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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, March 20, 1941
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE. .
Established March 30. 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES,
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 16, 1913
Published every Thursday morning by
CRAWFORD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
JASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor ,
One Year $2.00
Three Years 6.00
Six Months 1.00
Three Months - .75
Single Copies .05
Official Paper for Morrow County
O Public Opinion
SO WE WON THE PLAQUE
Yes, the city of Heppner is to be
congratulated upon the winning of
this splendid award. It is an indi
cation of what can be done when
folks try, and it is the record of an
outstanding achievement for our
city. It marks a very definite path
way in which our efforts should be
directed, but this effort and this
honor is not for any single person
or class alone. It is for all, young
or old alike, motorist or pedestrian.
To the motorist, it is an instruc
tion in the "courtesy of the road,"
and it is an encouragement to the
pedestrian in the first law of na
ture, "self-preservation." As a ped
estrian, you have a right to assume
that a motorist will obey the law
and yield to you the right of way
where you are crossing the street
' in a pedestrian safety lane; you
may even defy an on-coming mo
torist, but if that motorist is asleep,
or drunk, or dead, or his brakes do
not work properly, whatever pun
ishment the law may mete 'out to
the motorist will be a mighty poor
compensation to you who may have
suffered a broken arm or leg or even
lost your life.
, A pretty good rule to remember
in this regard is, never defy a stran
ger who carries an instrument "of
death in his hands, even though that
instrument may be an automobile.
We are going to attempt to stop
some of the dangerous speed in our
town, and we are going to mark
out pedestrian lanes at some of the
intersections and we urge the whole
hearted cooperation of both motorist
and pedestrian to make Heppner as
safe a town in the future as it has
been in the past and that we may
keep the plaque won in 1940.
J, 0. TURNER, Mayor.
Lead Auto Fatalities
Rural accidents caused the great
er number of traffic fatalities in
Oregon during the year 1940, but
urban fatal accidents shbwed the
greatest percentage of increase over
the previous year, figures compiled
by Earl Snell, secretary of state,
There were 205 rural fatal acci
dents last year, compared to 120
fatal accidents in cities. Rural fa
talities in 1940 were 4.2 percent
over the rural fatalities for 1939
while urban fatalities last year were
up 17.6 percent.
In 1940, rural fatalities constitut
ed 62.7 percent of the total fatal
accidents reported in the state while
in 1939, rural fatalities constituted
64 percent of the total. The propor
tion of rural fatalities to the whole
in 1940 was thus lower than in 1939.
Rural accidents consistently cause
the greatest percentage of fatalities
in this state. Snell's figures revealed.
In 1937 they were 62 percent of the
total, in 1938 they were 5J percent,
and in 1939, they were 64 percent.
The vacation month of June saw
the greatest number of rural deaths
for anv one month of 1940. Twenty-
seven persons were killed that
month in rural accidents. Novem
ber was second with 26 fatalities
while January, with nine, was the
Body Named for
A state nutrition committee for
defense, consisting of 18 represent
atives of agencies in Oregon inter
ested in the field of nutrition, has
been appointed by the president of
Oregon State college at the request
of the Land Grant College associa
tion and the United States depart
ment of agriculture. Plans for the
organization of such a committee in
each state were made last summer
at the annual meeting of the Land
Grant College association.
Ava B. Milam, dean and director
of home economics at Oregon State
college, is chairman of the commit
tee, and Dr. Margaret L. Fincke, as
sociate professor of foods and nutri
tion at O. S. C, was elected secre
tary at the first meeting of the com
mittee. As explained by Dr. Louise
Stanley, chief of the bureau of
home economics, this state commit
tee will advise on or deal with na
tional defense moves related to the
"We have adequate food supplies,
hence our problem may be one of
distribution of surpluses rather than
conservation as it fcas during the
last war," explained Dr. Stanley. "In
brief, we see, this committee as the
agency in the state to which prob
lems and materials on nutrition
could be sent for distribution and
adaptation to the needs of the state.
It can also serve as a group to send
back to Washington suggestions for
changes needed in national policies
as they relate to nutrition and the
Other members of the committee
are as follows: Elizabeth Baldwin,
president, Oregon Nutrition coun
cil; Elmer Goudy, administrator,
state public welfare commission; Dr.
Harold Erickson, director, and Lau
ra Wells, state board of health;
Bertha Kohlhagen, state supervisor,
home economics education; Clara
Thompson, associate state director,
FSA; M. Louis Belangie, area di
rector, SMA; Dr. Ira A. Manville, U.
of O. medical school; Mabel Wood,
head of home economics, U. ,of O.;
Dr. Blair Holcomb, president,' Ore
gon State Medical association, and
the following state college repre
sentativesMrs. J. C. Williams, head
of foods and nutrition; Mrs. Azalea
Sager, state home demonstration
leader; Mrs. Mabel Mack, acting
extension nutritionist; Dr Joseph S.
Butts, professor of bio-chemistry;
E. L. Potter, head of agricultural
economics, and C. V. Ruzek, profes
sor of soil fertility.
House for rent. Box 3, Heppner.
Increase in Beet Seed
An increase in acreage devoted to
the production of sugar beet seed
will be sought in Oregon this year,
according to Ray Pendleton, repre
sentative of the federal bureau of
plant industry, who has been trans
ferred to Oregon State college from
the state experiment station at Dav
is, Calif. About 1500 acres of seed
are being grown in Oregon this year,
and .it is hoped that this can be at
least doubled for next season.
Sugar beet seed production is a
comparatively new industry for Or
egon where conditions have been
found excellent for this enterprise
when plantings are placed on suit
able types of soil and well cared
for, say , experiment station men at
O. S. C. Growers contract all acre
age in advance with the West Coast
Beet Seed company, a non-profit
organization which serves as an in
termediary between the growers and
the beet sugar companies of this
country. The United States is now
independent of foreign beet seed
supplies and is even exporting some
seed, says Pendleton.
The 60-game tournament carried
on for the last several months at
the local bowling alley ended with
final round of play Friday evening.
Len Gilliam finished computation of
individual men's averages this week
which showed Lee Howell at the
top of the list with an average score
for each game out of 75 played of
134.1 pins. The ten high players
were as follows.
Games Pins Av.
Lee Howell . ..75 10060 134.1
Walter Carlson 60 8016 132.6
Phil Mahoney ;..46 6409 133.5
Tom ONeil .87 11519 132.4
L. E. Bisbee ...;.....:.69 9317 132.4
L. L. Gilliam .........51 6747 132.S
Frank Davidson 84 11070 131.7
Lester Doolittle , 57 7475 131.1
N. Osborne ....36 4691 130.3
C, Lynn ..,....,..,....,...33 4275 1215
HOTEL RENOVATED v VJ -
, Renovation. 4nd" iedeoration of
the Heppner hotel fobby was started
oak colors to'be replaced by ivory
and cream. Orve Brown is in charge
of the work. ; v ; ' ' : ;,
Mrs. Mark Brown 5 and baby : of
Redding,. Cal., are visiting at the
Rhea creek home of Mrs. Brown's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rugg.
. i ii i i '
Matt Kenny was a week-end vis
itor at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Kenny, coming up
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