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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, September 21, 1950
Volume 67, Number 27
"County's Land All
Within SC District
Following Election
86 of 87 Voters
Favor Inclusion
In Heppner Area
All the land in Morrow county
now lies within Soil Conserva
tion Districts as a result of an
election held Saturday to include
land not already within districts
in the Heppner Soil Conservation
An unofficial count showed 86
for and one against the proposal
to add approximately 525,000
acres to the Heppner district, Don
McElligott, lone, polling super
intendent, reported. Polling
places for the election, held by
the State Soil Conservation Com
mittee, were open at lone, Hepp
ner, and Pine-City.
Advisory supervisors from the
new area will be selected by the
Heppner Soil Conservation board
to assist in direction activities of
the district.
P-TA Sponsoring
Dinner Reception
For Teacher Staff
Heppner teachers will be the'
guests of the Parent -Teacher as
sociation .at. a.. pot-luck-dinner
and reception at 7 p.m. Thurs
day, September 28 in the Catho
lic Church parish room. -
The general public is Invited.
Mrs. Ed Gonty, president of the
Heppner P-TA, especially urges
all parents and citizens inter
ested in our schools to attend
this dinner and reception. Fr.
Francis McCormack will be the
toastmaster for the evening.
The purpose of this annual fun
ction is to provide an opportun
ity parents and friends of the
school to meet the teachers and
to welcome the new teachers to
Heppner. Of the 21 teachers in
the system are new to Heppner.
Pomona Grange To
Feature Canning
Contest October 7
A canning contest will feature
the next session of the Pomona
grange which will be held at
Boardman October 7 with Green
field grange as host. The grange
session will open at 10:30 a.m.
All entries for the canning
contest must be in by 1 p.m.
Contest rules are available
through home economics club
The youth contest is open to
all boys and girls 9 to 18 years
of age. Entrants need not be
grange members.
Elmer McClure, state master,
has been asked to be the guest
speaker on the afternoon pro
gram which is open to the pub
lic. The 5th degree will be exem
plified at 5 p.m. for all 4th de
gree members wishing to take
Church Ceremony
Unites Carol Frey
And Jack C. Holt
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. D. Bauman
and son and Mrs. M. L. Cant
well drove to Portland last week
to attend the wedding of Jack
son C. Holt and Miss Carol Ann
Frey. The following account of
the ceremony was contained in
the society section of the Sunday
Miss Carol Ann Frey, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Frey,
became the bride of Jack C. Holt
at Fremont Evangelical United
Brethren Church Friday, Kev,
Daniel F. Brose officiating. Mr.
Holt is the son of Mr. and Mrs,
C. J. D. Bauman of Heppner.
Mr. Frey gave his daughter in
marriaee. She wore a ballerina
leneth white dress over satin,
with finger-tip veil of tulle held
by a crown of orange blossoms.
She carried white carnations and
pink bouvardia, centered with a
white oTchid.
Miss Dolores Mangus, who was
the bride's only attendant, wore
a blue taffeta ballerina dress
with bouquet of pink carnation
and bouvardia.
Best man was Calvin C. Peter
son, and Lawrence A. Frey, a
brother of the bride and Por
rance E. Sullivan ushered.
A reception in the church par
lors followed the ceremony.
After a wedding trip to the
coast, the couple will live in
Mr. Holt has a teaching po
, sition in Oswego.
Three Morrow county draftees,
Jack Parrish and Joe Ben Stand
ifer of HeDDner and Gene Riet-
mann of lone went to Condon to-
dav to renort to the draft board
From there they will report at
Fort Ord, California
Mr. and
vrert Pnrrish and Mrs. Lucv
Rodgers accompanied them to
Sand Hollow Vote
Tie On Proposal
For Consolidation
Two of the school districts vot
ing on consolidation with dis
trict No. 1 In Friday's election
were in favor of the move. Lena
came in on a tally of 5-2 and
Balm Fork made it unanimous
by going 4-0.
Sand Hollow lacked one vote
to bring that district In. There
was real Interest in the election,
with a total of 28 votes cast, 14
for, 14 against. .
Heppner citizens voted 24-0 in
favor of the proposal, .
It has been indicated that an
other attempt will be made in
the near future to bring Sarjl
Hollow In.
Mustangs Wallop
Honkers 25-6 In
Season's Opener
The local high school football
squad traveled to Arlington last
Friday and scored an easy win
over the "River Boys."
Even though the game was
fairly uneven, the squad was
not very impressing in its vic
tory. The local boys put up a
stout defense, but showed a glar
ing weakness in offensive block-
"?', pk waa th- nffpnsiv(.
star, scoring 2 touchdowns on
sprints of 9 and 13 yards.
Gary Connor also scored twice
for the local squad, being on the
receiving end of passes by Mel
vin Piper and Jim Smith. Mel
vin also added the extra point
to a touchdown.
The boys proved themselves to
be in excellent physical shape,
but their offensive timing and
blocking prevented them from
running up a higher score.
At a meeting in his home Mon.
day evening,- C. A. Ruggles ten
dered his resignation as polio
chairman for Morrow county.
His resignation - w a s accepted
with regret on the part of the
comittee members present He
has been chairman since the res
ignation of Francis Nickerson in
1948. -
The job was tendered J. H.
Huffman but it is understood
that he feels he cannot accept.
Miss Marilyn Miller, junior,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L.
Miller of S. Court St., in resi
dence at St. Paul's School for
Girls in Walla Walla, for her
second year, has been elected
news editor of the school news-
Miss Kathleen Orwick, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Orwick
of 402 S. Court St. is a new reg
istrant in St. Paul's as a sopho
more. She is a member of the
school's library staff.
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The -American Legion Auxil
iary held the first fall meeting
Tuesday evening. Mrs. Dick
Wells read a history or events or.
the past year and plans were
made for a card party to be held
at the hall Monday evening,
September 25.
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Farmers of Area
To See Process
Of Rain Making
Plans have been made and ar
rangements completed for farm
ers in this area to see the "rain
making" generators- that will be
used by the Water Resources De
velopment Corporation, o n ex
hibit at the Gilliam county Fair
at Condon on September 22, 23
and 24. Lewis Grant of the Wa
ter Resources organization plans
to be on hand to show people
how, with the. use of silver io
dide and the' generator, rain or
ly. He will do so by the use of
He will do so by the use of
matches soaked in silver iodide
making it snow in a deep freeze
box which is part of the exhibit.
Word has just been received,
reports. N. C. Anderson, county
agent, that the Oregon wheat
commission have consented to
back the tri-county Weather Re
search in this project by tinan
cing the evaluation work that is
to be done by the Oregon State
College. This evaluation will be
conducted by the Oregon State
College Experiment Station per
sonnel for the purpose of com
paring results within the seeded
area with raintair in neighDor
ing areas that compares in nor
mal rainfall.
Ralnmaking seeding opera
ions contracted between the Tri
county Weather Research and
the Water Resources Develop
ment Corp. are now being ar
ranged for on a sliding scale
formula with payments to be
made according to rain received.
Mrs. C. L. Barton of Coquille is
i visiting at the home of her
with other relatives and friends
brother, Emile Groshens and
Mrs. Barton owns a ladies dress
'Biiup hi vuijumic.
413 Enrolled In
Local Schools By
End of First Week
Number Slightly
Less Than First
Week Last Year.
Enrollment in the Heppner
schools for the frist week in 1950
was slightly less than the 1949
enrollment for the same period,
figures submitted by Supt. Leon
ard Pate reveals. Pre-school es
timates led to the belief that
there would be an increase in
the attendance, but the figures
failed to substantiate the esti
mates. Up to last Friday the total en
rollment was 413. Of these 298
were in grade shool and 115 in
high school. Last year the grades
contained 316 and high school
117 at the end of the first wee.
A breakdown of the figures
gives 42 in the first grade, 51
in the second; 28 in the third, 32
ni the fourth; 26 in the fifth, 46
in the sixth; 42 in the seventh,
and 31 in the eighth.
In the high school there are
36 freshmen, 32 sophomores, 26
juniors and 21 seniors.
School officials expect the at
tendance to pick up some with
in the next few weeks. Mr. Pate
is checking the records in an ef
fort to get in touch with students
that should be in school and ex
pects to change the picture some
in the near future.
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C. of C. Sponsors
Closing as Benefit
To School Games
Attendance at football games
was considerably increased in
1949 as a result of business
houses closing, it was pointed
out to the chamber of commerce
at Monday's luncheon, and for
that reason the chamber was
asked to sponsor a move to have
the same program carried out
this year. A motion was passed
to that effect and at the instanc
of the organization the business
houses will be requested to close.
football schedules are erratic,
nasmuch as school officials can
not get the kind of lineups they
prefer and this is the case with
Heppner high school's schedule
tnis year, in 1949 there were five
home games, which proved pop
ular with the public, while this
year there are but three. The
first of the series will be played
on Rodeo field Friday afternoon,
with Echo providing the compe
tition. Fossil and Hermiston are
the latter coming on Armistice
the lattre coming on Armistice
Day making only two afternoons
the business houses will be clos
ed especially for the games, as
tne town usually recognizes Ar
mistice Day as a holiday.
Merle Becket made some ex
planation relative to the Crusade
for Freedom movement, of which
J. O. Turner -is Morrow county
chairman. It has for its objec
tive the counteracting of mis
leading Russion propaganda be
ing spread among the weaker
nations of the world, the portent
of which is to make their own
people and the people of the
lands they would dominate be
lieve that the American people
are dominated by warmongers.
Backers of the Crusade believe
the "Voice of America" program
should be continued and that
more weight can be given the
movement if the people contrib
ute at least part of the funds.
Any amount will not be rejected,
but the idea is to keep the con
tributions small and numerous
so that many people will parti.
cipate rather than a few of what
the communists term the prlvil
eged classes.
Judge Garnet Barratt announ
ced that the civilian defense pro
gram is being set up and that
with the approval of the state
department, Bill Davis will be
the county director. Davis has
consented to serve, the judge
said, and a more detailed an
nouncement will be made later.
Henry Tetz, president, was out
of the city Monday and J. R.
Huitman, second vice president,
presided at the meeting.
Last winter when Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Rosewall were in Califor
nia they acquired a small cotton
plant which they brought home
and nurtured. It was necessary
to keep the plant in the house
for several months and when
warm weather came it was out
in the open. Recently, as the
nights grew cooler it became evi
dent that cotton was not meant
to grow in a moderate climate,
so Mrs. Rosewall took it to the
Rosewall Motor Co. garage and
placed behind one of the big
display windows and now it
shows signs of developing some
cotton. The Rosewalls are not
advocating a cotton project in
tnis necK o tne woods, however,
Freedom Crusade
In Full Swing In j
Morrow County I
The Crusade for Freedom is I
now in full swing in Morrow i
county. Most of the churches '
were invited to sign the scroll
lost Sunday. Others will be
contacted later. All organiza
tions will have an opportunity to
sign the scroll and make such
donations as they wish. We
want every man, woman and
child who can write to sign the
For those who may not be
contacted in any organization,
scrolls have been placed at the
First National Bank, Turner-Van
Marter office and office of J. O.
Turner in Heppner. Mrs. A. M.
Edwards will contact people liv
ing in Lexington and folks in
other parts of the county will
be contacted next weak.
If you believe Freedom should
be maintained in the world, be
sure your name is on the scroll.
This may not insure it, but it
will help. Let's spread the truth
where so much communist prop
aganda has been spread.
J. O. Turner,
County Chairman
Echo Favored To
Give Local Team
Bad Time Friday
' , By Bob Cunningham
Although Echo, defending dis
trict champion, is the favorite
for this Friday's game, the Hep
pner Mustangs are not to be ov
ershadowed. Coach Whitbeck, after scouting
team .that Echo has a hard
charging team. He said that
Echo Saturday evening, told the
ly in the backfield.
Aworkout was held Tuesday
they were also fast, particular
for the Mustangs although there
was no school. The Mustangs
have bene concentrating on of
fensive blocking, tackling and
on new plays, especially for the
Echo game.
Coach Whitbeck said the mor
ale is high, the boys being eager
to repay them i for last year's
defeat of 13-6. ' -
Game time is 2.00. We'll see
you there.
Miss Leatha Smith, manager
of the local teltphone office, left
this morning for her home in
Prineville to spend a 10-day va
cation with the home folks.
Heppner Students Take Off For College
Among students leaving this
week for the various colleges
were Gerald Bergstrom, Morgan
Connor, June Van Winkle, Lor
ene Mitchell, Fay Custforth and
Betty Graves to Oregon State
College; Mary Mollahan, Bob
Jones and Loren Piper to the
University of Oregon; Joan His
ler and Rose Marie Pierson to
Eastern Oregon State College of
Education at LaGrande and Jim
my Orwick to Whitman College
in Walla Walla.
Mrs. Ethel Brock departed on
Tuesday for her home in Port
land after spending a week here
with Mrs. Alice Gentry and her
brother, Mack Gentry.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rauch, Jr.
returned Sunday evening from a
brief honeymoon trip to Tacoma,
Portland and other points in
Western Oregon and Washing
ton. -They are at home in the
Devine Apartments on Cannon
George N. Perry returned to
his home in Pendleton after hav
ing spent a week in Heppner
looking after business matters.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young are
here this week from Seattle and
are the guests of his brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrs.
Clive Huston.
Mrs. Orve Rasmus and Mrs.
Richard Wells returned the last
of the week from Portland where
they spent several days on bus
iness. Mrs. Earl Gilliam left Tuesday
for Portland where she will
spend the remainder of the week
attending buyers market.
Recent guests at the home ot
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barger were
Mrs. James Lundy and daughter
Patricia of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Vickers of Camas, Wash
ington, and Mr. and Mrs. John
Barger of Walla Walla.
Mrs. C. E. Lynch, Mrs. James
Lynch and Mrs. Lester Cox of
Lexington entertained Friday
complimenting Mrs. Bud Lynch.
The party was held at the C. E.
Lynch residence.
Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Bailey re
turned Monday from Oregon City
where they were called by the
death of his brother, Levi Bailey.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davidson
have returned from a fortnight's
vacation spent at Wallowa Lake
and in Baker visiting relatives.
The Davidsons also visited brief
ly in Idaho during their absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson
were over from Monument the
first of the week looking over
business matters and visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Bai
Stockman Insists
Federal Projects
Should Continue
Sees Danger of
Power Shortages
If Work Stopped
"Power development in the
Pacific Northwest must not be a
war casualty," Congressman
Lowell Stockman of Oregon said
Friday when he addressed the
house and pointed out the nec
essity to "expand and give pri
ority to power dams on the Col
umbia river and its triDUtanes
as the nation's greatest potential I
source of hydro-electric power.'
Representative Stockman said
that a serious electric power
shortage situation exists in the
Pacific Northwest "a shortage
which may prevent effective
waging of the Korean war." He
pointed out that some of the na
tion's most important defense in
dustries are located in the Paci
fic Northwest, and cited as ex
amples the atomic energy plant
at Hanford, Washington, the sev
eral aluminum plants producing
nearly half the nation's needs
and many other electometallur
gical plants producing magnes
ium, ferrosilicon, etc. The na
tion's largest shipyards and one
of the largest aircraft plants are
also located in the area. The con
gresman said that the present
situation was such as to prevent
maximum use of existing plants
for war production.
Congressman Stockman e m
phasized that additional electric
power facilities were required for
normal peacetime growth and
are absolutely necessary for de
fense. He said that such action
as he proposes does not Involve
the expenditure of funds for was
facilities which become useless
in postwar period, as was the
case with much of our frantic
expenditure in World War II.
'These facilities are needed now,
and every penny spent upon
them wil lbe returned to the Uni
ted States rj-easury with inter
est." He added that certain projects
would be materially speeded up
and . cited as examples the Mc
Nary and Chief Joseph dams
now under construction. He al
so called for early construction
of the Hells canyon, Albeni Falls
and Ice Harbor dams, together
with a strengthened transmis
sion system as a protection
against system outages, sabo
tage and enemy action.
Jerry Walters is a patient at
result of injuries received when
Pioneer Memorial hospital as a
he was thrown from a bucking
horse at the rodeo in Fossil Sat
urday afternoon.
Mrs. Minnie Card, state organi
zer for the Degree of Honor lodge
in Portland, is in Heppner this
week looking after the affairs of
the organization.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Robinson
were in John Day Saturday to at
tend the registered Hereford sale.
The Woman's Auxiliary of All
Saints Episcopal church resum
ed activities for the fall and win
ter season with a business meet
ing at the parish house the last
of the week. Plans for the an
nual bazaar which will be held
early in December were discuss
ed and committees appointed by
the president, Mrs. M. R. Wight
man. Twenty members were
present. Mrs. Frank Wilkinson
and Mrs. W. O. Bayless were the
hostesses for the afternoon.
Bob Runnion returned Monday
afternoon from Washtucna, Wn.,
where he conducted a stock sale
during the weekend.
Soroptimists are busy prepar
ing a half hour program to be
presented Tuesday and Wednes
day nights, Sept. 26 and 27 in
connection with the regular show
at the Star Theater. The club
is also planning a style show,
assisted by Heppner merchants,
and a comedy pantomime with
Mrs. Lucy Rodgers as reader and
other Soroptimists participating.
The feature picture, Kiss for
Korless, a cartoon screen song
in color and the U. N. Story Be
hind the Headlines, are the
screen attractions billed for the
two nights.
Tickets can be secured from
members or at the box office at
show time.
Louis Lyons, proprietor of the
Heppner Photo Studio the past
three years, announced this a.m.
that he is closing the studio here
and will reopen at Hermiston
about October 1st. He is closing
Saturday and states that all or
ders not finished by then will
be finished and mailed from
Hermiston as soon as possible.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thomp
son and family and Mrs. Claude
Graham were week-end visitors
in Portland.
Organization Set
Up In County For
1951 Cancer Drive
Organization of a county com
mittee was effected here earlier
this month when Mrs. E. Siegley
who is field representative for
the Oregon branch of the Ameri
can Cancer Society, was in Hepp
ner for two days for that pur
pose. The campaign is being
sponsored for the third year by
the American Legion.
Mrs. James Healy is the coun
ty commander; Mrs. Richard
Wells vice county commander;
Dr. A. D. McMurdo, medical di
rector; Miss Margaret Gillis,
county health nurse; Mrs. James
Farley, campaign chairman;
Mrs. P. W. Mahoney, vice chair
man; Mrs. J. C. Payne, publicity;
Tonl 17 a mlXTiviLrlci fpooonror1 "r,f ra
H o'Donnell Jr., secretary;'
Mrs. Jean Palmer, captain for
Heppner. Other county captains
will be announced later.
Dale Papineau's
Death Shock To
Lexington People
By Delpha Jones
Citizens were deeply shocked
to hear of the passing Tuesday
evening of Dale Papineau, 16
year old son of Mrs. Agnes Pap
inau of Lexington. The father,
Frank Papineau, lives in Hepp
ner. The boy was a patient in
the St. Mary's hospital in Walla
Walla where he was receiving
treatment for polio.
Philip Dale Papineau was born
February 22, 1934 and died Sep
tember 19, 1950, at the age of
16 years, six months and 28 days.
He was a student of the Lex
ington high school.
Funeral services are being
held at 2 p.m. this afternoon
from the chapel of the Phelps
Funeral Home in Heppner with
Rev. R. J. McKowen, pastor of
Heppner ChuTch of Christ, offi
ciating and interment in the Ma.
sonic cemetery.
Besides his parents, Dale is
susvived by four brothers and a
Death of John Elder in Port
land last week removed another
native Heppner son. His parents
were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elder
who lived here many years and
were engaged in the sheep
business. Funeral services were
held Saturday in Eugene. Mr.
Elder is survived by his wife
and two sons, John Jr. of Eu
gene and William of Corvallis,
and one grandchild; three sis
ters, Mrs. David Wilson of Hepp
ner, Mary Elder and Elizabeth
Ward of Bremerton, Wash., and
two brothers, George Elder of
Heppner and Maurice Elder of
Mrs. Babel Burkenbine a n
nounced this week that she has
sold the Heppner Market to her
son Merle and Gene Wells, of
Union, the change having been
made as of September 1. She is
still with the firm as an employ
ee and will remain there until
the first of the year.
Mr. Wells has been employed
at the market for several weeks.
He was employed by the Pacific
Fruit and Produce for five years
prior to coming here.
When the Linfield college
team trounced the Eastern Ore
gon college team at McMinnville
last week-end, there was a Hep
pner boy right in the thick of It
Tom Hughes, son of Air. and Mrs.
Joe Hughes, played on the Lin
field team, the winner of a foot
bal score of 37-7.
Little business of interest was
transacted at the mid-month ses
sion of the City Council Monday
evening. Principal item was ap
pointment of the new Park board
set up under the control of the
mayor and council. Mayor Lan-
ham named Mrs. John Pfeiffer
and Dr. R. J. O'Shea for three
years; James Hager and Rev.
E. L. Tull for two years, and Rev.
Francis McCormack and Dr. C.
C. Dunham for one year. Dr.
Dunham represents the council
on the board.
Mr. ad Mrs. J. O. Turer depart
ed early Wedesday morning to
attend the state bar meeting in
Gearhart. They were accompa
nied as far as Hood River by
Mrs. F. S. Parker who went to
stay with Cecilia and Bucky
while their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Vawter Parker also attend the
meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley
Fancher were others going trom
here to Gearhart.
Helen Renoe of Hardman and
Rudell Lesley of Grant county
were married at the Church of
Christ parsonage in Heppner
Wednesday morning, Rev. K. J. Mountain Scout council were in
McKowen officiating. The bride attendance from Walla Walla,
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. j Mrs. Irving Mobley is recelv
Mrs. Harold Cohn and daugh-ing treatment at a hospital in
ter Sally spent the week-end in,The Dalles. She entered the In-
lone Man Taken
Into Custody on
Kidnaping Count
Wm. Davidson in
Jail on Complaint
Of Former Wife
William L. Davidson of lone
is being held in the county Jail
in Heppner in lieu of bail in the
sum of $10,000 imposed by Jus
tice of the Peace J. O. Hager aft
er a hearing upon the complaint
of Davidson's former wife, Mar
garet .charging kidnapping. Da
vidson was arrested by Sheriff
C. J. D. Bauman Sunday at the
home ranch northwest of lone.
Mrs. Davidson's story to the
officers was to the effect that
her former husband followed hep
in his car as she was driving to
Heppner Saturday evening to
work the night shift at the Pio
neer Memorial hospltaL At a
point shortly below the Mrs. Lela
S. Brown place, midway between
lone and Lexington, he passed
her and pulled up in front of her
car, forcing her to come to a stop
on the roadside. He left his car
and approached her car, taking
a swing at her head as he got
near enough. The blow struck
her in the mouth, causing a
wound that necesitated several
stitches to close. He then seized
her by the hair and dragged her
from the car over rocks that bad
ly bruised her body, and put her
in his car. He headed up the
highway to Lexington where he
took the Hermiston highway to
Buck's corner and then west to
ward The Dalles. The rate of
speed he was driving caused a
highway patrolman to take in
after him, the chase following
through to The Dalles, where he
was overtaken.
A charge of speeding was
placed against him by the sta(te
police and Davidson posted bail
of $50 to appear at a later date.
He then took Mrs. Davidson to
a hospital. In the meantime the
police got out a radio worning
giving a description of David
son's car, the license number
and other information, but he
managed to get through what
ever net was put out and drove
back to the ranch.
In her complaint, Mrs, David
son alleges that Davidson threat
ened her life. The couple ha
been living apart for some
months, each having filed di
vorce proceedings earlier this
Judge Garnet Barratt, Commis
sioner Russell Miller and Asses
sor and Mrs. W. O. Dix drove to
Baker Tuesday where the men
are attending a short course In
taxation procedure conducted by
tne state tax department
Motorists Struck
Down 371 School
Age People in 1949
Three hundred and seventy-
one school age pedestrians were
struck down on Oregon s streets
and highways last year, accord
ing to figures compiled by the
office of Earl E. Newbry, Sec
retary of State.
Newbry said the increase in
school enrollments this year
could mean an even higher toll
unles offset by increased alert
ness on the part of motorists.
He reminded drivers that the
speed limit at school zones and
at school crossings is 20 miles
on hour, in effect a,t recess times
as wen as when children are
going to and from schools.
Also pointed out was the fact
that Oregon law grants the right
of way to pedestrians when in
crosswalks, whether marked or
Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Gonty
spent the week-end at Beaver-
ton where they visited relatives.
Mrs. Gonty's brothr, Raymond
Hemrich of Los Angeles, was
there as was Tom Gonty, broth
er of Edmond.
Mr. and Mrs. John Saager are
enjoying a visit from Mrs. Saa
ger's sisters, Mrs. Dick Cahoon
of Eugene, Mrs. Masly Donat of
Springfield, and Mrs. Thomas
Dillard of Lebanon, who arrived
Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. C. E. Dunham of Eugene
is a guest at th heome of Drand
Mrs. c, c. Dunham, his son hav
ing met him at White Salmon,
Wash., Saturday evening. ,
The Rainbow Girls held an in
stallation ceremony Monday ev
ening at the Masonic hall. Joan
Reininger was installed worthy
adviser to serve for the next four
Several Heppner people at-
tended a district meeting of Cub
Scout leaders in Condon Tues
day evening. Among them were
J. R. Huffman, Rev. E. L. Tull,
Marvin Wightman, Don Bennett,
Mrs. Merle Becket, and Mrs. E.
F. Mishler. Officials of the Blue
jstitution Friday.