uisTORlCAL SOCIETY PORTLAND. ORE- $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, November 16, 1950 Volume 67, Number 35 mmtU City's Streets Will Assume Holiday Attire Ere Long Volunteers Wanted To Help Prepare, .. String Garlands Heralding the holiday season, with its attendant pre-Christmas shopping, the decorations pro vided through cooperation of the Heppner chamber of commerce and the office force of the local ranger station will be put in place in the near future, J. J. O'Connor manager of the J. C. Penney company store told the group at the Monday luncheon. O'Connor outlined the program on a tentative basis before the luncheon group and since Mon day the plans have become more definite. As reported today, the boys from the forest office, headed by Ranger Glenn Parsons, will go af ter the garlands and branches for the street greenery this week, end. Since there has been some trouble with the big trees for the intersections, due to the un sportsmanlike attitude of a few motorists who seemed to have an urge to knock them over or out of place, it has been decided to dispense with them. The branch es for "wraparounds" on tele phone and electric light poles will be placed as usual. Stressing the work involved in preparing the garlands for string ing, O'Connor urged more coop eration on the part of business people and laymen. He said that the extent of the cooperation will decide how soon the decorations can be put up. With sufficient help in preparing them the job can be completed by November 26, and that is the date the com mittee is looking forward to. It was reorted to the meeting that the Morrow County Hunters and Anglers club had sent a re commendation to the state game commission that that body as sume the financial obligation for hunting lost hunters. Orville Cutsforth, chairman of the Morrow county fair board, reported that the calf sale, coup led with several cash donations, netted the board $1954. This, with refunding of premiums by many exhibitors will just about clear the indebtedness on the new pa. vilion, he said. Speaking further relative to the pavilion, Cutsforth reminded his hearers that the building is the property of the people of -the county. As far as Heppner is concerned, he feels that it could easily be made a civic center and he hoped to see a heating plant and rest rooms installed at an early date. He al so expressed regret that the citi zens of Heppner had not gone ahead with plans to convert the former conuty property into a park, with space devoted to a playground for little kids, at least, and suitable rest rooms for the convenience of the people who come to town and spend sev eral hours here. "We from the other parts of the county feel that Heppner owes us that consider ation, and we hope it will come to pass," he concluded. Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien announ ced that the union Thanksgiving service will be held Wednesday evening at the Methodist church, Rev. R. J. McKowen of the Church of Christ delivering the sermon. W. C. PERRY APPOINTED TO SUCCEED JUDGE WATTS Judge Homer I. Watts, injured in an automobile accident sev eral months ago, tendered his resignation the first of the week and Governor Douglas McKay, acting on the expressed desires of attorneys of both Umatilla and Morrow counties, Immediate, ly appointed W. C. Perry of the firm of Randall, Wells & Perry of Pendleton. Mr. Perry is well known here, having appeared in court and represented numerous clients in Morrow county. o TO AID WITH ADVERTISING Mrs. Bradley Fancher has kind ly consented to assist in the ad vertising department of the Ga zette Times during the pre-holi-dav season, starting next Mon day. She will make the calls at the business houses. Mrs. Craw ford being unable to work for a few weeks. Mrs. Fancher is ex perienced in the work, having been employed In the adverus in i? doriartment of a large Port land department store prior to coming to Heppner. o Mr. and Mrs. Lester Doolittle were in Walla Walla Tuesday where she consulted an oculist. Buchanan-Graves Nuptials Set For Friday at 8 P. M. Heppner Church of Christ will be the scene of the wedding of Miss Marjorie Graves, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Shelby E. Grav. es, and John Buchanan at eight o'clock Friday evening, Novem ber 17. Rev. Cecil Ahalt of Port land, uncle of the groom, will perform the ceremony. Miss Graves will be attended by Mrs. Ruben Wilson of Umatil la as matron of honor, Misses Vernita Persing and Mary Healy, both of Santa Cruz, Calif., as bridesmaids, and Marilyn Petty John and Sharon Cutsforth, cou sins of the bride, as junior brides maids. Pastel formals will be worn by the attendants and they will carry nosegays of pom pom chrysanthemums. Mrs. Dean Hun will light the candles. The bride has chosen white sa. tin made with net yoke, fitted bodice, long sleeves and train for her wedding gown. With it she will wear a finger-tip veil. She will carry a white orchid on a white Bible. Music will be furnished by Ru. ben Wilson who will also accom pany Elmer Bueno of Santa Cruz, who will be soloist. Joel Barnett will serve as best man. Following the ceremony a re ception will be held. This will be in charge of Mrs. Leonard Munk ers of Lexington, Mrs. Jack Hynd of Cecil and Mrs. John Ledbetter of Heppner. The guest book will be in charge of Miss Leatha Smith For traveling, the bride will wear a wine suit with gray ac cessories. Following their wed ding trip the young couple will be at home on a ranch near lone. Utility's Check Swells Receipts At Collector's Office ; Real and personal property taxes of $13,709.26 were paid to Morrow county this week by Pa cific Power & Light Co. This was $1,560.34 less than -last year's payment, according to J. R. Huff man, local manager for the pow er company. Taxes being paid by the com pany to 16 Oregon counties be fore the November 15 deadline total $1,060,808, an increase of $115,288 for the year, Huffman said. This year's payments to counties in Washington totaled $402,211. Pacific Power & Light's total direct taxes for the year are ex pected to run about $4,300,000, of which approximately $2,320,00 is being paid to Uncle Sam for sup port of the federal government, Huffman said. SOROPTIMIST CLUB SENDS PACKAGES TO AUSTRIA "Compact, A Digest of News About Women, was the title of an article read for the program at the wekly Soroptimist club meet ing at the Elkhorn this noon. The article dealt with outstanding women in out-of-the-ordinary vo. cations and professions. This was the meeting to which the club members were to bring clothing for a box being sent to Austria to help the destitute peo ple of that war ravaged land. Boxes of "goodies" were also brought for the Christmas pack age being sent to the "sister" club in Tamworth, England. Gen. erous contributions in each in stance were in eviderfce and the Soroptimist Club of Heppner hopes the benefits derived there from will be commensurate with the giving. There will be no meeting No vember 23, since that is Thanks giving day. o NEW PHOTOG Friends In Heppner received announcement this week of the arrival at 12:15 p. m. Saturday, November 11 at St. Anthony's hospital in Pendleton of Albert Louis Lyons Jr. to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lyons in Hermiston. The young man tip ped the beam at 8Vfe pounds. Ev erybody getting along fine, in eluding the happy papa, o DONORS THANKED Donors of calves and cash for the benefit of the fair pavilion fund have the grateful thanks of the fair board, Chairman Orville Cutsforth said Monday. With this kind of cooperation he feels that the indebtedness will soon be re moved and that nlans to install the heating plant ancl rest rooms can be brought to realization. o Delbert Piper, 13, son of Mr, and Mrs. Rufus Piper, is in St. Anthony's hospital In Pendleton receiving treatment for a broken leg sustained in a football game two weeks ago. Where Wind and Glass Battled for Mastery This is a picture of the REA building before the windstorm Wednesday night The seven big panes along the side and front Methodist Church Being Remodeled The main auditorium of the Methodist church is undergoing considerable remodeling and re decorating. The chancel has been moved from the west wall to the north wall and will be arranged on a raised platform with the or gan and choir pews arranged be. hind the pulpit. The present chan cel has been enclosed, with the projecting platform removed and will be used to house a Sunday school class in the future. The pews have been arranged to face the north wall. The ceiling will be covered with wall board in an ivory shade and.the walls finish ed in decco blend blocks. The work is being done by contribut ed labor from male members of the church under the direction of the building committee, Oliver Creswick, chairman, Tom Wells, vice chairman, Cornett Green, secretary and Mrs. Darl Hudson, treasurer. Plans for the' job were made early in the fall by Henry Mecklenberg, Billings, Mont ar chitect for the Board of Missions if the Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Van Marter Jr. were in Seattle during the wek-end to attend the Wash. ington-Oregon football game. Mrs. Lucy Rodgers and Mrs. Sara McNamer motored to Walla Walla Saturday to spend the week-end with relatives. The annual homecoming ban quet of the Degree of Honor was held Tuesday evening at the Me- IMPORTANCE Ol "CRAIN SANITATION" IS STRESSED ON CURRENT PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR OF UNION PACIFIC k s RAILROAD S AGRICULTURAL CAR. David II. Brannon F.t. Entomology Sp. Wah. Stat College "Grain Sanitation" will be the subject for 1950 presented aboard the.. Union i Pacific . agricultural car . in . cooperation., with , the Northwest Grain Sanitation com mittee of the Crop Improvement association and with the respect, ive state college extension serv jlj of the office were reduced to only three good ones after the storm got in its work. The building is so located that the full force of ATTENTION CORRESPONDENTS The Gazette Times will go to press Wednesday evening, No vember 22. Please send in copy Monday instead of Tuesday. Any copy arriving later than Tuesday morning's mail will be omitted. Irrigon Suffers Shellacking At Boardman's Hands Boardman humiliated Irrigon in an Armistice day game, the score mounting to the one-sided proportion of 64 to 6. Boardman scored twice in the first quarter after a start that looked like it would be a nip and tuck go all the way. Both conversion tries were good and the quarter ended 16-0. Irrigon scored in the second quarter but try for point failed. Boardman scored twice in the se cond quarter to make the score 37-6. The third quarter ended 51. 6 and with two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter the final tally was brought to 64. Boardman's season ended with Saturday's game. With eight games won and two lost, it was the best season record the school has made. Mrs. W. O. Dix is in Portland this week visiting relatives and friends. y Robert O. Fletcher Secretary Cr. Sanitation Com. Crop Jmprov. Assoc Ret Warren AArlc. Ft. Service Oregon State Colletka Kenneth Morrison Ext. Agronomy Spec. Wash. State College Roland W. Portman Fit. Entomologist University ol Idaho ices of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The Union Pacific agricul tural car is especially construct ed and equipped for such educa tional purposes, including a 16 mm sound projector and screen, an dspecial seating arrangements suited to the requirements of a south wind smacks it right on the glass front No other damage was done to the building. Inside or out thodist church with 70 members and friends present. Following the dinner, home movies were shown by R. G. McMurtry after which a lodge session was held wherein the impressive ritualis tic work was presented by staff officers. Here from Portland for the meeting was Mrs. Minnie B. Card, national committeewoman and state organizer. o RHEA CREEK GRANGE HAS CHARTER MEMBER NIGHT Rhea Creek grange was organ ized July 19 on the lawn of the now Harold Wright residence and. received its charter October 20, 1925. The 25th anniversary was observed at the regular meeting November 10 by giving special recognition to those who were charter members and had be longed continuously since These were Mr. and Mrs. Orian Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wright, Mrs. Clyde Wright, S. D. Wright and O. C. Stephens. They were pre sented with 25 year pins and were honored at a sumptuous supper highlighted by a three tiered cake replete with candles, baked by Mrs. Ray Drake. o IONE BLANKS STANFIELD The lone Cardinals swept over Stanfield Friday with an out standing 18-0 victory. The Stan field "8". couldn't seem to set up a scoring attack until the last few seconds of the game. When the final whistle blew, Stanfield was on Ione's one-foot line and ready for a touchdown. Robert W. Every Auric. Et. Servlc Oregon State College Ceorge L. Penrose Agricultural Agent Union Pac. Railroad meetings and classromm proce dures. The car will be operated by George L. Penrose, agrlcul lural agent of the Union Pacific, Portland, who will also preside at the meetings. The car will be at the depot in Heppner two days, November 28 and 29. Mrs. Cason Leading Discussions on 5-6 Year Old Problems Mrs. Margaret Cason is con ducting a series of informal dis cussions on problems facing par ents of five and six year olds. The first meeting was held last night at the Jay-Cee hall and the discussions will continue In definitely on the third Wednes- iay of each month at 8:30 p. m. The meetings will follow the monthly potluck suppers of the Jay-Cee and Jay Cee-ette organi. zations,-and mothers of kinder garten children and Jay Cee-ettes are invited to attend the discus sions. Other mothers interested in the meetings will be welcome as long as there is space. Mrs. Cason, who now teaches one of the first grades in Hepp ner, was for many years a critic teacher in the training school of the Southern Oregon College of Education at Ashland. She is en. thusiastic about the mutual un derstanding to be gained from the discussion group. Heppner Romps To 22-13 Victory In Armistice Battle Confidence won from overcon- fidence here Saturday when the teams of the Hermiston and Hep pner high schools met on Rodeo Field in the last of a long series of annual Armistice day clashes. On the one hand, the Heppner lads had made up their minds to win this game and had just the right amount of confidence and determination. On the other side of the line was the Hermiston team with a greater amount of confidence, or enough to make it a matter of overconfidence. What ever the real situation was, the Mustangs outfought and out played the Bulldogs and came out on the long end of the 22-13 score. Heppner's '"three touchdowns were made in the first half of the game while Hermiston couldn't get into a sustained drive long enough at any time to overcome the lead. The field was clow but the the Heppner "mudders" didn't ssem to mind. It was different with Hermiston, used to playing on a turf field, and couldn't ad just their timing in the first three quarters. Heppner received the kickoff and after three downs was forced to kick, when Hermiston surrend ered the ball on a fumble. The Heppner boys went all the way. The first score was made with Piper crashing over from the 4- yard line. He then added the con version. The next score was made by Sumner from the 2 -yard line, the conversion again being kick ed by Piper. Connor received a lOyard pass from Piper for the third Mustang touchdown. The try for the point was blocked by the Bulldogs. Hermiston got into the game at this juncture and scored on an end run, but the conversion fail ed. The second for the Bulldogs was a long left-handed pass and the conversion was good, mak ing the score 20-13. A coffin corner kick by Melvin Piper which rolled out of bounds on the 1-yard line set up the stage for Heppner to force the Hermiston back out of the end zone, resulting in a safety and two additional points for the Mustang herd. Hermiston was penalized for unnecessary rough ing and was put back to about one-half of a yard from the goal line. From that time on Heppner was able to hold the visitors back until the final whistle. The game proved to be an up set a surprise for rooters for both teams. Hermiston outweighed the local boys in nearly every de partment and had plenty f re serves to keep a fresh squad in most or the time. The whole Heppner squad play ed heads up, rock 'em, sock 'em football, showing no outstanding stars and all hands functioning smoothly and efficiently. Five members of the team played their tinal game for the blue and gold "spangles" and each turned in a sterling performance. The list In cludes Vern Bell, Marlon Green, Lyle Peck, Captain Melvin Piper and Phil Smith. A large number of Hermiston school and townspeople headed by the school band attended the game and many Legionnaires and their families remained for the banquet and dance given at the Heppner Legion hall in the evening. Both football squads i wcic seiveu uinner at me nan at 5:30, preceding the Legion ban- Heavy Wind Plays Pranks With Signs, Trees And Glass Power Service Put Out For Several Hours Last, Night Trees were uprooted or snap ped off, signs were torn from their moorings here and there, roofs in some instances were blown from buildings, and win dows both large and small suf fered damage In a heavy wind which prevailed here Wednesday evening and night Reports com ing in from different sections indicate that the storm was quite general over the area and while the velocity here has not been determined, some Inkling of its force is seen in the damage wrought and in the report from Pendleton that the gale reached 80 miles an hour at times there. A brief survey here in Heppner brought to light several instances of damage. The Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative building suf fered heavily so far as glass was concerned. Four of the seven plate glass windows were broken or badly cracked. All will have to be replaced with new glass. At the courthouse the gable window on the south side was blown out last night Shortly be. fore noon today the crystal over the west dial of the clock was broken and part of the glass fell to the steps below. Other minor damage was reported. The lights went out in Heppner about 11 o'clock last night when a tree on South Chase street was draped over the PP&L's line. The local crew was in Lexington re pairing damages resulting from a part of the roof of the I.O.O.F. building being blown against the highline, causing a short which burned out the transformer. The lights had been out here about 30 minutes before Manager Huff man learned about it but the Lexington Job had to be finished before the crew could leave there. Lights and power were restored here about 1:30 this morning. Four locust trees at the James Driscoll place on South Court were uprooted and leaned ovei on the Fisher house next door. A tree was blown across Mrs. Sadie Sigsbee's house; a similar thing happened at the Joe Hughes home south of Heppner when a tree was blown over the pump house. Numerous signs were torn from their moorings by the play ful zephyrs. Out in Sand Hollow, roofs of two grain bins were blown off and a 10000 bushel capacity el evator blown over. It is believed the roofs collided with the ele vator, causing it to go over. Doubtless there were many items of damage in different parts of the county that have not been reported In town. The storm semed to strike with greater force in the vicinity of Heppner and Lexington and on over the east ern part of the county than it did in the Eight Mile and Gooseberry districts. PATRONS SLOW TO SEND IN P TA DUES ENVELOPES One hundred five local families with children in the Heppner school have not mailed in their current P-TA dues in the envel opes sent them for that purpose. One hundred fifty members in the organization were secured in October through a membership contest conducted by the grade school rooms, in which Mrs. Adri an Bechdolt's second graders won first prize, Mrs. Jack Estberg's second graders won second prize, and Mrs. Edna Turner's first graders won third prize. Forty more members were obtained from the mailing of letters to parents and at the meeting of the association last Wednesday night Members of the membership committee are endeavoring to en. roll as near 100 percent of the parents and teachers as possible this year so that hereafter mem bership payment each October will be a routine matter. The fees are nominal, with the lion's share being retained by the Hep. pner association. Only one other money-making project will need to be carried on by the group if all parents pay their dues an nually. Parents who have mislaid their stamped envelopes may give or mall their memberships to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dick, Mr. and Mrs. John Pfeiffer, or Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Farra. Mrs. Grace Nlckerson spent the Armistice holiday In Arlington with the Richard Hayes family.