Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, May 21, 1942, Image 1

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A Week
of the War
(Summary of information on the
important developments of the week
made available by official sources
through 5 p.m., EWT, Monday, May
The White House reported the na
tion's vast cargo ship construction
program is on schedule and "the
American people can be assured that -the
shipyards will do the job assign
ed to them." The statement said
shipyards delivered 120 new vessels
in the first 130 days of this year, 20
percent more than were built in all
of 1941, and the production peak has
not yet been reached,
American shipyards are building
merchant vessels faster than ever
before in the history of the world,
the White House said Cargo ships
are being built in less than one-half
the time originally allotted "The
progress made thus far is easing our
shipping problem, but there will be
a shortage of ships until sinkings
throughout the world are brought
under better control and the ship
building program gets into full pro
duction," the statement said.
Army-Navy War Review
A joint Army-Navy communique
reviewed the progress of the war to
date. The communique said that
during a period of preparation for
offensive action, a "number of suc
cessful thrusts" at the Japanese had
worked a "lasting effect upon the
strategic situation." Among such
strokes it listed the Naval raids on
the Gilbert and Marshall Islands,
Wake Island, Marcus Island, and the
bombing of Japan itself. It included
also the destruction of Japanese
ships in the battles of the Coral Sea
and Macassar Straits, the accom
plishments of American submarines
in the Far Pacific and the numerous
raids by American planes based on
The joint communique also re
ported that during the first three
weeks of the war, about 600,000 Am
erican troops moved to battle sta
tions, many of them overseas. Uni
fied command is now in effect in ev
ery theater of war. The defense of
the Philippines, the communique
said, "demonstrated the comparative
weakness of the Japanese as an in
dividual fighter," a factor which
"alone forebodes disaster for the en
emy Japanese in the future when
the battle is met on terms approach-
ing equality."
Cost of Living
The Office of Price Administra
tion said the general ceiling on re
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First Aid Instructors'
Course Set June 8-1 3
The Morrow county chapter of
the Red Cross will sponsor an in
structors' course in first aid to be
given in Heppner, June 8-13, by a
qualified instructor sent from San
Francisco, at no cost to the local
Anyone desiring to take this course
must present the following require
ments: Completion of the advanced
first aid course and willingness to
give first aid instruction if called
upon to do so. Instructors who wsh
to renew their credentials, or to
take the course as a refresher class
are eligible.
Those wishing to take the class
beginning Monday, June 8, and con
tinuing for five consecutive nights
will please sign up with Rose Leib
brand at Humphreys Drug store.
The Morrow county chapter has
been assigned 200 comfort kits for
the boys in the armed services, Miss
Leibbrand reported. The khaki and
tape will be supplied by the San
Francisco office and the contents will
cost about one dollar. At present
the war department needs 300,000
kits from the U. S. as a whole.
The contents of the kit, which are
not supplied the men except in this
manner, include a small soap box
and soap, deck of cards, package of
cigarettes, shoe polishing cloth, pen
cil, package of envelopes and paper,
chewing gum, pair of shoe laces,
water proof match box, razor blades
pocket size book, sewing case and
These comfort kits will be made
as soon as possible and letters have
been sent to the various units in the
county concerning the production of
the kits.
Volume 59, Number 8
Snell, Wallace,
Stockman, Pierce
Are Voters' Choice
Johnson, McNamer
Get Bid for Judge
and Commissioner
"As Morrow county goes, so goes
Oregon" again held true in last Fri
day's primary balloting. With Snell
and Wallace their parties' choice for
the fall governorship race, both held
substantial leads in this county. The
vote: Snell 416, Sprague 291; Wallace
120, Latourette 68.
Morrow county also upheld the
district's selection for state and na
tional representatives. McNary beat
Geary 583-106 here in the largest
landslide recorded to help his over
whelming endorsement for the GOP
U. S. senatorial nomination.
Stockman 452, Klemme 186; and
Pierce 200, Mack 51, is the way Mor
row county republicans and demo
crats voted respectively for the na
tional congress seat
Heading interest in local races was
the republican judgeship contest in
which Johnson, the incumbent, beat
Peck, 387-299. Secondly was the re
publican commissioner contest in
which McNamer beat Ferguson 346
330. Briggs took the nod over Dix for
treasurer in the republican ranks,
In the one non-partisan contest
for supreme court judge, Brand re
ceived 651 votes to 248 for Ashurst.
Work of local boards was compli
cated by a total of 183 write-ins.
Only announced write-in candidate,
Henry Peterson for state represen
tative received a- total of 154 votes
from his republican partisans here,
and is expected to have the second
nomination for this position from his
party. Giles French is the other re
publican nominee, while Henry Ai
ken received the endorsement of the
democrats. Johnson, polling 59 dem
ocratic write-in votes to 27 for Peck,
received democratic endorsement for
judge, along with the republican.
A total republican vote of 717 was
cast, representing 58 percent of the
registered voters, and 267 democrats
visited the polls for a 37 percent
representation of the total number of
registered voters. The average vote
cast in this county was approximate
ly 45 per cent.
The county USDA War Board has
been designated to handle applica
tions for construction of farm build
ings and agricultural processing
plants otherwise prohibited by the
War Production board's recent buil
ding conservation order, Henry Ba
ker, USDA War board chairman,
announced yesterday.
To conserve war materials, the
WPB has restrcted the use of ma
terials for construction which ex
ceeds certain definite limits, the
chairman pointed, out. Special
WPB authorization is necessary
before construction can be started,
with the following exceptions:
Farm residences costing less than
Farm buildings, fences, irrigation
and drainage structures costing less
than $1000.
Storage, processing, marketing or
other off-farm facilities for fan.:
products costing less than $5000.
The order also does not affect con
struction started before April 9, 1942,
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Paul Doolittle enlisted in the navy
at Pendleton on Wednesday last
week, and reported to Portland on
Saturday, from where he was sent
to San Diego for training. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Doo
little, and a student at Oregon State
Abstract of Morrow County Primary Vote
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Geary 0 6 1 7 3 4 12 6 6 12 28 0 21 106
McNary 10 41 33 14 13 33 92 14 17 66 148 11 91 583
Klemme 1 12 16 4 2 6 28 5 9 17 44 7 35 186
Stockman 9 33 16 16 11 22 72 12 13 5S 121 3 66 452
Snell 5 29 17 10 15 35 65 11 19 49 89 2 70 416
Sprague 4 19 18 11 1 4 41 10 4 28 96 9 46 291
Farrell 8 36 31 15 10 28 92 13 20 70 157 7 91 578
Kimsey 6 29 23 12 10 19 78 11 20 57 123 7 75 470
Ellis 10 37 28 13 11 26 89 16 21 61 126 6 73 517
French 8 34 28 9 7 20 67 12 20 59 126 6 83 479
Peterson 2 0 4 12 4 10 7 0 0 13 66 5 31 154
Johnson 3 27 30 15 7 11 78 14 7 28 100 5 62 387
Peck 7 18 3 4 9 28 26 6 15 50 81 5 47 299
Ferguson 5 24 17 7 8 23 37 7 7 40 96 1 58 330
McNamer 5 18 17 14 7 16 62 7 15 34 86 10 55 346
Briggs 9 30 32 18 13 34 86 15 14 64 123 10 75 523
Dix 1 12 1 2 3 5 20 2 9 10 61 1 39 166
Milne 2 11 3 2 0 4 9 5 0 1 16 1 16 70
Whitbeck 4 22 3 9 6 5 16 5 3 13 19 1 13 119
Mack 4 11 050343 1 5 10 05 51
Pierce 4 35 6 10 6 9 27 8 1 18 38 5 33 200
Fretvvell 3 11 0000240 0312 26
Latourette 1 11 1 3 3 2 4 3 2 6 21 0 11 68
Wallace :. 4 20 5 8 3 7 18 31 1 9 19 2 21 120
Lambert 8 36 6 9 5 8 20 6 2 15 32 4 27 178
Hyde 7 26 5 8 5 10 19 8 2 13 29 4 27 163
Aiken 7 36 5 12 5 10 22 7 3 18 32 1 30 188
Wells 8 38 5 15 6 13 29 10 3 19 34 4 38 222
Tamblyn . 7 23 3 8 4 8 24 7 2 151 28 0 31 160
Paul C. Brown is the first Hepp
ner bey to be reported missing in
action. Official word from the war
department received this morning
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris
P. Brown, said that Paul's where
abouts had not been determined
since surrender of the Philippines,
where he was last known to have
seen service.
The communication stated fur
ther that it was hoped the Jap
anese government would soon give
a list of American prisoners thru
Geneva, but until that time no
means may be had of knowing
whether the young man were tak
en prisoner.
Paul is the second Morrow coun
ty boy to have been reported
missing, the first, Clayton Davis
who enlisted while residing at
Lexington was reported missing
following the Battle of the Java
City Plunge to Open
June 1, Expected
Heppner's municipal plunge will
open sometime about the first of
June, according to present plans,
announced Dr. L. D. Tibbies, chair
mon of the council's swimming pool
committee, this morning.
Harold Buhman, qualified Red
Cross life-saver and swimming in
structor, has been retained to man
age the pool for the season.
Eastern Oregon College of Educa
tion, La Grande, May 20. Kathryn
Parker, Heppner, has been selected
as one of the six princesses to at
tend the queen of Evensong in the
annual Evensong program which will
be held on the grand stairway of the
college Thursday evening, May 28,
beginning at 8:15 o'clock.
Word just received by Heppner
friends announced the promotion of
Frank C. Alfred, Morrow county dis
trict attorney on leave with the arm
ed forces, has been promoted to the
rank of captain.
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, May 21, 1942
The Office of Price Administra
tion has requested that registration
for gasoline rationing be administer
ed through the public elementary
schools just as was registration for
sugar rationing.
Registration for gasoline ration
ing will be held May 28, 29, 30.
People are urged to register on
the 28th and 29th if possible.
Fewer registration sites for gaso
line have been set up for Morrow
county than were used for the su
gar registration but these have been
distributed so that no one will have
to travel a great distance in order
to register. People may register at
any one of the centers, but they
are requested to register at the cen
ter nearest their homes. Registration
centers and administrators for Mor
row county are as follows:
Heppner, A. H. Blankenship; Lena,
Mrs. Kathleen Hisler; Willow Way,
School Dist. No. 3, Mrs. A. T. Har
ris; Morgan, Mrs. Echo Palmateer;
Rhea Creek, School Dist. No. 6, Mrs.
Pearl Wright; Cecil, Mrs. Beth
Hynd; Irrigon, Ladd Sherman; Lex
ington, T. R. Burton; Boardman, Bob
Pine City and Alpine, Mrs. Faye
Finch; Eight Mile (Liberty, Hail
Ridge), Mrs. Edith Batty; lone, Mrs.
Rachel Dick; Gooseberry, Raymond
Lundell; Hardman, Mrs. Iris Bran
non; School Dist. No. 42, Mrs. Betty
Estberg; School Dist. No. 59, Mrs.
Margaret Cason.
Grand jury for the June term of
circuit court returned two true bills
and one not true bill after deliber
ating at the courthouse Monday.
Grand jurors were Ralph I Thomp
son, Noah E. Pettyjohn, Cornett
Green, Else M. Petersen, Cecil
Thorne, W. T. Gerard and Herman
J. Green.
The seventh and eighth grades of
the Lexington schools recently pur
chased an $18.75 war bond.
With Graduation
Tomorrow Evening
Dr. Crane Relieves
Dr. Giersbach as
Exercise Speaker
Climax of a busy week of school
closing activities comes tomorrow
evening with graduating exercises
for 27 high school seniors.
Last Fridy evening the public re
ceived a treat at the annual free
band concert. Saturday evening the
junior-senior banquet followed by
junior prom were highlights. Today
students are finishing their exam
inations, and tomorrow Heppner and
lone high schools will join in an all
school picnic.
Last minute word from Dr. Wal
ter G. Giersbach, president of Pa
cific university, told of his inability
to deliver the commencement ad
dress as announced last week, and
his place will be filled by Dr. Ger
trude Boyd Crane, dean of women
at Pacific.
Prelude, "Love Theme from Ro
meo and Juliet," Tschaikowsky, will
be played at the piano by Jean Tur
ner. Norbert E. Peavy will play the
processional, "Pomp and Circum
stance March," Adolph Schmidt. Rev.
S. D. Spiesz will pronounce invoca
tion, and Lucille Barlow will sing "I
Love Life," Irwin M. Cassel, pre
ceding the address.
Following the address will be a
vocal trio, "Ride Out on Wings of
Song," J. W. Haywood and W. Ber
wald, by Lucille Barlow, Dorotha
Wilson and Peg Tamblyn; presenta
tion of Jane Mitchell trophy, by
Jane Boyer; presentation of honor
plaque, by Lyle Swenson, high
school principal; presentation of
Norton Winnard cup, representative
of Class of 1918; presentation of
Class of 1942, Alden II. Blankenship,
superintendent of schools; presenta
tion of diplomas, Charles W. Barlow,
chairman of school board.
The class roll includes Lucille Bar
low, Merle Burkenbine, Jackson
Cantwell, Mildred Clary, Calvin
Crawford, George Davidson, Frances
Egan, Joe Farley, Dick Ferguson,
Kay Ferguson, Dorothy Green, Eli
zabeth Healy, Helen Healy, Wanda
Howell, Wilm'a Hudson, Ellen Hugh
es, Constance Instone, Bill Padberg,
Bob Pinckney, Betty Rood, Bill
Scrivner, John Skuzcski, Claude
Snow, Tom Starkey, Margaret Tam
blyn, Ralph Taylor and Birdine
The class motto is "Sail On Tho
the Sea of Life May Be Rough; the
class Colors, lavendar and silver, and,
flower, lilac.
Rose Leibbrand Gets
State BPW Office
Rose Leibbrand was elected first
vice-president of the Oregon State
Federation of B. P. W. clubs at the
state convention held at Roseburg,
May 16-17. She previously held the
office of eastern Oregon district
chairman. This is the first time an
eastern Oregon district club has
been honored .with an administrative
Florence Bergstrom, president of
the local group, attended the state
convention and gave the annual re
port of the year's activities. She
received special commendation for
increaing membership in the Hepp
ner club 200 per cent.
Miss Irene Zinter was married to
Echo B. Neal, instructor in fleet
landing force at San Diego, in a
ceremony performed at Yuma, Ari
zona on April 16, Rev. Raymond C.
Acheson officiating, according to
announcement made by the bride's
mother. Mrs. Neal is manager of
Morrow County Credit bureau. She
and her mother returned to Heppner
following the ceremony, and a trip
which included visits to Mexico
and points in California.
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