Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, January 21, 1943, Image 1

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Scene at
By Rep. Giles French
Explanation of things done may
be compressed into a very short
space; prophesy of things to come
may be extended for many, many
words. ,
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organization of both nouses, the
senate's delayed but that is a long
ry na T -1 I
time in recent history the members
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until Saturday morning. Corre
spondents gave as the reason the
desire to save face. That is incor
rect. The reason is that the pre
siding officers of both houses re
fused to adiourn sooner. Both are
from, the country, neither could go
home and they have always dislik-
ed the delays of the earlier weeks.
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More bills are coming m to the
house this year than before, largely
because of a number of minor de-
tails from the state offices. There
are a number of changes needed in
the code, some discrepancies be-
tween the contitution and the law
about elections and some lit-
tle matters that should be replaced
Because or two similar laws, ine
house has already passed several of
The ways and means committee,
under vigorous championship, is
moving to consider the mass of ,was, Ps
figures that make up the biennial for numerous expressions re
budget. It won't be a short job and Sar?mS equipping and operating
the members will be red eyed and such Sites including the
nervous before it is done. ?urt se park, CCC camp and
In (the meantime the taxation the small tree covered plot south
committees are trying to gather in of ,the creamery were reviewed
the bills that have been promised witrh a tendency to favor the latter
so they can be studied by members .tion was not taken but
before they are considered by the Ta committee of three L E. Dick,
committees Blse and ; Crawford
a was named to investigate the teas
Education heads of the state are ibility and report back at a future
buzzing around trying to find fa- meeting.
vor the amendments to the bill Probability of a discontinuance
passed last November. Most of them of Heppner branch of the Un-
have found the major faults of the ion Pacific faiid to create much
bill and these have been corrected interest) although it was felt that
by the teachers association itself. the club should keep a watchful
No one, however, has discovered a eye on developments. In the ab-
way to make the bill a positive tax of president p. w. Mahoney,
reduction measure, but it will be Vice President Clarence Rosewall
done if possible. asked matter tabied
There are bags and buckets of
sand in the entrances of the state
souse, put there, no doubt, by civil
ian defene workers. It is an en-
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if fu ' i Tii r
times when there was too little of
VMirQttmff elrm I hara hQixa twin
sand in the state house.
The house lacks color. It seems
the regular thing to have one or "RAFT BOARD SEEKS
two members who shout and spout MISSING REGISTRANTS
on inconsequential bills, who hold
to vague and generally unreason- Morrow County Local Board of
able theories of government or ad- Selelctive service asks that if any
ministration, or who are peculiar person knows the present address-
for some other reason. es of the following registrants it
This house has no one to compare would be a service to the local
to ihe oratorical Wiley, to O. board and the registrant if they
Henry Olene who tried for years will send the addresses to the local
to reconcile low taxes with high board office: James Albert Kelly,
pensions unsuccessfully with Jack Bailey, (not Jack Raymond
nonstudying Student Allen. Before Bailey formerly of lone); Elmie
the session is ended some one may Laten Swallow; Robert Bottoms;
be found who becomes intoxicated Mauricio Encinia; Harry Leroy
with the sound of his own voice, Hyatt.
some one who shouts his convictions.
While such men are notably in- TO SPEAK ON BIRDS
effective as legislators they do pro- , - . , , . ,
vide the comedy relief, and so, in . Ed arker, ?"f
their absence, the members may 9 to J"?
have to follow Little Abner and f1?? frty at
Terry and the Pirates Methodist church Monday evening,
, , , Jan. 25. His subject will be Flow
Only matter on which the house ers and Birda of 0regon-
has shown sides of division so far, ' "
has been the matter of paying sec- majority of the members have some
retaries $6 instead of $5. The house member of their own family as sec
organization is against it and so far retary and some others have secre
the group favoring it has been too taries who are here to see the
small to bring it to the floor. A wheels go 'round, regardless of pay.
Heppneh, Oregon, Thursday, January 21, 1943
C of C Directors
Named at Meeting
Tuesday Evening
Group Seeks More
Cooperative Effort
Of Citizens in 1943
More cooperation among citizens
of the community to preserve civic
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solidarity and protect business in
terests was the keynote of the an-
nu&l meeting of the Heppner
rf commerce at the Lucas
Place Tuesday evening,
Although not largely attended
considerable enthusiasm was dis
played in proposals for objectives
for the ensuing year and at least
one project, a small city park, was
definitely placed on the club's
Primary object of Tuesdays meet-
ing was the election of directors
for ensuing biennium. us
ml edings were dispensed
an(J thfi dub took a short cut
b nominating and electing m one
evenin? 0ut of cight nominees five
were eiected including D. W. Glas-
Charles B. Cox L. E. Bisbee,
Dr A D McMurdo and B. J. El-
A discussion of the park propo
sal revealed that several of the
business men had been giving the
matter serious thought. Need of a
small, shade covered tract close in
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for later consideration.
The secretary's report showed
the club in good financia condition
despite the loss of membership. A
nmir firm Thf Tt&A and
grocery, Van Horn and Quacken
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bush, was added to the roster the
past week.
Bone? Presentation to
Be Made at
Presentation of the $1000 bond to
the winner of the October salvage
campaign, scheduled to be made
Tuesday evening of this week and
postponed due to inability of the
party designated to make the award
to arrive at that time will be made
in the near future, according to C.
D. Conrad, county chairman of the
salvage drive.'
At a meeting held in Conrad's
office shortly after Morrow county
was declared the winner, the coun
ty salvage committee, after consid
ering all angles, decided to place
the bond fund in trust with the
Morrow County ealth association,
such fund and its residue, if any,
to be used only in case of extreme
necessity, such as a , disastrous
fire or flood, or an epidemic of
unusual severity.
Mayor J. O. Turner pledged him-
Important- Meeting
Scheduled for
Monday Evening
A meeting of unusual impor
tance to commodity salesmen of
the county has been scheduled
for 7:30 p. m. Monday Jan. 25,
at which time -several specialists
in pricing will be on hand to in
form the dfferent groups regard
ing price set-ups under the forth
coming rationing program. This
information was placed in the
hands of Mayor J. 0. Turner
Wednesday with the instruction
that -all merchants, garagemen,
grocers and any other commodity
make it possible for the different
handlers, as well as the general
public be urged to attend.
The school house was chosen to
groups to meet in fEparate rooms
Those interested in food dispens
ing will comprise one group
and will receive instructions
from William L. Mohr, food price
specialist. C. H. Miller, service
price specialist, will instruct ga
rage men and station operators;
J. N. Chambers will handle the
class in apparel and general pro
duct, and Ernest C. Davis will ad
vise on matters pertaining to
state trade relations.
According to Mayor Turner,
this is a MUST meeting and ev
ery dealer is being requested to
be on hand promptly at 7:30
Monday evening.
March ot Dimes Is
Current Campaign
In these days of strenuous war
financing we are apt to forget one
of civilization's greatest enemies
infantile paralysis. The war is be
ng waged against this dread disease
and while there have bsen pro
nounced forward trides the battle
is far from won.
This year, as in the past decade,
the drive is going forward for funds
to carry on the fight. The usual
President's Birthday ball has been
omitted and a direct drive for con
tributions is being pushed. Post
master Charles B. Cox is Morrow
county chairman and he urges ev
ery one to be generous. Contribu
tions may be made at the postof
fice, or, in case of the "March of
Dimes," they may be mailed di
rect to President Roosevelt.
Cox pointed out that part of the
fund raised in Morrow county will
be kept here to assist victims of
infantile paralysis who are unable to
finance special hospital treatment.
Orville Smith and P. W. Mahon
ey drove to Portland Tuesday af
ternoon on a business mission in
connection with the Heppner sawmill.
Early Bate
self to buy the bond, thus placing
the money in the trust fund. It is
expected that this transaction will
be concluded when the formal
presentation is made.' A dinner
meeting sponsored by the salvage
committee is contemplated and in
terested citizens will be invited.
It will be recalled that Morrow
county topped all otner countes ot
the state in scrapiron weighed in
during the designated three weeks
in October. An average of 223
pounds per capita was the result!
of the campaign, followed by Gil
liam county with an average of
216 pounds per capita. This coun
ty's average for the fall campaign
amounted to 275 pounds per capita
while the 1942 average for scrap
iron alone was 375 pounds per
Mustangs Take
Two Lose One
In Past Week
Condon 1 0
Heppner 2 1
Ailington 1 1
Fossil 0 2
An over-confident and ragged
herd of Mustangs took one on the
nose at Condon Friday night when
the Blue Devils, smarting under a
26 to 0 beating administered their
football team here last fall, took re
venge by stopping the Heppner ca
saba quint 30 to 14. It was the first
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in turn took it out on Fossil the
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Wheeler county quint 33 to 6,
Tuesday night, on the local court,
the Mustangs, defending champions
of the Big Wheat league, met and
defeated Boardman, the defending
nf !, t.wu wVin
champions of the Little Wheat
league. This was the eighth win in
nine starts for the Heppner team.
With both teams playing heads-
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up ball, the Mustangs grabbed the
lead and were never headed. Half-
time score was 18 to 11. The Yellow
Jackets threw a scare into the Swen.
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son men as they advanced closer
and nearly tied up the game in the
final quarter.
High point men were Barratt,
Mustang forward, with 17 points
and Walpole, Boardman reserve,
with 12 points. Walpole also was
high scorer for the Boardman "B"
squad with 16 points as they upset
the "Colts" 32 to 22. Ulrich was
high scorer for the Colts, running
up a total of 12 points. Drake,
Heppner center, sprained his ankle
and will be out of play for several
The next home game will be
against the Fossil Falcons in a
league session, Friday, Jan. 22.
Heppner (29)
Barratt 17
Bothwell 2
Drake 4
Kenny 6
Boardman (24)
4 Smith
1 Tyler
5 Ransier
12 Walpole
(Sub( Allen
Referee Morgan, lone
Scorei Corwin, Heppner.
Timer Strait, Heppner.
An announcement from the office
of the secretary of state is to the ef-
feet that after the first of the year
the state drivers' license examiner
will be at the city hall in Heppner
one Tuesday of each month from
10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Formerly the
examiner was in Heppner on
Thursdays. The first stop will be on
Tuesday, Jan." 28.
Volume 59, Number 43 po -
Morrow County
Goes 0ver TP
n Bond Buying
$50,175 Invested by
Citizens Here in
Month of November
Morrow county came through
handsomelv with purchases of war
bonds during the month of Novem-
bar, marking up a total of $50,175
invested in national security. It was
a generous contribution to the
state's total of $10,787,000, again
placing Oregon at the head of the
list in the nation.
Those in charge of bond sales
realized that a record was being
made and were not surprised at
the outcome, although feeling a
keen sense of gratification over the
manner in which surplus funds
were being placed at the disposal
of the government.
Figures have not been made
available for December sales. In
that connection, P. W. Mahoney,
chairman of the bond and stamp
sales campaign in the county, stated
that he believed purchases would
run nearly as high in that month,
as in November. This is attributable
to the fact that many people made
gift purchases of both bonds and
stamps in lieu of the usual run of
gifts, thereby strengthening the
campaign. That there may be a de
cline in purchases during the late
winter and early spring would be
a natural trend owing to income
tax payments, Mahoney stated.
Oregon's national record is the
largest purchase of war bonds in
proportion to income of any state
in the union $9.93 out of every
ernment to provide equipment for
t rvp hwc in thA Ticrhrmrf trrvnta
Oregon has led the nation twice
in the last four months, having
also been number one state in
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$10,300,000. which is $2,200,000 high
er than previously. The quota for
Morrow county is $30,900..
Chairman Mahoney has announc-
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vu- tllciu an BWliml V1111U.IVI1 who 1111
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r watamp books by March 1,
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Jde fr hlstflc. battleship
Oregon. The value of these blocks
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Mahoney stated but upon the
H"1 ieCOT nc? fr?nt line
flgl?Ung Unlt rf Pncle Sam nav3T
ana possession ot one of thA me
mentos should be an inspiration to
the young folks to buy stamps to
the limit of their ability.
Soldiers Moved to
Distant Camp
Heppner's military camp, if such
it might be termed, was depoou-
lated Monday when a special train
came from the main line to take
the soldiers temporarily camped
here tf a Hliant ranlmmwt A
new continffpIlt u.j nrrivl v,
from east coast early last
week, quite the largest group to
be housed at the former CCC
camp since occupation by army
COntintrents started mnm ihan
month ago.
These men had acouired thir.
basic training in the east and when
they left here had no idea where
they were going. The same uncer
tainty prevailed when thpy left
remained at the camo to have thino
It is understood that four men
in readiness if the army finds it
necessary to send more men her
for temporary housing,
, A number of establishments on
Main street are feeling the slack In
business since the departure of the
soldiers and will not object to oth-
er groups coming in.
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