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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THUR
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE,
Established March 30, 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES.
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1912
Published every Thursday morning by
CHAWTOKD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
JASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor
SPENCER CRAWFORD, Manager
One Year $2.00
Three Years . 5.00
Six Months 1.00
Three Months .76
Single Copies .05
Official Paper for Morrow County
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Honoring the Pioneers
EACH year many county pioneers
come to the Rodeo. They rep
resent the makers of the Old West
which the Rodeo attempts to recall.
Many of them have lived a life in
the saddle, and there are among
them those who still ride though the
snowy years are upon them. In their
youth many of them rode in a man
ner which the best tophands of to
day may not fittingly emulate.
These pioneers are passing from
among us, "and in years past their
coming and going at Rodeo time has
been given little recognition.
It is fitting and proper that di
rectors of the Rodeo asosciation this
year should afford these pioneers an
opportunity to picnic together while
attending the show, and to single
them out for special recognition and
In doing this, no idea is had of in
terfering in any way with the annual
pioneers' reunion held at Lexington.
That occasion has become an institu
tion in itself, gaining a place of high
esteem in the hearts of all.
Organizations of various kinds
have more than one meeting a year.
There are business meetings, social
gatherings and picnics. This Rodeo
pioneer event is simply a picnic
gathering of pioneers attending the
show. It would be a good vehicle for
use of sponsors of the Lexington
event to create interest in the annual
reunion to be held later.
Any misunderstanding about the
matter is unfortunate. Through co
operation both the Rodeo and the
Lexington Pioneer reunion can be
made more enjoyable for everyone.
Lack of cooperation might give the
appearance of making a football of
those it is intended to honor.
WHY TRADE LEAVES HOME
Vale Malheur Enterprise
This morning we took from our
box in the postoffice a 16 page cir
cular advertising August sales in a
neighboring town at the retail store
of one of the great mail order houses.
Page 1 featured mattresses, the next
three pages living and dining room
-and bedroom furniture. A curtain
sale and blanket sale took up sev
eral pages. There were refrigerators
and radio bargains, paints and var
nish bargains, plumbing equipment,
tires, shoes, washing machines and
auto supplies. The back page des
cribed a woman's coat sale. All the
ads are well written. The merchan
dise is described so attractively and
in such clear, concrete English that
merely to read creates a desire to
buy. All of the ads are profusely
illustrated. It is safe to assume that
a thousand or more of these circulars
are being distributed this week to as
many boxholders in the Vale trad
It so happens that retail advertis
ing inchage by Vale stores in this
issue of The Enterprise is lower than
for several months. Thus prospect
ive buyers in the Vale trading area,
going to their postoffice boxes this
week, receive but one invitation to
buy and that comes from an out-of-town
store 40 miles away. Is it any
wonder that business that should re
main in Vale travels right down the
highway to neighboring towns?
Looking over the out-of-town cir
cular, we notice that all the mer
chandise, so attractively advertised,
can be purchased in Vale stores;
also that the out-of-town prices are
no lower in most instances than they
are right here in Vale. But what good
does it do to stock a wide variety of
merchandise and sell it at compet
itive prices if prospective purchasers
aren't told about it?
This leads up to the point of this
editorial. Newspaper advertising
carefully written just any old kind
of newspaper advertising won't do
it but skillfully written newspaper
advertising can be the salvation of
the small town, even of small towns
located near larger ones. Two in
stances come to mind. Buhl, Idaho,
and Redmond, Oregon, are not much
larger than Vale. Both are about 20
miles from a good sized town, Buhl
from Twin Falls, Redmond from
Bend. In this respect they are faced
with much keener competition than
is Vale. But both Buhl and Redmond
are thriving business towns, keep
ing a large proportion of their local
trade at home. And to do it, both
lean heavily on advertising in their
local weekly newspapers as a casual
examination of either the Buhl or
Redmond papers would prove.
Crop Listing on Farms
To Speed AAA Creeks
Farmers taking part in the AAA
program in Oregon can speed up the
work of checking this year's per
formance by having the necessary
information ready for the super
visors to check, says N. C. Donald
son, secretary of the state commit
tee at O. S. C.
It is suggested that growers pre
pare a list of 1937 crops grown on
each field and indicate the fields' in
which they have performed prac
tices entitling them to payment un
der the agricultural conservation
program. Such a listing will cut the
time required to prepare the com
pliance forms for checking and aud
iting, will cut the cost of checking
performance, and it may enable the
AAA to make payments earlier than
it could otherwise. It will also be of
assistance if farmers will notify their
community committee chairman or
their county committee as soon as all
practices have been performed.
Certain amendments to the west
ern division program as it applies to
Oregon have recently been an
nounced by George E. Farrell, west
ern regional director. One of these
extends the practice of applying
landplaster in certain cases to four
additional counties. These are Jose
phine, Jackson, Douglas and Hood
River. Another change permits the
use of poles or logs in the construc
tion of range fences.
A third amendment permits the
withholding of any payments in
cases where a farmer adopts any
practices which the secretary deter
mines tend to defeat any of the pur
poses of the 1937 program. It also
prevents the use of any scheme or
device that would offset the perform
ance for which payment would oth
erwise be made. These are "safety
devices" to ' prevent rare attempts
to take advantage of the program.
A few other changes, mostly tech
nical in nature and intended to clar
ify former provisions, have been
made, which are now in the hands of
the various county committees.
Mrs. Glenn Jones successfully un
derwent a major operation in Port
land on Wednesday last week and
was progressing nicely when Mr.
Jones returned home Sunday after
being with her. Mr. Jones was in
town Tuesday for a short time get
ting supplies for the harvest crew
which started work on his place that
morning. The yield prospect he con
sidered not too bright, estimating a
12-to 15-bushel average. The stand
is quite spotted, he said.
Mr. and Mrs. John Turner spent
the week end visiting relatives and
friends in Morrow county from their
home at Pendleton.
Historic Wheel Find
Recalls Lost Emigrants
Echoes of pioneer days were
wakened last week on the Snoqual
mie national forest, Washington,
when U. S. forest service guard Ed
ward Gross searching for smolder
ing fire after a lightning storm dis
covered a wagon wheel believed lost
in the historic emigrant expedition
White River district ranger McCul
lough to whom the discovery was re
ported, checked the find with W. T.
Bonney of the Washington State his
torical museum at Tacoma. The
wheel was believed to be at least 84
years old. Its rusty, iron rim was
hand-welded. Its huge oak hub was
of ancient ox-cart type and its
spokes long since loosened revealed
the craftsmanship of an old time
Mr. Bonney and a local resident,
son of pioneer parents, believe that
without doubt the wheel belonged
to one of the two wagons which were
known to have been lost in this ap
proximate location in 1853.
George H. Himes of Portland, now
93, is one of two living survivors of
the historic struggle over the Cas
cade mountains via the Naches Pass
in 1853. He recounts that the expe
dition came to a seemingly hopeless
impasse above a sheer bluff near
Naches Pass in late fall of that year.
John Longmire, head of the emi
grant train, ordered oxen killed,
strips made from their hides and
the wagons let down to a safe land
ing below. Two of the wagons were
lost in this process but the others
were hitched again to patient oxen
that had been led around the "jump
ing off place. The weary party af
ter conquering many other obstacles,
finally arrived at the settlements
south of Tacoma.
The old pioneer route near Green
water river is now a U. S. forest
servce trail with the old cuttings of
1853 still visible.
PINE CITY NEWS
School Opens 30th;
Bus Bids Called for
By BERNICE WATTENBURGER
L. D. Neill returned home Monday
night from Montana where he has
been shipping lambs to the eastern
Mrs. J. S. Moore is spending a
month in Seattle with her daugh
ters, Mrs. Chris Broderson and Miss
Audry Moore. Mrs. Richey is keep
ing house at the Moore home while
Mrs. Moore is gone.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch and
family were Hermiston callers Tu
Mrs. Reid Buseick and children
of Long Creek are spending a week
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Donald Plourd is spending a few
days with his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. D. Neill.
Sunday dinner guests at the A.
E. Wattenburger home were Mrs.
Reid Buseick and children, Barbara,
Dona and Robert of Long Creek,
Earl Wattenburger, Miss Dorene
Witherell of Pasco, Mr. and Mrs. E.
B. Wattenburger and children and
Mr. and Mrs". Charley Morehead and
family of Ellensburg, Wash., Mrs.
Morey of Dayton, and Lloyd Bald
ridge. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Young were
Hermiston callers Saturday.
The school board met Friday eve
ning and called for bids on all bus
routes, and having the building an
the inside repainted for the com
ing year. School starts August 30
at Pine City.
Mrs. C. H. Bartholomew who has
been spending the summer months
in Spokane returned home the last
week. Mrs. Bartholomew is going
east to St Paul with her young
lambs to market.
Mr. Kraten and daughter, Mrs.
George Currin, and son Ronald
spent Sunday at the John Harrison
CALL FOR BIDS
Bids for transportation for school
year 1937-38 from Dist. No. 9 to lone
will be received by the clerk of Dist.
No. 9 up to August 25.
MRS. RUTH GORGER,
Clerk, Dist. No. 9, ...
CALL FOR WARRANTS
Outstanding warrants of School
District No. One, Morrow County,
Oregon, up to and including Warrant
No. 4243, will be paid on presenta
tion to the district clerk. Interest on
said warrants not already called
ceases August 13, 1937.
Mrs. Carrie Vaughn and sister,
Mrs. Emma Doolittle, arrived Mon
day from Scottsville. They have
taken quarters in the Yeager apart
ment house on Main street where
they will make their home.
, LEXINGTON, ORE.
LEXINGTON and IONE
PHONES: Heppner, 1462; Lexington, 1711; lone, 62
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take care of that.)
We have sold a lot of suits, but at no time have
we shown a more complete line of good
STYLISH Suits than we are this Fall.
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