Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, February 11, 1943, Image 1

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Electric Service
Granted to Farms
Under New Order
Livestock, Poultry
Producers Aided in
Boosting Output
Revised WPB regulations will
make it possible for many Oregon
farms to have the use of electricity
to assist in livestock, dairy and
poultry prouction, the state USDA
war board has announced.
The new regulations provide for
electric service connections to farm
needing power to operate produc
tion equipment and whose 1943 live
stock and poultry production will
total at least 10 animal units.
Applications to power companies
or REA co-ops for new connec
tions must be accompanied by cer
tification from the county USDA
war board that the connection will
result in an increase in farm pro
duction or a saving in farm labor.
The length of new connections
may be as 100 feet per animal unit
but may not exceed 5000 feet. A
milk cow is rated as one animal
unit. Equivalents include 10 head
of cattle other than milk cows or
sows, 75 laying hens, 40 turkeys or
feeders; 30 breeding ewes, 3 brood
geese, 20 cattle in feed lot, 1'60
lambs in feed lot, 30 feeder pigs, 600
broiler chickens or 250 chickens
raised other than broilers.
The WPtB order specifies that
the applicant for a connection must
have on hand or be able to get
without priorities one of the fol
lowing types of electric equipment:
water pump for livestock, milking
machine, feed grinder, milk cooler,
incubator, brooder, or feed grinder.
Farmers who believe they can
qualify for a connection under the
revised regulations are advised to
consult their local power company,
REA co-op, or the county war
Hughes Grocery
To Close Doors Soon
After serving the people of Hep
pner off and on for a period of 45
years, Hanson Hughes, veteran gro
ceryman, will retire from business
by the end of February. Already
shelves and counters are depleted
and Mr. Hughes states he could
close the doors early next week,
but will remain open so long as
there is anything left to sell.
I Just two other men on Main
street have been in the grocery
business iin Heppner longer than
Hanson Hughes M. D. Clark and
J. G. Thomson. Clark has dis
posed of his grocery stock and is
closing out the dry goods Thom
son is still on the job and thinks
the other fellows are going to miss
some real fun when "the point
system goes into effect.
' Hughes first started counter
jumping at the Press Thompson
grocery in 1898. After three years
years with Thompson he got a job
until 1906, at which time he re
in Olympia where he remained
turned to Heppner and joined his
father in the purchase of the Rhea
& Welch store, then located in the
First National Bank of Heppner
building. Later, when the Mason
ic building waa completed, the
Sam Hughes company moved into
the comer room and remained
there until closing out in 1927. Af
ter a few months Hanson and Mrs.
Hughes opened up a new store in
the Oddfellows building 'which
Ithey have operated continuously
the past 16 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Hughes have no
intention of leaving Heppner.
They will indulge in some loafing
for a whle, they say, and may try
to raise a Victory garden or some
thing like that
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, February 11, 1943
New Mill to Rise at
Once on Site of Plant
Destroyed in Blaze
A new mill will be built on the
site of the plant destroyed by fire
early Friday morning. This an
nouncement was made early this
week by officials of the Heppner
Lumber company who set about al
most before the last spark was ex
tinguished on a mission of locating
a plant that could be purchased
and moved to Heppner. Manager
Orville Smith left Wednesday, af
ter insurance adjustments were
made on the burned structure, to
look over some plants and decide
on the one to purchase.
The company has in mind an
electrically operated plant for
which current will be generated by
the mill. This is being planned in
order to facilitate operation of the
planing mill.
It is not known just what type or
size of plant will be put in. There
is no justification for enlarging
the output to any extend as the old
plant was meeting requirements
and the operators are viewing the
business on a long range scale ra
ther than a war time emergency.
No information has been di
Blood Pressures
Reach New Highs
At Heppner Gym
Crowd on Edge as Basketball
Score Seesaws; But Heppner
Downed Condon 38 to' 30
Blood pressures ran to new highs
last Friday night as first Condon
and then Heppner took the lead in
one of the hottest basketball games
seen on the local court in many a
moon. High school students, tired
business men, society matrons,
teachers, grandpas and grandmas
alike took setting up exercises up
and down, up and down, until the
final curtain stopped the play after
Heppner took the measure of the
league-leading Condon quint to the
tune of 38-39. Truly, it was a great
Heppner scored the first basket
and got under way with considera
ble steam for a few minutes; then
Condon, not liking the lay of the
land, started connecting with the
hoop and ere long had a command
ing lead. This didn't feaze the Mus
tangs they just kept playing a
steady, consistent guarding game,
looping in enough baskets to keep
in sight of the visitors. Along in
the middle of the third quarter,
Ulrich, smallest man on the floor,
tossed one in from the corner to
place the Mustangs one point in
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Elks Readying for
Big Annual Party
Cards are out announcing the an
nual Washington's birthday ball, a
function looked forward to by all
Elks and their ladies from one
year to the next. The date for this
year's party has been set for Sat
urday, Feb. 20, and there will be a
program starting at 2 p. ra with
meeting and initiation to occupy
the time of the men folks, while
entertanment will be provided for
the ladies.
Dancing will be the feature of
the evening's entertainment. The
ladies are admonished by the sec
retary not to worry about what
they shall wear as he knows
one gal who is going to wear
saddle oxfords (this refers to shoe
rationing, no doubt).
vulged relative to the origin of the
fire. It appears to have been just
one of those things that happen to
sawmjlls periodically. Fire in the
mill proper was discovered by the
nght watchman, Austin Devin,.
shortly before 2 a. m. Friday and
the alarm was sounded by the city
siren. The department responded
as fast as members could get to the
fire truck but by the time the
truck arrived at the plant site the
mill was doomed.
Damage was confined to the saw
mill. Lumber piles were untouched,
as were the office building and
planing mill. Temporarily put out
of action due to destruction of wir
ing, the 'planer resumed operations
Tuesday night. Logs are still roll
ing in and most of the mill crew is
being employed in clearing oper
ations preparatory to erecting the
new mill. Most of these men prob
ably will not experience layoffs as
their services will be of value in
erecting the new plant.
Contracts held by the company
are being filled as far as possible
by the Pendleton plant.
Hunting Knives
Real Lethal Weapons
The campaign for "hunting knives
to send to our boys in the south
Pacific area is beginning to show
results. During the past week sev
eral contributions were mode to
the Gazette Times display and for
midable looking weapons they real
ly are.
Elbert Cox contributed two a
huge pocket knife variety wih a
four inch blade and a miniaure axe,
and a smaller weapon with, a long
blade with sawteeth on the' end.
Either knife would lend comfort
to an American soldier in assisting
a Jap to find the realm of his
Another contributor was Homer
Tucker who sent his son Edwin in
with three knives, a hunting knife
with scabbard, a butcher knife and
a hunting knife cut down from a
butcher knife.
The Elks have already sent in
two bunches of knives, approxi
mately three dozen, and a new col
lection is coming in. If you have
a good strong knife to doate, re
member the boys over seas need
them in ridding the jungles of rat
tlesnakes and rats.
Cemetery Road
To Be Improved
Announcement has been made
that the cemetery road will be im
proved. Judge Bert Johnson and
Mayor J. O. Turner are the author
ities for the statement and it is un
derstood that the county and city
will join forces with the Heppner
Masonic Cemetery association in
seeing that some work is done.
Flans involve widening the road
way to permit of better drainage
and more travel surface. A base of
uncrushed gravel will be rolled
down smooth and covered with a
coat of crushed gravel.
It is understood the city and ce
metery association will provide
funds and that the county will
loan some of its road machinery
for the work.
Judge Johnson stated that wit
nessing the sticking of a funeral
car en route to the cemetery was
evidence enough that something
must be done to remedy the con
dition on the bill.
Rationing Dates
For Fuel Oil
Definitely Set
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday Days
For Signing Up
Well, folks, get ready to go to
rchool again at least one day next
week, for on one of three days,
Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday,
if you are a consumer of fuel oil
ycu must go to your nearest high
school on another rationing mis
sion. Arrangements have been
made to have students assist you
in checking and processing your
application form.
Instructions governing fuel oil
rationing were received during the
past week, definitely setting the
dates as Feb. 15, 16, and 17 and
including the procedure to be fol
lowed. This includes securing ap
plication forms from your fuel oil
dealer, filling them out and tak
ing them to the nearest high
school for checking and processing.
There are four different forms:
Form No. R-1100 for heating
private dwellings, boarding and
rooming, houses having less than
four occupants, apartment houses
having less than four apartments
and buildings used for residential
purposes in which 70 percent or
more of the space is used for liv
ing purposes.
Form No. 1101 for heating all
other types of buildings or dwell
ings not covered by Form 1100,
such as office buildings, hotels,
apartment houses,- warehouses, ga
rages, service stations etc.
Form No. 1103 to be ued by
farmers who use fuel oil for oper
ation of machinery or trucks, and
for users of oil for domestic cook
ing or lighting, and
Form No. 1103-A for domestic
cooking and lighting.
High school authorities will ar
range assistance for applicants in
filling out application forms,, if
such assistance is needed.
Hours for filing applications will
be from 4 to 6 o'clock in the after
noon and from 7 to 9 o'clock in
the evening on the days indicated.
Applicants should secure from
their dealers, if possible, statements
of the amounts of fuel oil purchased
between May 31, 1941 and May 31,
1942. If it isn't possible to secure
this information the base rate as
figured by the OPA will be used.
After the applications have been
checked and ration determined,
they are sent to the local rationing
board. Ration stamps will be sent
to the applicant by mail from the
rationing board's office.
Rationing Board
Says to Save Cans
' A request has come to the Ga
zette Times to give information
relative to the saving of tin cans.
There is nothing more to offer
than was told the local board at
the bond banquet two weeks ago
by Rod Finney of the state sal
vage committee.
According to Finney's statemenet
it is essential to save all the tin
possible. When a . can is emptied
remove the wrapper, clean the
can thoroughly, remove both ends,
and flatten the body of the can.
This can be done by placing can
on the floor and pressing it down
with your foot. Then place it in a
sack or a container, keeping the
collection in a dry place. There
will be a collection campaign in
the near future, the exact date of
which has not been announced.
Regular meeting of Ruth chap
ter Order of Eastern Star, will be
held Friday evening, according to
announcement by Mrs. Emma
Evas, worthy matron.
Volume 59, Numbe46
Behind the
Scene at i
By Rep. Giles French
The governor has sent his second
message to the session and it may
be presumed that it will have some
effect on the length of the session.
Speaker McAllister thinks the leg
islators can leave Salem Sunday,
Feb. 28 after concluding a 49-day
session and it might be done if
nothing happened to complicate the
legislative processes between now
and then. Since the memory of man
runneth not theire have been com
plications, however, and for the
same period of "time speakers have
prophesied a short session. Nearly
all of them really try to make a
record for brevity and nearly all
of them fail. This being a war legis
lature there may be a chance to
make it before the usual time.
The tax program is getting on
very well, and will probably go
through somewhat easier now with
the boost given it by the governor.
It is about the only thing that ap
peal's to have a spark of controver- .
sy in it so far and now it may be
decided by general assent.
The senate is arguing a bit over
milk control having a multiplicity
of bills on that subject. The gover
nor wanted to put the milk control
board in the department of agricul
ture and Sen. Ma honey wanted to
repeal it entirely which gives the
senate three choices a larger num
ber than is usually accorded legis
lators, even senators.
Unemployment compensation does
not appear to be a major cause for
argument this time although there
is disagreement about it. Labor of
fered to do nothing if industry
would agree to do nothing too.
There was a split and some part of
the group dropped in some bills
and now the fat is in the fire, if
one may call bills in the hopper
,that. Most members seem to think
that no one would be very mad if
there was no change in the law at
this time. Certainly it is no time
to be trying to write permanent
legislation for these times we hope
are not ones on which to base
Tempers are getting shorter as
the sessioni gets along into its fifth
week. Whereas members in com
mittees used to be polite and easy
to get along with, they now bark
unpleasantly at one another over
Continued on Pago Eight
Parents Learn Son
Is Held Prisoner
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Brown have
received word that their son, Paul
is being held a prisoner by the
Japanese. This informatiion was
received during the week in a com
munication from the office of the
secretary of war.
Paul was a member of the United
States armed forces during the
was reported missing. His parents
Philippine campaign and previously
had clung to the hope that he was
alive and this news has brought
them great comfort.
Heppner Music Study club an
nounces a community sing has been
scheduled for Monday evening, Feb.
15, at the Episcopal parish house.
Singing will start at 8 o'clock under
the direction of Mrs. Edwin Dick.
This is a postponed program for
merly scheduled for January and
deferred because of unfavorable
weather. The public is invited to
attend and participate, in the "g,