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Thursday, November 7, 1940
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
HOW UNCLE SAM MAKING FLYING
CADETS TOLD BY TED THOMSON
that its air force is an advance unit
of that defense. You may soon get
a chance to do some defending."
Albert Miller, old-time Heppner
boy, called on friends here today on
his way from Baker to Portland in
his position as district manager of a
leading oil company. Mr and Mrs.
Miller have been located at Baker
for the last seven years. John Tur
ner, formerly of this city, is now
connected with Mr. Miller's com
pany at Baker.
T. Babb entered the veterans hos
pital in Portland last Saturday for
treatment in an illness with which
he has been bedfast for some time.',
He accompanied C. J. D. Bauman to !
Mrs. Lera Crawford and sons
Hugh and Cal will motor to Eugene
this week end to take in the home
coming activities and visit with son
and brother, John, a sophomore at
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hagerman and
son Jerry departed Sunday for Om
aha, Neb., where they will make
their home. Mr. and Mrs. Hager
man recently disposed of their in
terest in the local Gamble store.
The Past Noble Grands club is
entertaining all Rebekahs at the I.
O. O. F. hall, November 13 at 2:30
To be Featured
At E. 0. W. L. Meet
At least two men from Washing
ton, D. C, and possibly another, will
be on the program for the thirteenth
annual meeting of the Eastern Ore
gon Wheat league at Pendleton, De
cember 6-7, announces C. W. Smith,
secretary of the league.
Acceptances have already been re
ceived from Gordon P. Boale, for
eign agricultural relations service,
Washington, D. C, who will talk on
the general history and possible fu
ture trade in wheat, and N. E. Dodd,
director of the western division of
the AAA and an Oregonian himself,
who wil lspeak on the disposal of
Pacific northwest wheats. An invi
tation has also been extended to a
representative from the department
of state to speak on international
Others already arranged for to ap
pear on the program include Dr.
Orlo Maughan, statistician of the
Farm Credit administration of Spo
kane, who will talk on trends in
livestock and crop productiofi in the
Pacific northwest, Dean William A.
Schoenfeld of Oregon State college,
who will discuss land use problems
and proposed adjustments, and D. E.
Richards, superintendent of the
Eastern Oregon' Livestock branch
experiment station who, will report
on further tests with feeding wheat
to livestock. . ... .
In addition, Dr." Paul J. Raver
has beeri asked to tall on the distri
bution of Bonneville power but has
not yet definitely accepted.
The arrangements for-the annual
banquet are still incomplete but a
prominent man will be obtained as
the speaker, says Smith. Arrange
ments are being made at Pendleton
for a big crowd, and there will be
ample accommodations for all who
attend, according to word received
by Smith from the local committee
in charge. All sessions will be held
in the Vert Memorial building.
LEX GRANGE MEETS 9TH
Lexington grange will meet Sat
urday evening, the 9th. The program
will be given by the Ladies club.
All are asked to come early as it is
election of officers night. The lad
ies promise a real surprise in the
program. The Lexington HEC club
meets Nov. 14, Thursday afternoon
with Mrs. L. A. Palmer.
G-T want ads get results.
V. R. RUNNION
I AUCTIONEER and
R. W. Turner accompanied his son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter LaDusire to their home at
La Grande following funeral ser
vices for Mrs. Turner here last week,
and expects to spend the winter
Seeding on Burn
in Umatilla County
Pendelton The apparently suc
cessful seeding of freshly burned
logged-over land to mixed grasses
and legumes is attracting wide at
tention on the Pat Doherty ranch
near Vinson in Umatila county.
The seeding was done in Decem
ber, 1939, after fire swept several
sundred acres of Doherty's summer
range on upper Butter creek in
August. Today, an almost sod-like
stand of grass, ankle- to knee-high,
is reported by Area Conservationist
Millard D. Rodman of the Soil Con
servation service to be covering the
entire 200 or more acres that were
seeded. Another 200 acres in the
same burn that were left unseeded
for comparison purposes he said,
still are bare, except for scattered
pine grass, moss and other vegeta
tion. The Soil Conservation service ddi
the seeding in coperation with the
O. S. C. experment station through
the Pendleton field station, and
County Agent Walter Holt. The
owner furnished the seed for this
observational erosion -control pro
ject. Five 40-acre plots were seeded to
different mixtures of grasses and
legumes, Doherty agreeing to keep
his sheep off of the area until the
summer of 1941.
SHIP BY TRUCK
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PORTLAND : THE DALLES : HEPPNER
. AND WAY POINTS
Arrive Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Warehouse: KANE'S GARAGE Carl D. Spickcrman, Agent
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THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Ted Thomson is stationed at the
U. S. Naval Air Station, Pensecola,
Florida. He writes:
This is surely a busy place. Nu
merous buildings are under con
struction and there are some almost
completed. The expansion planned
here is vast. I am fortunate in get
ting in just in advance of the per
sonnel expansion. Our flight class
consists of 59 cadets drawn from
throughout the nation and 16 offi
cers transferred from the fleet. The
latter are Annapolis men, have per
manent commissions in the regular
navy while the rest are and shall
be members of the naval reserves.
The cross country trip was most
interesting. Three of us were cad
ets enroute here. We spent most
of the time in the club car with a
department of justice lawyer and a
naval officer returning to Washing
ton. At Chicago we were joined by
four other cadets from Northwest
ern, Michigan U., Princeton and
For the firt two weeks we were
exposed to all naval regulations,
subject matter, and seamanship
training that we had missed at our
colleges by not attending Annapolis.
Then our class was joined by 16
officers transferred from the fleet
and we began ground school. Now
we fly one-half day each day and
have ground school the other half
day. We must pass rigorous courses
in aerology, navigation, aerodynam
ics, engine theory, construction and
operation, and various phases of en
gineering. We assimilate more
knowledge than I had dreamed pos
sible in so short a time. Pedagogic
ally, the school is a dream. We
have some of the most expensively
equipped classrooms in the country.
Working models will condense vol
umes when it comes to understand
ing. With the rigorous standards and
A symbol of
instruction, it is little wonder that
Pensecola produces the best flyers
in the world. Even after reaching
here, one out of three of us will be
eliminated. I judge the instructor
student ratio to be four to one four
instructors to each student. In
structors range from lieutenant com
modore to apprentice seamen, and
they certainly know their stuff.
As yet I have found no time to
study law, and my hopes of doing
so here are fading. If I pass every
thing and fly well enough, I will
be commissioned an ensign in the
naval reserve, and later return to
law school. These cadets surely earn
their commissions the hard way.
I surely hope it doesn't become
necessary for us to enter the war.
Last winter and spring I was certain
we would and I wanted to get in on
the ground floor. Our commandant
here welcomed us with the words,
"Gentlemen, I want to commend you
upon taking this training at this
time, knowing full well that the
navy is our first line of defense and
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GIRL FROM GOD'S COUNTRY
with Jane Wyalt, Chester Morris, Charles Bickford, Mala, Kate
Lawson, Ace the Wonder Doir
Exciting adventure in the Far
iomanui; mierest, comedy, lights, thrills and suspense.
The first of a new series of westerns with Tim Holt, Ray Whitely,
Enimctt Lynn, Martha O'Driscoll
CITY FOR CONQUEST
with James Cagncy, Ann Sheridan, Frank McIIugh, Donald Crisp,
Arthur Kennedy, Frank Craven
The greatest picture Cagney and Sheridan have had together a
story of a boy and a girl trying to conquer a great city, and of
other persons whose lives are closely touched by the pair.
BARGAIN NIGHT: Adults, 20c each; Children, 2 for 10c
with Victor Mature, Louise Piatt, Leo Carrillo, Bruce Cabot,
Robert Barratt, Vivienno Osborne, Miles Mandcr, El Brcndcl,
A film full of action, color and thrill, based on Kenneth Robert's
novel of the sea.
Wed.-Thu. November 13-14
He Stayed For Breakfast
with Loretta Young, Mclvyn Douglas, Eugene Palette,
Alan Marshall, Una O'Conncr
Dealt with here for purposes of humor are the experiences of a
political organizer one of the best comedies of the current season.
FIREMEN SET BALL DATE
Heppner Firemen Monday eve
ning set the tentative date for
their annual ball for Saturday eve
ning, December 21.
NOW IN SEASON
The "R" months are back
again with a fresh supply oi
choice sea foods always avail
Contributions Taken for
CHINESE RELIEF SOCIETY
and Official Receipt Given
Meals at All Hours
ED CIIINN, Prop.
North, beautiful scenery, splendid
I Phone-452 Heppner, Oregon