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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, Oct 19, 1939
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE,
Established March 30, 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES,
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1912
Published every Thursday morning by
CBAWTORD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, uregon, as second-class matter.
JASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor
SPENCER CRAWFORD, Manager
Six Months 1.00
Three Months . ,75
Single Copies .05
Official Paper for Morrow Connty
r ASTERN Oregon foothiils are
1-1 golden with rabbit brush in
bloom. Creek bottoms adorned with
vivid reds, yellows and greens,
where the frost has painted the su
mac, cherry and aspen, while the
hardier willow remains staunchly
green. Cattle graze on the harvested
fields and bottom lands while the
herder tends his flocks on nearby
stubble fields; the leaders' bells
tinkling musically on the breeze.
Chinese pheasant roosters strut with
self-importance as the bright crisp
sunlight is reflected from their gaudy
plumage. In the mountains the air is
sharp and tangy, allowing of small
comfort to those who linger in the
shady canyons. Larch needles a
beautiful tone of lemon, contrastfully
with the light and dark greens of
spruce, fir and pine. Soft-eyed docs
and proud bucks mincingly step out
onto the open meadows to bound
away with the first crackle of
crunched leaves or snap of a dead
twig. The lordly elk bugles for a
mate from the vantage point of
neighboring ridge or snorts defiance
to rival bulls. In the timber the red
squirrels chatter a rebuke to those
who invade their domain and thus
delay their busy harvest of cones
against the coming of winter. Coy
otes, lynx cat and others of their ilk
peer furtively from drear thickets,
waiting the opportunity to strike in
silence and stealth. An owl looking
as wise as Solomon, departs a limb
and sails thru the forest on velvet
wing while in the distance the cold
beauty of innumerable white moun
tain peaks rise above the level of
All those who werent present at
Rodeo field Friday afternoon missed
a crackerjack football game. Natur
ally it was pleasing to see the local
high school lads emerge on the long
end of the 20-0 score. But that was
n't the most impressive part of the
game. The clean, hard play, free
from penalties, was a satisfaction to
spectators and a recommendation
for the coaches and the young chaps
on the field. That this year's Hepp
ner high team is putting out a brand
of football worth watching should
be taken note of by everyone. The
big game of the year, with Hermis
ton, will be the Armistice day fea
ture on the local grid, and you should
HONORED CLUBBERS ATTEND P. I.
M ill -Tr3
Mary.McIntyre, Hardman, and Clayton Wright, Heppner, photo
graphed at the Pacific International Livestock Exposition. The two
attended the show last week as guests of The First National Bank of
Portland, having been chosen outstanding 4-H club girl and boy from
plan to be there.
A fair sprinkle of rain visited the
county this week, elevating hopes
of farmers and stockgrowers that
the drouth was at last ended. The
rain was insufficient to meet grow
ing needs, what with much of the
grain planted, and anxious eyes are
still turned heavenward.
Slight rift, if any, appears in Euro
pean war clouds. Hitler has stopped
talking peace, reports say. His forces
are bearing down with airplanes and
submarines on English vessels. And
just to give John Bull a case of jit
ters, the Nazis sank the Royal Oak
in its home port. A Nazi trick.
Peace Council Asked
To the Editor:
Amid all the conflicting, condus
ing reports that are coming from
Europe, there seems one thing to be
clear, and that is: Hitler wants to
quit. Whatever his motive may be,
he really seems to want to quit.
We certainly cannot think that
Deladier, Chamberlain, and their
associates talk about continuing the
war simply because they want to
fight. They are not monsters delib
erately plotting the overthrow and
destruction of their people and the
rest of the world. They want to
quit, too, even as Hitler wants to
quit They must know that if they
fight to end Hitler and Hitlerism
they will also, at the same time and
by the same means destroy them
selves and the system for which
they stand. Certainly they prefer to
To the writer of this letter the big
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issue seems me saving or lace on
both sides, enabling them to get to
gether without losing standing be
fore their own people and the world.
To that end is a proposal made by
the National Peace Conference, rep
resenting the entire peace move
mnt of this country, and a proposal
stated in almost identical terms by
the National Peace Council, a sim
ilar organization in Great Britain,
namely: let there be formed at once
a commission of neutral nations to
sit continually to find a way out.
The existence of such a commission
would greatly hearten men in all
countries who, like Lloyd George,
are urging an immediate exploration
of every avenue of peace. Would it
not be a test of the sincerity of those
who say they want peace if the
President would offer to call such a
commission into existence, a com
mission ready to meet and act on a
moment's notice? If any belligerant,
claiming that it wants peace, re
fuses this disinterested offer, let it
answer to its own war-weary peo
pie and to a terror-stricken world
for its refusal.
Let those who long to see this in
sanity cease, immediately wire or
write the President pledging him
every support if he will lead in
summoning this council of neutral
J. J. HANDSAKER,
Associate Secretary, National
Council for Prevention of War.
Ahrend C. Ahrendson, claim agent
for the Union Pacific system, spent
Tuesday and Wednesday in Hepp
ner on business in connection with
the company. Ahrendson's head
quarters are in La Grande.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Yeager of
Spokane were week-end callers on
Mr. Yeager's father, J. L. Yeager.
Mr. Yeager works for a leading farm
implement company in the Washing
Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Barratt re
turned home Tuesday from a visit
of several days in Portland.
Mrs. Ture Peterson and babv
daughter went home. Tuesday from
Three Days at P. I.
Mary Mclntyre of Hardman and
Clayton Wright of Heppner, out
standing 4-H club girl and boy from
Morrow county, returned home last
week from a three-day visit to the
Pacific International Livestock ex
position as guests of The First Na
tional Bank of Portland in the
fourth annual Achievement and
Leadership contest sponsored by the
The entire group of 74 winners,
representing every county in Ore
gon, received every courtesy while
in Portland and enjoyed the full
three -day program arranged -for
them by their host.
In addition to daily exposition
vidts, high points of the program
were: a group dinner at the exposi-
ion grounds, followed by attendance
at the horse show, a tour of Port
land, including visits to the Jantzen
Knitting mills and one of the large
daily newspaper plants; a banquet
and dance at the Heathman hotel,
the visitors' headquarters; and a
trip to the Swan Island airport, fol
lowed by luncheon at Simmons'
Hillvilla, overlooking the city.
Miss Evelyn Bartholomew who has
been at Pendleton for some time is
with her father, Nelson Bartholomew, I
at Hotel Heppner, recuperating from
E. P. Wray of White Salmon, Wn..
was a week-end visitor here, call
ing on his brother, H. O. Wray of
Heppner Lumber company.
$4 Cord for Green
$5 Cord .for Dry
within three miles . .
anywhere in county
$3 at Mill
Heppner Fuel Co.
Phones: Office 152; Res. 1122
Bring Back Buck
By MRS. W. C. ISOM
Rev. Harness, Marshal Markham
and Emmett McCoy returned from
their hunting trip Saturday and
were fortunate in bagging their
Mr. and Mrs. Woods of Hood River
who have been visiting Mrs. Woods'
uncle, The Benefiel brothers, re
turned home Tuesday.
Mrs. Milly Smith and Mrs. J. E.
Piott accompanied their sister, Mrs.
W. C. Isom, to Heppner Wednesday.
They were enroute to Monument to
Mr. and Mrs. Emery Bediwell of
Boardman visited their son Ray and
John Swearengen who has been
working the past season in the Walla
Walla country returned home last
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones, Lyle
Eddy, Miss Crooks, Miss Coulton,
Miss Culp and Miss Casteel attend
ed institute at Baker Monday and
Josephine Mahoney left for Port
land Monday to spend a few weeks'
vacation. In her absence Miss Rose
Leibbrand is substituting as local
correspondent for the daily press.
Mr. and Mrs. Delvin Cox who
were called to the bedside of Mr.
Cox's mother at Lexington this week,
were callers in Heppner Tuesday.
Judge, Bert Johnson was in Hood
River last week end, attending a
district conference of county judges
CLUB NOT "CHARITABLE"
An attempt to form a Charles L.
McNary for president club as a
charitable organization bogged down
in the attorney general's office this
week. Lloyd R. Smith, recently ap
pointed corporation commissioner,
had his doubts about the authenticity
of the club's claim to being a chari
table organization. Smith took the
articles of incorporation to the at
tioney general's office, and Assist
ant Attorney General Rex Kimmel
wrote the opinion that the club was
not charitable at all.
Kimmel said he saw no reason
why the club could not incorporate
but it could not be defined as char
itable, a definition which is applied
only to religious and benevolent
Edwin Hughes, Lena stockman,
was transacting business in Hepp
ner yesterday, accompanied by his
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