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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1937.
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE,
Established March 30, 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES,
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1912
Published every Thursday morning by
CEAWrOBD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
J'ASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor
SPENCER CRAWFORD, Manager
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Pierce and Power.
-NREGON'S governor, Portland's
mayor, and the state's con
gressional delegation had a little
family spat all their own in Wash
ington the other day. It all arose
over preference in distribution of
Obstreperous Walter M. Pierce,
whose white faced calves once
bawled Walter's way to Oregon's
governorship, was at the seat of the
trouble. He introduced a bill all his
own, avowedly in line with President
Roosevelt's policy in such matters,
but which conflicted with another
bill supported by the rest of Oregon's
delegation and sanctioned strongly
by Martin, Carson, et als.
The hearing room of the house
committee on rivers and harbors
where, ironically enough, Governor
Martin once sat as a committee mem
ber, was the scene of the spat. It
occurred in the course of a public
hearing on the various power bills
but, as report has it, the Oregonians
had the room to themselves when
Unfortunately, Oregon's governor
and Portland's mayor, if daily press
dispatches had it correctly, directed
at Mr. Pierce some of the strong,
unquotable language for which they
are noted. We say unfortunately,
because men holding such positions
of public trust should find less base
and more adequate words with which
to express themselves.
Albeit, Mr. Pierce had little op
portunity to defend his position, so
he says, in the committee room.
Therefore, he occasioned a mimeo
graphed sheet to be sent out "To
My Friends of the Second District,"
justifying his stand.
Tying Governor Martin up with
the Portlanders, he accuses the op
position of desiring to retain Bonne
ville power for industry at tidewa
ter, while alleging that he, Mr.
Pierce, is protecting the people's
rights in the matter.
In his explanation to his friends
of the second district, Mr. Pierce in
fers that one or two big industries
have their clutches out to grab all
the power from Bonneville. He says,
"Under this program, one company
could take all the power and, be
cause of automatic processes, could
use it without adding one hundred
people to Oregon's population and
That plainly is the creation of a
groundless bogy man. Actually what
Mr. Pierce wants done is to have
Uncle Sam distribute the power far
ther than the switchboard at the
dam. He holds out to farmer votes
the allure of the government giving
cheap power to every farm house.
He does not tell that the excessive
cost of constructing distribution lines
would make power dear to the in
The Portland men, in accordance
with the plan which we, ourselves,
heard explained by Colonel Robins of
the army engineers os the only feas
ible plan, ask that power be made
available to everyone at a fixed
schedule of rates at the switch
board. Original power development at
Bonneville calls for installation of
only two of the large dynamos for
which there are places provided for
14. Colonel Robins estimated it
would be at least five years before
all the power from the two units
would be taken, taking into consid
eration every possible outlet in view
at the time he spoke. He said fur
ther that additional units would be
installed as fast as demand was
shown for additional power.
We have not noticed where Presi
dent Roosevelt has sanctioned Uncle
Sam going into the retail power bus
iness. And as much as we would
like to see every farm in eastern
Oregon electrified with cheap Bonne
ville power, we can see no way in
which it can be done. Someone
must stand the tremendous cost of
construction of the distribution lines.
Eastern Oregon is too sparsely set
tled for individuals to stand their
proportionate share of the cost, and
if the government undertook the
task it would mean the issuing of
many more bonds, an unsavory mor
sel to the administration just at this
So, as we view it, the sooner the
government starts contracting juice
at the Bonneville switchboard to
anyone who wishes to pay the price,
the sooner will industries begin to
blossom on the lower Columbia and
the sooner will the benefits of the
$60,000,000 project be reflected thru
out the entire state. If one big al
uminum concern takes all the output
from the first dynamos, there are
still 12 more dynamos to come. And
we cannot vision any one or two
industries using all the available
power without putting a hundred or
two men to work.
The army engineers expect that
the rates will be fixed on a 50-year
amortization basis. So, again, if one
or two industries use all the power
and pay for the dam in fifty years,
we would like to live to view their
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Lexington grange is sponsoring a
community auction sale at the grange
hall next Wednesday, beginning at
10 a. m. A free lunch will be served
at noon. Full particulars will be
found elsewhere in this paper.
The carnival and dance which was
held in the school gymnasium Sat
urday night were well attended and
is reported to have been a success
Carr's orchestra of Pendleton will
furnish the music for a dance at the
Lexington grange hall Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. James Pointer of
Silverton spent the week end with
Mrs. Pointer's mother, Mrs. Nettie
M. Davis. On Sunday morning Mr.
Pointer preached at the Congrega
tional church and at the Christian
church Sunday evening. A large
crowd attended both meetings.
Mrs. Orville Cutsforth underwent
an operation for appendicitis at the
Heppner hospital last Thursday.
Mrs. Claude Hill of Redmond spent
the week end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. G. McMillan.
Mrs. Roger Jordon and children
were recent guests of Mrs. Jordons
mother, Mrs. Louis Marquardt.
Mrs. Harvey Bauman returned
home Sunday from Portland where
she went last week to consult a bone
specialist concerning an injury to her
hip which she received some time
ago. While in Portland Mrs. Bau
man was the guest of Mrs. Walter
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Palmer oi
lone were Lexington visitors Tues
day. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jackson and
family of Pendleton spent the week
end in Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Barnhouse of
Antone were week-end guests at the
home of Mrs. Barnhouse's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. McMillan.
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Fulgham were their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William
Graves of Kennewick, Wash., Miss
Opal Briggs and John Barber of
Miss Delpha Merritt has returned
home from North Powder where she
spent several months visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. D. Campbell
and Mr. and Mrs. James Leach en
joyed a fishing trip in the moun
Willard Martin was a visitor in
The Dalles Sunday.
Mrs. Pat Healy of Heppner spent
Sunday with Mrs. J. G. Johnson.
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Mrs. R. B. Rice was also a guest at
the Johnson home Sunday.
Mrs. C. P. Brown spent last week
The members of the Ladies Aid of
the Congregational church entertain
ed with a party at the Aid room on
Wednesday afternoon honoring Mrs.
George Allyn, the occasion being
her birthday. Mrs. Allyn received
many lovely gifts.
F. H. Turner of lone has been ap
pointed manager of the Morrow Oil
conmpany, replacing Elmer Hunt
who has been holding the job tem
porarily since the death of the for
mer manager, Frank Shively.
Mrs. Elsie M. Beach was a visitor
in Portland over the week end.
S. J. Devine, Lawrence Beach and
Carl Whillock are driving new cars
which they purchased recently.
Mrs. Lonnie Henderson, who was
called to Portland by the serious ill
ness of her mother about two weeks
ago, has returned to her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glasscock and
son Marvin of La Grande spent the
week end with relatives in this com
munity. The Glasscocks formerly
lived in Lexington.
E. C. Daugherty was a business
visitor in Condon Tuesday.
Roy Campbell and Bryce Keene
motored to Pendleton Wednesday
Mrs. Lee Sprinkel of Heppner
spent Wednesday with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Vernon Scott.
The Lexington school students
plan to participate in the music fes
tival and track meet at Heppner
Mr. Saylor of Echo was a busi
ness visitor in this city Tuesday.
Mrs. E. C. Daugherty and daugh
ter Yvonne spent several days in
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Blalock where they visited Mrs.
Daughety's sister, Mrs. George
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott and
son spent Sunday with relatives at
Mrs. Millett of Monmouth is vis
iting her daughter, Mrs. George
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Devine are
spending the week in Hood River.
Mrs. Helena Buschke of lone spent
Wednesday in Lexington with her
daughter, Ms. Arley Peck.
Hueh Shaw, who now resides at
Stanfield, was a visitor in this city
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hill of Hepp
ner were guests of Mr. and Mrs. S.
G. McMillan Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Palmer
spent Sunday at the Marion Palmer
home near lone.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wickersham
and children arrived Wednesday
from Portland for a visit with Mrs.
Wickersham's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Peterson, uncle of little El
sie Rosetta Ball who was accident
ally killed by a gunshot Tuesday
evening, was in the city yesterday
assisting with funeral arrangements.
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