i O'OU HISTORICAL Sor,ETy - " " - i . u h 'J V P 0 r- T L A v . n r $3.00 Per Year; Singie Copies 10c Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, May 24, 1951 Volume 68, Number 10 taper atte 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 merce. 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. o MRS. CRESWICK INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF P-TA 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 class. o Mrs. Marv Van Stevens was a business visitor in The Dalles a few days this week. Saturday Bride 7W-V- 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 groom. 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 Years". 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 hair. . Following a honeymoon at an undisclosed destination, Mr. and Mrs. Griffith will be at home at Morgan where he is engaged in ranching. 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 Troutdale. 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 visit. The next meeting of the club will be a sack lunch, Thursday, May 31 at the Crawford home. Mrs. Maud Caswell will be guest speaker. 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. o 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 daughter. Mr. Alfred was a member of Heppner lodge No. 358, B.P.O.E. o . 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 Breeding. 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 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 cemetery. REDEDICATION SERVICE AT METHODIST CHURCH 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 donated. 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 b ' ' i r. u j U'A i ft 1 . " If " 40 vk 1 . 4t i &L 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 By FLOSSIE COATS 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 NO CASE AGAINST HYLTON In a preliminary hearing be fore Justice J. O. Hager Tuesday morning the state could not prove sufficient evidence to hold James 41ST ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT, HEPPNER HIGH SCHOOL, MAY 25, 1951 PROGRAM PROCESSIONAL "Pomp and Circumstance" INVOCATION Rev. R. J. McKowen "Memory Lane" .... ADDRESS Dr. Vergil S. Fogdall Dean of Students, Lewis and Clark College "Allegro from the Wind Trio" PRESENTATION OF CLASS James Vanover, Vice Principal, High School PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS Harold Becket, Chairman, Board of Education SALUTATORY Marion Green VALEDICTORY Mary Gunderson Voluntary AWARDS Leonard L. Pate Superintendent Heppner Schools BENEDICTION Rov. R. J. McKowen RECESSIONAL "romp and Chivalry" - School Band Anniversary rfr " 12 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 award 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 Studer. 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 counties. 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, announced. 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 poppies. 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. o 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. o STORES TO CLOSE MAY 30 DECORATION DAY 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.