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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, February 16, 1939
UNDER THE O
By GILES I FRENCH,
Representative for Gilliam, Mor
row, Sherman and Wheeler
It is likely that this session of the
legislature will go down in history
as one of the most peculiar ones in
recent history of legislatures, es
pecially from the point of view of
The oldest of the old timers who
attend the legislature say that never
before has there been a session with
out groups or blocs being organized
for some purpose or other, good or
bad. Up to date there is no organi
zation of over two or three members
and that because of friendship and
not in the nature of an offensive or
defensive alliance as political or
ganizations usually turn out to be.
Bills are voted upon because of
the beliefs of the individual mem
bers and that is as it should be in a
democratic government. No one with
a bill is given to feel that there will
be reprisals if he fails to vote a cer
tain way on another bill and that is
a bit odd also.
There have always been individ
ual legislators who refused to be
bothered by such things but this time
-they are in the majority and the
old timers find it strange.
This is about the time of the ses
sion when the members start to be
come interested in supplies to take
home to their various offices so that
they can write letters for the next
two years or more on official sta
tionery. Some of these requests are
funny from the ordinary point of
view for how the normal mortal can
expect to write five thousand letters
in the course of two years in the
course of legislative business is be
yond the majority.
More durable supplies are also re
quested, including staplers, clips.
etc. One member asked for a list
of stationery and supplies as long
as his arm and was referred by the
speaker to J. K. Gill & Co.
Surprising to those who are view
ing their first legislative assembly
is the fact that oratory has little if
any effect on the following vote.
This has been demonstrated this ses
sion on nearly every controversial
Last Friday was orators' day in
the house with the credit service bill
starting the boys off on a debate
that was not quelled until the house
adjourned at six o'clock after pass
ing the pilot bill.
. . unapman taiKed tor an
hour for his closed shop bill and
made a fine presentation too, hav
ing his material 'well in hand and
stating his arguments clearly. His
opposition talked rather ineffect
ively for fifteen minutes. The vote
was 46 to 14 against the Chapman
Closer was the pilot bill during
the debate on which Frank Hilton
talked for about an hour. Captain
Ash spoke much more briefly and in
a quiet conversational tone of voice
and obtained 38 votes as against 22
lor the more voluble side.
Monday of this week the fire
men's pension bill was before the
house and Frank Lonergan defend
ed the measure in opening and re
buttal speeches that from the point
of debate were excellent. His oppo
sition was good but failed to equal
his ability and fire. The vote was 40
to 20 against Lonergan.
And so it goes with the fine arts
of public speaking taking a licking
on nearly every measure and the
quiet explanation of bills gaining
more votes than loud oratory. This
house is not one to be swayed very
much from its ideas of the propriety
Bigger things are coming in now
and will contine for the remainder
of the session with the PUD bills
and the taxation measures gradually
taking the limelight. It is still too
early to tell whether there will be
new taxes or not, that depending
on the amount of money that can
be given to relief and pensions from
the regular budget.
Taxpayers throughout the state
now have the opportunity to make
themselves heard in the matter of
taxes. If they want the regular bud
get to supply relief needs without
a new tax it is time to say so, al
though they should realize that little
additional money can be given to re
lief under this plan. New relief
money will have to come from new
The new income and excise taxes
are not new except in rates. A1J
money so raised will go to the relief
of the state property tax. That is
worth saying again. Income and ex
cise taxes are a property tax offset.
PWA Crushing Rock
For State at Morgan
Ey MARGARET BLAKE
About fifty men are employed on
the PWA project at Morgan where
a rock crusher is being set up to
prepare crushed rock for the stock
piles used by the highway mainten
ance crews. When everything is in
operation the work will be complet
ed in about three weeks.
French Burroughs who has been
suffering a severe attack of rheu
matism at his farm home is report
ed to be somewhat improved.
Clarence Linn who is employed at
Vernonia is spending the week at
the home of his parents; Mr. and
Mrs. P. J. Linn.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swanson have
returned from Salem where they
have been visiting at the home of
their son-in-law and daughter, Mr
and Mrs. Elmo McMillan.
Mrs. Clifford McCabe underwent
an appendectomy in a Hood River
hospital last week. Her daughter
Shirley is being cared for by her
sister, Mrs. Franklin Lindstrom.
Mrs. E. J. Blake and daughter Jo
anne returned Saturday from Port
land where Joanne has been under
the care of an orthopedic physician
for the past two weeks.
Friends have received word of the
death of Mrs. Evalena Rhea Wilson
at her home in Canada on January
2. Mrs. Wilson was born and raised
on Rhea creek and was a daughter
of Jim Rhea.
Mrs. Cecil M. Smith of Athena is
caring for Mrs. Visa Louy. Mrs. Ca-
sha Shaw whose place she takes has
gone to Canada for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Denny at
tended the wheat growers meeting
in Pendleton Saturday.
Mrs. Oscar Aarvig who has been
at Heppner for the past two months
has returned to care for Mrs. Ida
Members of the Congregational
church and friends will have a pot
luck dinner at the church next Sun
day, February 19. This is one of
such dinners which the pastor of
the Union church, Rev. C. F. Trim
Die, is naving with the various
churches which make up the union.
The grade school will stage an in
door track meet Friday night, Feb
ruary 17. Many interesting and
laugh provoking events are promised
and the proceeds will be used for
the hot lunch fund.
Mrs. Delia Corson has been vis
iting Miss Opal Briggs in Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin were
week-end visitors in Pendleton.
MUSTANGS NOSE OUT IONE
In the final game of the season,
the Heppner Mustangs defeated lone
18-16 last Tuesday evening.
The game started slowly and both
teams missed many set-up shots
and made many wild passes during
the first half. The smaller lone play
ers more than made up for their
lack of height by their fighting
spirit. Heppner held a 3-point lead
at half time with the score 12-9 at
The second half was a repetition
of the first. In the final minutes of
play the lone team was only two
points behind. Although Heppner
scored several baskets late in the
fourth quarter, they were unable to
keep the lead over 2 points for
many seconds at a time.
MRS. BARRATT INJURED
Mrs. J. G. Barrat was made un
conscious by shock when the steer
ing gear locked on the car she was
driving, causing it to hit the guard
rail on the highway curve at the
schoolhouse yesterday noon. She
was taken immediately to the E. R.
Schafer home, near at hand, and a
physician was summoned. Her prog
ress is favorable. Some damage was
sustained to one fender and front
of the car.
W. D. Campbell
To Leave Lex Post;
Contributes to History
W. D. Campbell, superintendent
of schools at Lexington since the
fall of 1934, has given his resigna
tion to the school board effective at
the end of the present school year,
closing three years of service in the
county, a large contribution from
which has been the writing of a
history of education in Morrow
county which served as a thesis for
his M. A. degree granted by Uni
versity of Oregon last summer.
Campbell was born and reared at
Boise, Idaho, where he graduated
from high school in 1924. After a
year as boys' secretary and athletic
director of Boise YMCA, he entered
Pacific university, Forest Grove,
in fall of 1925. Here he earned let
ters in track, oratory and debate,
was Northwest conference record
holder in high jump and on cham
pionship mile relay team for three
years, was elected Phi Mu Alpha
and Blue Key, national forensic and
service honorary fraternities. He re
ceived his AB degree from Pacific
in June, 1929, with majors in bus
iness administration and education.
He managed warehouse for C. C.
Anderson chain store at Boise, 1929
30, started teaching career at Union
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fall of 1930, teaching mathematics
and science and directing athletics
for two years. Being promoted to
principal the third year, he served
two more years before resigning to
come to Lexington.
While at Lexington Campbell or
ganized the North-Central Oregon
Schoolmasters' "club which he head
ed as president for three years;
served as president of Morrow coun
ty unit, Oregon State Teachers as
sociation, and also as report card
committee chairman and curricu
lum committee head for the organi
zation; served three years as chair
man of District 13B basketball com
mittee, and is now a member of the
committe serving all class B schools
of Eastern Oregon.
Campbell qualified for his mas
ter of arts degree in education at
University of Oregon last summer,
writing as his thesis, "History of Ed
ucation in Morrow County, Oregon."
He olds a superintendent's creden
tials, highest rating given to shool
administrators by state department
While at Lexington Mr. and Mrs.
Campbell have been active in com
munity work, both locally and county-wide.
They have two children,
Patricia Ann, 4, and Nancy Jane, 2
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WILLOWS GRANGE NEWS
Willows grange met in regular
session Saturday evening, Feb. 11,
followed by dancing, and was well
attended in spite of slippery roads
and melting snow.
On Friday, Feb. 17, the Home Ec
onomics club will hold an all-day
meeting at the home of Mrs. Mary
Lundell on lower Willow creek. A
pot luck dinner will be served at
The next meeting of Willows
grange will be held in their hall at
Cecil on Feb. 25. At approximately
9:30, the lecturer will present the
following program to which the pub
lic is invited:
Song, "Smile, Smile, Smile;"
trumpet solo, Marion Krebs; greet
ings, County Agent C. D. Conrad;
song, "To Thee, Beloved Grange,"
Donald Heliker; debate, "Resolved,
that on a farm a man works harder
than his wife;" song, "Drive Your
Cares Away with a Smile."
A feature of the evening will be
a basket social and free dance. Pro
ceeds from the social will be applied
on the purchase of a piano for the
prospective new hall.
The dance and Home Economics
committees are cooperating with the
lecturer in the evening's enter
tainment and cordially invite all to
come and bring a friend with them.
Ladies bring baskets.