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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE.
Established March 30, 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES,
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 19U
Published every Thursday morning by
CRAWTORD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter,
JASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor
Three Years .
Official Paper for Morrow County
Full Steam Ahead
FORWARD-LOOKING steps for
introduced for discussion at Tues-(
day evening's chamber of commerce
meeting, and all who have the sin
cere interest of the city at heart can
not but say, "full steam ahead."
Immediate steps were authorized
to bring about establishment of the
mail route to Lena, several times
before frustrated. This project is
most feasible from the point of ser
vice to users as well as building up
trade relationships within Heppner's
recognized trade territory.
Emphasis was placed upon safety
of youthful bicycle riders, another
move that can not be overly empha
sized, as the young bike riders con
stantly jeopardize their own as well
as others' safety by their reckless
There were suggestions for land
scaping the swimming pool grounds,
cleaning up vacant lots, improving
streets and cooperation with the fire
department, all of which are vital
and should receive public acclaim
and cooperation, looking toward a
cleaner, safer city.
The agricultural program of the
chamber looks to whole-hearted co
operation with granges and 4-H
clubs, which, like the chamber, are
If the steps taken by the chamber
are successfully accomplished they
will lead a long way toward more
pleasant surroundings, better un
derstanding between city and coun
try, and in the ultimate, more hap
piness for everyone the main ob
jective of life.
CITY'S QUOTA $180
Hermner has been allotted a quota
of $180 to assist with work of the
United Service organization in con
ducting community welfare work
among service camps of the country,
reports Mayor J. O. Turner who at
tended a state meeting of the organ
ization in Portland Monday evening
on invitation of Governor Sprague.
The work supplements regular gov--ernmental
facilities in assisting to
build up morale of men in the ser
vice, and is sponsored by various
religious groups of the country,
comprising protestant and catholic.
Aid, amusement and entertainment
for young men in cantonments is a
primary aim. Thomas E. Dewey
heads the national organization, and
Frank Lonergan presided at the
Portland meeting which was attend
ed bv representatives of the gover
nors of Oregon, Washington and
MISSION SOCIETY MEETS
Women's Christian Missionary so
ciety met at the home of Mrs. Chas.
Barlow on Wednesday afternoon.
The subject for study was China.
Mrs. Mabel Chaffee was leader. Pa
pers were read by Mrs. Gertrude
Parker. Mrs. Emma Jones and Miss
Leta Humphreys. Mrs. Lee Scrivner
was devotional leader, subject: we
Will Build Our Church; We Are the
Church." scripture Acts 22-15; Rom.
8-16. 1st Cor. 12:27-30. Prayer was
hv Gertrude Parker. A book
review, "Macklin of China," by Mrs.
E. R. Huston was given and the
meeting closed with benediction. Re
freshments of cake and coffee were
served by Mrs Barow assisted by
A defective flue at the home of
Alrmzo Henderson. Lexington, caus
i about $500 damage to the attic
last Wednesday. Prompt response
of icrhbors and the Heppner fire
May Day Events
Draw Crowd, Rain
Pleasure from track .meet and
music festival were not needed to
make last Saturday a success for
those attending the annual May fes
tivities in Heppner, for the day
brought a general shower over the
county that did much to encourage
the already bright prospects for a
large wheat yield. Faces of farmers
on every hand were wreathed with
smiles. The good shower here that
day has since been added to to bring
May's total to date to .94 inch, re
ports Len L. Gilliam, official observ
er. Heppner again emerged from the
track events with the most points,
82 5-6, while other schools scored
as follows: Boardman 58 5-6, lone
58, Pine City 25, Lexington 24 3-4,
Irrigon 41 7-12, Liberty 5. Competi
tion was lively in both boys' and
G-T want ads get results.
MRS. TIIOEN HONORED
Mrs. Erling Thoen, who is leaving
to join her husband at Boise, Idaho,
was tendered a handkerchief shower
at Valby Lutheran church in Goose
berry last Thursday afternoon. A
large number of friends attended
and refreshments were served. Be
sides the honoree those present in
cluded Mrs. N. O'Hara, Mrs. Jess
Warfield, Mrs. John Bergstrom, Mrs.
Henry Peterson, Mrs. Claud Huston,
Mrs. Carl F. Bergstrom, Mrs. Leon
ard Carlson, Mrs Henry Baker, Mrs.
Oscar Peterson, Mrs. Ben Anderson
and Miss Laura Warfield.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the friends and
neighbors, Heppner Fire depart
ment and Lexington firemen for
their prompt response at the fire at
our home recently.
Art Bibby of Grass Valley was
visiting relatives and mends
State Wild Life Head
To Speak Tomorrow .
W. J. Smith, president of Oregon
Wildlife federation, will eb the prin
cipal speaker at a special meeting
of Morrow County Hunters and An
glers club to be held at the Elks
hall tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock.
In addition to his address Mr.
Smith will exhibit two reels of
wildlife motion pictures. A discus
sion of the crow-magpie contest will
also be held. Everybody is welcome
to attend, no charge, and urged to
bring friends, says J. Logie Rich
arson, club president.
I have bought the interest of my
partner, E. C. Gentry, and will pay
all bills contracted by Rosewall
Gentry Motor Company. All ac
counts due Rosewall-Gentry Motor
Company are payable to the Rose
wall Motor Company.
W. C. ROSEWALL.
Thursday, May 8, 1941
The convention of the Churches
of Christ for eastern Oregon was a
great success, drawing some one
hundred people from out of town,
reports Martin Clark, local minis
ter. Visiting pastors expressed their
opinion that the local church had
great possibilities, Mr. Clark said.
Howard Cole, former pastor of
Oregon City but now field repre
sentative for Christian Endeavor of
the northwest, brought some most
enlightening and challenging mes
sages upon the theme, "Christ is the
Answer." He was supported in the
theme by other speakers who an
alyzed and made application to their
own divisions of work.
The male quartet from Northwest
Christian college was no small fea
ture of the program. A high school
assembly was delighted by the ap
pearance of the boys on Thursday
A Statement of Safeway Policy
THE forces of market disturbance, fear, and speculation, are
at work. Prices for some basic commodities have already
gone up. Increases in Safeway's retail prices on these items
reflect the rise in wholesale cost, over which Safeway has
It is a fundamental Safeway policy to earn only a small
profit on each sale. Safeway pledges that during the period of
war emergency it will not change this policy; and that in the
future, as heretofore, it will make every effort through im
proved methods to reduce distribution cost -the difference
between what the farmer gets and the consumer pays. You
will always be able to buy from Safeway at the lowest prices
Consumers may assist materially in preventing unwar
ranted price increases by continuing their purchases on a nor
mal scale. There are adequate supplies of food stuffs for every
American. Hysterical buying which strips retail and whole
sale stocks creates artificial scarcity, which pushes prices to
Machinery exists within the government to control pro
duction, storage and release of commodities, imports, exports,
quotas and prices if it should become necessary to employ
these methods to protect the economic welfare of the country.
Safeway further pledges complete cooperation with the
governmental agencies and with farmer producers in all ef
forts to stabilize prices; discourage profiteering; and maintain
orderly facilities for food distribution.
department kept down the loss to