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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, February 16, 1939
In dealing with the surplus wheat
problem, an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure, R. M. Ev
ans, administrator of the farm act,
told a meeting of wheat growers at
Pendleton, where he made the final
address of a four-stop western tour
and his first address in Oregon. The
United States is well on its way
toward taking those preventative
steps, he said.
Evans called attention to the fact
that the present farm act became a
law in February, 1938, which was
much too late to be effective in ad
justing the 1938. acreage of wheat.
As a result the acreage last year
was nearly an all-time high. This
year, however, with the wheat far
mer having his first real chance to
avail himself of the opportunities
which , the program offers, winter
wheat has been reduced around 10
million acres. If spring wheat pro
ducers pooperate to the same de
gree, he said, prospects are that the
total planted acreage for 1939 will
not be more than 65 or 66 million
acres, as compared with an average
of more than 80 million acres for
the last four years.
Recounting some of his findings
at a wheat conference in Canada
recently, the administrator said he
was impressed with the fact that all
the wheat exporting countries are
facing the same problem, and that
is, what to do with a wheat surplus
already produced. Wheat exporting
countries have two bushels of wheat
to sell for every, bushel the wheat
importing countries need. As a re
sult, exporters have carried on a
cutthroat price war through sub
sidy. Right now this kind of sales
manship will help, but eventually
the wheat nations will have to get
together and agree on mutual ad
justment "The AAA farm program has
saved the small town business man
from going broke," Evans pointed
out. "The country merchant is in
the same boat with his farmer con
sumer. Unless the farmer has money
the merchant can't have prosperity.
Therefore the farm program means
just as much to the towns as it does
to the farms. Taken all in all, the
program we now have is the best
plan that has yet been drafted. Con
servation is the backbone. We are
working to protect our soil and our
Paul J. Doherty, son of Mrs.
Catherine Doherty of this city, on
discharge from the United States
marines, February 4, immediately
reenlisted in class III (b) VWCR,
and was promoted to corporal. Do
herty had completed four years'
service at time of discharge. He went
through recruit training at San
Diego, Cal., and was transferred
from there aboard ship. While on
sea duty he made cruises to Europe,
and visited many posts in the U. S.
He enlisted at Portland, Ore., Feb'
ruary 4, 1935, and was promoted to
private, first class, Sept. 14, 1938. He
received a good conduct medal at
time of discharge. He is now located
in 13th Reserve Dist., MB., PSNY.,
1939 WELLS TO BE" APPROVED
Wells and reservoirs may be ap
proved for Agricultural Conserva
tion payment during 1939 'under the
range program, according to recent
word received from N. C. Donald
son, state executive officer. Anyone
who is considering the digging of
wells should plan to do so as they
will not be approved in the future.
The only reason they are being ac
cepted this year is that some of the
state range bulletins were issued
prior to the ruling that wells would
not be accepted.
Corvallis Oregon is one of four
states which have reached its goal
in support of the seventh Worlds
Poultry congress and exposition, to
be held in Cleveland, Ohio, July 28
to August 7. Oregon, Washington,
New Hampshire and New Jersey
are the only four states which are
listed as having gone over the top
with 100 per cent achievement, ac
cording to word received from na
tional headquarters by Noel Ben
nion, extension poultryman at Ore
gon State college and secretary of
the state committee.
IT WAS OAWN FOUTfcg DOUGH -BOV
WHEN DEATH TOOK -HI&H COUNT
MOTOR. ACCIDENTS MOUNT
National Safely Council
Few indeed are the automobile
drivers who realize how rapidly dan
ger on the highway mounts with
the setting of the sun.
It is true that two thirds of all
property - damage acidents occur
during daylight hours, chiefly be
cause traffic is so much heavier then,
but statistics from every state in the
union show that many more fatal
accidents occur after dark than be
fore. Here are the Oregon figures
for the year 1937, from the files of
Secretary of State Earl Snell:
6 A. M.-6 P. M.: All accidents, 25,
085; fatal accidents 143.
6 P. M.-6 A. M. All accidents, 13,
500; fatal accidents 177.
Probably the chief reason for the
deadliness of the hours after dark is
that motorists do not sufficiently
decrease their speed to cfmpensate
for decreased visibility, Snell says.
Dozens of accident studies and road
tests have shown that 40 to 45 miles
per hour is the maximum safe speed
at which motorists can drive at night,
with headlights and highway illum
ination in their present stage of development.
The reason for this is that the driv
er must be able to perceive danger
and stop his car within the distance
illuminated by his headlights if he
is to avoid a collision under many
circumstances. Driving at speeds
which will not permit safe emer
gency stops at night is termed "ov
erdriving one's headlights," and is
practiced by many drivers who are
not aware of its dangers. .
AUXILIARY TO MEET
Heppner unit 87, American Le
gion auxiliary, will meet Monday
evening, Feb. 27, at the home of
Mrs. Chas. B. Cox, president, for a
sewing meeting. The last meeting
was held at Mrs. Cox's home last
Monday evening, when Miss King
reported that posters had been com
pleted by pupils for entry in the
annual poppy poster contest. Mrs.
Sylvia Wells, secretary, reports re
ceiving acknowledgement of sub
scription this week from Fidac mag
azine, published in Paris, which will
help keep local unit members in
formed on this phaze of the organi
zation's work internationally.
COUNTY ASKS BILL
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from this district were prepared to
work for its adoption, he said.
Mrs. Ture Peterson pleased those
present at the club luncheon with
the singing of two solos, accompan'
ied by Mrs. A. H. Blankenship.
A. H. Blankenship, program chair
man, announced a proposed visit by
Mr. Griffith, regional forest head,
and assistant, who will speak at next
Monday's luncheon and will also
address a public meeting in the eve
ning at the Elks hall on use of for
est lands for recreation.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
ALVIN KLEINFELDT, Pastor
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Morning Service 11:00 a. m.
C. E. Society 6:30 p. m.
Evening Services 7 :80 p. m.
Choir Practice, Wednesday 7S0 p. m.
Midweek Service, Thursday 7:80 p. m.
Union evening service at the
EEV. R. C. YOUNG. Pastor
Sunday : Bible School 9 :45 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 7:30 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.
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH.
THE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Rev. E. D. Greeley, Pastor
9:45 a. m., Bible School.
11 a. m and 7:30 p. m., Preaching.
Tuesday, 7:30, Cottage Prayer
Thursday, 7:30 Teaching Service.
TAX NOTICES DUE ,
Morrow county taxpayers will
soon be notified of the amounts they
will have to pay for 1939 taxes, as
word from the sheriffs office is to
the effect that the notices would be
ready for mailing tomorrow. Again
this year those who pay the year's
tax in full by the date of payment
for first quarter taxes will receive
a two per cent discount.
CALL FOR WARRANTS
Outstanding warrants of School
District No. 1, Morrow County, Ore
gon, up to and including Warrant
No. 5082, will be paid on presentation
to the district clerk. Interest on
said warrants not already called will
cease February 17, 1939.
Clerk, School District No. 1,
Income Tax Help
Set for Feb. 25
An assistant collector of internal
revenue will be in Heppner all day
Saturday, February 25, to assist
Morrow county people with making
income tax returns, announces J.
W. Maloney, collector of internal
revenue, Portland. This service is
available without charge.
In addition to the service to be
given here, Mr. Maloney announces
the same assistance will be given
anyone at the Portland customs of
fice, each day until March 15, the
final day of the filing period.
Corvallis and Eugene were among
Oregon cities whose police depart
ments reported a decline in traffic
accidents during 1938. Corvallis
posted another year free from traf
fic deaths after having a perfect
seven years' record broken by two
fatalities during 1937. Police said ac
cidents within the city dropped
nearly six per cent during the year. ,
Eugene police reported a 36 per
cent decline in accidents during 1938
as compared with 1937, although
there were two fatalities in each
Most recent Oregon town to be
come interested in the organization
of a community safety council is
give zest to our
Fall and Winter
A good meal
ED CIIINN, Prop.
Molalla, where C. G. Rue, formerly
a member of the Silverton council,
arranged an organization meeting.
Familiar with the activities and
achievements of the Silverton group,
Rue interested a number of Molalla
citizens in forming a group there.
Promoters of an electrical voting
device have been exhibiting the ma
chine in the state house this past
week. The device by which the law
makers would be able to register
their vote by the simple expedient
of pressing a button at their desk
would cost the state between $50,000
and $80,000 installed in the House
and Senate. Present indications are
for "no sale" of the machine to the
The first transcontinental run
across the United States in an au
tomobile was completed in 1903, and
required two months. These speed
tests were continued at intervals for
nearly 20 years, but have been out
lawed by legislation in many states
forbidding racing on public high
ways. Senator Kenin of Multnomah,
author of a number of measures to
make life more pleasant for public
employees, has now introduced a
bill providing for a 39-hour week
for state employees. Under Renin's
proposal the work day would. start
at 9:00 a. m. and close at 5:00 p. m.,
with Saturday afternoons off.
PER BBL $4.49
PrtCCPC AIRWAY 3 LBS. 43c
wrrLC NOB HILL 2 LBS. 39c
CRACKERS 2 LB. Glenco Graham or Salted 20c
PRUNES - No2!4tlns3 F0E 29c
BEANS Red or White 10 Lbs. 49c
PURE CANE 25 lb. bag $1.45
SALAD DRESSING Duteh-BB$. 29c
SALMON McGover"'s Tal1 pink 3 s 35c
MACARONI or SPAGHETTI 10 lbs. 49C
MARCUMAI I nAC Fresh Supply
Fluffiest LB. itf V
Washington's Own MAYONNAISE
Extra freshness because it's DATED. Extra richness because
it's made of finest ingredients.
O WAX PAPER with cutter 125 ft. Roll 16c
OTEA, Canterbury Black i2 Lb. Pkg. 29c
ORITZ CRACKERS Large Package 23c
O NAPKINS, Zee Brand, 80 count 10c
O BROWN SUGAR 8 Pound Bag 49c
ODOG FOOD, Playfair Tall Tin 5c
O Toilet Tissue, Comfort 1000 sheet rolls 4 for 29c
OSPINACH, Our Choice 3 No. 2 Tins 35c
O JAM, Meadowlark 2 Lb. Jar 25c
O VANILLA, Westag imit 4 oz. Bottle 10c
Darigold or Federal
1 5 tins 98c
Canned PEA SALE
PER 6 BOX f Qn
Walla Walla No. 2
Fancy 3 sieve TIN
CASE 24 TINS $2.35
No. 303 Tins ..
12 TINS 89c
3 tins 25c
PER 49 LB. $4 OQ
FROM OUR NEW
WEINERS Per Lb. 25c
Armour's Star Small Skinless
PICNICS .. Per Lb. 19c
Armour's Cellophane Wrapped
SLICED BACON, Swift's Oriole rindless Lb 33c
Cottage Cheese, fresh, rich, creamy .... 2 lbs. 25c
Safeway Fruit and Produce
LEMONS Per Doz. 23c
SPINACH .... 4 Lbs. 19c
Fresh Walla Walla
LETTUCE 2 Hds. 15c
Potatoes, 50 lb. bag 69c
Excellent No. 2 Inspected ,
GRAPEFRUIT doz. 45c
Large, Juicy Fruit
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