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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, February 23, 1939
UNDER THE O
By GILES L. FRENCH,
Representative for Gilliam, Mor
row, Sherman and Wheeler
It won't be long now, as the lit
tle dog said when his tail was
Meaning that before many days
have passed the Oregon legislature,
which for something well over the
pay day has been debating and dis
cussing what to do about the state
and its people, will fold its tent like
the Arab and silently steal out of
Salem and return to the home pas
tures and the frowns and cheers of
the home folks who, like as not,
have found little in the day's news
papers to be very much concerned
Almost any top flight picture
show can cause as many tears and
jeers as has this, the fortieth ses
sion of Oregon's legislature. No
great problems upon which rested
the fate of thousands, as the orators
say, have come before this legisla
ture; no change in public policy has
been presented here to be battled
out between angry and shouting
partisans. It has been a quiet ses
sion, at least to date, and while
there have been shouts of well sim
ulated anger and intimations of un
fairness it has all been in good hu
mor by those who are used to such
And the above is not criticism;
rather it is a sort of praise. It is
something of a relief to have a res
pite from the pressing problems of
state, from major decision, from life
or death matters of which there has
been a surfeit since the days of 1930
when the economic world blew up
in our faces.
What the legislature will do in
the week or so that it is expected
to remain in session is, of course,
not known. It is likely that the. tax
structure of the state will be chang
ed to some extent in an attempt to
make the income, intangibles and
excise tax better fit present con
ditions, but that .is not going to be
a major operation for anyone de
spite what has been said about it.
School organization bills are ex
pected to pass as no serious opposi
tion to them has come to notice and
along this line it is possible that
some other minor matters will be
changed in the state structure.
As for pensions and relief, al
ways a big headache for any 1930-
1940 legslative body, it now seems
that appropriations for this purpose
can be increased by twenty or twen
ty-five per cent out of the present
state funds. Preliminary figures in
dicate that instead of the $16,000,000
spent on relief in the last biennium
it will be possible to expend $19,
500,000 in the next
More than this is asked by those
who are spending their time asking
for more as a job. Yet no other
branch of government has been
boosted by twenty-five per cent
and mighty few citizens can expect
an increase in income of that much.
Therefore it appears reasonable that
there should be little complaint
from those who receive their money
from the state if they are given a
boost of a quarter over present pay
ments. There are plenty of recommen
dations that the appropriation be
made at $30,000,000 or almost dou
ble the 1938-1940 figure, but this
has long ago been abandoned by
the conservative ones of the house
and senate. There will be an at
tempt to levy a sales tax for relief
and it may be done but those
who one time fought so valiantly
for this sort of a tax measure will
not be in the ranks again. Former
sales tax measures were primarily
property tax relief bills, designed
to give the hard pressed farmer a
chance to pay his taxes to the coun
ty and school district
Now it is doubtful if over a quar
ter of the tax receipts could be re
turned to the counties and that
small proportion would, be taken
in a few years. A sales tax now
would be a relief tax.
Far fewer county salary bills have
been passed this year than hereto
fore because of a decision made by
the committees to insist that all
such bills have the signed support
of the county court of the county
affected. This is probably not the J
most satisfactory way of dealing;
with the problem but the county
court is the governing body of a
county and therefore -of considerable
weight from the legislative point
of view. A readjustment of county
salary payments has been asked but
it is very hard to do so and it is
likely that a change in county or
ganization will come before any
very sweeping readjustment of
A. M. Zink Rites
Conducted at lone
By MARGARET BLAKE
Funeral services for Alfred M.
Zink were held in the Christian
church Sunday afternoon with Rev.
C. F. Trimble officiating and Davies
Sunnyside Funeral Home of Port
land in charge. Pallbearers were
Laxton McMurray, E. J. Keller, Bert
Peck, J. F. McMillan, Joe Thornburg
and Ira Lewis. Special music was
sung by Miss Dona Barnett and
Mrs. Trina Parker, accompanied by
Mrs. E. J. Blake. Interment was in
the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Lexing
ton. Alfred M. Zink was a native of
Oregon, having been born at Jeffer
son, Marion county, on February 9,
1866. He died at the home of his step
daughter, Mrs. A. V. Downs, in
Portland on February 16. He was
1 married to Irene McKinley at Hope
well, Oregon, in 1880. To this union
were born six children, five of
whom survive their parents, their
mother having died in 1922. In 1924
Mr. Zink married Mrs. Annie de
Borde in Portland. She passed away
Mr. Zink came to Morrow county
in 1898, settling at Lexington in 1900
and was engaged in farming there
and near lone until a few years ago.
He was long a member of the Meth
odist church and of the I. O. O. F.
lodge of Lexington. A kindly man,
a good neighbor and friend and a
loving father, Mr.' Zink will be long
Surviving Mr. Zink are three sons,
George, Everett and Elda, two
daughters, Mrs. Vida Heliker of lone
and Mrs. Addie Thompkins of King
Hill, Idaho, ten grandchildren,
three great grandchildren, two sis
ters, Mrs. Alice Ward of Portland
and Mrs.. Emma Bremmer of Cor
vallis, and two step-daughters, Mrs.
A. V. Downs and Ruby de Borde of
Miss Joyce Carlson who is attend
ing school in Portland spent the
week end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Carlson.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger of
White Salmon, Wash., came up on
Sunday and returned to their home
Tuesday after enjoying a visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kincaid are
the parents of a son born in Hepp
ner Friday, February 17.
Mr. and Mra Werner Rietmann
returned last Wednesday from Cal
ifornia where they spent the winter
at Imperial Beach with Mrs. Riet
mann's mother, Mrs. A. W. Lord.
Dr. C. C. Chick drove up from his
home at Hood River Sunday. He
was accompanied by Miss Blanche
Bristow and Mrs. Meyers and
brought home Mrs. Clifford Mc
Cabe who has been in the Hood
River hospital recovering from an
Clarence Linn returned to work
at Vernonia Saturday after visiting
for a week with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. P. J. Linn.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wood of Port
land were visiting relatives here
last week. On their return home
Saturday they were accompanied
by Mr. and Mrs. John Bryson.
Mr. and Mrs. Elda Zink and small
daughter Virginia of Antioch, Cal.,
George Zink of Sheridan, Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Zink of The Dalles and
their two daughters ana1 Mrs. Alice
Ward of Portland, were out-of-town
relatives coming here for the fu
neral of A. M. Zink.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Feldman re
turned last Thursday evening from
California where they spent the
Mr. and Mrs. Edison Morgan were
Hermiston visitors Monday.
About fifty people gathered at the
Congregational church last Sunday
for a pot luck dinner followed by a
short fellowship meeting. Members
of the Congregational church and
their friends were present. Similar
affairs will be held in the near fu
ture by the other church groups
which form the Union church of
lone and Lexington, of which Rev.
C. F. Trimble is pastor.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Keithley
and children of Baker visited Sat
urday at the home of Mrs. Ida Gra
bill, enroute to Rufus where they
will visit Mr. Keithley's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Keithley.
The February social meeting of
the Women's Topic club will be
held at the Masonic hall Saturday
evening, February 25.
About thirty dollars was taken in
at the indoor track meet staged last
Friday evening as a benefit for the
the hot lunch fund. All of the events
were greatly enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Obert and fam
ily and Mr. and Mrs. John Botts
and family have moved to Milton,
E. G. Frank and his grandson Ho
mer Frank, Jr., returned to Ken
newick Saturday after spending a
few days here.
E. J. Blake drove over to Kinzua
last Thursday after hearing that his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Blake
had lost their household goods and
clothing in a fire. He found that
some bedding and a few articles
from the kitchen had been saved,
otherwise everything was burned.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Blake were away
from home when the fire started
from some undetermined cause.
George and Elmer Cochran re
turned Monday from Salem.
Arthur Reed of The Dalles is vis
iting his sister, Mrs. Delia Corson.
RHEA CREEK-EIGHT MILE
A George Washington party is to
be held at the grange hall Friday
evening, Feb. 24. The ladies are to
bring cherry pie and sandwiches.
Everyone asked to dress in Colon
The ladies of the Home Econ
omics club are arranging a dance at
the hall on Saturday night, Feb
ruary 25. Music from Heppner.
Mrs. Walter Becket has received
word that E. E. (Bub) Clark is re
ported seriously ill at his home in
Red Bluff, Calif.
Mrs. Harley Anderson spent a few
days in Heppner taking care of the
Howard Keithley children. Mr. and
Mrs. Keithley were called to Rufus
to see Oscar Keithley who is quite
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Becket spent
the week end at Fossil at the home
of Mrs. Becket's parents.
Frank Anderson was transacting
business in the city Tuesday from
the Eight Mile farm.
Edges Out lone
By a three-point margin, Domes
tic Laundry, Umatilla county bas
ketball champions, edged out lone
on the latter's floor Saturday night
Fred Hoskins, lone manager, said his
boys had the visitors on the run at
the end and believes they might
have won had the game lasted an
other few minutes.
Slick Rosenberg for the visitors
Uopped all scorers with 14 points.
nle went wild in the first half, but
with Fred Hoskins, Jr., dogging him
in the second half he looped but
three counters, one field goal and
one foul shot. Galloway of the vis
itors scored 13, and other laundry
men with scores were Irwin, Hude
mann 2, Kidder 2, Kerby and Young.
B. Gronquist and Logan of Con
don augmented the lone line-up,
scoring 8 and 4 points respectively,
while D. Gronquist of lone led his
teammates with 12. Other Ionians
with scores were Williams 2, Fred
Hoskins, Jr., 4, E. Pettyjohn 1, L.
Pettyjohn, Thornburg, Bristow 1.
Mrs. E. C. Heliker of lone was
transacting business in the city on
Tuesday in connection with the es
tate of her father, the . late A. M.
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