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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY SEPT. 30, 1937
THE HEPPNER AZETTE,
Established March 30, 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES,
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1912
Published every Thursday morning by
CRAWFORD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
JASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor
SPENCER CRAWFORD, Manager
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Official Paper for Morrow County
1937 SEPTEMBER 1937
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Dollars and Sense
MORROW county has only a
small amount of morning glory
and white top compared with other
Columbia basin counties, but the
area of Russian knapweed probably
exceeds that of any other county in
the area with the possible exception
of Gilliam, says Joseph Belanger,
county agent. So far devastation of
creek bottom hay lands has not
reached an alarming proportion, but
if remedial steps are not taken early
the situation will become worse and
That remedial steps are in sight is
heartening. And any amount of
money set aside for the purpose in
this year's budget should not be
alarming. The county court is fol
lowing a well advised course and is
entitled to cooperation on every
hand in the work.
From a dollars and cents stand
point, a good sized investment in
control work is justified. Mr. Bel
anger points out that everyone loses
and no one gains when hay lands
are taken out of production by nox
Morrow county's farm land tax
burden is borne 60 percent by live
stock interests, 40 percent by farm
ing interests, including wheat. The
highest assessed lands are the creek
bottom hay lands charged against
livestock raising. Their devastation
by weeds means ultimate removal
from the tax rolls.
At present the county is about on
a self-sustaining basis in hay raised
and consumed. Any depletion in the
hay crop means a raise in the price
of hay to the stockmen, besides loss
to the hay grower and the county
generally, or any depletion in sup
ply means importing just so much
hay at increased price, the money
for which goes clear out of the
A conservative estimate of $60,000
loss to the county in one year would
result from a 20 percent reduction in
hay yield, Mr. Belanger says. Figur
ing the average production at 30,000
tons, at an average price locally of
$10 ton, the value of the county's
hay crop is $300,000. If it is reduced
20 percent, and the price goes to $12
which is a fair resultant price in
crease, the value would be $288,000,
while the stockman would have to
import hay to the extent of the 20
percent deficiency, an outgo from
the county of $72,000. Though the
grower receives $2 a ton more for
the hay he has to sell, actually his
income has been decreased and the
coUnty has lost $72,000 entirely.
These figures are not fanciful.
They speak cold logic. And that they
ring true is borne out by experience
in Wheeler county where hay yields
have already been reduced an esti
mated 25 percent by noxious weeds,
A Better City
TODAY Hepnper has all of its
principal streets paved.
Like magi, the growling, groaning,
smoking, gravel and oil spreading
machinery transformed dusty, bum
py thoroughfares into smooth, at
tractive boulevards, almost over
night, it seems. Their spirit caused
dozens of lesser magi to hop around
in improving approaches, alleys and
driveways. And Heppner has
emerged a young, energetic metrop
olis where before it was a lazy, slow
The comparison may seem ill-advised.
But, there's no denying the
quickened. step of everyone, even as
motor traffic has greeted the smooth
er streets with increased pace. The
tempo of the town has been enliv
ened. The spirit has turned from
hopelessness to hope.
Such is the spirit of accomplish
ment. Such is the satisfaction with
being a part of progress.
Heppner is a better city for the
improvement. And as one improve
ment leads to another, Heppner will
continue to become more attractive,
to become a still better place in
which to live. Today its living ac
commodations are filled. There will
be more people tomorrow. More
building is to be done. More' pro
gress is in sight.
But a few problems brought about
by the street work will need to be
solved. There is increased danger
at street crossings. U-turns on at
least two of the principal intersec
tions on Main street should not be
allowed. Now that streets are sur
faced around blocks on either side
of Main, no inconvenience to traffic
should result, and traffic hazard
would be lessened.
And while we step on the gas in
rejoicing over the new streets, let's
not forget that potentially another
car is to be met at each corner,
driving at like speed, and that a
child is dashing into the street just
around every corner we turn.
with her daughter all summer re
covering from a broken limb, re
turned with them Sunday and will
live with her daughter, Mrs. Emmet
McCoy,- this winter.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express out heartfelt
thanks to all the kind friends who
assisted us at the time of our be
reavement. Leta Biddle and family,
Otis Biddle and family,
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Salter.
Marion Cunningham plead guilty
to a charge of giving liquor to a mi
nor on arraignment in justice court
yesterday and was fined $25 and
CALL OR WARRANTS
Outstanding warrants of School
District No. 34, Morrow county, Or
egon, up to and including Warrant
No. 359, will be paid on presenta
tion to Heppner Branch, First Na
tional Bank of Portland. Interest
on said warrnats not already called,
ceases October 1, 1937.
L. A. FLORENCE, Dist. Clerk.
By MRS. W. C. ISOM
Mr. and Mrs. Hoagjand flrom
Stanfield have purchased the place
west of town formerly owned by
Fred Markham and have establish
Mr. and Mrs. F. C Aldrich ac
companied their daughter, Mrs.
Sykes, and Mrs. Stroller who had
been here visiting for some time, to
their home in California last week.
Mrs. Stevens moved from the
Chas. Benefiel place to the place
formerly occupied by Harvey wal
pole. last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Phelps and family
moved from the W. C. Isom house
in town to the Chas. Benefiel place
Monday. They have rented the
place for the coming year.
Mrs. Ed Adkins' mother from Ida
ho is visiting her.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Becker are
home from California.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Markham from
Richland, Wash., were business vis
itors in this vicinity Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Isom and baby
daughter, Dohnlee, motored down
from Baker Saturday night to visit
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C
Isom. Don returned Sunday and
Mrs. Isom and baby 1 returned for
a few days visit.
The Earl Ismo and Geo. Kendler
families and Earl Leach were dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C Isom,
Mr. and Mrs. James Warner were
dinner guests of their daughter, Mrs.
Batie Rand and family, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Grabeil motor
ed to Imbler Saturday night. Mrs.
Josephine Grabeil who has been
1 LOW RAIL FARES
United States Department of the
Interior, Division of Grazing, Burns,
Oregon. NOTICE OF ELECTION.
United States Department of the
Interior, Division of Grazing, Region
No. 4, Burns, Oregon, September 29,
1937. Under Departmental orders an
election will be held at the Morrow
County Court House, Heppner, Ore
gon, on Monday, October 11, 1937,
at 1:00 P. M- for two members of
Oregon Grazing District No. 7 Ad
visory oBard- Nominations will be
opened at 1:00 P. M., and the polls
will be open from 2:00 o'clock until
5:00 o'clock P. M. A voter must have
the qualifications of a license in the
District where he or she lives. Un
der recent rulings by the Director of
Grazing a qualified licensee may
vote and therefore hold' office under
the rules of this election in one or
all of the districts within which he
is a qualified licensee. All qualified
voters should attend this election.
A TIMELY TIP
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While we are insurance specialists, and not in the financing
business ourselves, we can assist you in making arrange
ments to finance the purchase of your next car on an ex
tremely advantageous basis. Ask us about it.
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Your Meat Problem
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Ask us about this convenient
service. Price reasonable.
'We feature Prime Steer Beef
October 2-10, visit the 4-H CLUB EXHIBITS at Pacific International Livestock Exposition
2,274 4-H CLUB
FOR OREGON YOUTH
Over 19,000 Oregon boys and girls were in 4-H Club
projects last year. Character, not chance, controls
the destinies of these heirs-to-Oregon-agriculture
who train for "clear Heads, loyal Hearts, useful
Hands and better Health"
Oregon's prosperity will be safe in the hands of
these 4-H Club workers. Last year they showed
$97,096 profit on projects involving $260,619 worth
of livestock and goods. We may well be proud of
this "younger generation" now being trained to
earn while they learn the most modern methods of
farming, livestock raising and homemaking. who
early begin the practice oi working in cooperation
with their neighbors.
Since 1911 when the state-wide 4-H Club movement
was inaugurated, some of the most interesting and
valued customers ol The First National. Bank of
Portland have been 4-H Club members. These many
years of close association with 4-H Club workers
have convinced us that membership in this great
organization is real character-insurance and a sound
foundation upon which to build credit
' HEPPNER BGIANCH
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