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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (June 13, 1940)
Thursday, June 13, 1940
Under Heavy Load
By MARGARET SCOTT
The bridge by Ckr Davis' old
work shop broke in last week when
Robert Burnside attempted to cross
it in a truck. Mr. Burnside was
unharmed and the truck was pulled
out Repairs on the bridge were
started immediately and are now
Ralph Phillips has purchased a
Mrs. Maude Pointer has returned
from a visit in Corvallis and vicin
ity. Those elected as directors at the
grain growers meeting were George
Peck, Henry Baker, John Wightman
and Werner Rietmann.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwynne Peck have
returned home to spend the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Padberg and
children have returned home from
a vacation spent at the coast. They
were fortunate enough to find two
Eber Hanks is able to be out on
crutches after his recent fall.
Maxine Barnes is a guest at the
Gene Gray home.
Harry O'Donnell of Heppner is
employed by Ralph Jackson during
the haying season.
While Carl Whillock was burning
weeds at his home last week the
fire spread to his woodpile and
one of the small buildings on the
Ira Lewis property. The fire depart
ment was called and little damage
, Mr. and Mrs. James Leach left
Tuesday for a vacation.
Mrs. Ralph Jackson and daughters
returned home Friday from a visit
with relatives in the Valley.
Guests at the S. G. McMillan home
one day this week were Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Slocum and children
. and Mrs. Kate Slocum of Heppner.
Gene Gray spent the week end
with his family here from his farm
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
have returned home from an ex
Mae Rauch is employed at the
Cliff Daugherty ranch.
Four From Morrow
Graduate at U.-O.
A record number of University of
Oregon students, 771 in all, of whom
four are from Morrow county, re
ceived diplomas and certificates at
an impressive ceremony Sunday
evening, when the institution held
its 63rd annual commencement ex
ercises at McArthur Court.
The list included two ''doctor of
education degrees, three doctor of
jurisprudence, and 73 master of arts
or science. Among the total are 49
doctors of medicine from the Uni
versity of Oregon medical school in
Portland, which this year for the
first time held its own ceremony
in the new auditorium.
Dr. Donald M. Erb,' president of
the university, delivered the com
mencement address on "The Price
of Freedom," while Dr. James R.
Branton, head of the university de
partment of religion, delivered the
baccalaureate sermon Sunday morn
ing on "Education and Social Re
sponsibility." Dr. Frederick M.
Hunter, chancellor of higher educa
tion, represented the state system of
higher education, and Edgar W.
Smith, Portland member of the board
of higher education, represented that
The list of those from Morrow
county who graduated, follows:
Francis B. Nickerson, Jr., of Hepp
ner was awarded a bachelor of sci
ence degree in law. He was a mem
ber of the varsity boxing squad and
worked on the Oregon Daily Em
erald staff. He was a member of
Sigma hall, men's dormitory. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Nick
erson. A bachelor of science degree in
business administration! was award
ed Louis Edwin Dick of Heppner.
Dick is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Edwin Dick.
Joseph Bryant Green, Heppner,
received a bachelor of science de
gree' in business administration. He
is a member of Tau Delta Chi, men's
business honorary. Green played
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
frosh basketball his freshman year.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Elaine Maxine Nelson, lone, was
awarded a bachelor of arts degree
in education. She is a member of
a co-ed cooperative and is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivar E.
Washington, D. C. June 12. Sev
eral residents of Oregon and Wash
ington who heretofore have never
paid an income tax nor filed a re
turn will be digging up for Uncle
Sam next March to pay, in part,
for the national defense program.
By a queer quirk, there will be
several hundred WPA workers, men
on relief, who must pay the govern
ment a tax on the income thev are
receiving as reliefers. Sounds like
comic opera, but it is deadly ear
It is going to cost you, and vou.
and you, more to live. Gasoline tax
es will amount to a few mow Hnllars
a year (depending on how much gas j
you use). Lipsticks will cost more.
also toilet soap. The book of match
es which the dealer has handed out
with a pack of cigarettes will not
be donated; matches are on the tax
list, and taxes on smokes are higher.
A single man who has an income
of $800 this year must make a re
turn and a married man if his in
come is $2,000 must also file. For
merly a single individual did not
bother about making a return unless
his income was $1,000, and a married
man $2,500. Now if a single man
is making $75 a month he must
pay four percent on his net income.
After the normal tax has been paid,
then the individual must pav a sum
in addition which is 10 percent of
the normal tax.
For years every suggestion of
broadening the base of the income
tax (lowering the exemption as now
proposed from $2,500 to $2,000 for
married and from $1,000 to $800 for
single) there has been an immediate
protest, chiefly led by organized
labor. Under the excitement of de
fense and war hysteria revision is
being made without too much ob
jection, yet. If this chance is made.
as now appears probable, it will hit
about 50,000 new income taxpayers
in the Pacific northwest. And. re
member, once a tax is imposed it is
almost never repealed. As the tax
program is now shaping up, the
middle class and those just escaping
the under privileged 'group will be
paying the defense bill.
That an emergency exists is recog
nized and any day a situation may I
arise requiring prompt action by
congress. This involves the date of
adjournment. President Roosevelt
says congress can get through vot
ing money for defense and adjourn
on June 24. Republicans and many
Democrats think thev should keer
congress constantly in session ready
to meet unexpected developments
and not go home leaving the presi
den in full charge. Republicans also
recognize that if Mr. Roosevelt is
alone he will get all the publicity
during the presidential campaign
and they will be deprived of their
soundingboard. This is a political
angle neither Mr. Roosevelt nor his
opponents underrate. As there are
70 odd democrats in the senate these
have the votes to cause adjournment
in accord with Mr. Roosevelt's wish
es. Hitler had made the nomination
of Mr. Roosevelt inevitable. When
Holland was invaded and Nazi troops
swept on, any doubt that Mr. Roose
velt would not be nominated was
dissipated. Whether he will or can
be elected is another matter. Dem
ocratic politicians have abandoned
organized opposition to Roosevelt
and are now building fences to see
who will be his running mate. Among
the 100 percent new dealers the first
choice is Attorney General Robert
Jackson, but as Jackson and Roose
velt are both residents of New York,
it is unlawful for president and
vice-president to come from the
No one has the Republican nom
ination nailed down, and Tom Dew
ey, who made a favorable impression
in Oregon and Washington with his
personal appearance, has been los
ing ground because of his isola
Either before adjournment now
or not later than next session, con
gress will be asked to vote for a
measure requiring compulsory mil
itary training of every physically
fit youth of 20 years. Such sugges
tions in the past have been unpop
ular, but public sentiment changes
and President Roosevelt favors the
idea. Threat of war is working
transformation in the thoughts and
customs of the American people.
Many things will be different a year
Five acre tracts on areas of the
public domain are to be leased by
the department of the interior for
homesite, cabin, camp, health, con
valescent, recreational or business
purposes. No applications will be
received before July 27. Every ap
plication must be accompanied by $5.
Every employe in Oregon and
Washington who works in any bu
reau or agency in the department
of the interior will be required to
make an oath that he is not a mem-
Graphic Exhibits Set
For Open House
Modern developments in the elec
tric industry against a background
of the history of these developments
will be portrayed by a series of gra
phic exhibits at the open house at
which Pacific Power & Light com
pany will be host at its Heppner
office Tuesday, June 18, from noon
until 10 p. m.
The open house, at which resi
dents of Heppner and vicinity will
be guests, is in celebration of the
company's 30th anniversary.
The "Thirty Years in Public Ser
vice" theme of the celebration will
be carried out in exhibits and. dem
onstrations showing the contrast be
tween the new and the old in things
Such modferni developments as
fluorescent light and weird "black
light" will be demonstrated and ex
plained. Serving as a background
for these displays will be an exhibit
of lamps used during the past 2500
years, including the first successful
incandescent electric lamp, invented
by Thomas A. Edison.
Along with this exhibit will be
another showing the wide range of
lamps available today and featuring
a comparison between the "grain of
wheat" lamp, smallest in the world,
and a 10,000-watt (10-kilowatt) giant
which dwarfs the largest lamp used
in household lighting.
Another exhibit certain to attract
much attention and furnish much
amusement is an ingenious contriv
ance on which guests at the cele
bration will be invited to try their
skill at making electricity.
Among other displays are a power
pole in "full dress," meters being
tested and a number of pictorial exhibits.
ber of the Communist party or other
subversive group. The order has
been issued by Secretary Ickes.
Public Invited to 4th
Squaw Butte Field Day
The fourth annual field day of
(lie Squaw Butte regional range ex
periment station near Burns will be
held on June 22, announces Kenneth
B. Piatt, acting superintendent. High
ranking representatives of the fed
eral grazing service, Oregon State
System of Higher Education, Oregon
State college, and the biological sur
vey, agencies cooperating in the sta
tion studies, will be in attendance.
A crowd of several hundred stock
men and others from Oregon and
surrounding states is expected to
gather for the occasion.
The day's program, starting at 10
o'clock, will include viewing the sta
tion cattle and ranges, range re
seeding trials, sage grubbing results,
plant nursery studies, reservoir type
studies, and other points of interest
Results to date will be reported and
Joe Aiken, student at Eastern
Washington college of education at
Ellensburg, has returned to Heppner
to spend the summer vacation with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
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celelttatinj 30 yean ofi public letviCQ
TUESDAY, JUNE 18---12 NOON UNTIL 10 P. M
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