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THE HEPPNER GAZETTE.
Established March SO, 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES,
Ebtablished November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15. 1912
Published every Thursday morning by
CKAWFOBD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
JASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor
SPENCER CRAWFORD, Manager
Official Paper for Morrow Comnty
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A Strong Challenge
ECRETARY ICKES attempted a
O bombshell into the Sprague for
governor camp on his visit to Ore
gon this week. He vociferously crit
icized the editorial policy of Mr.
Sprague's newspaper, the Salem
But possibly Mr. Ickes had not
read an editorial in the Salem Cap
itol Journal, opposition newspaper,
appearing on the 18th instant. The
Capitol Journal is pronouncedly in
dependent, has been more than fore
bearing with New Deal policies.
The particular issue, carrying the
editorial referred to, also contained
full text of Ralph Moody's goon in
vestigation, from which conclusions
drawn anent Al Rosser, et al, were
"That Rosser had absolute control
of all moneys, signed checks, or is
sued checks that had been signed in
blank for him by Swift, the union
president, and made no adequate ac
counting for his expenditures to his
subordinate officers, the Committee
of 27, the Executive Committee, or
"That auditors employed by the
state in an attempt to account for the
moneys expended by Rosser found
receipts for 1937 amounting to $222,
000 and expenditures to $209,000 of
which expenditures $65,000 was for
"That many payments were of
questionable nature such as the pur
chase of a gas gun for $257.50, pay
ment of doctor bills, political con
tributions and many other disburse
ments of a similar nature. Disburse
ments totalling $42,000 could not be
explained at all."
This same Rosser, says the Capitol
Journal in the same issue quoting
an excerpt of a letter from Rosser
to Nan Wood Honeyman, congress-
woman strongly endorsed the ap
pointment of Henry S. Hess to sue
ceed Judge McNary on the federal
bench when the latter resigned. Dave
Beck and Daniel J. Tobin, Rosser"s
bosses, did likewise.
The editorial concludes:
"Failing to secure th judgeship of
Mr. Hess, the labor leaders secured
the withdrawal in the primary cam
paign of democratic candidates op
posing Governor Martin for the gov'
ernorship in favor of Mr. Hess, not
until then a candidate. The AFL
chiefs united for the time with the
CIO in a common front, and with the
aid of Secretaries Ickes and Perkins
and the national administration, the
nomination of Hess was put over.
As governor he would be even more
available to the labor bosses than
on the bench.
'!Mr. Hess is the hand-picked can
didate of the labor terrorists and
they are drawing on the 'war chest'
the rank and file put up without
knowing how it is spent, to elect him
governor. They probably figure that
if they can defeat the farmers' labor
bill and elect Hess, they can resume
their reign of terror with impunity
and all Oregon pay tribute."
These quotations, mind you, are
from the Salem Capitol Journal, the
opposition newspaper in Mr. Spra
gue's home town. The source of
their utterance and their portent
should be cause for concern, even to
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Salem Republican leaders who
have been waiting patiently for Gov
ernor Martin to throw a stink bomb
into the camp of the Hessians ap
pear doomed to disappointment. The
governor, it now appears, will be
content to remain in his tent to
which he retired after his defeat in
the May primaries, from which van
tage point he will watch the battle
being waged for the two candidates
for the position which he will vacate
The batch of eggs on which the
governor announced that he was set
ting and which many expected might
prove to be a verbal blast directed
at the Democratic candidate, hatched
this week into a very comprehensive
report of his investigation and prose
cution of "goon" terrorism cases by
Special Prosecutor' Ralph E. Moody.
The only political significance to be
found in that report must be arrived
at through a connection between
Hess, the Democratic candidate, and
the labor element responsible for
the acts of terrorism which rocked
Oregon to its very foundations a year
Again last Saturday when the gov
ernor spoke at McMinnville, dedi
cating that city's new municipally
owned power plant, his remarks
were entirely devoid of any thing
that might be interpreted as a slap
at Hess or a boost for his opponent,
Charles A. Sprague.
The governor's silence, however,
should not be mistaken for a recon
ciliation to his defeat or to any
fondness for Mr. Hess and his sup
porters but rather to his sense of po
litical sportsmanship which dictates
that a defeated candidate should
take his medicine regardless of how
bitter it might be, without making
too mdeh fuss about it.
Governor Martin has again found
it necessary to warn campaign man
agers against soliciting state em
ployees for contributions. Requests
for funds, the governor charged, have
been accompanied by threats in case
Release of the tax ratios by the
State Tax commission reveals but
few changes in the rate of assess
ment in the several counties over
the ratios of last year. Coos, Jack
son and Morrow counties are shown
to have increased slightly their ra
tio of assessments to true cash val
ues while five other counties Cur
ry, Lincoln, Sherman, Wallowa and
Wheeler showed slightly reduced
The State Emergency board is
meeting in Salem today (Thursday)
to consider a request for an appro
priation of $18,000 to finance an ag
ricultural exhibit in the Oregon dis
play at the San Francisco World's
fair. The amount requested repre
sents the unexpended balance in the
appropriation for participation in the
New York fair from which Oregon
has withdrawn because of a con
troversy over the allotment of space
to this state. The request for the ap
propriation is being sponsored by the
Board of Control following appeals
from representative citizens who
feel that the rest of the world should
know something about the kind of
crops this state produces.
The old nioneer who perches atop
the capitol building is expected to
emerge from his hiding within the
next few days, all respledent in a
new suit of gold leaf. The statue has
been enclosed in a canvas screen for
the past two weeks while workmen
were engaged in applying the gold.
One of the most elaborately decor
ated documents ever to go forth from
Salem went out this week in the
form of an invitation to the King
and Queen of Great Britain to visit
this state upon the occasion of their
tour of Canada next summer. The
invitation bore not only the great
seal of the state of Oregon, but the
seals of the city of Portland and the
Portland chamber of commerce and
the signatures of Governor Martin,
Mayor Joseph K. Carson and Leslie
Gazette Times, Heppner,
M. Scott, president of the Portland
Both Court street and Summer
street in front of the new capitol are
how open to traffic after being
closed for several weeks while un
The state prison underwent its
annual inspection at the hands of
the Marion county grand jury this
week. No report has yet been made
on the jury's findings at the institu
tion. Patrons of the Mountain States
Power company in the Willamette
valley will save in excess of $46,000
a year as the result of a new and
reduced tariff filed by the company
with the public utilities commis
sion at Salem this week. Savings
to individual users, numbering some
3400, are estimated at $40,000 a year
under the new schedule while mu
nicipalities will save something like
$6300 a year on their light and pow
er bills. The company serves a num
ber of communities in Polk, Linn,
Lane, Marion and Benton counties.
School districts are not liable in
damages for injuries sustained by a
pupil who is heing transported to or
from school in a bus operated by the
district, according to a ruling by At
torney General I. H. Van Winkle.
W. R. Alvin, appraiser for the
State Land board from Salem, was
a business visitor in the city Monday.
Photographs and personal greeting
cards for Christmas. Rose Leib
brand, Humphreys Drug Co. 33-5p.
Sustain civil liberties,
maintain clean, efficient
Protect labor in its rights .
oppose violence and coer.
Poster industry and in
crease employment . more
jobs for workers.
Promote better market
ing of Oregon products; im
prove rural living condi
tions. Develop and use Ore
gon's power in the people's
Adequate old age pen
sions for a decent, living.
fd. Adv. Robt. O. Boyd. Sec
Sprague for Governor Hdqt.,
Pacific Bid., PortUnd
CHURCH OF CHRIST
ALVIN KLEINFELDT, Pastor
"Almost every man who has by
his life-work added to the sum of
human achievement of which the
race is proud has based his life
work largely upon the teachings of
the Bible." Theodore Roosevelt.
We invite all to come and discover
for themselves the personal help de
rived from worship. Come Sunday
morning. The evening union meet
ing will be in the Methodist church.
Missionary meeting next Wednes
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Spencer Crawford with Mrs. Tacie
Parker program leader.
Bible School 9 :4B a. m.
Morning Service 11 :00 a. m.
C. E. Society - 6:30 p. m.
Evening Services . 7:30 p. m.
Choir Practice, Wednesday 730 p. m.
Midweek Service, Thursday 7:80 p. m.
REV. R. C. YOUNG, Pastor
Sunday : Bible School 9 :4B A. M.
Worship Service ...... 11 :00 A. M.
Epworth League 7 :00 P. M.
Evening Worship . ...... 7:00 P. M.
Tuesday : Boys' Club ...... 7 :00 P. M.
2nd Tuesday, Misisonary Meet
ing 2:80 P. M.
Wednesday: Choir Practice . 7:80 P. M.
1st Wednesday, Ladies Aid Business
and Social Meeting . 2 :30 P. M.
All other Wednesdays: Sewing Group
Thursday: Prayer Meeting 7:80 P. M.
THE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor E. 0. Greeley
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m.
Evagelistic Service 7:80 p. m.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study 7 :30, p. m.
Thursday Evening Preaching, 7 :80 p. m.
Uptown Open-Air Service, Sat., 7 p. m.
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