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New Department Aim
Gambling Nets $69,200
County Gets Money
By A. L. LIXDBECK
SALEM. The next legislature
will probably be asked to create a
new State Welfare department to
take over the functions now per
formed by the Board of Control,
Emergency Relief administration,
Child Welfare commission and Pa
This is indicated by a report filed
with Governor Meier's interim com
mittee on public health and wel
fare by a committee of the Ameri
can Public Welfare association
based upon a survey of social con
ditions in Oregon authorized by
senate joint resolution No. 13 of the
The report declares that "wel
fare work is a technical function of
government, requiring trained per
sonnel for its administration" and
recommends creation of the new
department "with power to plan
supervise and direct."
The present set-up for public
welfare work in Oregon is criti
cized in the report as out-moded.
antiquated and entirely inadequate
to the needs of the state.
Should the recommendations con
tained in the report be adopted by
the legislature a new board of sev
en members would be created to
head up welfare work in the state.
This board would be authorized to
employ a director of welfare who in
turn would employ a staff of trained
assistants. The proposed new de
partment would be divided into
three divisions which in turn would
be sub-divided into bureaus of child
welfare, county organization, pub
lic relief, mental hygiene and handicapped.
Need for vesting greater discre
tionary powers in some state board
authorized to invest state funds is
seen here in a situation which finds
the state with approximately $2,
500,000 in cash lying idle in banks
yet compelled to borrow $250,000 to
finance unemployment relief. Un
der an act of the second special
session of 1933 unemployment re
lief financing is limited to liquor
profits and certificates of indebted
ness issued against these profits,
Plans of state officials to invest
some of the state's idle money in
these csrtiflcates, keeping the In
terest in the family, so to speak,
were quashed by an opinion from
Attorney General Van Winkle hold
ing that the certificates did not
qualify for investment of state
funds. In effect the state is now
paying interest for the use of its
own money on which the banks re
fuse to pay the state any interest
because they already have more
money in time deposits than they
know what to do with.
A. H. Averill, state insurance
commissioner, is out with another
warning urging Oregon residents
to beware of unlicensed insurance
companies and associations which
are operating by mail, luring vic
tims with "extravagant promises of
insurance protection." With 511
companies of standing and respon
sibility licensed in the state. Aver
ill declares that there is no need to
take any chances by buying insur
ance from unauthorized companies.
terms for manslaughter. Others to
whom executive clemency has been
granted during the present admin
istration include one under sen
tence for assault with intent to
kill; six for assault with intent to
rob; two for assault with danger
ous weapons; 13 serving terms lor
burglary; eight for forgery; 15 for
larceny; three on liquor charges;
two doing time for obtaining money
under false pretenses; two for re
ceiving stolen property; one for lar
ceny and assault with intent to rob;
one for larceny and arson and 36
Records at the prison show that
Governor Patterson during his
three years in office issued only 25
pardons, only one of which went to
a murderer while Governor Nor
blad who succeeded to the office af
ter Patterson's death pardoned 21
prisoners, including three murder
ers, in his year as the state's exec
utive. Governor Walter M. Pierce
issued a total of 135 pardons and
Governor Olcott liberated only 34
prisoners through his pardoning
The state general fund deficit has
been reduced to $S99.3T4.99 as of
June 30, according to a statement
compiled by auditors in the state
department This is a reduction of
$3,054,658 since December 31, 1932,
when the deficit had attained to an
Checks were mailed out by the
state department this week cover
ing the state's contribution of
$250,000 for November unemeploy
ment relief needs. Allocation of
the fund was determined by the
state relief committee on the basis
of needs in each county. Multno
mah county, received a check for
$88,657.50 or more than one-third
of the total. Apportionment to
other couties included: Clackamas,
$12,110; Columbia, $5,255; Coos,
$7437.50; Gilliam, $910; Hood Riv
er, $2342.50; Jackson, $8627.50; Jo
sephine, $3015; Lincoln, $2595; Mor
row. $1295; Polk. $417.50; Umatilla,
$6395; Union, $4585; Washington,
$7935; Yamhill, $5775.
ing. They, even for the elementary
school, will need to be more broad
ly and more liberally trained than
they are at present. After the re
quired number of years of profes
sional study has been completed a
period of travel should be arranged
for. Oregon students should be ed
ucated in eastern colleges and uni
versities and eastern students could
be advantageously brought to the
western schools for higher educa
tion. Can you think of anything
more narrowing than a girl or boy
graduating from the elementary
school and high school in Heppner,
attending normal school at La
Grande for two years and coming
back to Morrow county to teach?
That boy or girl should be teaching
in a community that is vastly dif
ferent. He should be able to carry
a background of our Oregon and
Morrow county culture to boys and
girls who know nothing about our
social, economic and political prob
lems. 'There will be fewer highly spec
ialized teachers who can teach only
Spanish, chemistry', algebra or Eng
lish and more who will teach sub
jects as related groups, such as
languages, sciences, social studies.
The teacher of the future will also
be a more active influence in deter
mining school policies and in com
The most serious handicap to the
realization of such an educational
program is want of adequate funds.
Our antiquated system of school
revenues and the exploitation of
our schools for political and other
selfish purposes will have to be re
moved before our school systems
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IN SCHOOL SYSTEM
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CHURCH OF CHRIST.
JOEL R. BENTON, Minister
That the gambling instinct is still
very strong among Oregon resi
dents is shown by the annual re
port of the state racing commission
which reveals that $2,768,233 was
paid in through the pari-mutuel
windows at dog and horse races
conducted in Oregon this year. Of
this amount $2,422,209 was returned
to the holders of winning tickets.
The state's cut of percent
amounted to $69,200 and $276,824
went to the promoters of the va
rious race meets. Most of the bet
ting was done at the dog races in
Portland, $2,618,264 being wagered
on the greyhounds while only $149,
969 in bets were placed on the
ponies at the several fairs, includ
ing the state fair, the Multnomah
county fair at Gresham and a nam
ber of county fairs.
Textbooks in only two subjects
health education and high school
chemistry will be up for adoption
when the state textbook commis
sion holds its biennial session here
on November 19.
Twenty-five more patrol cars of
the state police department are be
ing equipped with short-wave ra
dios. This means that all patrol
cars operating west of the Cascades
will now be in constant touch with
headquarters through this modern
medium of communication. Short
wave broadcasting stations are now
being operated by the police bureau
of Portland, Salem and Klamath
Falls and calls from one or the oth
er of these stations can be picked
up by the police cars from almost
any point in western Oregon.
October was the biggest month
from the standpoint of collections
by the Industrial Accident commis
sion since 1929. Contributions to
the workmen's compensation fund
by employers during October to
talled $281,714.29 while employees
paid in a total of $26,874.96, account
ing for 2,687,496 man-days of labor
as compared to 3413,733 man-days
at the peak of prosperity In Sep
The Veterans' Aid commission
also reports a boom In collections
in October, totalling $152,278.18, the
largest amount taken in for a cor
responding month since 1931.
A total of 119 prisoners have been
released from the state peniten-
tiarv here during the past four
years through conditional pardons
granted by Governor Meier. The
list Includes 14 murderers serving
sentences from 25 years to life, four
rapists and six men serving long
integrated around the child's needs,
and abilities. It will place emphasis
on understanding, breadth of view,
appreciation, and participation
rather than on the mastering of
traditional subject matter. Five
years for completing a high school
course will not be too long a time.
The so-called extra curricular ac
tivities will become a part of the
curriculum and every boy and girl
will participate. Physical educa
tion departments will not be con
cerned, primarily, with developing
winning football and basketball
teams. Baseball, track, tennis, vol
ley ball and many other group
games are activities that could be
readily adapted to the first three
years of high school, thus leaving
the more strenuous games of foot
ball and basketball to the last two
years when the boys are stronger
and better developed and more able
to stand the hard knocks and the
strain of these games. The school
day must also be a bit longer in or
der to carry out the future school
program. Not longer for more rec
itations but longer to provide for
the independent use of libraries,
laboratories, and studios, for group
and individual study, for the rec
reational, dramatic, and musical ac
tivities which will be an important
part of the program.
I believe that there will be im
portant changes in the school
plant. Already the square box-like
type of class rooms with rigid rows
of desks screwed to the floor are
looked upon in modern education as
belonging to a past age. The school
house of the future will house a
homogeneous school community
rather than a collection of classes.
Teaching sections will vary in size
as pupil3 are grouped differently.
John who is fifteen years old and
who can build a good and comfort
able dog house or a scooter for his
younger brother or repair an auto
mobile tire but who can't read or
spell or who doesn't know a verb
from a noun, won't be kept in the
sixth grade but he will have the
opportunity of working with a
group of pupils of his own ability.
Perhaps in some instances the
group may be younger than he but
in others he may be working with
pupils who are older, but generally
he will be actively engaged in the
problems that pertain to pupils of
his age and ability. He will be giv
en the opportunity to develop those
skills for which he has capacity.
The traditional report card will also
disappear and the child will no
longer be promoted and demoted
according to fixed standards.
We in this county thought ser
iously this year of adopting a type
of report to parents that said your
child Is doing satisfactory or un
satisfactory work in school.
The future school will not have
finished its responsibility when the
pupil has been graduated. It will
be called upon to aid in the con
tinuous economic and social ad
justments of pupils after they have
left school. It will provide expert
direction of social, educational, and
recreational activities for people of
all ages. The education of parents
in home making, the proper rear
ing of children, and in methods of
cooperation with the school will be
come a responsibility of the school.
This new school of the future will
demand more library facilities.
Even today with our SERA classes
in adult education library facilities
are in great demand. We In our
community should be looking tow
ard and providing for this need.
Why couldn't our county become a
a unit of the Umatilla County Li
brary, the best library In the state
outside of the city of Portland. A
tax levy of sixty-three cents per
person would be all that is required
financially. Sixty-three centg a
picce for 4,000 people is a small
amount of money In comparison to
the advantages it would bring.
Teachers for the new school will
require more and different train-
Bible School - 9:45 a. m.
Morning services - 11 a. m.
C. E. Society 6:30 p. m.
Evening services - 1 :30 p. m.
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday - 7:30 p. m.
Midweek service, Thursday 7 :30 p. m.
On next Sunday morning you are
invited to attend our services of
worship if vou have not a Church
home. Especial attention is to be
given at the morning hour to the
day when the hell of the World War
ended, "ARMISTICE DAY."
The day that was made possible
at such an early date in that ti
tanic struggle because of the men
from this Nation who went to
France and threw themselves into
the thick of it all. And, with the
present shaky and unsettled Euro
pean situation in mind, still the
sermon subject for the morning
hour will be, "The Golden Age."
For the evening service, an evan
gelistic message, "Putting Out
Fires." You are invited to attend
press their appreciation of this, and
they are deeply grateful to the
people of the city for opening their
homes for the entertainment of the
The program was full for each
day's sessions, and every subject
and department was handled by
the speaker and director as set out
therein, there being no substitu
tions. State officers present and
taking an active part in the con
ference were Walter L. Meyers-of
Eugene, state counsellor; Wilma
Eddy, Cascade Locks, state vice
president; Hulda Anderson, La
Grande, state life work recruit su
perintendent; Dr. J. L. McPherson
of La Grande, state evangelism su
perintendent; J u a n i t a Crawford,
Athena, state junior superintend
ent; Doris Lieuallen, Adams, state
young people's superintendent;
Mrs. F. B. Ritchey, Freewater, re
gional vice president Miss Ruth
Gabriel of La Grande was pianist
and Gilpert Kilpak of Portland,
song leader, and the music of the
convention was a prominent fea
At the Sunday afternoon session
the following officers of the union
were installed by Wilma Eddy:
Claude Pevey, president; Juanita
Crawford, vice president; Lois
Hewitt, secretary; Harold Pevey,
treasurer; Thelma Dockweiler, C.
E. World superintendent; Rev.
Hugh McCallum, citizenship super
intendent; Martin Walport, educa
tional superintendent; Pauline
Stoop, efficiency superintendent;
Clarence Planting, evangelism su
perintendent; Kathryn Parker, jun
ior C. E. superintendent; Harold
Gerking, lookout superintendent;
Raymond Koon, missionary super
intendent; Doris Lieuallen, social
superintendent; Irene Beamer, ten
th legion superintendent; Charles
Schatz, society analysis director;
Rev. H. B. Thomas, quiet hour;
Mrs. Effiie Ritchey, executive ad
visor; Rev. J. C. Cornelison and
Rev. A. L. Van Slyke, pastor coun
sellors; Biil Macy, publicity director.
the home of Mrs. Laxton McMur
ray on last Saturday afternoon.
"Morrow County" was the subject
of the afternoon's study. Mrs. Mc
Murray gave an interesting talk on
the early days touching on the In
dians who lived here and their leg
ends and also on the first settle
ments, Indian scares, etc. She also
gave a brief resume of the pioneers
of the county. Mrs. Edward Riet
mann gave a paper on the history
of the schools of the county, giving
Interesting facts of the present as
well as the past. Mrs. H. D. Mc
Curdy told of the natural resources
of the county, telling of attempts
at coal and opal mining as well as
the wheat and stock raising of the
present day. Mrs. Omar Rietmann
gave a history of the various towns
of the county. An interesting col
lection of pictures and articles with
a pioneer story behind them was on
display during the afternoon which
afforded a great deal of interest. A
prize was awarded to Mrs. Alice
McNabb in honor of her being a
resident of the county longer than
anyone else present. Visitors pre
sent were Mrs. I. . Robison, Mrs.
Ralph Harris, Mrs. Cora Bur
roughs, Mrs. Ella Davidson, Mrs.
Alice McNabb, Mrs. Lucy Rodgers,
Mrs. Margaret Rietmann. There
were 18 members present. Host
esses were Mrs. Omar Rietmann,
Mrs. Edw. Rietmann, Mrs. H. D.
McCurdy and Mrs. Laxton McMur
ray. Mrs. Ruth Guilland and sons of
Hermiston, Mrs. Pierson and Mrs.
George Tucker and daughter Max
ine of Echo were week-end guests
in lone, Mrs. Tucker the guest of
Mrs. H. D. McCurdy and Mrs. Guil
land and Mrs. Pierson the guests
of Mrs. Roy Brown.
J. H. Blake of Kinzua has been
a visitor of his son, E. J. Blake,
and his brother, W. J. Blake, for
several days. On last Saturday J.
H. and W. J. Blake in company
with J. O. Kincaid departed for the
mountains in hope of getting an
Pendleton visitors during the past
week were Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Cot
ter and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mankln.
AAA Benefit Checks Add
To Oregon Farm Incomes
Checks covering benefit payments
to farmers cooperating in the wheat
and the corn-hog adjustment pro
grams are now arriving in Oregon
in considerable volume. Bauer,
Union, Umatilla and Washington
counties were the first four to re
ceive the first installment of corn
hog payments, while Polk, Lane,
Gilliam and Morrow were first to
receive the second and third wheat
Wheat growers who participatel
in the program are receiving a
double payment at present, Includ
ing the second and last installment
on the 1933 benefits and the first in
stallment of 20 cents a bushel on
the 1934 program. The checks are
separate but are delivered at the
These benefit payments are neith
er gifts nor subsidies, according to
Chester C. Davis, administrator of
the AAA, but are just as much a
part of the farmers' earned income
as the market price received.
The old pitfall in any form of
united action tending to raise prices
of farm product to "parity" with
other commodities, was that such
a rise In prices would bring a rush
to increased production which soon
defeated the-whole effort, AAA of
ficials point out The processing
tax and contract Idea was the first
plan devised which would insure a
greater price to those rarmers wno
joined in a production control pro
gram than to others, rne general
market price is thus kept from
fluctuating so much as to attract
new producers or greatly increased
planting by present growers.
HA ROMAN LADY GETS QUILT.
The quilt which the Add-a-Stitch
club of the Neighbors of Wood
craft recently offered In a public
drawing, was won by Mrs, Rcta
Knighten of Hardman. The club
wishes to thank the people of Hepp
ner and surrounding community for
their support In the sale of tickets
for the "Mrs. Wm. Brookhouser"
quilt and the proceeds go to pur
chase a wheel chair for her.
Heppner Transfer Co.
Anywhere For Hire Hauling
Bonded and Insured Carrier
ROBT. A. JONES, Mgr.
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JOSEPH POPE, Pastor.
Public Worship, 11 a. m. Solo,
Mr. Anton Lindstrom.
' Evening services:
Epworth League, 6:30.
Preaching service, 7:30.
Choir practice Wednesday 7:30.
Mrs. E. F. Bloom, director.
Prayer meeting Thursday, 7:30.
You are cordially invited to at
tend all the services of our church.
brother, three daughters, a son,
four grand children and one great
grandchild to mourn his passing.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Eubanks
and Louis Halvorsen were Port
land visitors on Sunday and Mon
day. Mrs. Wm. Bergstrom of Portland
who has been visiting her husband
at the Eric Bergstrom farm for
two weeks departed for her home
the last of the week. She was ac
companied by O. G. Bergstrom who
was returning to his home In Port
land after assisting his father, on
the ranch during the past few
months. He will be employed at
the Bonneville dam.
The Women's Topic club met at
Be Sure They Properly
Cleanse the Blood
YOUR kidneys are constantly fil
tering impurities from the blood
stream. But kidneys get function
ally disturbed lag In their work
fail to remove the poisonous body
Then you may suffer nagging
backache, attacks of dizziness,
burning, scanty or too frequent
urination, getting up at night,
swollen feet and ankles, rheumatic
pains; feel "all worn out."
Don't delay! For the quicker you
get rid of these poisons, the better
your chances of good health.
Use Doan's PiUs. Doan's are for
the kidneys only. They tend to pro
mote normal functioning of the
kidneys; should help them pass off
the irritating poisons. Doan's are
recommended by users the country
over. Get them from any druggist.
"Just the service wanted
when you want it most"
Elks and Friends
75c the couple
extra ladies free
ALFRED K. WOMACK, Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a. m.
Church Services 11:00 a. m.
Evening Services 7:30 p. m.
Tuesday 7:30 p. m.
Thursday night prayer meeting,
"We welcome all."
Will the party or parties who re
moved my tent, an ax and a lan
tern from the head of Big Butter
creek please return same to me,
Antone Cunha. Lena Star Route, or
leave with Gazette Times at Hepp
ner. froperty was Dorroweu
some time during the past three
35 ' ANTONE CUNHA,
Grain Growers, Inc.
Are now operating a Feed Business at the old
Heppner Farmers Elevator Plant.
Poultry and Dairy Feeds
Salt, Rolled Wheat, Rolled Barley, Whole Grains
We Buy Hides and Pelts. Phone 302. We Deliver
There once was a gay cabellero,
Who drank some very strong beer-o.
He went for a ride,
And he skinned up his hide,
And that was the last of our hero!
See what happened to Hustle-Up
The trafllc-hole closed, just as he
Why Hospitals Use
a Liquid Laxative
AT THE JAS. H. HELMS RANCH, 3 MILES
SOUTH OF LEXINGTON
November 20, 1934
Machinery and Household Goods
Hospitals and doctors h always
used liquid laxatives. And the public
is fast returning to laxatives in liquid
form. Do you know the reasont?
The doe of a liquid laxative can ho
measured. The action can thus be
regulated to suit individual need It
forms no habit; you nr;d not tuke a
"double dose a day or two later.
Nor will a mild liquid laxative irritate
The nghl dose 'f a liquid laxative
brings a more natural movement, atvd
there is no discomfort a' the time, or
The wrong cathartic may often do
more harm than good.
A properly prepared liquid mxative
like Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin
brings safe relief (mm constitution.
It gently helps the av-nige person's
bowels until nature ti's'ores them to
regularity. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin is an approved liquid laxative
which all druggists keep ready for
use. It makes an ideal family laxa
tive: effective for all ages, and may
be given the youngest child.
2 3'4-in. Wagons.
1 Fanning Mill.
2 Harrow Carts.
1 Disc Plow.
1 Shotgun Seeder.
1 Walking Plow.
3 Gang Plows.
1 Wood Harrow
1 Studebaker Grinder.
1 Kimball Weeder.
1 Double Disc.
1 Hog Vat.
1 Wagon Rack.
2 Bar Weeders.
1 Blacksmith Outfit.
1 Set Sleigh Runners.
12 Sets Leather Har
ness, Chains, Hames.
Halters and Bridles.
1 Manure Cart.
1 Cross-cut Saw.
1 Cow and Calf.
1 Sanitary Couch.
1 Hanging Lamp.
1 Folding Camp Bed.
1 Dining Room Table.
1 Kitchen Range.
Many other things too
numerous to mention.
SALE STARTS AT 1:00 O'CLOCK P. M.
Terms of Sale CASH
JAS. II. HELMS,
G. L. BENNETT,
NEW SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOV. 1, 1934
PENDLETON-PILOT ROCK PENDLETON-HEFPNER
Tucsdnys-Thurndays-Saturdays Mondays- Wednesdays-Fridays
Read Down Read Up Read Down Read Up
P. M. P. M. A. M. P. M.
Lv 3:45 Pendleton 8:40 Ar Lv 7:30 Pendleton 8:40 Ar
4:15 Pilot Rock 8:10 7:55 Pilot Rock 8:05
4:45 Vinson 7:45 8:25 Vinson 7:40
Ar 5:45 Heppner 8:45 Lv 9:25 Heppner 6.45
9:40 Lexington 6:15
10:00 lone 5:55
Ar 11:15 Arlington 4.30 Lv
HEPPNER-ARLINGTON, $2.00 One Way; $2.50 Round Trip
HEPPNER PENDLETON, $2.00 One Way, $3.00 Round Trip
H. P. A. STAGES
Local Agency, Hotel Heppner
Chase & Sanborn's
Try our Bulk Coffee
at a saving Lb. 25c
Schilling's, Chase &
H. D., and '99' brands
ALL FRESH STOCK
HALLOWE'EN Just 'Round the Corner
Get your Candies and Knicknacks for that
AND ALL STAPLE GROCERIES
Canned goods, fesh vegetables and fruits
for each day.