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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, June 15, 1950
Volume 67, No. 13
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
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.
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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
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
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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
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
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.
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,
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poured the coffee. Manager Wa-
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tographer Lyons snapped the
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.