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Thursday, June 20, 1940
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Washington, D. C, June 19 With
out formal declaration of war, the
United States became an active
partner of the allies. Complying with
public sentiment, the administration
has been giving England and France
everything that could be spared un
til the equipment of thearmy (which
was inadequate a month ago) is
now almost at the zero point. In
face of the fact that America is
furnishing supplies of all sorts av
ailable and has appropriated $50,
000,000 to feed and clothe refugees
in France and England, the allies
asked for more meaning American
It has been an interesting study
to watch the transformation of the
American people (and the federal
government) since May 10 when
German troops invaded Holland,
Belgium and Luxembourgh. From
a standoffish attitude and contention
that "it is none of our business,"
sentiment grew to the point where
the people are demanding that the
United States "do everything?' short
of war to aid the allies. Nor does
everyone stop there. Demands are
also being received by the northwest
delegations that the last barrier be
removed and a declaration of war!
issued. Two months ago anyone who
' predicted this inflamed opinion was
called a warmonger.
There is little more the United
States can do. One more step would
be extension of credit, which would
knock the cash-and-carry neutrality
into a cocked hat. or use of naval
vessels to convoy merchant ships
carrying supplies in American bot
toms; giving (they won't be paid
for if sold') the British the obsolete
destroyers and submarines which
have been rusting in boneyards since
the World war; turning over the
100-odd merchant ships which are
20 years old and are in charge of
the federal maritime commission
(Pacific northwest shippers have
been unable to charter any of these
ships); send surplus crops in addi
tion to the fifty million dollars
worth voted last week; send the
planes, tanks and trucks which the
national defense commission is pre
paring to produce for the protection
of Uncle Sam.
. After all that has been done, and
the possible additional aid enumer
ated, it is no wonder that the pres
ident rather tartly replied to the
"last appeal" of the French pre
mier for the United States to help
immediately and declare war on
Germany. The premier implied that
defeat of the allies would be the
fault of the United States.
Some slight benefit will be de
rived in Clark county, Washington,
in Hood River. Wasco, Marion, Yam
hill, Lane and Washington counties,
Oregon, by Italy's entering the war.
Action by Mussolini prevents im
portation of maraschino cherries, fil
berts and almonds which have com
peted with cherries and nuts grown
in the northwest. For the "duration"
the American market will be for
the American producer.
Italy's act, on the other hand, cuts
off markets of northwest fresh fruit,
wheat and flour in 14 Mediterran
ean countries. Jerusalem, for exam
ple, was an attractive market for
apples and pears.
Expecting, or hoping, for a fam
ine in Europe, members of congress
are being pressured to use their in
fluence to have the crop policy of
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace
tossed out the window, lhose advo
cating the "ever normal, granary"
program are arguing that grain
growers should be permitted to cui
iuntf. ns manv acres as they desire.
The secretary is not convinced that
the wheat acreage should be ex
panded and points to the many mil
lions of bushels of carry-over.
The most important subject that
can be mentioned in the state de
partment these days is the recipro
cal trade policy which Secretary
Hull believed would bring peace in
the world. Countries, almost with
out exception, having trade agree
ments with the United' States
promptly disregarded them as the
war flames spread. First section of
the United States to suffer from
the treaties was the Pacific north
west, when an agreement was made
with Canada. The industries and
communities which were protected
by the treaties are now getting the
same treatment as Oregon-Washington
In any other presidential year the
principal topic would be prospective
candidates with the Republican
convention meeting next week but
there is a lack of interest in the na
tional capital. Everyone is so busy
discussing the war and America's
chances of keeping out or getting in
that what will happen to the booms
of Taft, Dewey, Vandenberg, Wilkie
and the rest is a matter of almost
indifference to all but the candi
dates and delegates. Even repre
sentatives who are accustomed to
inserting in the Congressional Rec
ord an undelivered speech to circu
late under postal frank as cam
paign dcicurnent are, as a rule, ab-
staining from the practice, lne at
titude on preparedness will elect
or defeat any aspirant in Novem
ber. There are rumors that a third
party will be organized to bring to-
gether all voters who are afraid that
either the Democratic or Republican
party will lead the country into war.
By MARGARET SCOTT
A Bible school program was pre
sented before church Sunday eve
ning. This gave the parents an op
portunity to see the progress made
by the children at their recent sum
Mrs. Lavilla Morris departed for
her home after visiting at the Eslie
Walker home for the last few weeks.
At the school meeting Monday
Lorena Miller was elected clerk and
Harry. Dinges was elected for the
Mr. and Mrs. James Leach re
turned home Monday from a week
spent in Portland and at Cannon
A group of cars were involved in
an accident on the road from the
grange hall dance Saturday eve
ning. No one was seriously injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Moffat Dennis and
son were week-end visitors in Port
land! They were accompanied home
by Mrs. Dennis' brother, Carleton
Miss Donna Leathers of Vancou
ver is a guest of her aunt and uncle,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Carmichael.
Guests at the Eslie Walker home
Thursday were Lorena Isom, Delsie
Chapel, May Burnside, Ted Burn-
side and daughters.
Harry Munkers of lone was a
business visitor in town Monday.
Mabel Gale and children of Port
land are visiting at the Sylvannus
Mrs. Ted Blake of lone was a vis
itor here Monday.
Mr and Mrs. Gene Gray are spend
ing the week at their Hermiston
A group of local people 'enjoyed
picnicking in the mountains Sun
day. MAKE HONOR ROLL
Kathryn Parker of Heppner and
La Vern Baker of Boardman were
two Morrow county students mak
ing the scholastic honor roll at Easr
tern Oregon College of Education
for the spring quarter ending June
4. In order to earn a place on the
honor roll, a student must make a
minimum average grade of B in all
courses and must carry at least 12
quarter hours work. Miss Baker and .
Lois Messenger of Boardman and
Eriet Hummel, superintendent of
schools at lone, are enrolled in iha
summer session at the La Grande
OPENING FOR ENROLLEES
Applications for enrollees in the
Civilian Conservation corps are now
available at the office of the Morrow
County Welfare committee, accord
ing to Mrs. Clara Beamer, office
manager. Youths between ages of
17 and 23 are eligible and those de
siring to enter the service should
make application at once in order
to be in line for placement in July,
Mrs. Beamer states. There may be
openings for some replacements lo
cally. CHECK SPARKPLUS
Sparkplugs should be cleaned and
checked for proper spark gap at
least every 3,000 miles, according to
the Oregon State Motor association.
To the holders of the Morrow County Warrants listed below:
Fund No. Date of Issuance To whom issued
General 7144 Aug. 30, 1930
General 8792 June 1, 1932
Gen. Roads 1714 Sept. 3, 1930
Gen. Roads 2479 March 4, 1932
Gen. Roads 2724 May 6, 1932
Spec. Roads 2337 Dec. 14, 1931
Lulu Ayers $10.00
A. R. Reid 1.25
Heppner. Farmers Elevator Co. 5.70
Wilbur Akers 2.99
Fred McMurray 1.36
Peter Farley 183
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for payment to the County Treasurer of Morrow County, Oregon, within
60 days after July 1, 1940, an order will be made by the County Court, as
provided by law, cancelling all said warrants, not so presented, and there
after payment will be refused.
Dated this 17th day of June, 1940. '
C. W. BARLOW,
Clerk of the County Court.
A LOT HAS HAPPENED
IN THOSE $0 VEAUS
why v&s, i remessgsr . . .
1910 fU IggF 1915
League of Nations organized . . . King Tut's tomb
discovered . . . Gandhi began passive resistance cam
paign in India . . . Mussolini forms new Italian govern
ment . . . Hitler imprisoned following beer hall putsch.
Nellie Ross of Wyoming became first woman governor
... Lindbergh flew to Paris . . . Hoover elected Presi
dent . . . Soviets start five year plan . . . Graf Zeppelin
carried 20 passengers around world . . . stock market
crashed . . . Papal State recreated as Vatican City.
N R A
France withdrew from Rhine . . . England and other
European nations went off gold standard . . . Roosevelt
elected President . . . Lindbergh baby kidnapped . . .
Chino-Japancse war started . . . bank holiday declared
. . . NRA in operation . . . Dillingcr killed by FBI.
Earth passed through tail of Halley's comet . . . Arizona
and New Mexico admitted to the Union . . . Amundsen
discovered south pole . . . steamship Titanic struck
iceberg . . . Panama canal opened . . . first World
War started . . . U. S. Marines take Vera Cruz, Mexico.
First transcontinental telephone conversation . , . U.S.
entered World War . . . Bolshevists seized Russia . . .
first regular air mail . . . daylight saving time in
augurated . . . Armistice signed . . . prohibition adopted.
German Jews lost citizenship . . . Will Rogers and
Wiley Post killed in airplane crash . . . Spanish civil
war . . . Charles Mattson kidnapped . . . dirigible
Hindenburg burned at Lakehurst . . . Germany seized
neighbors . . . two world fairs . . . Roosevelt changed
Thanksgiving date . . . second World War started.
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