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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, March 2, 1939
HUMAN ELEMENT STRESSED BY FOREST
LIKENED TO OLD EXPERIENCE AT SEA
F. F. Wehmeyer, local forest rang
er, says the U. S. Forest service is
stressing social welfare and commu
ity stability in its supervision of
timber cutting. Fred tells a story
from his own experience to stress
this element of human values:
When I was a youngster following
the sea for a livelihood, the ship I
was serving drove high on a reef
off the then rather inhospitable
shores of the Sulu group of islands.
We tried most everything from
rocking the ship while in full speed
astern to lightening the ballast, but
the boat stuck with grim determin
ation. (Rocking a boat is accom
plished by all hands getting on one
side then in unison arid with timing
going to the opposite side, by re
peating, a boat in open water could
soon be set rolling to an alarming
degree and no doubt capsized if
rocking was continued long enough.)
The weather was brisk and we
were amid a rather nasty surf but
it was decided to kedge off if possi
ble. This, is done by hauling the
anchor to a distance and dropping
it, then attaching the cable to the
winch, adding that power to the
pull of the screw or propellor. Boats
were lowered and maneuvered to
the starboard bow which happened
to have a slight advantage in the
lee or sheltered side though the full
force of the storm was pretty well
astern. The idea was to lower the
anchor in such manner that it would
lay directly across both gunwales
of both boats, a difficult and ticklish
piece of work as the boats would
be even with the bow one moment
and the next be twenty feet below.
Calculations were carefully made
and with perfect timing the anchor
was dropped at just the proper mo
ment as the boats started to sink,
but something went wrong, for the
anchor, weighing a couple of tons,
caught the inside gunwales of both
boats, bringing them together as
neatly as the two halves of a pea
pod and they immediately capsized
The officer on duty was frantic.
He manned the railing and bawled
through a megaphone to the strug
gling men below to save the casks,
save the gratings, save the oars,
save . In the meantime the old
admiral had appeared, seemingly
from nowhere. He stretched a weath
er beaten neck over the side and
peered with tired old eyes thru the
spume and wind to the mess below,
then he turned to the officer and
very quietly and mildly said, "The
hell with the gear, mister, save some
of the men."
1 1 Cents Parity
Payment Set on
Wheat for 1939
Parity payments made in 1939 to
wheat growers who keep plantings
within their allotments will be 11
cents per bushel, according to word
received by the state AAA office at
Payments will be based on the
normal yield of each farmers allot
ted acreage. Present estimates are
that wheat farmers of the nation
will receive $64,113,000 in price ad
justment payments during 1939.
Besides these parity payments,
farmers who cooperate in the AAA
farm program this year, and stay
within their acreage allotments, will
receive agricultural conservation
payments at rates previously an
nounced. Counting both price adjustment
and conservation payments, wheat
farmers cooperating in the 1939 pro
gram will be able to earn up to 28
cents a bushel in compliance pay
ments, it was said.
Parity payments are made under
the Price Adjustment act of 1938,
which allocates $212,000,000 to be
paid producers of wheat, cotton
corn, rice and tobacco the nation's
five basic crops if their average
prices fell below 75 per cent of par
ity during the year.
Meanwhile, the Oregon state of
fice of the AAA continued this week
to handle the huge flow of compli
ance forms from the 1938 conserva
tion program, which will bring ap
proximately 30,000 applicants an
estimated three million dollars in
payments. Checks are being sent
regularly to county AAA offices, for
distribution to farmers.
The trend toward increased co
operation with the national farm
program continued during 1938, a
comparison with, the two previous
years shows. During 1936, Oregon
had 14,496 cooperators who received
$1,817,235 in conservation payments.
During 1937, this increased to 23,618
cooperators who earned $2,183,203
Although Oregon's compliance
earnings showed this distinct in
crease in 1937, some of the north
west states, including Washington
and Idaho, showed a decrease.
Aid Thompson Range
CCC crews from the soil conser
vation service camp at Heppner re
cetly completed the third of eight
spring developments planned for
immediate construction on the 10,000
acre R. A. Thompson ranch on Balm
. Fork, 12 miles southwest of this
These stock water supply devel
opments are destined to play a lead
ing role in the redistribution of
grazing for more profitable use of
the range, Ray Michener, conser
vation engineer at the camp, re
ports. They will be supplemented
by construction of several miles of
new fence. Structural measures
planned will permit adoption of a
rotational grazing plan designed to
allow the building up and mainten
ance of a good growth of range
Reestablishment of better range
grass stands on the Balm Fork drain
age will have advantageous results
in preventing flood damage, since
this is one of the drainages which
in the past has contributed largely
to Heppner's , disastrous floods,
Michener said. More grass on the
hills will mean less water in the
"You've got to have bunch grass
on the hills to hold these floods,"
says Mr. Thompson, who is coop
erating with the soil conservation
service in establishing an erosion
control and improved land use pro
gram on his ranch.
Gives New Plans
For Rural Homes
The secret of convenience in a
kitchen is to have it planned to care
for all the uses it must serve, and
in the average farm family home
these are many and varied, points
out Miss Maud Wilson, home econo
mist at Oregon State college, in a
new station circular, 131, entitled,
"Planning the Kitchen."
The circular has been prepared
especially for the use of Oregon
farm families olanning to remodel
a kitchen or build a new one and
confronted with the problems of
what size the room needs to be,
what arrangement is most desirable,
and what types of built-ins are need
ed. It is a condensation of a pre
vious larger bulletin.
Profusely illustrated with draw
ings of many types of arrangement
for kitchens of various shapes, as
well as individual drawings of dif
ferent kinds of cabinets, wood boxes,
wood lifts, sink arrangements, din
ing arrangements, work tables mov
able and otherwise, coolers, cake
and bread storage spaces, and even
detailed drawings of silver drawers
and knife racks. These were worked
out as the result of a survey of the
needs and desires of a large group
of Willamette valley farm women.
The uses of a kitchen customarily
include food preparation, cooking
and dishwashing, but the majority
of farm families like to have space
to eat in the kitchen, even when
there is a dining room, Miss Wilson
found. Whether meals are served
there or not, the average household
wants a "family" center, where
children can play or adults can rest
or sit at work.
The new circular is an abstract of
station bulletin 356, "The Willam
ette Valley Farm Kitchen," .to make
the information more easily usable
by farm homemakers. It is free on
request from county extension of
fices or the college.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
ALVIN KLEINFELDT, Pastor
Bible School 9:46 a. m.
Morning Service . 11 :00 a. m.
C. E. Society 6:30 p. m.
Evening Services 7:30 p. m.
Choir Practice, Wednesday 730 p. m.
Midweek Service, Thursday 7:30 p. m.
The pastor will be away Sunday
so there will be no morning ser
mon, but the communion service
will follow the Bible school as us
ual. Kathryn Parker, ' Marie and
Lucille Barlow will sing.
Union evening meeting at the
REV. 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 . 2:30 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.
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.
Men Favor Sales,
Interest in higher quality, better
machinery and increased sales ef
forts proved to be the three chief
highlights of the twenty-eighth an
nual convention of the Oregon Dairy
Manufacturers' association at Ore
gon State college.'
The men who take the producers'
milk and cream and pass it on to
the consumer in the form of butter,
ice cream, cheese and fluid milk
proved to be constantly on the look
out for better methods which will
give the consumer a more attractive
product and thereby improve the
market for the dairy, farmers' raw
The association spent most of the
convention period hearing and see
ing technical lectures and demon
strations of various branches of in
dustry, then closed the business
meeting by endorsing a bill to pro
vide a promotional fund and one to
improve the standards of ice cream
Officers chosen for the coming
year are Kenneth Poole, Portland,
give zest to our
Fall and Winter
A good meal
ED CHTNN, Prop.
president; Andrew Tacchella, Port
land, vice-president; Dr. G. H. Will
ster, OSC, secretary; F. F. Moser,
Corvallis, treasurer. Directors are
N. A. Peters, J. K. Goss, Lyle Ham
mack, Portland; U. S. Long, Tilla
mook; J. H. Steele, Astoria; J. H.
Bigler, Mt. Angel, and Percy Mur
ray, Klamath Falls.
lone Legion hall, Fri., Sat., Sun.,
March 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7:30 to 10. Fine
skates good music. ltp.
Read G. T. Want Ads. You way
find a bargain in something needed.
BY READING THE ADS
I N order to list the hundreds
of additional savings in this
event we have printed a color
ful, big four-page handbill . . .
look or it at your door this
week-end. STOCK UP, NOW.
March 3-9, Incl.
Fancy 3 sieve
Doz. Tins $1.15
TOMATOES Doz. tins$1.05, Tin9C
CATSUP Large 14 oz. bottle 10c
CORN Doz. 85c
3 LBS 39c
2 LBS. 39c
2 LBS. 45c, 4 LBS. 89c
49 lb. sk. .. 98c
49 lb. sk. $1.19
THE Community Auction Sale Every
Thursday at 1:30 P. M. at the Jack
Osier place. When in town visit our store.
A "Surprise" Saving awaits you here.
Watch for Community Auction "Special"
SALAD DRESSING .. Qt. 23c
SALMON Tall Tin 11c
HONEY 5 Lb. Tin 49c
MAYONNAISE Qt. 39c
Nu-Made "Dated" ,
Pancake FLOUR No. 10 sk. 39c
MAP ADfiMI or SPAGHETTI
I'lHWllWm Fresh suddIv
A A 1
Red or White
10 Lbs 39c
GINGER SNAPS NewSIyPund10c
Case .. $2,79
SOAP, Palm Olive, 3 Bars 17c
JELL-WELL .... Per Pkg. 04c
CHOCOLATE DROPS lb. 10c
WALNUTS 2 Lbs. 39c
CORN BEEF 2 Tins 35c
12 oz. Libby's
HOT SAUCE 3 Tins 10c
SYRUP i2 Gallon 69c
From Our New
2 Lbs 25c
Kraut 22 tin 10c
Picnics .. Lb. 17c
Lard 8 lb pail 89c
Fruits and Vegetables
GRAPEFRUIT 80s Doz. 39c
Vz Crate $1.25
ORANGES, lge. 2 Doz. 45c
MED., 3 Doz. in Shopping Bag 39c
POTATOES .... 50 Lbs. 65c
RHUBARB 2 Lbs. 17c
CARROTS Lge. Bu. 5c
BANANAS 4 Lbs. 29c