Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, June 24, 1937, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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Gazette Times
Established March 30, 1883;
Established November 18, 1897;
Published every Thursday morning by
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
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Official Paper for Morrow County
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1937 JUNE 1937
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They Served Well
fTWO pioneers who earned the
X honor and respect of their fel
lows over the entire county passed
to their reward this week. Jesse J,
Wells, who first saw the light ofc day
within the confines of what is now
Morrow county and who labored
here throughout his entire life 26
years of it as county assessor, and
Smith P. Devin, who came to Hepp
ner as a lad of 17 and who contrib
uted to the county's upbuilding as
farmer and for many years as chief
of police of Heppner, will long be
remembered for service well per
formed. Mr. Wells made an outstanding
contribution to better government in
Morrow county and in Oregon thru
the establishment of a system of
records to simplify and facilitate the
work of his office. The Wells sys
tem was copied by assessors in many
other counties. This progressive step
is but one of many which signified
the conscientious type of service
that Mr. Wells gave the county. To
him, largely, is due the credit for
Morrow county having one of the
most efficient assessor's offices in the
And as did Mr. Wells in the as
sessor's office, so did Mr. Devin as
chief of police.
The work of the latter, however,
touched the life of the community
in a different way. Mr. Devin dealt
with law violation, and he did so
fearlessly. At times he placed his
own life in jeopardy for the public
welfare. He did this readily and un
flinchingly when occasion arose. At
times he was arbiter when there was
dispute. At times he changed the
ways of reckless youth through fath
erly advice. At all times he evidenced
that measure of horse sense that
averts needless trouble, while keep
ing things on an even keel. But that
was not all Mr. Devin did. In his
office there was no task too menial
or too big but he would attempt it,
and accomplish it in a creditable
manner. He swept Main street at
nights while the city slept, and many
never realized how it was kept that
way, and when streets were to be
graveled, he directed that, too.
These men became tired in public
service, and they earned the plaudit,
"Well done."
There's no color line now, at least
so far as the big-wig pugilists are
concerned. Jimmy Braddock was
KO'd by Joe Louis in the eighth
round at Chicago Tuesday evening,
and now the colored lad from De-
Never was big brother so fond of
little sister, as was Portland when
the Moscow to San Francisco avia
tors landed at Vancouver this week.
Sez Portland to the world, "My little
sister and I, WE killed a b'ar."
And, giving Portland its due for
earned laurels, may we congratulate
the metropolis's mayor on the more
Mayor Jones and members of the
city council feel justified in asking
the voters of the city of Heppner to
approve the bond issue for street
improvements in the sum of $7,000
at the special election, July 14, be
cause in their opinion it will greatly
enhance the value of residential and
business property in this city as well
as lessen the menace to health which
is caused through dust rising from
our unimproved streets. The cost of
the said proiect is not prohibitive
and would not add greatly to any tax
which would be levied for the re
payment of said bonds together with
their interest in future years.
Under the proposed issue the bonds
would be issued serially, due after
five years at the rate of $1,000 each
year. It is expected and we believe
that the bonds will be purchased at
an interest rate not to exceed 4.
Using this as a basis for figuring, the
total amount the city would have to
pay, including interest, would be
$9,520 over a period of twelve years,
which, based upon the present as
sessed value of the city, would mean
that for a period of the ensuing
twelve years, the taxpayers of this
city would pay an additional $1.20
annually per $1000 of assessed val
uation. Issuance of these bonds will not
recent evidence of his good judg
ment the selection of one of Mor
row county's native lassies for his
bride. To you, Mr. and Mrs. Carson
many happy returns of the day.
troit has the center of the ring
White and black boys alike will be
after his number, and it won't be
just the one in the telephone di
What with speaking to the editors'
convention at La Grande and Wal
lowa lake on Saturday after helping
lay the cornerstone of the new cap
itol building at Salem on Thursday,
and heading Portland's parade of
Russion air heroes Monday, Gov
ernor Martin was one of the busiest
men in the state this week. A Ga
zette Times representation at Wal
Iowa lake complimented the gov
ernor for disseminating good repub
lican doctrine at the lake banquet,
where the governor said, "You can't
keep on spending money forever,
without some time reaching the bot
tom of the well . . . There's too many
crack-pot politicians running the
government." To the compliment the
governor replied: "That's not repub
lican doctrine,- that's just common
horse sense."
On July 14 Heppner will vote to
get itself out of the dust. That is,
unless Jupiter Pluvius forgets to tip
his sprinkler back up again, in which
case it will be the mud. But wheth
er the street paving gets Heppner
out of dust or mud, everyone will
give old Jupe a vote of thinks for
what promises to be the wettest
June in history.
The Add-a-Stitch club had its last
meeting at the home of Nettie Flow
er. The Ohio rose quilt was won by
Emma Garrigues. Present were Irene
Padberg, Elsie Cowins, Jennie Boo
her, Nina Snyder, Delia Edmund
son, Mae Edmundson, Nettie Flower,
Zella DuFault. Delicious refresh
ments were served.
We wish to thank the many kind
friends for their expressions of sym
pathy extended during Mrs. Chinn's
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Chinn
and Daniel.
Little Jean Clouston, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Clouston in the
city today from Lakeview to attend
funeral services for. Mrs. Clouston's
father, the late S. P. Devin, had two
ticks removed from her scalp this
morning at a local doctor's office.
She had been innoculated against
tick fever.
Mr. and Mrs, Ed Freudenthal of
Hillsboro and daughter, Margaret,
visited at the Joseph Belanger home
Tuesday evening while in the city.
Mr. Freudenthal is manager of a
large Hillsboro dairy.
Hugh Shaw was calling in the city
yesterday from Hermlston.
in any way jeopardize the city's fi
nancial condition. At the time the
city of Heppner established the mu
nicipal water system it was in debt
$115,000. Since that date the city's
bonded indebtedness has been re
duced to $62,000 and during the time
this reduction was made a great
many improvements have been made
and paid for in full. The following
are a few of the improvements:
Construction of concrete
reservoir $12,000
Paving Main street 9,000
Boring two wells 5,000
Purchase of Rodeo Field .... 4,500
Metering city 6,500
Installation of steel pipe at
well intake 6,000
Improvement of Willow
creek road 4,000
Gravelling streets 3,000
Purchase of City Hall 1,500
Bridges 3,000
Replacement of wood pipe
line with steel pipe (ap
proximately $4500 of
which was federal grant 18,000
Tapping Kelley's spring .... 1,200
We also desire to call attention of
the voters to the fact that we will
be unable to use to the fullest ad
vantage the $8,000 which is now in
the street construction fund unless
this additional $7000 is- raised through
the issuance of bonds.
Forest Camp Location Here
Talked by Club; CCC Boys
Present Program Features.
The Lions club discussed the mat
ter of provision of a site for the pro-
posed forest camp at Heppner at its
Monday luncheon, and Ray P. Kinne,
president, appointed Jap Crawford,
M. L. Case and E. L. Morton as a
committee to investigate various site
proposals and to assist in whatever
way possible in providing such site.
The committee made report of its
findings before the council meeting
Monday evening and arranged for a
meeting with the county court at 10
o'clock this morning.
A program feature was a talk by
William M. Nolan, assistant educa
tion adviser of Camp Heppner, CCC,
who told how he personally had been
benefitted by the Civilian Conserva
tion corps. Having been orphaned
as a small boy, his early youth was
not well directed. He shipped to sea
as a young lad and drifted aimlessly
without any definite goal in life. On
becoming enrolled with CCC, he
found a balance in direction of both
mental and physical being, and be
came better satisfied. Leaving the
organization once, he sought pri
vate employment again in the mari
time industry, but it was just at the
time of the major strikes and he was
unsuccessful. He reentered the CCC
with determination that the oppor
tunity to progress was mainly with
the individual and thus set a goal
for hmiself of so much progress each
year through study and work. So
far, he said, he has been able to real
ize on his ambitions, and his future
course now lies clearly ahead of
Another program feature was the
singing of two songs by John Bar
ber, another member of the local
camp, accompanied by Miss Lucille
Moyer who has taken the position of
club accompanist. The first song sung
by Barber was "The Lonesome Cow
boy," the words of which were writ
ten by Mrs. Ira McConkie, native
Morrow county woman and sister of
Glenn Hayes of this city, with mu
sical score by John McLain of New
Ellsworth Chafee of Spokane is
visiting at the home of his uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Chaffee.
He was met at Pasco by Mr. and Mrs.
Chaffee Sunday.
Bargain in grand piano, also up
right; will sell for balance due, terms
or cash. G. F. Johnson Music Co.,
Portland, Ore. 16-18.
Andy Baldwin returned yesterday
from a trip to Portland, Canby and
Potted plants at all times, phone
1332; will deliver. 15tf
Few people realize that the for
est service in a community is really
one of the business institutions. They
iust sort of figure it is something
vague, way orr, ana aoesn i
At the present time we have on
the Heppner district a road camp
using eight or ten employees, an
ERA camp using fourteen, a range
survey party of seven and a short
term organization of twelve, up
wards of fifty men are employed.
(Annually, through the summer
months.) Part of their wages and
part of the supplies used are pur
chased in our local community.
Approximately 25,000 lambs and a
thousand head of beef are fattened
and sent to market from the local
high mountain ranges.
The short term organization is
protecting upwards of thirty million
dollars worth of stumpage, which
will soon, as we count years, be on
its way to market.
A thousand or more hunters pat
ronize our local forest in hunting
season. Local merchants profit to
some extent thru the purchase of
gasoline, supplies and ammunition,
As the hunters are about 30 suc
cessful, we might add a ton and a
half of venison to our resources and
a good many buckskin gloves.
A couple of hundred or more local
folks pick many gallons of tooth
some mountain huckleberries for
winter pies. A small item but one
that adds pleasure to many a dull
winter day as teeth are sunk into
juicy, drippy pies made by mother.
By the way, the berries have set
very nicely and there is every prom
ise of a bumper crop for this year.
Local ranchers avail themselves
of the gift of dead timber and haul
nearly two thousand cords annually
to their homes for winter fuel. Not
so big a value in dollars and cenSts
but think of the return in cosy com
fort. For your pleasure and protection
as well as the protection of your
resources, several hundred miles of
roads and telephone lines have been
built and are being maintained.
Many thousand dollars have been
put into various improvements such
as cabins, towers, fences and water
systems. A part of the material go
ing into these improvements was
purchased locally.
As every effort is being bent to
place the resources of the forest on
a sustained yield, it is hoped the peo
ple can figure they will always have
thirty million dollars worth of
stumpage, that we can always ship
25,000 lambs and a thousand head of
beef, and that the thousand hunters
can always come annually and not
go home entirely disgruntled.
Watershed values are something
vague, until one comes in direct con
tact with their worth. The S. C. S.
engineers figure that a small portion
of the head of one creek brought by
ditch into Willow creek has added at
least $25,000 a year in increased
crops to the farmers down Willow
creek valley. '
Its hard to say just what the value
1928 Chevrolet Sport Roadster
1928 Chevrolet Coupe
1934 Pontiac 4-Door Sedan
1936 Dodge 4-Door Sedan
1929 Studebaker 4-Door Sedan
1931 Willys Knight Sedan
1929 Marquette Sedan
Any of the equipment sold on easy terms
Arlington, Oregon Phone 702
of the business is to local people
We handle many thousands of dol
lars in the course of a year. Wages,
supplies, equipment on one side of
the ledger and various forms of re
ceipts on the other. It's my opinion
that many of these dollars slide off
into local channels of trade and help
many home folks keep the big bad
wolf from the door.
For SaleTwo month-old poults
and White Leghorn pullets, priced
reasonably. W. L. Suddarth, Irrigon,
Ore. 16-19p.
E. J. Merrill was transacting busi
ness in the city Monday from the
ranch south of Hardman.
Walter Blackburn and R. C. Ban
nister went to Pendleton yesterday
on business.
Tom, Dick and Harry, and the
children of the street
Always view our windows to
select good things to eat,
And when their parent starry for
some culinary aid
They see the best in pastries
that ever a baker made.
Ever notice the children looking long
Ingly in our windows? Bat then yon
can't blame the youngsters, for the
reason is apparent. Those tempting
pastries are just as appetizing in
taste as they are appealing In ap
pearance. We know yon will agree
with ns once yon try them.
Heppner Bakery
Sat June 26
Music by
This dance, originally set for
lone Legion hall, was trans
ferred to Lexington because
lone hall has not received a
1929 Model A Ford Truck
1932 GMC Truck
1935 C-30 International Truck
1933 Dodge Truck
1936 m Ton Panel Truck
Many other cars and trucks