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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 1936.
$108.59 to County
By A. L. LINDBECK
SALEM. Of the more than $32,
000 in liquor tax revenues distrib
uted to Oregon counties and cities
this week by Secretary of State
Snell, $108.59 went to Morrow coun
ty and $40.54 to the city of Hepp
ner. The town of Boardman re
ceived $3.41, lone, $9.64, and Lex
ington, $6.13. Apportionment of the
fund was on a population basis.
The long predicted retirement of
Jack E. Allen of Pendleton as state
liquor administrator will material
ize Friday afternoon. Allen's resig
nation was announced in Portland
Saturday. A. K. McMahon, chair
man of the liquor control board
later declared that Allen's retire
ment was purely voluntary.
Allen, who became liquor admin
istrator last April, is understood to
have been ready to step out of the
picture in October because of lack
of harmony within the liquor con
trol organization. He was persuad
ed to retain his post at that time
and later when he was urged to
resign refused to relinquish his po
sition until such time as he could
do so voluntarily.
George M. Aitken of Garden
Home, state senator from Washing
ton county, is not a candidate for
a state job he declared on a visit to
Salem this week. Aitken was at
one time undersood to be seeking
the post of safety engineer with
the Industrial Accident commis
sion. He indicated that he expect
ed to become a candidate for an
other term in the senate where, be
cause of his alphabetical classifica
tion, he has been the "bell wether"
during recent sessions, leading off
on all roll calls.
Senator Peter Zimmerman of
Yamhill county whose district was
cut out from under him when the
legislature took Washington and
Yamhill counties out of the twenty-fourth
district, is understood to
be flirting with the notion of coming
out as an independent candidate for
Congress. Senator Byron G. Car
ney of Milwaukie and Senator Cor
tis D. Stringer of Lebanon are
among the Democrats mentioned
as prospective candidates for the
congressional nomination. All three
are advocates of the Townsend old
age pension plan, as also is James
W. Mott, incumbent and a candi
date to succeed himself on the Re
Otto Haftwig, former member of
the Industrial Accident commission,
is now employed by the new Unem
ployment Compensation commission
as a public relations man, contact
ing employers of labor and explain
ing to them the provisions of the
new act, Hartwig, a republican
and for many years a leader in the
ranks of organized labor in this
state, was replaced on the accident
commission by J. C. Joy of Port
land about a month ago.
The first issue of a new monthly
publication to be edited by inmates
of the state prison will be off the
press shortly after the first of Feb
ruary. The name of the new pub
lication will be "Shadows" and its
editor will be Hugh D'Autremont,
youngest of the three brothers now
serving life terms in the peniten
tiary here for the murder of four
men in connection with the Siski
you train robbery in 1923. The
prison has been wtihout a "house
organ" since "Lend a Hand" was
discontinued with the pardon of
Jesse Webb, Portland trunk mur
derer, several years ago.
The budgetary control authority
vested in Governor Martin and his
budget director by the legislature
of 1935 was put into effect this
week. Heads of all state institu
tions, departments, boards and
commissions were supplied with
"forms" on which to make monthly
reports of all expenditures together
with estimates of anticipated ex
penditures for the coming month.
These "forms," nine in number,
provide for detailed information on
all expenditures and anticipated ex
penditures including salaries and
wages paid to each employee, and
purchases as well as anticipated
purchases of all supplies even to
such items as clothing, feed stuns,
household equipment, seeds, soap.
tobacco for state wards, brooms,
bottles, bandages, toilet paper, light
plugs, fertilizer, etc. State officials
confronted with the new system
for regulating and supervising state
expenditures, declared that it would
Involve much additional labor and
in some instances necessitate the
employment of an additional clerk.
Except for those actively sup
porting or opposing the measures
on the state ballot little interest is
being manifested in Friday's spec
ial election according to reports
reaching Salem from over the state,
Based upon these reports and the
heavy slump in registrations po
litical observers predict a light
. vote, probably not more than the
238,423 cast in the last special eiec
tlon in May, 1934, when five meas.
ures were up for consideration.
Only one of the four measures
on Friday's ballot is given more
than an even break for approval.
That is the September primary pro
posal which, has the almost unani
mous vote of the newspapers over
the state as well as the leaders of
both major political parties.
The sales tax, It Is pretty gener
ally conceded, Is slated for another
overwhelming defeat Only the
most optimistic of the sales tax
advocates hold out any hope of its
success and these are counting
strongly on Governor Martin's
eleventh hour statement in support
of the measure to swing the unde
elded. Indifferent voters Into line.
The proposed constitutional
amendment permitting the legisla.
tors to fix their own rate of pay Is 1
not expected to pass. While most
voters admit the lawmakers in this
state are under paid they do not
take kindly to the proposal to leave
the adjustment of the per diem to
those who will benefit thereby.
Vocal sentiment throughout the
state seems to be pretty well divid
ed on the student fee bill, with op
ponents of the measure having the
advantage of the "no" votes usually
cast by those who are indifferent
as to the fate of a measure.
Here's something more to worry
about A group of tax experts
have just discovered what they re
gard as another serious flaw in the
old age pension bill as amended by
the recent special session. This is
contained in the provision which
makes the act operative if and
when federal funds are available
for old age assistance in this state.
Defeat of the sales tax, these ex
perts point out, will leave Oregon
without funds to match Uncle Sam's
offering hence there will be no
funds "available" until this situa
tion is corrected and consequently
the act can not become operative.
In this event the $1,000,000 state
appropriation which the special
esssion attempted to transfer to
general relief will be suspended in
transit and not available for any
purpose and the entire burden of
old age pensions will be thrown
back onto the counties under the
act of 1933. Another school of
thought, however, holds that fed
eral funds for old age pensions will
become "available" to Oregon just
as soon as the appropriation is au
thorized regardless of the inability
of this state to take advantage of
the federal contribution and, there
fore, the act will become "effective"
if not "operative."
Employees of municipal corpor
ations do not come under the pro
visions of the new unemployment
compensation act, according to a
ruling by the commission. Munici
pal corporations, the commission
explains, includes counties, cities,
school districts and towns muni
cipally owned water, light and pow
er plants; irrigation, drainage, port
and peoples utility districts.
Material improvement in the em
ployment situation in Oregon is
indicated by the semi-annual report
of the Industrial Accident commis
sion which shows an increase of
13 percen in work days and 17
perecent in payrolls for the last six
months of 1935 as compared with
the same period in 1934.
George G. Brown who has re
signed as clerk of the state land
board effective April 1 is the oldest
employee of the state in point of
continuous service. Brown first en
tered the service of the state back
in 1895, nearly 41 years ago.
(Continued from First PaggJ
Mrs. Wallace Mathews. Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Denny, George Ely, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Ely and Mr. and
Mrs. Elvin Ely and family were
H. D. McCurdy and daughter,
Maxine, were Pendleton visitors last
Mrs. J. LaFortune of Walla Wal
la is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Ture Peterson re
turned Saturday from a visit to
Astoria and Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kruse and
baby daughter of Oswego arrived
Monday for a short visit with rel
atives here. They were accompan
ied by Mrs. Lana Padberg who has
been at their home for the past
month and by Mrs. Wrex Hickok
of Portland who will visit at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. E. Moore.
A. E. Feller of Portland was reg
istered at the Park hotel last Fri
day. Word has been received of the
death of Mrs. Rosa Jackson in Se
attle on Jan. 24. Mrs. Jackson who
made her home in the Dry Fork
country for many years and later
lived here in lone has been with
her daughter, Mrs. Harry Wein-
garten, in Seattle for several
months. A severe attack of bron
chitis which proved to be too se
vere a strain on her heart was the
cause of her death.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beckner at
tended the funeral services for
Charles Erwin Saturday.
Mrs. C. W. Swanson entertained
in honor of Mr. Swanson's birth
day anniversary with a bridge par
ty last Tuesday evening. Three
tables of bridge were in play, prizes
being won by Mrs. E. R. Lundell
and Clel Rea.
Warns Against Virus Diseases
Hood River Where single drop
potatoe seed is used, it is well to
take care that it comes from fields
known to be free from virus dis
eases, especially rugose mosaic,
says County Agent A. L. Marble.
A field badly Infected with rugose
mosaic produces a high percentage
of small potatoes, he says, because
the disease kills the vines before
the tubers can grow large, and ev
ery potato from an Infected plant
will carry the disease in spite of
any disinfection. County Agent
Marble has notified his local grow
ers that both Burbank and Netted
Gem certified seed is available from
Hood River county farmers.
POWER TO BE OFF.
Local power and light service will
be shut down between 5:30 and 7:30
Sunday morning, says Ray P. Kin-
ne, local P. P. & L. manager. The
shutdown is for the purpose of
making repairs to the Dufur sub
station, and will be made just as
snort as possible.
Fresh Farm Eggs Direct from
farm to you. Be sure of fresh eggs
and give the producer the middle
man's profit Mrs. Chris Brown.
Excellent results from the use of
Gazette Times Want Ads are re
ported to ug each week.
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CIirRCH OF CHRIST.
ALVIN KLEINFELDT, Pastor
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Morning services . 11 a. m.
C. E. Society 6:30 p. m.
Evening services 7:30 p. m.
Choir rehearsal. Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.
Widweek service, Thursday, 7:30 p. m.
Morning sermon, "God's Adopted
As Sunday is the anniversary of
the founding of Christian Endeav
or, the young people will have
charge of the evening service. We
invite other young people who have
not been attending regularly to at
tend this service. The sermon topic
will be "Youth for Christ."
One month of 1936 is gone. How
are your resolutions surviving?
Have you any that have not been
broken? How have you been keep
ing your resolution to give more
concern to religion? Has it been
crowded out by less necessary ap
peals? Don't give up. If you have brok
en all your resolutions to do bet
ter, there is still hope, if you will
try again. One is hopeless only
when he refuses to try.
JOSEPH POPE. Pastor.
Regular services next Sunday.
The Gideons of Portland will con
duct the morning service.
ALFRED R. WOMACK. Paator.
Sunday School 30:00 A. M.
After Service 11:09 A. M,
Evening Service 7.30 P. M.
Tuesday night prayer meeting
Thursday evangelistic service 7:30
"WE WELCOME ALL"
Farm Price Prospects
Lower for Spring Crops
The market outlook for a good
many spring sown crops seems less
favorable than for farm products
in general, owing to probable trends
in production, according to the as
nual report of the O. S. C. exten
sion service on the outlook for
spring sown crops and vegetables.
The report has sections on wheat,
feed grains, hay, forage, crop seeds,
hops, beans, flax seed,' onions, and
other vegetables. The potato out
look report is postponed until
March when it is expected more
complete information will be avail
able. The general tendency is toward
increased production of the animal
crops, especially grain and hay, ac
cording to the report, although the
outlook is variable, according to
the commodity considered. The
tendency to increase crop produc
tion is offset somewhat from a price
trend viewpoint by the upward
trend in hay and grain consuming
NEW UCC 6 FINANCE PLAN
Any New Ford V'8 Car
Can Now Be Purchased for $25 a Month
with Usual Low Down-Payment
This $25-a-month time-payment plan
enables you to buy a New Ford V-8
car through your Ford dealer on new
low monthly terms.
After the usual low down-payment
is made, $25 a month is all you have
to pay for any type of new car, includ
ing insurance and financing.
Your cost for this extension of credit
is only yt of 1 a month on your orig
inal unpaid balance and insurance.
This plan reduces financing charges for
twelve months to 6. For example, if
you owe a balance of $400 for your
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
livestock and improved consumer
purchasing power, the report says.
Commenting on the current farm
price, cost ana demand situation,
the circular indicates that at mid
January the general level of farm
prices in Oregon was unchanged to
slightly lower, compared with the
November-December level. At that
time the Oregon index stood at 72
per cent of the 1926-30 average, or
about 95 per cent of the 1910-1914
The cost of farming, on the other
hand, as indicated by the govern
ment index of prices paid by farm
ers for commodities, taxes and in
terest payable, was 26 per cent
higher than pre-war, placing the
"parity" exchange value point 31
points over the current farm price
level in Oregon, the circular points
out. Even so, farm products have
a much higher purchasing power
than at any time during recent
years owing to a more rapid in
crease in the level of farm income
than in farm costs.
The advance in farm income is
shown by the report to have been
approximately proportionate to the
increase in factory payrolls. For
the year 1932 the Oregon farm price
index averaged 46 per cent of the
1926-1930 level, and the factory
payroll index also averaged 46 in
that year. In 1935, both indexes
averaged 68, a gain of nearly 50
per cent in both instances, data in
the report shows.
Seat Pads on Wooden
Chairs Save Clothing
Straight varnished or painted
chairs, some of which are found
in almost every house, not only
sometimes seem a little plain and
uninteresting, but often are some
what uncomfortable. And they)
tend to make clothing shiny.
An inexpensive way to improve
them is to make seat and back pads
of a printed fabric that harmonizes
with other furnishings, says Miss
Joan Patterson, extension special
ist in home furnishing at Oregon
State college. The pads protect the
clothing and also the chair finish.
They are tied or snapped on and
can be taken off to be laundered.
As straight chairs are usually the
right sitting level, the pad must
not be too thick or it will make tha
seat too high for comfort
To make a seat pad, cut the de
sired number of thicknesses of cot
ton batting the exact shape of the
chair seat, but half an inch smaller
on all sides. Put these between
layers of cheesecloth and baste
twice each way and then around the
outside edge to keep the cotton
Lexington, Leach's Hall
SATURDAY, FEB. 1ST
car and insurance, you pay $24 for
the year of credit; if the balance is
$200 you pay $12. Your credit cost
for one year is the original unpaid
balance multiplied by 6.
UCC plans provide you with in
surance protection at regular confer
ence rates. You have not only fire and
theft insurance, but $50 deductible col
lision, and protection against other ac
cidental physical damage to your car.
The Universal Credit Company ha9
made these plans available through all
Ford dealers in the United States.
from knotting when the pads are
laundered. The outside cover is
merely a slip that may be put over
the pad and closed with snaps at
the back or basted together. Make
tapes of the same material to tie
the pad to the chair posts.
The back pad Is measured and
fitted in a similar way, and kept
at the right height on the chair by
sewing tapes to the top corners and
snapping them just below the top
bar of the chair back. At the bot
tom, the back pad may be finished
with long tape loops and the tapes
of the seat pad passed through
these to hold the back pad down.
Another idea is to make the back
cover a slip on, with two bound
holes for the posts to come thru.
This type reaches about two-thirds
of the way down the back. An at
tractive finish is to sew white cot
ton braid or ball fringe around the
WILLOWS GRANGE MEETS.
Willows grange January business
meeting was held Saturday, Jan. 25,
with nearly all new officers in at
tendance. A letter was read from
Pomona master, Minnie McFarland,
urging all officers, committees and
members to attend the council
meeting at Rhea creek, Feb. 2. Mr.
and Mrs. Art Stefani and Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Brinkman were elected
to become members. Donald Hel
iker reported for the agricultural
committee, and Kenneth Lunded
and J. O. Kincaid reported on legis
lative work. Bertha Cool reported
activities of the home economics
committee. A card party and dance
was announced to be held at the
grange hall in Cecil Saturday night
Feb. 1. A program was given after
the business was concluded, con
sisting of songs by all with Anna
Krebs, musician, at the piano; book
review by Dorothy Brady; clarinet
solo by Kenneth Lundell, accom
panied at the piano by O. L. Lun
dell. A discussion of the bills up
for election, Jan. 31, was held with
Bertha Cool talking on compensa
tion for legislators, and Mr. and
Mrs. E. J. Bristow, Mr. and Mrs,
Geo. Krebs and Mr. and Mrs. O. L.
Lundell talking on the other bills,
with wives and husbands taking
opposite sides. Mrs. Mary Lind
say read an article on "Taxes and
What We Pay Taxes On." Anna
Krebs gave a paper on "Important
See GUY SHAW at
Happenings in January." A skit
"Collecting Dues," was put on by
Donald Heliker and Otto Kurth.
The concluding chapter of the
grange continued story was read
by Vida Heliker. The last num
ber of the program was a march
which finished up as a spiral "all
around handshake." Willows
grange plans to initiate a class of
candidates in February.
Col. Robins Recommends
Low River Improvement
A ship channel 300 feet wide and
27 feet deep at low water as an aid
to navigation of the Columbia river
between Vancouver and Bonneville
has been approved by Colonel Thos.
M. Robins, United States division
engineer, in a report to the chief
engineer at Washington, it was an
Such improvement, estimated to
cost $2,380,000, would open the Co
lumbia river as far inland as The
Dalles to the smaller ocean-going
vessels and pave the way for port
developments at The Dalles, Hood
River, White Salmon, Stevenson
and other points.
The Inland Empire Waterways
association feels very elated over
the favorable decision of Colonel
Robins for it can only be viewed as
another boon to Columbia and
Snake river navigation.
By approving this channel Im
provement work the engineers are
following out their announced in
SEEDS AND FEEDS
BLUE, WHITE OR HANNCHEN SEED
SHEEP CUBES, MOLASSES SCREEN
INGS, COTTONSEED MEAL OR CAKES.
SHORTS ANEfMILL RUN
In Ton or Carload Lots
WEBB STREET FEED STORE
200 W. Webb St. Pendleton, Oregon
Just look at their "hot" prices
and you'll know this is going
to ho one of the Best sules
SAFEWAY ever put on.
6 LBS $1.00
6 LBS $1.25
Dependable M F
2 LB. TIN DC
Red Tag Specials RED TAG SPECIALS
OATS ckONLBMid0!s 29C
9Lb-H SHORTENING QC
BAG 4 LBS. 49c. 8LBS..t)l
t ADn PINEAPPLE, 2i2 QQp
LfAKD tiris.br. slices. 2TinsO7l
pure hog BAKING POWDER, K. C.
8 Lb. $- .49 quality. 1 Qrt
PAIL.. 1 REG. 25c SIZE J. til
RED TAG SPECIALS tfOV
SUGAR, Pure Cane 15 LBS. fl D
MILK, tall Federal 12 TINS A C
BEANS, Red or White, 20 LBS. l )
SOAP Crystal White, 20 BARSJrU'
RED TAG SPECIALS Red Tag Specials
What a Meal! BOTH PRUNES
WEINERSrl LB OQsa Fancv mcdlum
KRAUT, lge. 22 tin 4l 10 LBS. .. 59c
SOAP, Palm Olive -i 25 LBS. $1.25
4 BARS J. cIC COCOA
MEAT, Jowls Off
LB Atlls 2 LB. TIN
SH!!d 35c II 19c
RED TAG SPECIALS
PEPPER 8 OZ. Shillings - fV
SALT REG. 25c SACK
BROWN SUGAR 3 LBS. VyiC
PANCAKE FLOUR, 2 '2 lb. pkg. 1
TOILET PAPER .... 4 Rolls Zee ii Q
RED TAG SPECIALS RED TAG SPECIALS
FLOUR Priced Low CHEESE Off
49 Lb. Safeway .. $1.75 LB- 0
49 Lb. Ore. Maid $1.65 Full cream loaf
Carrots - R. Beggas PANCAKE Jt
J- V LBS X V C j Q, K. quality
RED TAG SPECIALS
P. N. BUTTER 2 LBS. Oil A
CRACKERS, Snowflakes, 2 Lbs. U l
MUSTARD, 2 FULL QUARTS J VW C
CANDY, fancy mix 3 LBS. A . II
TOMATO SAUCE, 7 Reg. Tins C4 C
tention of Improving the Columbia
and Snake rivers by progressive
development starting at tide-water
and working inland.
Continued announcements of fa
vorable projects and work on our
river systems will depend entirely
upon continued united action. This
is best illustrated by a statement
made recently by.Archie M. Camp,
president, LaCrosse Grain Grow
ers, Inc.: "I know that all grain
growers and others interested in the
welfare of agriculture are very
much interested in the development
of the Columbia and Snake rivers,
and everyone should feel the need
of a united action at this time."
The Inland Empire Waterways
association is now preparing a brief
to be submitted before the Board of
Engineers wherein it is expected to
produce preponderance of evidence
immediately justifying the construc
tion of the Umatilla Rapids dam
and the Snake river improvements.
Highest corn-belt prices for car
loads of broke or range horses,
mules and colts. Fred Chandler
Horse & Mule Market, Charlton,
Benefit Hot Lunch Fund
FEB. 8 GOOD MUSIC