OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY TUBLIC AUDITORIUM PORTLAND. ORE. $3.00 Per Year; Single Copies 10c Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, November 23, 1950 Volume 67, Number 36 lleipiet mmtttt Funds From Sale Will Aid Children At Shrine Hospital Shriners Choose December 2 For Big Local Event Citizens of the community, the county and neighboring counties will be treated to something ex traordinary in the way of sales when the first annual auction sponsored by the Morrow County Shrine club is held the afternoon of December 2 at the new county fair pavilion. It will be a benefit affair, the proceeds from which will go to the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children in Portland. At a meeting of the club Sat urday evening, V. R, "Bob" Run- nion was chosen as chairman of a committee to stage the sale and Runnion has been working with characteristic energy and drive to get it organized. The sale will be public in all phases. Anyone having some thing to donate will find a com, mitteeman in the vicinity to ac cept it. If there is no article to give, cash donations will be ac cepted in the same thankful spi rit. The idea is that the Shrine club wants the entire district to enter into the occasion either by donating or buying or both. "Even the kitchen sink will be on the block," Runnion said in announcing the big event. "We are doing something for a wor thy cause and know the generous spirit of the people of Morrow, Gilliam and Wheeler counties will make the sale a huge suc cess.' Runnion further emphasized the fact that nothing will be re fused that is salable from live stock and farm implements down to discarded clothing and knick. knacks. The hospital's need for funds is great and anything that will bring from a few cents up will be welcomed. The Shrine Hospital for Crip pled Children is a great human itarian undertaking. It is for your children should they need the type of service given at the hospital. Remember this fact and give accordingly to a committee man in your vicinity: W. R. Went worth, lone; Mervyn Leon ard, Lexington; W. C. Rosewall or Robert Grabill, Heppner, Har ley Anderson or Floyd Worden, Eight Mile; George Dukek, Fos sil; Clay Phillips, Kinzua; Scott Neal, Condon. Arrangements will , be made to collect articles which cannot be delivered.' Fair Board Thinks In Terms of Black Ink Nowadays The Morrow county fair board is rapidly drawing out of the red and approaching the black side of the ledger, thanks to the fine cooperation of our Morrow coun ty people, reports N. C. Ander son, board secretarytreasurer. With the November 4 calf sale bringing in over $2,000, and num. erous contributions, mainly of premium checks, still coming in, it now appears that the board will be able to begin a new year with a clear slate. Contributions made recently include (calves for calf sale): Mankin-Bunch, Bill Doherty, E. C. Dougherty and Gene Fergu son, O. W. Cutsforth, Blake Ranch, Delbert Emert, John Graves, Sam Turner, H. A. Cohn, Howard Cleveland, L. A. and Kenneth Palmer, Lee Beckner, Ralph Justus, Claude White, Earl McKinney, Ray Wright, Wight man Bros., Claude Graham, and Walter Wright. Several buyers, including Ray Ferguson, O. W. Cutsforth and Harlan McCurdy, purchased the Howard Cleveland calf and donated it back to the cause. H. L. Duvall, V. L. Carlson, C. F. Bergstrom, and Ralph Bea mer contributed amounts equal to the value of a calf. Other contributions of varying amounts include: Bill Barratt, Bonnie Barratt, Faye Ferguson, Holmes Gabbert, The Lexington grange, Kenneth Smouse, Ben Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch, Clara Gertson, Mrs. A. L. twtorfioiH Mrs. KHris Lindstrom. Hynd Brothers, Ralph Taylor, Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Mrs. John Graves, Kirk and Robinson Here ford Ranch W. E. HUEheS. Ruth McCabe, lone Clothing club, Bill Davis, W. E. McMillan, jonn noi. ton, Mrs. Al Troedson, Raymond w-ffrht Mrs rhris Brown. Coun ty Agent's office, Mrs. Arthur Keene, Terrei uenge, Diyix n.ccuc, O. W. Cutsforth, Newt O'Hara, niro Plolnn rhnnpl and Mrs. Os- car George. Early contributors were Ray Dolven, Frank Ander son, Floyd Worden, Ronald Baker, Mrs. Harold Erwin, and Harold Erwin. Anderson says the fair board members join in thanking each an oiToru nno for the interest shown in promoting the fair and We bont Carry, Qun to Church c4ny Aiore Against the savage wilderness the Pilgrims had to protect their "freedom of religion as indeed their freedom to live with firearms. Today father may oil up his shotgun when the ducks begin to fly. But he doesn't carry it to church any more. No painted Indians flit like shadows from tree to tree in our parks or dash with whoop and tomahawk across the quiet streets on Sunday morning. Nor does any king or civil governor prescribe the shape Of our churches, the length of our sermons or the form of our prayers. We are free to worship when and as we please . . . and this right is one of our chief, est if occasionally least appreciated, freedoms. Our Founding Fathers planned better than they knew when they wrote, in the first Amendment to the Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . " For today the tremendous forces of Communist propaganda, utilizing all the tricks of modern psychology and spread instantaneously over modern com munications, can act to clothe lies with truth and supplant the Truth with a gigantic lie. Naked aggression is called "peace-making", dictatorship is termed "democracy", democracy itself is scorned as "capitalist imperialism." By using the very phraseology of free peoples the Communists have sought to confuse the minds of logical persons everywhere . . . and in many parts of the world they have succeeded. In many lands, the established church, where it has not heroically resisted, has been taken over lock, stock and barrel by the Communists for the dissemination of their evil creed. The American tradition of a free practice of faith has bred in our people the ability to question, to weigh and to decide. It is not easy to twist the Tea Commandments or the words of the Sermon on the Mount into Marxist theory in the mind of an American. This free exercise of faith is its own best weapon against the sugar-coated doctrines of the Communist world. Religion in the U.S.A. our mighty "strength in diversity" is stronger than gun, stronger even than atomic weapons, against the false prophets who would destroy us. Religion strengthens our country and every community in it through the millions of actively faithful individuals who find comfort, inspiration and hope in their beliefs. Be one of those Americans who are helping our nation and the world in this way. Enjoy the moral uplift spiritual satisfaction and many other personal bene fits faith can bring by attending worship services with your family regularly and by taking a more active part in religious work. Schaffeld - Adams Vows Spoken At Church Ceremony In a setting of gold chrysantne mums, Miss Betty Jane Adams, daughter of the late Floyd Ad ams and Mrs. Adams of Heppner, became the bride of Mr. Ted Jos. eph Schaffeld of Vale, at 4:dU p. m. Wednesday, November 22, The double-ring ceremony was per formed by Rev. Francis McCor mack at St. Patrick's Catholic church. The bride wore a gown of white lace trimmed in satin with a net yoke and carried a white satin muff covered with orchids and bouvardia. Her full train was held in place by a coronet trim med in pearls, and her only or nament was a string of pearls given to her by her sister, Nancy. Matron of honor was Mrs, John Roscoe of Kellogg, Idaho, sister of the bride, who wore a pale salmon gown trimmed in gold. Bridesmaids were Miss Nancy Adams, the bride's sister, who wore a blue taffeta dress with a net yoke and bustle back, Miss Judy Clark of Tigard, who wore a similar blue dress witn a net skirt, and Miss Adele Schaffeld, sister of the groom, who wore a light green dress. They all car ried white satin muffs trimmed in yellow and white chrysanthe mums. The flower girls were lit tle Sara-Mae Burnside, cousin of the bride, and Shannon Mahoney. who wore dresses of ruffled net over taffeta with matching bon nets in yellow and blue and car ried white baskets. Continued on pge lx assures the people that contri butions will not be asked for in the future. Civilian Defense For County Set Up Here Tuesday Evening An organization for civilian de fense in Morrow county was set up here Tuesday evening when a group of interested citizens from the several towns of the county met at the Heppner city hall at the request of William E. Davis, county coordinator. In attend ance were Jack Harwood, from Boardman; Garland Swanson, Omar Rietmann, Jim Barnett anil Ernie McCabe, lone; Judge Gar net Barratt, Mayor Conley Lan ham, Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman, J, R. Huffman, L. E. Dick, Glen Parsons, Kenneth Keeling, Wayne West, C. A. Ruggles, Walter De- puy, Rev. E. L. Tull and W. E. Davis. The organization effected in cludes the following officers: W. E. Davis, county director; administration, Henry Tetz; se curity, C. J. D. Bauman; service, J. R. Huffman; medical, Dr. R. J. O'Shea; aid and welfare, L. E Dick; There will be department directors in each community. The next meeting will be held in the Legion hall at lone Dec. 12, o Word received from the Gro-shens-Troedson party was that they were in Ireland and enjoy ing the country immensely. Gro shens was planning to look up former residents of Morrow coun. ty there before leaving for Eng land. Union Pacific Farm Car Due Tuesday At Local Station With November 28-29 schedul ed as stopping dates for Heppner, tlie union racmc agricultural improvement car expects to avoid the bad weather conditions en countered here last year. Sched uled in January of 1950 blizzard conditions cut attendance of last year's program to practically nothing. The car, equipped with 72 comfortable seats, built in public address system and moving pic ture projection room, offers a con venient method oi agricultural education for the farmers who attend. The program, according to N. C. Anderson, Morrow county ag ent, is prepared for adult attend. anco on November 28, with 4-H, FFA and other youth invited to attend the morning program of November 29. Appearing on the program will be George L. Pen rose, agricultural agent, Union Pacific railroad; Boo Fletcher, Pacific Northwest Crop Improve ment association; Robert Every, entomologist, Oregon State col lege; Rex Warren, agronomist, Oregon State college, and N. C. Anderson, Morrow county agent. Grain sanitation, fumigation, disinfecting, rodent control, as well as general field crop pro duction will be discussed by the specialists. The discussion car will be spot, ted near the depot in Heppner and programs will start at 1:30 on the 28th, 8:30 a. m. on the 29th, Football Schedule Ends, Basketball Practice Begins With a week's rest between football and basketball, Coach Whitbeck threw out. the first ball to begin practice for the 1950-51 hoop season Monday. Preparation for the first game is limited to two weeks of practice and Hepp ner high's hoop aspirants are buckling down to training and conditioning in earnest. Only four lettermen are left to form the core of the 1950-1951 squad, Whitbeck reports. These are Gary Connor and Phil Smith, forwards; Melvin Piper, center, and Marion Green, guard. Other promising members are Jim Prock, Jim Smith, Keith Con nor, Elwayne Bergstrom, Junior btout, Roy Taylor, Wesley Mar latt, Jack Sumner, Roland Tay lor, John Mollahan, Wendell Con nor, Roger Palmer, Jim Green, Bob Buschke, Bill Hughes, Jim MeClintock and Jerry Buschke. From this group Coach Whit beck hopes to find a suitable combination, but as yet the field is wide open and no one player has nailed down a starting berth. TEMPEST TOSSES TEMPUS . . , When the courthouse clock dove off the roof, It wasn't a great surprise. We just considered it further proof That indeed, my friend, time flies! dsf Contract Awarded For lone's New Dial Telephone Building The contract for lone's new dial telephone building has been let to the McCormack Construction company, Pendleton, and work is scheduled to get underway some time next week, according to Telephone Manager D. A. Short. Barring unforeseen circum stances, the new 12x16 foot frame structure, to be located on the northeast corner of 2nd and Birch streets, is expected to be ready for installation of the dial switch ing equipment by February, with the tentative in-service date set for March, 1951. As previously announced, the new lone dial office will be fully automatic, with Arlington as the control center for long distance calls. o IOOF GRAND MASTER COMING FOR VISIT Wednesday evening, Novem ber 29 will be a big night for the members of Willows lodge I. O, O. F. and other chapters of the district. It is the date chosen by Grand Master A. C. Holmes for making his official visit and he has asked the local lodge to in vite the Hardman, lone, Lexing ton and Morgan lodges to parti cipate. A delegation from Eureka lodge No. 32, Pendleton, will be present to assist with degfee work, and there will be refresh ments. C. of C. Chooses December 2 For Holiday Opening Decorations Due To Go Up; Santa Coming For Visit Santa Claus, the mythical char acter impersonated by fond pa pas and other suitable figures throughout this vale of tears during the Christmas holiday season, is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Heppner the evening of December 2. That is the time selected by the Hepp ner chamber of commerce for op ening the season and efforts are being directed toward having ev. erything in readiness for making it a gala occasion. A call lor volunteers to help in preparing the street decorations and getting them strung was made at Monday's meeting of the chamber of commerce. The work of preparing garlands will be done at the county fair pavilion this week-end (provided there are enough volunteers) and the stringing will be done by the end of next week. In choosing December 2 for the opening, the chamber of com merce had in mind the Shrine club's big auction sale and dance program. The sale will be held in the afternoon and the dance will not open until 9:30 or 10 that evening. With cooperation of the business houses the opening will De neid between 6 and 7 p. m. Uienn Parsons, acting chair man at Monday's meeting, ap pointed N. C. Anderson as chair man of a committee to outline the program and set things in motion. Anderson called his com mittee together Monday evening and mind this kiddies contact was established with Santa. That worthy assured the- committee that he would gladly re-route his trip to include Heppner, which will work into his trip to the North Pole for a fresh stockpile of toys and goodies for the good little boys and girls. He also re minded the group that he would be glad to pick up any letters to him from boys and girls and ask ed to have a special mailbox set on the street in front of the post office. This mailbox will be rea dy to receive letters from the kids on November 28. Santa as sured the committee that he would write a special letter to all the boys and girls which would appear in next week's issue of the Heppner Gazette Times, giv ing them the time he would ar rive. He hinted that there may De a goody or two for those who are good between now and his visit on December 2. To welcome Santa to town the entertainment committee is work ing out plans for several choral groups to sing Christmas carols and for stores to remain open that week between 6 and 7 as open house. Ranger Glenn Parsons and his foresters went into the mountains Wednesday to cut garlands and other greenery to be used for street decorations. The usual Christmas trees will not be in cluded in this year's decorations. o Five Men Called For December 5 Induction Five voune men from this area have received notice to appear for induction into the armed forces December 5, according to word received from the district office at Condon. Included in the group are Wayne LeRov Convers. Boardman; Merl Gene Helms, Mltcnell; Robert Cleo Drake, lone; Billie George Jolliss, (reg istered at Blalock), Fahlequa, Oklahoma, and Eugene Edward Warmuth, Heppner.. Nineteen men have been in ducted from the area so far, three in September, 11 in October and five in December. There are 45 men listed in the 19-25 age group who are voluntary enlistments or active reservists called into duty. o Four Injured When Cars Collide on Riverside Avenue One person was hospitalized and three others received minor cuts and abrasions in an acci dent that occurred on Riverside avenue November 19. A 1931 Chevrolet truck driven by George Mead of Heppner col. lided with a 1950 sedan driven by Delvin O. Matteson, also of Hep pner, at approximately 11 p. m. Pete Christopherson, a passen ger with Mead, received head in juries and he is still in the hos pital where his condition is re ported critical. Mead, Matteson, and Celia Matteson, his sister-in-law, who was a passenger in the sedan, all were treated at the hospital for their minor injuries. George Mead was cited for driving without an operator's li cense. Both cars were badly damaged.