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Heppner, Oregon Thursday, August 24, 1950
Volume 67, Number 23
Way Prepared For
Jay-Cees to Secure
Own Club Building
Council Gives End
Of Old Pavilion to
Civic Organization
Desiring to clear the ground
for development, the city coun
cil Monday evening voted to of
fer all buildings on the park site
for sale. One exception was made
and this was in favor of the Juni
or chamber of commerce, which
organization in 1947 built in club
rooms in the south end of the
old dance pavilion. The council
ordered that that portion of the
building be given the Jaycees
provided it is separated from the
rest of the structure and moved
off of the park property. A sec
ond motion was made and pass
ed that the city provide a site
for the building on a lot on south
court street.
The council authorized R. J.
Stephens, work superintendent,
to obtain a heavy roller with
which to pack the crushed rock
on Main street. Traffic follows a
comparatively narrow strip in
the center of the street and this
results in leaving the remainder
of the street surface going un
packed. It was thought the city'
would be able to engage the
services of the construction
crew's roller but the job should
be done before fair-roueo lime
so that "Hie street can Be flushed
and cleaned.
Authorization was given the
fire department to purchase se
veral hundred feet of fire hose.
The supply has been short since
the big xire in 1949 and the or
der will bring it back to about
Councilman Veager, city build
ing inspector submitted his re
port on building permits issued
along with several repair and re.
modeling jobs. Francis L. Cook
is building a 24x27 house in Ay
ers fourth addition at an esti
mated cost of $5,000. Conley Lan
ham, $200 repair job on apart
ment house; Josephine Mahoney
Baker, 27x41 house, $6,000; Nels
Justus, repairs to home, $1,000
Elma Hiatt, new store room at
home, $350; Marion Hayden, re
model job on home, $1,000; Nels
Justus, insulating five cabins
and wash room, $529; Nels Jus
tus, insulating attic of residence,
$350; Mary Ulrich, double ga
rage on Green street, $1,000; All
Saints Episcopal church, insulat
ing rectory, $125; Charles Vaughn
remodeling job on residence, $1,
000. Total, $16,554.
The inspector has released the
August permits to date for pub
lication which include the fol
lowing: Harry O'Donnell, home
remodeling, $1,000; Leta Hum
phreys, store remodeling, $900;
James Farley, insulating garage,
$700; Jenny Gorfkle, new roof on
business building on Main street,
$1,550; D. B. Spaulding, new
home on Gilmore street, $4,000;
C. E. Lynch, new home in Ha
ger's addition, $8,000; School dis
trict No. 1, new walk and wall,
$1,900; Betty Estberg, remodel
ing home, $3,500; Thomson es
tate, remodeling job on home on
Court street, $1,000; F. W. Tur
ner, new home on North Court
street, $15,000. Total, $37,500.
Little Teggy Sue Moyer, aged i
four years died
at Providence
hospital in
Portland Tuesday,
August 22.
She was the daughter of Lloyd
Moyer and Mrs. Naomi Moyer.
She leaves also, three sisters,
Betty Sue, Nancy Kay and Cathy
Rae and grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Scott Furlong of Heppner,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moyer of Her
miston. Funeral services will be held
Friday at 2 p. m. at the Phelps
Funeral Homo with Glenn War
ner officiating.
Two Salt Lake City policemen,
Capt. Golden Haight and Offi
cer Meyers, left Heppner Tues
day having in custody George
Larry Young, wanted in Utah on
a charge of non-support. Young
had been in custody of the sher
iff here for two weeks pending
extradition papers from Utah.
Teaching Staff At
School Complete
All teachers have been hired
for the local schools, according
to Supt. Leonard B. Pale, who
says that with the hiring of an
other cook the school personnel
will be complete.
Robert Collins, head of the mu
r.irt .inniHmdtif rntnrnpH to Hen
nner the past week and has been
wnrkinf everv evening this week
wilh the school bund to whip it
In sjliano for the fair and rodeo
Rehearsals are being held at 6
n m every day and all members
i .i, hnA ..,L ,,rrroH tn attend
and help make a good organl-
Mrs. H. D. McCurdy Jr. of Uki
nh spent Monday shopping in
Whose Fair Royalty at
Well! Weill It looks like Chaperon Shirley Rugg and the royal court of the 1950 Morrow County
Fair and Rod&j are right at home when it comes to entertaining political royalty, for here we find
them very much in the good graces of no less a personage than His Honor, Douglas McKay, Gover
nor of Oregon. And the Governor shows that he is no less at home when it comes to confabing
with a bunch of nifties. The picture was caught by Photographer Louis Lyons when Queen Joan
the First ouLher court. Princesses Kathryn Campbell, Evelyn Miller, Betty Graves and Jane See
hafer, with thW chaperon, MrsJBeorge Rugg,, who was Queen Shirley of the 1949 Fair and Rodeo,
had a short visit with GovernoAMcKay at the Umatilla fair at Hermiston last week. If betting
were in order it would be safe to wager a few kopecks that the Governor is getting an earful about
the "Biggest little fair and rodeo in Oregon," and the expression on his face Indicates that he is
relishing the information.
Queen Joan and her retinue were guests of the Umatilla county fair last weekend, going over
to ride in the parade and spending the rest of the day enjoying the program. The girls also rode
in the recent Dress-up parade of the Pendleton Round-up.
Jay-Cees Accept
Invitation to Assist
In Pre-Rodeo Rites
While the big wild west show
of the northwest is underway in
Pendleton this week and all-rodeo
minded folk are turning
their eyes toward the east (from
this section), directors of the
Morrow County Fair and Rodeo
are carrying out plans for the
1950 performance.
Everything is more or less qu
iet on the home front this week
end, due to the Round-up, but
things will begin to pop in ty
pical western fashion next week,
what with the institution of the
kangeroo court and preparations
for the annual dress-up parade,
one of the highlights of the pre
Rodeo season. The princess dan
ces have been run off and the
final big party before the fair
and rodeo open September 6 will
be the queen's dance. This is
preceded by the dress-up parade
and street dance, a feature that
creates no less interest than the
Rodeo itself.
The junior chamber of com
merce has accepted the invita
tion of the Rodeo directors to as
sist in stimulating interest and
action' in the final days befoTe
the opening date. The boys have
already put the horse trough in
condition and promise some wet
sessions for violators ot the tra
ditional western garb rule and
other things that are typically
western. While the court nas
the night of September b, it has
been hinted that violations of
the code will bring a session at
any time during the week. ,
The program oi coronation oi
the queen and presentation of
the roval court will also be a
function of the Jay Cees.
. o
Certain Areas In
Heppner Forest Put
Under Restriction
Due to the continued hot wea
ther and dry condition of forest
ed areas, Governor Douglas Mc
Kay last week issued a procla
mation closing certain areas in
the Blue mountains south of
Heppner to unrestricted use by
the nublic. Permits may be ob
tained from the forest office in
Heppner an dsuch other points
as designated by me state lores
Districts other than those des
ignated in the latest proclama
tion were advertised in the Ga
zette Times of recent date and
had to do wilh the western part
of the Heppner forest area. The
latest order regulates use of the
forests in the Tupper and the
Bull Prairie- Opal area. Section
lines are given in each area, with
exceptions in the Tupper dis-
trict including Western Route
road Little Wall Creek road, Par
ker Mill road, and Tupper Guard
i station. In Bull Prairie-Opal the
exceptions are Western Route
road, Monument road and Parker
Ml11 rond-
Mrs. Elbert Cox spent the past
week in Loncrock where she vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hayes.
What Fair?
I, Conley Lanham, mayor of the City of Heppner, do pro
claim the week of September 2 through September 10, in
clusive, as official Dress-up Week for the 1950 Morrow County
Fair and Rodeo.
All citizens in the incorporated limits of the City of
Heppner, and visitors are urged to dress and conduct them
selves as real westerners for the entire week prior and during
the Fair and Rodeo celebration.
Mayor of Heppner -
Final Rites Held
Monday Morning
For Edw. Breslin
Final rites were held at 9 o'
clock a. m. Monday from St. Pat
rick's church for Edward Breslin,
resident of Heppner since 1913
who passed away Friday, August
18 at the family residence fol
lowing a lingering illness which
had kept him confined at home
much of the time for the past
year. Father Francis McCormack
was in charge of the church ser
vice and Heppner lodge No. 358,
B. P. O. E.( of which the deceas
ed had been a member for many
years conducted graveside ser
vices. Pallbearers were L. B. Scrivner,
J. J. Monahan, W. J. Bucknum,
Floyd Tolleson, F. S. Parker and
R. G. McMurtry.
Edward breslin was born Uc-
tober 22, 1884 in County Long
ford, Ireland. He came to the
United States and to Heppner in
1905 and after a short residence
here moved to Condon where he
resided until 1913. On July 17 of
that year he was married to Ed
na Mahaney, the ceremony be
ing performed at The Dalles They
came to Heppner in the fall of
1913 to make their home and Mr.
Breslin started an independent
fuel business which he operated
until forced by ill health to re
tire in 1948. industrious ana
thrifty Mr. Breslin gained and
held the esteem of the commu
nity throughout his long resi
dence here.
He is survived by his wife,
one daughter, Mrs.. John Walsh
of Orange, Texas and one grand
son, all of whom were present
at the time of his passing.
A supper party was given Sa
turday evening for Queen Joan
and her princesses for which the
chamber of commerce, the juni
or chamber of commerce and the
Soroptimist club of Heppner were
Visiting for a short time here
at. the home of his sister, Mrs.
Josie Jones, are E. W. Rhea and
wife from West Vancouver, B. C
They are enroute to the Round'
up at Pendleton after a vacation
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Troedson
and grandchildren, Carol and
Lee Putman of Clackamas and
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hall attended
Umatilla county fair at Hermis
ton Saturday. They heard Gov
ernor McKay speak at noon and
saw him ride in the parade,
Miss Oween Stark of Hay, Wn.
is a guest this week of Miss
iseuy L,ou Moyer.
Pre-School Clinics To
Be Conducted in
County Next Week
Clinics for.examination of pre
school youngsters will be held
in Irrigon, Boardman, lone, Lex
ington and Heppner. Dr. R, J.
O'Shea of Heppner will be the
examining physician. The clin
ics are being arranged by Miss
Margaret Gillis, county public
health nurse. Miss Gillis will be
in charge of the clinics and will
be assisted by members of the
PTA in each community.
These clinics are being held
in conformity with the state law
requiring a health certificate of
each child upon entering the
first grade.. Parents who have
children that will be unable to
attend these clinics should make
every effort to have this exami
nation given before the school
year begins.
Irrigon and Boardman will
hold clinics the morning of Aug
ust 28, lone and Lexington, Aug
ust 29, and Heppner August 30
and 31.
o i
James Lexington
Davis To Retire
James Lexington Davis Is look
ing forward to a happy experi
ence October 1. On this date
"Jimmie" will enter the ranks of
the retired gentleman. For then
he will retire from the highway
department of the State of Ore
gon. Possibly Jimmie does not
understand that this business of
Jearning the retired status is a
hard life. Jimmie as he is known
by his host of friends has the
good wishes of everyone. Those
who know him best know him to
be an extraordinarily hard work
er and a man who is faithful
and loyal to any obligation he
may have. A good rest and plen
ty of time to visit his relatives
and friends will be well deserv
ed by Jimmie. He was the first
white baby to be born In Lex
ington and carries the name of
the town. Contributed.
The spacious lawn at the W. O.
George home was the locale for
the gathering following the ap
pearance of the royal court at
the Umatilla fair that afternoon.
Mrs. Frances Mitchell, president
of the Soroptimists Introduced
the honored guests. The party was
informal and was enjoyed by
approximately 4i people.
The J. R. Huffman family re
turned Saturday from a vacation
of two weeks spent at Seaside.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Donnell
Jr. left Saturday on a two weeks
motor trip which will take them
to Banff, Lake Louise and coas
tal points in British Columbia
and home bv way of Seattle and
Farmers To Hear
Committee Report
On Rain Making
Meeting Called At
Court House For
Monday Evening
Morrow county farmers inter
ested in obtaining more moisture
for their lands have been issued
an invitation to meet at the court
house in Heppne Monday eve
ning, August 28 to hear a report
by the board of directors of the
organization formed to investi
gate rainmaking. The meeting
will be called at 8 o clock.
Rainfall may be doubled in
Morrow, Gilliam and Sherman
counties by artificial cloud seed
ing, it is found in an analysis of
clcud seeding potentialities pre
pared for the Tri -Counties Wea
ther Research, Inc. This report
was made by the American Insti
tute of Aerological Research of
which Dr. Irving P. Krick is head.
The report, a part of the inves
tigation in artificial nucleation,
carried on by the directors of the
Tri-Counties Weather Research
further reports that cloud seed
ing is feasible in this area dur
ing individual storms when con
ditions are favorable. Months of
October through June are the
most fvorable for increasing rain
In producing artificial precipi
tation, Dr. Krick recommends
ground generators to release sil
ver iodide crystals into the at
mosphere over the three coun
m-v- when favorable conditions
uc. Krick's reputation in this
work is outstanding, with pro
jects of artificial nucleation be
ing carried out in many local!
ties in tne united States. Recent
ly Dr. Krick has received much
publicity on his work in weath
er forecasting. The August issue
of Readers Digest carried an ar
ticle of forecasting he had done.
Directors of the Tri-Counties
Weather Research, Inc. represen
ting Morrow county, are Raloh
Crum, lone; Alvin Bunch, and
frank Anderson, Heppner. Crum
is chairman of the directors of
which there are three front each
of Morrow, Gilliam and Sher
man counties making up the
Services Held At
Lexington Sunday
For Mrs. Pointer
By Delpha Jones
Funeral services were held at
2 p. m. Sunday from the Lexing
ton Christian church for Mrs.
Lucy E. Pointer, who passed
away in Seattle August 17 at the
age of 57 years. The body was
brought to Heppner Saturday
and was in charge of Phelps Fu
neral Home. Mrs. Pointer was
the daughter of the late William
and Nettie Davis being born in
Lexington August 13, 1891 and
spending the most of her young
er me nere and attending school,
untu ner marriage to James A.
Pointer, November 1, 1914. She
leaves to mourn her passine be
sides her hunband, the following
brothers and sistres: Glenn Da
vis of Bend, Mabel Gray of Stan-
neid, James Davis of Lexing
ton, and Gladastine Mikesell of
Toppenish who was unable to
attend due to the illness of her
husband; also several nieces and
Soloist was Mrs. Peggy Selms
of Seattle who played and sang
Nearer to the Heart of God and
So, So the Word and The Word
of Jesus. Evangelist Leon Stan
ton was in charge of the services
at the church and Z. Franklin
Cantrell in charge at the ceme
tery. Burial was in the Lexing
ton I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roy Camp
bell, Art Keene, Ray McAlister.
L. A. Palmer, Joe Thornburg and
Otto Ruhl.
Memorial services were held
in Seattle Friday evening with
Evangelist Stanton officiating.
Amending from out of town
were Evangelist Leon Stanton,
Evangelist Mabel Gibson, Mr.
and Mrs. Ivar Lewis. Mrs. Peeev
Seims of Seattle, Mrs. Carl Weis-
broad of Zillah, Wash., Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Schriever of Mollala,
George Pointer, Portland Mrs.
Maude Pointer and son Fred of
Corvallis, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Batty of Kimberly, Mr and Mrs.
Clayton Davis, Pendleton. Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Slate, Bend and
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gray and fa
mny oi stanneid.
Mrs. Bert Kane, Mrs. Henry
Happold and their father, J. R.
Yocum have been vacationing at
Ocean Lake this week and were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ov
iatt who reside there.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph I. Thomn
son and Mrs. Allen Case left Sat
urday for Seattle to spend sev
eral days attending gift market
'50-'51 Tax Money
Turned Over Today
Morrow county's 1950-51 taxes
have been collected and were
turned over this morning to the
county treasurer. The total ex
ceeds more than a half million
dollars, announces Frances Mit
chell, treasurer, who says that
the tax officials in some of the
neighboring counties may make
the turnover a little ahead of the
local officials but she doubts if
they have as much as $691,447.09
to collect.
The bill for operating the
schools is the heaviest single
item, but increases in road funds
and general operating expenses
have added considerable to the
tax bill.
Random Thoughts...
It is characteristic for each in
dividual, whether he be employ
er or employe, to think his lot
is a little worse than the other
fellow's. It is enlightening and
somewhat refreshing to learn
that yours is not the only hard
row to hoe, that others are find
ing it Just as difficult to carry
on as you have found it and that
the only way out is to stick to
the old grind until better con
ditions prevail or you have made
enough to retire.
People engaged in the various
lines of endeavor which go to
matte up our economic structure
follow a policy of getting togeth
er periodically either in district.
state or national meetings to
ponder over their problems and
to formulate Dlans for doing
their respective jobs more effi
ciently. A meeting of this nature
usually results in letting the hair
down and calling a spade a
spade. A one-day session can
produce results or find the ans
wers to problems that might oth
erwise require months or years
to solve. Someone has figured
your problem for you and per
haps you have the answer to an
other's problem.
Newspapermen find it a good
practice to meet in small groups
such as the conference held at
the La Grande Evening Obser
ver office Saturdy. Publishers of
the northeastern Oregon district
got together for a six-hour con
iab under the direction of Garl
Webb, manager of the Oregon
Newspaper Publishers associa
tion. The press of Gilliam. Mor
row, Umatilla, Union, Baker and
Wallowa counties was represent
ed. Pending legislation was dis
cussed as well as problems di
rectly affecting plant operation
ana ine general opinion was that
advertising and printing rates
win nave to go higher if the
newspapermen are to continue
serving their communities in the
manner to which they are entit-
iea ana nave a right to expect.
It is no longer possible to pay
modern labor and material costs,
to say nothing of higher living
costs, out of yesterday's earnings.
The old saying "a bad Dennv
always returns", was further
proven this week with the arri
val back in Heppner and to his
old job or Thos. W. Allen. 'Tom
my" has been working in a sec
tion of California more noted for
its strain on the mercury (ud-
wards, that is) than for its cham
ber of commerce climate, but he
says business is booming down
that way. He resumed his job as
printer on the Gazette Times
staff Tuesday morning and is
back In the groove. His manv
friends have been extending the
giaa hand and making him feel
right at home.
Well, this is Round-up week
and business and social activi
ties on a local basis are suspend
ed to a large degree. Visitors to
the Happy Canyon pageant Wed
nesday evening report a heavy
attendance at the opening show,
neraldlng a huge crowd at the
main show throughout the four
days of the pageant of the old
west. Not even rain, unless it be
comes too persistent, will dam
pen the enthusiasm of the
crowds once they become imbued
with the Round-up spirit. The
showers so far have had the ef
fect to clear the atmosphere. Let
us hope old Jupe will let well
enough alone and be satisfied
with just settling the dust.
Paying a visit to Heppner the
first time in 32 years. Miss Daisy
Hendricksen was a week-end
guest of Mrs. E. R. Huston. She
accompanied Mr. and Mrs. David
Epps from Mill City who came
to visit Mrs. Epp's sister, Mrs.
Don Walker. Mrs. Huston and
her guest called on some of the
people Miss Hendricksen knew
during her residence here prior
to World War I, although the
brief time she had to visit made
it imposisble for them to get
around to all she would have
appreciated seeing.
Rev. J. Palmer Sorllen and fa
mily have returned to Heppner
after spending the summer va
cation in Portland. Mrs. Sorlien
took summer school work while
in the city.
Governor Urges
Preservation Of Our
American Tradition '
Sacrifice Necessary
But Well Worth
Price He Declares
Preservation of our American
way of life is the most important
thing to all of us and no matter
what the sacrifice may be It will
be worth the price if we succeed
in turning back communism and
retain our American traditions..
That was the main theme of
Governor Douglas McKay's infor
mal talk to the Soroptimist Club
of Heppner and a number of oth
ers in attendance at the luncheon,
in the Elkhorn Cafe private din
ing room at noon today.
"We are faced with a serious
situation, probably the worst in
the history of our country, and
it will require the greatest ef
fort we as a nation have ever
put forth to survive as a peace
loving people," the governor
said. "Whether or not we get into
a major engagement with the
Russians following the Korean
war, we must be prepared for
any eventuality and that will
call for more taxes, more work
and more sacrifices."
The Governor cautioned ag
ainst hysteria and worry and
aske dthem to renew their faith -In
our country, faith in our
people, and above all, faith in
the Devine Being that put us
Mrs. McKay accompanied her
husband and they left early in
the afternoon for Pilot Rock tor
a short visit before proceeding
to Pendleton to be guests of the
Kouna-up association.
Mrs. Frances Mitchell presided
and introduced Mrs. O. G. Craw
ford who extended greetings to
tne special guests and other vis
itors after which she introduced
Governor McKay as the speaker
of the day.
Bed Smoker Sets
Fire to Room in
Hotel Heppner
No small amount of excite-.
ment was created when the fire
siren shrieked at 3 o'clock Sat
urday morning, calling the vol
unteer fire department to the Ho
tel Heppner where smoke was
pouring from a bedroom win-'ow
on the third floor.
It was another case of smok
ing in bed and the smoker drop
ping off to sleep without dis
posing of his cigarette.
P. A. Mollahan, night clerk,
had made the rounds of the halls
at an early hour and found ev-
erything in order. When he ap-
yiuacneu tne aoor to tne room
after the alarm was given the
heat was so intense he could
scarcely stand to enter. A pillow
tossed out of a window landed
in the air-conditioner to the Eas
ter Grill and put it out of com
mission. Fire and smoke just
about destroyed everything in
the room and smoke and water
damaged other rooms, water
seeping to the second and first
Two men occupied the room
and they were in the hallway
trying to get the emergency hose
unreeiea wnen Mollahan reached
the third floor but Pat consider
ed it a job for the fire depart
met Heppner Men Plan
Reactivation of
Lexington Airport
Two Heppner aviators R. J.
Stephens and Boh Christen
have leased the Lexington air
port and plan to reactivate it bv
ocpiemuer ine port nas been
idle since early in the spring
when Jack Forsythe's lease ex
pired. Need for housing for
planes in use by Hennner fivers
and others prompted the action
ana . siepnens and Chrtstenson
decided to put the port back in.
to service.
Training service will he nv.iH.
able, with a licensed trainer
from the Hermiston airport com
ing once a weeK to give Instruc
tions. Neither of the lessees has
a training license although both
have pilot licenses.
das and oil service will aaln
be available at the port. SteDh-
ens reports that while pilot ser
vice win not pe instituted, there
will be planes for rent. Christen
sen is moving his family to the
airport and Mrs. Christensen will
De on hand to answer the tele
phone and report arrival of
planes. Her husband will con
tinue his job at the Rosewall
Motor company. Stephens and
nis tamily will remain In Hepp
ner where he is city work super
intendent, but he hopes to be
able to spend the week-ends at
the airport.