Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, January 29, 1981, Page FOUR, Image 4

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    FOl'R-Tht Heppner Gaxftte-Tlmes, Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, January 29, 1981
In its own way Heppner Joined the parade of communities
honoring the freed hostages last week on Presidential
Inauguration Day with flags flying up and down Main
Street. Never have so many yards of yellow ribbon been
displayed everywhere, including those tied up by the Boy
Scouts here. Although it was not actually a cause for such
community recognition, Jan. 20, just happened to be ex-judge
Paul W. Jones' 70th birthday.
Last Thursday I was fortunate to ride along to Pendleton
and back with friends. We went past the North Lexington
Elevator where the wheat had been piled so high, but where
the ground is swept clean now. We saw acres of next
summer's wheat looking so beautiful in their green glory.
Everyone is hoping that this will turn into another great
wheat year, although many are worrying because of the lack
of snow in our mountains.
Last week's G-T announced that a sign language class is
being .off ered here through Blue Mountain Community
College for five weeks now. Perhaps those of us with fading
hearing can learn how to cope with our problem by attending.
Next Saturday, Jan. 31. will be a big day in lone when the
grand opening of the new branch of the Bank of Eastern
Oregon is celebrated from 2 to 5 p.m. Last Wednesday Helen
Martin showed several trays of her good colored slides to the
senior citizens after their dinner. She had good pictures of
various steps taken in the building of this fine, modem bank
building. '
A bright spot in my past week was a surprise telephone call
from a last-year Heppner graduate. Lela Breidenbach, from
Boise. She is very happy and is doing good work as a student
at business college there. Her big excitement is that she
plans to marry a fellow student next summer in Boise. By
that time her fiance, Ron Peterson, may be working as an
accountant. Lela said she hopes to bring him to Heppner with
her sometime this spring so that he can meet some of her
friends here.
What a beautiful day came to our area last Sunday-blue
skies, a few white clouds and lots of bright sunshine to which
our eyes had become unaccustomed during the recent weeks
of grey fog. The thermometer on my front porch registered
about 52 in the middle of the afternoon. I suppose some avid
sports fans hardly noticed the weather, however, as their
attentions were on the Super Bowl football game down south.
' A letter from a couple in Alaska who are wishing to
relocate in a small town in Oregon or Washington came
asking for information about Heppner. If they could be sent a
picture taken in the glory of last Sunday's sunshine, they
might rush here. The man who wrote says he has worked as a
logger and welder and that his wife is a R.N. They must know
that Heppner has a hospital and logging industry. They will
be receiving this newspaper for a month now so that they can
learn more about the community.
Last fall I asked for and received the assignment to write
"Sifting Through the Times." Doing this writing is so
interesting for me. I have only lived in Morrow County since
1966, but I am really very interested in filling in my
understanding of many things that happened before I
arrived. When I settle down in the G-T office to sift through
the copies of historic papers, I really get so involved in the
interesting stories I find that it is often hard for me to try to
limit my copying of the old accounts. Sometimes I would like
to repeat all of what I think is so interesting, but of course,
space is limited, and I understand that not everyone is as
interested in the past as I am.
Last week I was starting to copy news from the issues of
February, 1931, I came across several stories about
preparations for the Washington Bicentennial. (George
Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland
County, Virginia, and all of the United States planned to
celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth.) Although I was
aimost through high school at that time, I somehow don't
remember the Washington Bicentennial.
Several G-T news stories tell that the national Washington
Bicentennial chairman was urging that in each community
across the nation trees should be planted to mark the
anniversary. (I wondered if the tree planting idea was based
on the little take about young George chopping down that
cherry tree.) The national goal was set to plant 10,000,000
trees. A committee in Heppner met and deliberated about
where the special-occasion trees should be planted. After
much discussion it was determined that they should be
planted near the artisian well.
; A little quick research informed me that the fine well up on
Willow Creek was then only a few years old. It had replaced a
well at the old power and water company site where the town
swimming pool is now. The newsstory telling of the planned
celebration and of the many local committees involved urged
everyone to plan ahead to come to the well site to take part in
the ceremonies.
I vividly recall the preparations and events which took
place here in 1976 at the time of our National Bicentennial.
Now I am wondering how many residents still remember
that tree planting of the year 1932 when Washington's
Bicentennial was celebrated up on Willow Creek?
Sometimes we think we will never forget certain events,
yet they do become dim as time passes. How long will we
remember January 20, 1981, when our Iranian-held hostages
were freed after 444 days of imprisonment and when the
nation's 40th president was inaugurated?
Is The Time To Spray!!
For Spraying Use:
Justine Weatherford )
'Sifting through the TIMESf
Wallula cut-off is coming in
a year: delegates to a Walla
Walla meeting were told of the
route's progress, Plans are to
spend $165,000 in the State of
Washington of the road this
Doric Lodge No. 20, Knights
of Pythias, will honor four
25-year members of the order
by the presentation of veter
an's jewels at an open
meeting of the lodge Tuesday
evening. Feb. 17. A full
program featured with a
supper is being arranged by
the entertainment committee,
headed by Dr. C. W. Barr, for
the enjoyment of the Knights
and their invited guests.
The Heppner Gazette-Times
received official notification
Monday of its selection as the
best weekly newspaper pub
lished in Oregon in 1930, from
a field of weekly newspapers
entered in a contest sponsored
by Oregon Chapter of Sigma
Delta Chi. national honorary
journalism fraternity at the
state press conference held in
Eugene last weekend. The
telegram of notification was
signed by the University of
Oregon School of Journalism's
Dean Eric W. Allen.
Launching of a general wool
and lamb campaign in Ore
gon, starting Feb. 1, is
announced by Mrs. W. P.
Mahoney, who has been in
Portland this week arranging
details for extensive use of the
radio and store window dis
plays in that city. This
campaign is undertaken as a
part of the work of the
women's auxiliary of the
Oregon Woolgrower's associa
tion, of which Mrs. Mahoney is
president, in an attempt to get
people to eat more lamg and
use more wool.
A Thomson Bros, grocery ad
offers : No. 1 size can of Alaska
pink salmon, 12 cents; bag of
seedless raisins. 29 cents;
shaker salt, plain or iodized. 9
cents; 4-sewed enamel handle
kitchen brooms, 39 cents
each; toilet tissue. 4 large
rolls. 25 cents; coffee, 40 cents
a can.
County rates third in bond
sales during 1955. The two
counties out-selling Morrow
were Sherman and Harney.
Support was given to the
Boardman area on Monday by
the Chamber of Commerce in
its effort to interest the Air
Force in establishing an Air
Interceptor Command base on
the Boardman Bombing Ran
ge. The chamber passed a
resolution which will be sent to
congressmen and senators
asking that the site be
The men of All Saints'
Episcopal Church will put on
an all-men's supper Tuesday
evening at the parish house
with the men of the church
preparing and serving the
meal. The supper is open to
the public.
Cooks will be Jack Bedford,
Harold Johnston, Allen Case
and George Little. Other
committee members are:
headwaiter, W.C. Rosewall;
chief dishwasher, Alex Thom
pson; gate. Robert Ferrell;
ticket sales, LaVerne Van
Marter; waiters, Lowell
Gribble, Jack Loyd, Frank
Anderson, Phil Gunderson,
Bob Jones, Earl Gilliam,
Walter Wright and Bill Bar
ratt; the greeting committee
will consist of Dr. A. D.
McMurdo; and the publicity
committee. Bob Penland.
Ixxington High has just
presented the play "Aaron
Slick from Pumpkin Creek."
Those in the cast were Donald
Hunt, Dexter Miles. Hugo
Leyva. Inez O'Neal, Pat
Steagall, Maureen Groves,
Sue Laney, Gerry Messenger,
Beverly Baker, George Her
mann, Cherry Grey, Barbara
Steagall and Hoyt Laney.
Others involved were; stage
manager. James Laney; as
sistants to the director, Mike
Patrick, Gerry Nessenger,
Lee Cornilson; advertising,
Laddie Henderson, Hank
Pointer; business managers,
Karl Beach, and Barbara
Steagall; costumes. Cherry
Grey: dressing. Nancy
Wright: makeup, Joan Pat
rick: properties, Vern Nolan
and Keith Peck; electricians.
Larry Henderson and Paul
Breeding: sound technician.
Dora Sue Davidson. The
director was Nola Coval. Te
cast held a party after the
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duced as a new member of the
Morrow County Planning
Commission at the courthouse
mnnday night. Dorris Graves.
Roy Lindstrom and Fritz
Cutsforth have been re-appointed
to the commission for
another term,
An awards dinner for em
ployees of Eastern Oregon
tagging Company, Kinzua
Corporation, was held Jan. 17
at Kinzua. The dinner was
held to honor construction
employees and their wives for
having no lost-time accidents
during a three-year period.
"The City of Heppner now
has enough water to serve
2.5(H) residents, or until 1995. if
the population increases at the
rate predicted one percent
annual growth," said City
Engineer Steve Anderson,
speaking before the Chamber
of Commerce on Monday.
The Morrow Count v Mental
Health Clinic had a federal
site visit on Jan. 21 hv Elsie Ho
and Charlotte Markel. They
were here to insure that the
clinic is providing services
required under their grant-in-aid.
The basketball scene wasn't
too bright nt Heppner High in
Jan. U)7. The Weston
McEwen Tiger-Scots defeated
the Mustangs. 74 to (53, The
Pilot Rock Rockets were
winners hy Wi to 57 in Pilot
Phil Bowman is the new
manager of the Jordan Ele
vator Company. He replaces
Paul Pettyjohn who has been
manager for the past 33 years.
Bowman previously worked
for the Condon Grain Grow
ers. Soroptimists
initiate five
new members
Fivo nren business women
were initiated into the Hepp
ner Sofoplimist Club in a noon
meelini! Jan. 15
Initinted in" n ceremony
conducted hv Marion Abranis
were .lo.in McDonald. Vi
WilL-ers, Pat Hvatt. April
Svkii and Chrislv l.nvcren
JN.E. Oregon
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The Northeast Oregon Cer
eals Conference. sponsored by
the Umatilla. Morrow and
Union Counties Wheat Grow
ers Association . and OSl!
Extension Service and Ihe
Oregon Wheal Growers
1 cniMie has been scheduled for
February 3.4. and 5 a! the Red
Linn Indian Hills nf Pendleton.
Pre registration for the con
ference is required. A regis
tration fee of $:to will cover
AP WAF . rtg&fi
conference expenses and one
meal each day.
Willow Creek
C.C. to meeting
Willow Creek Country Club
will hold its annual meeting
Thursday, January 21), at 7:'M)
p.m. in the Columbia Hasin
Hoard Room.
Purpose of the meeting will
he to review the budget, meet
new officers and award
trophies and prizes for the 19110
season. All golfers are ineour
aged to attend.
Jan. 29, 1981
Phone No, 422-7254 lone