reported, and the rains have been wonderful for the crops. o Blue Lakers Take Diamond Contest With a little revamping of the lineup, the Heppner baseball squad presented a serious threat to the Blue Lake Amusement Park team from Portland at Rodeo field Saturday afternoon. As it was, it took 11 innings to break the 5-5 tie at the end of the nine frames, the visitors scor. ing two runs in the 11th. The Heppner team was strengthened by some results from the lone lineup of the Wheat-Timber league. Bob Drake played first base, Roland Berg strom third base and Donald Ball center field. Drake and Ball accounted for the big hit ting of the game, each lacing out a triple. o LedbetterPickens Marriage Event Of Sunday Evening Miss Clara Sue Ledbetter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bergen Ledbetter and Sergeant John L. Pickens were united in marriage at the Methodist church Sunday evening, June 11, Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien officiated, using the single ring ceremony. Mrs. C. C. Car- michael played the wedding mu sic and Mrs. Willard Warren sang 'Because" and "Lord's Prayer." The bride was given in mar riage by her father. She was gowned in white slipper satin with full train and a fingertip veil. Orange blossoms held the veil in place. She wore a double string of pearls and carried red red rosebuds and white stepha notis. Mrs. Norman Bergstrom of Echo was matron of honor for her sister. She wore a green sa tin gown with a band of net with rosebuds in her hair. Her flowers were pink and white rosebuds arranged in a nosegay, Mrs. John Ledbetter, dressed in yellow and Miss Leila Mc Lachlan in rose, lighted the candles. Don Hatfield attended the groom and the bride's brothers John and James acted as suhers, A reception in the church parlors followed the ceremony, Mrs. LaVere Van Marter and Mrs. Glen McLachlan poured, Mrs. Harry Duvall served the wedding cake, Mrs. Wm. Padberg assist ed about the rooms and Miss Joan Hisler was in charge of the guest book. For travel the bride wore a brown suit with brown and white accessories. The young people will reside in Seattle where the groom is stationed at Fort Law ton. She is a graduate of Hepp ner high school in the class of 1948. Sgt. Pickens is the son of H. A. Pickens of Susanville, California and Mrs. Joe Carda of Hermiston. He graduated from Heppner high school in 1945 and served four years in the army, pan or tnat time in Germany. o MAHONEY-BAKER NUPTIALS SET FOR JUNE 23 Mrs. Josephine Richardson Ma. honey has chosen June 23 as the date of her marriage to Frank W. Baker. The hour is 4 o'clock n the afternoon at All Saints Episcopal church and they are taking this means to invite their friends to be present. the ceremony will be followed by a reception in the parish house to which all friends are invited. o Mr. ad Mrs. Frank Wilkinson have received word of the birth of a baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. waiter Oslund Monday evenine June 12 at Cheyenne, Wvo. This is the oslund's third child, all gins. Mrs. usiuna is the tormer Frances Wilkinson. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Macomber of Arlington announce the en gagement of their daughter Viola Ida to Melvin Dale Mackey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Mackey of Arlington. The wedding will oe an event oi JUiy au. Guests at the Tom Wells resi dence are Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dean of Gainesville, Fla.. who arrived Tuesday afternoon on a visit to tneir daughter and grand children, Mrs. Virginia Cochell and daughters, and Mr. and Mrs. Wells. This is the first time the Deans have been in Oregon and while Mrs. Cochell has been worrying for several weeks for fear the weather might be "un usual" when her parents artlvBd, me visitors were aengnted with the Oregon country. They drove from Florida where Mr. Dean recently completed a college course in band conductng. They plan to be here until the first of July. After spending several months in Portland, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Howell returned the past week to Heppner to make their home. Lee says city life is all rieht but he likes the eastern Oregon vuumry oeuer. Budget Receives Voter Approval at Second Election Larger Turnout Seen as Cause of Change in Result A lareer turnout of voters and a change of sentiment on the part of some who voted against the rural school district budget in the first election are looked upon as reasons for the reversal in their results when the second election votes are tabulated. Last Thursday's election saw 994 vo ters wending their way to the polling places and the count showed 633 in favor of and 351 against. lone, with a considerably larger vote than in the first election, still had two obstinate voters in favor of the budget. The total vote was 222, with 220 against the county set-up. Some of the smaller districts voted unani mously against the measure. Of these, Morgan with its 14-0 vote against was the most pronounced, followed by Rood Canyon which went 5-0 against. The final tabulation showed the following results: Dist. 1, Heppner, 198 yes, 95 no; total 293. District I, Lena, b yes. District 3C, Wllloway. 8 yes. 2 no. District 5J, Morgan, 14 no. ' District 10, Irrigon, 160 for, 4 no. District 12, Lexington, 60 yes, 6 no. District 19, Rood Canyon, 5 no. District 23, Devine, 6 yes, 2 no. District 24, Willows, 3 yes. District 25, Boardman. 180. ves. 2 no. District 35J, lone, 2 yes, 220 no. District 40, Hardman, yes 3, 7 no. District 41, Sand Hollow, ves 6. 4 no. District 42, Balm Fork, yes 1. A little activity on the part of the JayCees and Jav Cee-ettes covering the town with a sound wagon got results in rousing the vote in Heppner. o Swimming Season To Start Shortly Although the definte date has not been set, the municipal swimming pool will open short ly, it was announced this week by Mrs. Wm. Lafehart, who will again be in charge. A six-days-a-week schedule will be in force, 'with swimming each day between 1 and 5 p.m. The pool will be open between 7 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, Wed nesday and Friday evenings. It will be closed each Monday throughout the season for clean-ng- The life guard will not be re sponsible for the wading pool. Children under six years of age must be accompanied by their parents. Dorothy French will be ticket handler for the season. A chlorinator is being install ed and the pool is being painted, which accounts for postponement oi tne opening date. Crow-Magpie Hunt Proves Successful The Morrow county crow and magpie hunt, on final tabulation, has proven to be successful in number of predatory birds de stroyed, as well as an unparal-. led opportunity for outdoor recre ation. A total of 1,103 birds, and 2,687 eggs were turned in, with the certainty that many more were destroyed which remain uncounted. The success of this year's contest brings hope that next year will bring a longer contest, with many more parti cipants. A tabulation of results will be found in the advertising columns of this issue. o BISHOP BARTON COMING Bishop Lane W. Barton will administer the rites of confir mation at the 11 o'clock service of All Saints Episcopal church Sunday. A potluck dinner will be -served by the women of the church following the servce. o Masonic Body To Hold Ceremonial Heppner Chapter No. 26, Royal Arch Masons, will be host to other chapters of the area at a special convocation to be held at the Wightman Blue Mountain ranch Saturday evening. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., after which degree work will be ex emplified by Pendleton Chapter No. 26. Holding of the own air ses sion is contingent upon the weather. If Jupe Pluvius decider to do a little more sprinkling the meeting will be held at the Masonic temple in Heppner. Ihe first meeting of this na ture was held at the Wightman ranch in June 1949. The weather was clear but the night was chilly and any brothers not familiar with the climate up near the summit of the Blue. should be reminded to wear heavier clothing.