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By A. L. LINDBECK
o More Initiatives
o La Follette-ites
Salem Preliminary petitions for
two more initiative measures were
filed with Secretary of State Snell
One of these, sponsored by the
Anti-liquor League of Oregon, the
Oregon Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union and others, provides for
a law that would confine the sale
of all liquors of more than one-half
of one percent of alcohol by weight
to state liquor stores.
The other proposed initiative,
sponsored by the C. I. O. seeks to
write several important amendments
into the unemployment compensa
tion act. One of these proposed
amendments would extend the act
to cover all employers of labor, re
gardless "of the number employed;
another would increase the weekly
benefits paid to temporarily jobless
workers and a third would reduce
the waiting periods before benefit
payments begin. The measure would
also make the Unemployment Com
pensation commissioners elective in
stead of appointive and fix their
salaries at $4200 a year.
The Oregon Commonwealth Fed
eration, meeting in Salem Sunday,
voted to write in the name of Rob
ert M LaFollette of Wisconsin as
candidate for vice president on the
Democratic ticket. The session
throughout was strongly "Roosevelt
and third term" and the president's
candidacy was endorsed without de
bate. The convention withheld any
endorsement for national commit
teeman, balking at both Howard
Latourette and Flavel Temple and
withheld its endorsement of Bruce
Spalding for attorney general be
cause he was regarded as a "lieuten
ant of General (Governor) Martin,
and of Col. C. A. Robertson of
West Salem for Congress. Endorse
ments of the convention included
Lyman Ross of Washington county
for state treasurer; Walter M. Pierce
of La Grande for Congress from the
second district, and Nan Wood Hon
eyman of Portland for Congress
from the third district.
Secretary of State Snell has pick
ed the color combination for Ore
gon's 1941 atomobile license plates.
They will consist of white numerals
on a green background. This com
bination has not been used in this
state since 1921, Snell said.
Nearly 50 percent of the benefits
paid by the Oregon unemployment
compensation commission go to job
less workers in the Portland area,
according to a report of the com
mission. Of the $11,605,000 paid out
in benefits up to March 31 reports
of the commission show that $5,356,
711 was paid through the Portland
office. The Eugene area was second
with benefits aggregating $621,196.
Klamath Falls and Salem rank neck
and neck for third places with pay
ments of $608,327 and $607,389 re
Construction of 250 additional tent
floors, a new warehouse, a commis
sary building, two regimental ware
houses and a motor repair garage
are to be undertaken at Camp Clat
sop this summer according to Major
General George A. White. The pro
gram, calling for the expenditure
of $206,000 will be financed through
a PWA grant.
A well organized move on the
part of county courts to open the
pension rolls to new applicants is
reported to be under way through
out the state. The move which is
said to have had its inception in the
Hood River county court, is under
stood to be receiving support in
practically every county. The state
welfare commission closed its pen
sion books to new applicants on
Kenneth Brown of Gervais is the
mystery man of the present politi
Not that there is anything so
mysterious about Kenneth himself.
He is the son of Sam Brown, the
Gervais farmer who once ran for
the republican nomination for gov
ernor of Oregon (and came near
getting it) on the slogan: "Forty
Dollars and a Ford."
But the mystery lies in young
Brown's sudden interest in politics
and in the forces that are back of
Practically unheard of outside his
immediate neighborhood up to the
time he filed as a candidate for the
republican nomination for Congress
in the first Oregon district, young
Brown appeared at the state de
partment during the eleventh-hour
rush of belated candidates and"
slapped down a cold $50 to pay for
his filing fee and four pages in the
official voters pamphlet.
As if such a display of ready cash
on the part of a hitherto unheard
of candidate was not enough to
arouse the curiosity of the public,
Brown's pamphlet statement is de
voted almost entirely to an attack
on the Jews.
Theese facts, coupled with the fur
ther fact that Brown has already
engaged in a lavish distribution of
campaign literature representing
liberal expenditures has very nat
urally aroused the question as to
what individual or organization is
back of his candidacy a question
which will probably not be answer
ed until he files his expense state
ment, if then.
Repeated complaints of reckless
driving involving cars bearing the
state's official insignia has caused
Governor Sprague to address a let
ter to heads of all institutions and
departments asking them to admon
ish their employees against traffic
law violations. According to state
house gossip a number of depart
ment and institution heads have also
been guilty of speeding and reckless
driving in the past, apparently re
lying upon their official status to
protect them from interference by
traffic officials. It is understood,
however, that the governor has ask
ed the state police to be more vig
ilant in their check on violators
among public employees and to
show no favoritism in the event
an official or an employee is ap
prehended while violating the law.
Claude H. Murphy, state real es
tate commissioner and supervisor of
collection agencies, has warned Or
egon merchants to beware of un
licensed out-of-state agencies who
are soliciting business in this state.
Some of these agencies, Murphy
said, have been securing business
in this state by promising to buy
accounts at 70 cents on the dollar.
They then make their collections
by threatening the debtor with pro
secution, and after making the col
lections disappear leaving the mer
chant holding the sack
With prospects for a bumper flax
crop in Oregon this year the Board
of Control has voted approval of
a new $6000 flax shed to be con
structed at the state prison flax
plant. Along with a better crop
Oregon flax growers are also prom
ised a higher price for their pro
duct this year due to the war in
Europe which will make it impossi
ble for American mills to import
SPEAKS AT BANQUET
Mrs. Clara Beamer of Heppner,
past state president, was one of the
speakers at the annual banquet of
the Degree of Honor, held in the
Multnomah hotel in Portland Wed
nesday evening, April 24. The local
lodge was represented at the two
day convention by Mrs. Harold Hill,
delegate, Mrs. J. B. Coxen, Mrs. Bea
mer, Ms. Glenn Sherer and Mrs. Ida
Earl Hill of Cushman stopped in
Heppner and interviewed voters for
a short time Wednesday while en
route home from a trip through
eastern Oregon. Hill is a candidate
for the republican nomination for
state treasurer. He has served sev
eral terms in the state legislature
and is a consistent booster for his
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eye-Sight Spe
cialist of Pendleton, will be at the
HEPPNER HOTEL on WEDNES
DAY, May 8th.
Gazette Times, Heppner,
PINE CITY NEWS
By BERNICE WATTENBURGER "
Mrs. R. E. McGreer drove Mrs. C.
Newsome, her house guest, to The
Dalles Wednesday. Mrs. E. B. Wat
tenburger and daughter Darlyne ac
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wattenburger
and Mrs. Clapp spent Tuesday in
Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, county school
superintendent, visited at the Pine
City school Wednesday. She gave
the end of the term achievement
R. E. McGreer and Tom Boylen,
Jr., made a business trip to Fossil
Mrs. Clayton Ayers and Mrs. Mar
ion Finch attended the Home Econ
omics meeting at the Johnny Bros
nan home at Lena, Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Doolittle
spent Sunday at the Roy Neill home.
Mrs. Izelle Cordon spent the week
end with her sister, Mrs. Lois Kent.
They spent the week end sight-seeing
and driving through the Walla
Walla valley and through Pasco.
Mrs. Cordon teaches school in Port
land. Mrs. Ollie Neill of Heppner and
Mrs. Lena Herrmann of La Grande
spent Tuesday visiting relatives and
friends of Butter creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ayers and
family spent Sunday at the E. B.
Mrs. Roy Neill and Mrs. Winters
attended the two day church con
vention in Hermiston Thursday and
Mrs. Hattie Robinson spent the
week end with Mrs. Chas. Barthol
omew. Dee Neill and son Harold called
on friends on Butter creek Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ayers and
son Ray spent Saturday in Pendle
ton. E. B. Wattenburger and Glenn
Clapp made a business trip to Pas
Mrs. E. L. Brewster of Klamath
Falls is visiting her daughter, Mrs.
R. E. McGreer.
R. E. McGreer made a business
trip to Spokane and Lewiston Wed
nesday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knotts of
Pilot Rock visited Friday with Mr.
Knott's cousin, Mrs. John Harrison.
The spring rodeo at the A. J. Vey
ranch Sunday was well attended.
Mr. Vey states that at least 1000
people were present.
Camp Crews Busy
With Spring Work
The fact that Camp Heppner may
or may not stay is not deterring the
crews in their spring work. From
the CCC "Weekly Gazette" it is
noted that "Mr. Harmon's crew
has been doing some work on the
W. P. Kilkenny place this week. The
job consisted of finishing up some
uncompleted work on spring devel
opments." "Mr. Hoselton's crew is
busy building some riprap walls
along Willow creek on the F. W.
Wilkinson ranch " "Mr. Canida
and his crew are building a couple
of dams for the Osmin brothers on
Balm Fork. Their work is progress
Up at Lena side camp they are
building rock dams on the John
Brosnan place. The camp crew in
stalled a new gas pump Friday.
ATTENTION A. F. & A. M.
There will be matters of import
ance to come before the regular
communication on May 4, including
the election of a secretary to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of
Brother Spencer Crawford. All
members are urged to be present.
James L. Leach, W. M.
ESTRAYED Three head Hereford
cows, one 2-year-old, brand invisi
ble; two 4-year-olds branded CHC.
Anyone knowing of these animals
please notify W. C. McClintock,
You may smile at safety, but you
can't laugh off "an accident.
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for the office of Sheriff of
Morrow County subject to the will
of the Republican voters at the May
17, 1940, primary election. I I A T...MM.
(Pd. Adv.) ELBERT L. COX. J. U. I timer
FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT ATTORNEY AT LAW
I hereby announce that I shall be Phone 173
a candidate to succeed myself as Hotel Heppner Building
Superintendent of Schools of Mor- HEPPNER, ORE.
row County, Oregon, subject to the I
will of the voters at the Primary
Election on May 17, 1940.
(Pd. Adv.) lucy e. rodgers. Dr. Raymond Rice
FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
I hereby anounce myself a candi
date to succeed myself to the office Office
of District Attorney of Morrow First National Bank Building
County, subject to the will of the Office Phone 523 House Phone 828
Republican voters at the Primary L
Election on May 17, 1940. i
(Pd. Adv.) frank c. alfred. Heppner
FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT Abstract Co.
I hereby announce that I shall be
a candidate for tfaeUfice of County LGIB HARDSON, Mgr.
Superintendent of Schools, in the BATES SEASONABLE
Primary Election, May 17, 1940. Roberts Building Heppner, Om, .
(Pd. Adv.) MARIE CLARY. I
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
I hereby announce myself a can- MahoneV
didate for the office of county com
missioner subject to the will of the ATTORNEY AT LAW
Republican voters of Morrow county general insurance
at the .Primary Election, May 17,
1Q.. J Heppner Hotel Building
la4- Willow St. Entrance
L. D. NEILL,
(Paid Ad.) Incumbent. t t
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER: I ft P f TZ
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didate for the office of county com- Latest Jewelry and Olft (foods
missione subject to the will of the Watches Clock Diamonds
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Paid Ad. G. A, BLEAKMAN. Heppner. Oregon
I hereby announce that I will be
a candidate to succeed myself to the VaWter Parker
office of Sheriff of Morrow County,
Oregon subject to the will of the ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
Republican voters at the Primary
Nominating Election, May 17, 1940. , , ,
(Pd. Ad.) C. J. D. BAUMAN. " NatIonal Bank BullU,, V
FOR COUNTY CLERK ' '
I hereby announce that I will be i
a candidate for the office of County , Dr. Richard C. Lawrence
Clerk, subject to the will of the Re- DENTIST
publican voters at the Primary
Nominating Election to be held May X-Ray and Extraction by Gas
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If nominated and elected, I will phone 562 Heppner, Oregon
continue to conduct the office in an I
honest, efficient and economical
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(Paid Adv.) Present Incumbent. osteopathic
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j Jos. J. Nys
Phelps Funeral Home attorney at law
Ambulance Service Peters Building, willow Street
Trained Lady Assistant Heppner, Oregon
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Meets First Monday Each Month Telephone 442
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Thursday, May 2, 1940