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Heppner Gazette Times, March 4, 1943 5
SPENT DAY IN TOWN
Mr. and Mrs. Art Stefani of the
lone section spent several hours in
Heppner on Wednesday. Stefani
drives a school bus for his district
just to keep his hand in while not
engaged in producing a crop on his
big wheat ranch.
Mrs. J. E. Swanson of lone was
a business visitor in Heppner on
Mrs. A. C. Crowell and daughter
of Morgan were attending to bus
iness matters in Heppner Wednesday.
present to conduct the school at 8
p. m., according to Mrs. Emma
Evans, worthy matron of the chap
ter, who urges all members to be
The luncheon will be served in the
parish house. There will also be a
card party in the afternoon from 2
until 5 o'clock. The date is March 9.
the week-end in Heppner and Lexington.
School of instruction for officers
is cn the program for the regular
meeting of Ruth chapter, OES,
Friday evening, March 5. The as
sociate grand conductress will be
Ladies of the Episcopal guild will
observe Shrove Tuesday with the
annual pancake luncheon at noon
which will be open to the public.
VISITS IN PORTLAND
Mrs. Lee Sprinkel spent last week
in Portland visiting at the home of
her son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Vernon Scott. The Scotts
accompanied her home to spenJ
Lt. Arthur W. Bergstrom, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bergstrom of
Eight Mile, spent a five-day leave
visiting his parents last week Mr.
and Mrs. Bergstrom . took him as
far as Portland on his return to
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One of a series of twelve advertisements
aboiit the men who manage PP&L
business in Oregon and Washington
RODERICK McRAE (right) examines Newtown apple buds with Leroy Childs,
Supt., Oregon State Experiment Station orchard.. Native of Washington (educated
at W.S.C.), Rod has been with PP&L for 23 years. First worked as lineman at
Yakima, then moved up as electrical superintendent and manager through five
PP&L districts before taking charge at Hood River. Present district includes both
the Hood River Valley and the White Salmon and Goldendale area across the river.
Active in civic affairs, his present responsibilities include chairmanship of Utilities
Division, Civilian Defense Council. Two years in the army in World War I, Rod
spent 10 months in France, winding up in command of Company H, 56th Engineers.
Wondrously fine fruit made Hood River famous and electric power is used all along the line,
from the time of the first spraying until the last box is loaded safely aboard the cars, but, in
recent years particularly, there has been a definite trend toward more diversified farming. 1 oday,
PP&L electricity is busy hatching chicks and milking cows, as well as packing and processing
fruit. Diversification of agricultural products is giving the area greater economic stability just
as the much more widely diversified activities of all 12 PP&L operating districts make f or a
strong, dependable electric system. Because PP&L serves a complete cross-section of the great
Columbia Basin, users all over the system have their electric service protected agams : local
adversities, and through the years have found the benefits of business-managed system opera
tion consistently reflected in lower and lower rates.
O Ordinarily, you may never have occasion to
think of the PP&L organization as going beyond
the pleasant girl who gives you your change, the
service man who helps you out of trouble, the
lineman you see working on a pole-top, or the
District Manager whose responsibility it is to keep
your service running smoothly
Yet, the fact is that you are actually being
served by the whole family of districts. In Hood
River, for example, Rod McRae knows that he
can pick up his telephone and reach any one or
all of the 815 men and women who make up the
PP&L organization. Expert assistance from other
districts and from the system's headquarters staff
is immediately available to help solve his techni
cal problems, or to meet emergencies.
Whatever the problem, he knows "he can have
exactly the right specialists on the ground in a
few hours. Or, he can call in as much equipment
as he needs without having to buy it for one
job in his district and then support it through
To you, these advantages of system operation
mean better and better electric service. What's
more, these are big reasons why PP&L can
shoulder a tax load of more than $1,150,000 a
year, and at the same time supply residential elec
tric service at rates 43 below national average!
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