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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1935.
Money for Capitol
101 Lose Licenses
By A. L. UNDBECK
Salem. Suggestions for financing
a new capitol building are by no
One enterprising promoter wants
to sell the old building piece by
piece to the souvenir hunters for
enough to build a new capitol. The
copper from the dome, he points
out, could be converted into ash
trays and other trinkets and the
marble from the capitol corridors
could be made into desk sets. Even
the bricks, he insists, would find a
ready demand as door stops.
The dollar donations, which were
being encouraged by Governor
Martin, seem to have bogged down
before getting well started.
The most feasible plan yet ad
vanced involves federal aid. Sen
ator McNary in a letter to Govern
or Martin advises that he has taken
up with Secretary Ickes the possi
bility of the government financing
a new building, letting the state re
pay the loan on a rental basis.
Some officials here believe that such
a plan would obviate the necessity
for a special election to aprove
incurrence of debt. Others, how
ever, insist that any plan which
would obligate the state in an
amount in excess of $50,000 would
violate the constitutional inhibition
against debts or liabilities.
In support of this position a num
ber of supreme court opinions are
cited. One of the most recent of
these involved the attempt of the
city of Bend and Deschutes county
to secure a courthouse and city
halL A citizen of the county had
offered to finance the building and
to rely on repayments of the loan
through rentals over a period of 17
years. The supreme court held the
proposal to be unconstitutional.
"A debt arising out of a contract
of the suggested type is fully as vol
untary as one which has its incep
tion in the purchase or construction
of a courthouse," Justice Rossman
declared in turning thumbs down
pn the Deschutes county proposal
Automatic rifles have been added
to the equipment of the state police.
The new guns of .30 calibre fire 16
bullets as rapidly as the operator
can pull the trigger, and are said
to be superior to machine guns in
The legislative muddle presents
many perplexing possibilities. The
attorney general's opinion ruled
four representatives and two sen
ators out of office for having ac
cepted other state and federal ap
pointments and has cast a cloud
over the right of several other law
makers to their seats. Already
two legislators have resigned their
board jobs in order to satisfy the
constitutional inhibition Senator
Fisher as a member of the bonus
commission and Senator Steiwer as
county agent for the same commis
sion. Senator Walker of Polk coun
ty denies that he ever accepted ap
pointment to the state library board
although he has attended one meet
ing. Representatives Lew Wallace
and Johnson of Multnomah county
have attacked the opinion in the
courts and Governor Martin is ad
vising everybody to "sit tight" and
let the legislature itself decide who
is entitled to a seat when that time
Merchants who deal in electrical
equipment and supplies must reg
ister with the state bureau of labor
on or before July 1 under an act
passed by the last legislature. The
registration fee is Jl. Not only must
the merchants register but the new
law requires that all electrical ap
pliances offered for sale must con
form to the requirements of the
state electrical code.
Violations of traffic laws cost 101
Oregon motorists their operators'
licenses during April, according to
reports filed with the state depart
ment. Sixty-four of the 101 revoca
tions and suspensions were for
drunken driving and 20 for reckless
driving and speeding. The report
indicates a tightening up of traffic
law enforcement both on the part
of the police and the courts.
Governor Martin is not planning
trip to Washington, he insists,
but is holding himself in readiness
for whatever action may be neces
sary to promote the state's best in
terests. If he feels that his pres
ence in the national capital is nec
essary he says that he will make
For the first time since its demob
ilization following the World War
the Forty-first division will assem
ble at Fort Lewis, Washington, next
month when the national guard un
its comprising this organization as
semble for their annual maneuvers.
Seven thousand men and 600 officers
comprising the national guard or
ganization of Oregon, Washington,
Idaho and Montana, will partici
pate in the two weeks of intensive
training beginning June 12. The
division will be under the command
of Major General George A. White,
adjutant general of Oregon.
The backward spring has hit the
state's pocketbook, too. Motorists
are buying less gasoline than they
would if the weather was more fa
vorable to vacationing and week
end trips to the mountains and
beach resorts. Figures compiled by
Secretary of State Snell show that
the gasoline gallonage for the first
three months of the current year Is
far below that for the first quarter
of 1933. Taxes paid this year, how
ever, total larger than those for
1933 since the tribute per gallon has
been increased from four to five
Incidentally, and just by way of
indicating where some of the mon
ey spent by motorists goes, taxes
collected on gasoline sold in Oregon
since the first gasoline tax was put
into effect in February, 1919, ag
gregate $64372,792 which is equiva
lent to about $70 for every man
woman and child in the state.
State Treasurer Holman, himself
an early riser, thinks that all state
employees should be encouraged to
get up in time to greet the rising
sun. Holman has suggesed that
during the summer months state
departments begin work at 7:30 in
stead of 8:30 o'clock, and quit an
hour earlier in the afternoon. Sen
timent in the various departments
is being canvassed before any action
is taken on the suggestion.
The average loss through farm
fires during 1934 was $1061, accord
ing to Hugh Earle, state fire mar
shal. Sparks on the roof caused
most of the fires in rural districts.
Defective chimneys rank second.
By LUCILLE FARRENS
Friends and relatives were shock
ed to hear of the death of Tom
Stevens of Kemmerer, Wyo., a for
mer resident of this community,
who died at that place on May 9,
aged 68 years and two days, follow
ing an illness of only three days'
duration, suffering a heart attack,
it was believed. Tom Steven3 lived
many years in this community and
his friends were grieved to hear of
his sudden death. He is survvied
by his son, Virgil of Stanfleld; his
daughters, Mrs. Rose Stevens of
Portland, Mrs. Ruth Guilland of
Hermiston; six grandchildren, four
rbrothers and their families, Wes,
Art, Clark and John, all of Hard
man. Funeral services were held
at the church here Monday after
noon and interment was at the I.
O. O. F. cemetery the same day, as
was requested by Mr. Stevens. The
entire family was able to be pres
ent at the services.
A number of people from this
community enjoyed picnicking at
the Tyndal Robison place in the
mountains last Sunday. The affair
was sponsored by the Hail Ridge,
Gooseberry, Democrat Gulch and
Eight Mile schools and the Hard
man Sunday school, making it as a
closing day fete in most cases. A
bountiful pot luck dinner was en
joyed at noon. Horseshoe pitching,
baseball, flower picking were en
joyed in the afternoon.
Attending to matters of business
in Heppner last Wednesday were
Mrs. J. J. McDonald, Mrs. Carl
Leathers, Mrs. Blaine Chapel, Mrs.
C. H. McDaniel, Walter McKitric,
Reta Robison and Lucille Farrens.
Mrs. Ed Craber and Mrs. Tom
Williams were dinner guests of Mrs.
Buck Adams last Sunday.
Mrs. Jim Brannon and Mrs. Bob
Burnside were Heppner shoppers
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howell and
Clifford and Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Steers were out from the moun
tains Monday to attend the funeral
of the late Tom Stevens.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam McDaniel have
moved to the mountains where they
expect to stay a month or so.
Miss Dolly Farrens is employed
as housekeeper for B. F. Devore.
Max Buschke, Orin McDaniel and
Sam McDaniel were Heppner visit
ors the last of the week.
Mrs. Marion Saling and family
and Mrs. Kenneth Bleakman and
Nita Rae were visiting their moth
er, Mrs. John McDonald last week.
The grade school has announced
Latest Type NEW
Block bored without remov
a closing day celebraton at the
school Friday, May 17th. There
will be a community dinner at
noon with outdoor games in the af
ternoon. A special feature on the
program Is a baseball game between
the men and women. Let's see you
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson are
the proud parents of a 104 -pound
girl born May 12 at the home of
Mrs. Corda Saling in Heppner. The
little lady has been named Carolyn
Though meeting for the sad occa
sion of the death of one of their
members, Tom Stevens, the entire
Stevens family was present in a
body at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wes Stevens for dinner last Mon
day. Present were Mr. and Mrs.
Clark Stevens and family, Mr. and
Mrs. John Stevens and family, Art
Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mc
Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mus-
grave, all of Hardman, Mrs. Rose
Stevens of Portland, Mrs. Ruth
Guilland of Hermiston and Virgil
Stevens of Stanfleld.
By LENNA NEILL
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wattenburger
and E. B. Wattenburger were busi
ness visitors In Pendleton Monday.
Several people from Pine City at
tended the show In Hermiston Sat
Mrs. L. D. Neill and Guy Moore
spent Sunday afternoon visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Scott at Blackhorse.
Mrs. Roy Omohundro and son
Raymond were business visitors in
Henrietta Helms, Bobby Schiller
and Junior Wattenburger returned
to school Monday after being absent
for a week with chickenpox.
Mrs. Earle Abbott went to Pilot
Rock Monday where she will spend
a few days visiting friends and
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wattenburger
and family spent Sunday visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Van Orsdall at
Several Pine City people attended
the operetta, "An Old Spanish Cus
tom," in Heppner Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. O'Brien and
daughters Isabella and Katherine
were business visitors in Pendleton
Frank Ayers was a business visit
or in Heppner Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Jarmon spent
Sunday in Pendleton.
Miss Audrey Moore, who has been
working in Pendleton, returned
home Sunday to spend the summer
with her parents.
Miss Cecelia Brennan and Ray
Hardman visited at the W. D. Neill
home Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Neill and
laughters from Pendleton spent
Sunday visiting at the W. D. Nei'.l
Miss Iris Omohundro visited Mrs.
Marion Palmer Sunday afternoon.
Oregon Drouth Prospects
Reported to Washington
Federal departments concerned
have been informed officially that
drouth conditions of last year in
eastern Oregon are not yet a thing
of the past and that unless good
rains and favorable growing condi
tions occur over the range country
in late spring, serious problems are
ahead for late summer and fall.
An official 40-page mimeographed
report embodying the best opinions
of representatives of 12 public agen
cies has been compiled by Wm. A.
Schoenfeld, state drouth director,
and forwarded to Washington, re
porting on conditions up to April
13. The report Is the outgrowth of
a conference of all these agencies
such as the state department of ag
riculture, U. S. Weather bureau, U.
S. Forest service, Oregon State en
gineer's office, Oregon State college
Actual drouth conditions existed
at that time over more than half of
the area of eastern Oregon, the re
port stated. Since that date some
beneficial rains have occurred east
of the mountains which, coupled
with warmer growing weather, are
expected to Improve the spring
ranges materially, though nothing
has occurred to better late summer
and fall prospects.
The hay supply outlook is serious
in many sections, as generally
speaking there are no hay reserves
of Importance remaining in the 1934
drouth areas, the report sets out.
Subnormal precipitation in the first
three months of 1935, damaged hay
stands in meadows poorly Irrigated
last year and shortage of irrigation
water on some projects are factors
in the hay situation.
Continued improvement of springs
and waer holes and the establish
ment of more wells on the public
domain are strongly advocated as
the most important SERA work to
be undertaken this year. Small
dam and reservoir construction Is
CORN-HOG MONEY HERE.
Final payments on the corn-hog
contracts were received at the coun
ty agent's office Wednesday and are
ready for distribution. These checks
total $2606 which brings the total
received in Morrow county under
the corn-hog plan to $7646.19.
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Doan'i are especially for poorly
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are used every year. They are recom
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Ask your neighbor!
CAR that has
The Ford V-8 for 1935 has been an
outstanding success, not because of any
thing we have said about it but because
of what Burners have said. At Country
Clubs... In Pullman Cars ...In Air
planes ... In Living Rooms ... At filling
stations and on the streets. And all these
comments tend to fall under four heads:
one, "The new V-8 rides like a dream";
two, "It's smartly designed"; three, "It
cosu less to run" and jour, "It per
forms like 'nobody's business'!"
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"Yes, tha folks back home
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this airplane ride was nunb com
pared to a trip in our Ford V-8."
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May 20 and 21 . . . 2:00 p. m. . . . High School Auditorium
)OOD NEWS! . . . Just a few days now and
Mrs. Audrey Herington will be in town . . .
eager to open the Electric Homemaking In
stitute and Cooking School you have been
waiting for! You are all welcpme. There is no admis
sion charge. There will be lots of fun lots of worth
while new recipes and methods. Come early. And don't
forget that there will be a different program each day.
Those of you who have
heard Mrs. Herington know
her skill and experience. Her
constant scientific interest
in everything pertaining to
homemaking enables her to
give you up-to-the-minute,
time-saving, labor-saving in
formation. Her specialty is
the use of electrical applian
ces, which have done more
than anything else to free
women from household
drudgery and to make family
life more pleasant.
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MRS. AUDREY HERINGTON
Noted Home Counselor
It is through the cooperation of local dealers in elec
trical merchandise and Pacific Power & Light Company
that Mrs. Herington comes to you. All the appliances
she will use will be found in their stores ... so an inspec
tion trip after the institute to acquaint yourself further
with these appliances will be time well spent.
Getting the most out of
your electrical servants . . .
How to save time and simplify
the preparation of meals new
recipes particularly suited to
New Menus ...
will include a Stag Dinner, which
is prepared and left in your elec
tric oven for your husband to
Cake Baking . . .
Many new kinds of cake each
one easily and quickly made.
"Cold Facts". . .
Useful information about elec
your dream kitchen . . .
Things you should know when
you build or modernize.
your home correctly . . .
Facts about the new Science of
Many other features . . .
Including a contest, entertain
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