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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, February 9, 1939
UNDER THE O
By GILES L. FRENCH, j
Representative for Gilliam, Mor
row, Sherman and Wheeler
This legislature is something like
self-energizing brakes only in re
verse. It goes along for two or three
weeks, or even four, with everyone
being polite and feeling kindly tow
ard everyone else, keeping bills in
committe as a personal favor, and
then something happens. Someone
remarks that it is about time this
committee began sending some of
this stuff out as it has been dis
cussed enough, and every other
committee does the same thing and
things pop right and left and he
who has bills galore , is caught in
the tide with enough work to keep
the WPA busy for a month.
While there are many bills in
both house and senate there are few
of major importance and as soon as
these can be decided upon the folks
back home can expect their legis
lators to appear on the streets again
with the wrinkles still on their
In importance these bills are the
taxation measures which are de
. signed to hange the income, intan
gibles and excise taxes so that they
will be more in keeping with needs
. of modern times. Methods of col
lection are to be brought up to date
and changed to meet modern ac
counting methods. Furthermore,
they are to be changed to relieve
the intangible taxpayer who has
little income. He will be given ex
emptions the same as the income
tax ' payer and in act, put in the
same class, and then a surtax to be
applied to intangible income will
be put on so that the man who has
a large income from intangibles
will continue to pay a sizeable tax.
When that question is solved
and it is on the way to solution
there will be the problem of decid
ing how much money there is in
the sock for relief and pension pur
poses. Then it can be increased by ad
ditional taxes or the moderate in
crease in relief and pensions that
will probably be possible under the
budget made to suffice for another
Changes in the PUD law, amend
ments to the unemployment insur
ance law, perhaps a county man
ager plan, these are other matters
that will receive attention.
In the meantime there will be de
bates on minor matters and the
house and senate orators will dis
course long and sometimes loud
about fish and pilots and salaries.
A bill making it unlawful to have
a female crawfish in one's posses
sion as well as uncomfortabl
nas been introduced and it may
pass if the sponsors can tell the
house members how to differen
tiate between the sexes of the craw
fish when, in these days, they can
hardly tell the difference among
The bills to amend the education
laws of the state so that a commit
tee in each county can redistrict the
county and to change the method of
distributing the tax money to dis
tricts have been put in, but will
need some change before being ac
ceptable to many of the members
who, in general, are favorable to
It always seems to be the little
stuff that causes the most discus
sion. On the major bills there is
enough talk and conference that
the decision is often a house or sen
ate decision before the bill is finally
drawn and introduced. It is expect
ed that this will be the result on the
major legislation at this session, al
though there will be some debate,
Salem weather has been rainy ev
ery day without many minutes of
sunshine between showers and the
eastern Oregon members, who a
month ago could be told by their
brown necks, can now hardly be
distinguished from their . brothers
from the valley and coast counties.
The soil conservation bill has at
last been made ready and will be
put in the hopper before the week is
out in all probability. It will provide
for soil conservation districts made
up of owners of farm land with
boards of directors with authority
to work on land needing work 'and
to oooperate with the federal gov
ernment or its agencies in prevent
ing soil erosion. It is not expected
that any great amount of trouble
will be experienced in passing it.
BO A RDM AN NEWS
New Assistant Ranger
Comes to Heppner
The supervisor of the Umatilla Na
tional forest announced Monday the
transfer of Assistant Forest Ranger
Harold C. Chriswell from the Hepp
ner district to the position of ranger
in charge of the Meacham district
with, headquarters at La Grande.
Ranger Chriswell will be succeeded
at Heppner by Assistant Ranger Ed
gar J. Parker, who during the past
several years has been employed as
junior forester on the Willamette
National forest, with headquarters at
Eugene. Ranger Chriswell's trans
fer will be effective March 1; As
sistant Ranger Parker's March 15.
Mr. Parker is a native of Penn
sylvania, where he received his ele
mentary education. His forestry
training was received at Oregon
State college, where he graduated
in 1932. He has also completed one
year of residence work toward his
master's degree in forestry. Previ
ous to his appointment on the Wil
lamette, Mr. Parker was employed
on the Whitman and Chippewa Na
tional forests and has had a great
deal of experience in landscape nur
sery work and on timber surveys.
Mr. Parker is married and his fam
ily will accompany him to Heppner.
G. T. Want Ads bring results
Visit Out of County
By MRS. CLAUD COATS
Dave Partlow, who has been
spending several months at the home
of his uncle. Paul Partlow, left last
week for Portland where he has employment.
E. W. Peck and Peter Farley, Jr.,
returned home Saturday after
spending several days in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Baker left
Monday for Longview and valley
points. They expect to be gone sev
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Bleakney spent
a couple of days last week in Walla
Walla, combining business and
Ladies Aid missionary meeting
will be held at the home of Mrs. J.
A. Howell, Wednesday, Feb. 15. All
ladies are invited to attend.
Mr .and Mrs. Dan Ransier took
their son Kenneth to Pendleton Fri
day to consult a doctor. Kenneth
had strained some of his muscles
and was in much pain.
Mrs. Jack Gorham chauffeured a
group of high school girls to Pen
dleton Saturday on a shopping trip.
They were Janet Gorham, Mary
Walker, Clara Mae Dillon, Essie
Jones and Echo Coats.
James Howell arrived home from
Portland Saturday and is employed
in and around Hermiston for a while.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Barlow of
Heppner were calling on relatives
Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Barlow and
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Barlow,
took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Claud
Mrs. Awilda Bleakney, Minnie
Wilson and Myrtle Lay motored to
Umatilla Tuesday to attend Eastern
Geo. Wicklander, Sr., and wife
moved from the Highway Inn to the
Fortier house, recently vacated by
the Coats family. Mr. and Mrs. Pen-
ry moved into the hotel.
National World Day of Prayer
will be held Feb. 24 in the church
Missionary reading contest will
start Sunday, Feb. 12. This takes in
all young folks and young adults.
Mrs. George A. Corwin is the lead
er and wishes all young people in
terested to attend.
Watch for the date and be sure to
attend the high school play, "Gay,"
to be given this month. Tickets on
sale at Gorham's and Coats.
Frank Walker and son Milo left
for Pasco, Wash., Tuesday, for a
visit with Mr. Walker's daughter,
Mrs. Mack Watkins, also to bring
back his car which has been in the
repair shop for a while.
Brother Zumwalt from College
Place had charge of the Sabbath
meeting at the home of Mrs. Eva
Warner Saturday. Mr. Young was
called to Grandview to conduct a
AUXILIARY TO MEET
The regular meeting of the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary will be held
at the home of the president, Mrs.
Chas. B. Cox, on North Court street,
February 13. It is the wish of Mrs.
Cox that all members attend, also
all eligible women, such eligibility
being established by .the husband,
father or brother being a member
of the American Legion. There will
be a special Washington birthday
LEXINGTON BESTS HEPPNER
The Lexington Jack Rabbits, tak
ing advantage of a lang awaited
chance, downed the Heppner Mus
tangs in Tuesday night's casaba
event at Lexington. Running up a
20 to 5 lead in the first of the game,
they were able to hold at lead to
beat the Mustangs 33 to 19.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Babb left Tues
day afternoon for Portland on a
business trip. ' "
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PORTLAND ROSE, -from Portland
9:35 p. m. daily. Registered
Nurse-Stewardess. 25c, 30c &
35c meals in Coaches and Pullman-Tourist
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