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of ihe War
(Summary of information on the
important developments of the week
made available by official sources
through noon EWT, Monday, June 1.)
' Army Air Forces Commander Ar
nold told a press conference in Lon
don that United States fighter and
bomber planes will soon join the
British Air Force in bombing Ger
many. U. S. Pilots will have their
own air fields and ground crews, he
said. "We shall hit the enemy hard
and relentlesly until his military
power has been broken," Gen. Ar
nold said. "It is obvious that no
offensive against Nazi-occupied Eu
rope can succeed without air sup
eriority and we mean to have it.'.'
Army services of Supply Chief
Somervell, also in London, said U.
S. and British officials are working
on a program to standardize mili
tary equipment, including tanks and
planes, so such equipment may be
exchanged freely. Chief of the Staff
Marshall said American troops are
"landing in England and they will
land in France."
Under Secretary of War Patter
son reported the President's goal of
60,000 planes in 1942 will be sur
passed "by a substantial margin,"
and tank and ammunition produc
tion are keeping pace with sched
ules. He said Army Ordnance mon
thly deliveries are 458 times as great
as two years ago. The WPB said
production of new machine tools is
72 percent above last year.
The House passed and returned
to the Senate legislation setting up
a smaller War Plants Corporation
which would make loans to small
firms to enable them to obtain war
contracts. The Commerce Deparment
issued suggeted procedures for es
tablishing business wartime clinics
to aid local business men in working
out current problems of dislocation
and changes in their businesses.
Army Expansion and Training
Chief of Staff Marshall announc
ed there will be nearly 4,500,000 sol
diers under army by the end of 1942,
rather than 3,600,000 as originally
planned at the start of the war. Dur- '
ing the past four weeks alone the
Army strength has been increased
by 300,000 men, he said. The Civil
Aeronautic Administration called for
volunteers to be trained as glider
pilots in the Army Air Forces. The
glider training is open to men 18
to 35 holding pilot licenses of pri
vate grade or higher, to graduates
of CAA program and to pilots com
pleting 200 or more glider flights.
The War Department said medi
cal students who have completed ad
vanced ROTC courses and have been
accepted as matriculants in an ap
proved school of medicine will be
commissioned Second Lieutenants
and placed on a deferred duty stat
us. The Senate completed Con
gressional action on a bill increas
ing the number of cadets each Mem
Continued on Page Four
New Ruling Told
Morrow county local board reports
men cleared for service since last
report as follows: William S. Ben
nett who enlisted in the army May
28; transfers Ivan Donovan, induct
ed into army; Raymond Howell, en
listed in army; Steve Holtkamp, in
ducted into army, and Henry Porter
Graham, tranfer from local board,
accepted for induction.
A new ruling effective July 1, pro
vides that every selectee accepted
for service will be put in the re
serves and given 14 days to return
home before reporting for service
unless he prefers to go immediately
into service, and at that time the
present furlough system will be dis
continued, the board announces.
GAME VIOLATORS FINED
Francis Ray Davis was fined $50
plus $4 costs on each of two counts,
for possession and sale of deer meat
on hearing in justice court here
Monday, and Don Greenup was as
sessed $5 plus $4 costs for slaying
deer out of season. Rodger Thomas,
state police, and C. J. D. Bauman,
sheriff, made the- arrest Sunday
when they allegedly found Davis
serving deer meat at the Hayden
mill boarding house where $1.55 a
day board was being charged.
Volume 59, Number 10
One Pound Meted
For Each Four
The Office of Price Aministration
has amended the sugar rationing
regulations to make more liberal the
amounts of sugar available for home
Under the amendment, home can
ners may now obtain one pound of
sugar for every four quarts of fin
ished canned fruit. An additional
one pound per year for each person
in the family may be obtained for
making jams, jellies, preserves, and
The rationing of sugar for home
canning of fruits will be made by
local rationing boards largely on the
basis of the amount of home can
ning an individual or family unit
has normally done, availability of
fruits, and other factors.
Applicants for sugar for home can
ning may obtain certificates for pur
chasing such sugar by filing OPA
application form R-315 with the lo
cal rationing board. The person ap
plying for sugar in behalf of a fam
ily unit or as an individual must
give the local board the following
1. Names of the consumers on
whose behalf the application is filed
and the serial numbers of their war
2. The number of quarts of fruit
canned in the preceding calendar
3. The number of quarts of home
canned fruit in possession of the in-
. dividwil or family unit making the
4. The number of quarts of fruit
to be canned during the period for
which the application is being made.
5. Whether sugar is' to be used for
6. The excess supply on hand at
the time of registration for war ra
If any of the sugar allotted for
home canning is not used in accord
ance with regulations, stamps will
be removed from War Ration Books
equivalent in weight value to the
amount of sugar improperly used.
None of the sugar available for
canning fresh fruits can be used for
making jams, jellies, preserves, and
fruit butters. However, sugar ob
tained on the basis of the stamps in
war ration books may be used for
The time and places at which ap
plications may be filed for sugar for
home canning will be announced
later by local boards. For complete
text of order see Federal Register
for May 21, 1942, page 3783.
Pacific coast oil refiners have ex
pressed interest in processing trial
plantings of new farm crops grown
here for essential oils used in paints
and varnishes, according to H. W.
Derry, manager of the new indus
tries department of Pacific Power &
Derry recently made agreement
with the National Farm Chemurgic
council to secure castor bean, Rus
sian mammoth sunflower and cor
iander seeds, all sources of oils
that were imported from foreign
countries before the outbreak of
Kenneth House, local P. P. & L.
manager, aided in trial plantings
made in the Heppner area this
spring, with C. D. Conrad, county
agent assisting in the ditribution,
and Nick Faler of Boardman assist
ing with plantings in the north end
of Morrow county.
Miss Jeanette Blakely of Portland
was a week-end visitor here.
Business Era Passes
For Old Frontier Town
Back in the days when Stansbury
flat saw its first business venture
and what later grew to be the city
of Heppner was known as New Chi
cago, there started another trading
center twenty miles to the south
called by Yellow Dog. Not all the
residents agreed to the name, old
timers say, so one section called it
self Dog Town.
Like New Chicago, Yellow Dog
and Dog Town, later took cognizance
of themselves by the names of their
early day leaders, and the latter be
came known as Hardman which for
many years was a thriving trading
post and famous stage coach stop
in the days when Canyon City and
Burns received their mail through
Long Beach Folk
On Visit Live Next
To Morrow Pioneer
News does get around. So
thinks Elton Robinson, cashier at
the local P. P. & L. office.
Visitors at the Robinson home
this week were Mr. and Mrs.
George Stockton and Mrs. Mar
garet Glendenning of Long Beach,
Cal., who knew of the Robinsons'
arrival in Heppner recently even
before the Robinsons had written
The answer: The Long Beach
folk live neighbors to Mrs. C. T.
Walker, pioneer Morrow county
resident who had informed them
from an item read in the Gazette
War Bond Quota
$46,300 for June
In announcing Morrow county's
war bond quota of $46,300 for June,
Ray Conway, state administrator, re
ports that preliminary figures indi
cate that Oregon has raised its May
quota of $5,610,000. Work started
Monday to raise the state's June
quota of $7,740,000.
Figures from banks and postoffices
in Multnomah county add up to $3,
132,000, the quota figure, with a
comfortable margin over, it was de
clared by, Larry Hilaire, county
Practically all of the other 35
counties in the state will make their
quotas, it was stated by Allan Rine
hart, deputy administrator. Several
reached their goals days ago and will
show surpluses whsn all figures are
Counties that have already noti
fied Mr. Rinehart that they reached
the figures set for them for May
include Crook, Wallowa, Harney,
Union, Washington, Hood River,
Klamath and Umatilla. Reports
from others are expected to be in
early this coming week.
"The quota for May was taken ir.
stride by Oregon," Conway declared.
"But the June figure, upped from
$5,610,000 to $7,746,000, means that
everyone must got in and work.
Groundwork must also be laid for
a further increase to $9,600,000 for
July and for succeeding months.
"The payroll savings plan of pur
chase of war bonds will from now
on be the most important factor in
reaching our goal each month. To
date we have worked hard at in
stalling this plan in all firms in the
state. Those who have enrolled un
der this plan must realize that if w i
are to make our quotas, the portion
of pay set as a minimum by the U.
S. Treasury department, ten per
cent, must be subscribed. While
the plan will continue to be volun
tary, at least for the present, this
minimum figure should be regarded
as a real obligation for every Am
erican that can possibly spare this
much each pay day."
Mr. and Mrs. William Driskell of
Pendleton visited relatives here on
It is sad to note in the items from
our Hardman correspondent this
week that with the departure of its
last storekeeper who goes to work
in the war industries, that Hardman
is now without a store. Its gasoline
service station also recently closed,
leaving the little town without bus
inesses of any sort to serve them,
except for the postoffice.
Analysis of all the causes leading
to this situation may be left for the
individual observer. It has been a
gradual, and long-developing pro
cess such as has taken toll on all
small service communities. None
theless, memories of the brighter
days will be dear, and a number of
people who lately found convenience
by trading in the little town will
find living a little harder.
Heppner's municipal plunge was
filled Monday for the first time this
season and people who have visited
the pool since have been accorded
free swimming privilege. This priv
ilege will be continued until Satur
day, announces Harold W.. Buhman,
Beginning Saturday paid ad
missions will be put into effect,
with the schedule announced as
Season tickets: individual $4, two
(in same family) $6; family $7.
Single swims: Adult 25c, high
school students 15c, under 12 10c;
pre-school children (under 6) free.
The wading pool for kiddies will
be open from 2 to 6, and 7 to 9 daily.
Charge of 25 cents will, be made for
suit and towel for men or boys.
First Aid Instructors'
Course Starts June 8
Morrow county chapter of the
American Red Cross will present
Hans Groening of San Francisco as
instructor for the instructors' course
in first aid, June 8-13, at 7:30 p.m.,
probably in the Christian church
basement. The meeting place will
be definitely known June 8.
The Pacific area office of the Red
Cross is sending Mr. Groening to give
this instructors' course at no cost to
the local chapter. Anyone who has
had the advanced course, or instruc
tors who wish refresher courses are
eligible to take this work.
Please enroll for this course now
with Rose Leibbrand, county chair
man, at Humphreys Drug store.
W. 0. Dix Store
Closing Out Stock
The W. O. Dix grocery store in
the Masonic building announced with
signs on windows this week that
everything in the store, stock and
equipment was being closed out at
wholesale prices or lower, and im
mediately began clearing its shelves.
Mr. Dix said he was quitting busi
ness due to rising costs. No an
nouncement has been made of fur
ther occupancy of the store room.
Charles W. Barlow was elected to
head the Lions club for the ensuing
year as the result of balloting at
Monday's meeting. Lee Howell was
named first vice president; Bruce
Stewart, second vice president;
Kenneth House, secretary; J. O.
Turner, lion tamer; Howard Bryant,
tailtwister; L. D. Tibbies and A. D.
McMurdo, directors. C. J. D. Bau
man was appointed installing officer
for installation slated the first week
RATIONING SIGN SHOWN
Someone is getting short of sugar.
A local restaurant, still leaving su
gar shakers on its table, found two
of them missing one morning this
Thursday, June4, 1942
Jap Attack on Dufcfi I
Harbor Brings Alert
To Morrow County
New Blackout Rules
Issued for Heppner;
Wardens to Meet
A fire and blackout siren test
to compare the different signals
is called by Mayor J. O. Turner
for Saturday, June C at 11:55 a.m.
Fire siren 30 seconds, at 12.
Blackout siren Four 30 second
blasts with 10 second intervals.
Bombing of Dutch Harbor in Una
laska yesterday by Japanese planes,
officially anounced by the navy de
partment, brought increased alert
throughout the Pacific war area, and
emphasizes the need for citizens of
Morrow county to look to defense
duties, says J. O. Turner, county
(The official communique said
Dutch Harbor on Unalaska island
where United States air bases are
located was bombed twice ini six
hours by 15 fighter and four bomb
ing planes. Details as to damage
were not revealed.)
Alert preparations were already
under way here when news of the
Dutch Harbor bombing was receiv
ed, as Monday evening the county
defense council met with the city
council and passed new blackout
regulations, effective tomorrow, June
5, as follows:
1. Blackouts will be called only
on request of military authorities,
except short practice blackouts,
when notification will be given pub
lic in advance through posters,
newspaper and radio. . ,
2. Blackout signal for Heppner:
Four 30 second blasts with 10 sec
ond interval between each.
3. All clear signal: One continu
ous 2 minute blast.
4. No lights must be turned on
until after the all-clear signal.
5. All lights in windows of busi
ness houses and all neon signs must
be out within 5 minutes after black
6. When blackout siren sounds, all
persons in cars must drive to curb
immediately and turn out lights.
Cars coming into city will be halted
at city entrances.
7. Blackout must be complete at
all times, whether in practice or real
A meeting of air raid wardens has
been called by Lee Howell, chief, at
7 o'clock tomorow evening at the
Changes Set by AAA
A deferred payment plan and a
new closing date for the new three
year crop insurance contract offer
ed Oregon wheat growers for the
first time this year was announced
this week by the state AAA office.
Growers may pay the premium for
the three-year term insurance in
annual installments to be due about
harvest time, the exact date to be
announced later. Farmers planting
winter wheat this fall will have un
til September 30 to take out insur
ance this year, and the final date for
spring wheat insurance has, been
extended to March 15, 1943.
All members of American Legion
Auxiliary are urgently requested to
be present at the last meeting for
the season to be held at the home
of Mrs. Harold Cohn next Monday
evening. Questionairres will be fill
ed out at that time. Mrs. Lucy Rod
gcrs will be hostess.
BAND INSTRUCTOR NAMED
L. Blanchard of Imbler was elect
ed at Monday evening's school board
meeting to succeed Harold W. Buh
man as grade school principal, eighth
grade instructor and band director
for the coming year.