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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, May 15, 1941
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE.
Established March 30, 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES.
Established November 18, 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1912
Published every Thursday morning by
CBAWFOBD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
JASPER V. CRAWFORD, Editor
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program bear ever stronger upon
the individual American, making
all more conscious of the defense
work. In Morrow countv peonle
are evidencing the effects. They are
standing behind the president in the
hour of crisis. There is determina
tion here, as elsewhere throughout
the country that dictatorship will not
conquer the free spirit of America.
Official Paper for Morrow County
THERE must not be a return to
25 -cent wheat. That, or approx
imately that, is what may very well
happen if the wheat marketing quo
tas are not sustained at the polls on
The price of wheat at Heppner
has been approximately 60 cents
a bushel. This price is the result
of the government loan value, ap
proximating 42 cents, and the 18
cent parity payments.
In spite of the supporting ele
ments that have kept the price of
wheat far above the world market,
which has always been the controll
ing factor, the return to the wheat
grower has not, by a considerable
margin, been equal to the price
structure on which he has had to pay
for the commodities he buvs. With
out the supporting features of loan
and parity payments the wheat price
would sink to ruinous levels.
It is not only vital but manda
tory that every grower exercise his
privilege to vote at the marketing
quota referendum on May 31.
It is significant that an over
whelming majority of growers live
in the eastern states. These large
ly grow a very small acreage of
wheat, yet every grower's vote
counts the same. The small eastern
growers largely feed their wheat
to livestock, and many are likely
to oppose the quota because of the
mistaken idea that doing so would
make cheaper feed.
Defeating the quotas would not
make cheaper feed. Statistics defin
itely prove that livestock prices are
depressed by low wheat prices. The
cheap feed would bo costly because
of lower prices for livestock.
Everyone in Morrow county is
vitally interested in the success of
the quotas at the polls Mav 31.
Wheat is the county's "bread bas
ket" to a very large degree. Every
one should see that everyone else
votes who is entitled to vote.
Conscious of Defense
JMPENDING use of convoys to as
sure safe arrival at destination of
war supplies that the United States
is giving Britain; the sale of defense
bonds, and news of more taxes with
wftich to foot the war bill are bring
ing ever nearer td home the ser
iousness of the war problem.
Where a few weeks ago, national
defense seemed something apart,
the remoteness of the war arena
leaving improbable in the minds of
many that this country would ever
be attacked, now the man on the
street is aware of an acute danger,
is becoming ready to put his should
er under the load.
Secretary of Navy Stimson only
yesterday sounded the first real
warning from the nation's capital
that Uncle Sam may soon convoy
the war materials being sent to
Britain. His challenge was, "Shall
we permit these materials to be
sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic?"
Renewed submarine warfare of the
Nazis which is taking a tremendous
toll of British shipping, and actually
affecting the supply of necessities
available, was given by Stimson as
real cause for Uncle Sam to con
sider the need for protecting the
safety belt between America and
The convoys seem now definitely
on their way. Uncle Sam, too, is
committed to protecting the freedom
of the seas. The die is being rapidly
cast, as news comes too that draftees
enrolled for a year of service may
be held on.
All of the effects of the defense
Lena Burroughs Cox,
Lena Burroughs was born March
3rd, 1882 near Hillsville, Virginia. Her
mother died when Lena was nine
years old and for a time she lived
with an aunt. She attended school
in Oldtown, Virginia, and when she
was eighteen years old, she moved
to Nebraska. On her twentieth bir
thday, March 3rd, 1902. she married
Charles B. Cox, her childhood sweet
heart. In September, 1903. the young
couple came to Morrow County and
went to work on the Justus ranch.
and then after a few years there,
they worked for George Currin.
With their savings they bought
an interest in a grocery store in
Heppner but after selling that, de
cided to raise wheat. For a time they
rented land and then boueht a wheat
ranch in Dutton Canyon. Their home
was a little cabm in the wheat fields
and it soon became the center of
hospitality and good times in this
part of the county. They lived there
eighteen happy years in which they
worked hard, were thriftv. and still
had time and means for little trips
away together or with their friends.
The writer, when coming to live in
this community, was proud to be
included in their circle of friend
ship. In 1935 Charley Cox was appointed
Postmaster in Heppner and they
left the farm to live in town. A
nice home was purchased and fur
nished with all the conveniences
they had planned to have, during
the long years on the wheat ranch.
The same spirit of friendship went
witn them to their new home. We
can truthfully say, their home was
always open, their cupboard well-
stocked, their table alwavs set for
their relatives, their friends and their
neighbors. This circle of friendship
is not only in our small community
but it reaches out over the state.
In 1936 Lena Cox was worthy ma
tron of the Eastern Star; in 1940
president of the local chapter of
the American Legion auxiliary, and
last year was elected district presi
dent of the 6th District of the
American Legion auxiliary.
These offices were taken with a
sincere desire to further the work
of each organization and she ac
complished much in each position.
Her life ended on May 7th, after
a brave fight with a grim disease.
She leaves a loving husband and
several brothers and sisters to mourn
her loss. Some may say she left no
worldly wealth, but did she not
leave a wealth of love for her
relatives and friends, to motherless
children, to children whom she aid
ed in their educations and to small I
ones that were remembered at'
Christmas time with special treats
that their busy mothers had no
time to prepare? Some may say she
did not belong to a church, but did
she not belong to a church of uni
versal love and kindness? She aided
strangers that needed assistance, and
all her friends in times of trouble.
We sav her life was a shining oath
for all of us to follow: a oath that
was filled with hard work, with firm
stands for things that were rieht
and still a path with time for plea
sures small pleasures as well as
Classes Plan Reunions
At OSC Alumni Meet
Oregon State College Represent
atives of the 1916 class are making
plans for their silver anniversary
reunion on Alumni day, May 31.
The special events will begin with
a dinner Friday evening, May 30,
and will continue through Saturday.
Other classes holding special re
unions will be the classes of 1901.
1903, and 1904 and the class of 1891,
which will hold its golden jubilee.
Members of all classes prior to 1891
will meet with the golden jubilee
Baccalaureate Sunday will be
June 1 this year with Commence
State Seeks Pumice
Deposit Reported in
Anyone knowing of an exten
sive deposit of pumice located
within 12 miles of the Columbia
river and within a mile of the
railroad "somewhere in central
Oregon," may notify Judge Bert
Johnson, who in turn will convey
the information to the state de
partment of geology.
Judge Johnson says the depart
ment has report of such a deposit
but has no other information as
to its exact locality.
The department is making a
search for pumicite close to rail
roads that may be utilized in Port
Loans Still Available
Applications for emergency crop
and sumerfallow loans are still be
ing received at the office of the
county agent at Heppner, Oregon.
The interest rate is 4 percent and
the amount loaned to an individual
farmer is limited to $400.
Loans for the production of crops
for the 1941 crop season are due this
tall and are secured by the crops
to be harvested in 1941. Loans for
summerfallowing (including seed for
fall planting, if necessary) are se
cured by the crop to be seeded in
the fall of 1941 and are due when
the crop is harvested in 1942.
SHIPPING SHEEP TODAY
J. G. Barratt is making his second
and last shipment of sheep to sum
mer range in Montana tonisht. Mr.
Flower of Sunnvside. Wash., is also
making a shipment of sheep tonight,
destined for the same vicinity as
those of Mr. Barratt. The sheep eo
to Spotted Robe for unloading.
Apartment for rent. Inquire at
. . he's worked
hard to reach
milestone of life.
and we must think of the impression
his appearance is going to make in help
ing him to get adjusted in new fields."
OUR STORE IS REPLETE WITH
GIFTS FOR THE
WILSON'S MEN'S WEAR
The Store of Personal Service
fcWhen the 29,000,000th Ford rolled
recently from the assembly line, an all
time record for the industry was set.
29,000,000 units built by the same man
agement and all bearing one name a
name that has become one of the best
known trade-marks in the world!
It is significant that this achievement
comes at a time when our country is
making a mighty effort to re-arm swiftly.
For to further that effort, to help speed
it along in any possible way, we have
offered the vast facilities of the Rouge
Plant and every ounce of our experience.
As you read this, a new $21,000,000
Ford airplane engine plant, started only
last fall, is nearly completed. A new mag
nesium alloy plant, one of the few in the
country, is already in production on li ght
weight airplane engine castings. Work
is right now under way on a new
$18,000,000 plant for mass production
of big bomber assemblies. Orders have
been filled for military vehicles of several
types, including army reconnaissance
cars, staff cars and bomb service trucks.
In the midst of this activity for National
Defense, building the 29 millionth Ford
car is simply one part of the day's work.
The public has acclaimed the 1941
Ford car as the finest in Ford history. Ford
Dealers are enjoying their greatest sales
and expecting their best year since 1937.
It is good to be producing the things
America needs, and to be setting records
on the way!
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
ment exercises on Monday, June 2.