Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, October 07, 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
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Nelson Bartholomew was a lad in
his teens when he left Heppner in
1904. That was 33 years ago.
He was back for the frist time last
week end, a third of a century older,
but mighty enthusiastic about the
old home town, though the interim
carried him into far parts of the
With his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Herb Bartholomew, he went to Port
land on leaving here, and three years
later graduated from a Portland
high school. Employment with Hon
eyman Hardware company for four
years after graduation put him in
line for his next position, that as
manager of the sporting goods de
partment of the American Hard
ware company in the Philippine is
lands. He was in the islands until
1918, when he returned to the main
land to enlist in Uncle Sam's army.
Serving throughout the war on home
soil, he was commissioned a second
lieutenant He married, and with
his bride shipped by army transport
to Russia. Then to China, Japan, and
again the Philippines. His last work
in the islands was in the insurance
business. He returned to the states
about a month ago and is now con
nected with an insurance company
at Portland.
Mr. Bartholomew accompanied
Cyrus Aiken, Charles Corder and
son, Charles, Jr., from Portland, and
was a guest at the home of Mrs. Lillie
Aiken while in the city.
He evidenced extreme pleasure at
meeting many old-time friends here.
For many years he has had two main
desires for returning to the states,
one to see his son and mother at
Portland, and the other to visit the
old home town.
"If I had the means of livelihood
here, there is nothing I would like
more than to spend the rest of my
days in Heppner," he told one of his
old-time friends.
ironed out. It is hoped that every
thing may be cleared up as soon as
possible, for there is promise that
work of clearing the site and, possi
bly, erection of some of the build
ings will be put under way just as
soon as the property can be trans
Where There's a Will-
AN ENLARGED administrative
headquarters for the Heppner
district of the Umatilla National for
est to be located at Heppner seems
The matter of providing a site has
been progressing slowly for some
time. When it was first learned that
such a headquarters development
was possible here if a site were pro
vided (it being against federal gov
ernmental policy to buy sites for any
purpose within the limits of any city)
interested persons went to work on
the matter.
With no def init knowledge at hand
as to the amount of land required,
there were selected certain tracts
which had been taken off the tax
rolls for non-payment of taxes-
These were inspected by represent
atives of the forest service, who, af
ter considerable time, selected the
site that would meet their needs
All of the selected tract, with the
exception of one privately-owned lot.
was made up of tax-foreclosed par
cels. An agreement was reached be
tween the city and county court
whereby the tax-foreclosed parcels
would be turned over to the gov
ernment on payment by the city of
$250, nd just this week agreement
was made with the owner of the
private lot to obtain it for an addi
tional $250. This latter amount is
now being raised by popular sub
There should be no criticism of
the individual who is asking $250
for the one lot. This person paid
$1600 for the lot, with small build
ing, a good many years ago. The
building was razed in the fire of
July 4, 1918, but taxes have since
been kept up on a valuation base of
$500. In addition the owner paid
$260 to have a concrete sidewalk
laid along the front of the property
The sidewalk was compelled by city
ordinance, and has been mainly a
convenience to the public. It is this
cost that the owner feels should be
salvaged from what has been any
thing but a paying investment.
The government is footing the cost
of guaranteeing title to all the prep
A willingness has been shown by
stockmen using the local forest dis
trict and by businesses of the city
to contribute toward the purchase
of the private lot. The concensus of
opinion is that the forest adminis
trative headquarters, which in the
ultimate will include a capital out
lay of some $50,000 in buildings and
improvements by the government,
and which will concentrate trans
actions of all local district business
at this place, will bring benefits far
outshadowing the comparatively
small cost in providing the site.
A few legal technicalities have
arisen in the manner of transferring
the property to the government, and
in clearing up title. These are being
Oregon Potato Growers
Vote for AAA Goals
Oregon commercial potato grow
ers who took the trouble to vote in
the recent referendum election
called by the AAA are in favor of
establishing goals under the 1938
farm program, although a compara
tively small percentage of them took
the trouble to vote. The unofficial
total was 303 yes and 178 against, in
the 18 Oregon counties which are
classified as commercial potato areas.
In general the western Oregon
counties were more in favor of the
plan of setting up voluntary goals
than were those in eastern Oregon.
Among counties voting favorably
were Clackamas, Columbia. Coos,
Hood River, Lincoln, Washington,
Yamhill, Linn, Baker, Malheur, Mar
ion, Multnomah, Umatilla and Union.
Voting against the plan were grow
ers in Klamath, Lane and Crook
counties, although the latter by only
a one-vote majority.
The vote has been reported to
Washington where returns from oth
er producing states are being com
piled. The AAA has announced that
if a substantial majority is in favor
of the plan it will be included in the
1938 agricultural conservation pro
gram. It would apply only to growers
producing three acres or more and
would be on a voluntary basis for
Hay and range for sale. Will care
for 350 or 400 head of sheep or will
lease range and sell hay. Range
excellent, plenty of water. J. E.
Craber, Heppner. 29tf.
Public Library is
Educational Facility
Libraries offer the least expensive
and most generally used form of
recreation. One good book in a free
ibrary can give pleasure and profit
to scores of readers.
The name of Andrew Carnegie has
been closely and rightly linked with
public library development in
America. Realizing the responsibility
of great wealth, he devoted himself
to the work of providing capital for
social and educational advancement.
Among these the provision of pub
ic libraries in the United States,
Great Britain and other English-
speaking countries was especially
prominent, his method being to build
and equip but on condition that the
ocal authority provided site and
maintenance. The following quota
tion gives this great man's opinion
of the value of public libraries:
"The result of my own study of
the question, 'What is the best gift
which can be given to a community?'
is that a free library occupies the
first place, provided the community
will accept and maintain it as a pub
lie institution, as much a part of the
city property as its public schools,
and, indeed, an adjunct to these.
"I choose free libraries as the best
agencies for improving the masses
of people because they give nothing
for nothing. Thy only help those
who help themselves. They never
pauperize. They reach the aspiring
and open to these the chief treasures
of the world those stored up in
books. A taste for reading drives out
lower tastes ... I prefer the free
public library to most if hot any oth
er agencies for the happiness and
improvement of a community."
A public library is not a luxury
for the benefit of privileged cities;
it is a necessary part of the educa
tional and recreational equipment
of every community where a library
can be maintained. Every man may
go there it is open to all.
Are you interested in your public
library? Do you visit it? Use its
books? Are you overlooking the ad
vantages offered by this organiza
Members of Ruth chapter 32. O.
E. S., will shower the chapter with
tea towels at the regular meeting at
Masonic hall tomorrow evening. Each
member will bring a towel and the
social hour will be spent hemming
them, announces Mrs. Virginia Tur
ner, worthy matron.
Miss Vallis Jones, bride-elect, was
honoree for a shower given by
friends at the Church of Christ last
Saturday afternoon. Her marriage to
Mr. Norman Washburne of Milton
is announced for Sunday. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C N. Jones
of Heppner flat
Give G. T. Want Ads a trial.
Briggs' Attend Rites
For 50-Year Couples
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Briggs were
numbered among golden-wedding
celebrants who attended the special
annual service at Sunnyside Meth
odist church in Portland Sunday
evening. The service this year was
attended by an estimated 300 cou
ples who have had fifty or more
years of wedded bliss together. The
oldest couple present had been mar
ried 72 years, and this couple with
three other couples who had been
married 68, 67 and 63 years respect
ively, were honored by gifts of
bouquets presented by five 1937
brides in bridal array. Mr. and Mrs.
Briggs report a wonderful program.
Leaving home at 4 o'clock Sunday
morning, they were accompanied by
their daughter, Miss Opal Briggs,
and two CCC boys, Fred Briggs and
Forest Martin, who assisted with the
driving. The CCC boys who were
about to return to their homes in
Massachusetts wished to see the Co
lumbia river highway and the Pa
cific International Livestock expo
sition before going east The party
arrived home about 2 o'clock Tues
day morning. Mr- Briggs, county
treasurer, said he was able to get
the monthly reports cleared out of
the way Saturday evening in order
to make the trip possible.
Pine City Activities
Varied for Week
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Young of The
Dalles are the parents of a baby boy,
born Monday.
James Daly and son Charley were
Heppner visitors Saturday.
Fred Rauch and family attended
church in Echo Sunday.
Tom Healy, who has been working
at the John Kenny ranch, returned
to his home on Butter creek Sunday,
Mr. nad Mrs. Lon Wattenburger
were callers Sunday at the Otis
McCarty home.
Mrs. Ollie Neill and daughter.
Mrs. Dale Akers, of Heppner were
visitors Wednesday at the Lon Wat
tenburger home.
Rev. O'Rielly, pastor of the Her-
miston Catholic church, called at
the James Daly home Wednesday
Fred Rauch and Jake Bowman of
Stanfield went deer hunting Mon
Mary Daly was in Lexington and
Heppner Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch and
daughters, Betty and Frances, were
Pendleton visitors Monday.
Tom Boylen of Pendleton was a
caller at the ranch on Butter creek
Mr. and Mrs. C W. McNamer were
visitors at the Fred Rauch home
on financing your next car
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.
A proposed initiative measure de
signed to purify Oregon's streams
is rapidly nearing completion ac
cording to State Treasurer Rufus C.
Holman, president of the Oregon
Stream Purification League which
will sponsor the measure- State Sen
ator Byron G. Carney of Clackamas
county is assisting in drafting the
measure. i i $
Your Meat Problem
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service. Price reasonable.
Central Market
We feature Prime Steer Beef
(during the month of October only)
Regular NOW
Daily only $7.00 $6.00
Daily and Sunday 11.50 10.00
Sunday only. . . . 5.00 4.50
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