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About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 27, 1942)
Reese Burkenbine went to Pen
dleton Tuesday evening to report
at the navy recruiting station at the
end of a five-day leave period, af
ter having been accepted for enlist
ment. He enlisted for a regular two
year hitch with privilege of reenlist
ing for six years at the end of the
first two years.
Orrin and Katherine Bisbee ar
rived. Sunday at the home of their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Bisee,
for a two weeks' visit. Orrin is
located with Standard Oil company
in San Francisco and Miss Bisbee is
county health nurse in Clackamas
Morrow county friends and rela
tives received word of the trans
fer of Lt. Bertha Akers and Lt. Ha
zel Adkins from Ft. Lewis to Ft.
Stevens. Both are army nurses and
may be addressed care of the sta
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Kinton of
Kemmerer, Wyo., have announced
the arrival of a baby daughter, Sha
ron Louise, born at that place, Aug
ust 20. Mrs. Kinton is the daughter
of L. D. Neill of this city.
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eye-Sight Spe
cialist of Pendleton will be at the
HEPPNER HOTEL on WEDNES
DAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Smith re
turned home this morning from a
two-day business visit at Bend.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ellis visited
last week end with Mr. Ellis par
ents near Heppner Junction.
Wanted: Good fry cook, at Red
mond Hotel Coffee Shop, good wag
es, permanent job. If interested
phone 61Y, Redmond, or write.
If you want a good 5 -room house,
here is your chance. Call at G .T.
House for rent, partly furnished.
Alex 'Wilson, 21tf.
Four registered Hampshire bucks,
yearlings, at $20 a head; 9 registered
Hampshire buck lambs at $15 a head.
Mrs. Alcy J. Madden, Lonerock, Or.
For Sale Electric Maytag washer
good condition; 1 practically new
Vernois wood-coal range with 40
gal. water tank, like new. Inquire
Good, young, all-purpose work
team for sale. Ralph Beamer.
For sale or trade for livestock,
International pick-up and Chevro
let automobile, good condition. V.
Creditors of Dr. R. C. Lawrence
may pay accounts at the office. Ad.
Dry wood, any length. Order
now. Blackburn mill, Rhea creek.
Four room house for sale. Call
Used piano for sale, in tune, at a
bargain. Apply G. T.
Peaches to can, $2 per apple box.
Also pears, prunes, grapes. W. T.
Bray, Umatilla, Ore. 21-22.
Fresh cow and calf. Gentle for
lady to milk, $80.00. Harry French,
1932 Chev for sale, good condition,
good tires. Inquire G. T. office.
Bucks for sale, purebred Romneys,
Hamps and Shrops; yearlings and
lambs. F. M. Page, Monument,
Grant Co., Oregon. 20-27.
Taylor's rooming house for sale,
Combine for sale, in good condi
tion, nearly ready to go. See Sid
LIVESTOCK MARKET now open
at Echo. Ore. Can handle all kinds
of cattle. I. A. Witten, Box D, Echo,
Oregon, phone) 11L 27-84p. tL
New or Used Office Machines sold,
serviced or rented. Leave word at
Gazette Times office. 12tf.
We go out and fix anything on
ranches. Just telephone 822.
A Repair Shop Heppner
By JUNE SMITH
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Dick left today
for a trip to the McKenzie river,
and from there to California, where
they will visit son Kemp who is
stationed at Camp Callan, and will
be moved soon to Camp McQuade.
Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. W. O.
Dix, accompanied by Mrs. J. W.
Beymer and Mr. Charles Thomson,
drove to Ritter springs.
This afternoon the Wednesday
club is honoring one of their num
ber, Mrs. J. V. Crawford, who is
leaving tomorrow to live in Port
land, with a no-hostess bridge party
in the ladies room at the Elks club.
Three tables were in play. A gift
was presented to Mrs. Crawford.
Dick Hoyt, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Palmer Hoyt of Portland, and Dick
Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Brown of Portland, are visiting at
the Garnet Barratt home.
The American Legion Auxiliary
wants to remind any of you who
have not turned in your old phono
graph records to please do so soon.
There is a box for them placed out
side the Humphreys Drug store.
Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Isom and
daughter Harriet spent several days
last week in Pendleton where they
visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry Struve.
Among those who attended the
state woolgrowers auxiliary meeting
last Friday in Pendleton were Mrs.
Ralph Thompson, Mrs. B. C. Pinck
ney, Mrs. Stephen Thompson, Mrs.
Howard Cleveland and Mrs. Orville
Smith of Heppner. The meeting was
held in the morning at the home of
Mrs. Mac Hoke, who provided re
freshments for the ladies. It was
followed by a no-hostess' luncheon
at the Pendleton hotel.
Other people from this vicinity
who were noted at the ram sale
held there that day were Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Cleveland, Harlan Mc
Curdy, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kenny,
Harold Cohn, Ralph Thompson and
Mr. and Mrs. George Corwin and
family are spending a week in Port
land. Miss Effie Andrews accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. John Fuiten when
they left last Saturday for a week's
vacation, as far as The Dalles.
We've got Axis to grind. Buy
Defense Bonds and Stamps.
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Washington, D. C, Aug. 27. A
new order on buses may be of im
mense benefit to various Oregon
communities. It gives office of de
fense transportation control of all
buses, not disposed of and those to be
built. Getting workers to and from
war work is becoming increasingly
difficult not only at Portland but at
Corvallis and Medford. Under the
new arrangement a bus for the city
can be purchased through ODT, with
a proviso that when ODT wishes to
send it to some other section it can
do so. A bus, in this arrangement,
is ever under the control of ODT
and will probably bear the ODT
A city bus cannot operate more
than 2000 miles a month, about 66
miles a day. Grants Pass, sending
workers to the Medford cantonment,
or Salem sending workers to the
cantonment at Corvallis (or Salem
to Portland shipyards) are eligible
to an intercity bus, which is limited
to. 4000 miles a month. These limita
tions are made to preserve tires for
what may be the duration. If ODT
decides that a bus is needed some
where else the first purchaser is paid
the first cost of the bus minus a
small percentage for each month, the
bus has operated.
War department refuses to store
all its aviation gasoline in one spot
on Columbia river. The planes at
Walla Walla, Pendleton and Pasco
will each have their own gasoline
storage facilities. Ordinarily, in peace
time, says the war department, it
would be good business to consolidate
the supplies at a convenient spot,
but war presents a different picture
and costs are forgotten. The war
policy is to distribute gasoline depots
and thus make it more difficult for
an enemy to destroy the supply. A
suggestion was made that a storage
be located on the river bank at
Shortage of lumberjacks in the
Oregon woods has reached a point
where the war department, man
power commission and the U.S. em
ployment service are trying to figure
how relief can be given. One sug
gestion is that soldiers be sent into
the woods, as in the first world war
when the spruce division filled the
forests along the Oregon coast and
back into the mountains. Labor or
ganizations, however, have protested
use of soldiers, who would draw
soldier's pay, which is much less
than a lumberjack receives from his
An Oregon sawmill operator came
to the national capital last week to
ask for a priority on sufficient cop
per wire to connect his mill with a
transmission line. He had to travel
6000 miles and pay railroad fare of
about $250 and a hotel bill in Wash
ington. Then the priorities board
informed him that it was not his
place to ask for a priority but the
company from which he hoped to
Eighteen months ago the govern
ment found 147,000 head of horses
in Oregon on which they placed a
uniform value of $61 a head, or $8,
972,000. That was before the Jap
anese took Malaya and the rubber
plantations. With a scarcity of tires
and gradual return to the horse, the
animals in Oregon are now worth
much more than $61 a head.
Government officials say the ar
my cantonments at Medford and
Corvallis will require 20,000 gallons
of milk a day. At that rate the drain
will be rather severe on the dairy
herds when, at the same time, they
must provide for civilian needs.
One of Henry J. Kaiser's jobs is
to convince aircraft makers that he
does not intend competing with
them; his proposition is to build
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Announcement . . .
k The Heppner Transfer Company,
operated by Don Jones, will be man
aged and operated by Vernon Flatt of
Moro. Daily mail and freight service
will be maintained on schedule as
nearly as possible.
HEPPNER TRANSFER CO.
By Vernon Flatt
State Scrap Harvest in
Country Starts Soon
A statewide "scrap harvest," de
signed to produce Oregon's share of
the scrap metals needed to keep
America's war industries rolling, is
scheduled to start September 7, Rob
ert B. Taylor, chairman of the state
USDA war board, announced this
Although 70,000 tons of scrap
iron have moved from Oregon farms
since Pearl Harbor, war board sur
veys show that at least that much
more remains on farms, Taylor said.
Much of the remaining scrap is
largely in remote places and will be
more difficult to get.
Every farmer will be contacted
during the coming drive, which will
be jointly directed by farm imple
ment dealers, county USDA war
boards, and county salvage commit
The program will be inaugurated
in each county by the chairman of
; the county war board, the chairman
of the salvage committee and the
county agent. A meeting will be
held in each instance to be attended
by members of the war board and
representatives of the county and
state salvage committees, who will
make final detailed plans suited to
each county situation.
Severe outbreaks of grasshoppers
in certain sections of the Columbia
basin have caused considerable loss
es this year and are causing agri
cultural officials to look ahead to
early handling of a possible out
break next year, according to re
ports from various county agents
in the district.
Severe losses were experienced in
Grant county in July and early Au
gust, where, in addition to range
and crop losses, more than 150 vic
tory gardens were either damaged
or completely destroyed by the
grasshopper invasion, reports Coun
ty Agent M. E. Knickerbocker. While
24 tons of grasshopper bait were
mixed and distributed in the coun
ty, shortage of labor and unfamil
iarity of farmers with control work
reduced its effectiveness.
something larger than they are fab
ricating and his proposed planes
would be devoted exclusively to car
rying cargoes. About half the air
craft made in the United States
comes from plants on the west coast.
Airship makers are only part of the
opposition Kaiser must overcome if
he is to turn out 70-tonners. The
people are with Kaiser but the men
who have the say are not, although
they gave him lip service when he
was in the national capital.
Until the senate writes its new
tax bill and acts there is nothing
certain as to the measure except
that it will make the taxpayer know
there is a war on. One suggestion
sent in by an Oregon man is that
$1 a week be imposed on every man
and woman until the war is over
in lieu of all other taxes for the in
dividual. A number of the large
war industries, with government
contracts, have opposed the super
excess profits tax, explaining that as
this tax works out their profit would
be reduced to not more than 1.5 per
cent. The bill will be before the sen
ate next month and will then go to
conference, the compromise' being
the tax bill for 1943.
OSC Pilot Training
Serves Army, Navy
Oregon State College A broaden
ed program of civilian pilot training
under the direction of the college
has been announced by B. F. Ruff
ner, professor of aeronautical en
gineering and coordinator of CPT at
Under an arrangement with the
military forces, the training pro
gram is now helping prepare men
for the army and navy reserve, par
ticularly in the preparation of glid
er, service, and liaison pilots and in
structors. For the first time the pro
gram has been opened to men be
tween 27 and 36 years of age and
also to those in the former age span
of 18 to 27 who have minor physical
Applications for a class starting
about the middle of September are
now being received by Ruffner at
301 Mines building, Corvallis. Ore
gon State's flight training center is
now located at Madras, where all
ground instruction, housing, and
feeding of trainees is under direc
tion of the college. Actual flight
training is conducted by the Port
land Flying service.
Those acceped for the work are
on deferred status while in flight
training and during this time all ex
penses of training, insurance, board
and room are paid by the CPT ser
vice of the Civilian Aeronautics ad
ministration. LABOR-SAVING METHODS SEEN
Redmond Various labor-saving
methods in haying are being ob
served this year by County Agent
G. Y. Hagglund, who is making rec
ord of the most .practical methods
on colored lantern slides. One of
the most practical methods seen so
far consists of placing six 4x4 tim
bers against the stack to form a
slide on which the hay is slid up
by means of a rope net and cable,
using tractor power. With the aid
of buckrakes to bring in the hay,
this method has made possible put
ting up 10 to 13 tons of hay per
Peaches Ripe at Edmonds orch
ard now to Sept. Light crop, come
O. M. Y EAGER
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Cabinet and Mill Work
FACTORY MACHINE for
lawnmower sharpening. We'll
make your lawnmower like
new. We also do saw filing, bi
cycle repairing, floor sanding,
knife and scissor sharpening
and band saw work.
N. D. Bailey