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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, August 7, 1941
Washington, D. C, Aug. 7. Con
fusion reigns in the national capital.
The Japanese situation, the new tax
proposals, the argument over wheth
er the national guard and selectees
shall be kept in service, the pro
posed price fixing and production
control these are only the high
The Japanese situation has a direct
bearing on people of the northwest,
more than appears at first blush.
Since Japan started its undeclared
war on China groups and individuals
have protested to the government
and shown that the oil, scrap iron
and airplanes furnished by the Uni
ted States were actually maintain
ing the war, and that, in a way of
speaking, the United States was in
directly responsible for the great
loss of life in China. Airplane mak
ers discontinued selling to Japan,
but junk dealers did a thriving bus
iness in scrap steel and oil compan
ies sold all the oil the Ja-panese
could pay for and carry away. Now
all that trading is stopped.
For years Japanese fishermen
have practically monopolized the
market for crab meat. Housewives
bought it for salads. The Japanese
sold tons of canned tuna fish to
America in competition with alba
core caught off the Oregon coast.
As soon as the present stock of crab
meat is off the shelves in stores
Americans will have the field to
themselves, but there is no indica
tion that they can catch up with
and furnish as much crab meat as
the Japanese. Prices, too, are fairly
certain to go higher.
Fishermen from Astoria to Alaska
have been wanting to get rid of
Japanese fishermen in Alaskan wa
ters. They have petitioned congress,
the state department has taken up
the matter, the Congressional Rec
ord is full of speeches by members
from Oregon and Washington and
the delegate from Alaska. It is as
serted that the Japanese were tak
ing and canning the king crab of
Alaska: they were suspected of
poaching on the salmon run.
Oregon women have been wear
ing silk stockings for years. The
United States obtained almost all
its silk from Japan. Orders have gone
out to the silk industry to stop
making hose. Women can use eith
er nylon or cotton stockings, and if
things continue as they are a woman
wearing silk hosiery will be re
garded as unpatriotic or something.
Most people know that silk comes
from Japan, but silk is only one
Many of the gimmicks used ar
ound the house are made in Japan.
The 5-and-10 shops have carried big
stock of these Japanese articles. The
little American flags, stamped "made
in Japan" are out. Christmas tree
ornaments, from silver bells and
glass trinkets to strings of electric
lights; the intricate mechanical toys,
dolls, puzzles, the tin soldiers they
are not coming to America any
more. The tennis shoes (made from
old automobile tires) and even the
powder used to exterminate bugs
are out of the picture. Like the crab
meat, the Japanese had a monopoly
on bug powder.' No more Japanese
Women of Oregon, with few ex
ceptions, never realized how much
of their lipsticks and other beauty
aids, including the kid curlers, were
exported by the little brown people.
Japan furnished them with combs,
hairnets, embroidered "Spanish"
shawls. And the canaries came from
Japan, about 100,000 a year.
Japan has been the fourth best
customer the United States has had.
It has been the No. 1 buyer of sou-!
thern cotton, which it made into
print goods and sold in the United
States. All these articles were sold
for little money in this country be
cause wages in Japan are little and
the factories which produce most
of the goods, such as dolls, etc., are
SOIL AND TIMBER
VITAL SAYS LUPC
(Editor's Note: This is the third
of a series of articles prepared by
the extension service at Oregon
State college on the report and
recommendations of the Oregon land
use planning committee on how
Oregon's agricultural program may
best be adjusted to meet the im
pacts of war and national defense.)
Constant attention to conservation
of soil and timber resources during
the period! of accelerated demand
for the products of field and forest
is urged by the Oregon state land
use planning committee in its pro
will aid in the carrying out of nec
essary practices, the state commit
tee recommends that the county
land use committee take the initia
tive in calling the attention of the
district and the state committee to
the needs of given areas.
Increased demand and prices for
lumber make even more important
the elimination of wasteful wood
practices, the report also states. The
cutting of second growth stands is
frowned upon except under econ
omic necessity, in which case light
selective cutting is recommended.
In both eastern and western Ore
gon extreme care with fall burn
ing of slash is urged to prevent
the escape of fire and to insure max
imum reproduction. It is particular
ly important that during accelerated
J. 0. Turner
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
posed program for agriculture in st harvests, nature trees be left
this state. Continued educational
work in soil conservation Is rec
ommended to be done by the O. S.
C. extension service and other in
terested parties to acquaint farm
ers with erosion problems and ero
sion control practices.
Where farmers fail to use ade
quate protective measures, when
conditions are serious enough to
warrant them, the committee rec
ommends that AAA payments be
made dependent upon the carrying
out of minimum protective practices.
In developing such special pro
grams the material available from
the Soil Conservation service on!
,.l,.if; it 1 i 3: i I
its use capability can be used.
Where soil conservation districts
A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Hum Assistant
Office In Masonic Building
to insure adequate seed supply for
reforestation, the committee added.
Farmer representatives on the
state land use planning committee
are Ernest L. Clausen, dairy region,
coast section, Broadbent: C. W.
Craddock, livestock region, Blue Mt. 1
section, Silvies; Hubert Koons,
southeast section, range livestock,
Lakeview; Ralph P. Laird, upper
Willamette valley, Creswell; George
Peck, Columbia basin wheat area, ;
Lexington; John Ramage, loyjer!
Willamette valley, Woodburn; P. H.
Spillman, irrigated areas, Powell'
Butte, and C. H. Wendt, southern1
Oregon region, Medford. j
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Roberts Building Heppner, 0c
P. W. Mahoney
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
, Willow St. Entrance
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in homes, with, the entire family
engaged in their manufacture.
The filbert crop in Oregon and
Washington promises an all-time
high this year as now trees are
coming into bearing, but growers
and dealers are a little worried. It
is estimated that there will be be
tween B3,uuu ana yu.uuu bags, or
some 4,800 tons of unshelled nuts.
From Spain comes word, however,
that growers there also have a big
crop and they wish to export a
large amount to the United States,
otherwise the Spanish filberts will
go to Germany. Since this news
FORMER TEACHER VISITS !
An interesting visitor in Heppner:
this week was Jeanette D. Koehnke I
who taught music in Heppner high!
school in 1910. Miss Koehnke now
teaches in the largest girls' school in
the world in New York city, Hunt-,
ers college, branch of Columbia uni- j
versity. She operates a traveling
bureau and has traveled all over the !
world, excepting Australia. Eight
trips to Europe and three trips
around the world have been count-'
ed in her travels. Presently Miss'
Koehnke is on a trip to Alaska. She
was met at Arlington Friday byt
Mrs. F. W. Turner and Mrs. J. O. i
Turner, and after spending the week
end with the Turners left Monday
with Mr. F. W. Turner for Seattle
J. 0. Peterson
Latest Jewelry and Gift (foods
Watches . Clocks Diamonds
Expert Watch and Jewelry
First National Bank Building
came from Spain the state denart
ment has become sour on theito catch her steamer and to meet
Franco government; the United her namesake, Jeanette Turner Hud-
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States sent several shiploads of
wheat and Franco did not thank the
givers he panned Mr. Roosevelt as
a warmonger. With Franco in the
doghouse, there is small danger of
Spanish filberts flooding the Am
erican market. Having more of these
nuts than they can dispose of, the
Spaniards are now crushing them
for oil to replace olive oil. About
66 tons a month are squeezed, then
the pressed cakes are made into
flour and sold to confectioners and
bakers. Oregon and Washington are
the two filbert producing centers
in the United States.
The army will take 141,312 cases
of prunes of the 1941 pack, or an
estimated 11.4 percent of the total
pack. The navy will take 51,500
cases, or 4.2 percent. Last year
Oregon harvested 181,000,000 pounds
dleston, expected to arrive in the
states from her home at Valdez,
Alaska, whom she had never seen.
She visited Miss Anabel Turner in
Portland last week, and Anabel, a
licensed aviatrix, flew to Seattle to
greet her sister and to see Miss
Koehnke off on the boat. Miss
Koehnke enjoye renewing acquaint
ances among former pupils here.
Use G-T want ads to dispose of
your surplus stock,
Dr. Richard C. Lawrence
X-Ray and Extraction by Gas
First National Bank Bldg.
Phone 562 Heppner, Oregon
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLDG.
Rec. Phone 1162 Office Phone 492
You're in for the surprise of your life when
you see and drive the John Deere Model "H"
the sensational new small tractor that handles
two-row equipment and completely replaces
animal power on small and large farms every
where, cutting costs 'way below their former
level, and making farming more profitable.
And when you learn the price, you'll wonder
how John Deere can give you so much in a tractor
that sells for so little.
In addition, the Model "H" not only burns low
cost fuel but it uses only 13 to 12 as much fuel
on the many jobs within its power range, as would
larger tractors handling the same load.
Come in, see it, and get "the surprise of your
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lawnmower sharpening. We'll
make your lawnmower like
new. We also do sw filing, bi
cycle repairing, floor sanding,
knife and scissor sharpening
and band saw work.
N. D. Bailey
Mrs. Lillie Aiken
Phone 664 P.O. Box 142
Phelps Funeral Home
Trained Lady Assistant
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
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Farm Sales and Livestock a Specialty
405 Jones Street, Heppner. Ore,
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Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
J. 0. TURNER, Mayor
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