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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC 5, 1935.
FfiANK PARKER Pp5jC i"
Lamps . . . Kerosene
A kerosene lamp or, as the Eng
lish call it, a "paraffin" lamp ex
ploded in the servants' quarters of
St Jame's Palace in London, where
the Prince of Wales lives, the other
day, and set fire to the building. I
have heard of nothing recently
which so aptly illustrates how long
it takes to bring new inventions
and conveniences into general use.
When one of the British royal pal
aces still relies on oil lamps, it is
not surprising that we still have
millions of homes in America that
have not been wired for electricity.
I have been trying to remember
when I first lived in a house with
electric lights. I was 35 years old,
and had lived in several good-sized
cities, before I had electricity in my
own home. It will be a long time
yet before electric lights are uni
versal. Windmills nature's power
The oldest and almost the last of
the picturesque Dutch windmills on
Cape Cod is going to be moved to
Henry Ford's museum at Dearborn.
Mr. Ford has assembled there the
largest collection of American an
tiques in the world, for the purpose
of showing the students in his trade
school and others how things
used to be made and done.
The windmill is perhaps the most
primitive of all of man's efforts to
harness the force of nature, and
was efficient enough when nobody
was in a hurry to get things done.
The Pilgrims of Plymouth brought
the Dutch windmill idea with them
from Holland, where they had spent
14 years before embarking in the
"Mayflower" for America.
I can remember as a boy "Down
East" going with my father with a
load of corn to be ground into meal
in one of those old windmills. Now
they are merely ornaments and
back in Holland, where they have
been used for centuries to pump the
water out from behind the dikes,
they are being replaced by the more
modern and efficient Diesel engines.
Insurance ... old age
Everybody who reads this, if he
or she works for salary or wages in
any business or industry except
farming, will have to begin pretty
soon to pay Uncle Sam something
out of the pay envelope every pay
day. I've Just been studying the Social
Security Act, passed last Summer.
Beginning Jan. 1, 1937, it sets the
Federal Government up as the big
gest Life Insurance company in the
world. Every worker 10 or 50
million of us will be taxed on our
incomes to pay the premiums on
death benefits and old age annui
ties after we're 65. Every employ
er will have to pay the same tax on
what he pays us, and besides that,
a lax on flls payroll for the Unem
ployment Compensation Fund.
I can't quarrel much with the
idea of compulsory saving for old
age, which is what this all amounts
to, but I'm wondering how well this
fund will be managed by the poli
tical appointees who will run it,
especially when it gets up to fifty
billion dollars or so.
Unemployment . . . facts
The greatest advantage of the
new Unemployment Compensation
law, in the Social Security Act, is
that it will effectively separate the
sheep from the goats. It will pro
vide compensation when "laid off"
for workers who have really been
on payrolls, and leave only the
chronic loafers on "relief."
Nobody knows, nobody ever has
known, how many genuine cases
there are or have been at any
time of men and women willing and
able to work, but unemployed
through no fault of their own. The
number, I believe, is much smaller
than most of the so-called statistics
Before the Social Security Act
nas been in effect very long, well
have some actual facts before -is
when we talk about unemployment
Fingerprints .... on file
One of the provisions of the So
cial Security Act seems to point to
the fingerprinting of every worker.
Everyone who pays the Old Age
tax, or for whom it is paid, has got
to have not only proof that it has
been paid, but that he is the indi
vidual entitled to its benefits, when
the time comes to collect
The Act contemplates a system
of books, stamps and coupons, and
"any helpful means of identifica
tion." I forsee a new social system
in America, like that of European
countries, where everybody at
least all of us who work for wages
will have to carry his complete
dossier, a record of where he was
born, where he has worked, how
much he has earned and proof that
his Old Age tax has been paid.
And all of those Individual rec
ords, some 40 or 50 million of them,
with fingerprints, will have to be
on file in Washington.
(Cmtlnued trom First 9an)
nie Hynd, are spending the week
Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Smouse and
daughter Shirley spent Thanks
giving in Moro with their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Miller were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Baldwin in Heppner Thanksgiving
Miss Helen Valentine of Rufus
spent the holidays with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Valentine.
Quite a number of Lexington
people have been attending the re
vival meetings at the Christian
church in Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Lasich, Jr.,
have returned to their home at
Portland after spending the holi
days with Mrs. Lasich's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dinges.
Lexington grange is sponsoring
a dance at the grange hall on Sat
urday night December 21. Music
will be furnished by Branstetter's
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Caldera and
family have moved to Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hill, who
have been visiting Lexington rela
tives, have returned to their home
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
ALVIN KLEINFELDT, Pastor.
Bible School 9 :45 a. m.
Morning services , 11 a. m.
C. E. Society 7:00 p. m.
Evening servces 8 :00 p. m.
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday 8:00 p. m.
Midweek service, Thursday 8:00 p. m.
The evangelistic meeting with B.
Ross Evans preaching will close
Sunday morning. You must come
in the next two or three days, or
you will miss the opportunity of
hearing this man of God. We are
aiming to have the largest Bible
school yet next Sunday.
The great topics of the closing
sermons are listed below. Be sure
and hear them all.
Thursday, "The Mirage in the
Friday, 'IA Business Proposition."
Saturday, "The Answer to Man's
Sunday, 11 a. m., "The End of
The pastor will preach Sunday
night The subject will be, "Lest
JOSEPH POPE, Pastor.
Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Public worship 11:00 a. m. Spec
ial music by the choir. Sermon,
"Christ the Life of the World."
Epworth League 6:30 p m.
Song and sermon 7:30. m.
Song service and prayer meet
ing Thursday evening 7 o'clock.
The Women's Foreign Missionary
society will meet at the home of
Mrs. Wm. T. Campbell next Tues
day afternoon at 2:30.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend all the services of our
went to Portland for Thanksgiv
ing and expect to remain in the
city for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Breshears
and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Steagall
celebrated their wedding anniver
serlea with a turkey dinner Thanks
giving day. It was the Breshears'
26th anniversary and the Steogall's
4th anniversary. Those present
were Mr. and Mra Charles Bresh
ears Helen and Bunny Breshears,
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Steagall and
children and Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Whillock and daughter.
David Hynd and gdster, Miss An.
ALFRED R. WOMACK. Pastor.
30:00 A. M.
11:00 A. M.
Evening Service 7.30 P. M.
Tuesday night, prayer meeting
Thursday evangelistic service 7:30
"WE WELCOME ALL"
Assistant Range Manager
Reports on '35 Elk Season
The annual ten-day elk hunt for
the five northwestern counties of
Oregon closed last week with a to
tal of some 650 bull elk bagged by
2758 hunters, according to E. P.
Cliff, assistant in range manage
ment of the U. S. Forest service;
who has just returned from the
The hunt centered principally in
the Blue mountain area on the
Walla Walla river drainage, Deso
lation creek, the headwaters of the
Grande Ronde, the north fork of
the John Day and the Ukiah rang
er district, where the elk herds have
increased to largest proportions.
Another hunting district was the
country north of the Wallowa
mountains. The open season was
effectively handled by the state po
lice, the state game commission,
and the forest service, working in
close cooperation, Cliff reported
Thirteen checking stations inspect
ed the equipment of each hunter,
making sure that guns were of suf
ficient caliber and that each party
was properly equipped to save its
This season's hunt attracted few
er hunters than last year, when
some 3130 nimrods were recorded,
but the ratio of roughly one elk to
every four hunters was maintained,
approximately 650 elk being check
ed out against 776 last season. The
reduction in hunters is attributed
by Cliff to the cold weather and the
snow which covered most of the
ground. Cliff pointed out, however,
that the snow was an advantage in
making it easy for hunters to track
and find wounded animals so that
none was lost
Cliff Btated that most of the elk
hunting territory is on the national
forests and that the forest service
has favored an open season for the
past three years in order to pre
serve a proper balance between the
elk herds and the forage producing
capacity of the range. .He pointed
out that the herds which were
partly introduced from Wyoming
and Montana and were estimated
at some 3,400 ten years ago, have
now increased to more than 13,000.
From experiences elsewhere, It is
believed that elk normally increase
at the rate of about 15 percent each
year. "Without regulated hunt
ing they will rapidly reach a point
that will bring disease and starva
tion during winter months because
of insufficient forage," Cliff said.
The Forest Service feels that the
annual open season is an econom
ically sound as well as humanitar
Salem Offers Park
State Tax Less
By A. L. LINDBECK
Salem. The "resignation" of
Lynn Cronemiller as state forester,
coming as a bolt out of the blue, is
interpreted by many political ob
servers as the first step in a long
delayed house cleaning by the state
administration. Cronemiller's res
ignation is understood to have been
requested by Governor Martin and
filed with the chief executive for
action by the forestry board. At
a meeting with the governor on
November 23 no action was taken,
reports having it that several mem
bers of the board opposed the ous
ter which was delayed a week until
Saturday's session. Assignment of
Cronemiller to the forest extension
division is regarded by many as
merely a gesture to smooth the
way for his ultimate retirement
from the department over which he
has officiated as its chief since the
death of F. A. Elliott in 1930. Crone
miller entered the department as
deputy forester in 1924.
John W. Ferguson of Portland
who succeeds to the post of state
forester was formerly connected
with the department but for a
number of years has been head of
the Clackamas-Marion county Fire
William L. Graham of Portland,
former state representative from
Multnomah county, is another new
comer to the state organization.
Graham this week took over the
post of deputy real estate commis
sioner from C. V. Johnson of Port
land, who has held the job for the
past eight years.
Speculation here has it that T.
Morris Dunne, member of the in
dustrial accident commission, may
be the next to feel the political
axe. Dunne and Otto Hartwig are
the republican members of the ac
cident commission with Albert
Hunter, the democratic appointee.
Democrats are known to be insist
ing upon a change in the line-up
here to provide a place for another
of the faithful.
Representative Ellis Barnes of
Portland is said to be out to get
the scalp of Dr. G. C. Bellinger,
superintendent o the state tuber
culosis hospital. Barnes is under
stood to have filed complaints
against Bellinger with the board of
control whose members have been
discussing the matter behind closed
doors for the past two weeks or
Appointment of Mrs. Helen Bur-
rell Voorhies of Medford as a mem
ber of the state capitol reconstruc
tion commission gives southern
Oregon representation on this
board which will supervise con
struction of the new state house.
Mrs. Voorhies who is a member of
a pioneer Oregon family takes the
place of Mrs. Edith Waldo John
son of Portland who resigned from
the- board. Both were appointees
of Governor Martin.
Absence of Governor Martin and
President Corbett from the state
gave Howard Latourette, speaker
of the House, his big chance at of
ficiating as governor of Oregon last
week and the Speaker did not lose
any time taking advantage of the
Thousands of dollars in interest
payments are being saved by Ore
gon cities and Bchool districts un
der the provisions of a bill passed
by the regular session of the legis
lature, according to State Treasur
er Holman. Under the terms of
this act, sponsored by Holman, civil
subdivisions of the state may fix
the interest rate on their warrants
at a figure lower than the legal
rate. Many municipalities are pay
ing as low as three per cent on their
outstanding warrants according to
reports to the treasury department.
No 1936 automobile license plates
will be available for use on cars
new or old before December 15,
according to Secretary of State
Snell. The new plates will pre
sent an aluminum background
with black letters and figures.
Possibility that state activities
will be financed entirely through
income taxes and miscellaneous
sources by 1938 is seen by the state
tax commission. Only a few years
ago property owners were contrib
uting as much of $3,500,000 a year
toward the support of state gov
The city of Salem is preparing to
make good Its offer of Willson park
for capitol purposes. The city coun
cil is expected to pass an ordinance
covering the proposed transfer at
an early session. So far no objec
tion has been heard from any of
the Willson heirs to the transfer
and city officials do not expect any
protest. It Is not expected that the
park will be used for building pur
poses but will be preserved intact
as a part of the capitol grounds.
In spite of Increased appropria
tions for construction of the new
capitol, for financing relief and
other state activities property own
ers will contribute less by approxi
mately $54,000 for the support of
state government in 1936 than they
did In 1935.
The increase in the cost of state
government Is more than offset by
increased revenues from Income
taxes, Inheritance and gift taxes
and miscellaneous sources.
According to the 1936 state tax
levy announced by the tax commis
sion this week property owners will
be called upon to contribute only
$2,613,941.38 toward a state budget
of $11,324,270. The property levy
includes $884,640.09 inside the con
stitutional six percent Increase and
$1,729,301.49 outside the six percent
limit. Income taxes are being count
ed on to provide $2,559,247.37 of the
necessary funds for 1936 and the
remainder will come from miscel
laneous revenues including $625,
000 from inheritance taxes, $666,
930.36 from insurance fees, $298,-
046.73 from corporation taxes and
$148,230.40 from salary cuts in self
supporting activities which are now
diverted to the general fund under
an act of the last regular session.
Although the special session au
thorized the expenditure of $1,375,
000 on the new capitol only $458,334
of this amount is included in the
1936 levy in order to avoid conflict
with the constitutional debt inhibi
tion. The general fund deficit which it
had been planned to wipe out en
tire this year will approximate $1,
147,699 at the end of 1936 accord
ing to estimates by the tax commis
sion due to the emergency appro
priations by the regular and special
The compulsory student fee bill,
against which the referendum was
invoked, will go on the special elec
tion ballot unless state department
officials are enjoined by the courts.
Dave O'Hara, election clerk in the
state department, points out that
the special election act itself pro
vides that "there shall be submitted
to the people for their approval or
rejection at the said special elect
tion all measures enacted at
said regular and special sessions
and referred to the voters either
directly by the legislature or by
referendum petitions completed and
filed with the secretary of state."
(Continued from First Page)
Norman Swanson spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Swanson. He is working with
the North Pacific Grain Growers,
Inc., as an auditor and at present
is at Lewiston, Idaho.
The high school basketball sea
son will open with a double header
played in the gym here Saturday
night Umatilla will be the oppos
The high school is sponsoring a
moving picture show, "The Pony
HiXpress, - in tne school gym Dec.
10, at 8 p. m. The student body is
giving a pie social and dance in the
Legion hall on Dec. 14. The sup
port of the public is asked for these
Miss Elaine Nelson, senior, is the
only student in high school making
the first honor roll the past six
weeks. On the second honor roll
are Lola Cannon, freshman; Max-
ine McCurdy and Bertha Akers,
sopnomores; Wallace Lundell, ju
nior, and Ruth Kitching, senior.
Mrs. Walter Corley was a visitor
in Portland last week.
Mrs. Earl Morgan with her chil
dren, Earline and Billy, visited here
during the week end.
Mrs. Sadie Wade with her son
Merle, Mrs. Rena Duncan and Lew
is .raimateer or ftstacada were
guests at the H. O. Ely home on
Friday and Saturday. The ladies
are sisters of W. F. Palmateer and
Lewis Palmateer is a brother.
Alfred Balsiger of. The Dalles
spent Sunday with his parents, Mr.
and Mr3. P. G. Balsiger.
HAVE ALL-DAY QUILTING.
The Add-a-Stitch club met for all
day quilting yesterday at the club
rooms with Elsie Cowins and Glad
ys Gentry, hostesses. Prizes were
drawn by Nina Snyder and Elsie
Cowins. Present besides the hos
tesses were Delia Crump, Grace
Shoun, Nettie Flower, Ordrie Gen
try, Emma Garrigues, Nina Sny
der, Lela Cox and Zella DuFault.
. ONE DEER THANKFUL.
One mule deer in the Fremont
National forest near Lakevlew is
in Thanksgiving mood due to the
Good Samaritan deed of CCC boys
from Dog Lake Forest Service
On their way to work one morn
ing recently the boys saw what
looked like a deer lying helpless on
the ice of Drews reservoir about a
half mile from shore. Returning
with a boat after the day's work
they partly chopped and partly
shoved their way over the ice to
the marooned animal which turned
out to be a doe that had fallen and
could not get up. First aid was ad
ministered in front of a roaring
bonfire, as soon as the deer could
be loaded into the boat and brought
ashore. After about thirty minutes
of warming and massaging the
frightened animal was helped to
her feet and soon bounded off into
the woods apparently none the
worse for the experience.
The tree troopers returned late
to camp, tired but happy that they
had done their "good turn" for that
day. The boys say the deer looked
Cedars Cheer Christmas Patients.
Corvallis Two hundred little
Port Orford cedars will soon leave
the Clark-McNary nursery for an
unusual destination and use. They
will be sent to The Dalles where
those in charge of the state tuber
culosis hospital will use them to
help bring Christmas cheer to the
patients. Several years ago the
custom was started through the
efforts of Miss Sybil Hadwln, for
merly of OSC and now on the hos
pital staff. The trees, only a few
inches In height but bright green
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank the many kind
friends for their kindness and svm
pathy during our recent bereave
Mrs. Matt Hughes and children,
R. E. Hughes,
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH.
Rev. Ralph V. Hinkle will hold
Holy Communion at 11 o'clock Sun
day, December 8.
Lost 2 horses, a gray and a bay,
branded HS on shoulder. Gone
since Sunday. S. E. Graves, Lex
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NOTICE OF TOTAL SETTLEMENT,
Notice is nereby given that the un
dersigned has tiled his final account as
executor of the estate of C. A. Repass,
deceased, and that the County Court ot
the State of Oregon for Morrow Coun
ty has appointed Monday, the 6th day
of January. 1936. at the hour of 10
o'clock in the forenoon of said day,
as the time, and the County Court
room in the court house at Heppner,
Oregon, as the place, of hearing and
settlement of said final account. Ob
jections to said final account must be
filed on or before said date.
B. JAY MERRILL. Kxerutor.
W hav coops for shipping Five poultry
Morrow County Creamery Company
by April First
we will have installed
the Latest Thing in
284 lockers 2x2x22 feet
each I2 per year
All lockers paid for by December 04 A
20 will be leased the full year for W JLU
Mex. Reds, 10 QQs
Sm. Whites lbs.OtC
Fancy Mix 4Qn
NUTS. 3 LBS. tc1
Walnuts, fancy Qff
Oregon, 2 LBS.tJIC
Chocolates, cremes, nou
gats, Caramels fifA
214 LB. BOX
5 LB. BOX 98c
GUM DROPS 2 LBS
CHOC. DROPS OCsfTl
FANCY MIX s4t)t
SHORTENING O-i A A
8 LBS OX.UU
MILK, tall Federal Q1 A A
15 TINS Ol.UU
SOAP, Crys. White A A
30 BARS Oi.UU
COFFEE, Airway QQ
CORN, St. Beans, Tomatoes, Peas
Pumpkin, Kraut O-f A A
ii cans :...oi.UU
SOAP, Peet's Gran. 4 A A
4 LGE. PKGS t&l.UU
Salmon, Shrimp, Oy-tf A A
sters, Tuna. 9 TINS 3) JL.UU
FRI. - SAT.
25 box $119
Full 2 lb.
P. N. BUTTER
2 FULL 9Qp
.2 LBS. 17c
3 lbs. 65c
Fancy sweet JAR'
TOM. SAUCE ....6ms25c
2 lbs 49c
TOILET TISSUE M f A
Waldorf quality 1 Rolls 1 SIC
PEELS, orange, lemon
citron. PER LB
U BOTTLES 19c
netted PER LB.
Full 6-box carton