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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, May 24, 1951
Volume 68, Number 10
Farm Practices In
County Slated For
Inspection Monday
Annual Field Tour
Program Set By
Extension Service
Farmers of the county and tech.
nicians of the Production Market
Administration, extension service
and the soil conservation service
will gather at the O. W. Cutsforth
ranch north of Lexington at 9:30
Monday . morning as the start
ing point for the annual better
farming practices and conserva
tion tour held annually in Mor
row county. Busses have been ar
ranged for through the Heppner
schools to transport the specta
tors to the many stops and dem
onstrations arranged for during
the day, including the noon
luncheon which is being spon
sored by the Heppner chamber of
The first stop will be made at
a summerfallow field of the Nel
son Brothers near Lexington
where a demonstrative applica
tion of anhydrous ammonia, the
"wonder-gas" fertilizer, will be
applied. This fertilizerwill be ap
plied to several small acreages
throughout the county for dem
onstration purposes. Application
was arranged for through the
Pendleton Grain Growers.
At approximately 1:30 the
group will pass land leveling and
seeding operations of Laurence
and Kenneth Palmer enroute to
the Bernard J. Doherty ranch in
Black Horse where seedings of
crested wheatgrass and alfalfa,
and Yellow-Blossom sweet clover
for hay will be viewed. Enroute
to Mankin-Bunch ranch they will
note dryland grass seedings with
Dempster drill on Newt OHarra's
ranch near Lexington, and rotat
ed grazing of alfalfa and grass
on the Archie Munkers ranch.
Dryland seeding of Intermediate
Wheatgrass sod waterways will
be seen at the Mankin-Bunch
ranch. They will then pass the
Paul Brown ranch where Primar
Slender Wheatgrass for seed pro
duction and grain and crested
wheatgross in alternate rows on
a blow area will be observed. At
noon the group will be joined
at the Rhea Creek grange hall
by the Heppner chamber of com
merce, sponsor of the luncheon.
In the afternoon the W. W.
Bcchdolt ranch near Hardman
last year's choice for Conserva
tion man for the Year, the Frank
Anderson ranch in Eightmile
where fertilizer demonstration
plots and wheat nurseries are
spotted, the Mankin-Bunch ranch
in Eightmile, 1951 sweet clover
seeding in alternate rows of
wheat at the Elmer Palmer ranch
strip cropping of grain and grass
for seed production, and the
Woodruff Way ranch where strip
cropping, alternate rows of sweet
clover and wheat, sweet clover
for green manure, and wheat
seeded with deep-furrow drill
will be on the schedule. Each
bus will have at least one per
son acquainted with farm prac
tices which will be discussed
along the tour. This should pro
vide information for worthwhile
discussion of practices the far
mers will see throughout the
day, Agent Anderson points out.
Mrs. Oliver Creswick was in
stalled as president of the Hepp
ner P-TA for the ensuing year at
the final meeting of the group
May 9. Others inducted at the
same time were Harvey Wilhite,
vice president; Mrs. Carl McDan
iel, secretary, and Mrs. Lewis
Cason, treasurer. Mrs. Lucy Rod
gers was the installing officer.
Mr. and Mrs. Creswick reported
on teh state convention at Sea
side. The program was a style show
put on by Mrs. Juett's home eco
nomics girls. Some 30 girls mod
eled play clothes, street dresses,
party and evening frock., suits
and lounging wear. The stage
was beautifully decorated in a
garden setting. Mrs, Ethel Adams
loaned an arch which was dec
orated with wild rosebush shrub
bery and paper red roses made
by some of Mrs. Juett's girls. Mr.
and Mrs. James Farley loaned
two of their lawn lounging chairs.
Mrs. Adams was in charge of the
program. During the style show
appropriate music was played by
Patty Peck. Narrator for the girls
was Eleanor Kice. Mrs. Lucy Pe
terson sang two numbers accom
panied by Mrs. Charles Ruggles,
and Janet Wightman played a
piano solo,
Refreshments of home made
cookies and ice cream were serv
ed by the mothers of the senior
Mrs. Marv Van Stevens was a
business visitor in The Dalles a
few days this week.
Saturday Bride
Photo by The Picture Shop
Lorene Mitchell And
George Griffith United
In Church Ceremony
In a setting of pink and yel
low snapdragons, fern and light
ed tapers, Lorene Adele Mitchell,
daughter of Mrs. Dorris E. Mit
chell and the late Mr. Mitchell,
was united in marriage to George
G. Griffith, son of Mrs. Elmer
Griffith and the late Mr. Griffith,
in a double ring ceremony Sat
urday morning, May 19. The rites
were performed by Rev. Joe Jew
ett of Baker in the Church of
Christ and were witnessed by
the relatives of the bride and
The bride, given in marriage
by her grandfather, Henry Mit
chell of Joseph, was radiant in
a white slipper satin gown made
by her mother. Her fingertip veil
of illusion was held in place by
a lace and pearl tiara. With this
Miss Mitchell carried a shower
bouquet of Stephanotis centered
with a corsage of tiny McCready
rosebuds atop her white Testa
ment. Mrs. Orville Lund, Beaverton,
was her cousin's matron of hon
or and wore powder blue moire
with matching mits and carried
a variegated carnation nosegay.
Her cap was fashioned from
white daisies.
Preceding the ceremony Miss
Cecelia Parker of Hood River,
young cousin of the bride, light
ed the candles, bhe was dressed
in ankle-length yellow taffeta
and wore an orchid in her hair.
The groom was attended by
Robert Hoskins of lone as best
man. Ushers were Tom Huston
and Don Peterson, both of lone.
Mrs. J. O. Turner presided at
the organ and played many
beautiful numbers preceding the
ceremony and accompanied Mrs.
Fred Hoskins Jr. who sang O
Promise Me" and "Through the
Mrs. Mitchell wore a dusty
pink bolero suit with a corsage
of white Ophelia roses. Mrs. Grif
fith, mother of the groom, wore a
midnight blue dress with corsage
of Rapture roses.
Following the church ceremony
a reception followed at the
ranch home of Mr. and Mrs. F.
S. Parker, grandparents of the
bride. After the newly weds had
cut and eaten the traditional
first piece of wedding cake, Mrs.
J. W. Howk, aunt of the groom,
continued cutting and serving.
Mrs. Roy Lindstrom, sister of the
groom paured the coffee and
Claralee Justice of Portland and
Lois Howk of Troutdale, cousins
of the bridal pair, served the
punch. Another very young cou
sin of the bride, Miss Marianne
Parker, Pendleton, had charge of
the guest book. Miss Marianne
wore ankle length orchid satin
and had an orchid in her auburn
. Following a honeymoon at an
undisclosed destination, Mr. and
Mrs. Griffith will be at home at
Morgan where he is engaged in
Out of town guests include the
following: Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Mitchell, Joseph Oregon; Mr. and
Mrs. Orville Lund, Beaverton;
Claralee Justus, Portland; Mr.
and Mrs. Vawter Parker, Cecelia
and Bucky, Hood River; Mr. and
Mrs. John Parker, Jay, Marianne,
Tony and Gregory, Pendleton;
Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Miss
Mary Cunningham, Post Falls,
Ida.; Lynn Goodall, Spokane;
Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Howk
and daughter Miss Lois Howk of
Mrs. Rodgers Gives
Comprehensive Talk
On Legislative Acts
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers gave a
comprehensive report of the 119
days and better than 1000 bills,
passed and unpassed, of the 1951
Oregon legislative assembly, at
the regular meeting of the Sorop
timist Club of Heppner today-,
Mrs. Rodgers is legislative com
mittee chairman for the club.
Mr. Smith of the audiometric
division of the state board of
health, was a guest of the club.
He was in Heppner on an official
The next meeting of the club
will be a sack lunch, Thursday,
May 31 at the Crawford home.
Mrs. Maud Caswell will be guest
On Friday evening, June 1 at
7:00 o'clock there will be formal
installation of officers in the din
ing room at O'Donnell's Cafe. At
this time Mrs. Alice Dowell Jones,
Portland, past director of the
Northwestern Region will be pre
sent to preside over the formal
installation ceremonies. Invita
tions have been extended to oth
er Soroptimist clubs in the area
and it is hoped many will be able
to accept.
About 50 called at the home of
Miss Leta Humphreys last Sun
day afternoon when the club ho
nored the senior girls and their
mothers at a tea. Miss Sally Cohn
entertained with several whist
ling solos and Miss Nancy Adams
and Miss Eleanor Rice delighted
the group with piano solos.
Frank C. Alfred
Passes at Fort Bliss,
Texas Army Camp
News of the death of Lt. Col.
Frank C. Alfred was conveyed in
a letter received by P. W. Maho
ney from Mrs. Alfred the first of
the week. He passed away Sun
day, May 13, at Fort Bliss, El Paso
Texas and was accorded a full
military funeral at the fort on
May 17, with burial in the Fort
Bliss National Cemetery.
A native of Iowa, where he was
born in the town of Manila on
January 28, 1903, Mr. Alfred
spent much of his life in Oregon.
The family lived at Silverton and
Frank graduated from the Wil
lamette university school of law.
He was a member of the Oregon
National Guard before coming to
Heppner to serve as Morrow
county district attorney, and in
1940 resigned that post to join
his company which was reactiva
ted in September and emerged as
a unit of the 41st division. He saw
23 months service overseas, much
of that time in China. Returning
at Heppner for a short time but
to civilian life he again located
the call of service with the arm
ed forces won out and he joined
the regular army. He moved his
family to the east coast and was
later transferred to Fort Bliss.
Surviving are his wife and
Mr. Alfred was a member of
Heppner lodge No. 358, B.P.O.E.
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Heppner Athletes
Capture Awards At
State Track Meet
Gary and Wendell Connor, ac
companied by Coach Hal Whit
beck, motored to Corvallis to at
tend the state track meet May 18
19. Both boys were strong in their
events and brought home a me
dallion as proof of their exploits.
Gary placed second in the pole
vault and tied for fifth in the
high jump. Wendell placed fifth
in 'the broad jump with a leap of
19 feet nine and one-half inches,
to tie the school record which was
previously held by Bob Bennett.
Coach Whitbeck states that this
meet was tops as far as opposi
tion was concerned and the com
petition was keener than in pre
vious years. He also stated that
the meet produced some of Ore
gon's outstanding athletes and
he was able to view some excep
tional track stars.
Heppner Townies
Meet Spray Sunday
Heppner Townies will take on
the Spray nine here at 2 p. m.
Sunday on Rodeo Field. The
strength of the visitors is not ex
actly known to the local squad
but if they perform like some of
the other teams from the interior
country the Townies will have to
strut their stuff.
Davville took the measure of
the Townies last Sunday in a
game played there. Whitbeck
was absent from the lineup and
Drake had to assume the brunt
of the hurling. The boys are
working to get the full strength
of the squad into action against
Spray and look forward to again
breaking into the win column.
Delegates To 4-H
Summer School
Chosen by Council
Recently the two 4-H club coun
cils of north and south Morrow
county met to choose 4-H mem
bers to attend the 1951 session of
4-H summer school at Oregon
State June 12-22.
Special classes are offered in
camp counseling, recreation lead,
ership, band, livestock class for
girls and swimming instructions
to the delegates attending sum
mer school.
A quota of 30 club members
was given to Morrow county.
Those chosen from the north end
of the county are Nancy Gray
beal, Carmen Wilson, Dorothy
Hinkley, Jeannie Califf, Ruth
Shade and alternates Janet Ste
phens, Evonne Huwe and Sylvia
Boylan, Irrigon. Boardman Ca
rol Hamilton, Sharon Fussell,
Marie Potts, Gracia Ann Veele,
Donald Gillespie, and alternates
Charlotte Graham, Ross Cassidy
and Peter Cassidy.
Chosen from the south end of
the county were: Heppner Peg
gy Wightman, Johanne Wilson,
John Brosnan, Ronald Currin,
Deane Graves, Jimmie Hayes,
Sally Palmer, Terry Thompson,
Joe Privett, Reita Graves, Elea
nor Rice, Nancy Ferguson and
Sharon Rill, with alternates, Pat
sy Wright, Jimmy Wightman,
Sharon Becket, and Jean Marie
Graham. lone Duane Baker,
Dorothy Dobyns, Janet Howton,
Shirley McCabe with alternates,
Richard Ekstrom and Milcolm
McKinney. Lexington Patricia
Peck, Evonne Breeding, Clara
Griffith, with alternate, Joan
The county will be canvassed
for contributions of scholarships
to sponsor these members. Those
first contributing were the clubs
of John and Doris Graves, Sorop
timist Club of Heppner, Charles
Ruggles, Heppner Gazette Times
and Morrow County Grain Grow-
Budget For Rural
School District
Draws Small Vote
A comparatively small number
of voters turned out May 17 to
pass on the Rural School District
budget. A total of 313 votes was
cast, which is considered typical
if not representative.
According to figures compiled
by Henry Tetz superintendent,
the districts voted as follows:
1CJ, Heppner, Yes 46, No 25; 10,
Irrigon, 47 and 0; 12, Lexington,
34 and 0; Boardman, 99 and 11;
35, lone, 6 and 10; 5, Morgan, 0
and 4; 19, Rood Canyon, 4 and 0;
23, Devine, 7 and 3; 40, Hardman,
0 and 3; 41, Sand Hollow, 4 and 0.
Florence Fay Chandler, 42, died
at her home on Rt. F, Box 305,
Noti, May 11, 1951. She was born
October 14, 1908 in Lexington
and was married to Roy E. Chan
dler April 17, 1927, in Heppner.
Survivors include her husband;
twin children, Albert Roy and
Alberta Fay of Noti, a daughter,
Mrs. Evonne Kimball of Eugene;
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Gam
mell of Veneta; grandmother,
Mrs. Emma Gammell of Salem;
three brothers, Floyd, and Eldon,
Veneta, and Edwin, Junction City;
three sisters, Mrs. Lee Pearson,
Tacoma, Mrs. Harold Stevens,
Hardman, and Mrs. John DeMoss,
Moro, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at
the Poole Larson chapel May 14
with Rev. James Cornett officiat
ing. Interment was in West Lawn
The Methodist church will have
a rededication service at 11 a. m.
Sunday. Dr. J. M. Adams, district
superintendent, will be in charge
of the dedication and preach the
morning sermon.
The church has been entirely
remodeled and painted, new pul
pit and new altar have been
built with black walnut grown in
Heppner. New finish has also
been put on. All work has been
done without cost, the cost would
have been about $5,000 if all
work and material had not been
A potluck dinner will be serv
ed at 12 noon. Everyone is wel
come to the service and dinner
This is also the annual meeting
of the church and closes the
church year. Rev. J. Palmer Sor
lien is completing his fifth year
in the Heppner church.
Mrs. Harold E. Stevens motored
to Moro to join Mr. and Mrs.
John E. DeMoss for the remain
der of the trip to Eugene to at
tend the funeral of their sister,
Msr. Florence Chandler.
Observe 50th Wedding
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Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hirl celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
May 6 at their home in Hermiston.
A potluck dinner was served on the lawn of their home with about
125 guests present,
Members of the family present included: Daughters, Mrs. Rose
Francis, Heppner; Mrs. Mary Hale, Hermiston, and Susan Hirl,
Pendleton. Two sons, William Reddy, Pendleton, and Charles
Hfrl, Hermiston; grandchildren Juanita Proctor and Margaret Hale
both of Hermiston, and Francine Francis, Dorothy French and Ray
mond French of Heppner, and two great grandchildren, Karen and
Verina French of Heppner. Two grandsons, Joe French who at
tends the University of Oregon, and Philip Hirl of Toledo, were
unable to attend.
Mr., and Mrs. Hirl were both born in County Donegal, Ireland in
the year 1869. They were married in the year 1901 in the old St
Patrick's church in Heppner, Bishop Christie of Portland perform
ing the ceremony.
All the years of their married life were spent on' the ranch in the
Lena district east of Heppner until they moved to Hermiston In
1949, where they bought a house and small acreage.
Photo Courtesy Lyons Photo St udio, Hermiston.
Boardman Students Win Honor
To State, Glory
Approximately 6000 high school
students in the United States en
tered the national commercial
contest this spring. Four from
Boardman high entered in the
bookkeeping contest. They were
Emsley Rogers, Grace Miller, De
lores Zivney and Joyce Cram,
each placing. Emsley received
the highest score in ths state of
Oregon and placed 21st in the
United States. Grace Miller plac
In a preliminary hearing be
fore Justice J. O. Hager Tuesday
morning the state could not prove
sufficient evidence to hold James
SCHOOL, MAY 25, 1951
"Pomp and Circumstance"
Rev. R. J. McKowen
"Memory Lane" ....
Dr. Vergil S. Fogdall
Dean of Students, Lewis and Clark College
"Allegro from the Wind Trio"
James Vanover, Vice Principal, High School
Harold Becket, Chairman, Board of Education
Marion Green
Mary Gunderson
Leonard L. Pate
Superintendent Heppner Schools
Rov. R. J. McKowen
"romp and Chivalry" - School Band
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to Themselves
ed second and Joyce Cram third
each winning a national award,
Delores Zivney placed sixth in
the state but was a few points
short to qualify for the national
Oregon rated in sixth place
due to the high score of Emsley
Rogers. This is an honor for a
school as small as Boardman and
much credit is due the book
keeping instructor Mrs. Ruth
W. Hylton to the circuit court.
Hylton was arrested on a charge
of break and entry in a building
but there appeared too little evi
dence against him and Justice
Hager released him from custody.
School Band
Girls Chorus
Clarinet Trio
Brass Sextet
Dr. Krick Invited .
To Explain Cloud
Seeding Program
Evaluation of
Results to Date
To Be Explained
Dr. Irving P. Krick will be in
vited to explain the cloud seeding
program now underway in Gil
liam, Morrow and Sherman coun
ties at the annual meeting of Tri
County Weather Research in Con
don June 7, directors of Trl-Coun-ty
announced following a meet
ing in Condon Friday. Krick is
head of the Water Resources De
velopment Corporation which is
under contract with Tri-County
to seed clouds in the three
Bob Beaumont, O. S. C. experi
ment station meteorologist, will
be asked to explain procedures
being used ta evaluate the ex
periment. The Oregon Wheat
commission is paying the experi
ment station to evaluate results
of the program, and Beaumont
has been assigned the Job. Beau
mont is not expected to complete
evaluation until late summer.
Members at the annual meet
ing will discuss the desirability
of continuing the experiment for
another year. Also directors of
the corporation will be elected
three from each county. Only
members will be allowed to vote,
but everyone is Invited to attend
and sit in on the program, Ernest
Kirsch, corresponding secretary,
A payment of $2,898.43 was
made to Water Resources Devel
opment Corporation for the win
ter (January, February, March)
cloud seeding operations, at the
directors' meeting Payment is
based on per cent of normal rain-
fall and ration of rainfall in Tri
County with 30 weather stations
outside the area as compared to
rations which have occurred dur
ing the past 20 years. Prelimin
ary data from the weather bureau
show Tri-County received 140 per
cent normal rainfall and the ra
tio is one which occurred 60 per
cent of the time the past 20 years.
Payment for the fall months
(October, November, December)
was $5,594.21. Published weather
records are now available for
these months.
The annual meeting will begin
at 10 a. m. Thursday, June 7, in
the Gilliam county courthouse,
Condon. Arrangements are being
made to serve a lunch at noon.
Remember To Buy
Poppy Tomorrow
Poppy Day will again be ob
served in Heppner this Friday
and Saturday under the sponsor
ship of the American Legion aux
iliary. Saleswomen will be on.
the streets Friday afternoon and
all day Saturday distributing
The idea of the poppy as a
memorial flower for World War
dead was inspired by the bloom
ing wild poppies "between the
crosses row on row" in the battle
cemeteries of World War I. The
idea spread spontaneously thru
out the English-speaking world.
The poppy which you will wear
on poppy day is a replica of the
wild European poppy, and these
poppies are made by veterans in
hospitals and convalescent work
rooms throughout the country. So
take one from your American Le
gion Auxiliary and wear it proud
ly as a sign that you remember,
and are grateful.
Commandery Team
From Pendleton
Initiates Class Here
Heppner was headouartrr ; for
a high degree of Masonry Satur
day when the initiatory team of
the Commandery at Pendleton
put a class of candidates through
at the Masonic hall. The work
started before noon and contin
ued throughout the day and well
into the night.
Candidates from both the Hep
pner and Pendleton Royal Arch
chapters received the degrees.
There were 14 from the Heppner
chapter, with one from the Hep
pner lodge, two from lone, one
from Condon and the rest from
the Fossil lodge, including both
Fossil and Kinzua members. The
Pendleton team brought seven
candidates from their lodge.
Heppner business houses, for
the most part, will be closed
May 30 Decoration Day. There
has been no canvass of the busi
ness district to take a cheek on
those that will close or remain
open and the assumption is that
practically all retail establish
ments will not open up Wednes
day morning.