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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, May 10, 1951
Volume 68, Number 8
Stunting Proves Fatal To
Pilot at Lexington Air Show
Stunting in a plane that was
not meant for that kind of flying
cost the life of an otherwise
skilled pilot Sunday in the midst
of the air show at Lexington air
port Elmer Lee Payne, 35, of
Klamath Falls, employee of the
Midland Flying Service, was the
Payne and another employe of
the Midland had gone into the
air to demonstrate the versatility
of the airplane in weed spraying.
Both were supposed to have load
ed the spray solution tanks with
plain water but it developed that
Payne had not done so and af
ter flying one round in formation
he suddenly swooped down over
the field at an elevation of about
50 feet, according to observers.
At that elevation he made a loop
and the plane hit the ground
as it righted and took off again.
As it was at the upper part of
arc for a second loop it dived
straight down to earth. Witnesses
to the tragedy said when the
plane struck the earth the first
time it sent up a cloud of dust
similar to that raised by an ex
ploding bomb. The second time
it struck the machine disinte
grated. Parts of it were picked up
over a wide area
Experienced flyers say that
Heppner Legion To
Enter Team in
Heppner's youthful baseball
players will be given an oppor
tunity to get into big time com
petition this summer due to the
enterprise of the local post of the
American Legion. The Heppner
post has entered a team and the
local boys will get their introduc
tion to the national Legion base
ball setup in a series of games
to be played during the early
The local team has been en
tered in district 6. There are
eight teams in the district, four
of them west of the Blue moun
tains and four on the east side
of the mountains. The west side
includes Heppner, Hermiston,
Pendleton and Athena; the east
side La Grande, Baker Enterprise
and either Elgin or Union. The
The teams play a series in their
own district to determine the re
presentative for the next step
the istate championship, the win.
ner in that event going on to
the national tournament.
The Rosewall Motor company,
representative of the Ford Motor
company, is sponsoring the local
An effort is being made to
have a jamboree here on May 20
with the west side teams partici
pating. COUNTY'S NEWEST FARM
The newest farm in Morrow
counly is claimed by McDole Bro
thers near Ordnance. The farm
lies next to the Umatilla county
line just, a short distance south
and west of the Ordnance shop
ping center and housing unit.
The farm consists of 640 acres
of raw land purchased two years
ago by E. F. McDole, then work
ing for Pacific Supply Coopera
tive at Ontario. A house has
been built, two wells drilled, one
for household use and one for
irrigation purposes, as well as
approximately 80 acres of the
land cleared of sagebrush. . Forty
acres have been seeded to Ore-
stan alfalfa and Ochardgrass mix
for hay production.. Forty acres
will be sown to barley. These
seedlings will be sprinkler-irri
gated from the well. New acreage
will be cleared this summer and
fall for seeding this fall and next
Plans are being made by the
McDole brothers tor shelterbelt
tree plantings with stock from
the Oregon state forestry nursery,
Other improvements will be
made within the year. This en
terprise shows there is still room
for "pioneering" in Morrow coun
ty if you are in the spirit the
McDoles are now.
AT THE HOSPITAL
Admitted during the week
Mrs. William Morgan, Monu
ment; Marion Olson, Heppner;
Mrs. Corda Saling (died).
In the maternity ward A baby
girl, 8 pounds three ounces, born
May 3 to Mr. and Mrs. L. L.
A 7 pounds two ounces boy
born May 8 to Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Prock, Heppner.
A baby girl, 8 pounds nine oun
ces, born May 8 to Mr. and Mrs.
William Nichols, Lexington.
Discharged Mrs. Bessie Stro-
ders, Hermiston; Marion Olson,
Heppner, Mrs. William Morgan,
Monument, Sam Esteb, lone.
the gas tank undoubtedly was
broken loose when the plane first
struck and this accounted for
the motor conking out and leav
ing the pilot with only enough
gas in the carburetor to lift the
machine on the ground.
Pilots around the field knew
they were about to witness a tra
gedy when they saw the plane
come in over the field at.such a
low altitude, that is, they knew
something would happen if there
was any attempt to loop or do
other stunts. Orvine cutsionn,
who in his Stinson was carry
ing passengers at the time, wit
nessed the accident from aloft.
Although shaken by what he
saw, Cutsforth continued flying
throughout the afternoon, carry
ing passengers and participating
in the events, as did other pilots
participating in the shaw.
Payne, known to his buddies
as "Penny", leaves a wife and
two children at Klamath Falls.
The body was shipped there for
burial services today.
This was the second fatal ac
cident in the county within a
period of eight days, R. Ste
phens and Mrs. Betty Groves fi
guring in the first crash Sun
day, April 29.
Doris Schaffer Weds
John R. Clerf In
The marriage of Miss Doris
Schaffer, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Schaffer and John R.
Clerf was solemnized at 4 o'clock
Sunday afternoon, May 6 at All
Saints Memorial Episcopal church
before a large concouise of rela
tives and friends. Rev. Eric O.
Robathan of the Church of the
Redeemer of Pendleton officiated
and Mrs. Elvon L. Tull played
the wedding music.
The bride entered upon the arm
of her father. She was gowned
in white slipper satin en train,
with fingertip veil held in place
by a halo of seed pearls. She car
ried a white prayer book and
a shower bouquet of pink rose
buds and lilies of the valley
Attending as maid of honor
was Miss Suzanne Lieuallen, of
Pendleton, cousin of the bride.
She wore a lilac gown of lace and
taffta. She carried a nosegay.
The bridesmaids included Miss
Joan Hisler, Mrs. Eugene Hall
and the groom's sister, Miss
Helen Clerf. Their dresses were
of yellow lace and taffeta. They
also carried nosegays.
Serving his brother as best
man was Howard Clerf while the
ushers were the bride's brother,
Jack Schaffer and Harry Cottle.
Roy Krouskop also of Kittitas
A reception was held in the
parish house following the cere
mony. Mrs. C. L. Lienallen served
the cake, Mrs. Jack Hynd Jr. and
Mrs. Herbert Hynd poured. Oth
ers assisting were Mrs. A. C. Ball,
Mrs. Clarence Johnson, Mrs.
Frnk Lieuallen, the Misses Ei
leen Ball, Irma Jean Tuttle, Lil
lian Hubbard and Francine His
ler For traveling Mrs. Clerf chose
a Skipper blue suit with blue
and white accessories and the
pink rose bud corsage from her
bouquet. After a honeymoon in
California the young couple will
be at home at Kittitas, Wash,
where the groom is engaged in
ranching with his father.
The bride has grown to young
womanhood in Morrow county.
Following her graduation from
high school she worked for a
short time in Heppner and then
entered St. Anthony's school of
nursing from which she was
graduated in 1950. Mr. Clerf is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. John G.
Clerf. He is a graduate of Wash
ington State college, Class of
Services Held For
Harley W. Fraters, 7
Services were held at 2:30 p
m. Wednesday from the Phelps
Funeral Home chapel for Harley
William Fraters, 7, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Fraters, former
ly of Heppner and now of Stan
field. Rev. J. Palmer Sorlien was
in charge and interment was in
the Heppner Masonic cemetery,
Harley lost his life by drown
ing in an irrigation canal near
the homo place at Stanfield. He
and another little boy were play
ing on a bridge Saturday eve
ning when he fell in the water
He was born April 8, 1944 in Hep.
pner. Ho was in the first grade
of the Slanfield school.
Mrs. Mabel Burkenbine is at
home following a major surgery
Monday morning at St. Anthony's
hospital in Pendleton. She is re
covering nicely, she reports.
LITTLE MOTHER GRIEVES
FOR LOST SLEEPING DOLL
One nf the visitors at the Home
Makers festival held in Heppner
April 30 was Mrs. Lrma pauee
nf Condon. She was accompanied
by her small daughter who was
entrusted to the care oi tne nur
sery conducted that day for the
relief of mothers who wished to
attend the festival unhampered
by their offsprings. When the
festival was over and tne Kiaaies
were gathered up in preparation
for the journey, home, Mrs. Pat
tee failed to make a complete
checkup on her daughter's belong
ings, a fact that was brought
forcibly to her mind upon their
arrival at home.
Sadness prevails in the house
of Pattee in Condon, for the little
girl's most cherished possession,
a sleeping doll with rubberized
arms and legs, eyes that open
and close, was left behind. The
finder will bring great joy to the
little mother's heart by sending
the dolly home.
Mrs, Maud Hayden
Victim of Heart
Attack Sunday P M
Victim of a heart attack, Mrs.
Maud Hayden passed away
about 7 o'clock p. m. Sunday at
the residence of her son Marion
at Gale and Church streets. She
took ill in the middle of the day
but rejected suggestions from
her son that he call a physician.
She took to her bed in the af
ternoon thinking that a rest
would help regain her strength
In the meantime her son worked
around the place and in the
evening prepared a lunch for
himself as his mother was sleep
ing. Having finished hits meal he
went to his mother's room and
found her breathing her last.
Services are being held at the
Methodist church this afternoon
with the pastor, Rev. J. Palmer
Sorlien, officiating, Arrange
ments are in charge of the Phelps
Funeral Home. - Following the
service at the church the casket
will be taken to the cemetery at
Haystack for interment beside
the grave of her husband, the
ate George Hayden, who passed
away March 17, 1940.
Maud Carsner, daughter of
Warren and Margarette Carsner,
was born April 6, 1878 near Mt.
Vernon, Grant county. At the
age of eight she moved with her
parents to the Kahler Basin near
Spray. She was married to George
Hayden, December 24, 1900 and
to this union were born four
children, two girls who died in
infancy and one boy who passed
at the age of five years. Her son
Marion, with whom she made
her home, remains to mourn her
passing, as do other relatives
and a host of friends.
Mrs. Hayden had been a resi
dent of Heppner since 1944. She
was a member of the Rebekahs,
Ruth Chapter No. 32, Order of
the Eastern Star, Heppner, and
the Womans Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist church.
SOROPTIMIISTS BRIEFED IN
SCOPE OF OBJECTIVES
In order that the new mem
bers might become further in
formed and to refresh the minds
of older members, Mrs. W. O.
George gave a concise and com
prehensive talk on Soroptimism
at the luncheon meeting of the
Soroptimist club of Heppner this
noon. Dwelling briefly on many
points, Mrs. George quickly ex
plained whys and wherefors of
this world-wide organization of
which the Heppner club is a
small but none-the-less integral
part. Starting her talk on the In
ternational level, then bringing
it down through the regional to
the local level the entire scope
Arrangements were complet
ed at this time for the annual
tea for the girls of the graduat
ing class and their mothers on
May 21) at the home of Miss Leta
Humphreys. Invitations will be
in the mail early next week.
BOOKWORMS HEAR AUTHOR
OF "FIGHTING SHEEPMAN"
It isn't often that a book re
view is given by the author but
that happened in HeppnerTues
day evening when Ray Palmer
Tracy of Condon told the Book
worms about his latest novel
"The Fighting Sheepman," and
reviewed his own life.
Tracy was a guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Parrish at dinner. Mrs.
Parrish was billed to give the
book review and she thought it
would be a real treat as well as
a pleasant surprise to the other
members of the club to have the
author hi mself tell how he came
to write the story.
Mrs. Ted Smith was hostess for
the meeting and served light re
freshments after the program
Heppner Gets In
Win Column By
Two Home Runs
On Kinzua Fieies
A "grand slam" bases loaded
home run by Catcher Don Ball
in the fourth inning broke up a
tight pitchers' duel between Joe
Hendricks of Kinzua and Doug
Drake of Heppner in a game
which Heppner won quite handi
ly at Kinzua Sunday afternoon.
Both pitchers, up until the fateful
fourth, pitched scoreless ball.
After Ball's long swat, which
easily cleared the long left field
fence, Heppner, aided by anoth
er long home run hit by Pitcher
Doug Drake, continued the hit
ting spree by adding four more
runs before the contest was over
and the final score read 8-2 in
the visitors' favor.
'Sandy" Sanders, Heppner left
fielder, with three hits in four
to bat, and Ball with two for
four, paced the Heppner nine-hit
Hendricks showed the local
batters a fine fast-ball curve and
change of pace, but Heppner was
not to be denied this Sunday af
ter losing three close games on
Drake allowed -seven scattered
hits and showed excellent con
trol in walking only one runner,
and was continuously ahead of
the batters in balls and strikes.
May 13 finds the Condon nine
furnishing the opposition for
Heppner when the two collide
for the first time this season on
the local field. Game time: 2:30
Playing for Heppner Sunday:
Whitbeck, ss; Rietmann, 2b: En-
gleman, cf; Schwab, lb; Berg
strom, 3b Sanders, If; Ball, c;
Drake, p; Gabler, rf; Rippee re
placed Gabler in the eighth; Riet
mann batted for Sanders in the
Supper, Court Of
At Heppner May 16
A big night for Boy Scouts of
the district has been scheduled
by the Blue Mountain Council
for Wednesday, May 16 at the
Legion hall in Heppner. Open
ing with a pot luck supper at 6:30
p. m., there will be a district
Court of Honor and a district
The program for the evening
will open with invocation by Rev.
Palmer Sorlien. Introductions
and explanation of district oper
ation the district committee,
Hollis Bull, chairman; the com
missioners and unit leaders.
Bruce Mercer, district commis
Hollis Bull will introduce and
then turn the' meeting over to
Rev. Sorlien for the district Court
Opening, presentation of flag,
and introductions, Rev. Sorlien,
Troop 61 of Heppner, and Ten-
derloot Investiture ceremony.
Troop 81, Condon, Vance Shearer
in charge. Second class awards,
Joe Worlien, neighborhood com
missioner, Kinzua; first class
awards, C. L. Cummines. vice
district chairman, Arlington;
merit badges, Howard Raab,
troop committeeman, Kinzua;
star rank, Bruce Mercer, Condon.
Closing statement, announce
ments, retire the colors by Troop
61, Heppner, Rev. Sorlien in
Plans Completed For
Poppy Day Sales
Memorial poppies to be worn
in honor of America's war dead
will be offered to everyone in
Heppner on May 25 and 26, Pop
py dates under plans completed
at a meeting of the Heppner unit
of the American Legion auxili
ary held recently.
The poppies, made of red crepe
paper by disabled veterans of
both World Wars at Portland,
Roseburg and Medford will be
distributed on the streets both
days by auxiliary volunteers
working under the direction of
Mrs. Harry O'Donnell Jr. chair
man. Contributions for the Am
erican Legion and auxiliarv re
habilitation and child welfare
funds will be received by the
This office acknowledges a
pleasant chat with Ray Palmer
Tracy of Condon Tuesday after
noon. In the course of the visit
it developed that the author and
the editor had roamed the cam
pus of Oregon Agricultural col
lege at the same time. Tracy was
manager ot tne college band on
its initial tour and was likewise
manager for the glee club in
which he sang a lusty bass. The
editor played in the band and
sang in the glee club at that
Plans Style Show
At the regular meeting of the
American Legion auxiliary Tues.
day evening plans were made
for the annual tea and style
show to be held Saturday, May
26 at 8 p. m. at the Legion hall.
Mrs. Paul Brown is chairman of
the style show this year.
The next meeting will be held
at 8 p. m. Tuesday, May 15. All
members are asked to be on hand
at this meeting. The members
made poppy corsages to be on
sale May 25-26, annual Poppy
Corda Saling Lived
68 Years of Her Life
In Morrow County
Another Morrow county pio
neer's name was entered upon
the pages of history when Mrs.
Corda Saling passed away Sat
urday, May 5, at the Pioneer Me
morial hospital in Heppner. Mrs.
Saling was taken to the hospi
tal May 4 suffering from a heart
attack and family and friends
were not prepared for the news
which came Saturday.
Services were held at 2 o'clock
p. m. Monday from the Methodist
church. The pastor, Rev. J. Pal
mer Sorlien, officiated and the
Phelps Funeral Home had charge
of arrangements. Interment was
in the Heppner Masonic ceme
tery. Born May 6, 1877 at Myron,
Mo., Corda Bell Warren came to
Morrow county in 1883. The fam
ily first located in the Eight Mile
Allen Wright Saling in 1894. They
located in Hardman in 190b and
community. She was married to
in 1932 settled in Heppner where
for many years Mrs. Saling op
erated a maternity home. Mr
Saling passed away about four
She leaves to mourn her pass
ing a brother, John Warren of
Walla Walla; five children, Ethel
Booher, Boise, Idaho; Earl Sa
ling, Salem; Marion Saling, Pen
dleton; Violet McDonald, Pendle
ton; Mary Scott, Stanfield and
Ellis Saling, Heppner; a grand
daughter, Marie Johnson of Port-
l land whom she raised from in
fancy; 11 other grandchildren,
one great granddaughter and two
great great grandchildren, be
sides a host of friends.
Lovely Blue Birds
The Lovely Blue Birds enter
tained their mothers at a tea
held at the home of Mrs. James
Thomson on Wednesday after
noon, May 9.
The girls entertained their mo
Wish, singing two songs "Listen
thers by saying the Blue Bird
to the Blue Birds" and "Morning
Song." They also danced the Ho-key-Pokey,
at which time Mrs.
Paul Jones took movies of the
girls as they were in action. Mrs.
Thomson took still pictures of
the girls and their guests and
these will be added to their scrap
books. The girls presented their
mothers with beautiful little pots
of plants of ranunculus and pink
snap dragons. They had painted
the pots green, and were also
decorated with pink bows
Mothers present were Mrs.
Clarence Brown, Mrs. Mike Sa
ling, Mrs. Paul Jones, Mrs. Ever
ett Keithley, Mrs. Mildrer Tuck
er Cox, Mrs. Stephen Thompson,
Mrs. Jack Van Winkle, Mrs. Ro
bert Wagner, Mrs. Lewis Wetzel
Mrs. William Cunningham and
Mrs. Glenn Parsons.
The committees for the tea
were: pianist, Mary Emma Ev
ans; greeting mothers at the
door, Julia McGough, Mary Eve
lyn Tucker; pouring, Sandra
Jones, Mary Kay Slocum; ar
ranging nowers and chairs in
dining room, Sharon Keithley,
Doris Morris; tea table, Francine
Moyer, Janet Thompson, Bernice
Thomson, Karen Depuy; games,
Shirley Van Winkle, Judy Par
sons, Janice Wetzel and Sheryl
Harris; carrying dishes to kit
chen, Janice Brown and Rogena
Leaders are Mrs. James G.
Thomson and Mrs. Howard
Mrs. Harold Scritsmier was hon
ored Friday evening by a group
of friends who were entertained
at the home of Mrs. James Far
ley. A gift was presented to Mrs.
Scritsmier who with her family
have take n up their residence in
Portland. That same evening her
mother, Mrs. Ada Cason, was the
honor guest at a party for which
Mrs. Hilma Anderson was the
Rev. and Mrs. E. L. Tull drove
to Canyon City Monday to be on
hand for the ordination of Al
bert Allen to the priesthood Tues
day. They plan to be away a few
days exploring some of the cen
tral Oregon region.
GRANGE WONT SAY "UNCLE"
The state grange won't stay
sunbbed in its fight to abolish
daylight saving time in Oregon.
Last week they got an N. C.
brush off from the august su
preme court. This week they are
back in the Marion county circuit
court to argue a demurrer filed
by the attorney general s office
which seeks to throw their case
out of court.
The case brought by the grange
and others against Governor Mc
Kay seeks to revoke his procla
mation ofdaylight time. The case
hinges on whether the governor
has authority to proclaim day
light time before all four border
ing states had moved their clocks
PROBE PLAN ILLEGAL
A resolution adopted by the
senate in its closing hours at
tempted to create an interim
committee to investigate certain
state institutions during the next
biennium. This week Attorney
General George Neuner held the
committee being a mere agency
of the body that created it, dies
with the body itself, unless it is
continued by law. He said it was
not within the power of either
senate or house to separately en
act a law or pass a resolution
having force and effect of a law.
The resolution carried an ap
propriation of $5,000.
Members of the Oregon com
mission on interstate cooperation
were appointed yesterday by the
governor, senate president and
speaker of the house. The gover
nor's appointees are State Utili
ties Commissioner George H.
Flagg, Budget Director Harry
Dorman and State Engineer
Charles Strickland, all of Salem.
The president of the senate ap
pointed Senators Eugene Marsh,
McMinnville; Robert ... Holmes,
Gearhart, and Sam Coon, Keat
ing. The speaker selected Repre
sentatives Carl Francis, Dayton;
Francis Ziegler, Corvallis, and
Ray Coulter, Grants Pass.
YWCA YOUTH LEGISLATURE
Because of the delayed ad
journment of the regular Oregon
legislature the postponed YWCA
Youth Legislature will be held in
the senate and house chambers
at the Capitol May 11 and 12.
Youth legislators numbering
161 from 75 Hi-Y andTri Hi-Y
clubs will bring a "bill book"
containing 50 legislative propos
als. LEGISLATIVE RECORDS
A complete record of the legis
lative joint ways and means
work covering the late session
has been prepared for its mem
beis. This is the first time such a
compilation Has been made. The
record shows the vote on all ap
propriation proposals and reports
of sub committees.
Copies of the record will be fil
ed with the governor, secretary of
state, budget director and state
Although the late legislature
did not comply very closely wtih
suggestions made by Governor
McKay in his biennial message
he commended them for hard
work though he was disappoint
ed that they did not supply a suf
ficient tax program instead of a
He reserved comment on their
only tax creating measure the
cigarette tax that drew tobacco
retailers to Salem with referen
dum plans before the session was
Of the 15 proposals the gover
nor made only three were fully
complied with. The state civil de
fense agency was given $379,000;
local governments were authoriz
ed to put employees under social
security and the state forest in
sect control program was contin
ued. He asked for a long range pro
gram of emergency building for
state institutions including a re
$7,500,000 program was approved
formatory for sex criminals. A
with the state board of higher ed
ucation getting the major share
for the University of Oregon.
The governor's proposal that
elimination of the federal Income
tax deduction from state returns
should be made was bypassed
His request for reapportionment
of senators and representatives
from the counties was tossed into
the interim committee bag,
to be opened in 195J.
Mrs. S. H. Shannon was taken
seriously ill early this week but
at last report is slowly improv
ing and hopes are held by her
family for her ultimate recovery.
Keith McMurdo of Pocatello,
Ida. is visiting at the home of
his brother, Dr. A. D. McMurdo.
lone Farm House
Scene of Tragedy
Slain; Identity of
Charles R. (Jack) Marple, 56,
is dead, his wife, Nellie, is in the
Pioneer Memorial hospital suf
fering from severe shock, and
Walter Corley Sr. is being held in
the Morrow county jail as a ma
terial witness as the result of a
shooting which occurred at the
Marple home one mile west of
lone some time Tuesday evening.
Up to the time of going to
press, officers investigating the
case were mum regarding any
evidence they might have un
earthed and about all that has
been released is contained in a
statement given the press by the
coroner, Dr. A. D. McMurdo.
Facts that revealed themselves
to the officers and the coroner
were about as follows: Marple
evidently was standing at the
kitchen sink when someone ap
proached the open door to the
outside and fired point blank at
him with a high powered .32 cal
iber rifle. The bullet struck the
victim's right arm and disinte
grated. The arm was broken and
fragments of shell pierced his
chest and shoulders. The coroner
said Marple did not bleed pro
fusely but indicated that the
shell fragments could have sever
ed arteries and caused inward
bleeding. However, he believes
the blow on the arm was suffi
cient to. cause death.
The tragedy was reported by
Mrs. Marple, who stated that she
was in bed all evening and it
must have been the report from
the gun that aroused her. She
entered the kitchen and found
her husband crumpled on the
floor. She then went to a neigh
bor's house and called the of
ficers. A brief search by the officers
located the rifle in Corley's car
and he was brought to the coun
ty jail pending an investigation
of the case. Corley was said to
have been drinking and was un
aware that he was in trouble.
When he awoke Wednesday
morning he inquired of A. J.
Chaffee, who was doing some
cleaning up in the jail, "What
am I in here for?"
Charles Ray Marple was born
March 2, 1895 in Pendleton. He
was a veteran of World War I
and was a marine engineer by
trade. The Marples had been liv
ing at lone for five years. He is
survived by his wife, four sis
ters, Loula Whettintiller, in Wis
consin, Margaret Price, Velma
Boone and Velora Baldwin, all of
Portland and a brother, R. L.
Marple, Houston, Texas.
MRS. CHARLES HUSTON
PASSES AT ALBANY
Word of the death of Mrs.
Charles Huston, former resident
of Morrow county, was received
by relatives here Tuesday. Mrs.
Huston died at Albany at 9 a.
m. Tuesday from a heart attack
induced by other ailments. She
had been an invalid for more
than a year.
Mrs.Huston was a half sister
of Mrs. C. N. Jones, who, with
Mr. Jones has gone to Albany for
the funeral. She also was the
grandmother of Norman Griffin
4-H Council Sets
Date For Big Dance
The county 4-H council has
chosen May 18 for a dance to be
given at the Legion hall in lone
to raise funds to help defray the
expenses of Ronald Baker's trip
to Washington D. C. this summer.
The council feels it is a privi
lege to do this, inasmuch as this
is the first time a youth from
this part of the state has been
designated for this honor. The
Union Pacific railroad defrays
two-thirds of the expense and the
sponsoring 4-H council is privi
leged to supply the balance of the
Mrs. Lennie Louden and Mrs.
Sophrona Thompson spent a
couple of days last week in Wal
la Walla at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Webb Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ruggles and
daughter Connie, Mrs. Willard
Warren and Mrs. W. C. Collins
were in Portland the fore part
of the week on business.
This office was too busy last
week welcoming Tommy Allen
to mention his return to the fold.
He arrived Monday evening, Ap
ril 30 and was right on deck
Tuesday morning knocking out
job work and straightening up
the shop. Tom spent three months
in southern California and felt
it was safe to return north by
the first of May, since he had
heard of no bad snow storms ot
other unfavorable weather reports.