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-Heppner Gazette Times, May 13, 1943
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE
Established March 30, 1883
THE HEPPNER TIMES
Established November 18, 1897
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1912
Published Every Thursday by
CRAWFORD PUBLISHING COMPANY
and entered at the Post Office at Heppner,
Oregon, as second-class matter.
O. G. CRAWFORD, Editor
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NO CONCERN OF THEIRS
From John Kelly's column it is learned that the
lower house is opposed to an ample appropriation
for forest fire protection in the western states.
An amendment by Senator Rufus Holman of
Oregon to the emergency forest fire control bill
calling for an appropriation of close to $8,000,000
for forest fire protection met with disfavor in the
House, resulting in ,a cut of $6,500,000 on the
grounds that it would be an unnecessary and
wasteful expenditure of funds. Kelly points to the
fact that most of the opposition was from con
gressmen representing the prairie states where
there are no forests.
Evidently these congressmen have not learned
that there is a war going on and that one of the
most vital product used in the prosecution of that
war is lumber manufactured from the forests of
the west, a large percentage at least. They cannot
see, because the great timbered areas are far re
moved from their vicinity, why it is necessary to
spend additional funds to protect the virgin tim
ber against possible raids by enemy planes, to
say nothing of the ordinary causes which annually
take toll of valuable stands in many parts of the
west. They have not seen the devastating effects
of a fire-swept forest and cannot visualize the
handicap placed upon lumbering in general under
normal conditions. Now, more than ever, the dan
ger of forest fires is manyfold greater than any
time in the history of the lumbering industry, to
say nothing of impairment to grazing land where
countless thousands of shqep and cattle range
during the summer.
It is hoped the senate agriculture committee
which has the bill up for consideration will take
a broad view of the situation and recomrriend in
clusion of Senator Holman's amendment. It is not
possible to commandeer sufficient manpower in
case of emergency. Able bodied men are scarce.
The forest service will have to be in position to
offer wages comparable to those paid in other
lines and there will be plenty of difficulty exper
ienced in assembling even skeleton crews.
It is safe to say that forest service officials are
faced with the most difficult season since that de
partment was organized. Natural causes give them
concern and with the possibility of incendiary
raids confronting them it looks like they are in
for a real headache.
NOT A QUESTION OF LEGALITY
Efforts of attorneys to reverse orders issued
by General DeWitt governing the segregation of
Japanese residents in the Pacific coast area would
appear to be out of place. Not that a constitution
al right is being violated, for they are acting with
in their rights. The point is that in time of war
practically every normal right is made subject to
military necessity and if the commanding officer
of a military district deems it necessary to put
into effect certain restrictions there is no alter
native. That is military law.
There are American born Japanese whose con
duct has been such that their loyalty to this coun
try is unquestioned. Just what percentage of them
may be classified as loyal could not be determined
without a personal canvas and even then there
could be no correct estimate established. It evi
dently is the belief of the military department
that due to strong racial characteristics there can
be no distinction among the Japanese. At least
that was the belief at the time th!e issue was or
dered for evacuating all coast areas. This is un
fortunate for those whose loyalty is unquestioned,
yet they must take into consideration tha tthis is
war, a very serious war, and they know full well
that aliens in Japan are not given consideration as
to rights or citizenship. One stab in the back was
enough for Uncle Sam and it would have been in
volving too great a risk to leave even a few trust
ed Japanese to their own devices. There had to be
an accounting for every one of them, either by
concentration or less direct controlled curfew reg
ulation. The attorneys are meeting with difficulty
in making a case before the courts, especially the
supreme court which recognizes the validity of
Gen. DeWitt's order as being directed by or hav
ing the sanction of the commander in chief, the
President, and it is not deemed ethical to demand
an explanation from one so high in authority
about motives for the matter in question or any
other actions taken as a matter of military
It is not likely that the Pacific coast attorneys
will accomplish their mission to Washington. In
the present situation, blood is more convincing
than Blackstone and it is scarcely probable that the
supreme court will undertake to undo what the
army has done as a precautionary measure as
long as there are substantial Japanese military
units within a comparatively few hours flying
time from our Pacific coast.
PINE CITY NEWS
By BERNIECE WATTENBURGEB
Miss Marie Healy of Portland
spent Mother's day with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Healy of
Butter Creek Their daughters, Ce
celia, Rosetta and Helen were also
there from Heppner.
Miss Janet Myers is ill with the
Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Bartholomew
and daughter of Corvallis came
Saturday evening to visit with Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Bartholomew. O. F.
Bartholomew has gone on to Mon
tana on business and his family will
spend the two weeks here in his
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch were
in Pendleton and Walla Walla Thurs
day on business. .
Mr. and Mrs. George Turner and
son of Hermiston and Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Wigglesworth and family
spent Saturday evening at the E.
B. Wattenburger home.
Mrs. Ollie Neill and daughter
Neva spent Saturday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wattenburger.
They left Monday for Hamilton to
visit her daughter, and famly, Mr.
and Mrs. Dale Akers.
Miss Helen Vogler spent Mother's
day with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Bobby Vogler made a business
trip to Spokane on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Struthers
are the parents of a baby daughter
born Friday at a Pendleton hospi
tal. She has been named Janet.
HEPPNER MAN'S PROFILE
IN ALASKAN PICTURE?
Family and friends are pondering:
over a picture in the Morning Ore
gonian May 5. It was a burial scene
in Alaska, showing soldiers holding
the flag over the casket of a depart
ed comrade. No mention was made
of names except that of the chap
lain, but on the far corner at the
right side of the picture was a fa
miliar figure to Heppner people.
Get a copy of the paper and see if'
you do not agree with us.
KELLY TAKES A NEW JOB
For a number of years the Gazette Times, along
with numerous other northwest newspapers, has
carrieid a column written by John W. Kelly, for
mer Washington correspondent for the Morning
Oregonian who later established his own news
bureau in the nation's capital. Kelly's column has
contained material of unusual interest to people
of Oregon and the northwest for it is written for
this region, giving the readers the benefit of his
years of experience in governmental affairs as
observed by keen reporter and political analyst.
Newspapers using the service of the North
western News, Inc. will miss the writings of John
W. Kelly, for he has been asked to serve the state
of Oregon in a new capacity eective secretary
ot the Oregon Postwar Planning commssion. Thus
while the newspapers lost a valuable correspon
dent, the state of Oregon gains the services of a
man experienced in legislative and political mat
ters to help put into operation Governor Snell's
plan for meeting the problems confronting our
commonwealth after the war is won.
Succeeding Mr. Kelly as the Washington cor
respondent for Northwestern News, Inc. is Paul
Dunham, his chief of staff at the capital, who,
like Kelly, is experienced with life and problems
ni the Northwest as well as schooled in Washing
ton affairs. This assures Gazette Times readers of
continued first hand, authentic information on
national affairs as they affect this area.
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one of our unexcelled Steak Dinners
and use the points saved to buy need
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J. O. Turner
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Hotel Heppner Building
FORMER IIEPPNER COUPLE
OBSERVE 50TII ANNIVERSARY
Many Gazette Times readers will
recall "Marquardsen's Department
Store" in the former Fair building,
now the Case apartments. That was
more than 30 years ago, yet on the
north side of the building a faint
trace remains of the sign, "Mar
quardsen's," reminding those who
lived1 here at that time of the en
ergetic merchant who looked be
yond his immediate horizon and
sought patronage not only from
Heppner and Morrow county but to
neighboring counties as well.
As business establishments go,
Marquardsen's Heppner store was
comparatively short lived six or
seven years, perhaps but the store
did not quit because of poor busin
ness. Rather it was because the
proprietor F. C. Marquardsen, had
the urge to engage in farming and
having a good piece of land near
Buhl, Ida., he was desirous of im
proving the property and thus real
izing an ambition of many years.
On Monday, April 19 of this year,
Mr. and Mrs. Marquardsen observed
their golden wedding anniversary
at their beautiful farm home. Be
cause of wartime conditions, a long
planned open house observance
was abandoned, but several of their
friends called during the day to
felicitate them upon the occasion.
Mr. Marquardsen filed1 a preemp
tion claim in October, 1882, on the
land which later became the site
of the city of Payette. He and Mrs.
Marquardsen were married in Pay
ette April 19, 1893. She was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Piatt. They have one son, Ernest
who is executive secretary-treasurer
and assistant to the president
of the Pacific Steel Casting com
pany of Berkeley, Calif.
MAKES TRIP TO PORTLAND
Gus Nikander took a load of
household goods to Portland Sun
day afternoon. He was accompan
ied by Steward Cole who went
along as helper, and Lila Wiley,
who visited her parents, Mr. , and
Mrs. Faye Wiley, at Hillsboro.
FORMER LOCAL GIRL
MARRIED IN DECEMBER
The Condon Globe Times of May
7 contained announcement of the
marriage of Miss Mildred McClin
tock, youngest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A McClintock of lone and
Elmer L Weitzel, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Weitzel of Portland. The
ceremony was performed Decem
ber, 5, 1942 at the home of the
bride's brother-in-law and sister,
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Brothers at
Stevenson Wash. Mr. and Mlrs.
Weitzel are now living in California
where " the former is stationed at
Camp Roberts and 'the latter is
living at Paso Robles and working
in the station hospital.
The bride was reared in Morrow
county and before her marriage
was a student nurse in a Portland
hospital. She was a members of
the class of 1940 of Heppner high
Abstract & Title Co.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Office in New Peters Building
Phelps Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Directors
Phone 1332 Heppner, Ore.
Dr. L. D. Tibbies
Physician A Surgeon
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLDG.
Rec. Phone 1162 Office Phone 492
Heppner City Council
Meets First Monday Each Month
Citizens having matters for dis
cussion, please bring before
J. O. TURNER, Mayor
M. L. CASE G. E. NIKANDER
862 Phones 262
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if you have anything to sell, tracV
or exchange. Results every time.
HERE FOR MEETING
Walter Moore of Pendleton was
an out-of-town guest at the annual
meeting of the Hardman National
Farm Loan association in Heppner
Jos. J. Nys
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peters Boil din fir, Willow Street
P. W. Mahoney
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Heppner Hotel Building
Willow St. Entrance