Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, January 09, 1941, Page Page Five, Image 5

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    Thursday, January 9, 1941
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Page Five
Rev.F. R. Spaulding, pastor of the
Methodist church here for several
years, some years ago, is visiting
friends in the city this week from
his home at Dallas. He announced
the passing of Mrs. Spaulding late
in December. Himself an early day
circuit rider, he is the son of still
an earlier circuit rider who held a
pastorate in Dallas, present home of
Mr. Spaulding, 72 years ago. Mr.
Spaulding is now residing at the
home of his son, Bruce, district at
torney of Polk county, who he said
was not at all broken up by results
of the recent attorney general race
in which he was defeated, and is
enjoying a good practice. He carried
appreciation of his son for the good
support given him in Morrow coun
ty in the recent election.
Miss Irene Beamer returned the
end of the week to her teaching po
sition in the Central Point high
school after spending the holidays
here with her mother, Mrs. Clara
Gertson. It was mistakenly report
ed in these columns last week that
Miss Beamer is a student at Oregon
State college. She finished her work
at O. S. C. last year, and is now
teaching home economics.
Word has been received from her
friends in Portland that Miss Lu
cille McDuffee, formerly of this city,
has been very ill with flu at her
home there, but is now able to be
back at her work in the United
States National bank.
Ivar E. Nelson, who farms in the
Gooseberry district, was transact
ing business in the city Tuesday.
He reported that he never saw pros
pects better at this time of year for
the growing wheat crop.
F. H. Grey, manager of Copeland
Lumber yards in Portland, was a
week-end guest in the city, accom
panying Mr. and Mrs. T. Babb. They
returned to the city Monday after
noon. Mr. and Mrs. Clair Goheen of
Portland were holiday visitors at
the home of Mrs. Goheen's mother,
Mrs. Clara Gertson.
Mrs. Oscar Keithley of lone has
entered the Morrow General hos
pital for treatment of a light case
of pneumonia.
O. C. Stephens was a business
visitor in the city yesterday from the
farm on McKinney creek.
Pat Lenin is a patient at Hepp
ner hospital, suffering a severe at
tack of the flu.
Specimen Manual
Ready for Teachers
Oregon State College. A manual
for the use of high school biology
teachers in collecting and preparing
living speciment for classwork is
now available at merely the cost of
materials, through the division of
information of the state system of
higher education. The 82-page mim
eographed publication was originally
submitted by Ruth Ann Bates as a
thesis in graduate work at Oregon
State college. It is one of numerous
theses reproduced for general dis
tribution as the result of a WPA
project sponsored by the division of
The publication includes a section
on the plant kingdom, one on the
animal kingdom, and another on me
thods of keeping plants and live
animals for class use. Typical spe
cies of plants and animals obtain
able in Oregnn, particularly in the
western parts of the state, are des
cribed, together with a statement of
dwelling place, the season in which
they are most easily obtained, and
the reason for their inclusion in high
school biology courses.
Coats, Suits, Hats, Dresses, Parka
Gowns, Pajamas and Robes. CUR
Use the G-T want ads for results.
We wish to thank the kind friends
and neighbors for their help, sympa
thy and floral tribute at the time of
our bereavement. We are especially
grateful to the Masons for their as
sistance. Edmond Gonty and family,
Thomas Gonty,
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Gonty.
Legislative Message
New Treasurer
Less Indebtedness
Salem. Governor Sprague put the
finishing touches to his legislative
message Saturday and the document
is now in the hands of the printers.
If the organization of the House and
Senate is completed Monday morn
ing as is expected unless a hitch de
velops in the selection of a Speaker,
the governor is expected to address
the lawmakers, assembled in joint
session, shortly after noon Monday.
While the contents of the message
are being closely guarded it is ex
pected that the governor will touch
on such problems as the proposed
reorganization of the state industrial
accident commission, experience ra
ting as applied to the unemploy
ment compensation act, proposed
changes in the forestry laws and the
financial condition of the state which
is flattering when compared with
conditions in the neighboring states
of Washington and California.
Leslie M. Scott took over his new
duties as state treasurer Monday
morning at a brief ceremony attend
ed by Governor Sprague, Secretary
of State Snell and representatives
of the press, in which Walter E.
Pearson turned the office over to
his successor. Pearson who was ap
pointed to the post two years ago
to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Rufus C. Holman to
become a United States senator, was
not a candidate to succeed himself
but will return to Salem next Mon
day as a member of the Multnomah
county delegation in the state senate.
The state highway deartment spent
a total of $15,100,000 during 1940, a
report by R. H. Baldock, state high
way engineer, shows. This total in
cludes $7,100,000 for new construc
tion; $3,530,000 for maintenance of
roads and bridges; $2,075,000 for bond
retirement, and $685,000 for pay
ment of bond interest. Most note
worthy accomplishments of the year
as noted by Baldock include comple
tion of the Pacific highway route
from Ashland south to the Califor
nia line, grading and oiling of the
last link in the new Willamette high
way and completion of the new Pa
cific highway route through the city
of Albany.
Prisoners who are domiciled at
the new penitentiary annex south of
Salem, will have to be content with
a stairway as a means of reaching
their sleeping quarters on the third
floor of the new building. The state
board of control this week turned
down a request for $5300 to cover
th cost of an elevator for the build
ing, on the ground that the "trusties"
had plenty of time to walk up the
three flights.
" The Board of Control has author
ized Secretary of State Snell to offer
the new codes to county officials
and state boards, commissions and
institutions at the reduced price of
$58.75 a set. The state is paying
$61.87 per set for these self same
codes in 1000 lots but the publishers
are offering to sell them at the
lower price and the state found it
necessary to meet this competition
in order to dispose of its surplus
supply amounting to approximately
400 sets over and above those requir
ed to supply the members of the leg
such other state officials as are en
titled to receive them without cost.
Governor Sprague will ask the
state legislature for authority to or
ganize a state guard. Not that he
exects to create such an organiza
tion, but just in case it might become
necessary to do so in an emergency
that might occur during the absence
of the national guard troops now
undergoing training at Camp Mur
ay and Camp Clatsop.
Oregon and its political subdivi
sions counties, cities, school dist
ricts, etc. have reduced their out
standing indebtedness by $71,548,780
in the, past ten years according to a
survey by Walter Pearson, state trea
surer. On July 1, 1930, the state and its
political subdivisions owed a total of
$185,643,457. By July 1, 1940, this
cfebt load had been whittled down
to $114,094,677, a reduction of nearly
40 per cent.
The net debt of the state in 1930
according to Pearson's survey, was
$31,308,132. That figure is now down
to $13,G81,578a reduction of $17,
626,554. The cities cut $29,202,673 off their
debt load in the 10 year period
from $76,681,848 in 1930 to $47,479,
175 in 1940.
School districts whittled $9,168,068
off their debt load in the period
from 1930 to 1940 from $22,539,320
to $13,371,252.
The net debt of the 36 counties
was reduced from $24,460,729 to $15,-551,451-down
The progress of other political sub
divisions in their efforts at debt re
duction are shown in Pearson's sur
vey as follows: Port districts from
$9,556,117 to $4,998,258 down $4,557,
859: irrigation districts from $17,
637,947 to $16,398,061 down $1,239,
886; drainage districts from $2,097,
159 to $1,337,-554 down $759,605;
fire protection, highway improve
ment and other districts from $214,
074 to $99,183 down $114,891. The
only subdivision group to show an
increase in the debt load were the
water districts whose net debt in
creased from $1,148,131 to $1,178,165
up $30,034.
Incidentally with this reduction in
the public debt has come a reduction
in the annual interest charge. While
figures are not available for the po
litical subdivisions the annual in
terest bill of the state which totalled
$2,928,323 in 1928 was down to $1,
617,633 in 1940.
The State Land Board has employ
ed Marvin Klemme to supervise the
"blocking" of the state's 700,000 acres
of school lands. This is the first
definite step in a program that has
been under conisderation for more
than five years. The program in
volves the exchange of school sec
tions scattered throughout the pub
lic domain to the federal govern
ment for an equal acreage grouped
in larger tracts and more convenient
ly accessible to stockmen to whom
it is proposed to lease the "blocks"
for grazing purposes. Klemme was
formerly with the federal grazing
service in charge of grazing interests
in Oregon and is thoroughly ac
quainted with the problem presented
by the blocking program. It is ex
pected that the "blocking" will re
quire the better part of two years.
The first blocks will be made on an
exchange-of-use basis. If the ex
periment proves satisfactory ex
change of title will be made later.
Company of Morrow County
Lexington, Oregon
Phone 3011
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Wheat Ranches
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Arrive Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Warehouse: KANE'S GARAGE Carl D. Spickennan, Agent
Daily Except Sunday .
Leave Heppner 10 a. m., making
direct connection each way to
Spokane, Pendleton, Walla Walla,
Salt, Lake, Portland, Bend and
southern points. Reduced one
STAGES. Hotel Heppner.
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New 1941
Zenith Radios
Radio Repair and Service
Phone 1382
STAR Reporter
FRI.-SAT, JAN. 10-11
Mexican Spitfire
Out West
with Lupc Valez, Leon Errol, Don
ald Woods
Cockeyed comedy of a blazing bride
who goes to Reno to hold a hus
band! plus
Street of Memories
with Guy Kibboc, Lynno Roberts,
Sterling Hollo way
SUN.-MON., JAN. 12-13
The Howards of
with Cary Grant, Martha Scott, Sir
Ccdric Hardwicke, Alan Marshal,
Richard Carlson, Paul Kelly
"The Tree of Liberty," Elizabeth
Page's famous novel of America's
fight for freedom and independence
is the basis for this excellent pro
duction. TUESDAY, JAN. 14
Bargain Night: Adults 20c, Child. lc
with Lynn Bari, Lloyd Nolan, Joan
Valerie, Douglas Fowlcy
Comedy drama,
Outside the Three
Mile Limit
with Jack Holt, Harry Carey
Secret service melodrama.
WED.-THURS., JAN. 15-16
with Kenny Baker, Fances Langford,
Hugh Hcret, Mary Boland, Ann
Miller, Borrah Minevitch and His
Harmonica Rascals, Patsy Kelly, Phil
Silvers, Sterling HoIIoway, Six Hits
and a Miss.
A star-studded mery musical.
islature for the next ten years and