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    4 Heppner Gazette Times, July 23, 1942
Gazette Times
Established March 30, 1883;
Established November 18, 1897;
Published every Thursday morning by
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, aa second-claas matter.
One Year $2.50
Two Years 4.50
Three Years 6.00
Six Months 1.25
Three Months 65
Single Copies 05
Official Paper for Morrow County
Time To Stop
Oregon railroads are asking the
state highway commission to des
ignate all state highway grade cross
ings of main line railroad tracks in
this state as particularly dangerous
for the duration of the war; meaning
that the commission should require
all traffic to come to a complete stop
before crossing.
Congestion of rail facilities and
inability to maintain regular sched
ules due to' the heavy demand for
moving war materiel not only in
creases the crossing hazard, but af
fords opportunity for great loss in
the war effort through any inter
ference from highway traffic.
A case in point is cited by the
"On May 10th, at 3:20 a.m., four
miles west of Rock Springs, Wyo
ming, Model 'A' Ford, occupied by
three young men, moving from north
to south with a clear view ran into
the side of the twelfth car from rear
end of Extra 9031 East, handling 65
cars, resulting in derailing this car
and the nine following cars, which
fouled westward main track in the
face of passenger Train No. 7 ("The
Challenger'), which was moving at
approximately 60 miles per hour
Engine 803 on Train No. 7 turned
over and seven head cars were de
railed, resulting in injuries to en
gineer, fireman, head brakeman,
baggageman, conductor and Pull
man porter on Train No. 7; also 44
passengers were slightly injured or
"Included in the ten freight cars
which were wrecked were two cars
handling airplane wings, which were
demolished, also six cars of lumber,
the total damage as a result of this
wreck amounting to approximately
"This accident tied up the main
line for twelve hours, resulting in
delaying for ten hours four troop
trains and one military supply train.
Also, there were four tourist cars of
soldiers being handled on rear of
Train No. 7."
This is just one incident. There
have been others where unexcusable
collision of highway traffic with
trains has interefered with a vital
war effort. This incident should in
itself prove to everyone that the
extra minute or two it takes to stop
and make sure before crossing the
rail lines is not only well spent in
protecting one's self, but it a real
patriotio duty in avoiding in any
way an accident to the war machine.
Not only should the highway
commission accede to the reasonable
request of the railroads, but every
driver on the road should impress
upon his conscience his patriotic
duty to stop at all crossings.
Let 'Em Fly
Shipbuilding tycoon Kaiser's plan
for getting the ships out of the
water and putting them into the air
rings like the gong of American
genius that has forever come to the
front when the country faced an em
ergency. It sounds like a big order to build
real cargo airplanes for transport
ing armies and supplies over the
globe. But Mr. Kaiser is used to big
orders, and when he says it can be
done we must believe him. He has
done some of the biggest jobs in the
world, he and his associates the
big California bay bridges, Boulder,
Bonneville, Grand Coulee.
Kaiser says the present line assem
bly shipbuilding plants he is oper
ating can be readily converted into
4 m -yinM jum.'ftt
the same type of factories for the
big air transports; that the switch
over can be made like saying Jack
Robinson, and that 5000 of this type
of ship can be turned off the assem
bly lines the first year, if Uncle Sam
will convert a number of plants now
building the liberty ships.
Kaiser's plan has received popular
acclaim, and it will be heeded in
Washington. The big ships have al
ready been tested and proved, but
Kaiser has still bigger ships in mind
than those presently made. Uncle
Sam will make 'em, and what will
happen to the axis when they get
into service isn't even funny. It will
be the death knell of Hirohito and
Hitler. The resounding hum of the
new factories will be the dirge of
What Mr. Kaiser et al need now
is all the scrap metals we folks back
home can dig up, along with the
money which must go to purchase
war bonds. Let's dig up and let the
empire builders go to work.
While Cigarettes
(The Forest Log)
Studies made by the Bureau of
Standards concerning the cigarette
fire problem show striking facts
which will be of interest to every
fire warden. The bureau's statistics
show that in 1937 a total of 54,000
cigarettes were lighted every second
and that these cigarettes were thrown
away at an average length of one
and one-quarter inches and then
burn 8.5 to 12 minutes. Six out of
nine burn full length
On a dried grass pad with a wind
of three miles per hour, 85.3 per
cent of of the cigarettes ignited the
grass. Average time of ignition, five
minutes. On Douglas fir duff in
Washington, 20 tests set 19 fires. On
rotted Douglas fir wood, 10 tests set
five fires, but the relative humidity
was above 25 per cent which is the
critical point.
The studies by the bureau further
showed that cigar butts go out in 2.3
to 5.17 minutes. They do best in a
high wind. In a 9 to 12 mile wind,
39.3 per cent set fires, in an aver
age time of 2.41 minutes.
With 54,000 cigarettes thrown away
every second, and 19 out of 20 of
them ready for the beginning of an
other forest fire if they land in the
woods the forester does have some
thing to be concerned about.
Mr. and Mrs. Norton Lundell who
have been in defense work in the
Los Angeles district for several
months write that they are getting
along nicely. Mr. Lundell is work
"ing at North American plant, and
Mrs. Lundell is secretary to the die
shop at National Aircraft Equipment
company. Mr. Lundell says they
meet many interesting people one
of whom, an employee at the same
plant where he is working, having
been a former fat boy in "Our Gang"
comedy. He also enjoyed witnessing
a personal appearance and hearing
Brig. Gen. James Doolittle when he
visited the plant recently. They
said to say hello to friends and say
that they may see them about
Chistmas, "if we are lucky."
A G-T want ad will do wonders
if you have anything to sell, trade
or exchange. Results every time.
Copyright 1942, B. P.O. ELKS
Corporation Report
Time Extended
J. W. Maloney, collector of inter
nal revenue, announces that corpor
ations have been granted an exten
sion of time to September 29, 1942,
within which to file capital stock
tax returns for the year ended
June 30, 1942.
It is not necessary to apply for
this extension which is applicable to
all corporations. No interest or pen
alties will be incurred if returns
are filed and the tax paid on or be
fore the date as extended.
Capital stock tax forms for the
year ended June 30, 1942, are not
yet available for distribution. The
collector states that these forms will
not be distributed for some time;
but that they will be mailed directly
to all corporations filing returns in
the district of Oregon, as soon as a
supply has been received from
Washington, D. C.
"I never saw anything like it in
my days of farming," said W. T,
Campbell this morning after just
returning from Lexington where he
saw some of the new grain being
put into the elevator. "In the few
minutes I stood there, some 500 bu
shels disappeared through the floor.
There was never a kernel touched
by hand, just a few levers and but
tons, that's all there was to it." Mr.
Campbell reported good progress on
the elevator addition, and this pio
neer wheatraiser of the Social ridge
section was not a little envious of
the new f angled methods. "In. my
day every bit of that wheat would
have had to be manhandled in sacks
and placed in piles," he opined.
A traveling examiner of operators
and chauffeurs from the office of
the secretary of state, is scheduled
to arrive in Heppner on Thursday,
July 30, and will be on duty at the
city hall between the hours of 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., according to recent
announcement. All those wishing
permits or licenses to drive cars are
asked to get in touch with the ex
aminer during these hours.
, Wasted money is wasted
Ofe lives. Don't waste precious
M lives. Every dollar you can
spare should be used to buy
Y War Bonds. Buy your ten
1 percent every pay day.
Sheriff's Semi-Annual
Report, Jan. 1, 1942,
to July 1,1942
Collections Disbursements
1942 $170,267.14 $170,267.14
1941 11,409.48
1940 1,939.69
1939 1,127.82
1938 1,451.55
1937 53.05
1936 1,396.84
1935-31 6,918.26
1930 & prior .... 2,469.61
Land sales 46,428.89
$243,462.33 $243,462.33
$ 121.75 $ 121.75
$ 363.09 $ 363.09
Sheriff of Morrow County,
By NEVA S. WELLS, Deputy.
County Clerk's Semi-Annual Report, Jan. 1,
1942, to July 1, 1942
Jan. 1 Warrants outstanding - $ 1,461.44
Total of 430 claims allowed by County Court
Warrants issued for above claims 22,732.14
Total warrants paid by Treasurer - 21,577.46
July 1 General Fund Warrants outstanding - $ 2,616.12
Jan. 1 Warrants outstanding $ 3,819.48
Total of 319 claims allowed by County Court
Warrants issued for above claims 32,035.59
Total warrants paid by Treasurer , 31,691.31
July 1 General Road Fund Warrants outstanding $ 4,163.76
Jan. 1 Warrants outstanding $ 00-00
Total of 65 claims paid by County Court
Warrants issued for above claims 6,994.97
Total warrants paid by Treasurer 3,633.57
July 1 Market Road Fund Warrants outstanding $ 3,361.40
Jan. 1 Warrants outstanding $ 37.00
Total of 7 claims allowed by County Court
Warrants issued for above claims 250.60
$ 287.60
Total warrants paid by Treasurer 287.60
One claim allowed by County Court
Warrant issued for claim $ 231.00
Warrant paid by County Treasurer 231.00
Jan. 1 Warrants outstanding $ .75
One claim allowed by County Court
Warrant isued for above claim 750.00
$ 750.75
Total warrants paid by Treasurer 750.00
July 1 Rodent Fund Warrants outstanding $ - .75
June 30, 1942
(Less county owned properties)
Cash in hands of Trea- Assessor's 1942-43 Tax
surer - $253,008.84 Collections ....$ 565.30
Taxes Receivable (Delin- Warrants outstanding
quent) 130,981.64 (General Fund) 2,616.12
Warrants outstanding
(General Roads) 4,163.76
Warrants outstanding
(Market Roads) 3,361.40
Warrants outstanding
(Miscellaneous) .75
Estimated Revenues (Tax
es) 130,416.34
Current Surplus (includes
amounts due all funds) 242,866.81
$383,990.48 $383,990.48
Outstanding Road Bonds $297,500.00
Respectfully submitted,
C. W. BARLOW, County Clerk.
County Treasurer's Semi-Annual Report, Jan.
1,1 942, to July 1,1942
Balance on hand January 1st, 1942 .'. $215,352.11
Taxes from Sheriffs office $197,033.44
Taxes, Assessor's collections 565.30
Land sales 46,428.89
Clerk's office fees 970.60
Dog licenses 540.00
Sheriff's fees and mileage 363.09
Sheriffs temporary auto permits 121.75
Interest on time deposits at bank 250.00
Realty rentals 314.50
Sales and rentals, road department 448.98
Weed control 530.20
Miscellaneous fines 424.50
, State refund on motor fuel 1,024.55
Secretary of State for Motor License fund.... 3,515.65
Secretary of State for Fair fund 376.55
Secretary of State for liquor sales 154.06
Secretary of State for Taylor Grazing Act 228.79
Forest reserve rentals 752.50
State Elementary School fund 7,530.92
Tuition, high school from other counties 103.58
Taxes from Umatilla county (Irrigation) 1,085.43
Miscellaneous refunds 777.57
Miscellaneous items 23.57 $263,564.42
Grand Total $478,916.53
General county expenses $ 21,577.46
General county roads 34,23423
Market roads 3,633.57
General School fund ' 89.30
School district specials 100,037.84
Elementary schools 7,374.72
Non-High School District funds 3,938.88
School districts bond and interest accounts 16,238.50
City specials 12,055.23
County bonds redeemed 8,500.00
Interest on county road bonds 7,483.50
Irrigation district orders 4,872.37
Union High School reconstruction account 1,623.30
Forest fire patrol 2,970.91
Claims on Dog fund 287.60
Rodent control - 750.00
Fines sent State Game Commission 6.25
Taylor Grazing Act - 231.00
Official surveys 3.03 $225,907.69
Balance on hand - $253,008.84
LEON W. BRIGGS, Morrow County Treasurer.