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8 Heppner Gazette Times, February 25, 1943
FARM LABOR MEETING
Ways and mean of putting inU
local operation the department of
agriculture's program for mobiliz
help farmers this year will be con
ing more than 3,500,000 workers to
sidered at county and district meet
ings throughout the state during
the next two weeks. Representa
tives of extension service, selective
service, employment service and the
USDA war board will lead discus
sions with farmers and farm leaders.
The Columbia. Basin district will
meet at Arlington at 9:30 a. m.
There will be enough vegetable
seeds for Victory Garden needs
this year, but there won't be any
seeds to waste through careless
sowing, neglect of a planted gar
den or attempt to garden on soil
too poor for vegetables.
FOOD RATIONING FOR
OPA announces that individuals
living too far from the marketing
centers to buy rationed food as of
ten as twice a month, may apply
to the local rationing board for cer
tificates allowing them to buy in
quantity. This will apply to many
ranchers, prospectors, and others.
NEW HOMES FOR COWS
The farm security administration'
program to purchase good dairy
cattle and calves destined for
slaughter is being expanded to cov
er additional area. All those pur
chased have been relocated on
other farms, and FSA has on hand
unfilled orders for many more.
Upward adjustments in county
J. LOGIE RICHARDSON. Mgr.
Roberts Building Heppner, Ore.
Urged to Remain
With Present Jobs
Local representatives of the pe
troleum industry today received
copies of a joint statement by Paul
V. McNutt and Harold L. Ickes,
urging men now engaged in the
petroleum industry to remain with
their present jobs, in order to serve
the war interest.
The statement followed reports
that oil company employees in some
instances had recently quit to go
to work in shipyards and other
war industries, in the belief that
the government wanted them to
The McNutt-Ickes statement fol
lows, in part:
"Reports are being received in
Washington from a few places that
oil company employees mi sunder"
stood the war manpower commis
sion's recent statement about non
"The reports are that oil, natural
gas and gasoline company em
ployees engaged in vital and essen
tial jobs in that industry failed to
report for work and instead were
seeking employment in munitions
plants or some other work they
thought was listed as more essen
tial by the war manpower commis
sioin. "Petroleum is regarded as one
of the most essential of war indus
tries and has been so designated
previouly by the war manpower
"Oil and natural gas are vital to
this war and it does not help to
win the war for men who have
long been trained and skilled in
this industry to leave their present
jobs. We wish to emphasize that
while planes, tanks and ships fight
the battles, they cannot fight with
out oil to fuel them,"
quotas for many items of rationed
farm equipment and machinery are
due soon. Increases are made pos
sible by location of considerable
amounts of 1942 machinery in the
hands of dealers and distributors,
and the allocation of additional
steel to manufacturers. Even after
increases, however, amount of new
machinery available will still be a
great deal less than last year, em
phasizing the need for keeping old
equipment in good repair.
ENSIGN LOUIS GILLIAM
PAYS HOME FOLKS VISIT
Spic and span in his navy uni
form, Ensign Louis Leonard Gil
liam arrived in Heppner Sunday
to pay a short visit to his father,
L. L. Gilliam, and other relatives
Louis was a member of a record
breaking class of 1270 new ensigns
receiving their commissiions from
the U. S. Naval Reserve Midship
men's school in New York, Feb. 17.
This is believed to be the largest
group of officers ever to be sworn
in at one time in the history of the
United States navy.
Ensign Gilliam left Wednesday
evening for Annapolis where he
will take a post graduate course.
CO TO BAKER
Mrs. John G. Parker and little
son Jay went to Baker the first
ct the week to spend a few days
with Mr. Parker, state tax com
mission auditor. Mrs. Parker and
children have been at the Frank
P. Parker home several weeks and
will return here at the conclusion
cf their visit.
IN TOWN WEDNESDAY
Mr. and Mrs. H. Harshman of
Butter creek were transacting bus
iness in Heppner Wednesday.
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l,-ft J "wiry and Gift (foods
Watche Clocks . Diamond
vpnrt Watch and Jewelry
THE RAILROADS ARE THE DACKDONE OFOFFEOSB
Friday-Saturday, February 26-27
Richard Arlen, Chester Morris
A wealth of entertainment for those
who like plenty of action and ex
Youth on Parade
John Hubbard, Ruth Terry, Martha
O'DrLscoll, Tom Brown
Reading, writing and rhythm -etic
get Uncle Sam's okay as co-eds and
cadets swing into the Victory step.
Sunday-Monday, Feb. 28, March 1
Yankee Doodle Dandy
James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter
Huston, Jeanne Cngncy, Frances
The glorious story of the great en
tertainer and great American,
George M. Cohan, and his immortal
song hits, including "Yankee Doo
dle Dandy", "Over There" and
many others. This IS entertainment.
Tuesday, March 2
Marjoric Main, Zazu Pitts, Aline
McMahon, Lee Bowman, Guy
Maiy Roberts Rinchart's irrepres
sible spipster and her henchwom
en in a heart-warming escapade.
Wednesday-Thursday, March 3-4
Kathryn Grayson, Van Heflin, Mar
sha Hunt, Cecelia Parker,
Seven gorgeous girls bring you love
and laughter in a big way.
if Buy War Bonds . . . they SITS SSI!
5f Protect your family ivith life Insurance!
Save regularly in a Savings Account!
When it's raining Duck Soup, put some of it away
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