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Heppner, OregonThursday, May 17, 1951
Volume 68, Number 9
Humbles Condon in
First in Many,
Many Long Years
Heppner, since 1903, has al
ways been referred to the town
that was washed out by a ter
rible flash storm. That was on
June 14, about 5 o'clock in the
Something less momentous but
in the minds of those interested
almost as historic, particularly
in sports, happened on the Ro
deo grounds Sunday, May 13. A
Heppner town baseball team de
feated a similar aggregation
from Condon. Mark that date on
your calendar and put it away
for future reference, for some
time in the future it might so
happen that history will repeat
and you will want to be inform
ed as to the exact date when it
The pay-off is that Condon's
ace hurler, the "Great Tom
Burns" is credited with losing
the game. Ironically, Burns for
Condon and Doug Drake for
Heppner were relief pitchers Sun.
day. Drake came on in the sixth
and pulled the game out of the
fire, while Burns took over in the
fifth and gave up the winning
Whitbeck started on the mound
for Heppner and pitched four-hit
ball for the first five innings,
but was caught up with in the
sixth and gave up three more
hits and four runs. Drake came
on at this spot with the bases
loaded, two outs, and coolly for
ced the next batter to "pop up"
and end the inning, thus pulling
Heppner out of a bad hole.
Carl Schwab doubled in the
8th inning by lining a long drive
into deep left center field, which
later proved to be the deciding
hit and run.
Heppner's hits, which totaled
14, were divided among the team
as each member hit safely dur
ing the game and blasted out
the base knocks. Heppner pitch
ers gave up a total of 10 hits in
achieving the victory and there
by extended the team's victory
string to two straights.
Next Sunday the local squad
will travel to Mt. Vernon to battle
the Panthers in their own lair.
Adopts Keep Oregon
Green Ed. Program
Tourist and travelers using
Oregon highways this summer
will get a constant warning
about forest fire dangers from an
unusual source, according to Al
bert Wiesendangor, secretary of
Keep Oregon Green.
The Oregon State Highway
commission's 900 cars and trucks
will each one carry a special
"scotch lite" reflector-type spec
ial Keep Oregon Green license
"This cooperation from the
State Highway Engineer R. H.
Baldock and his fine staff," said
Wiosendanger, "will prevent
many forest fires this summer.
We are grateful for this special
assiistance. These license plates
will be a constant reminder to
newcomers to our state as well
as our own citizens."
More than 90 percent of all
forest fires start within 100 yards
of a main traveled highway, Wie
sendangor pointed out. The more
we are able to warn automobile
drivers of fire dangers the less
fires we will have, he said.
"We are undertaking a hard
hitting campaign this summer,"
the Keep Oregon Green leader
stated, "to get car smokers to be
more careful. Last year we had
far too many smoker fires. Ash
trays are made to use and we
hope we can convince the car
smoker in 1,000 who flips his
cigarette into roadside grass,
what a danger he is creating."
"Get the habit use your ash
tray," Wiesendangor said, "is a
slogan we'd like to see adopted
by every automobile driver in
ALL SAINTS MEMORIAL
Holy Communion 8 a. m.
Church School 9:45.
Morning Prayer and sermon
11 a. m.
Holy Communion 10 a. m.
Mr. Parsons Goes
Receive an Award
In the movies, "Mr. Smith"
went to Washington, but here in
Heppner in real life it is Mr.
Parsons goes to Washington.
And along with Mr. Parsons went
Mrs. Parsons for an enjoyable
transcontinental trip to the na
tional capital. Object: For Glenn
Paroons, ranger of the Heppner
district of the Umatilla National
Forest the past three years, to
receive a Superior Service award
for outstanding accomplishment
in the field of forest adminis
The award, which is the high
est honor to be bestowed upon
a department of agriculture em
ployee, was presented by the sec
retary of agriculture at the Syl
van Theater in Washington Me
morial Park, Washington, D. C.
Tuesday, May 15.
Mr. and Mrs. Parsons left from
Pendleton following a farewell
dinner at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. O. Gjertson Friday eve
ning. A delegation composed of
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Keeling, Mr.
and Mrs. W. G. Wright and son
Jim, and Wayne West drove to
Pendleton to see them off.
Three Local Boys
Attain Eagle Rank,
Three Heppner boys, Terry
Thompson, Wesley Marlatt and
Jim Green, were awarded the
Eagle Rank, highest award in
held at the American Legion hall
Wednesday evening. According
to Scout officials this is an un
usual circumstance, even in the
laTger centers and certainly a
rare occasion in a town the size
Star rank was given Jerry Hag
uewood, Nelson Connor and Ste
phen Green; merit badge to
Wesley Marlatt in citizenshipp,
hiking and signaling. These boys
are all from troop 61, Heppner.
' Second class rating was award
ed to Ralph Marlatt and Dee Bai
ley of troop 61 and to Billy Dyer
Jimmy Butler and Harold Amons,
troop 81, Condon.
Tenderfoot badges went to Ed
gar Adams, Vern Evans, Frank
Bettencourt, Dewey Kennedy,
John Kirkpatrick and Billy Ron
deau, troop 81, Condon.
Over 150 persons were present
at the potluck dinner and to par
ticipate in the ceremonies.
Jack Edmondson presented the
second class awards, Jack Bailey
the first class and Paul Jones the
merit badges. Judge Garnet Bar
ratt conducted the Eagle rank
Jack Longi Blue Mountain
Council executive, announced
coming events, including sum
mer activities and the summer
camp. G. H. Dodson of The Pic
ture Shop took several pictures
of the assemblage.
SOROPTIMISTS HEAR FINE
DISCOURSE ON MOTHERS
Using the beautiful Bible story
of Rebecca for the inspiration of
her talk on "Mothers" at Sorop
timist club of Heppner today,
Mrs. Joseph Hughes then carried
her interesting and inspirational
discussion on to Elizabeth, moth
er of John; Mary, mother of Je
sus. Then forward to Revolution
ary days to the mothers of the
men who signed the Declaration
of Independence and the framers
of the Constitution, the mothers
of presidents and other great
Mention of Mrs. Henry Roe
Cloud, Oregon mother of 1950 and
the pleasure we as a state ex
perienced when Mrs. Roe Cloud
was selected as American mo
ther of 1950. Mrs. Hughes closed
her talk with a few words about
Mrs. Florence King van Etten Bo
linger, Hood River, Oregon's
1951 mother, and Dr. Mary T.
Martin Sloop, 1951 American
mother. Dr. Sloop has earned
much distinction for herself by
her work with under-privileged
mountain children. '
The club will entertain the
senior girls and their mothers at
tea Sunday afternoon from 3 to
5 at the home of Miss Leta Hum
phreys. The individual members of the
SoroptimiBt club of Heppner
pledge $5 each year towards the
scholarships which the club
presents to an outstanding senior
girl and for a 4-H summer
school attendant. These are an
nual gifts and the money is earn-
Do We Need a
While the condition of this private sewer has been improved since this picture was taken several
weeks ago, it is but one of many throughout the town that supply the best argument that can be
produced for a municipal sewer system. The feeling is growing that the sewer system should be
first among any contemplated municipal improvements, and that if a bond issue can't be author
teed some other method of financing should be looked into. "
Final Rites Fort.
R. Marple Held in
Charge of Murder
Walter Ray Corley
Final rites for Charles Ray
Marple, victim of shooting at his
home west of lone the night of
May 8, were held at 10 a. m. Mon
day from the Folsom Funeral
home in Pendleton.
Any new developments com
ing from investigations by the
officers have not been made pub
lic to date. The main portion of
the bullet which caused Marple's
death was located in the tip of
his shoulder. This, with another
bullet taken from the gun sup
posed to be the one used in the
slaying was sent to a ballistics
expert in Portland.
Walter Ray Corley, lodged in
the county jail on a charge of
driving on a public highway
while drunk, was recommitted to
jail on May 9 after a charge of
murder was filed against him by
County Attorney Bradley D. Fan
chcr. He is being held without
In reporting the case last week
this newspaper made it appear
that Dr. A. D. McMurdo had de
finitely identified the killer. This
was purely unintentional as he
stated a gun was found in Cor
ley's car, which did not neces
sarily mean it was THE gun.
'Puff And 'Van' In
A Montana blizzard, a late one
such as visited the Rocky moun
tain region early this month,
isn't something to be passed off
lightly. That's the opinion of Ed
ward "Puff Rice and La Verne
Van Mart or Sr. who experienced
six days of waiting in a mount
ain cabin for highway equipment
to arrive and clear the road.
The two Heppner men were
cruising in the vicinity of Rimini,
Mont, when the storm broke.
They were fortunate to get into
a well -stocked cabin and had
nothing to worry about if the
storm didn't last too long.
Van Marter was displaying a
piece of ore picked up in the vi
cinity where L. E. Dick Sr. is
mining. It is rich in lead, has
some gold and silver and is
Mas. Anna Q. Thomson has
returned to Heppner after spend
ing a year or so with her child
ren in California and Washing
ton. Property interests brought
her back at this time.
ed in diverse ways aside from
the member's classification. The
methods ais disclosed at the club
installation party in June are
both amusing and amazing at
Tri-County WeGther Research Annual Meet
To Feature Dr. Krick and Other Scientists
An opportunity to meet Dr. Ir
ving P. Krick, leading scientist in
the experiment to produce more
rainfall, will be given people of
the region on the occasion of the
annual meeting of the Tri-County
Weather Research at Condon
on June 7. Dr. Krick and other
scientists will be there, announc
es Ralph Crum, lone, president
of the organization.
Crum advises those interested
in the project to bring their ques
tions to the meeting and fire
them directly at Dr. Krick. "Here
is the place to say that you do or
Poppy Day Plans
Plans for the annual Poppy
Day campaign were completed at
a meeting held by the Legion
auxiliary Tuesday evening. Sales
dates are May 25 and 26.
Publicity for the event was gi
ven further impetus by distribu
tion of window cards throughout
town advertising the memorial
Style Show 21st
The annual style show pre
sented by the Legion auxiliary
will be an event of Monday,
May 21. The show will be held
at the Legion hall in Heppner,
opening at 8 p. m.
Fashions both old and new will
Adults will be charged a nom
inal sum which will cover ad
mission to the show and a share
of the refreshments.
The Rosewall Motor company
has generously offered free taxi
service to all needing that kind
of service. Call 1492 for taxi.
FRED LUCAS BETTER
Word comes from .Seattle that
Fred Lucas is slowly recovering
from his recent illness and hopes
are held that he can be removed
soon to the temporary family res
idence at South Bend.
William Maness paid a short
visit to Heppner the latter part
of the week. He is now in the
Merchant Marine and having a
five-day leave decided to come
here for a looksee at the old
James Willard Hylton of Board
man is being held in the county
jail on a charge of attempted
break and entry. A Boardman
eating house is the complainant.
Lacking $1,000 bail Hylton was
lodged in jail.
SCHOOL ELECTION TODAY
The annual budget election of
the Rural School District is in
progress this afternoon. Results
will be published in the next
County Clerk C. W. Barlow took
off for a few days visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil War
ner at Eugene. Mrs. Barlow pro
ceded him some time earlier and
they will return home the end
of the week,
do not want the program. One
year's operation is not enough to
get all the answers," Crum said.
He also declared that the cost is
less than one-half cent per acre
or just ice cream money for the
kids, if everyone pays his share.
According to Crum, this is just
a normal year with a scientific
rain program that doubled the
normal rainfall. No floods. No
wash. All went into the ground
Roads are better than ever. Pros
pects for crop are good. No dam
age complaints. "Let's Keep Ore
gon Green," he concluded.
To Meet Monday
A meeting of the Morrow Coun
ty Hunters and Anglers club will
be' held at 8 p. m. Modnay, May
21 at the Legion hall in lone.
At this time the annual crow
and magpie contest will be dis
cussed. The contest will end June 30.
Prizes have been posted by bus
iness houses of the county and
these will be featured in a win
dow display at the Thomson Bros,
AT THE HOSPITAL ....
In and out patients at the Pio
neer Memorial hospital during
the week included Jim Sumner,
medical, Heppner; Gary Harsh
man, medical, Monument; Gail
Potter, orthopedic, Condon.
Other patiente recieved during
the week were Archie Ball, med
ical, Heppner; Robert Tovey, me
dical, Spray; Mike Mixtachi
Kinzua, out patient; Mrs. Eliza
beth Davis, Kinzua, minor sur
gery; Mrs. Bernice Lott, Lexing
ton, minor surgery; W. O. Dix, '
medical patient; Mrs. Hattie Mc
Clung, Fossil, medical; Mrs. Le
ta Ledbetter, Heppner, medical;
Joseph White, Cecil, medical;
Mrs. Juanita Mastsey, Heppner
Dismissed Mrs. Lloyd Moyer,
Clark Stephens, Mrs. Wayne
Prock and baby, George David
son, all Heppner; Mrs. L. L. How
ton and baby, lone.
Birth To Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Wright, Heppner, May 15, a 6
pound, 11 ounce boy. I
SQUARE DANCE AT
IONE FRIDAY NIGHT
Don't forget the square dance
at the lone American Legion hall
Friday evening (May 18). You'll
miss a good time and overlook an
opportunity to help the 4-H club
council in a special project If you
do not attend.
RESTING IN HOSPITAL
County Assessor W. O. Dix is a
patient at Pioneer Memorial hos
pital where he will remain for
time resting and taking treat
ment. The strain of work in con
nection with his office, particu
larly the field work, has worn
him out and a complete rest for
awhile has been prescribed.
Connor Cousins To
Clatter Cleats at
There's nothing like keeping
the good things within the fam
ily circle, or it would seem that
that is the belief of the Connor
families living in Heppner. And
it is a commendable trait of this
family that they do their best
when afforded the opportunity.
So it is with two of the Con
nor cousins, Gary, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Connor and Wen
dell, youngest of the Frank Con
nor family of small but mighty
athletes. These two lads may
have had a trip planned to Cor
vallis this week-end when they
went to La Grande Saturday to
participate in the Eastern Ore-j
gon track meet but they knew
they had to make good In the
district meet or plan to stay
home. The result was that Gary
placed second in the pole vault
and Wendeir placed second In
his specialty, the broad jump.
They are on their way to Cor
vallis to participate in the state
track meet May 18-19.
Bill Hughes, the other Hepp
ner entry in the La Grande meet,
ran sixth in his event, which was
out of contention for the Cor
Mrs. Linsdey Dies
Tuesday at Pioneer
Mrs. Mildred Lindsey of lone
died Wednesday morning at the
Pioneer Memorial hospital in
Heppner following an illness of
several weeks. Her death follow
ed that of her husband, the late
Frank Lindsey, by seven weeks.
Mrs. Lindsey was a native Or-
rgonian, born at Lafayette July
26, 1875. She was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Sampson,
early settlers of the Willamette
Services will be held at 2:30
o'clock p. m. Saturday from the
lone Co-operative church, with
the pastor, Rev. A. Shirley, offic
iating and the Phelps Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements,
Interment will be in the I.O.O.F.
cemetery at lone.
Bands Add Color
To Merchant Event
Entertainment pleasing to both
the eye and the ear has been pro
vided the past week at the Ap'
preciation Days program on Sat'
urday afternoons by the lone and
Heppner school bands. The young
musicians, resplendent in their
Colorful uniforms make an at
tractive picture, whether march
ing or at ease.
To those who have been fol
lowing the bands there is noti
ceable improvement in musician,
ship as well as In street march
There is but one comment to
make and that is that the bands
should be seen and heard often
er on the main thoroughfares.
LENA TO FETE WRANGLERS
The Wranglers, Morrow coun
ty riding club, will be entertain
ed at Lena Sunday by HInton
and Butter creeks members.
There will be a potluck lunch
at noon followed by a program
which will be open to the public,
starting at 1 o'clock.
DANCE RECEIPTS GIVEN
TO HOSPITAL LAWN FUND
Receipts from the dance spon
sored by the American Legion
post of Heppner and given in con
nection with the air show held at
Lexington airport May 6 were
turned over to the Pioneer Me
morial hospital for use in devel
oping the landscaping of the
Presentation of the fund was
made in a brief ceremonial Sat
urday afternoon during the Ap
preciation Days program, when
Jack Edmondson, commander of
Post No. 87, handed the check to
John Earnsdorff, manager of the
FARM BUREAU MEETS
AT IONE MAY 28
The Morrow county farm bu
reau will meet at 8 p. m. Monday
May 28 at the Willows grange
hall in lone. A speaker will dis
cuss the advance of Communism
in the United States. There will
also be a film on new methods
Henry (Dub) Aiken Jr. has
been rehired to teach in the
Prineville system and has sign
ed a contract.
School Days Just
About Over For
Kids of County
Open Activities of -Commencement
School days for the young
people of Morrow county are Just
about over, with most of the
schools preparing to close by the
end of next week. Exams and
class activities have been crowd
ing one upon the other In the
rush to get everything done be
fore school is declared officially
Baccalaureate services mark
the beginnig of commencement
week and in Heppner they will
be held at the school auditorium
at 8 p. m. Sunday. Rev. Francis
McCormack will deliver the ser
mon and musical numbers will
be provided by the school music
department under the direction
of Robert Collins.
Commencement exercises for
the class of 1951 of Heppner high
school will be held at 8 p. m.
Friday, May 25 in the school au
ditorium. Vergil S. Fogdall, dean
of students at Lewis and Clark
College, Portland, will be the
Twenty seniors will receive
their diplomas. These include Ei
lene Ball, Mary Gunderson, Pa
tricia Healy, Delores Keenan,
Juanita Matteson, Marlene Por
terfield, Connie Ruggles, Darlene
Wayne, Betty Wells, Grace Wil
son, Joanne Wilson, Clyde Al
stott, Malaki Campbell Bob Cun
ningham, Orville Cutsforth, Mar
ion Green, Lyle Peck, Melvin Pi
per, Jerry Settles and Phil Smith.
8TH GRADE HAS 29
Graduation exercises for the
1951 eighth grade class will be
held at 7:45 p. m. Wednesday.
May 23 at the school auditorium.
At the conclusion of this program
j.1 j i i ai i. f : 1 1 .
uHll crathor at th All Saints T.nla.
copal parish house where the mo
thers are sponsoring a party and
Sally Palmer is valedictorian
and Richard Kononen salutator
jan of the 1951 class.
The class Includes Nancy Ball,
Darlene Baker, Darlene Brannon,
Patricia Davis, Frances Duran,
Jean Marie Graham, Mary Ruth
Green, Clarice Hastings, Rita
Keenan, Sally Palmer, Sharon
Rill, Margaret Wightman, Patri
cia Wright, Clara Lippert, Fran
ces Marlatt, Neil Beamer, Forrest
Burkenbine, Johnny Brosnan, Oli
ver Devin, Bobby Lee Grabill,
Raymond Gonty, Jerry Lee Hag-
uewood, Jimmy Hayes, Lyle Jen
sen, Richard Kononen, Ralph
Marlatt, Larry Monahan, Jack
Monagle and Peter Slocum.
Down Boardman way the bac
calaureate services for the sen
iors will be held at 8 p.m . Sun
day in the Boardman Community
church. Miss Jean Scott and
Wanda Needles will give the ser
vice and there will be special
music by the choir.
Graduation exercises will be
at 8 p. m. Thursday in the school
auditorium. Dr. Josepph Galser,
head of political science at East
ern Oregon College of Education,
will be the speaker. Emsley Ro
gers Is the class valedictorian
and Keith TannehiU the saluta
torian. Legion Auxiliary
Election of officers for the en
suing year was the order of bus-
iness at the regular meeting of
the group at Legion hall Tues
Mrs. William Heath was nam
ed president; Mrs. James Healy,
first vice president; Mrs. Her
man Wallace, second vice pres
ident; Mrs. Carl Vincent, secretary-treasurer;
Mrs. James Dris
coll, sengeant at arms; and Mrs.
Douglas Drake, historian.
On the executive committee
are Mrs. Kemp Dick, Mrs. Wil
liam Labhart and Mrs. Harry
Installation will be held Tues
day evening, May 22, with a no
hostess supper, in the banquet
room of O'Donnell's cafe at 7
p. m., at which time Mrs. Cecil
Thorne, district No. 6 president,
will honor the group with her
Although still an ill man, Har
lan MeCurdy Sr. is reported slow
ly improving. He still can have