Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, January 14, 1943, Page 4, Image 4

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Gazette Times
Established March 30, 1883
Established November 18, 1897
Published Every Thursday by
and entered at the Post Office at Heppner,
Oregon, as second-class matter.
O. G. CRAWFORD, Editor
One Year $2-50
Two Years 450
Three Year? 6.00
Six Months 1-25
Three Months 5
Single Copies 05
A Heppner Gazette Times, January 14, 194:3
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too bad and others indifferent. They
are typical Americans, average youths
who have pledged ' their lives, to win'
this war to preserve our democracy
and guarantee freedom to all men.
Having made this pledge they are en
titled to every protection this commu
nity and all other communities in
which soldiers are located can. give
It is not up to this, community to di
rect the moral conduct of these boys.
That function is up to their superiors
in rank when it is felt necessary. Our
function should be to help keep temp
tation out of their way by providing
wholesome entertainment which they
will enjoy and which only young men
in their nosition can dulv aonreciate.
DON'T TALK! TOO MUCH Doubt may exist in the minda of
On every hand Earnings are being gome as to the ability of this COmmu
sounded against giving away military nity to provide this entertainment and
secrets, and other information that unti! some feasible plan is submitted
may injure our cause and lengthen the this doubt may be justified. However,
war. It is recognized that the people m other communities less favored than
general are patriotic and would not this, have solved the problem and are
knowingly speak out of turn. The operating service men's centers with
point is that most of us are too ready out USO or other outside assistance,
to repeat what someone has said with- it is the belief of many of our citizens
out giving thought to the nature of it, that the same sort of program can be
or that we gladly and even glibly talk carried out here,
about the whereabouts of pur boys, all A small hall properly if not lavishly
of which may directly or indirectly be furnished and containing floor space
responsible for death or injury, to sufficjent f or from ten to twenty
them, couples, to dance would meet the im
The Office of Censorship at Wash- mediate requirements. A piano for
ington has released information pert- dancing and community sings and a
inent to this subject which we ask our phonograph or radio,, a table to write
readers to carefully peruse and give letters on and to play games on, a few
due consideration. Remember, none of comfortble chairs to read in, a cookie
us is. invulnerable and the warnings jar filled always, of course, and a hot
may serve to keep us alert. plate to make a cup of coffee or a cup
If you know what' ship a sailor is on, of chocolate. What boy wouldn't put
or what company or regiment a soldier his 0. K. on such a set-up.
is with nvprseas. then von know a mil- o
All kinds of carpenter work
Country work especially
A. D. McMurdo, M.D.
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office In Ms"nic Building
Dr. W. H. Rockwell
Physician & Surgeon
Gilman Bldg.
Office hours: 1 p. m. to 7:30 p. m.
Exam free Ph. 522 Heppner, Or.
Bod. Inj. Pr. Dam.
Class A 6.30 5.10
Class B 7.00 5.44
Class C 9.80 6.80
J. O. Turner
Phone 17?
Hotel Heppner Building
Heppner, Oregon
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Ore.
Abstract & Title Co.
Morrow County
Office in New Peters Building
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
the Council
J. O. TURNER, Mayor
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician A Surgeon
Red Phone 1162 Office Phone 492
Directors of
8G2 Phones 2fi2
Jos. J. Nys
Peters Building-, Willow Street
Heppner. Oregon
P. W. Mahoney
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow St. Entrance
Abstract Co.
Roberts Building Heppner, Ore
J. O. Peterson
Latest. Jewelry and Gift Ooods
Watches . Clocks - Diamonds
Expert Watch and Jewelry
Heppner. Oregon
?::! C':vc!r.r.d plain Daalor of Sunday. Dec.
20, 1942
itarv "secret." the Office of Censor- AN INAUSPICIOUS START
ship warns. Friends of Governor Earl Snell, and
This secret ought not to be published. they are legion, regret, as must, the
This is, why governor, the delay m his maugura-
A general needs to know the on; Elected by an overwhelming ma-
strength of his opponent: how many J" anu prei area lo assume me reins - --
men, Juns, ships, anes there are in tflA 000,000
eucn metier ui war. m-psidenov election
The Nazis, and the Japs want to ' ?Sy w-i
know these things about our forces. election.
Their agents assemble the information . But ? c?n f e said that Earl Snell
like this: from one paper, an item re- 18 .one to ,be Yd baclf by, su?h dlsa1p'
veals that the GOOth Infantry is in Aus- pointment d now that. Js m the
tralia ;another that the U. S. S. Wis- 8acdle he Wl11 canT on wlth character
consm is in the Mediterranean; anoth- lstlc energy,
er that the 20Gth Tank Battalion is in TjrkT T 0 !,
Add hundreds of these bits of in- Now that the Old Oregon Trail cen
formation together, and our enemies, tenmal year has been ushered in. and
have a too-accurate estimate of Amer- the name Oregon is on everybody's lips,
ican military strength. ' the question will often be asked : Where
This is not a "blackout" on the news Oregon get its, name? That ques
about our soldiers. Considerable lati- tl0n historians have been trying for
tude in reporting personal experiences years to answer but without success,
gives the enemy little military infor- In 1765, Major Robert Rogers used
mation, if the troop units, the ships the name "Ouragon" in describing the
names are kept secret. But in articles district west of the Great Lakes. In
about soldiers and sailors and in the 1772, he used it again, spelling it "Ou
addresses for them, don't give away rigon." The present spelling was first
their fighting units. used in print in 1778 by Jonathan Car-
o ver in his book, "Travels through the
SAFEGUARD NEEDED interior parts of North America." He
A social problem has been created said that he first heard the word in
in Heppner by the coming of soldiers 1766 from Indians living on the head
to the former Civilian Conservation waters of the Mississippi, and connect
Corps camp just east of town. It is a ed it with the Great River of the west
matter of some concern to the commu- which flowed into the Pacific ocean,
nity that entertainment for these boys He throws no further light on its der
be provided on a scale and in a manner ivation.
which will provide proper recreation The name Oregon will be forever
for them and reflect credit upon the shrouded in mystery, but it stands,
sponsors. alone, inscrutable, colorful and allur-
- In a group of soldiers will be found ing. It breathes of romance, courage
a cross section of the youth of the land, and adventure, an inspiration to the
not one class but virtually all classes, writer, poet and artist. There is no
meaning some not too good, some not other Oregon.
The Lincoln Eloctr'c Co., one of
jroi'I.or CleTo'and':j war industries
and the vo;.Iu;3 leanest producer of
arc welding C'luiinrxnt, yesterday
afternoon divided the stasrgering
total of almost ?..".,000,000 "among
approximately 1,300 employees in
what is described as the plant's
"incentive wage system."
Questioned as to the noticeable
absence of the word "bonus" in the
description ox the payments, James
i Lincoln, president, asserted:
'The word bonus smacks of pater
lalism and this definitely is not
he case at Lincoln Electric. Our
ncentive wage system is to boost
he output of all types of labor
.aid has met with unusual success."
The compensation averaged
cbout $2,300 per employee and
;angcd from $10 to $25,000 with
v)0 per cent going to shop workers
and the remainder to management.
Lincoln himself and his brother,
John C. Lincoln, chairman of the
board, were the only two members
of the organization who received
none of the compensation money.
Although the total sum exceeded
that paid last year by about a mil
lion dollars, Lincoln said calcula
tions were made on the basis of
pre-war years. Because of this,
War Labor Board officials said the
company did not need WLB ap
proval. "It is obvious our only chance of
success in this war is the American
workman's ability with American
methods to produce war equip
ment more rapidly than our ene
mies," the plant president said,
"for great as American industry
is, it leaves largely untapped its
greatest resource, the productive
power, initiative and intelligence
latent in everv norsnn
have been many who have guessed
gamzation should use these powers
"What would happen when all
want to make the wages of all
workers, from sweeper to man
ager, a maximum? What would
happen when all want to make the
company profitable since it is
largely owned by the workers
in it?"
Lincoln continued: "The 10 years'
experience of Lincoln Electric with
incentive wage payments 'includes
both war and peace production,
panic and prosperity years. It has
proved conclusively such incentive
payment properly organized and
properly applied will result in pro
gressively lower prices for the con
sumer, progressively higher wagea
for the worker and progressively
higher dividends for the owner.
And this is not only a means for
greater war production, so essen
tial at this time, but it is also &
philosophy which can and has
solved the difficulty between labor
and management.
"As an illustration of this th
average yearly production per man
in other competing manufacturing
plants is between $4,000 and $10,
000. The production this year oi
the Lincoln worker will exceed
$o0,000 per man. This outstanding
record is made at a selling prico
of our product of less than half
that oi comparable products made
by workers without incentive in in
dustries other than ours."
In 1918 Lincoln Electric tried a
bonus system which was not a
large percentage of the year's
wages and it was not regarded as
successful. But in 1934 a second
bonus was paid and the ground
work was laid for the present
"This new plan was more work
able than fliif r.4 inio ... j i
thoroughly succeeded," Lincoln
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much more attractive because of
latent in an im ivinn trv - n. , i.ituve Decause oi
1 .hat would happen" found 1J tilt
wuvii ciu wuiiu 10 product1 a nrnilnot i 'wku ui uifciuiv
at the lowest possible cost? kterest &