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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 1936.
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New Pension Plan.
By A. L. LLNDBECK
Salem. The legality of marble
boards, pin-ball machines and mo
tion picture theater "bank nights"
will be argued before the state su
preme court this fall.
Whether the coin machines are
games of skill and lawful amuse
ment devices or gambling para
phernalia will have to be determin
ed by the state's highest tribunal.
And whether "bank night" is within
the law or beyond the pale as a
lottery will also have to be settled.
The decision will be stat-wide in
scope. Either the marble machines,
which are reputed to have a "take"
of $4,000,000 per year, will continue
to operate or they will go.
Ralph E. Moody, assistant state's
attorney-general and special pros
ecutor of gambling and vice cases 1 incidence, both convicts No. 1 and
busy studying a plan nearly as long
as its name. j
Creation of a state department of
business regulation by consolidating
the banking, insurance and corpor
ation departments is being consid
ered for recommendation to the
January, 1937, legislature. Some
other changes under consideration
are: transfer from the state trea
surer to the tax commission of
responsibility for collection of the
inheritance and gift taxes, transfer
from the land board to the tax
commission of the handling of es
cheated estates, placing of all pur
chasing power under the budget di
rector instead of the secretary of
the board of control.
The state penitentiary is crowd
ed to capacity with 1000 prisoners.
Not all are in the main cell blocks,
of course, but never before in his
tory have so many convicts been
An even 14,000 persons have
"done time" in the penitentiary
since it was established by the ter
ritory of Oregon in 1851. The pris
on was built in Portland, but moved
to Salem in 1866. By a strange co
New Fabrics Feature Fall Fashions
in Marion county, started the ques
tions on their way through the
courts. After stopping the opera
ting of the machines in Salem,
convicting a Salem policeman of
bribery and unsuccessfully trying
the city's chief of police twice for
alleged negligence in failing to
prosecute known gamblers, Moody
suddenly ordered Sheriff A. C. Burk
of Marion county to stop the opera
tion of all marble boards, pin-ball
games and "bank nights" within
On the last day of grace, attor
neys obtained temporary restrain
ing orders preventing state or coun
ty officials from seizing or destroy
ing the machines at least until Sept.
17, when arguments on a permanent
injunction will be heard.
A new old age pension plan has
taken its place in Oregon's politic
' Organized Voting Power, Inc., is
the name of the group which filed
articles of incorporation with Char
les H. Carey, state corporation
commissioner. Its goal will be an
organization (membership fee, Jl
per year) to work for this pen
A check for $75 per month for
every citizen over 50 years of age,
and all unemployables, blind, crip
pled and physically-handicapped
persons no matter what their age;
$25 per month for each dependent
A two per cent transactions tax
on all business to raise the revenue,
which the pension sponsors propose
to have collected by the federal bu
reau of internal revenue, and de
posited in the U. S. treasury and
disbursed by the U. S. veterans ad
ministration. R. V. Stroup, C. H.
Allen, E. E. Graffinberger, A. W.
Banks and Richard Deich, all of
Portland, formed the organization.
Whether an initiativs bill to pro
hibit Columbia river fishing with
traps and seines will get on the
November general election ballot
is another question before the lo
A temporary restraining order
has been issued against Secretary
of State Snell, and arguments will
be heard Sept 4 for a permanent
injunction. William H. Trindle,
Marion county district attorney,
appeared as plaintiff in the action,
alleging he had reason to believe
many supposed signatures of vot
ers on the petitions were paid for
In violation of law, It was charged
and circulators made false affidav
its as to signatures.
Oregon farmers may sell 50,000
tons of surplus hay to the drouth
regions of the mid-west Five rail
roads agreed to set up an emer
gency freight rate of $8 per ton
the regular carrying charge is $13.
20 after they had been bombarded
for two weeks by state and federal
Governor Martin, Solon T. White,
state director of agriculture; Frank
C. McColloch, public utilities com
missioner; Ray W. Gill, master of
the state grange; George W. Potts,
president of the Oregon Farmers
Union; F. L. Ballard, Oregon State
college; Mabel Irwin, secretary of
the Farm Rate council; W. L. Goss
lin, the governor's private secre
tary; Senators Charles L. McNary
and Frederick Steiwer and Rep.
James Mott were all raining tele
grams on the railroad presidents
before they gave in.
The legislature's interim commis
sion on governmental and admin
istrative reorganization is keeping
No. 14,000 were from Marion coun
ty and committed the same crime,
larceny. First inmate was Indian
Charley, No. 14,000 is Joseph Gig-ger.
Four new railroad construction
projects are being considered in
Oregon, Public Utilities Commis
sioner McColloch and Governor
The city of Grants Pass, whose
unique charter permits it to own
and operate a railroad, and Cres
cent City, Calif., harbor district
have already applied to the inter
state commerce commission for
permission to extend the California-Oregon
Coast railroad from its
present terminus at Water Creek,
Ore., to Crescent City, Calif.
The 81 1-2 miles of construction
would cost $7,380,711, with nearly
half the money coming as a grant
from the federal works progress
administration and $3,750,000 as a
loan from the reconstruction fin
The I. C. C. has already approved
construction of the 90-mile Gold
Coast railroad from Port Orfora
to Iceland, 20 miles north of Grants
Pass. Talk of a cross-state line
from Burns to the coast via Klam
ath Falls ha3 been revived. The
war department too, is talking of
completing a link between Humbolt
Bay, Calif., and Coos Bay to give
complete railroad connection from
San Francisco to the mouth of the
Columbia river. The line would al
low the rapid movement of railroad
artillery in coast defense.
The state highway department
and A. R. Hollingshed, of Harper,
tiny Malheur county town, are at
Hollingshed notified the depart
ment he was going to put a toll
gate across a section of the Central
Oregon highway because he was
not paid for the right-of-way taken
by the road across his property.
The state said the county would
have to pay. But if the toll gate
goes up, the state will have to go
to court to tear It down.
The state insurance department's
business is better than ever, ac
cording to Commissioner Hugh H.
Earle. Collections of company and
agents' license fees and taxes on
net premiums will be nearly $750,
000 this year $40,000 more than
came in last year Earle said.
Governor Martin declined to aid
a man in West Los Angeles in find
ing a wife. But Private Secretary
W. L. Gosslin would. He sent the
Romeo two letters from women in
Salem and Baker who seemed in
terested in the mail-order proposal,
By LA VERN BAKER
Thomas Dillon and family of
Pueblo, Col., have moved into the
Chas. Goodwin house. They intend
Mr. and Mrs, Leo Root visited
at the home of E. Root in Umatilla
Mrs. Guy Barlow and Chloe re
turned home Tuesday after a visit
in Seattle with Mrs. Barlow s mother.
Mrs. Bill Considine is leaving on
Thursday for a short visit in Port
land. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ranney and
Mr. Ranney's mother were dinner
guests Sunday at the Ash home,
tion at the coast
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kruse visited
Sunday at the home of Don Potter
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NEW YORK . . Above are two smart Fall outfits which are being
featured in fashion parades now under way. here. At the left is a cape
ensemble of a soft knitted wool mixture with tiny raised flaps In white
and light gray on a darker gray hairy surfaced ground. Right, seated,
a model box jacketed suit of dark green tweed flecked with red. The
skirt is gracefully flared.
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BISMARCK, N. U. . . . Hungry cattle whose rangelands are now barren
dust-coveredt-plains, finally invaded -he North Dakota state capltol
grounds here last week, nibbling at such sparse grasses as had survived
the icorcbing beat which gripped this state for weeks.
at Condon. They also visited Harry
Palmer at Olex. Upon their arrival
home they found Mr. and Mrs. John
Neubert and children and Mr. Neu-
bert's sister of Grand Island, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Neubert are cousins
of the Kruses.
Elizabeth, Helen and Fred Slan-
ger left Sunday for a week's vaca-
Dallas Wilson of La Grande was
a business visitor here over tne
Mr. and Mrs. E. Peck and daugh
ters returned Sunday from Yakima.
They reorted Mrs. Uthe doing fine
after her operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Lew Morgan of
Cascade Locks spent the week end
at the Weston home.
Virginia Compton returned home
Sunday after spending several
weeks with her mother in Califor
nia. Frank M. Jones nd sons of Kin
zua visited last week at the C. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnon Hug are the
parents of a baby girl born August
11. Baby and mother are at home
Miss Maxine Ballinger visited
friends here Monday afternoon.
Otto Seifert of Cheney, Wash.,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Browning and
children and Albert Weathers and
son were Friday night visitors at
the home of their aunt, Mrs. C. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Zoll and children
were week-end visitors in Portland.
Mrs. Gorham, Marcell Gorham,
Mr3. Fortier and Norma Gibbons
left Monday for a week's vacation
Mrs. Clifford Christopherson of
Portland left for her home Sunday
after visiting here for a short time
with her mother, Mrs. Harry
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Messenger,
Lois, and Mrs. Frank Hammel spent
Thursday in Walla Walla attend
ing the centennial held there.
Mr, and Mrs. Wallace Goodrich
of New Plymouth, Idaho, stopped on
their way to Portland and visited
Mrs. Goodrich's grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. G. Blayden.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Cable visited at
the Downs home last week.
Nadine Rice and her two aunts
visited here Tuesday afternoon.
J. M. Allen is now employed as
mechanic at Partlow s service sta
tion. Mr. Zoll is going into busi
ness for himself.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Doney and
Vernon Russell made a trip to Port
land to bring their baby girl home
from the hospital. The baby la re
ported doing fine.
A chicken dinner was enjoyed
at the Souders home last Sunday.
Covers were laid for Mr. and Mrs.
F. Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. F. Cra
mer and Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Blay
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Wilson vis
ited friends and relatives here over
the week end.
Mrs. N. A. Macomber will have
charge of the school cafeteria this
Clara Mae Dillon has gone to
Seattle for a short vacation, visiting
her sister, Nellie Dillon.
M. Soudera and Mr. Tannehill
were business visitors in Hermis-
ton last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thorp were
business visitors in Walla Walla
Mr. and Mrs. U. Messenger of
Portland spent the week end vis
iting their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. T. Messenger.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Barlow at
tended the circus In Heppner last
week where they saw Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Ingles. Mr. and Mrs. In
gles were going to California for a
short vacation before school starts
Harlan Lundell and Warren Dil
lon went on a fishing trip on the
Bert Bates of Portland visited
at the Frank Cramer home last
The Gillespie family are out from
quarantine now. They have been
quarantined for several weeks with
Paul Partlow and sons returned
Friday from a fishing and huckle
berrylng trip in the mountains.
Pauline Stoup, editor of Hermls
ton Hreald, and E. P. Dodd were
Boardman visitors Friday looking
for early history material for the
30th year edition of the Herald.
Roy Wolfe was in Boardman
Monday. He is moving to Wallula.
Mrs. Wolfe stopped in The Dalles
to visit with their son.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jaynes have
left for Canada where they intend
to make a visit
tices suggested by stockmen for
possible inclusion are water devel
opment, including water spreading
and water hole and well improve
ment; rodent control, fencing for
grazing control, alternate and de
ferred grazing, and range reseed-ing.
If developed the program would
not apply exclusively to eastern
Oregon in this state but would be
applicable in any section where
conditions are such to meet the
specifications drawn up, it was explained.
Rhea Creek Home Economics
club will meet at the hall Thursday,
August 27 in the afternon. All
members are urged to be present,
and each one is requested to bring
a tea towel.
Mrs. Walter Becket is visiting
relatives in Portland this week.
Successful huckleberry pickers
from this section are Mr. and Mrs.
Orrin Wright and family and Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Wright, and Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Akers, the latter
making the trip to Mt. Adams.
Rose and Mary Bethke are vis
iting their father in Portland this
Mrs. Ray Wright is improving
after a recent illness.
Among visitors at the county
agent's office Friday were Florence
Dalzell of Dry Fork and Mrs. A.
W. Bowker of Alpine,
CARD OF THANKS.
We take this opportunity to ex
tend our heartfelt appreciation for
the kind assistance, sympathy, and
floral tributes of all of our friends
in our bereavement.
Otha C. Stephens,
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Rue,
Mr. and Mrs. O. Glllenwater
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Rue and
Miss Cora Mae Rue,
L. J. Scott,
Sell your surplus stock through
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Oregon Farm Price Level
Soars Upward 20 Percent
Coming out of the April-May 6
percent tailspin, the general Oregon
farm price level has soared upward
approximately 20 percent during
the last three months, as the great
drought of 1936 spread over agricul
tural areas east of the Rockie3,
says L, R. Breithaupt, agricultural
extension economist at Oregon
"The drought situation so far has
registered favorably for Oregon
producers of eggs, butterfat, wheat
oats, barley, potatoes and several
other commodities," Breithaupt
says. "Hop prices have advanced
more than any other commodity,
helping to boost the Oregon farm
price index, owing to unfavorable
growing conditions for hops in Or
egon, Washington and California
not because of the drought."
That the immediate effect of the
drought on prices will not be favor
able in respect to all Oregon farm
products is evident, however, both
from the record of price trends
during the past few weeks and from
information given In the latest
monthly review of the agricultural
situation and outlook prepared by
Mr. Breithaupt. Meat supplies on
the markets, especially unfinished
stock, are likely to be Increased
through forced sales during the
next few months, although the 1937
market outlook for practically all
animal products will be strengthened.
The current, or August Issue of
the monthly report on agricultural
conditions gives special considera
tion to the problem trend of prices
for egg3, dairy products, beef, hogs,
lambs, wool and wheat According
to the analysis, prospective supply
and demand conditions are quite
favorable in respect to dairy pro
ducts and hogs, especially. The
number of milk cows in relation
to the population of the United
States is showing" a moderate
downward trend, while consumer
demand has been strengthening.
These two factors account for most
of the changes in the trend of Ore
gon butterfat prices from year to
year, according to data In the pub
AAA Livestock Program
May be Completed Soon
Early formation of a concrete
plan for livestock producers of the
western states to cooperate under
the agricultural conservation pro
gram appears certain as stockmen
at state meetings throughout the
west voiced approval of such ac
tion. Oregon stockmen at the state
conference at Pendleton not only
urged completion of a detailed pro
gram but provided definite assist
ance in formulating detailed prac
tices of range improvement that
might qualify for benefit payments
under the act.
As a result of action at the meet
ing a committee of active stock
men representing various parts of
the state and interests involved has
been appointed to work wtlh repre
sentatives of Oregon State college
In working out specific proposals.
This favorable action was taken
only after those at the meeting had
been positively assured by D. C.
Mumford and other federal AAA
representatives that the proposed
program would be a range Improve
ment and not a livestock reduction
Principles he laid down at the
outset were that It would not be
based on more reduction of live
stock numbers; that the AAA is not
Interested In shifting the livestock
industry from the west to farther
east, nor In increasing range for
wild life to the detriment of live
stock, and that it is not tied up in
any way with past or future pro
cessing tax proposals.
Tentative ranga improving prac-
Prepare summer meals
in cool comfort!
An electric range sends its heat into your food
...does not make your kitchen a "bake oven"!
The oven of an electric range even
when used for several hoars raises your
kitchen temperature only about 1.
This is because rock wool insulation
keeps the heat inside the oven where
it belongs. The surface units direct
their heat into utensils, too.
Because the temperature control
does your oven watching, you don't
have to flood your kitchen with heat
every few minutes peeking and turn
ing your food. You just open the oven
door once when the clock says your
food has been in the correct length of
time and remove your dinner.
Thus when you have an electric
range, your kitchen stays comfortable.
Why continue to swelter in the heat
of some old-fashioned cooking method ?
Electric ranges are priced so that you
can afford them. You'll find the terms
convenient. Start enjoying real cook
ing comfort. Visit an electric range
dealer or our nearest office today.
Enjoy a refreshing bath
A hot bath is the most cooling bath you can
take. And when you have an automatic elec
tric water heater, you can bathe any time
you desire for there's plenty of hot water
on tap. Your house doesn't become over
heated through keeping up a range or fur
nace fire. You don't have to remember to
light or turn off your heater. Your hot water
supply is as automatic as your cold water
supply. Ask us to tell you more about elec
tric hot water service . . . and about our low
water heating rate.
SEE ANY DEALER IN ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
or PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
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Easy terms if you wish.
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