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Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, December 31, 1942
Volume 59, Number 40
To All Our Boys
We Wish
Them Luck
Where E'er
They roam
May the New
Year Send
Them Marching
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i nere's a new spirit in this New Year's Day of 1 943. As we ring out the old and ring in the
new ... we hear, too, the clanging of factory bells calling American workers to the pro
duction lines ... we hear the ever swelling roar of American planes and tanks and guns
. . . and we hear the jingle jangle jingle of our cash registers as we ring up more sales of U.
S. War Bonds. Your Morrow County mrchantsare proud to have a share in ringing out the
Axis . . . and ringing in the new day, when Liberty Bells will be heard again throughout
the world.
Work Is Chief Pastime
Of Women's Army
"One thing the WAACs do and
that is work and plenty of it. But
work never hurt anybody and it is
good to be a WAAC So said Lt.
Rose Liebbrand Wednesday eve
ning as she addressed a group of
men and women in the Christian
church parlors under the auspicies
of the American Legion auxiliary.
Miss Liebbrand graduated with
rating of lieutenant, Dec. 24 from
the WAAC's officers school at Fort
Des Moines, Iowa and was given 14
spending in Heppner visiting with
friends before returning to Ft. Des
Moines to take up her duties as in
structor in the WAAC administra
tive specialist school.
There are several schools of in
struction for the various branches
of " the women's service corps
cooks and bakers, office personnel,
radio, air corps ground, and motor
transport, to name a few. Where
ever a girl's previous training tick
ets her, there she is placed for in
tensive training preparatory to as
suming her place on the 69 fight
ing fronts of the armed forces.
The air corps is demanding tens
of thousands of WAACs for non
combative service; the army needs
thousands more; the air craft warn
ing service needs 50,000 to corry on
in the filter stations on the east
and west coasts for every woman
trained for administrative work re
leases more men to the combat
service. And each WAAC enlists
for the duration and six months.
One hundred twenty WAAC re
cruiting officers are now on duty
throughout the entire United States.
One million women 21 to 45 years
old are neededd. If they fal to vol
unteer, conschiption is next. Fort
Des Moines has facilities to turn
out 1500 girls each week and to re
ceive a like number. Other training
centers are being established. Day
tona Beach, Fla., and Ft. Oglethorpe
Ga., have just recently been equip
ped to receive 1000 recruits each
week. .The women are given four
weeks drill in military customs
and courtesies, then either assigned
in officer specialist's training school
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Mustangs Ready
For Hoop Season
Jim Barratt
With already a record of three
victories with no defeats behind
them, the Heppner Mustangs are
now getting in shape for the Big
Wheat League opener with the Ar
lington Honkers here Jan. 8. Al
though the Honkers have been
beaten several times this season,
they always play their best against
Heppner and a tough game is ex
pected. Led by flashy All-state
Clough and their elongated center,
McClaskey, the Honkers are con
sidered by the Mustangs as the big
gest obstacle keeping Heppner from
repeating the winning of the league
championship won last year.
With only 10 games to be played
due to the present emergency, the
smallest schedule in years has been
drawn up by the Mustangs. This is
quite a change from last season's
schedule in which 26 games were
Although only two lettermen
Barratt, forward and Drake, center,
are back this year, the team has
been greatly bolstered by transfer
lettermen in Bucknum from Her
miston, Shideler from Grant high
and Runnion from Wyoming. Up
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A person who was 14 years
old at the time of his regis
tration for War Ration Book
One and is now 15 years old is
NOT entitled to use War Ration
Book One for coffee.
Only a person whose age is
shown as 15 years or over on
Book One is eligible to use his
book to buy coffee.
Mrs. Francis Loans
Piano to Soldiers
When a group of Heppner people
visited Camp Heppner Wednesday
evening of last week several were
heard to remark, "Where did they
get the piano?" In answer to that
question, members of the local unit
of the Blue Mountain Camp and
Hospital Council of the Red Cross
announce that Mrs. Rose French
Francis was the lender, and the
council has asked that the coun
cil's thanks be extended through
the columns of this newspaper.
The recreation hall at the camp
has been fitted up quite comfor
tably and with the addition of
table lamp, card tables, easy
chairs, davenports and other pieces
of furniture, donations of which
the council is seeking, the soldiers
will be well fixed for relaxation.
Food Rationing
Fails to Disturb
Heppner Dealers
Secretary Wickard's announce
ment of a food rationing program
scheduled to go into effect on or
about Feb. 1, 1943 failed to create
much disturbance in local food re
tail circles, a canvass of business
houses revealed early this week,
ealers are at a loss to know how
the program will be carried out but
feel it is a situation that must be
met and that they will solve it when
actual rationing begins.
Although aware of the secretary's
announcement, retailers have no
more information on food rationing
than have their customers. Until
such information arrives they are
not committing themselves upon
the workability or advisability of
the program. They have seen the
workings of sugar, coffee and gaso
line rationing and feel sure the ex
tended rationing will work smooth
ly as soon as dealers and customers
understandd all phases of it
One dealer stated that he had not
waited for general rationing in estab
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