Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, November 07, 1940, Page Page Four, Image 4

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Gazette Times
Established March 30, 1883;
EHtablished November 18, 1897;
Published every Thursday morning by
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
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Official Paper for Morrow County
Let's Go Ahead
T'HE die is cast and the American
system will prevail. Bitterness of
campaign heat has already been as
suaged through felicitations of the
presidential and vice-presidential
candidates following Tuesday's el
ection results. True to his campaign
pleas for a united America, Wendell
L. Willkie has joined in backing Mr
Roosevelt as president. That is the
American system in which this
newspaper joins, with reservation
of the privilege of constructive crit
icism should presidential policies
at times not conform to what we
consider the American system.
Wendell L. Willkie made a clean
hard fight as he led a crusade that
was backed by 25 million Americans.
Such a showing cannot be ignored,
and the principles for which those
votes were cast must be given re
spect by the, third term administra
tion. In saying this there is no threat
of disunity. It is but to say that
while Mr. Roosevelt may expect the
support of these 21 million Amer
icans ,he must in fairness give their
cause the consideration to which it
is entitled. In such case America
will go ahead with strong determin
ation to face the issues of the future.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 7 Now
that the residential election is over
with and the post-mortems have
been held (with a few exceptions)
the American people will concen
trate their attention on the national
defense program, which was such a
controversial subject during the past
two months. Up to the present the
Oregon part of the Pacific north
west has been almost neglected in
the plans for defense, although
Washington has received projects
amounting to many millions of dol
lars. Washington state, for example, has
been selected for the construction
of a fleet of destroyers, a number of
seaplane tenders, harbor net tenders,
several hundred airplanes of the
flying fortress type. Fort Lewis is
being expanded by 901 new build
ings; McChord flying field is being
expanded. At Spokane an air base
has been located and a housing pro
ject for the personnel arranged. The
navy yard at Bremerton, on Puget
sound, has been assigned all the
fighting ships it can construct and a
large housing project has been or
dered there to shelter the thousands
of mechanics.
Two importana developments un
der defense program can be expect
ed in Oregon ship construction and
air bases. The naval air station at
Tongue Point, near Astoria, from
which patrol squadrons pre to op
erate, is to be expanded. The Colum
bia airport at Portland is to become
a base for swift pursuit planes and
will have a personnel of a few
thousand men, fliers, ground crew
mechanics, etc. Then east ot the
Cascades a bombing range will be
located where bombers can practice
hitting targets. The bombing range
will be on waste land.
Near Umatilla will be established
the munitions base for the entire
Pacific northwest. Here will be a
series of magazines in which will be
stored the bombs, ammunition and
similar explosives to be used by all
the army air force in Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho. It will be the
largest munitions dump west of Ut
ah, where the heavy bombers will
be supplied; the bombers in the
Pacific northwest will be the type
known as light bombers. The base
to be established at Spokane will
be supplied from the Umatilla mag
azines. Supplementing these naval and
army air bases, there is a proba
bility that airports in as many as
ten Oregon cities will be developed,
making them better equipped for
warplanes. A study is now being
conducted in the ten communities
and a report will be made in De
cember, according to present esti
mates. There are more unused facilities
for ship construction in the Portland
area than in any other section on
the Pacific coast or Atlantic coast.
The navy is prepared to give orders
for all the ships (not warships) that
the local people are able to accept,
but for one reason or another the
local people have been holding back
A Canadian mission and a British
mission have visited Portland to
learn if they can look to that area
for the building of cargo vessels.
The British have suffered great loss
in tonnage and with bombs raining
on British shipyards, preventing con
struction there, they are negotiating
for new ships in the United States.
This opportunity to revive a former
industry on the Willamette and Col
umbia rivers, and possibly Coos bay,
will not . be neglected. Shipyards
mean payrolls and the employment
of thousands of skilled mechanics.
When congress resumes business
the military highways subject will
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! be taken up. On the map prepared
j showing what highways are of mil
itary significance is one east and
I west through Oregon (Old Oregon
j Trail and Columbia river, highway) ;
The Dalles-California highway, and
the Pacific highway. The Oregon
coast highway is not on the military
map, as that highway is exposed
and could be put out of commission
by shells from an enemy warship
offshore. The military highways are
to eliminate bottlenecks and built
to stand up under the pounding of
lanks; the bridges are to be streng
thened to sustain these mobile forts.
None of the arterial highways in
their present condition meet all mil
itary requirements for movement of
troops and equipment. It may be
necessary for congress to make a
special and specific appropriation for
the military highways program.
To date it has been impossible for
the Oregon-Washington delegations
to induce the bureau of mines to
take active interest in the mineral
resources of those states to the ex
tent of ascertaining what can be
done to find formulas for treating
the various ores in order to make
them commercially available. The
bureau is busy in other western
states but is indifferent to the north
west. Experiments at Washington
state college have demonstrated that
magnesium a metal lighter than al
uminum, can be produced with na
tive raw material. This means a
future industry.
Notice of Election: An election of
members of the Advisory Board of
Oregon Grazing District No. 7 will
be held in the Morrow County Court
House on November 19, 1940, in ac
cordance with section 18 of the Tay
lor Grazing Act and of the Federal
Range Code revised to August 31,
1938. One member at large is to be
elected. Nominations will be open
at 1:00 P. M. and voting polls will
remain open from 2:00 to 5:00 P. M.
Virgil Starr, District Grazier.
A free show is scheduled for next
Tuesday night at the lone school
auditorium at 7:30 p. m. to be spon
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