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IFire Anniversary Time
For Renewed Vigilance
Salem, August 13 (Special)
The most fearsome and horrible
force on earth is a forest fire, racing
at express-train speed, devouring
everything in its path. Oregon this
year has been spared such disasters
as the Tillamook forest fire which
started exactly nine years ago today
and consumed in 11 inferno-like
days 330,000 acres of the best virgin
timber in the world and countless
thousands of wild game, and $350,
000,000 in payrolls and values to the
"What better opportunity could
be used than the ninth anniversary
of the disasrous Tillamook fire in
1933 to impress upon the people of
Oregon the grave and threatening
months just ahead of us," said State
Forester Nelson S. Rogers. "I hope
our people have not become too
complacent because of the rains we
have had this summer. This year
is very similar to 1936, when on
September 23rd the holocaust known
as the Bandon fire, claimed 11 lives
as it literally exploded and took
thousands of acres of rich timber
Important, too, on this anniver
sary of the Tillamook forest fire is
the announcement from Orville Mil
ler, Portland lumberman, speaking
for a group of loggers and lumber
men of the region burned by this
fire: "Last year, before Pearl Har
1xr, a group of lumbermen in this
region decided to remove from the
eyes of the traveler the scars left
by this fire. We decided to under
write the cost of a project for re
planting of the area along the high
way for a good distance on either side
Pierre of the Plains
John Carroll, Ruth Hussey,
Thrills and action in the Northwest
with the Mounted Police.
Secret Agent of Japan
Preston Foster, Lynn Ban,
Tearing the' cover off the plot against
Pearl Harbor, this thrilling adven
ture story has loads of appeal for
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn
Grayson, John Carroll
Abbott and Costello in their funniest
picture to date, this comedy-with-music
is good news for theatregoers
looking for a laugh.
Who Is Hope Schuyler?
Joseph Allen Jr., Mary Howard,
Sheila Ryan, Ricardo Cortez
This story, different from the usual
mystery story, moves along at a fast
pace and maintains interest through
John Wayne, Randolph Scott,
Marlenc Dietrich, Margaret
Lindsay, Harry Carey
That Rex Beach classic of fisticuffs
in the Klondike.
: plus :
THE MARCH OF TIME:
Men In Washington
What's going on today in the capital
of the United Nations . . . candid
studies of the men who are running
the war ... see how people work
and live in wartime Washington.
and from Sunset Camp on west
wherever natural reforestation has
not been effective. We asked the in
dustry foresters, Warren G. Tilton,
chief, and C O. Marston and Char
les Reynolds, to prepare a sound
reforestation program, which they
have done. Now, however, labor re
quired to plant such an area is
needed in the war effort, so we will
have to wait the start of this project
until labor is available."
"This replanting project is one of
the finest plans developed to im
prove this right-of-way and the men
who have conceived it are deserving
of credit and support by the people
of the state," Nelson S. Rogers re
marked when told' of the plan of
Orville Miller and his associates.
"This area is an eye sore for sev
eral miles west of the Sunset Camp.
However, large areas of the Tilla
mook burn have reseeded naturally.
One survey we took showed as much
as 75 percent of the land restocked
from seeds left by the 1933 fire.
"Our big job right now is to see
that fires such as destroyed the
great virgin forests of Clatsop and
Tillamook counties does not happen
again," Rogers went on. In 1868
nearly 300,000 acres went up in
srnoke in the Coos Bay fire which
started in September. Again in
September, but in 1902, the terribly
devastating Columbia river fire,
known also as the Yacolt fire, took
39 lives and countless acres of tim
ber. August and September are the
dangerous fire months in northwest
forest history. Probably the most
devastating of all these late fall
blazes was the Idaho fire of 1910
where 85 people lost their lives and
one million acres burned. This fire
started on August .25, when as one
eye witness recalls, "the whole
world seemed to burst into spon
Figures at the office of State For
ester Rogers indicate that the fire
season to date in Oregon has been
the best in history with a record of
only 89 man made fires and a total
of only 137 acres burned on pro
tected land. This very record alone
may be the worst handicap the rest
of the fire season in the opinion of
Forester Rogers who feels that cit
izens who use the forests may be
ccme overly confident and unduly
complacent because of the late rains
and apparent wet condition of the
CALL FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received until
August 15, 1942, for transporting el
ementary pupils of the Hodsdon
school district No. 50 into Lexington.
MERLE MILLER, Chairman,
R. B. RICE, Clerk.
We go out and fix anything on
ranches. Just telephone 822.
& Repair Shop
GEORGE GRIMPS - Hermiston, Ore.
Thursday. August 20
Have sold my ranch and will sell at public auction the fol
lowing at my place 7 miles S. W. of Hermiston or 2 miles
South of Westland school.
40 HEAD CATTLE 40
25 Head Dairy Cows Some Durham, some will freshen soon.
4 Young Steers 10 Head Durham Heifers
1 2-Year-Old Durham Bull, Milking strain
All cattle tested this month for T. B. and Bangs
4 Brood Sows Three of these to farrow at time of sale.
24 Feeder Pigs, 1 Team of Horses (Blacks) 1300 lbs. each - 7
years old; Farm Machinery;. Poultry ;Miscellaneous Items.
SALE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 10:30 TERMS CASH
V..R. Runnion, Auctioneer
B. I. WHITNEY, Clerk
FREE LUNCH AT NOON BRING YOUR OWN SUGAR
By MRS. J. A. SHOUN
Mr. and Mrs. Brockmeir and son
Don from Portland came up Satur
day and took their daughter and
husband, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Good
man with them to Spokane to see
a son, Glen, there who is in the arm
ed forces. ;
Mrs. Ray Coulter went to Her
miston Thursday and Mr. Coulter
went to Pendleton.
Glen Dennon has rented the Fred
Caldwell place and is moving their
belongings in. They have four chil
dren. Mr. Caldwell has moved his
stuff up to Umatilla and will stay
with his sister, Mrs. Pearl Potts and
his mother, Grandma Caldwell.
Mrs. Elmer Rucher left Sunday
evening for Wallowa to go to the
funeral , of her brother, Thomas
Lathrop, who died there a few days
ago. She has a brother, Duane, who
works at the Umatilla ordnance de
pot, who also went.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Grim, the H.
H. Whipples, Mrs. Sites and son and
Mrs. Rutledge were all Hermiston
Mr. and Mrs. Laron and Mr. and
Mrs. Evans got back from Lewiston,
Idaho, Saturday. They had been up
there to see Marion Edward Evans.
Rev. Edward Harness spent Sun
day in Irrigon with his family who
have spent a week in Irrigon visiting
friends. He preached at the Pente
costal church Sunday morning.
The Warner and Harness families
had a lawn dinner at Mrs. J. W.
Warner's Sunday. Little Beth War
ner's friends had a surprise birthday
party for her Monday.
The Ladies Aid met at the Pres
byterian church and quilted. They
Mr. and Mrs. James Shoun stop
ped Saturday to see his mother,
Mrs. J. A. Shoun, on his way to
Kelso, Wash. They were accompan
ied by Mrs. Cantwell of Walla Walla.
Frank Rider, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Grim and Mrs. J. A. Shoun spent
several hours with Avery Shoun
Sunday at the Heppner ranch.
Mrs. Jack Smith took her three
children to Hermiston and had their
tonsils removed, returning with
Ladd Sherman is going to Portland
The 4-H girls sewing club is meet
ing at Mrs. Jack Browning's, Friday
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Rand made a
trip to Walla Walla Sunday.
The C. W. Grims went to Hermis
Mrs. Umaker and two children
have gone home to Castle Rock af
ter spending several weeks witl
her mother, Mrs. Leicht.
Ernest and Roy Bediwell went
to Yakima Tuesday to get fruit.
Jack McFall spent a short time
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
McFall. and his grandmother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bediwell and
Mrs. Oscar Breeding of Spray came
to Irrigon Monday. The Bediwells
are staying with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Emory Bediwell, and Mrs.
Breeding is visiting with the David
J. A. Shoun was an Irrigon vis
itor Tuesday. He helped put his
third crop up on the lower place.
Heppner Gazette Times, August 13, 1942 5
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