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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, December 25, 1941
Farley Aids Move for
New OSC Saddle Barns
Oregon State College, Corvallis,
December 24 Jim Farley of Hepp
ner has been appointed committee
man from Morrow county to help
make plans to proceed immediately
with arrangements for construction
of the proposed student operated
saddle horse on the campus.
The project, started last year, was
given strong impetus early this
month when Lake county stockmen
and business men contributed $480
in cash or livestock toward the pro
ject after Jim Strosnider, vice-president
of the Saddle club, and R. G.
Johnson, professor of animal hus
bandry, explained the plans.
The students expect to give those
interested in other eastern Oregon
counties an opportunity to share in
this project during the Christmas
holiday. Donations of livestock
pledged last spring are being sold
now and the funds sent to students
where the money is placed in a trust
fund. 'In event that the project can
not be carried out, all donations will
be returned to the donors.
It is estimated that a minimum of
$2000, all of which will be for ma
terials, will be needed for the 16
units now planned in the two wings.
The club facilities will not be con
structed until additional funds are
The Saddle club stables will make
available quarters for student-owned
horses on the campus. Some of
the material and all of the construc
tion work is expected to be donated.
Portland commission men and friends
of the livestock industry have join
ed with the leading eastern Oregon
stock raisers in supporting this project.
Use the G-T want ads for results.
Church of Christ Sets Ample Supply of
To all the little girls
and boys, and to
everyone . . .
A Merry Christmas
The cheer of holly and
the fireside's glow . . .
Happiness in the hearts
of all . . .
The ever old, yet ever
new message brings a
heartening note in the
days of trial.
'Advance' Program
The Church of Christ will launch
a four-year church drive beginning
Sunday, December 28, according to
announcement this week by Martin
B. Clark, pastor of the church. A
special "Mobilization Day" program
will be announced.
The campaign, which is to be call
ed the Christian Education Advance,
is a part of a national movement in
all Protestant churches in the Uni
ted States. The announced goals call
for a 10 percent increase in enroll
ment and attendance each year. If
successful, it will mean an increase
of at least 3,000,000 in church-school
attendance in America, according to
the plan.
The Church of Christ had an av
erage attendance in its church
school last year of 65. An average
attendance of 75 will be the goal for
the next year.
"The Christian Education Advance
comes in answer to a plea of nation
al leaders in business and politics as
well as in religious organizations,
for a return of the people to Chris-
Fruit Foreseen
For Coming Year
A smaller output of deciduous
fruits and more citrus is in prospect
in 1942, compared with 1941, accord
ing to information in a review of the
outlook for fruits and nuts just is
sued by the Oregon Agricultural
Extension service. The report also
indicates that domestic demand will
continue strong, while export fruit
business will remain at a low level.
"It is not possible to estimate the
volume of fruit and nut production
in 1942 at this date," says the re
port, "although general conditions
would suggest a smaller output of
deciduous fruit and more citrus than
this year. The citrus crop of 1942
43 may be the largest of record, if
no serious damage to the crop oc
curs. It is very probable that do
mestic demand will be even strong
er than the record high level of de
mand this year. It is to be ex
pected that costs of production, har
vesting, and marketing will increase,
"Beyond 1942, the outlook is for
I a moderate increase in the rate of
fruit production for several years,
owing to increases expected in cit
rus fruits, peaches, pears, cherries,
plums, fresh prunes, and grapes.
Citrus production is expected to con
tinue ta increase for several years
more. The production of apples and
dried prunes is expected to continue
to decline. Nut production is ex
pected to increase further."
The complete fruit and nut out
look report, which contains several
I important statistical tables and
charts, is available from county ag
ricultural agents or direct from the
tianity as a way to stop the deter
ioration of morals and character am
ong American citizens, which many
believe is a definite threat to dem
ocracy and freedom," according to
Mr. Clark.
"Statisticians, for instance, report
that the crime bill in the United
States is nearly $15,000,000,000 in a
year; That American people spent
more than $15,000,000,000 for alco
holic liquor in 1939, and $7,000,000,
000 in gambling places. We have the
alarming statement from the United
States government that 14,000,000
petty crimes are committed in the
United States every year, most of
them by offenders under twenty
one years of age; that there is a
major crime every twenty-two sec
onds and a murder every hour.
"Added to this sordid and dis
couraging picture is the unhappy
disclosure that in the United States,
27,000,000 boys and girls under the
age of twenty-one are today receiv
ing no religious training whatso
ever," Mr. Clark continued.
He says it is with these facts in
mind that many Protestant groups
are redoubling their efforts to make
the churches of the nation the great
moral force they have been in the
past. At present, virtually" all Pro
testant bodies are said to have Ad
vance programs under way.
The Christian Education Advance
to be inaugurated here has had de
tail worked out as to methods, as
signment of duties, literature ' for
distribution, etc. Stress will be on
attendance first, but improved teach
ing, better programs and modem
equipment also are to be empha
sized. Finally, definite plans are in
cluded for bringing church-school
members into active church mem
To Editor Gazette Times:
As the Christmas spirit comes to
our hearts each year we wish to
greet our friends by cards or letters
or gifts. This year we send to the
Times our greetings to print: Greet
ings to all our friends in and around
Heppner. Wishing you all a Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year
with good health and happiness. Our
George J. and Elizabeth J. Currin.
A postscript says that Mr. Cur
rin has been ill in bed since the
first of October at the family home
in G re sham.
For Sale Cabinet size 11 tube GE
electric radio, 3 yrs. old, $35. J. O.
And for all we wish
A Merry Christmas
is the kind we
hope you are all
having this year.