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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, January 5, 1939
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE,
Established March 80, 1883:
THE HEPPNER TIMES,
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUART 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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Three Years 6.00
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Three Months .75
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Official Paper for Morrow Coanty
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PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S ad
dress yesterday on the state of
the union had a heartening effect
on business. Stocks and bonds ral
lied shortly afterward. Wheat, wool
and livestock all were strong as
quoted in the morning press, though
wheat is still too low to encourage
general selling at country points.
Probably what congress saw in
the president's message were con
cessions. to modify legislation that
has proved drastic. His assertions
about continued government spend
ing to make the United States an
80-billion-dollar nation probably
were not so alarming when ' these
were qualified in his assertion that
all spending must be guarded to see
that no unnecessary expenditures go
into unproductive enterprise.
These assertions of the president
along with his defiance to dictators
and appeal for safeguarding democ
racy as it is known in this country,
point the way for congress to act
intelligently. For, while flavored by
political sagacity, the president's
message had a sound undertone. It
bodes well for progress in 1939.
It's a Boy
WHEN the doctor steps from the
delivery room and says, "Good
gracious, man, wipe that glum look
off your face. You haven't anything
; to feel bad about. You've got a fine
boy. Now, let's see you smile." Well,
when the doctor says that, Atlas'
burden immediately becomes Jupi-
! tor's realm, and where a few mo
ments before there is only a vast
void of black despair, the sun shines,
the- birds sing and beautiful flowers
' bloom in profusion.
. The few "ya-a's" feebly emanat
ing through the closed heavy door
before the doctor makes his ap
pearance, in themselves are but
alight reassurance; but when the
medico, sole bulwark of the dad's
hopes against dire disaster, brings
forth the little fella and also says
. everything inside is fine, then trans
formation of the world is complete.
Of course, this is not news to the
many papas who have had their first
baby, and it is probably far from
enlightening to the many more who
have yet to go through the exper
ience, but the editor feels it is hard
ly fair to Gazette Times readers not
. to let them know what is behind
, any oversights or other unusual oc
currences that may appear in this
For instance, should you start
reading something like this: "The
John Does plan an extensive trip in
the spring on which they will visit
Ike world fairs at San Francisco
didn't that nurse say he was per
fect in every respect. Let's see, what
was I telling about? Oh yes, the John
Does. They're taking a trip. Where
to? I got them to San Francisco.
They're going to the world fairs at
Saa Francisco and where is there
' going to be another world's fair?
New York, of course." Well should
you start reading something like
that in the news columns, please ex
cuse. For, if there's anything more
confounding than having a burglar
i the basement (we've just read
about that), it's having a little
stranger in the family with whom so
far you have gained acquaintance
only through screened glass windows
and such bits of news as bustling
nurse or a tickled mother may impart.
No matter how much stoicism a
fellow may have his mind made up
to, when the stork appears over the
horizon he begins to lose his grip.
With the mother alone quite calm
about it all, an eternity elapses be
fore the hospital is reached. Then,
on presenting the reservation slip
at one maternity department where
the stork's destination is nicely ar
ranged,' and then finding that the
long-legged bird is scheduled to land
in another department, the grip
fast slackens. The transfer is made,
with the bird fluttering close, and
by the time the doctor arrives after
a couple more eternities, there is
about as little stoicism left in a fel
low as might be found in a scraggly
tomcat at a convention of bulldogs.
But now if you hear anything pop
when you come into the editor's
sanctum, you may be forewarned.
It is just one of the buttons from
the chest of his vest hitting against
the wall several feet away. Of course
we think the presidency will be too
small a job for the young fella when
he grows up, but we'll be satisfied if
he turns out to be the kind of an
editor we would like to be.
Brother of Irrigori
Man Dies in East
By MRS. W. C. ISOM
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phelps ' left
the last of the week for Colorado in
response to a message that his bro
ther was severely injured by a cir
cular saw. A later message an
nounced his death.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Musgrave of
Monument visited Mrs. Musgrave's
sister, Mrs. W. C. Isom, and family
from Thursday until Sunday.
A fellowship meeting will be held
Friday at the Pentecostal church
for the Hermiston, Stanfield and
George Kendler returned to his
home at Grand Coulee Tuesday.
Lawrence Markham accompanied
Mr. Phelps to Colorado last week.
Front-wheel "shimmy" was said
by by a nine-year-old girl to have
been responsible for an automobile
accident in which her father was
killed and three members of the
family injured near Klamath Falls
recently. The mother, who was driv
ing, lost control of the car, which
overturned shortly before the fam
ily reached home from a Christmas
Christmas week-end fatalities in
Oregon totaled only three in 1938,
compared with 11 the previous year,
according to Secretary , of State Earl
Snell. This figure brought the total
for the six major holiday periods of
1938 to 19 traffic deaths, compared
with 29 for the corresponding per
iods in 1937.
6000 PASSING- IN FOOTBALL
BRINGS VICTORY fMTER
BAD PASSING- in TRAFFIC
MEANS INSTANT DISASTER.
National Safely CnutcU
While passing is one of the most
important driving maneuvers from
the standpoint of safety, it is proba
bly done sloppily or improperly as
often as any other single movement.
The prevalence of improper pass
ing is evidenced by the fact that it
was reported as a factor in 1,376 ac
cidents in Oregon last year, accord
ing to statistics compiled by Secre
tary of State Earl Snell.
The dangers of passing on hill
crests and curves are apparent to
nearly every driver, yet there are
those who insist on taking the risk
when they would never think of
passing with inadequate clearance
on the straightaway. There are oth
ers who habitually embarrass the
drivers they are passing by cutting
in when their bumpers are scarcely
clear; there are still others who try
to pass long strings of cars in a sin
gle mad dash, courting disaster in
the form of a head-on collision, the
cause of many fatal accidents.
If a driver has not yet learned to
gauge his margin of safety accurate
ly when passing, he is urged to err
on the side of too great a margin
rather than too little. As he gains
experience, he can judge his passing
with greater nicety, but he will
never place himself or other drivers
in jeopardy by playing safe at all
PINE CITY NEWS
Pine City Holiday
Visitors Return Home
By BERNICE WATTENBURGER
Mr. and Mrs. Truman Sethers and
daughter Phoebe returned to Ta-
Mr. and Mrs. R. F, Brewster and
son Bill left Friday for Berkeley,
O. F. Bartholomew returned to
Salt Lake City Saturday evening
by the United Air lines.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton
Ayers and family enjoyed an oyster
supper at the E. B. Wattenburger
Lowell Young returned home from
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FIELD'S TANDEM HITCH
for MOLINE PLOWS, any size
Dealers in Moline Implements
T. L. Fields Wasco, Ore.
Jerome, Idaho, where he has been
working. He came home to see his
father who is in St. Anthony's hos
pital in Pendleton. Mr. Young's con
dition is about the same.
School started again, after the
Christmas vacation, on the 3rd, with
all the teachers present Miss Rob
bins spent her vacation at Halfway,
Mrs. Lois 'Kent at Rainier, Miss
Margaret Weaver in Portland, and
Mr. and Mrs. Barton Clark spent
their vacation in Portland, and also
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Wright, on Rhea creek.
James O'Brien returned to Salem
Monday to finish his school term.
August Rauch returned to O. S. C.
to finish his second year at college.
Pete Brooks is visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Jasper Meyers.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ayers spent
Saturday evening in Pendleton.
Miss Mary Daly spent last week
in Pendleton visiting her aunt, Mrs.
Sarah Doherty, and family.
The Misses Cecelia and Helen
Healy spent New Years in Heppner.
Sweet Home high school recently
held a traffic safety contest, in which
posters, stories, themes and poems
were entered. Winners will be taken
to Salem by the high school prin
cipal and escorted through the new
capitol building by Secretary of
State Earl Snell.
Mid-Season Sale Coats, Suits,
Hats and Dresses at greatly reduced
prices. Curran's Ready-to-Wear.
Joe Simon, elderly man of Board
man, was brought to Heppner the
first of the week by Sheriff Bauman
and placed in the hospital for treat
ment for a partially paralyzed throat
The Dr. A. B. Gray family de
parted this morning for Bend on the
way home to Dorris, Cal., after a
two-weeks visit here at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Burkenbine.
Leta Jordan is spending the hol
idays with her sister, Mrs. Clark,
at Pendleton. She expects to accept
a position there on the 7th, reports
Mrs. Lillian Cochran.
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The More Goods You Sell
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wherever your name appears is
your best sales approach.
YOU WOULDN'T GET
MARRIED IN YOUR
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stationery with a rubber stamp?
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