Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, March 26, 1942, Image 1

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A Week
of the War
(Summary of important develop
ments made available by official
sources through 5 p. m., Monday,
March 23.)
President Roosevelt proclaimed
April 6 as Army Day and asked the
nation to observe it by resolving
firmly "to spare no effort which may
contribute to the speedy creation of
the arms and supplies indispensable
to our citizens' Army.. ." He said,
"We are engaged in our greatest
war, a war that will leave none of
our lives wholly untouched. . . . We
shall win this war as we have won
every war we have fought "
War Secretary Stimson announced
th Army will train 100,000 men and
women for civilian jobs as overhaul
and repair mechanics, inspectors at
government arsenals, etc. Men must
be outside the age requirements for
selective service. Applications may
be made at any Civil Service Com
mission local office. The House pass
ed and sent to the Senate a bill to
create a volunteer Army Auxiliary
corps of women between 21 and 45.
Ground forces Commander Mc
Nair reported the Army will expand
its present nine corps areas to 11 to
facilitate handling of 32 new stream
lined infantry divisions of 15,300 men
each. Commander McNair said a site
"west of Colorado river" has been
selected for large-scale troop train
ing in modern desert warfare. The
Army institute was established at
Madison, Wisconsin, to provide cor
respondence study in more than 65
academic courses for enlisted men
with at least four months active
Selective Service
Selective Sendee Director Her
shey, tightening 11-A deferments,
directed SS local boards to put aside
considerations of "mere convenience
and comfort" in determining the
deferment of persons necessary to
the "national health, safety or in
terest." The local boards began dis
tribution of four-page occupational
questionnaires to obtain for the U.
S. Employment Service and their
agencies full information on the vo
cational background of men who
registered February 16. Later the
questionnaires will be sent the ear
lier SS registrants.
The President set April 27 as the
SS registration day for all men 44
to 64, inclusive. Director Hershey
said as the war progresses, draft
deferments will depend more on
whether a man's civil operation is
essential to the war effort than on
his dependents.
The Office of Price Administra
tion announced individual or family
consumers will register for sugar ra
tioning May 4, 5, 6 and 7 at public
elementary schools. Commercial us
ers will register April 28 and 29 at
high schools. All sugar sales in the'
country will be salted at midnight
April 27 for approximately 10 days.
One member of a family can register
the entire household. Each person
will receive a war ration book of 28
Oil Coordinator Ickes said a card
rationing system for gasoline will
Continued on Page Six
Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman and Po
licemen Pat Mollahan and Bill Mor
gan were in Pendleton Saturday to
attend a special FBI conference call
ed by J. D. Swenson, special agent
in charge. On the program for dis
cussion were "Alien Enemy Prob
lems of the Police," "Codes, Ciphers
. and Secret Writings." "Law En
forcement Duties in Wartime Emer
gency." Motion pictures of Pearl
Harbor and of The British Comman
does in Action were shown.
Films and sound movies on bombs
to be shown by R. G. Bennett of
Pendleton will be a feature of the
Pomona grange meeting at lone,
April 4, announces Vida Heliker, lec
turer. Other numbers will be "Vic
tory Gardens," county agent; hum
orous reading by Dot Halvorsen of
Willows grange, musical number by
Rhea Creek grange, vocal duet by
Betty and Frances Finch, Lena. Oth
er numbers are also expected. The
meeting will be open to the public.
1 yearling, 1 2-yr.-old Hereford
bull to trade for heifers or cows; 3
broke saddle horses for sale. W. H.
French, Hardman.
Volume 58, Number 52
272 Order Numbers
Given Registrants
In Third Draft
1 8 to 44 Group to
Receive Question
naires in Short Time
With arrival of the master list
from Washington, D. C, this week
Morrow county local board cleared
order numbers for the 272 registrants
in the third selective service draft.
It was expected work of sending
questionnaires to this group would
start in the near future.
In the year and five months that
the Selective Service system has
been in operation the local board has
classified 633 registrants. Some of
these registrants have been classi
fied and re-classified but through all
the work of classification there has
been but one case taken to the ap
peal board and in that case the board
of appeal sustained the decision of
the local board. Each of the classi
fications has been made only after
careful consideration of the evidence
placed within each registrant's file.
Board members are Judge Bert
Johnson, chairman, J. O. Hager and
M. D. Clark.
Order nombers and names have
been released by the board in the
Continued on Page Five
Beef cattle producers of Morrow
county can help their country in war
time as well as protect themselves
by increasing their marketings of
cattle and calves to meet the 1942
production goals,, according to C D.
Conrad, county agent.
With the United States at war,
it is essential that the nation's
workers and armed forces have an
abundance of meat. Beef and veal
will be needed in larger amounts
as the demand increases, Conrad
pointed out.
Wftth an increasing purchasing
power of civilian consumers and with
increased needs of the armed forces,
Conrad believes that larger quanti
ties of beef can be sold with little
chance of depressing prices during
the coming year.
Thus, Conrad said, by increasing
marketings this year, cattlemen can
serve their country, head off over
stocking, and take advantage of the
opportunity to sell on a good market
and prevent excessive marketings
at some later time when prices and
demand may not be so good.
The Heppner school band will
sponsor its annual dance at the Elks
temple, Saturday evening, April 4.
Tickets are being sold at $1.10 a
couple (tax included). Proceeds will
either be used to send the band to
the district contest at La Grande,
or for instrumentation needed very
much in the band. Due to the tire
shortage it is doubted if transporta
tion could be raised to send the 40
odd musicians to the contest to de
fend the superior rating won last
year. Harold W. Buhman will di
rect his band up and down Main
street this Saturday afternoon at
3:30, weather permitting, for about
an hour while several marches will
be played.
Going to Moro yesterday evening
for a district meeting of North Pa
cific Grain Growers were Geo. N.
Peck, R. B. Rice, Henry Baker, Ken
neth Blake, D. W. Glasgow, John J.
Clifford Jenison, bookkeeper at
Pacific Power & Light company, re
cently was. passed for enlistment in
the U. S. Marine Corps and is
awaiting call.
Lost Tan dog collar 1942 lie. 927.
Reward. Lee A. Sprinkel. ltp.
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Fire Protection For
Wheat Fields Planned
Fire districts were outlined and
wardens appointed for controlling
wheat and grass fires in Mprrow
county during the ensuing fire sea
son, at a meeting in the county ag
ent's office Saturday.
Lyman Tibbies, serving as county
fire warden under the Civilian De
fense council, outlined the tentative
organization and functions of the
fire districts and explained that such
an organization would be helpful in
the county for avoiding unnecessary
travel and confusion even in or
dinary years when the fire danger is
not as great as it will be this sum
mer. Tibbies discounted the possibility
of aerial raids with incendiary
bombs in Morrow county, but stated
that it is possible through the use of
phosphorous impregnated cards and
other contrivances for saboteurs to
start thousands of fires in our wheat
fields hours after the saboteurs are
Present plans are for all the war
dens appointed at the Saturday
New Soil District Work
Now Ready to Start
Supervisors of the Heppner Soil
Conservation district are now ready
to accept applications from farmers
within the district for conservaton
farm plans, according to C. D. Con
rad, county agent and secretary of
the district.
A work program and plan of work
for the district as well as memoran
dums of understanding with the Soil
Conservation service and United
States department of agriculture re
cently drawn up by the supervisors
have been approved in. Washington,
D. C. The plan of work calls for
completing at least 20 new farm
plans within the district this year.
The farm plans include a complete
soil, slope, erosion and range survey
of the farm, and from these surveys
a plan for the farm is developed
that will contribute the most to pro
duction and conservation.
Three Soil Conservation Service
technicians including an engineer,
a soils man and a farm planner are
now stationed at Heppner to do the
farm planning work and help carry
out other phases of the district pro
gram. Announcement has been made by
Tom Wilson, farm planner for the
SCS, that some machinery, trees and
grass seed not commonly available
to farmers will be made available to
the district by the SCS.
Conrad states that farm plans will
be made in the order in which ap
plications are received for them and
any farmer wishing such a plan
should contact the suervisor in his
district at the earliest possible time.
The five supervisors are J. J.
Wightman, Orian , Wright, Edwin
Hughes, O. W. Cutsforth and Henry
Farm plans so prepared do not
force conservation practices upon
the farmer, continues Conrad. The
plans must meet the approval of the
district supervisors as well as the
farmer before they are signed, and
with the surveys prepared, furnish
valuable information to the farmer
by which he may plan his farming
operations to insure both maximum
production and soil conservation.
Funeral services were held from
Phelps Funeral home Monday after
noon for August Rahner, for many
years a farmer in Rood canyon, who
died last Friday at Pendleton. Mr.
Rahner, a native of Holland, left
no surviving relatives here. He was
familiarly known for years as the
"Chicken Dutchman."
After directed verdict ordered by
Judge McColloch of not guilty in
trial of one indictment against Tom
Boylen, Jr., in federal court in Pen
dleton last week, trial on a second
indictment has been scheduled to
begin next Monday.
Heppner, Oregon, Thursdoy, March 26, 142
meeting to assemble and work out
definite fire control measures to be
employed in all communities before
the fire season. Plowing hay strips,
burning weeds along all roads and
putting barrels of water, sacks and
shovels at strategically located places
are some of the methods suggested.
Keeping all rural telephone lines
in the best possible operating con
dition is one of the first steps as an
aid to rural fire control, said Tib
bies. He said that some of the rural
lines are useless at the present time
if several people take down the re
ceivers at the same time which
would be necessary in case "alarm"
calls are to be used successfully.
The wardens appointed Saturday
will be in charge of fire control and
fire fighting in their community and
calls for help from outside of the
community must come through the
warden or assistant warden before
such calls will be recognized.
Community boundaries were lo
cated as near as possible to comply
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That Morrow county men with
rifles might well follow the lead of
men of Tillamook county and other
sections in organizing to put these
arms to effective use in case of in
vasion was proposed before the
Monday Lions luncheon by Mayor
J. O. Turner, Lions president and
county defense coordinator.
Turner said he for one was not
willing to leave if the Japs showed
up. He said he would father stay
and fight it out and lose, rather
than to leave and have nothing to
come back to.
Discussion pro and con was had
without definite decision, but senti
ment favoring guerilla organization
was freely expressed. Assistance
in guerilla warfare training was said
to be available from army sources.
Lyman Tibbies, county fire de
fense director, reported progress in
organizing the rural firefighting
force for protection of grain crops
the coming summer, more detailed
report of which is given in another
Alden Blankenship reported that
a meeting of the physical fitness
group had been called for that eve
ning at the school house.
Earle Bryant Named
Elks' Exalted Ruler
Earle Bryant was named exalted
ruler of Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O.
Elks, at election for the new year
last Thursday evening. Features of
the evening also were initiation of
thirteen candidates and entertain
ment of ladies of Elks with cards
and dancing.
Other officers named were Clyde
Denney, esteemed leading knight;
Carlton Swanson, esteemed loyal
knight; James Valentine, esteemed
lecturing knight; Dr. R. C. Lawrence,
secretary; Boyd Redding, treasurer;
Blaine Isom, tyler; Harvey Miller,
trustee. Installation will be the
first Thursday in April.
Gordon Ridings, son-in-law of Mr.
and Mrs. M. D. Clark, and Dallas
Ward, son of Mrs. Lawrence Red
ding, are two men who have risen
high in the athletic world, well
known in this county, who will en
ter Annapolis Naval academy short
ly to prepare for commissions and
enter upon careers as physical ed
ucation instructors in tie naval ser
vice, according to word just received
by home folks. Ridings was assist
ant coach at Columbia university,
New York, and Ward was assistant
coach at University of Minnesota be
fore enlistment. Both were outstand
ing athletes in college days, Ridings
at University of Oregon, and Ward
at Oregon State college.
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Johnson, Peck Out
Forjudge; Fergusons
For Commissioner q
Dix Seeks Treasurer
Post; Filing for Pri
maries Ends Monday
With final filing date for candi
dates in the May 15 primary election
to end next Monday, at least two
contests for local office were indica
ted by developments this week.
Judge Bert Johnson and Commis
sioner George N. Peck each an
nounced himself for the judgeship
in the republican ranks, while W. O.
Dix was circulating petitions to have
his name placed on the republican
ballot opposing L. W. Briggs. Peck's
term as commissioner is expiring,
and to fill this position friends were
petitioning for the candidacy of E.
O. Ferguson, also republican.
No opposition has so far appeared
for the office of assessor, which Tom
Wells, democrat, is expected to seek
In making his announcement,
Judge Johnson said, "Before my el
ection in 1936 I made one promise
only and that was that I would, if
elected, perform the duties of the
office honestly and to the best of
my ability. That promise goes for
this election. I honestly believe that
I have kept my promise and I sin
cerely hope that "my many friends
will give me the opportunity of
serving this county for the coming
Mr. Peck indicated that his long
service as commissioner had well
acquainted him with all problems
of county administration, and that
he was seeking the judgeship as a
means of giving enlarged service.
So far Morrow county has failed
to produce a candidate for the legis
lative post held by E. Harvey Miller
who has indicated that he will not
again be a candidate. Giles L. French
of Moro, who holds this district's
second legislative seat has indicated
that he will seek reelection.
Attention of candidates for state
and district offices in this county
was confined this week to the visit
yesterday of Robert A. Farrell, and
Mrs. Farrell, on their way from John
Day where Mr. Farrell addressed a
district Elks meeting Saturday eve
ning, to The Dalles. Mr. Farrell is
seeking the republican nomination to
the office of secretary of state.
Everyone in the community who
is interested will be given an oppor
tunity within a few days to indicate
the activities in which he or she is
most interested as well as the most
convenient time for participation,
announces Alden Blankenship, de
fense physical fitness director, fol
lowing a meeting with representa
tives of various organizations at the
school Monday evening. As soon as
this survey is completed the results
will be used as the basis for forma
tion of a definite program, and sched
ule. Represented' were B. P. W., B.
P. O. E., Masons, Odd Felows, cham
ber of commerce, school, Lions and
Music club.
Significant of the wheat sack
shortage is information received this
week by Morrow County Grain
Growers that a shipment of 200,000
Calcutta bags had not yet arrived in
New York but quotation of 22 cents
each, that point, was made. This is
one of few available stocks Morrow
County Grain Growers have been
able to locate. This organization
alone sold 450,000 sacks in Morrow
county last year.
L. E. Bisbee has received notice
to report in Pendleton Monday as
a member of the federal grand jury
panel from which jurors will be
drawn to hear claim cases arising
from condemnation of lands in the
north end for bombing field and
ordnance depot. Morrow county is
one of the defendants named.