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6 Heppner Gazette Times, April 15, 1943
Washington D. C. April 14, Ev
ery egg dealer in Oregon who has
been storaging surplus eggs in an
ticipation of the season when the
hens are not producing freely will
have his supply bought by the gov
ernment on June 1. Thereafter
communities will have to depend
on their local supply. It is too
much to predict that there will be
an egg crisis, but there will be a
distinct shortage and it is not im
possible that before the end of the
war eggs will be on the rationed
list. Egg9 are now more precious
than rubies in England.
The food distributing agency is
looking ' forward to a tough time
with dealers and consumers when
the egg buying policy becomes ef
fective. It may surprise some civil
ians to know that 300 carloads of
powdered eggs were rolled into
Portland terminals to be placed in
Joe Stalin's ships and sent to Vla
divostok; that other tons have been
sent to Russia from the Atlantic
coast and that England has been
receiving great quantities. There
has been an unprecedented demand
for bulletins from the department of
agriculture giving instructions on
how to raise poultry. Orders have
been issued that baby chicks can
not be sold to the Easter trade as
this is a waste of potential hens
and eggs. Even candy eggs, the
chocolate variety, have been prohibited.
Half of all the cheese of the ched
dar variety produced in Oregon
must be faved for the government.
This quota will be sent abroad un
der lend-lease and to military for
ces. What is left will be available
for civilians under the rationing
program. The factories making spe
cial types, such as blue and Swiss,
can produce to their full capacity
as these types are not rationed and
are not wanted by the government.
Klamath farmers hove been crying
about a shortage of fertilizer and
this matter has finally been ironed
out. The government agency hand
ling the problem reports ' that Kla
math will have 22000 acres in po
tatoes this year and it has been
assured by growers that one ton of
fertilizer will produce 20 tons of
' Jimmy Byrnes, the boss of stabil
ization bureau, has fixed the price
for Oregon strawberries at 12 cents
a pound to the grower, an increase
over the 1942 price. For the chicken
growers the price is fixed at 23.5
cents a pound as compared with 18
cents in 1942, an increase of 30 per
cent. Some Oregon growers were
asking for 38 cents and complaining
that producers have been receiving
only 28 cents and recently the price
was down to 24 cents.
Hardman News . . .
For the new air base at Madras
in Jefferson county, which has
some 40.000 acres of level land with
out a rock or bit of sagebrush, the
new federal housing agency will
build 22 family units for civilian
war workers. Government has al
ready expended $2,000,000 on the
base. Madras will, according to
present plans, be the last airport
that the army will establish in the
Oregon country. A few more flight
strips alongside arterial highways
are yet to be completed, however.
These are for emergency purposes.
No tabulation has been made avail
able, and probably will not be un
til after the war, as to the number
of millions of dollars the army and
navy have spent in Oregon.
Statistics show that 710 Oregon
farmers received from the govern
ment in excess of $1,000 for reduc
ing production in 1941. From the
agricultural conservation program
these farmers received $829,449
and parity payments were $661,412,
a total for these farmers of $1,490,
861. In addition there were hun
dreds who received less than $1,000
but for which there is no .break
down. Plants for dehydrating vegetables
and fruit have been approved by
the department of agriculture for
Eugene, Corvallis, Lebanon, Salem
(two), Dundee, Dallas and Free
water. The armed forces and lend
lease program are asking for unlim
ited quantities of food in dehydrated
form. After the water has been
removed from the fruit and vege
tables the weight is reduced from
88 to 95 percent. If the dehydrated
food is then compressed it is fur
ther reduced and requires very
small space in a cargo carrier. Idaho
will have a number of plants to
dehydrate potatoes, but none of the
Oregon plants are located close to
the principal potato sources in that
Federal works agency is appro
priating $1,687 for Medford and
$1,359 for Independence as the fed
eral contribution toward maintain
ing recreational centers for soldiers
at Camp White and Camp Adair. The
maintenance will continue until
June 30 the end of the fiscal year.
By MBS. J. A. SHOTTN
J. O. Sweringen is quie ill with
Mrs. T. J. Ferril is quite ill. Her
daughters, Mrs. Lena Wilson and
Mrs. Nina Harris came to see her.
Mrs. Wilson returned to Portland
but Mrs. Harris plans to spend the
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Terry who
have lived in this neighborhood for
more than a year left for Wapato
Saturday for a brief visit before
he joined the armed forces on the
Ralph Acock of Kelso spent a few
days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Acock before reporting for
service the 14th.
Mrs. E. E. Rucker and Duane
Lathrop received word Saturday
that their brother Lee Lathrop of
Wallowa had died. The Rucker
family and Duane Lathrop attended
the funeral Wednesday.
Seven colored men from Kansas
City Mo. arrived in Irrigon Monday
and were put to work by the sec
tion boss here.
Walter Grider is suffering from
the after effects' of the flu.
The senior class of the Irrigon
high school had their graduating
pictures taken Monday.
Mrs. Carrie Barry of Portland is
spending a few days with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. McCoy.
The Presbyterian ladies aid is
meeting Thursday to quilt.
Mrs. Charles Hazelrig arrived
home from Oklahoma Thursday.
The Herbert Lilys of Cour d'-Alene-
Ida. have been visiting in Ir
rigon. , '
Rev. Nichols of Imbler is visit-"
ing the Rufus McCoys.
. Mr. and Mrs. Batie Rand and
Mother Rand were Pendleton visit
Marshall Markham spent the
week-end with his family. He
works for the railroad in the Port
Mr. and Mrs. William Potts of
Eugene spent Wednesday night
with the C. W. Grims. They were
on their way to Kelso.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Breeding of
Lexington and family spent Sun
day with Mrs. Breeding's brother,
the David Steagalls.
Clarence Amis is spending a few
days with friends ad relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Slaughter of
Portland are visiting the T. T.
Slaugters and other relatives. They
came in Tuesday.
Avery Shoun spent from Thurs
day to Monday at the Heppner
ranch and vicinity. That country
looks good he reports.
In Australia, tea is rationed at
the rate of one ounce every two
weeks to each customer.
If you haven't gotten around
JKs to buying a Second War Loan
jiiona, eiop ana muhh wuui it
would mean to you if our sol
diers hadn't gotten round to
Court Looks Over
South End Roads
By 'Mrs. Elsa Leathers
Judge Bert Johnson, Commissi
oners L. D. Neill and C. W. Mc
Namer and County Engineer Harry
Tamblyn were in the Hardman
district Thursday looking over the
county roads. Going thru the Wy
land grade they returned from
Burton Valley via Catherine Mc
Archie Salings has been truck
ing his cattle from Monument this
week to the Anson Wright ranch
that he has leased. Mrs. Saling and
daughter expect to move this week
from Galena where Mrs. Saling has
Five dollars more have been add
ed to the Hardman Red Cross funds
bringing the total to $77J21.
W. H. French was attending to
business in Heppner Monday of this
Owen Leathers and Alfred Lov
gren helped Victor Lovgren build
a stock pass on the county road
on the Harvey Harshman place
Victor has rented.
Lucille Renoe is visiting her par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Renoe,
from Portand where she has been
employed in radio work the past
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stevens are the
proud parents of a small son April
10. He has been named James Ar
thur. Mr. and Mirs. Ralph Moore and
children were Saturday visitors
with Mr. and Mrs. Oren McDan
iel from Kinzua.
Mrs. Alfred Lovgren and son vis
ited at Condon over the week-end
with her mother, Margaret Wick.
They went with Mrs. Lovgren's sis
ter, Mrs. Louis La Trace and dau
ghter and Mrs. Gene Young and
son from Camp Wetmore.
Mr. Henderson, who is with the
"state forest was calling on C. H.
McDaniel and C. V. Robe, Satur
day. Mr. Henderson is situated at
Kinzua and has charge of the John
Day forest reserve.
Mrs. Clarence Moore entertained
April 7, Stacy Ray Lovgren, Ivan
McDaniel, Roger Palmer, Freddie
and La Delle Knighten, Helen Re
noe, Ida Chapel and Lois Zornes.
The occasion was the eighth birth
day of her small son, George.
Mrs. Catherine Mclntyre under
went a major operation at St. An
thony's hospital at Pendleton Mon
day. Word has been received she
is gettting along nicely.
Mrs. Jim Hams drove her son
Vester over to Pendleton Tues
day where he left by train for Camp
A. D Inskeep and daughter Al
ene visited over, the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Dalzell of Dry
Ed McDaniel went to Kinzua family, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Adams.
Sunday to visit his daughter and jjenrv Coats, school janitor, has
been ill the past weeK witn nu. no
consulted a doctor Saturday..
Mrs. Darrel Farrens was shopp
ing in 'Heppner Monday from her
home on Middle Fork.
Women at War today are saving
for Women at Peace when the War
is won. They are buying War Bonds
as thrifty housewives, saving to buy
those handy, convenient and neces
sary electrical appliances when
their Bonds mature.
Women know that money saved
now will help win the peace, putting
their menfolks to work in our do
mestic factories when the war is
over. They know purchase of War
Bonds today will help their family
and the whole country tide over the
readjustment period from War to
Peace. . s. Treasury Department
Admission 90c, Tax 9c
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