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6 Heppner Gazette Times, May 14, 1942
o Tax Reduction Way
Auto License Plates
By A. L. LINDBECK
Salem Tax relief, if any is to be
had this year, will have to come at
the expense of local levies which,
after all, represent 83 percent of the
state's total tax load.
State taxes over which the legis
lature has any control, represent on
ly ten percent of the total tax bill
and special levies voted by the peo
ple account for the remaining seven
Diversion of the excess revenue
from the income taxes to offset ad
ditional levies against property re
quires legislative action and without
a special session cannot be reflected
in the tax bill before the levy for
the fiscal year of 1943-44.
Of the $41,645,294 levied for local
purposes in 1941, 45 percent or $19,
031,567 went toward the support of
the public school system.
Another $11,374,234.70, or 27.5 per
cent of the total, was levied by cities,
towns and port districts.
General county purposes account
ed for a total of $5,475,212, or 13
percent of the total local levy and
county road levies took another $2,
659,660.41 or 6.5 percent.
Payment of interest and redemp
tion of matured bonds accounted for
another $1,889,273 or 4.5 percent of
the total and the balance is repre
sented by levies by irrigation and
drainage districts, water districts,
Oregon automobiles will continue
to wear their old 1942 license plates
next year in the interest of the con
servation of steel so badly needed
for national defense. Renewal of the
license, however, will be indicated
by windshield stickers bearing the
same number as the license plates.
Secretary of State Earl Snell esti
mates that the use of stickers will
result in a saving of nearly $55,000
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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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over the cost of the metal plates.
Last year, Snell points out, 190 tons
of sheet metal went into Oregon's
The state training school for boys
was given a clean bill of health in a
report by the Marion county grand
jury this week. Acting on a com
plaint filed with the district attorney
last March the grand jury visited
the institution and questioned a
number of inmates and employees.
As a result of this investigation the
jury found the "complaints to be
unjustified, the inmates well cared
for, the buildings in good shape and
the officials of said institution ca
pable and competent." The nature
of the complaint was not revealed.
A total of 193,761 men and women
are now enrolled in civilian defense
units in Oregon, according to Gov
ernor Sprague. Of this number 68,
65846,247 men and 22,421 women
have been asigned to the protective
services such as air raid wardens,
auxiliary police and firemen, demo
lition and clearance crews, rescue
squads and similar units.
Friday's primary election brings
to a close one of the most apathetic
political campaigns in Oregon's his
tory. What with the world at war
and the absence of any issue to at
tract their attention it has been im
possible to arouse the voters to even
a semblance of enthusiasm over the
fate of the many candidates who are
offering ther services to the public.
Chief interest in the election am
ong such of those as have shown any
interest at all, centers in the contest
for the republican nomination for
governor with Governor Charles A.
Sprague who is seeking a second
term opposed by Secretary of State
Ear Snell who wants to replace him,
Claims of both camps to victory for
their candidate can be laid to wish
ful thinking with the outcome def
initely in doubt.
The same can be said of the Dem
cratic gubernatorial race with How
ard Latourette and Lew Wallace bat- '
tling it out for the nomination and
Grover C. Fretwell, the third can
didate, an "also ran."
While local contests are expected
to bring out a sizeable vote in some
communities the prediction is still
for one of the lightest -turn-outs fh
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174 for Sugar Cards
By ELSA M. LEATHERS
With all four teachers and Mrs.
Carey Hastings, grade school clerk,
assisting last week there were 174
persons registered for sugar.
Mr. and Mrs. Duff McKitrick and
son and Walt McKitrick returned
from North Dakota where they
have spent several weeks visiting
the boys' parents and other mem
bers of the family. They have three
brothers being inducted into the ar
my in May.
Mr. and Mrs. Foster Collins have
returned to their home at Camas
prairie from the Ball ranch on Rhea
creek where they spent the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Saling and
Oregon's history with probably not
more than 40 percent of the regis
trants availing themselves of the
Financial concerns and printers
and publishers reaped the greatest
benefits under the experience rat
ing provision of the unemployment
compensation act, according to a re
port by the commission.
The busy little bee of the honey
making variety is not to be depriv
ed of its normal quota of sugar, ra
tioning or no rationing. The state
department of agriculture has been
advised that under revised regula
tions bee-keepers may obtain sugar
for feeding their bees by making
application in proper form. Due to
the lateness of the season many Or
egon bee-keepers are said to be
still feeding their colonies.
Sale of 20,209 pounds of cascara
bark from the Elliot State Forest is
reported by the state forestry de
partment. The $653.49 received from
this sale went to enrich the state's
irreducible school fund as do all
revenues from this forest.
The ban against log hauling on .
Saturday afternoons and Sundays
during the vacation season is off for
the duration. Governor Sprague has
asked the highway commission to
lift this ban in the interest of great
er production by the lumber indus
try in order to meet military re
quirements. If Harold L. Ickes, petroleum co
ordinator, heeds the advice of Sec
retary of State Earl Snell, Oregon
motorists will not be restricted in
the gasoline purchases, for a while
at least. Snell, in a telegram to Ickes
pointed out that storage facilities in
the northwest are now filled to ca
pacity with more than 1,000,000 gal
lons of gasoline and other light pet
roleum products arriving in Oregon
daily. Gasoline curtailment in this
area is absolutely unnecessary in
A teacher, explaining infla.
Its after effects and causa
tion, Advised all her scholars
To save up their dollars
And buy bonds to safeguard
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you ean into U. S. Defense
Bonds and Stamps erery
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family visited Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
McDonald here Sunday from Pen
dleton. They brought Creston O,
Robinson over to visit his parents
and friends until Thursday. He is
a corporal and in June will be made
Miss Maxene McDaniel is ill at
their home at Reed's mill.
Mrs. San McDaniel, Jr., Joe Ma
hon and Maxene McDaniel were
Pendleton visitors Saturday.
Miss Nona Inskeep went to the
Ruby Kincaid home to work last
Mr. and Mrs. Sam McDaniel, Sr.,
and Mrs. Carey Hastings and girls
and Mrs. Owen Leathers were din
ner guests Sunday with Mrs. Ella
Bleakman at Reed's mill.
Neal Knighten was attending to
business in Pendleton the first of
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Leathers and
daughter Jeanne spent Sunday at
Monument with Mrs. Holly Leath
ers and other relatives.
Mrs. Leon Chapin has been on
the sick list. She is able to be up
and about again.
' Mr. and Mrs. Hershal Townsend
drove over from Stanfield Sunday
to take Mrs. Ella Bleakman home
with them. Mrs. Raymond McDon
ald and children came with them
from Dr. McMurdo's hill ranch. All
returned to their homes Sunday eve
ning. Mrs. C. H. McDaniel moved to
Reed's mill this week to cook for
her son, Everett Hadley.
Mrs. Austin Devin is at Pendle-'
ton with her husband, who is ser
iously ill at the St. Anthony's hos
pital. Carey Hastings returned from
Lewiston, Idaho, with the Henry
Happold shearing crew Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McDaniel and
daughter visited Mrs. Owen Leath
ers a short time Monday from Lone
rock. Mrs. Kinard McDaniel visited
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
NEW AUTO POLICY
Bodily Injury & Property Damage
Class A $13.60 Class B $17.W
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F. W. TURNER & CO.
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
J. 0. TURNER, Mayor
GLENN Y. WELLS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
635 MEAD BUILDING
5th at Washington
J. 0. Turner
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
A. D. McMurdo, M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office In Masonic Building
J. LOGIE RICHARDSON, Mgr.
Roberts Building Heppner, Om.
P. W. Mahoney
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow St. Entrance
J. 0. Peterson
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Watches - Clocks . Diamonds
Expert Watch and Jewelry
Dr. Richard C. Lawrence
X-Ray and Extraction by Gaa
First National Bank Bldg.
Phone 562 Heppner, Oregon
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician & Surgeon
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLDG.
Rec. Phone 1162 Office Phone 493
Jos. J. Nys
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Building, Willow Street
Abstract & Title Co.
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